Friday, September 5, 2014

Friends by the Garden Gate

Images:  Impression Obsession, Papertry 'Mailbox Greetings, Through the Trees'.  Paper:  SU Old Olive.  Ink:  Copics, Real Red.  Accessories:  embossing powder.
 I'm part of a great group of gals on Splitcoaststampers who have a monthly image swap.  This is the May image, so you can tell that I'm the slacker of the group!  Let's just say that summer was not the carefree time I imagined it would be....

The bonus challenge for this month hosted by Susanne was to decorate this seasonal gate.  I decided to go in a little different direction and let the gate be the decoration for the background scenery.  The gate swings open to reveal this:
here's hoping for a calm and healthy Fall so I can catch up on June through September!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hogs and Kisses for Fall

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Pumpkin Pigwit'.  Cardstock:  SU solids, GP white 100, Paper studio DP.  Ink:  Copics.  Raffia.
The weather has been scorching here, so I am definitely dreaming of cooler days and beautiful Fall colors!
'Pumpkin Pigwit', the August stamp of the month, is also in the Autumn spirit.  He was free for joining the July challenge; be sure to join the stamp of the of the month challenge so you are eligible to receive the September image!
Sketch inspiration is courtesy of  I {heart} sketch #76 with a clean and simple theme.
Here's hoping for Fall weather to show soon!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Winter Blessings in July

Digi image and sentiment:  FTHS 'Winter Friends'.  Ink:  Copics.  Cardstock:  GP110, Really Red, DP unknown source.  Embellishments:  Sakura glitter pen, Martha Stewart "Snow' glitter.
Welcome to Christmas in July!  The temperatures have been pleasantly cool, but not quite this cool!
I had to show off this adorable digi, the July edition of From the Heart Stamps' Stamp of the Month, Winter Friends.  Check out this fun challenge HERE and learn how you can receive a free digi each month.
The sketch is courtesy of I {heart} sketches #74, but I didn't quite complete the card in time to enter that challenge.  Running a week behind is the story of my summer!
Wishing you cooler weather and good friends!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Digi image:  From the heart Stamps 'Super Birdbrain'.  Cardstock:  Riding Hood Red,  Neenah White, DP unknown source.  Ink:  Copics.
 June brings us another fun Stamp of the Month courtesy of From the Heart Stamps!  Doesn't the patriotic DP I found in my hoard go well with 'Super Birdbrain'?
The set also includes several sentiments; I went with this multi-purpose saying:
The sketch is courtesy of Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #224.
Be sure to join the fun at the Stamp of the Month challenge and you will earn the July stamp for free! 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Little Birdie Told me

Image:  Pure Innocence.  Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Real Red.  DP:  Simple Stories.  Ink:  Memento, Copics.
A friend from Splitcoast sent me this adorable image; it was so fun to color! I added mini 3-D hearts to coordinate.

Thanks, Patti!

Monday, May 26, 2014

What's Up, Chick?

Digi image and sentiment:  FTHS 'What's Up Chick'
Cardstock:  Black, Neenah white, Paper Studio 'Glitter Stack'
Ink:  Copics
Tool:  My Favorite Things scallop die, Nestabilities circle dies

Welcome to From the Heart Stamps' I {heart} Sketch Challenge #68!  Here is our sketch :
The extra twist this week is an easy one -- add a sentiment!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gardens and Friends


Digi image and sentiment:  FTHS 'Whimsy Garden Fence',  Cardstock:  kraft, Simple Stories 'Summer Fresh', Neenah white.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  buttons.

 Welcome to From the Heart Stamp's I {heart} sketches #67:


 The added twist for this week is tic-tac-toe style; just choose three boxes, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  I chose the center row with stitching (on the image and DP), digi, and buttons.

Here is the inside of the card:
Don't you love the sweet sentiment included in this set?
This image is the May Stamp of the Month.  If you decided to use it, be sure to link to the Stamp of the Month challenge so you can receive the June SOTM image for free!