Monday, August 1, 2016

FTHS August Blog Hop



Good morning; it's time for From the Heart Stamps August Blog Hop!  Our theme is "Use Your Stash"; sounds fun, right?!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS Store.  Plus, one lucky commentor on the FTHS Blog has a chance to win a $15 voucher!

If you have arrived from From the Heart Stamps you are in the right place, if not why don't you start there so that you don't miss anything?

I've used Party Hat Birdbrain; she's colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  Don't you just love the look on her face?  She's a hoot!  I've done some simple layering and embellished with a twine/button combo.  

Old Stash: Twine, Buttons
New Stash: Doodlebug Paper, Gina Marie Designs Die (I love how the x's coordinate with the twine/button.)

Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Party Hat Birdbrain" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: B.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold CS, SU! Pink Passion CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Doodlebug Button, Divine Twine
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Gina Marie Designs Die (circle), Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Brenda's Blog to see her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted at From the Heart Stamps on Wednesday, June 10th.

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks: Favorite Designer (Doodlebug patterned paper because the it makes me smile!  Plus, I love the color palettes and the coordinating extras like buttons, enamel dots, etc.)
Hannah and Friends: Animals
Hand Stamped Sentiments: Sketch #243


Tuesday Throwdown: Happy Birthday
Watercooler Wednesday: Jean's "B" Theme Challenge (bird, birthday, balloons, button, banner)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sketch Saturday #423



Good morning sketch fans!  Today is the 5th Saturday of the month so that means you can pick any sketch from the Sketch Saturday Archive.  Don't you just love having so many choices?  I know I do!

I went with Sketch #216, and changed the format from square to rectangle.  (I've had this image colored and on standby; this sketch was the perfect opportunity to use it!)  Here's the sketch:


The image is colored with pencils and I've added lots of glitter...my favorite embellishment!  The red panel is embossed; the dots remind me of a blizzard.  The patterned paper is pearlized and so beautiful in real life.  I've added a smattering of sparkly snowflakes embellished with brads/mini brads, along with some tiny foil snowflakes.  (The snowflakes dies are from Lawn Fawn; I love the mini size!)  Here's a close-up:


Image: CC Designs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Ruby Red, KI Memories Patterned Paper, Doodlebug "Lily White" Sugar Coated CS, Gold Foil CS
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart Sugar Coated CS, Doodlebug "Lily White" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, SU! Embossing Folder, Lawn Fawn Dies (snowflakes), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls' creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along to win 3 digital images from Star Stampz!

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge: Show Us Some Sparkle
Little Red Wagon: Christmas in July
Mod Squad: Christmas in July
Simply Create Too: Lots of Sparkle
Southern Girls: Anything Goes    
Winter Wonderland: Show Us Your Gold/Silver and/or An Embossed Background

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunny Wishes


Good morning!  It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug...that means you get get this adorable image for free!  (Don't you just love freebies?!)  I've colored this cutie to coordinate the patterned paper and added glitter to her wings, antennae, and her suit.  The sketch is from Paper Craft Crew.


Image: Bugaboo "Summer Butterfly Bear-Beach" Digital Image
Sentiment: Kraftin' Kimmie
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Summer Sun CS
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Angel Dust"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here...they are sure to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Don't Worry Be Hippie!



Good morning!  I have a card to share using one of Faith's newer Birdbrains...isn't she groovy?  I've used one of my favorite color palettes...yellow and pink with a bit of blue, green, and orange added to coordinate with the patterned paper.  The image is colored with pencils and I've added some glitter "shadow" to her eyelids.  The sketch is an old one from Paper Craft Crew; I've done some simple layering and added buttons/floss for embellishing.  Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Hippie Chick" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Passion CS, Doodlebug Patterned Paper
Embellies: Doodlebug Glitter, Doodlebug Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, SU! Oval Punch, Gina Marie Designs Dies (circles), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the From the Heart Stamps DT's creations here.  Also, you still have time to play along with the current sketch challenge...check it out here.

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
A Gem of a Challenge: Animals
Craft Your Passion: Always Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe: CAS
Simon Says Stamp: Things With Wings (showcasing Doodlebug, patterned paper and buttons)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, July 22, 2016

Freebie Friday



Good morning!  It's Freebie Friday at Bugaboo...that's right, you can pick up this adorable image for free!  I love the expressions on the kids' faces...enjoying life's simple pleasures.

I went clean and simple with today's card...letting the image take center stage.  The image panel is colored with pencils, layered onto a Kraft base, and embellished simply with a die cut sun and clouds and matte enamel dots.

Image: Bugaboo "AKV Carnival-Jumping Trio" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, and Stamper's Select, SU! YoYo Yellow
Embellies: The Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Dies (clouds, sun), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations at Catch the Bug and remember to get your freebie at Bugaboo in the Friday Freebies section.

Challenges entered:

A Gem of a Challenge: Let's Get Krafty
Cardz 4 Galz: No Patterned Paper
The Crazy Challenge: Summer Fun

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer Fun + A Recipe



Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight I chose the challenge and it is...Summer Fun + A Recipe...1 Image, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Embellishments.  Sound Fun?  Good, I hope you will play along!

I combined this challenge with some others at Paper Playful...sometimes it's fun to see how many challenges you can incorporate!  I used one of Faith's adorable Birdbrains and colored her up in a bright, cheery summer palette.  Of course, I've used some glitter to enhance the image!  I've embellished with a sparkly sun and some clouds, plus the 3 buttons.  Here's a close-up:


Image: From the Heart Stamps "Inner Tube Birdbrain" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Harvest Gold CS, SU! Pacific Point CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Echo Park Patterned Papers
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Doodlebug Glitter (yellow), PTI Buttons/DMC Floss
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Paper Smooches Dies (clouds), The Cat's Pajamas CutUps Die (waves), Spellbinders Nestabilities, EK Success Punches (sun, circle), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Ruby's Rainbow DT creations here, along with the challenge details.  We hope you will play along!

Also, here is a bit of midweek inspiration from From the Heart Stamps!  There is still time to play along with this week's Sketch Challenge:


Challenges entered:

A Snowflake's Promise: Summer Time
Come and Get It: Checks or Stripes
Crafting With Dragonflies: Summer Fun
Crafty Friends: #36 Use Your Dies
Just Add Ink: Sketch #320


Pile It On: Use Your Favorite Colors (brights)
The Crazy Challenge: Summer Fun
Use Your Stuff: Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sketch Saturday #421



Good morning!  We have a fun new sketch for you to try...here it is:


I pulled one of the Fluffles images from my stash and went clean and simple.  The image is colored with pencils and the ladybugs were enhanced with a black gel pen.  The image panel is popped up and I've embellished with some enamel dots.  Sometimes clean and simple is fun!

Image: Stampendous
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, SU! Daffodil Delight
Embellies: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls' creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along for the chance to win a free Club Membership for 1 month from Happy Print Club!  In addition, they are offering a set of FREE downloadables for this challenge!  You will want to check them out...they offer some really cute stuff!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations: CAS
Moving Along With the Times: No Designer Papers
Sisterhood of Crafters: Animals 

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela