MFTWSC267 Adventurous Birthday

Hi all!  Happy Thursday {which is like Friday for our house since the kids are off for a long weekend!}!  I’ve been trying to keep up with the Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and it helped me put together a card for the current MFT Weekly Sketch.

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I’d say I was inspired by the colors of the French flag, but in a very muted and more purple-y undertone.  My first piece was created with a Heidi Swapp stencil I picked up on clearance from Michaels.  I created the stripes with Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry (I think) Distress Inks on watercolor paper.  The next day I colored up Birdie Brown Adventure is Calling — of course, adventure would be fantastic in Paris!  When the MFT sketch came out yesterday, I knew I could work these in there.  I cut my striped piece with a Pierced Traditional Tag STAX die and cut a panel of Neenah Solar White with Blueprints 13.  I popped up Birdie Brown to the right of the tag and added a Sentiment Strip with Happy Birthday from You’re the Sweetest.  To finish it off, I added in two trios of sequins.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges — MFTWSC267

Crafty Sentiments — Dies or Punches

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!





FTHS 138 – Snowman Snail Mail

Hi all!  Happy Monday!  I’m back with another From the Heart Stamps snowman for the newest I {heart} sketches sketch.

I used one of the newer Project 100 Snowmen sets — Snowman Valentine.  This is so sweet and I think works perfectly for any type of happy snail mail!

FTHS138 Snowmail Love

I went classic Valentine and classic clean and simple.  I colored up my image with Copics and cut it out with a Zig Zag Square STAX die.  I pulled out some papers, again from Doodlebug {adore their papers!}, and cut them to fit the angles.  After putting it all together, I added some Stickles for snow and on her hat.  I added in a heart rhinestone, which fit so nicely.  Finally, a little trio of red rhinestones up top finished it off.


Hope you’ll find the time to play along with us this week!  Remember, just for participating, you will receive a $1.00 credit to the FTHS store.

Challenge Submissions

A Gem of a Challenge — Love is in the Air

My Sheri Crafts — #174 Be My Valentine (pink, red & white)

Just Us Girls — #329 Valentine


Just Us Girls #329

Creative Corner Challenges — Happy Valentine’s Day/Love


Thanks for stopping by today!



CTD378 Ooh La La…Fabulous

Hi all!  Happy Saturday & Super Bowl weekend!  Today is my husband’s birthday.  He asked to have uninterrupted time to work on the plumbing to our kitchen sink, which is no longer there.  LOL!  We are one week without a kitchen sink and absolutely no counter. Friday nights are pizza night in our house and we usually make homemade.  It’s a tad difficult to roll out pizza dough with no counter. LOL!  The kids and I are watching Grease (the original) and making things in my craft room.  Staying out of his hair!

I have a card today for the current Color Throwdown challenge, paired with the current Freshly Made Sketch.  It features an image from The Greeting Farm that I colored on one of the last The Daily Marker 30 Day challenges.

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I was pretty excited to see this work with the current Color Throwdown!  That doesn’t happen often.  She’s colored with Copics and cut out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die.  Of course, my background panel is cut with Blueprints 13.  I used a Sentiment Strip die to cut two flags, one in Pure Poppy and the other a scrap of pink.  Since the strips were the same size, I cut my red one in half to make it appear larger.  Worked perfectly!  I popped my pink strip over the image.  Both sentiments are from MFT.  {WTG Parisian Girl & Tickled Pink} Both are stamped in VersaFine Onyx ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Challenge Submissions

Color Throwdown – CTD378

Freshly Made Sketches  – #222

Allsorts – Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


FTHS Blog Hop – A Friendly Little Hello


Happy Friday all!  Welcome to the February Blog Hop for From the Heart Stamps!  This month we are featuring the über-adorable snowmen/women/girls/boys/teens that Faith has been drawing.  You’ll see lots of gorgeous snowy projects along the way!

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 Brenda, 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.

For my card today, I used the sweet Hello Snowman.

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Isn’t she cute?  I merged this with some fun Doodlebug Valentine paper, which I thought complimented her hat well.  I kept it all in the pink family!  That sweet sentiment is included in the set, along with some great knitted hearts.  To finish it off, I added in some sequins and some Stickles on her hat.  My Stickles came out a bit more than I liked, but it worked out because those little pom-poms are almost 3D!

Now you should head over to Doni and see what she’s created.

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

Challenges Entered


I Wheelie Like You

Hi all!  Happy Thursday!  My kiddos got gerbils back in November and I had to get the super cute Lawn Fawn set Wheelie Like You.  I colored up two gerbils on Tuesday for The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge.  {If you aren’t familiar with this, check out Kathy’s blog.  It’s a great time — lots of support, no stress!}  My kiddos can be a bit nosey around my craft table and I was trying to keep them a secret.  Of course, my daughter spied them and exclaimed “They look just like Sandy & Smokey!” — then she awaited further details, which I didn’t tell her.  :)

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This is Sandy — as you can see, she resembles the color of Sandy, hence her name. She’s my daughter’s gerbil and she really loves her wheel.  We can hear her running in it and she’s quite friendly.  I wanted to create a shaker and make it look like the bedding in her cage.  Both she and Smokey like to move their bedding all over the place, creating tunnels, etc.

Smokey Wheelie LIke You

And here’s Smokey’s card.  He’s completely black, save for a tiny bit of white under his chin.  Unlike Sandy, he doesn’t use his wheel.  He does like to pile up his bedding, tunnel through and boy, can he zip!  He’s more skittish than Sandy.

Just in case you want to see the real deal, here are Sandy & Smokey.



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Challenges Entered

Fab ‘n Funky — All Creatures Great & Small

The Crafty Addicts — Anything Goes/Cute & Cuddly

Lawnscaping Challenge Blog — Sending Love



FTHS137 Hearts & Kisses

Hi all!  As you can see, I’ve made the jump from Blogger to WordPress.  I’m still trying to get everything sorted, but so far, so good.  {It also helps to have an IT person in the house!}  You can still use to find me!

I’m here today with another From the Heart Stamps / I {heart} Sketches sketch.

FTHS 137 Hearts & Kisses

It’s safe to say Blowing Kisses is one of my favorite FTHS images!  I just love this sweet little snowgirl!  Our tWist this week is Hearts, Hearts and More Hearts.  I used the Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up plate from MFT to create the background in pale pink.  Then I added in a splash of red and the image, simply colored and a pair of pierced hearts, also popped up for a bit of dimension.  So very sweet!

Hope you get the time to play along with us this week!  Don’t forget, every participant receives a $1.00 credit to the FTHS store!


Challenges Entries

Craftin’ Desert Divas Linky Party — Hearts

Crafty Card Makers — #156 Punches or Dies

Dream Valley Challenges – #124 Valentine’s Day

Where the HeART is — #6 Love

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Bye Bye Blogger, Hello WordPress

After many years on Blogger, I’ve decided to move my blog over to WordPress.  Within the past few months, I’ve encountered some very bizarre quirks in posting to Blogger.  In addition to that, I was getting the itch for a cleaner blog layout.  So I’m giving this a try!  I’ve {ahem, my husband} imported my posts from Blogger.  There will be some links that need to be changed as they are directing to the Blogger blog, which will likely not be there shortly.  Please bear with me as I get all the little bells & whistles figured out!  Thanks for stopping by!