Saturday, December 28, 2013

You Color My World


Hi everyone!  This is my last card for the year, a CAS card I created several of for Operation Write Home.  The inspiration for this card came from one of the older Color Q challenges.  I pulled out all the scraps I had in the challenge colors and this was the result.

A fun change for me... instead of stitching around the entire card base on this card I just added a strip of zig zag stitching to blend two of the colors together and love how this turned out.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sketch Flower Trio (Hero Arts), Clearly Sentimental About You (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: So Saffron, Really Rust, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink) 
  • Ink:  Chocolate Distress Ink (CTMH), Copics YR31, B32, B34, B37, G24, E08, E09
  • Other: Sponge, Stitching, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon and Glue Dots

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Very Merry Christmas


Hi everyone, Happy Holidays! This is my last holiday card for the season. I wanted this card to be glittery and sparkly so I added lots of silver. The image used on today's card is the Elf digital stamp by Birdie Brown. I won this image in a recent challenge and am sad that the owner has since closed her shop.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Elf (Birdie Brown)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red and Baja Breeze Cardstock, Audrey and Klara Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket, Dutch Girl Collection)
  • Ink: Metallic Silver Paint Marker, Copics BG72, BG75, BG78, YG91, R14, R24, R29, E000, E00, E01, E23, E27 
  • Other: Edge Distresser, Sponge, Silver Dew Drops, Silver Photo Hangers, Small Silver Brads, Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Warm Hooliday Wishes


Hi everyone! I've some really exciting news to share. I'm thrilled and honored to be joining the talented ladies on the design team at Di's Digi Stamps!!! Di's Digi Stamps hosts a new challenge every other Saturday and starting today our new challenge is ANYTHING CHRISTMAS.

The image used on this card is the Warm Hooliday Wishes digital stamp by Di's Digi Stamps. To play along you don't have to use a Di's Digi Stamp, but if you do, you can win 2 digis of your choice just for playing along in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize... our fabulous sponsor is Crafty Ribbons.


I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Warm Hooliday Wishes (Di's Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Ruby Red and White Cardstock, St. Nicholas Sleigh, St. Nicholas Ledger and Red Herringbone Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics R14, R24, R29, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, BG0000, BG000, BG01, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, G82, G85
  • Other: Stitching, Deckled Edge Scissors, Scalloped Edge Punch, Sponge, Green Branches, Poinsetta Flower, White Liquid Applique, Frosted Lace Stickles, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Candy Cane Anneke


Hi everyone!  Today I'm playing along with the December Stamp of the Month challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  This month players get a choice between two stamps: Candy Cane Anneke and For The Birds.  On this card I used the Candy Cane Anneke digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Candy Cane Anneke (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp and White Cardstock, Patterned Paper (Sandylion, Kelly Panacci Holiday Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics E40, E42, E000, E01, E11, R00, R01, BG0000, R39, R59, R89, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Other: White Liquid Applique, Stitching, Scallop Edge Punch, Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities, Sponge, Flowers, Pearls, Pearl Brad, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, December 13, 2013

Winter Post


Hi everyone! Do you have all your holiday cards created and mailed?!? I've one more card to make then I'll be ready to start mailing them, hopefully this weekend. Today I'm sharing this card with these adorable mice mailing their holiday cards. The image is the Winter Post digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Winter Post (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Red Cardstock (Bazzill), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Spicy Tea and Snow Dust Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Wassail Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T0, T2, T4, T6, T8, R14, R24, R29, R56, R59, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, E31, E34, E37, E23, E27, E29, BG0000, BG000, BG01
  • Other: Stitching, Scallop Edge Punch, Snowflake Punch, Scissors, Buttons, DMC White, White Ribbon, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Trees


Hi everyone!  This is a quick and easy card with no coloring.  I die cut Cranberry Crisp and White Cardstock using the Top Note Die then trimmed the White Cardstock so it would layer on the Cranberry Crisp. The trees were stamped on green patterned paper and cut out using a pair of scissors.  To add some dimension I stitched around the edges and added pearls for snowflakes.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Ho-Ho-Holidays (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Cranberry Crisp Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Ribbon Stripe and Victorian Walls Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas Magic Collection), Noel Patterned Paper (Studio 8 Paper, Tis The Season Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Stitching, Top Note Die, Scissors, Tearing, Edge Distresser, Pearls, White Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, December 6, 2013

FTHS Holiday Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We are celebrating Christmas and Winter Holidays today! If you've arrived here from Imke's blog, Crafting Creations by Imke, then you are in the right place but if you've just happened along, you'll want to head on over to the From the Heart Stamps blog so you can start at the beginning!

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!

For today's blog hop I'm showcasing the Cardinal & Winterberry digital stamp by From The Heart Digital Art Stamps. The branch and berries I picked up at a local craft store. To make the snow on the berries I added white liquid applique and heat set.


Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday December 9th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From The Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday December 11th.

On to the next gorgeous creation, your next stop on our blog hop is with Kathy... prepare to be amazed! So, without further ado... hop on over to her blog, Will Stamp For Wine, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Cardinal & Winterberry (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Red and White Cardstock, Wonderful and Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Chocolate Distress Ink and Copics T4, T6, T8, R14, R24, R29, R59, E43, E44, E47
  • Other: Sponge, White Liquid Applique, White Lace, White Grosgrain Ribbon, White Ric Rac Trim, Pearls, Green Sprig, Berries, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

2014 Calendar - December


Hi everyone!  I'm excited to share the last calendar page in my 2014 Calendar.  It feels so good to finish the calendars, now all I have to do is wrap them and place them under the tree.  The Reindeer used on this calendar page is the Rudolf coloring page by Elizabeth Dulemba.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Rudolf (Elizabeth Dulemba)
  • Paper: Red Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Toasty Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Figgy Pudding Collection)
  • Ink: Copics B00, YG91, YG93, YG97, YG99, R14, R29, R59, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Green Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

Friday, November 29, 2013

True Love


Hi everyone!  It feels amazing to finally get this card done.  I've had the base layer done for over a year now (probably more like two) and just couldn't decide how to finish the card.  Then I saw this sketch on Create with Connie and Mary and everything fell into place.



Once I added the strips, ribbon and button I decided to make it a wedding or anniversary card.  The image used on this card is the True Love digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: True Love (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Red and Kraft Cardstock (Bazzill)
  • Ink: Copics E000, E00, E01, R14, R24, R27, T0, T1, T3, T4, T5, T7, Y21, Y26, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Scissors, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, White Button, DMC Ivory, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Missing You Bunches


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a card I created for Operation Write Home. The card base is Pink layered with White then embossed Kraft cardstock. The image and sentiment are stamped on the White cardstock and the image colored in using copic markers. Using my black copic liner I drew squiggles around the edges of the white cardstock. To add dimension to the flowers I added some white dots in the center using a White Opague Paint Marker.



Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Long Stemmed Posies Sketch (Hero Arts), Flopsey Flowers (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: Pretty In Pink (Stampin' Up), White and Kraft Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Opaque Paint Marker, Copic Multi Liner 05 Black and Copics YG21, YG25, R81, R85, R89
  • Other: D'vine Swirls Embossing Folder

Friday, November 22, 2013

Lighthouse


Hi everyone! There's just something magical about lighthouses and once I started on this card I really didn't want to stop. I'm also hooked on using these gadget gears on masculine cards. The image used on today's card is the Lighthouse digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Lighthouse (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Night of Navy (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Henley, Bowling Shoes and Underwear Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Boxer Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Copics Y06, Y08, G21, G24, E43, E44, E47, R14, R24, R29, B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Other: Sponge, Pewter Hinges and Brads, Gadget Gears Die (Tim Holtz), Button, Jute Twine and Glue Dots

Friday, November 15, 2013

Balloon Ride


Hi everyone!  We're half way through our monthly freebie challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  This month's image is the Balloon Ride digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.  Make sure to head over and check out the fabulous DT creations using this cute image, you'll find lots of inspiration.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Balloon Ride (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Groovy Guava (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Desirable Dots, Fond Flowers and Beautiful Branches Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye, Beloved Collection)
  • Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Copics E33, E35, E37, E39, R05, R08, E02, E93, E95, G21, G24
  • Other: Stitching, Sponge, Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Satin Ribbon, Glue Dot and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2014 Calendar - NOVEMBER


Hi everyone! Only one month to go on my 2014 calendar, yippee!!! For the month of November I went with a thanksgiving theme. I'm really looking forward to thanksgiving and enjoying the traditional turkey dinner. The image used on today's calendar page is this Turkey coloring page.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Turkey (Coloring Page)
  • Paper: Really Rust (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Autumn Blaze and Candy Apple Patterned Paper (Paper Loft, Autumn Splendor Collection)
  • Ink: Copics YR18, YG93, YG95, E40, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Scissors, Rhinestones and Mounting Tape

Friday, November 8, 2013

Harvest Medley


Hi everyone! I'm a little late sharing this card. It was created for last month's freebie challenge at From The Heart Stamps. If you too missed last month's freebie challenge you'll want to make sure you check out this month's image, all I can say is AMAZING!

The image used on today's card is the Harvest Medley digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Harvest Medley (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Really Rust and Old Olive (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Fall Festival Mini Dots (Bo-Bunny) and Tim Coffee Fall Stripe Patterned Paper (K&Company)
  • Ink: Mustard Seed Distress Ink and Copics YR23, YR24, YR27, YG93, YG95, YG99
  • Other: Stitching, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, White Brads, Green Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, November 1, 2013

FTHS Birthdays Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We are celebrating birthdays today!

If you've arrived here from Imke's blog, Crafting Creations by Imke, then you are in the right place but if you've just happened along, you'll want to head on over to the From the Heart Stamps blog so you can start at the beginning!

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 am, EST. My letter for you is “A”.

For today's blog hop I'm highlighting the Mice Surprise digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


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

On to the next gorgeous creation, your next stop on our blog hop is with Kathy... prepare to be amazed! So, without further ado... hop on over to her blog, Will Stamp For Wine, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Mice Surprise (From the Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: White Mulberry Paper, Real Red Cardstock (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Concentrate and Introduce Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Infuse Collection)
  • Ink: Chocolate Distress Ink (CTMH), Copics YR23, YR27, YG91, YG95, YG97, E40, E43, E44, E47, E49, R14, R24, R29, R81, R83, R85
  • Other: Stitching, Eyelet Border Punch, Red Ribbon, Pink Heart Trinkets, Small White Brads, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

2014 Calendar - OCTOBER


Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing my October calendar page.  For this month I'm sure it's not a surprise that I went with a Halloween theme.  The image used on this calendar page is the Frankenstein Coloring Page by Coloringville.


I'm entering this calendar page in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Frankenstein (Coloring Page)
  • Paper: Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Charmed and Spellbound Patterned Paper (Authentique, Enchanted Collection)
  • Ink: Copics T1, T3, T5, T7, V20, V22, V25, YG01, YG03, YG25, TR00, YR12, YR14, YR16, YR18
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Mounting Tape and Orange Rhinestones

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cat's Out Of The Bag


Hi everyone! As soon as I saw this image I fell in love with it! It's also a perfect fit for this week's From The Heart Stamps Sketch #39. The image used on today's card is the Cat's Out Of The Bag digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.




This sketch really helped me learn not to print my digital images so large so I'm able to play with more layers on my cards.


Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Cat Out Of The Bag (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Dark Brown and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Only Orange (Stampin' Up), Cat Flowers and Small Polka Dots Patterned Paper (Deja Views, Cat's Life Collection)
  • Ink: Chocolate Distressing Ink (CTMH), Copics YR12, YR16, YR18, R20, E40, E43, E44, E47, YG23, C1, C3, C5, C7
  • Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Brown Ribbon, Blue Flowers, Pearls, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape