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Monday, December 30, 2013

Got Sniffles?



Good morning!  I saw a fun sketch, on Paper Playful, that I just had to try; I paired it with a fun image from Doodle Pantry and some cheerful papers.  The image was paper pieced and I've added a bit of glitter.  I've embellished simply with some ribbon and a button.

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Soup and Tissue
Ink: Printer, SU! Black Marker
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Harvest Gold and Hawaiian Shores, Echo Park
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", PTI Harvest Gold Stitched Ribbon, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button/DMC Floss
Extras: Corner Chomper, EKSuccess 3D Dots

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "W" for Whatever You Wish (Get Well)
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room: Anything But Holiday
Pals Paper Arts: Sketch Challenge
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything Goes
That Craft Place: Anything Goes
The Squirrel and the Fox: Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hoppy Christmas


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from both the Creative Card Crew and Tuesday Morning Sketches...the challenge theme for both blogs is "Anything Goes" so I thought I would do 1 post since time is a bit short during the holidays.

I've used a From the Heart Stamps image called Hoppy Christmas...I fell in love with this one the first time I saw it!  The adorable spotted frog is colored with pencils and I've added some super sparkly glitter to his Santa hat and heart, along with some subtle glitter to his green spots.  For the rest of the card, I went monochromatic to keep the focus on the image.

Image: From the Heart Stamps Hoppy Christmas
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Pure Poppy
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear" and "Pink Smoothie", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, PTI Pure Poppy Button/DMC Floss, PTI Pure Poppy Twill
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

The Creative Card Crew challenge will run for 3 weeks; you can check out the challenge details here.

The Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge will run for 2 weeks; you can check out the challenge details here.

Merry Christmas to you!

Angela

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Stocking Ants


Good morning!  We have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches; this one lets the image shine.  You can check out the sketch and challenge details here, along with the DT cards to inspire you.  We do hope you will play along!

I used a fun set from Doodle Pantry called Stocking Ants...the image, sentiment, and DP are all included...it makes it so easy to put a card together!  I've just done some layering and added brads and glitter for embellishing.  There is a dimensional in the middle of the sentiment just to add a bit of interest...I should have taken a photo from another angle....

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select, Doodlebug DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: EK Success 3D Dots

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, December 16, 2013

'tis the season


Good morning!  Mondays mean a new sketch at From the Heart Stamps...it's a fun one...I hope you will join us and try it!

I am using Holly Jolly Christmas today.  The birdbrain is colored with pencils and accented with glitter, then die cut and layered.  I hated to hide the cute DP so I've used vellum for one of the layers and secured it with brads.  Somewhere in my stash is a cute present charm, but I couldn't find it so I used a banner instead.  Ack!  Does that ever happen to you?  You have a plan, but can't find what you want....  So frustrating!

Image: From the Heart Stamps
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Blue Bayou, PTI Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye DP, The Paper Studio Vellum
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Doodlebug Glitter (yellow)
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilites, EK Success 3D Dots

Here is the sketch for this week:


You can check out the rest of the DT's creations here; as I said, we would love to have you play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: "V" for Vellum
Brown Sugar: Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: Christmas
Inkspirational: Photo Challenge (red cardinal)
My Time to Craft: Christmas Birds

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gingerbread Ants


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from the ladies at Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Silvi has chosen our challenge...she would like to see a Christmas card!  Sounds fun, right?

I went with a fun set from Doodle Pantry...there is just something about those ants that I love!  The image is pre-colored and I have added some subtle glitter to the gumdrops...it looks like sugar.  I've added some fun DP and a sentiment and finished it with coordinating brads.

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry "Gingerbread Ants"
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI New Leaf, Bella BLVD DP
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Brads (Heidi Swapp?)
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestablities, Corner Chomper, EK Success 3D Dots

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations...there's plenty of time to play along too!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Clear it Out: Anything Goes (stash item-brads)
Cutie Pie Challenge: Cute Card for a Special Friend
Sketch Saturday: Sketch

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jingle-balls


Good morning!  It's Tuesday so that means we have another sketch for you from Tuesday Morning Sketches
.  We also have a twist; this week is our judged challenge and we would like to see you use snowmen or jingle bells...or both...on your creations!

I remembered this fun Whipper Snapper stamp and thought it would be perfect...snowmen and jingle bells!  The image is colored with pencils and I've added some subtle glitter to the Santa hat and jingle bells.  I used some paper that I've had in my stash for years; I shabbied it up a bit by applying ink to the edges, then white paint, followed by a dusting of glitter.  I embellished simply with red grosgrain ribbon and a snowflake.  I also applied ink, paint, and glitter to the patterned layer of the snowflake and finished it with a jingle bell brad.

Image: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, October Afternoon DP
Embellies: Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", White Acrylic Paint, PTI Pure Poppy Grosgrain Ribbon, Spare Parts Brad
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, MFT "Let it Snowflake" Die-namics Dies, EK Success 3D Dots

You can check out the rest of the challenge details and the DT's creations here...we hope you will play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Christmas
Opus Gluei: Brrrrring it On!
Pile it On: "P" is for.... (paint...white acrylic paint)
Savvy Handmade Cards: Inspiration Photo (snowman)
Sentimental Sundays: Snowman (plus a sentiment)
Stampin' for the Weekend: Use Some Red
That Craft Place: Christmas
The Corrosive Challenge: Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, December 6, 2013

Merry Kissmas


Good morning!  Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop; we are celebrating Christmas and Winter Holidays today!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One lucky commentor will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used.  Additionally, one commentor on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Stephanie's blog, you are in the right place.  If not, you may start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so you don't miss anything.

Here is my project, using Mistletoe Birdbrains:


I went clean and simple and used traditional holiday colors.  The image is colored with pencils; I've added some subtle glitter to her fur collar, eyelids, and the mistletoe berries, then broke out the super sparkly glitter for the candy cane.  I've used one of the sentiments from the set.

Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, Echo Park DP
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

Now head over to Dee's blog to see what she has created to share with you!

Thank you for hopping with us today; the hop will end on Monday, December 9 at 6 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, December 11.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

CRAFT: Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies: Candy Stripes
Digi Sketch Challenge: Christmas
Flutter By Wednesday: Any Winged Creature
Happy Campers: Glitter It
Sentimental Sundays: Traditional Christmas Colors
Through the Purple Haze: Christmas is Coming

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Puppy Love


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from Emma at Flat Friends; for December we challenge  you to use the colors blue/green/pink.  Sounds fun, right?!

Color challenges are a bit tough for me, but I remembered this DP in my stash and went from there.  I've used the adorable Puppy Love, which is colored with pencils, distressed the papers, and added a handmade felt flower and pearls for embellishing.

Image: Flat Friends
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Soft Sky, PTI New Leaf, Jillibean Soup DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Pearls, Felt Rose
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone,  Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT "Royal Rose" and "Royal Leaves" Die-namics Dies, EK Success 3D Dots

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations to gain some inspiration; you've got the whole month to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, November 29, 2013

Be merry...


Good morning!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Are any of you Black Friday shoppers?  We have gone before, but not this year....  I was really disappointed that so many stores were open on Thanksgiving...it would have been nice if the employees could have had the day off.  I think I'm getting off track....

Doodle Pantry's December release is available a bit early, and along with that is a wonderful sale...more details to come....  Today I have a card to share using Tropical Drinks; everything was included in the set...images, sentiment, DP.  I've combined the images (printing an extra blue beverage) and added a sentiment.  I fussy cute the extra image and popped it up for dimension.  I've added a bit of glitter and some Swarovski flatbacks for embellishing.  I kept the card simple so the focus would be on the colorful image; those fruity juices look delicious!

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry Tropical Drinks
Ink: Printer, SU! Black Marker
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select and True Black, Doodle Pantry DP
Embellies: Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "AB", Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

About the sale....  Everything in the store, except for bundled/fundraiser products, is 40% off thru December 3...that's a great deal!  You can read the details here.  The great thing is, you don't have to go out in the cold or brave the crowds...you can shop from the comfort of your own home!

Thank you for stopping by: enjoy the holiday weekend!

Angela

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bouquet Chick



Good morning!  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate the holiday!  Today I've got a card to share using this week's From the Heart Stamps sketch.  The image is one of the adorable birdbrains, Bouquet Chick.

The image is colored with pencils and accented with glitter.  I've lightly distressed the DP and added some brads and a swirl for embellishing.

Image: From the Heart Stamps
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Blushing Bride and Night of Navy, Simple Stories DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Brads, Art Glitter in "Fossil", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, QuicKutz Flourish Die, EK Success 3D Dots

Here is the sketch; there is still time to play this week!


I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Sparkles
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe: Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Recipe Challenge: Glitter and Sparkle
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky: Cute Critters
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delights: Make it Sparkle
Sister Act Card Challenge: Anything Goes
Stamp and Create: Feathers or Leaves
Whoopsi Daisy: Things with Wings

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friends to the End


Good morning!  We have a new challenge for you from Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight Denise has chosen our challenge and she would like to see "Pearls, Flowers, and Charms".  Hmmm, I do have to say that this was indeed a challenge for me!  I had to think "out of the box" a bit....

I went with a fun set from Doodle Pantry, Snowman Pile-Up; it includes line art, pre-colored images, sentiments, and DP...everything you need!  I went with a pre-colored image, a sentiment, and 2 of the DPs.  After printing the elements, I did a bit of layering and added my embellishments; a "flurry" of pearls for snow, a white felt "loopy bloom" flower embellished with a snowflake charm and pearl.  It was fun to see if I could make this challenge work for a winter card!  I also added some glitter to the image, but I didn't capture the sparkle with my photo...it is pretty in real life!

Stamp Set: Doodle Pantry Snowman Pile-up
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select and True Black, Doodle Pantry DP
Embellies: Recollections Pearls, Making Memories Snowflake, Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: MFT Loopy Bloom Die-namics Die/White Felt (my stash), Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

You can check out the rest of the DT's creations here.  I would love to see what you come up with using pearls, flowers, and charms!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge: Any Sentiment
Clear it Out: Anything Goes, Add a Snowflake
Crafting When We Can: Winter
Paper Crafting Journey: Bling it Up
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Winter Wonderland
Shopping Our Stash: Christmas or Winter (stash item: metal snowflake)
The Crazy Challenge: Snowy Winter
The Sweetest Thing: Sketch
Use it Tuesday: Anything Goes (hoarded items: metal snowflake, pearls)

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sock Monkey Santa


Hello!  I'm back again with a new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.  We have a fun sponsor this week; one of my favorites...Bugaboo!

As I was looking through my images, I came across this fun monkey and just had to use him!  It's no secret that I love monkey images...and sock monkeys too...so this was a fun card to make.  The monkey is colored with pencils and I've added some glitter to his Santa hat and the stripes on the candy cane.  I paired the image with some fun and colorful DP and embellished simply with twill.

Image: Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Poppy, Doodlebug DP
Embellies: PTI Pure Poppy Twill, Martha Stewart Carrara Marble and Crystal Fine Glitters
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

You can check out the sketch, challenge details and the DT's creations here.  Why not give the sketch a try?

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

CAS on Sunday: Winter Theme
Charisma Cardz: Christmas
Come and Get it Challenges: Anything Goes With a Twist...Use a Digi
Crafty Cardmakers: CAS

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sweet Treats


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the Creative Card Crew; for this fortnight we would like to see "Sweet Treats".  Mmmm, sounds good!

I went with a cute Stampendous image from my stash.  She is colored with markers and pencils, and I've added a few touches of glitter...the gingerbread men, her apron, and oven mitts.  For embellishing I've added some mini cookie cutters and brads.

Image/Sentiment: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Tempting Turquoise, Kaisercraft DP
Embellies: Dress It Up Cookie Cutters, Spare Parts Brads, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter (gingerbread men), Art Glitter in "Polar Bear (girl's outfit)
Extras: Spectrum Markers, Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

You can check out the rest of the DT's creations and the challenge details here; we do hope you will play along!

I am also entering my card in Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge: For a Child challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trimming the Birdhouse


Hello!  Today I've got a card to share featuring From the Heart Stamps Trimming the Birdhouse image.  Aren't they too cute decorating for the holidays?  The one dangling from the lights reminds me of how I feel sometimes during the season...a wee bit frazzled!  LOL

The image is colored with pencils and I've accented with glitter.  I've used this week's sketch and completed the card with a couple of glittery brads.  There's still time to play along with Sketch Challenge #43...there is a prize involved!


Image: From the Heart Stamps
Ink: Computer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Soft Sky and Garden Green, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: Doodlebug Brads, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

C...Is For Challenge: Winter is Coming
Creative Creations Challenge: Sparkle and Shine
Oldie But a Goodie: CAS Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown: Snowbirds
Twisted Tuesday: Pop Dots and Polka Dots
Without Words: Getting Ready for Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Harvest Blessings


Good morning!  We have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches; this one is a quick and easy layout...it lets the image shine.

I've used a pre-colored image from Doodle Pantry, called Pumpkin, and added one of the sentiments.  It's paired with some fall colored papers and embellished with twill and Bella Dots.

Image/Sentiment: Doodle Pantry
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Pumpkin Pie, PTI Dark Chocolate, Imaginisce DP
Embellies: PTI Dark Chocolate Twill, Bella Dots
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots

We have a new addition to the TMS team; please welcome Kris!  You can check out the rest of the DT's creations along with the challenge information here.  We hope you will give the sketch a try!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: Thanksgiving
Card Mania: Autumn Colors
Digi Haven: Fall
Ladybug Crafts: Autumn Colors
Savvy Handmade Cards: Photo Inspiration
Stampin' For the Weekend: Autumn/Fall Colors
That Craft Place: Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, November 15, 2013

Hello there, Peep!


Good morning!  Since today is Friday, that means it's Bellariffic Friday...I used to play along about every week, but got out of the habit....  I decided it was time to play again...this week is a sketch challenge and I do love those!  I had planned to use Stella, but I saw this adorable Peep and went with her instead.

The Peep is colored with pencils and her eyes are dotted with a black gel pen...isn't her vintage style adorable?  The phone is paper pieced and I've added some black glitter to "glam" it up.  The papers are distressed and I've added a resin flower and Swarovskis flatbacks for embellishing.  (I'm not so sure I like my embellishing, but it was almost 2 a.m. and I was getting tired....)

Image: Stamping Bella
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: Cryogen White, SU! Blushing Bride, PTI True Black, Prima DP
Embellies: Prima Resin Flower, Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "Jet", Doodlebug Glitter
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz: Vintage
Crafty Cardmakers: Paper Piecing (phone)
Crazy Challenge: Vintage
Creative Knockouts: Make it Sparkle
Happy Campers: Glitter It

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Thursday, November 14, 2013

So...What's Up Chick?


Good morning!  I have a card to share using this week's From the Heart Stamps sketch...it's a great one!

I used one of the Birdbrain Chicks (my favorite of Faith's images!); this little cutie is colored with pencils and she has just a touch of glitter on her spotted tummy and eyes (a girl has got to be glam, right?!).  I put my Spellbinder's dies to good use on this card and did a bit of layering.  For embellishing, I've added some twill and Bella Dots.

Image: From the Heart Stamps What's Up Chick?
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Harvest Gold and Dark Chocolate, Jillibean Soup DP
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Pink Smoothie", Bella Dots, PTI Dark Chocolate Twill
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

Here's a link to the challenge; there's still time to play along if you would like to give it a try!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations: Use a Sentiment/Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Dies and Punches
Jo's Scrap Shack: Things With Wings
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Nutcrafters: Recipe (1 image, 2 papers, 3 different embellishments (glitter, twill, Bella Dots))
Pile it On: Show Us Your Tools (Cuttlebug and Spellbinder's Dies)
The Paper Girls: Cut it Out
Twisted Tuesday: Pop Dots and Polka Dots

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Baby Shoes




Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from Ruby's Rainbow; for this fortnight, Valou has chosen our challenge and she would like to see pink and blue.  Of course that immediately made me think of baby cards, so I made 2 cards using a fun set from Doodle Pantry called Baby Shoes.  I printed the images, die cut them, and added some fun banners.  I like how the zebra print puts a fun spin on the cute, old fashioned baby shoes.  The sketch I've used is from Sunday Stamps.

Images: Doodle Pantry
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Bazzill Bling, The Paper Studio DP
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the DT's creations and play along with us!

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Shopper Chick


Good morning!  I'm back with a new sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches...it's a fun one this week!

As I was tidying up my craft room the other day, I was looking through my stash of Calendar Chicks and realized it had been awhile since I used one of them, so I found a fun Christmas image and went with it!  She is colored with pencils and her eyes are dotted with a black gel pen.  Her packages are accented with glitter so they are nice and festive.  I've embellished simply with buttons and Swarovski flatbacks.

Image: Stampendous Calendar Chick
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Dark Chocolate, SU! Soft Sky, My Mind's Eye DP
Embellies: PTI Buttons, Swarovski Flatback Crystals in "AB"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I do hope you will check out the rest of the DT's cards and the challenge details too...this is our judged challenge and there is an optional "twist" as well...make a thank you card.  We would love for you to play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters: Christmas Sparkle
A Gem of a Challenge: Gems, Gems, Gems
Creative Creations Challenges: Sparkle and Shine
Paper Playtime: Sparkle
Sweet Stampin': Christmas is Coming
Totally Papercrafts: Razzle Dazzle, Use Glitter

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Pearls


Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the Creative Card Crew; for this fortnight we would like to see pearls on your creation.

I immediately thought of this image that I had in my stash, but had yet to color.  For my card, I went shabby chic...distressed papers, ribbon, pearls, handmade felt rose, and stick pins.

Image: A Day For Daisies
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Blueberry Sky and Pure Poppy, the girls' paperie DP
Embellies: Spare Parts Pearls, Maya Road Stick Pins, PTI Blueberry Sky Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, MFT Royal Rose Die-namics Die/PTI Pure Poppy Felt, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  I hope you will pull out your pearls and play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Bubby Zoe's Crafts: Vintage/Shabby Chick
Sketchy Colors: Sketch
Sugar Creek Hollow: Anything Vintage Goes
The Crazy Challenge: Vintage

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Operation Write Home Fundraiser

Good morning!  Today Doodle Pantry is sponsoring OWH Sketch Challenge #198 and we decided to also release 2 new products for a OWH fundraiser!

We bundled 2 BRAND NEW, just released today, products called Missing You and With Heart and they are selling at a bargain price of ONLY $5!

You can use these sets for everyday cards for your family and friends OR for our heroes to send home.  They are very versatile; the With Heart set, in particular, would also make GREAT Valentines for kids!

Doodle Pantry will be donating about 70% of the profits from each sale of the BUNDLE from Nov. 10 through Nov. 30.  If you are a big supporter of OWH and know how desperately they need monetary help and handmade cards for our heroes to send home while deployed, PLEASE hurry and get these adorable downloadable digi sets before Nov. 30 so you can help support OWH and their mission.

CLICK HERE to go directly to the bundle at the Doodle Pantry Shop.

Thanks for supporting OWH and for joining their sketch challenge for an additional chance to win a Doodle Pantry gift certificate prize!

I've made a couple of cards using the Missing You set; I used the same sketch but varied it a bit.  The pre-colored images, sentiments, and DP are all from the set.  I added CS, buttons/floss, and dimensionals for a couple of quick cards.




Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Growing old is mandatory...



Good morning!  Thought I would share a bit of humor with you on "Hump Day"...it always helps to get through the week, doesn't it?

Gus is colored with pencils and I've added some ribbon (I like the way the stitches mimic the gears in the DP) and Bella Dots for embellishing.  I've done some simple embellishing on the inside of this one:


Image/Sentiment: Bugaboo Stamps
Ink: Printer, Sakura
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Summer Sunrise and Smokey Shadow, The Paper Studio DP
Embellies: PTI Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone,Spellbinder's Nestabilities, PTI Number Dies, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Corrosive Challenges: Tic-Tac-Toe (DP-Image-Sentiment)
Crafty Sentiments: For the Guys
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: For the Boys
Dream Valley Challenges: Humor
Lexi's Creations: Birthday Celebrations
Quirky Crafts: Make Us Laugh
The Ribbon Girls: Add Stripes
Twisted Tuesday: Free For All

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Holiday Baker


Good morning!  We have a new sketch for you at Tuesday Morning Sketches...it's a pretty simple one, so I hope you will give it a try!

I decided to go with a Christmas card and pulled out a Pure Innocence image.  The image is colored with pencils and I've added a holly and swirl die cuts for embellishing.

Image: MFT's Pure Innocence "Fresh From the Oven"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, and Pinefeather, October Afternoon DP
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Sizzix Die, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

You can check out the rest of the DT's creations and the challenge details here.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Christmas is Coming
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Treats From the Kitchen (sugar cookies) 
Polkadoodles/Studio 12: Anything Goes: Christmas

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Monday, November 4, 2013

Owls On a Fence




Good morning!  It's Monday, so that means we have a new sketch for you at From the Heart Stamps...it's a fun one, so I hope you will play along!

I used one of Faith's newer images...(you get 3 versions when you purchase this image!)...and made a fall card.  The image is colored with pencils...I loved coloring their cute, little scarves!  I've embellished with mini brads and mesh.

Image: FTHS Owls On a Fence
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI Ocean Tides and Dark Chocolate, October Afternoon DP
Embellies: Chocolate Mesh, Spare Parts Brads
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

Here is the sketch:


You can check out the rest of the DT's cards here, along with the challenge details.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar: Things With Wings
Crafting for All Seasons: Autumn Colors
Digi Galore: Wings
Hiding in My Craft Room: Fall Colors
The Squirrel and the Fox: Animal Antics
Top Tip Tuesday: Seasons

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Friday, November 1, 2013

Be Merry


Good morning!  Where did October go?  Can you believe November is here? I can't!  With the start of a new month, comes a new Flat Friends challenge; this month we are challenging you to make a Christmas card.  Psst...it will be here before you know it!

I am using a new image called Mistletoe Kisses...I thought she'd be fun to color and glitter up!  For embellishing I've added a button with crystal.

Image: Flat Friends Mistletoe Kisses
Sentiment: MFT a' la modes "Candy Cane Kisses"
Ink: Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU! Soft Sky, PTI Pure Poppy, Carta Bella DP
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", PTI Button, Swarovski Flatback Crystal in "AB"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the rest of the DT's creations and play along; as I mentioned, Christmas will be here before we know it!

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Aud Sentiments Challenge: Inspirational Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: Sparkles
Digi Makeover Challenge: Use Your Scraps
My Heart Pieces: Anything Christmas
Polkadoodles and Studio 12: Anything Goes with Christmas
Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges: Holiday or Christmas Card
Try Stampin' on Tuesday: Sketch

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Doodle Pantry November Release


Good morning!  It's release time at Doodle Pantry and Laurie has added some great new sets to the shop; there is a variety of styles, so there is something for everyone.  I've got a card to share using the new Coffee & Biscotti set, which includes line art, pre-colored digis, sentiments, and an assortment of papers.  I would love a piece of that chocolate dipped biscotti right now...yum!

I've used pre-colored images and one of the coordinating DPs in the set...I think the DP has a pretty vintage look.  I've layered the coffee and biscotti, then printed 2 extra biscotti and fussy cut them; the chocolate dipped one is popped up for dimension.  I've done some layering and added some ribbon for embellishing.

Image: Doodle Pantry"Coffee Biscotti"
Ink: Printer
Paper: SU! Rose Red and Chocolate Chip, "Coffee Biscotti" DP
Embellie: SU! Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Extras: Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

You can check out some of the new sets/creations here; you are sure to gain some inspiration!

I am also entering my card in the Ooh La La Challenge: Food and Drink

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Birthday Chicks



Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop; we are celebrating birthdays today!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used.  And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

We are also having a little word search today.  As you stop on each blog, collect the special letter they have for you.  Put the letters together for a message.  Everyone who figures out the message can use it as a code to receive 50% off of one image in the birthday section of the FTHS Shop.  The code will be good until Monday, November 4th at 6 a.m. EST.  My letter for you is "R".

If you have arrived from Ruza's blog, 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, using Birthday Chicks.


Ink: printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Winter Wisteria and Dark Chocolate, Doodlebug DP
Embellies: PTI Winter Wisteria Grosgrain Ribbon/Dark Chocolate Twill, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper,.Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I pulled one of my favorite DPs from my stash and colored the chicks to coordinate; there is a touch of glitter on the green chick's pink heart.  I've done some layering and embellished with ribbon; the sketch is from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

Now head over to Dee's blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today.  The hop will end on Monday, November 4th at 6 a.m. EST.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, November 6th.

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday: Any Winged Creatures
Lexi's Creations: Birthday Celebrations
Seize the Birthday: Anything Birthday

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Witch Stella


Good morning!  The ladies at Ruby's Rainbow have a new challenge for you; this fortnight Jennifer has chosen our challenge...Halloween, or use the colors of orange/purple/black.  I had this new Stella image just waiting to be used for a card...go Stella!  (Her crabbiness just makes me laugh!)

Stella is colored with pencils and I've used a black gel pen to dot her eyes (and the spider).  You can't see it well here, but I've used glitter accents...buckle, eye shadow, star, spider web.  The image is popped up and I've added some buttons for embellishing.

Image: Bugaboo
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Perfect Plum, We R Memory Keepers DP
Embellies: Assorted PTI Buttons/DMC Floss, Art Glitter in "Polar Bear"
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I hope you will check out the DT's cards, gain a bit of inspiration, and play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

C...is for Challenge: Buttons
Crafty Catz: Spots and Stripes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Button it Up
Sketch Saturday: Sketch
Try it on Tuesday: Halloween
Tuesday Throwdown: "Witch" way to the candy?

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Survivor


I'm back again with a new challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches; our sponsor this week is Saturated Canary.  I love Krista's images!

I have dedicated my TMS October posts to Breast Cancer Awareness, so I pulled out this cutie from my stash to finish the month.  The image is colored with pencils and I have gone the clean and simple route with the sketch, keeping the SCS HYCCT challenge of "Flat is Fabulous" in mind.  I die cut some hexagons for the background and just slightly popped up the image.  I finished with a simple stamped sentiment.  This card can be sent with just a regular stamp; I don't know about you, but that doesn't happen too often!

Image: Saturated Canary
Sentiment: MFT "Have Hope" Set
Ink: Printer, PTI Smokey Shadow
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Pink Pirouette, PTI Smokey Shadow, the girls' paperie DP
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, MFT Chevron Die-namics, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

Please check out the challenge details and the rest of the DT's creations here.  Why not play along?  The sketch is a fun one...you can go CAS or add lots of layers...the choice is up to you!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox: Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
SCS HYCCT October 1, 2013: Flat is Fabulous Challenge

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Pumpkin Barry



Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge from the ladies at Creative Card Crew; for this fortnight our sponsor is Stamp Fairy and our theme is "Teddy Bear Picnic"...we would like to see you use Teddy Bears on your card.  This was a fun one!  Stamp Fairy has adorable bears, so I pulled Barry from my stash and whipped up a Halloween card.  As for the picnic...I'm sure this little cutie will soon be munching on his Halloween treats!

I combined this challenge with the Digi Sketch Challenge, which was a sketch and a 1,2,3 challenge (now that's really a challenge!).  The image is colored with pencils and Barry's eyes are dotted with a black gel pen.  I pulled some papers from my stash that are bright and cheery...not scary, and embellished with glittery bats and Bella Dots.

Image: Stamp Fairy Barry Halloween 1
Ink: Printer, Sakura Black Gel Pen
Paper: G.P. 110, SU! Pumpkin Pie, PTI True Black, Doodlebug DP, The Paper Studio Black Glitter CS
Embellies: Bella Dots
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

You can check out the challenge details and the rest of the DT's cards here; we do hope you will play along!

I am also entering my card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Cute and Spooky
Card Makin' Mamas: Trick or Treat
Come and Get it Challenges: A Little Boo for You
Craft Your Passion: Halloween
Crafting for all Seasons: Too Cute to Spook
Crafts 4 Eternity: Happy Halloween
Creative Belli: Halloween (Bella Dots)
Digi Sketch Challenge: Sketch, plus 1,2,3 challenge (1 image, 2 embellies (bats and Bella Dots), 3 DP)
Dream Valley Challenges: Halloween
Hiding in My Craft Room: Use a Critter
Love to Create: Halloween
Pile it On: Embellishment Crazy (sparkly bats, Bella Dots (20 of them!))
SCS HYCCT October 15, 2013: Warm and Furry Fuzzies
Sweet Pea Stampers: Halloween
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Trick or Treat

Thank you for stopping by!

Angela

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Locket Special


Hello!  I just wanted to share a great special Origami Owl has through tonight; if you are a sports fan or animal lover, these are for you!  Or for that special someone on your Christmas list....

Love to Play Ball is offered for $58

Love to Play Fetch is offered for $62

Both locket combos are below 1/2 price!

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Birdbath Chick


Good morning!  I've made another card for the SCS HYCCT challenges; this one is for the "Peace and Quiet" challenge...no words on the front of the card.

I thought this From the Heart Stamps image, Birdbath Chick, was the perfect image...I went with soothing aqua, but added a pop of pink!  She is colored with pencils and I've added a touch of subtle glitter to her eyelids...a girl still needs to look her best while relaxing in her bubble bath...right?!  The bubbles are nice and sparkly, but the camera failed to capture that; I've also added some iridescent ribbon and die cut bubbles for embellishing.

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Birdbath Chick"
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Melon Mambo, American Crafts DP
Embellies: Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, Ribbon (my stash)
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Corner Chomper, QuicKutz Dies (bubbles), The Paper Studio Sticky Doos

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft Room Challenge: Our Feathered Friends
Creative Corner Challenge: Femme Fatale
Fetch a Sketch: Sketch
Ooh La La Creations: Things with Wings
Party Time Tuesdays: Glitter
Savvy Handmade Cards: Gone Batty (use bats or birds)
Use it Tuesdays: Creatures (hoarded item is iridescent ribbon...it's been in my stash for years!)

Thank you for stopping by; have a super weekend!

Angela

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Faith



Hello!  I'm sharing another card, that I made for SCS HYCCT challenges; this one is for the "Many Colors of Cancer" challenge.  I chose black, which stands for melanoma.  For my card, I am using Doodle Pantry's Special Ribbons set; it has colored ribbons to represent the different kinds of cancer, matching DPs, and sentiments.  The sketch is from last week's Just Add Ink challenge.

I printed the word "Faith" on my background panel, rounded the corners and adhered it to a black card base.  The ribbon DP was matted and popped up with dimensionals to frame the word.  For embellishing, I've added a button and Swarovski flatback crystal.  The inside is lined with a white panel with the sentiment "It's not what we say that matters, It's what we DO!"

Sentiment: Doodle Pantry "Special Ribbons" Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, PTI True Black, Doodle Pantry "Special Ribbons" DP
Embellies: PTI Button, Swarovski Flatback Crystal in "Black Diamond"
Extras: Corner Chomper, The Paper Studio Sticky Doos
 
My Mother was diagnosed with melanoma last spring; thankfully she is doing well as it was caught early.  It was such a surprise as she has not been one to be in the sun a lot; she noticed a "freckle" that didn't look quite right.  When the biopsy came back as melanoma, she underwent a wide excision biopsy.  Even though I'm a nurse, this was not something I was familiar with.  I was shocked at how big her incision was!  She now has to have full body screenings every 3 months; they also recommend her siblings and children be screened too.  This is a deadly form of cancer!  Please be proactive; wear sunscreen and examine your skin for changes.

Doodle Pantry is having a Wild West Sale through October 27; all western themed products are 30% off!  You can check out some awesome cards from the DT and the sale details here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Angela