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

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scalloped Spider Treats


Hi everyone!  Today I've some really cute scalloped spider treats to share with you and a tutorial explaining how to make them.  I came across these treats online and couldn't resist making some for the ladies at work.


Here are the parts needed to make one scalloped spider treat:
  • 2 black scalloped circles (body)
  • 2 white 1/2 inch circles (eyes)
  • 2 black 1/4 inch circles (eyes)
  • 1 red 1/4 inch circle (nose)
  • 4 black large photo corner punch (legs)
  • 4 small colored photo corner punch (legs)
  • 1 Pearson's Mint Patties (body)


First we'll assemble the face.  To make the face I used one black scalloped circle for the base then added the two 1/2 inch white circles layered with the 1/4 inch black circles for the eyes and placed below the eyes the 1/4 inch red circle for the nose.


For the back I used the other black scalloped circle and two of the legs which are simply a large black photo corner layered with a small colored photo corner.  To assemble the back it helps to hold up the scalloped circle and place the legs so the tips are touching the table top.


If you need to, add a little more tape to the body to cover the legs you just added, then place one  Pearson's Mint Patties in the center of the scalloped circle.


To attach the front legs on the spider you will need to add some adhesive on the Pearson's Mint Patties.


Now you are ready to attach the front two legs.  Again, it helps to stand up the scalloped spider treat to to align the legs so the tips are touching the table top, this will help the spider stand on it's own once finished.


Next add some tape on the back side of the face that was assembled earlier and place it on top of the Person's Mint Patties.


Here is a photo of the finished scalloped spider treat laying flat on the table.


This is a photo of the scalloped spider treat standing up on the table facing forward.


And this is a photo of the scalloped spider treat looking down from the top.

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


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Purple Opulence, Green Galore and Only Orange (Stampin' Up)
  • Other: Scalloped Circle Punch, 1/2 inch Circle Punch, 1/4 inch Circle Punch, Large and Small Photo Corner Punch, Adhesive, Pearson's Mint Patties

Friday, October 18, 2013

Owls and Pumpkins


Hi everyone!  Today's card was inspired by the From The Heart Stamps Sketch #39.  The image used on this card is the Owls and Pumpkins digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


I'm also playing along with the color (orange, black plus one color of your choice) challenge at By Lori Designs.
 

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


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Owls and Pumpkins (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Haunted and Spellbound (Authentique, Enchanted Collection)
  • Other: Stitching, Cheesecloth, Black Felt Spider Web, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercing Mat and Tool, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

2014 Calendar - SEPTEMBER


Hi everyone!  Are you ready for some football!  My best friends husband is really into football which inspired me to go with a sports theme for my September calendar.  The image used on this calendar page is the Football Player digital stamp by KLM Digi Stamps.


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


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Football Player (KLM Digi Stamps)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Yoyo Yellow and Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Football Field Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Copics V09, Y08, E000, E01, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, B91, B93, B95, B97
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch and Mounting Tape

Friday, October 11, 2013

Patches The Ghost


Hi everyone! If all went as planned I'm actually on vacation as you are reading this. I've only made a couple spooky cards for the family this year and this is my favorite one. I really like how the distressed inking around the edges makes this card pop. The image used on today's card is the Patches The Ghost 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: Patches The Ghost (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: True Black and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Spellbound and Haunted Patterned Paper (Authentique, Enchanted Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copics T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, R11, YR12, YR14, YR16, BV23, YG03, YG17, YG67
  • Other: Sponge, Small Black Brads, Felt Spider Web, Black Ribbon and Glue Dots

Friday, October 4, 2013

FTHS Welcome Fall Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps Blog Hop. We are welcoming fall today as well as welcoming some new team members! 

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 will 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 our blog hop today I chose to highlight the Smiling Owls digital stamp by From The Heart Stamps.


Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday, October 7th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday, October 9th.

On to the next gorgeous creation, your next stop on our blog hop is with Kathy Curry... 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!

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


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Smiling Owls (From The Heart Stamps)
  • Paper: Dark Chocolate and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Fall Festival and Primrose Damask (BoBunny)
  • Ink: Copics YG93, YG95, YR23, YR27, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Scallop Edge Punch, Scissors, Dark Brown Button, DMC White, Sunflower Dew Drops, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2014 Calendar - AUGUST


Hi everyone! I'm here today with a new calendar page. August is usually the warmest month during the summer here so for this calendar page I went with a beach theme. The image used on today's calendar page is the beach sand bucket coloring page by Honking Donkey.


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


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Beach Sand Bucket (Coloring Page)
  • Paper: More Mustard and Sahara Sand Cardstock (Stampin Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink) and Patterned Paper (DCWV)
  • Ink: Copics E41, E43, YR23, YR27, R81, R85
  • Other: Stitching, Tearing, Small Oval Punch, Hole Punch, Mounting Tape, Gems