Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Challenge #338

Hello everyone!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 339
Anything Goes

I LOVE Bugaboo images and that is who our sponsor is this week - YAY!!!
They literally have an image for every occasion :) And when I seen this cute little cat - I just couldn't pass him by!! If your not already aware - I love cats and have 3 of them. 1 female and 2 males and they just make like more fun and interesting. And I wanted to make a bright and cheery card so I hope you like it!!
 

Image: Kidz Clowns
Paper: the Paper Studio Eat Cake
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles dies, Wink of Stella Clear, Yellow and Green, Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages, the Paper Studio Enamel dots

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week :)


 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge #337

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 338
Anything Goes
 
This week I got to use an image from The Paper Shelter. It's funny that I got to use a Christmas image as this past weekend was our Christmas in July night at our local track where my son races. My grandkids got to visit Santa and let them know what they wanted this year :) I included a pic of my sons race car as well. Or as my 3 year old grandson says "Daddy's go-go car".



Well, I hope you like my card! I like the freedom you have to use the colored image if your 'pressed' for time - or you can color the image yourself.


Image: Santa Collection
Paper: the Paper Studio Old World Winter
Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Clear, Sizzix Framelits Dotted Squares, Recollections gems, Distress Ink Old Paper, Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!


Store
Blog
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate
and 
Store
Blog
Facebook
Prize - $10 gift certificate for their online store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Would love to hear from you :)
 
Michelle

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Challenge #336

Howdy crafty friends!!!
Sorry I am a little late with this weeks post. Been a crazy busy last week or so and things just kind of 'got behind a bit' for me.
 
Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!
 
So onto another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 336
Anything Goes

This weeks image is from Digistamps4joy! I got to use a little creativity of mine own this week. We were given a bundle of images to work with and they had to do with gardening. We could use them separately if we wished. Or combine them. So I combined some together to make 1 single image using the multiple images.  I hope you like what I did :)

 
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: atyou Spica pen 12 Silver, Martha Stewart Butterfly edge punch, Recollections Gems, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layer dies
 
Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsor. Without them, we wouldn't be able to make this all happen every week!!


Prize - $10 to use in their shop
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Normally I would have my Challenge for the week posted.
 
But - due to some unforeseen issues - we are taking a break this week.
 
Hope you can join us next week!!

See you then :)

Michelle
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge #334

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 334
Anything Goes
 
This week I image was from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
I always seem to be running behind at Christmas time to get cards done and sent off. Well, thanks to this weeks image I can check a card off the list!
 
I LOVE snowman !! And this lil guy is just too darn cute!! I opted for a CAS card and something easy to mail without getting all bent or crushed.
 
Hope you like it!!

Image: Snowman at Window
Paper: Distress cardstock, DCWV Holiday Collection The Winter Matstack
Other Supplies: Art-C stamp & cut die (sentiment), Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle dies, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake punch


Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to her from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!
 
 
 

 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
and 
Prize -3 digis of winners choice
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!!
 
Michelle
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Challenge #333

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 333
Quick and Easy
 
I love this weeks theme because it's summer so between work and home it's just been super busy lately. And quick & easy was great!  I love all the different colors of irises, but my favorite ones are the 'traditional' purple ones. I have a wonderful friend who LOVES flowers and I am so envious of her yard. I included a pic of some of her gorgeous irises which I got my inspiration from :)
 
 
Hope you like it!
 

Image: Iris Flower
Paper: Authentique Latest & Greatest
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Lacey Circle dies, QuicKutz Circle dies, Ribbon Boutique Organza ribbon, and Hero Arts Gems

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to her from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!



Store 
Prize - $15 gift certificate
and
Prize - 4 Individual images of winners choice

 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Challenge #332

It's Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 332
Anything Goes
 
My image this week is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. As the say on their site "We're not your average Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!
 
They have some wonderfully silly and hilarious images for lots of different occasions. When I seen this guy - I couldn't pass it up :) I paper pieced his robe and underwear....hehe. And I also did the mug and slippers - but used pop dots on those to give them dimension. I thought this would make a fun masculine birthday card.
 
Hope you like it!!
 
 
Image: Weekend Walter
Paper: Art-C paper
Color Medium: Pre-colored image

Other Supplies: Glossy Accents, Memory Box Stitched rectangle layers dies

As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and give them some love. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!
 
 


Store
Prize - 2 Digi Images of winners choice
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Challenges:
Come and Get It ~ Anything Goes
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Challenge #331

It's Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 331
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image comes to us from one of our newer sponsors Sasayaki Glitter. This little cutie is named Sweet Lilly and was so much fun to color.
For some reason lately I am liking the pink and yellow combo for some reason. Not quite sure why, but it sure does give you that warm summery feel right?
 
I hope you like it :)



Image: Sweet Lilly
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade & Textured cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies, QuicKutz circle dies, Simple Stories You Are Here Enamel Dots

As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and give them some love. And don't forget this weeks sponsors who made this possible!




Blog 
Prize - 1 uncoloured image

Thanks for stopping by today!
Love to hear from you!

Michelle

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Challenge #330

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 330
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Bugaboo Stamps. If you have never checked them out - you must do so. They have a image for almost everything! And I got to use this cute lil birdie in a party hat! It cracked me up when I saw him. And I thought this sentiment went perfectly for this image.
 
Hope you like it!!
 

Image: Birthday Bird
Paper: the Paper Studio Eat Cake
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Stamps of Life Cake2stamp (Got Cake), Wink of Stella Clear, atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Clear Star Gel Pen, Glossy Accents


As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsors who made this possible!



 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
and 

 
 
Store
Prize - $12 gift certificate
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Challenge #329

Welcome back crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 329
Anything Goes

Had a fun time coloring up this weeks image from Oddball Art.
Liz describes her images as - whimsical, kawaii and creepy cute, I like to throw in some bubblegum Goth with a touch of glam, punk & rockabilly pinup! That's why I think these images are so much fun!!! Getting  "outside the box" :)  I hope you like what I made this week!!





Image: Norah's Dance w/Cooper and Cruz
Paper: Heidi Swap
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Clear, atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Allison Kreft Happy Enamel dots

Make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!


Store
Prize - 3 Images from their store

and





 Store
Blog
Prize -3 digi images of winners choice


Thanks for stopping by today!!

Michelle





Thursday, May 11, 2017

FTHS - Blog Hop Winners and Break

Hello dear followers and friends of From The Heart Stamps!
 
The DT at FTHS will be taking a break as long as Faith is in treatment and recovering.
 
You might be asking yourself, how long will this break be ?
We have no answer at the moment, but we hope we can be back soon. As soon as we are back and ready to start, we will let you know.
 
Please continue to keep Faith in your thoughts and prayers and thanks for your loyalty and support !
 
 
 
 
 
These are the winners of one “Image of Choice” randomly chosen on the following blogs:
  1. On Angela´s blog it´s – Marianne
  2. On Brenda´s blog it´s –  Kim Salito
  3. On Cammy´s blog it´s – Brenda G
  4. On Doni´s blog it´s – Kelly Santi (MiamiKel)
  5. On Imke´s blog it´s – Janet Sisk
  6. On Jo´s blog it´s – Diane Louise J
  7. On Kathy Curry´s blog it´s – designbydonna
  8. On Kathy Stacy´s blog it´s – Sarah Warren
  9. On Kelly´s blog it´s – Denise Goeldner
  10. On Lyn´s blog it´s – Petra (pst)
  11. On Michelle´s blog it´sKelly Santi (MiamiKel)
  12. On Ruth´s blog it´s – Brenda G
Again we have two double winners – but that´s how it can go when you comment on several Blogs !
 
Please contact Imke  (imke.ludwig74@gmail.com) with the subject: May Blog Hop and your Image request within 7 days.
 
 
Congratulations to all the Winners!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenge # 328

Welcome back crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 328
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Cute As a Button. Temps are finally starting to warm up and the next thing you know it will be summer! I am not a fan of the heat, but I like be able to enjoy the outdoors and pool/water fun with my grandkids. And that's what I really liked about this image. I imagine it as me with a drink in my hand, floating in the pool or down a lazy river...LOL.
 
I made this card on a retreat a few weeks back w/my girlfriends. We had a lot of fun and TONS of laughs. I won 3 door prizes and 1 of them was a 1/2 price retreat, so I can't wait to go back again!!
 
Anyway, here is my card - hope you like it!
 

Image: Cuddly Busty Buttons
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade, Textured cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Queen & Co Candy Shoppe enamel dots, Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Dies, Frantic Stamper "Stay Cool" die (FRA DIE-09903), My Mind's Eye twine, atyou Spica pen 02 Pink, Wink of Stella Clear


Make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!

 Store
Blog
Prize - 2 single image from their store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Challenge #327

Hi crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 327
Anything Goes
 
 
This weeks I got to use an image from All Dressed Up. It's this fun birthday monkey! I have to say - I did 'struggle' a little coloring this one. This was actually my 3rd try at it. The first 2 I tried I just didn't like the color combination I had. Third time is a charm they say! Hope you like it!!
 
 
 
 
Paper: DCVW The Green Stack, the Paper Studio Textured cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Simple Stories You Are Here Enamel Dots, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles die
 
Make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. Especially our 2 newest DT members Penny & Tammy!  
 
As always make sure you stop by and check out this weeks sponsors!
 

Store
Blog
Prize - 2 Digi images from their store

and
Store
Prize - $10 credit to the store
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle
 

Monday, May 1, 2017

FTHS May Blog Hop

 Welcome to our May From the Heart Stamps blog hop!
 
 We have a “CASE it” theme this month. Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-D (copy and share everything) from another teammate.
 
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 project - I got to "CASE" Ruth. I enjoy her cards as I love her coloring and her awesome CAS designs. Her coloring really brings such life to Faith's images. There were so many choices - but I think this one just 'grabbed' me. And very fitting, especially being that it's spring now :)

 



Paper: Teresa Collins Fabrications
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Frantic Stamper Deckled Squares die, Michaels Pearls
 
Now head over to Ruth and see what she has created! 

We are also having a link up contest with this hop. We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and “CASE” one of their cards and add it to linky collection, by Sunday May 7th. Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing. One lucky winner will win three images of choice from the store!

The hop will end on Sunday May 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 9th.

Thanks for hopping with us today.

Michelle

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mid-Week Inspiration @ FTHS

Hi everyone!!!
 
Welcome to the Mid-Week Inspiration post @ FTHS :)
 
Faith is recovering from her treatment so we are using another recycled older one this week and are revisiting Sketch No. # 2.  Since there was no tWiSt at the beginning, there is also no tWiSt this week.
 
 So just the sketch – we hope you have fun with it anyway !
 
Here is my take on the sketch!

 
 
Image: Surprised Birdbrain
Paper: Heidi Swap Wanderlust
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop edge die
Sketch: Recycled Sketch 2

 
I went very CAS so that the image was the 'star'.  Hope you have time to join us this week. We would love to see your creations!
 
Don't forget -
Use any size or shape, feel free to
  • rotate it
  • flip it
  • and embellish as you like
but the sketch it should be recognizable!  
 
 As always, a From the Heart Stamps image is required.  Please check out the Challenge Rules under the tab “Challenges.”
 
 
Thanks for joining us today!!
 
Michelle

Challenge #326

Hi crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 326
Anything Goes
Our images this week are from Paper Creator. This past weekend I went on a scrapbooking retreat! My 2 BFF's along with 2 awesome ladies we meet a little over a year ago at a past retreat had a wonderful time! This was our  3rd retreat together. Lots of laughs, food, scrapping and prizes were won.
 
This adorable image comes pre-colored which is a HUGE time saver when you want to create a quick card!
 
Hope you like my card!
 
 
Paper: Heidi Swapp Wanderlust
Other Supplies: Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Icicle, Lil Davis Designs Secret Garden buttons, Lawn Fawn - A little Birdie Told Me die, You Next Stamp Keepin' it Reel CYNS388 (Sentiment), Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Darice twine
 
Make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT.
 And don't forget - we are still looking for someone to join us. We would love to have you join our group!
 
As always make sure you stop by and check out this weeks sponsor!

Store
Prize - £10 credit to the store
 
Thanks for stopping!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mid Week Inspiration @ FTHS

Hi everyone!!!
 
Welcome to the Mid-Week Inspiration post @ FTHS :)
 
Faith is our specialist in graphics and she brings the sketches into the form you see every week. Since she is still recovering from her treatment, there are currently no new sketches.
For this reason, we have recycle old ones and our dear Lyn had the great idea to start again at Sketch No. # 1. It was the first sketch from  2013 (!).  Since there was no tWiSt at the beginning, there is also no tWiSt this week. So just the sketch – we hope you have fun with it anyway !
 
Here's my take!!


Recycled Sketch #1




Image: Harriet PigWit Mud Bath
Paper: ki Metro Garden, Vellum
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle dies, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Icicle
Sketch: Recycle #1


Remember - Use any size or shape, feel free to
  • rotate it
  • flip it
  • and embellish as you like
but the sketch it should be recognizable!  
 As always, a From the Heart Stamps image is required.  Please check out the Challenge Rules under the tab “Challenges.”
 
Hope you can join us!!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge ~ #4 Anything Goes
Creative Moments ~ #116 Anything Goes
 

Challenge #325

Hi crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 325
Anything Goes

I am blessed again to get to use another Bugaboo image!!
I couldn't resist this funny pup when I saw him! I have so many ideas on how to use him :) I thought it would be cute to make him like a bobble head. I love using those action wobbles. I cut just his head out and put it on a wobble and I have been playing with it since...LOL

Hope you like it!


Wobble action
 

Image: Funny Pup
Paper: Kraft cardstock, Core'dinations Distress Collection
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Twine, Darice Paw Prints embossing folder, My Sentiments Exactly Y500 Handwritten Sentiments, Art C Many Thanks Stamp & Cut tag, Hampton Arts Action wobbles, Glossy Accents


Make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT.
 And don't forget - we are still looking for someone to join us.We would love to have you join our group!
 
And as always - we can't do this without our wonderful sponsors. And we have 2 awesome ones this week! Stop by and check them out!


Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
and 
 
Store
Prize - $12 gift certificate
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
 
Michelle
 
Challenges:
Catch The Bug Challenge~ B-I-N-G-O (die, Player Choice, button)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Challenge #324

Welcome crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 324
Anything Goes
 
This week I got to you another Bugaboo image! As you may have seen on last post, I don't have to many Easter images. SO I was quick to 'grab' this lil cutie!! And I was trying to think of something whimsical for the saying.
 
I hope you like it :)
 

Image: BugBrats Easter 2
Paper: DCWV Spring Stack, Blue cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies:  Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, My Favorite Things Die-namics Blueprints 21 die, atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Recollections Enamel Dots

Make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. And don't forget - if you want to join us and have some sun - make sure to put DT after your name. We would love for you to join us!
 
And as always - we can't do this without our wonderful sponsors. And we have 2 awesome ones this week! Stop by and check them out!


Prize - $10 to use in their shop

and

 
 Store
Blog http://www.catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle
 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FTHS - Spring Break

Hello FTHS friends!
 
We will not have a sketch challenge this week, we are taking a week off.
 
 
 
 
We will return next week with our challenge.
 
Hope you have a wonderful week!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Challenge #323

Hello crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday and time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 323
Anything Goes
 
This week we got to use an image from Little Blue Buttons Stamps.
There are so many adorable images it was hard to choose. I am a little "short" in the Easter image area, so I decided to get this cute lil image. I also decided to go CAS to let the image be the main focus. Hope you like it :)
 

Image: Miss Lilly Bunny
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Stamps of Life Banner die, My Sentiments Exactly Y500 Handwritten Sentiments, atyou Spica pen 02 Pink & 05 Lemon, Queen & Co Iridescent Bubbles

Make sure you stop by and visit with the rest of the DT. I am sure the love to hear from you. And as always - stop and visit with this weeks sponsor!


Store
Blog
Facebook
Prize - $10 gift certificate for their online store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
Always love to hear from you!
 
Michelle
 
Challenges: