Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In My Heart Birdbrain



Good (late) morning!  I have a card to share using this week's From the Heart Stamps sketch, along with the twist to "Make it a Valentine".  It's a good one!  Here it is:


When I first looked at it, I thought I would make a clean and simple card....  Then I realized my image was too big, so I made it into a square.  Then I realized the pattern papers all blended together, so I matted them.  Does this ever happen to you?!  LOL  Oh well, I love the image (and the sparkly heart!) and I think the sketch is still recognizable so it's all good!

Image: From the Heart Stamps "In My Heart Birdbrain" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Baja Breeze CS, Pure Poppy CS, TPC Studio Patterned Papers
Embellie: Martha Stewart "Candy Apple" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Square Die, Spellbinders Heart Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the sketch challenge details here.  There's still time to play along!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, February 5, 2016

Project 100 Snowmen Blog Hop



Good morning!  It's time for From the Heart Stamps February Blog Hop; our theme this month is "Project 100 Snowmen"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT!


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 Faith's store.  

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

We were challenged to create a card using one of Faith's "Project 100 Snowmen" images...this was such a fun theme since I happen to love snowmen!  For my card today I have used the adorable  "Snowman Valentine".   The image is colored with pencils and I've layered it with die cuts and foam tape to create a shaker card.  (Note to self: It's a good idea to look up a tutorial instead of "winging it" when trying a new technique!  LOL  I had paper and dies all over the place...next time I try one of these it will go much quicker!)  The beads are from SU!...I have had them in my stash for years and never used them...I'm really glad I  found them; surprisingly they were right where I thought they were!  LOL  I had planned to embellish with hearts, but I went with snowflakes and Swarovski flatback crystals.  The "snowy" paper and snowflakes are reminiscent of the blizzard we had earlier this week!  The sketch I used is from Die Cuttin' Divas.  Here are some detail close-ups:




Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Baja Breeze CS, PTI Pure Poppy CS, Lawn Fawn Patterned Papers, The Paper Studio Glitter CS, PTI Acetate
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Light Siam", SU! Beads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities and Snowflake Die, Lawn Fawn Snowflake Dies, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to check out her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Monday, February 8th at 6:00 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, February 10th.

Challenge entered: 

A Snowflakes Promise: Christmas/Winter
As You Like It Challenge: Favorite, One or Multi Layer (I tend to go with multi layer as I havn't really mastered CAS.  I like the definition that comes with matting your layers too.)
Crafty Cardmakers: Punches and/or Dies
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Winter Wonderland




Thank you for hopping along with us!

Angela


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Sending you {heart}



Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Debbie has chosen our challenge and it is..."Anything Goes"!

I'm getting into the Valentine spirit!  The card I made today has no stamping...just die cuts and embellishments.  I've used 2 sets from Lil' Inker Designs to cut the envelopes, hearts, and sentiment.  I've added a button and some sequins for embellishing.  Sketch is from Pals Paper Arts.

Paper: PTI Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, and Hibiscus Burst CS, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Embellies: PTI Button/DMC Floss, Bunny Bytes Designs Sequins

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

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Crafty Boots: Love is in the Air
Crafty Cardmakers: Punches and/or Dies
Cut It Up: Love is in the Air

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New Release Tuesday



Good morning!  It's New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo...I just love this adorable bee Jodie has drawn...he was fun to color!

I found a fun sketch and used some patterned paper from my stash...I like the bright yellow paired with pink and red...it's a bit different!  The edges are rounded with the Corner Chomper for interest, I've accented the image with lots of sparkly glitter, and added a banner and some bling for embellishing.  Here's a close-up:


Image: Bugaboo "Valentine's Bee" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! YoYo Yellow CS, American Crafts Patterned Paper
Embellies: MAMBI Bling, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Martha Stewart "Candy Apple" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the new release images here.

Challenges entered:

Cards in Envy: From the Heart
Dream Valley Challenges: Valentine's Day
Hand Stamped Sentiments: Sketch #230


Simply Create Too: Something New (new release image from Bugaboo)
Sweet Stampin': Valentine
The Paper Girls: Valentine's/Love
Through the Purple Haze: Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, February 1, 2016

You're so tweet



Good morning!  We have a new sketch for you, along with a twist..."Hearts, Hearts, and More Hearts"!  You can play along using the sketch, the twist, or both...here's the sketch:


I went with the sketch and the twist!  The image is colored with pencils and I've added a healthy dose of the sparkly stuff!  I was using scraps and thought I would be able to run the stripes up and down...no such luck!  I had already colored the image to coordinate with the paper so I just went for it....  What do you think?  Does it look odd?  I've embellished simply with die cut hearts and a sentiment.  This could make a good Valentine, or even a "Thank you".

Ink: Printer, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, SU! Blushing Bride, PTI True Black, Patterned Paper (scraps from my stash)
Embellie: Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lil' Inker Designs Heart Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We hope you will give the challenge a try!

Challenges entered:

613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes (optional twist of "Use Something From Your Stash-I used paper scraps)
Crafty Friends: Animals/Birds
The Paper Players: Tic-Tac-Toe


Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, January 30, 2016

You're So Stinkin' Cute!



Good morning sketch fans!  We have a new sponsor for you at Sketch Saturday...The Paper Shelter...and since it's the 5th Saturday of the month, you can choose your own sketch!  I went with #348:


I just realized the other day that Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I havn't made a single card yet!  I pulled out this fun set from The Cat's Pajamas...it's a fun twist on a Valentine, not typical at all!  The image is colored with pencils and I've pulled some scraps from my stash and distressed them for a bit of texture.  I thought I had some heart bling in my stash but I couldn't find it...I'll probably come across it in a couple of days!  Isn't that how it works?  LOL

Image/Sentiment: The Cat's Pajamas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Signo Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Lovely Lady, and Smokey Shadow CS, Basic Grey Patterned Papers
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Making Memories Distressing Tool, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the Saturday Girls creations here, along with the challenge details.  Play along for a chance to win $10 from The Paper Shelter!

Challenges entered:

C.R.A.F.T.: Love/Valentine's/Anniversary
Crafty Catz: Kids
Jo's Scrap Shack: Anything Goes
The Cat's Pajamas: Anything Goes
The Cat's Pajamas: January Blog Hop

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, January 25, 2016

You're my Beastie



Good morning!  We have a fun, new sketch for you at From the Heart Stamps, along with a twist..."Shabby Chic/Vintage".  You can go with the sketch, the twist, or both!  Here's the sketch:


I had some new papers sitting on my table that I wanted to use...I thought the Yeti would be perfect!  I've embellished with glitter, glittery snowflakes, and bling.  This would be a fun one to send to a friend!

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Yeti" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, PTI Stamper's Select CS, SU! Brilliant Blue CS, Doodlebug Sugar Coated CS, Doodlebug Patterned Papers
Embellies: Martha Stewart "Sugar Cube" and "Mica Flake" Glitters, MAMBI Bling
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Lawn Fawn Snowflake Dies, Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We hope you will give the sketch a try!

Challenges entered:

Animal Friends: Snow
Card Mania: Winter Fun
Cards and More: Woodland Animals
Crafting By Designs: Winter, Glitter, Sparkles
Double "D" Challenge: Brrrrr! Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela