Thursday, November 20, 2014

Smiles Across the Miles

Image:  SU 'Little Boys'.  Cardstock:  Textured red, 'Fair Skies' DP.  Ink:  copics.  Accessories:  clear button.

 
Thanks to Vickie for sending this fun image for our monthly image swap on Splitcoaststampers!  This image was fun to color and try new techniques (see the dog's coat?  First time I tried this, in case you couldn't tell).  The most difficult part was finding a coordinating sentiment, so I decided on 'sending smiles across the miles' from Papertrey.

Sketch is courtesy of Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #276.  I rotated the sketch to coordinate with my image; it's such a versatile sketch that it works either direction! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Warm Friendship

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Faithful Friends Friendship'.  Cardstock:  SU  Chocolate Chip, PTI Antique Vanilla, Prima DP 'Madeline'.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  Prima flowers, brads of unknown origin. 
It's time for more inspiration from I {Heart} Sketches courtesy of From the Heart Stamps
Here is our sketch and  inspiration board with optional twist for this week's challenge:


For my card, I used the sketch #87 and elegant color combo (the rusts are her hair highlights) to showcase this new adorable image 'Faithful Friends Friendship'.
 
Be sure to stop by the FTHS blog to join in the fun! Everyone who enters a card featuring a FTHS image wins a $1 credit to the store.
  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Angel Joy

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Faithful Friends Angel Joy'.  Cardstock:  GP110 white, textured silver, GCD 'Scandinavia Jul' DP.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  clear button, silver glitter, silver-edged ribbon, clear glitter.
Just a reminder that we are halfway through November (can you believe it?) which means you only have a little over two weeks left to use this month's adorable 'Angel Joy' digi on a project to earn the December Stamp of the Month for free!  Be sure to post your project HERE to be eligible.

Challenges include:

1.  Sketch is courtesy of Freshly Made Sketches #162.
 

2.  Theme and color combo inspiration thanks to Merry Monday #134.

3. Crafty Ribbons Challenge:  Christmas Creations with Ribbon #106

4.  Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge: Make it Sparkle.  Lots of sparkle here:  the grey cardstock shines, the DP has glitter accents as does the ribbon, and I added glitter to the angel's wings, the sentiment 'Joy', and the back of the clear button.  My craft room now has sparkles EVERYwhere!




Monday, November 10, 2014

Purrfect Birthday

Digi image and sentiment:  From the Heart Stamps 'Kitten Surprise'.  Cardstock:  Textured black, GP110 white, Basic Grey 'Wassail', DCWV 'Immortal Love', DMD 'Carefree Autumn'. Ink:  Copics.
It's time for more inspiration from I {Heart} Sketches courtesy of From the Heart Stamps
Here is our sketch and  inspiration board with optional twist for this week's challenge:

For my card, I used the sketch #86 and elegant color combo to showcase this new adorable image 'Kitten Image'.

Be sure to stop by the FTHS blog to join in the fun! Everyone who enters a card featuring a FTHS image wins a $1 credit to the store.
  

Friday, November 7, 2014

Faithful Friends Blog Hop

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Faithful Friends (Free Hugs)'.  Cardstock:  textured black from unknown source, DP:  DCWV 'Juniper Berry Stack', GP110 white.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  baker's twine.

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop!

Our theme this month is Faithful Friends and our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Imke's Creations, 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.

My project showcases 'Free Hugs'.  Here is the inside with sentiments:


It also is inspired by these challenges:

1)  Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #88
2)  Color Throwdown color combo challenge #317 (ctd317)
3)  Simon Says 'Thinking of You' challenge
 
Now head over to Jo Edward's and see her beautiful creation.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 10th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 12th.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Snow Buddies

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Winter Friends'.  Cardstock:  GP110 white, SU solids.  DP:  DCWV 'Mariposa', snowflake DP unknown origin.  Ink: Copics.  Accessories:  Stardust glitter pen, SU glitter.
 
It's time for more inspiration from I{Heart} Sketches courtesy of From the Heart Stamps
 
Here is our sketch and  inspiration board with optional twist for this week's challenge:
 
For my card, I chose to use the sketch, the color combo, and the mod DP style for my gate fold card.  The biggest issue I have with gate fold cards is their inability to remain closed.  To improve this issue, I created a flap between the DP and base and also used ribbon to secure the closure:

 
This card is also entered in Bearly Mine Design's Christmas Card Challenge
 
Be sure to stop by the FTHS blog to join in the fun! Everyone who enters a card featuring a FTHS image wins a $1 credit to the store.
  


Monday, October 27, 2014

Knit Happens


Digi image and sentiment:  From the Heart Stamps 'Birdbrain Winter Scarf'.  Cardstock:  GP110 white, Basic Grey 'Perhaps' and 'Sultry'.  Ink:  Copics.
It's time for more inspiration from Heart} Sketches courtesy of From the Heart Stamps

Here is our sketch and  inspiration board with optional twist for this week's challenge: 


For my card, I went with the sketch, CAS (my favorite style!), and color combo.  'Birdbrain with Winter Scarf' has another perfect sentiment, but I couldn't quite fit it on the card corner:  "My gauge was fine until my third glass of wine".  Too funny! 


Be sure to stop by the FTHS blog to join in the fun! Everyone who enters a card featuring a FTHS image wins a $1 credit to the store.