Monday, February 8, 2016

The Heart Bandit

Hi! Happy Monday!

Time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.

You can get the Heart Bandit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Saturday, February 6, 2016


It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To CAS.
Bahavana is our hostess
 and she chose the code word " BLOOM"

I used this really cute stamp from High Hope Stamps
called Froggy's Posey. You can findD it HERE.

The sentiment is from a MFT (My Favorite Things)
Pure Innocence stamp called Blooming Good Day.

I popped up the center panel with fun foam.
This is so easy to do...I used a die from the Memory Box
Stitched Rectangle Layers Set
 and cut it once out of craft foam and once out of white cardstock.
That way they fit together perfectly.

I can't wait to see what  "BLOOM" inspires you to create.
Our sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps  and
the prize is 3 Free Digi's.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, February 5, 2016

FTHS February Blog Hop

February Blog Hop
YAY!....I love a good Blog Hop!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog.
One random commenter will be selected on each blog
to win an image of choice from the FTHS store.

If you have arrived from Cammy's Blog 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.

Here is my project, using the Snowman Valentine.

To add a little dimension I embossed  a piece of white cardstock,
then glued it to a same size piece of craft foam
 ( old fashioned kids glue stick works great for this).
Then I ran this through the Cuttlebug with a Stitched rectangle die
from Memory Box (size 4 1/4 by 3 3/4 ).
Then die cut the circle , this way you don't have to line anything up.

Here's the inside:
Lots of room to write a special message!
 Card Recipe:
Black card base
Craft foam 
White Cardstock
Designer paper from my stash
SU embossing folder
FTHS Snowman Valentine Stamp set
small heart punch
Copic Markers to match paper

Now head over to Imke's Blog and see what she has created.

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

'till next time,

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snowman Valentine

Happy Monday!
 Time for a new sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
Card Patterns From the Heart Sketch 137
Here's my take on this sketch...and I did the twist with lots of hearts.

...and even more hearts on the inside:
The Snowman Valentine is a new digi stamp from FTHS that you can get Here.
I used the stitched rectangle layers dies from Memory Box
and the paper I found in a 6x6 paper pack called Daydreamer by American Crafts.
I love the non-traditional valentine colors.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Love You

Happy Saturday!
It's the end of January in northeastern Ohio 
and the sun is shinning and it's 42 degrees out....I love it, but it is SO not normal!

Anyway, on with  the card I would like to share with you today.
I'm entering it in CAS(E) This Sketch.
 and  Color Throwdown 
Here's the supplies I used:
 See the size difference between the "you" die cut ( black you)
and the one I used on the card?
I used the white foam sheet to die cut a "you" and then held it with tweezers 
as I heated it with the heat gun magic it shrunk!  Then I colored it with copics.

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Monday, January 25, 2016


Today is Monday and we have a new sketch at FTHS.
This week I did only the sketch:
 and here's the inside:
You can find the cute little Yeti  HERE.

I hope you can play along with us.

'till next time,

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Today it is my turn to host the challenge for Addicted to Clean and Simple.
Our sponsor  for this challenge is:
I hope you can play along with us.
The prize is a  $15 gift certificate to the HLS Shop!

I'd also like to welcome Ardyth Percy-Robb as our Guest Designer .

For this challenge 
I chose the Code Word Red.
As you can see,  I used red ink on a really old (2008) The Cat's Pajamas clear stamp 
and now it is permanently stained red but it doesn't effect how it stamps .
The tiny red star jewels are also from the depths of my stash...
it does feel good to use some of this old stuff so I can buy more! lol 

I hope you'll try your hand at making a red card!

'till next time,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Multi media

Happy Friday!

Every once and awhile it's fun to do something totally out of your comfort zone.
I'm doing that today by playing along with Splitcoast Stampers mix-ability challenge.
Check it out HERE.
I'm still not sure if I  understand "fault lines" ...but here's my take on it:

Card recipe:
Black card base
Cream cardstock
MFT Die-Namics Blueprint #13
Black cardstock
Memory Box stitched rectangles
Memory Box die- Branching out
3-D Molding Paste
Copic E11 refill 
Lawn Fawn - chit chat stamp
Here's a picture showing how I made the small panel background:

OK..that was fun!  

I hope you'll find time to try something new.

'till next time,

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lazy Cat

Check out this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
They would like us to create with critters.
Here are my two critters - Bitsy on the left and Gracie on the right.
Both of the critters are extremely lazy, so here's the card in their honor:

I used a Art Impressions stamp and colored it with copic markers. 

Hope this brought a smile to your face!

'till next time,

Monday, January 18, 2016

Copic Marker Birdbrain

Here is the card I made for today's sketch challenge # 135
I used the Copic Markers Birdbrain image.
                            you can get it HERE.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bunny Hugs

I've spent my lazy Saturday afternoon in my craft room.
Here's a card I'd like to share with you.

Card Recipe:
Red cardstock card base
White panel die cut with MFT blueprints #13
Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp-sending & wishing set
Bunny image from High Hopes Stamps
Hearts from SU -Hello Life stamp set
Colored with copic markers
 I'm going to enter this in the High Hopes Monthly Challenge.

'till next time,

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mouse Balloon

Time for another sketch challenge from

 I used both the sketch and the twist (use dots and stripes) this week.

You can find the mouse balloon image HERE. 

Hope you can find time to play along with us this week.

'till next time,

Saturday, January 9, 2016



Today we have a new Challenge over at Addicted to Clean and Simple.
Challenge  #79 is hosted by  Jaydee.
The code word is CAKE.
 This was a fun card to make.
I used the Art Impressions stamp called Deep Breath Birthday.
I just wanted the cake, so I masked off the cute fish.
The word celebrate is a Paper Smooches stamp which I embossed in black .
The picture makes it look like it has little white dots in it...but that's just the light reflection.
I colored the cake with Copic Markers 
and then stamped and cut out  another cake to use as a mask.
By using the mask over the cake I was able to lightly sponge the background
using Tim Holtz distress ink (spun sugar).
I wanted a little bit of sparkle, but the sequins looked too big,
so I used the glue pen and made some tiny dots and then sprinkled 
pink glitter ( Doodlebug sugar coating).
I hope you like it.
the inside of the card says:
everyone knows that Birthday cake calories don't count! 
 I hope you will play along with this challenge.

'till next time,

Friday, January 8, 2016

Two Challenges

I love the Holidays...however, it is so nice to get back to a normal routine.
Today I'm drawing my inspiration from two challenges.

Here's my card:

Hope you like it...
here's the recipe:
Grey card base
White front panel die cut using MFT blueprints#13
MFT stamp called Chalkboard Greetings
designer paper from The Paper Studio - Best Day Ever paper pack
orange cardstock
aqua cardstock
Memory Box- Leavenworth Butterfly Trio
Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hi there!

It's the first Monday of the New Year and time for
a new sketch challenge from From The Heart Stamps.

I love this cute little snowman in her knit hat.
You can find her HERE.
I used paper from a Carta Bella  6x6 paper pad called Warm & Cozy.
They just seemed to be meant to go together.

Here's today's sketch:
Card Patterns From the Heart Sketch 133 
Hope you have time to play along.
Bye for now,

Sunday, January 3, 2016


The challenge this week at Less is More
is to make a card using only Neutral colors.

Here's what I came up with:
and the inside:
Card Recipe:
Kraft Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Copic Markers 
Uni-ball white pen
Prisma color pencil
Hero Arts Flower stamp
Simon Says Stamp wishing stamp set

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Friday, January 1, 2016

Stuff those cheeks!

Happy New Year!

    Today's Free 4 All Challenge at Splitcoaststampers is
  to make a project using a cake, cupcake, donut 
(or anything else that is frosted) YUM!
Here's what I came up with:
 Card Recipe:
Stampingbella -Birthday Hamster
momento tuxedo black ink
Copic Markers
BoBunny double dot paper
Doodlebug pink sugar coating (glitter)

Have fun today!

'till next time,

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It Moose be Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve!
I'd like to share this card with you and wish you all 
a very Merry Christmas.

One of my favorite card designers is Kim O'Connell, so when  I 
got this cute moose stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs I had
to CASE (copy and share everything) her  cute tag.
Check out her tag by clicking HERE
Here's another card from that stamp set:
Thanks for stopping by.D

'till next time,

Monday, December 21, 2015

Jingle Bell Birdbrain

It's sketch time at From The Heart Stamps.
I used the Jingle Bell Birdbrain Chick digi stamp. You can find it HERE.
Today's sketch:
Sketch 132 
Thanks for stopping by ...the next sketch challenge at FTHS will be Jan. 4th.
Enjoy the holidays,

Monday, December 14, 2015

Toboggan Ride

Happy Monday!
This is the card I made for today's
 sketch challenge at  From The Heart Stamps blog.
I did both the sketch and the twist this week!

This cute little digi stamp is called Toboggan ride and you can find it HERE.

Here's the card recipe:
white card blank
designer paper (from my stash-blue shades ,green shades, smudgy snowflake images)
solid matching blue cardstock for matting the image panel
white cardstock 3 1/8" by 4 1/4" for the image panel and some scraps to cut hills from
falling snow stencil from Simon Says Stamp
3-D molding paste 
super fine white glitter
Quickie glue pen
Copic Markers
Metal snowflake brad from my stash

Here's the sketch:
Sketch 131 
Hope  you can join us this week!

'till next time,

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Birthday Wishes

Today I would like to share with you
a card I made to play along with 

That was fun!
I used a digi stamp from From The Heart Stamps 
that you can find HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Less is More

  Less is More  is having a Color Challenge this week
and the colors are Green & Blue.
 Love these colors!
card recipe:
Blue card base
strip of blue designer paper from my stash
stamp (birthday word) from Stamping Bella
white cardstock for matting
white embossing powder 
Happy die from Whimsey Stamps
Lime green cardstock
tiny stars die (Holiday Shapes) from Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, December 7, 2015


Happy Monday!

This is today's sketch at From the Heart Stamps.
Sketch 130 
 Here's what I made using just the sketch:
I used the  Snowman Medley digi stamp that you can find Here.
This stamp has a trio of sweet snowman. For this card I just
 used the one image and made it the size I needed...that's why I love digi stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Saturday, December 5, 2015


The Christmas season is upon us,
which is why I was so excited to see that Sarah G. selected
the code word JOY for Challenge # 78 at Addicted To CAS.
You can check out the design team cards and join in the challenge HERE.
I fell in love with this Joy Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts when I first saw it, however
every place I tried to order it said it was out of frustrating.
While I was still moaning and groaning about not being able to get it,
my darling daughter Jennifer found it at and had it sent to me as
a early Christmas gift.  YEA!
Since this is a pretty simple design, I wanted to add some interest by adding dimension,
so I cut the word out of a foam sheet and one out of white sparkle paper.
maybe this will show better what I mean:
That's a lot easier than cutting four or five layers.
The little green holly leaves were cut the same way
using an Impression Obsession die (DIE023-X).
Then I colored the edges of the white foam with a green marker.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,