Thursday, December 11, 2014

100% Christmas Spirit

Digi image and sentiment:  From the Heart Stamps 'Christmas Spirit Birdbrain'.  Cardstock:  Textured red, SU teal, Martha Stewart DP.  Ink:  Copics,  Accessories:  baker's twine, PTI dotted grosgrain ribbon, jingle bells.
Just a reminder that we are almost halfway through December (can you believe it?) which means you only have a little over two weeks left to use this month's hilarious 'Christmas Spirit Birdbrain' digi on a project to earn the next Stamp of the Month for free! This digi is free with any $10 purchase at From the Heart Stamps.   Be sure to post your project HERE to be eligible.

Challenges include:
1)  Tuesday Morning Sketches #279 with extra BINGO challenge:  I used jingle bells, glitter DP, and ribbon.

2)  Color Throwdown #322:  fun vintage color combo of teal, green, red, and pink.

Don't you love the sentiment?  'Powered by 100% all natural Christmas Spirit (and caffeine, of course)'.  That is SO me!

Happy holidays to all!  I will be back in 2015 -- now it's time to make like the Birdbrain and get busy with our holiday prep!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Deck the Halls

Digi:  From the Heart Stamps 'Trimming the Birdhouse'.  Cardstock:  GP110white, SU grey, Basic Grey 'Wassail', K&Co.  'Let it Snow', DCWV 'Twinkle Glints'.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  SU Word Window punch, fine 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 used sketch #90, the elegant color combo, and the added twist of using scraps to showcase this fun snowman image 'Trimming the Birdhouse'.
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, December 5, 2014

Bring It!

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'No Snow Birdbrain'.  Cardstock:  SU Chocolate Chip, GP110 white, Magnolia snowflake DP, Paper Studio 'Happy Hootin' Holidays' dots, DCWV 'Twinkle Glints'.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessories:  Martha Stewart snowflake punches, SU fine glitter.
Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop!

Our theme this month is Christmas or any other Winter Holiday.

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.

For my project, I went with every child's favorite winter holiday (besides Christmas, of course):  the SNOW Day!  When I first saw this new digi, 'No Snow Birdbrain', I knew I had to craft this cutie!

Challenges entered include:
1) Merry Monday #137 'Feathered Friends':  a fine feathered Birdbrain!
2) Tuesday Morning Sketches #278;  sketch
3)  Just Inspirational 'Snowflakes':  both on DP, punches, and theme!
4)  Just Inspirational monthly challenge 'For the Boys':  a rare masculine card!
5)  Color Throwdown Color Combo:  silver, gold, dark brown, white
6)  Pile It On #48 'Sprinkle It' :  glitter, LOTS of glitter

Now head over to Jo Edward's and admire her creation!

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday December 8th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday December 10th.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tag, You're It!

Digi image and sentiment:  From the Heart Stamps 'Catching Flakes'.  Cardstock:  Neenah white 65lb, We R Memory Keepers 'Winter Frost', DCWV ' Twinkle Glints'.  Ink:  Copics.  Accessorites:  SU glitter, white flocking.
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 sketch #89, the cool color comb, and the added twist of using a tag to showcase this fun snowman image 'Catching Flakes'.

Challenges entered:
1)  Pile it On #48 Sprinkle It:  used glitter AND flocking!
2)  Sweet Stampin' Let it Snow: Snowman, snowflakes on image and DP
3) Creative Knockouts #65 All That Glitters:  Loose glitter for the snow and glitter pen for the snowflakes
4)  Clear It Out Challenge Winter Wishes:  snowflakes on the image and DP (which was part of my hoarded stash from last year's holiday shopping!)

Stop by From  the Heart Stamps to see all the adorable new and revamped snow people digis!
 
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, November 24, 2014

Rustic Holly Jolly Christmas

Digi image:  From the Heart Stamps 'Holly Jolly Christmas'.  Cardstock:  Textured Red, SU Grey, GP 110 white, Basic Grey DP 'Wassail'.  Ink:  Copics, Stardust glitter accents.
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 sketch #88 and the rustic color combo to showcase this fun image 'Holly Jolly Christmas.  To be honest, I completely missed the twist for this week -- woodgrain would have been the perfect accent!
 
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 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.