Saturday, August 20, 2016


It's my turn to host the challenge at Addicted to Clean and Simple.
I chose the code word "SILHOUETTE"
Here's the card I made:
I started  out by playing with watercolors on Canson watercolor paper.
I used Distress Ink (mermaid lagoon) and stamped it onto an acrylic block
then used a water brush to make a puddle . 
Then I just made pretty blue messes on a couple of 
pieces of paper!
I liked this blue splotch the best then I stamped ( after it dried)
  images from Inkadinkado( meadow) and sentiments from
Stampin' Up (Hello Life).

Here's the other tries...I'll save them, ya never know! lol
 I hope this inspires you to get messy with silhouettes!

'till next time.

Monday, August 15, 2016


It's time for another sketch challenge 

You can get this cute birdbrain image HERE.
I switched the design to the left side because it worked better with the image I chose.
Colored it with copics and added a die cut sun (from W plus 9).

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Saturday, August 13, 2016


The card I made today was inspired by a card made by Taheerah.
I loved her background but she didn't say how she made it so I had to wing it!
This card is going to a die hard Dr. Who fan!
so , to get the swirl effect I cut my own stencil: 
I didn't have plastic, so I drew the swirls on white cardstock 
and the covered the whole thing with scotch tape before I cut parts
of it out with my exato knife.

Then I started with light lavender paper and added distress inks:
                                   I sprinkled some water on it and cut the panel to card size

To make the Tardis  I used the phone booth stamp from the Newton's Nook stamp
called Newton Dreams of London.
Finishing touches were to add some custom white pen work to the phone booth and 
then some purple and blue glitter because everything looks better with glitter!

Hope you have a great weekend!

'till next time,

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Welcome to a new code word from
 Here's what I came up with:

Here's a side view so you can see the dimension a little better:

Card Recipe:
black card base 
light grey designer paper ( source unknown)
Memory Box- Leavenworth Butterfly Trio  Die
(using only the outline part)
music printed designer paper (source unknown)
MFT Die-namics-blueprints #13
sentiment from Technique Tuesday-Glee
Glossy Accents
Black 3-D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Hope this inspires you to play along.
Our sponsor is Happy Little Stampers and
they are offering a $15 gift  certificate as the prize.

'till next time,

Monday, August 1, 2016

Surf's Up!

Welcome to the FTHS August 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. And one lucky commentator on the FTHS blog has the chance to win a $ 15 voucher.
If you arrived from Cammy's Blog you are in the right place,
if not why don't you start on the From The Heart Stamps,
so you don't miss anything.

Here's my project, using the Surf's Up Birdbrain image:

Here's a closer look:

Now you can see the glitter on the waves a little better... I have a huge container of all kinds of glittery stuff in my stash. I thought the white Doodlebug Sugarcoating
looked good on the wave foam.

 Also from my stash I used this blue watercolor background:
I spent one whole afternoon just playing with my paints making a total mess,
but I now have lots of samples in my stash to choose from.
I cut the front panel of my card from this big sheet because it reminded me of the ocean.

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

Thanks for hopping with us today.
The hop will end on Sunday Aug 7th at 6 am EST.
Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday Aug 10th.
 'til next time,