Monday, February 29, 2016

Just Relax

Welcome to Sketch Challenge #141 at FROM THE HEART STAMPS.

This was a fun one!Here's the sketch:
and my card:

and the inside:

If you can think of a sentiment for the inside let me know...I came up blank!

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Thursday, February 25, 2016

How have you bean?

It's snowing outside, but I'm thinking SPRING!
So, here's today's card:

  I'm entering this card in the 
February challenge over at Paper Smooches entitled Fun & Cute
 "Anything goes for this challenge as long as it it fun & cute!" 

I used the Paper Smooches stamp set called Spring Fling.
The cute striped paper is from a 
Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad called " hello sunshine".
And of course, colored with my Copics.

In case you're's how I store my markers:

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

when life gets stormy

It's wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps.
Here's the card I made. I'll be sending it out today to a good friend 
who's husband just received some very serious health news .

This also works for Challenge #319 Amethyst from the
Kraftin' Kimmie Weekly Saturday Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

'till nest time,

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

HLM Christmas Challenge


I chose the diagonal: pink, sentiment, red.

 card recipe:
white A2 card base
really cool designer paper from years ago
die cut - merry -from Hero Arts
Christmas  from Happy Little Stampers-
Mixed Christmas Sentiments
Doodle Bug -pink sprinkles 

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

Monday, February 22, 2016



Monday means a new sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.
I'm doing just the sketch this week.

Here's the inside:

I really let my weird sense of humor slip out with this card.
Hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for stopping by and I really do look forward to your comments!

'till next time,

Saturday, February 20, 2016


Time for Challenge #82 from Addicted To CAS

Here's my take on this code word:

Here's what I did on the inside with plenty of room to write a message
and of course the new address.

Here's what I used:
yellow card base
designer paper from my stash(unknown supplier)
jillibean soup clear stamps - home tweet home
MFT Die-namics - stitched rounded rectangle stax

Thanks for stopping by today.

'till next time,

Monday, February 15, 2016

Martini Chicks

Here's my card for today's challenge at From The Heart Stamps.
I used both the sketch and the twist ( Use a number)
This image cracks me up! You can find it HERE.
I had fun coloring this image...especially making his eyes look bloodshot!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sending prayers and love

Hope everyone is staying warm.

Today I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch

                                                               Here's the sketch:

 I used an embossed resist technique with my watercolors on the background . 
Card Recipe:
Simon Says Stamp - lattice grid background
Simon Says Stamp- sending happy thoughts stamp set and matching die
White detail embossing powder
white cardstock
 dark green cardstock

Thanks for stopping by.

'till next time,

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,