FTHS#162 – Snow NO!

Hi all!  I’m back with a new card for the latest From the Heart sketch.  I’m dedicating this to my friends on the East Coast, who got a bit of snow last week.

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I know many people are tired of winter by this point, but usually refrain from really being done until March.  We have maxed out on our snow days so I’m hoping for no additional snow days between now and then.   I colored up my No Snow Birdbrain, using Copics.  I opted for a clean and simple background.  The strips are from an old DCWV pad of adhesive papers.   Added in some stickles for the snow and a few 3D clear snowflakes to finish it off.

Hope you’ll play along with us this week!  Hop over to the From the Heart Stamps blog to get all the details and link up your project.

FTHS #161 – Bird on a Wire

Hi all!  We are back with a sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.  I’m going to keep this very brief as I’m a bit under the weather.  All details, including a few changes to the challenges, are listed on the From the Heart blog.

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I attempted to get everything in here!  I rotated the diagonal panel and made it straight across.  I attempted to get all of the colors in there {plus a few more to boot in the designer paper} and substituted cupcakes for birthday cake.

Thanks for popping by!

 

Welcome Back From the Heart!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Love and Friendship Theme this month. Our designers are each showing a project created with this theme.

If you have arrived from Calypso, 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 In My Heart Birdbrainfeb-blog-hop-birdbrain

I kept this very simple in the design.  My creative mojo likes to play hide & seek and has been hidden for quite some time.  I colored up my Birdbrains with Copics and cut them out with Stitched Circle Frames.  For my background, I picked a pair of black & white patterned papers and cut them out with Vertical Stitched Strips.  When I put it all together, I added Wink of Stella to the heart and used a fine multi-liner to outline the eyelids.  Finally, to add just a bit of embellishment, I added a trio of tiny red heart rhinestones above their heads.

Now head over to Doni and see what she has created. As you hop along, leave a comment on each blog. We will select a random winner from the comments on each blog and on the FTHS blog to win one image of your choice.

Our hop will end on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday, February 8th.

Thanks for hopping with us today.

Sending BIG Hugs

Hi all!  I’m happy to be here with something new to share!  Not only is this the first thing I’ve made this year, but it is also a new image from Faith at From the Heart Stamps.  Faith has been battling cancer since the summer and she was able to get some drawing in recently.  This absolutely adorable sweet bunny is available in the shop as a freebie!  Hopefully, Faith continues to feel well enough to draw more and share her wonderful talent with us all!

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{Yes, that is my Christmas tree behind the card.  It’s still up — the advantage of having an artificial tree and since it is white, I’m not rushing to take it down. 🙂 }

Isn’t she just the cutest?  I printed my bunny with one of the four sentiments included in the set.  She’s colored with Copics, keeping it quite subtle to allow for that pop with the heart.  I added some Wink of Stella to the heart to add just a touch of shimmer.  The panel is cut out with Blueprints 13 and it’s added to a Soft Stone card base.  Finally, I added in sequin trios to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Maybe I’ll manage to make it back again in January!

HUGS,

Cammy

Sweet 16 of 2016

Hello!  Yes, it’s been a very long time!  I didn’t intend to take such a long absence, but it just kind of happened.  2016 was a big year for many reasons.  My family was finally able to put a plan to move into action and we moved back to my home state of Wisconsin.  It happened rather quick, even after trying to make it a reality for years.  No matter how you slice it, moving is always stressful, crazy and difficult!  We are renting an apartment so that we can take our time to find the right house in the right neighborhood.  I’ve lost my dedicated crafting space, which is a big reason you haven’t seen a lot from me.  {Four humans and a big dog in a 2 bedroom apartment can be interesting, to say the least!}  I can’t promise there will be an uptick in posts coming in 2017, but there just might be.  🙂

Before I get on to the Sweet 16, if you are looking for me and I’m not blogging, you are likely to find me more often on Instagram or my Facebook page for PRT.

Anyway, I wanted to end the year with my Sweet 16 for 2016.  Here we go, in chronological order:

JANUARY

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I was thrilled with how this BIG burger turned out!  Coloring can be daunting sometimes!

FEBRUARY

 

This is counting as one of the sweet 16!  My kiddos have gerbils and these were little cards from the gerbils to their humans.  Unfortunately, we lost Sandy on Halloween.  Smokey is still with us and my daughter now has Dusty — a gerbil who looks almost the same as Sandy.

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My husband’s birthday card and again, I was thrilled with the coloring.

Sophisticated Script Hello

I absolutely adore the Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script alphabet set.  It is a brilliant concept and I used it a lot — I made over 100 name tags for students in the PTA Art Show with this alpha and they turned out really well.  This was such a super CAS & quick card in some of my favorite colors.

MARCH

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Again, coloring and a Birdbrain.  Love the rich & warm colors.

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This was super fun as well!  Homemade enamel dots!

APRIL

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A pair of watercolor cards for Kennedy Grace Creations.  Love the clean lines of the thoughts and prayers card and love the watercolor background for the Eiffel Tower.

MAY

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This is a card of my daughter’s — she pulled it all together on her own and it’s a great card!

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Purples are not my favorite, but this came out really spot on!

JUNE

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Flossie the Flamingo {I felt the need to name her!}

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Love the monochromatic grays!  I finally gave my husband this card in November!

JULY

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This was part of the staging of our house to sell it.  I put this little tray in our bedroom, pulling in the colors of the room.  It was quite love-ly.

SEPTEMBER

These were tags for teacher thank you gifts and I love how they turned out.  They popped a punch and were quick & simple!

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My niece was married in September and this was my card for the newlyweds.  It was also my entry to the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

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Orange is definitely not a favorite color of mine, but this turned out quite well.  Love the addition of the gold.

So there you have it!  My Sweet 16 of 2016!  I hope 2017 brings you prosperity, health, happiness and lots of crafty time!

HUGS ~~ Cammy

KGC – In Sympathy

Hi!  I’m on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with a sympathy card.   My stash of cards has been depleted and unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card the other week.

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I wanted to color the Just a Rose flower without actually having to color it.  I kept just the tips of the petals pink and did some very minimal addition of gray on the outer part of the petals.  After coloring, I cut it out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  For my panel, I cut it with Blueprints 13 and then stamped the Romantic Script stamp on it with Tickled Pink — I wanted it to be very subtle.  Finally, I added all of these pieces to a Pink Lemonade card base.  The rose is popped up on a circle of fun foam.  The sentiment is from an old Paper Pretties stamp set and is stamped with VersaFine Onyx and embossed.  Finally, I added in some sequins from Pink Champagne.

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

cammy

KGC – Orange & Gold Roses

Hi all! Happy Saturday!  I’m here with a card featuring the Kennedy Grace Creations Splendid Roses stamp set.  This is such a beautiful group of roses!

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I don’t usually go for orange, but these turned out quite lovely!   Shiny gold cardstock seemed like a perfect accompaniment to the Melon Berry cardstock.   Since this is such a big focal image, it doesn’t require a lot of fussiness on a card.  I cut the gold and the roses with the largest Rectangle Frame dienamic from MFT.  It certainly makes for no fuss card fronts!  I then added a hello, which was cut with a retired Top Dog Dies die.  To add a bit of dimension, I popped it up on some fun foam, also cut with the die.  Finally, I added in some pretty translucent Moon Beams sequins.

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

~Cammy