Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FTHS Mid-Week Inspiration

Time for another inspirational post at From The Heart Stamps!
So, how are you doing on your Christmas cards? Me? Well, I have a few started, but really need to get on them. I am hoping this long weekend to get caught up on a few things. Like the sentiment says:
The holidays are always so HECTIC!!!
Ahhh, deep breath....I can do this :)
Here is my card for this week. I incorporated the weekly sketch challenge as well into my card. And this is my first time making a cloud background behind my image. I watched a couple of tutorials on YouTube and decided to give it a shot. I just thought he needed something going on behind him. The clouds turned out ok for my first time. I will keep trying - practice makes perfect RIGHT!

Image: Deck The Halls Birdbrain
Paper: American Crafts ~ Merrymint
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Viva Pearl Pen ~ Chrome Silver, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Gelly Roll Clear star pen
I hope you can take some time out this weekend and join us for 1 or more of our challenges. We really enjoy seeing what you create!!
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Fab 'n' Funky ~ #283 Christmas
Craft Your Passion ~ #289 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers ~ #98 Anything Goes

Challenge #255

Hi crafty friends!!
Welcome back for another challenge @ Penny's!
This weeks challenge is:
Challenge #255
Use Something From Your Stash
I got to use the adorable image from Inky Impressions.
Image: Angelica's Sled
Paper: Bo Bunny ~ Altitude Collection
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: atyou Spica pens 02 Pink, 08 Turquoise, Gelly Roll Clear Start pen, Viva Pearl Pen  ~ Ice white, Stickels ~ Star Dust , Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Martha Stewart Artic & Alpine snowflake punches, Recollections Pearls

What I used from my stash was my Stickles, Snowflakes and Pearl pen. I have a small box full of Stickles and always seem to forget about using them. As well as a couple of pearl pens in a few different colors. And then my snowflakes. I always punch out a bunch ahead of time and them grab them as I need them. And it so happened that I both a blue and white one for this card!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FTHS Mid-Week Inspiration

Welcome to another mid-week inspiration post @ FTHS!

This week I used one of Faith's Project 100 Snowmen. This little cutie is No 7 in the Project 100 collection. Also, one of the wonderful DT gals Imke has a giveaway going on right now. Hop over to her Blog and tell her which of Faith´s Snowmen is your favorite so far. The winner will be announced on Friday November 20th on Imke´s blog
Here is my creation. At first I wasn't sure I wanted to do this week twist along with the sketch. Lots of white is along the same line as CAS cards for me. I struggle a little as I always want to add something more! But I do have to say I kinda like how this one turned out. So clean and 'crisp' looking, but yet a little on the elegant side.

Image: Snowman Greeting
Paper: White cardstock
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Recollections Gems, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable die
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And join us for either our weekly sketch challenge or SOTM challenge.
We love seeing your creations!

Challenge #254

Wednesday and time for another challenge @ Penny's!!

Challenge #254
Anything Goes

Bugaboo was one of the first digi's that I got into. I had this one in my stash just waiting to use it. And I thought the DP with all the circles look liked bubbles like on the digi! So I kind of kept 'rolling' with the theme (round glitter dots, round border punch, buttons). I also paper pieced & added pop dots to the sentiment and the fish to make them 'pop' a little more. And when applying the Glossy Accents on the eyes, I tried to flatten it out more. Then when I did the bubbles, I tried to round them more like actual bubbles. It's hard to see on here but it turn out pretty well!
Paper: My Mind's Eye PartyTime by Christy Lyle, blue cardstock
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica markers, 18 Baby Blue, 04 Orange, 05 Lemon, 15 Peach, 01 Lavender, 03 Red, 06 Melon, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Other Supplies: Buttons, ekTools Swiss Cheese Edger punch, Glossy Accents, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable die, Inkssentials Enamel Accents White, Doodlebug Sprinkles Lily White Glitter

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

FTHS Midweek Inspiration

Happy Hump Day
Back again for some inspiration @ FTHS !!
I couldn't resist using this cute little Project 100 Snowman.
Isn't he/she just adorable blowing kisses your way?
Faith has a lot of adorable images in the store right now.
Snowmen, turkey, birdbrains and a Yeti!
Yes, I said a Yeti - you have to check him out.
Here is my inspiration based off of this week sketch  

Image: Blowing Kisses
Paper: the Paper Studio ~ Old World Winter
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles die, Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackable die, Doodlebug Designs Glitter Sprinkle ~ Lily White, Martha Stewart Alpine Snowflake punch

Did you get to join us for our monthly blog hop? I hope so, it was fun.
You can also check out our SOTM (Stamp of the Month) challenge going on as well.
Please join us as we would love to see what you create with this amazing images!
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenge #253

It's Wednesday and time for another challenge @ Penny's!!

This weeks challenge is:

Challenge 253
 Use 3 of something
This can be images, embellishments etc

I found this cute set of 3 penguins over at Sparkle N Sprinkle. These images come individually in the set, but I merged them in my Photoshop program. Then I used 3 small rhinestone gems, and 3 medium sized rhinestone gems. Ok, I know technically that is 6 gemstones, but I did 3 of each size right...LOL! Such a cute little family :)

Image: Penguin Trio
Paper: Kraft cardstock, the Paper Studio ~ Old World Christmas
Coloring Medium: Pre-colored image
Other Supplies: American Crafts Twine ~ Sage & Red, Recollections Snowflake brad, Stickles ~ Star Dust, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch, Smooch Glitz ~ Frost  

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Friday, November 6, 2015

FTHS November Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop.
Our theme this month is CAS and Over the Top!!
Each DT member was to make 2 cards with the same image.
(1) very CAS (clean and simple)
(1) Over the Top - w/embellishments, multiple layers, etc
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.
If you have arrived from Lyn, you are in the right place. If not, why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog so you don’t miss anything.
Here is my CAS

Paper: White, green and white shimmer card stock
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica pen 05 Lemon
Other Supplies: Smooch Glitz~Frost, Distress Ink ~ Old Paper

Here is my Over The Top
Image: In The Meadow
Paper: DCWV Holiday Collection (The Christmas Stack), pink, blue and white shimmer card stock
Coloring Medium: Copics, atyou Spica pen 05 Lemon, 06 Melon
Other Supplies: Sequins, Distress Ink ~ Old Paper, Recollections bling

I know I probably could have went more over the top on the one card, but I thought it looked pretty good as is. I also use this weeks sketch as an inspiration as well.
Now head over to Ruth and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 9th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 11th.
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Little Red Wagon ~ #314 Mix it Up (3 patterned papers)
The Corrosive Challenge ~ #237 Add a Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More ~ #169 Clean and Simple

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Challenge #252

Welcome back crafty friends for another challenge at
Penny's!! Can you believe it's November already?
Anyway, on to this weeks challenge.
Challenge 252
Theme - Monochromatic

I got to use this cute lil fairy from Little Blue Button stamps. I thought she would make a terrific birthday card for a girl. It's hard to see on the picture, but I have the wings covered in Smooch Glitz for a little sparkle! And I lightly "dusted" it on the roses as well for a little more sparkle :)
Paper: White and pick cardstock
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large & Lacey Ovals, Celebrate It Pink ribbon, Smooch Glitz Frost, Recollections Frosted gems
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