FTHS May Blog Hop – CASEd ‘Tini

Hi all!  Lately, it seems I’m always apologizing for the long absences.  At the end of 2016, I mentioned how it was a big year for my family and that we had moved.  Well, we have moved again!  This time from the apartment (2 bedrooms, 2 adults, 2 children {boy & girl} entering tween years in the same room and a big dog who developed separation anxiety — can you say “the novelty has worn off?”) into our new home.  Since we always do things a little crazy, we closed at 4 PM on a Wednesday, had to be out of the apartment by noon on Friday and only my husband was off on Friday!  It was a little crazy, to say the least!  But, it’s a great house with a fantastic piece of property.  We are slowly getting settled and a new Pink Room is underway.  However, with all of the moving, 99% of my crafting supplies are still in boxes.  So things will likely still be quiet for a while around here.  

************************************************************************************Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a “CASE it” theme this month. Each team member will be showcasing a card CASE-D (copy and share everything) from another teammate.

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.

We are also having a link up contest with this hop. We invite you to pick one of the FTHS DT members and “CASE” one of their cards and add it to linky collection, by Sunday May 7th. Everyone who enters will be entered into a random drawing. One lucky winner will win three images of choice from the 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.

I am CASEing Doni and all of her fabulousness.  Doni’s coloring is awesome and I love how her style varies from CAS to lots of layers.  Doni uses lots of Birdbrain images and I opted to go with the Martini Chicks, which she used in the following two cards.

Tini Landscape

Given that most of my supplies are still packed, I was fortunate to have the Chicks colored up already.  {Their martini glasses are bone dry as well because my Glossy Accents are not yet found!} I was going to create a little mini-martini gift set, but I don’t like martinis.  Mike & Ike’s and Chewy Lemonheads to the rescue!  I used the One Martini… sentiment to create the progression — one little martini growing gradually to the third, which means the floor!

Tini Vertical

Now head over to Doni and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Sunday May 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 9th.

~Cammy

 

 

FTHS #167 Birthday Brew

Hi all!  I have a super CAS, masculine birthday card today.  It follows the latest I {heart} Sketches with a tWist and definitely follows the tWist!

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The tWist is Easy Does It and I definitely did it easy or clean and simple.  I colored my Birthday Brew with a combination of Copics and Zigs.  This was my second attempt at coloring this image — my first attempt ended badly when my silver Wink of Stella vomited all over the image.  HMPH!  So I colored it up again and cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die.  I opted to keep it very CAS to facilitate mailing.

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Hope you’ll join us this week over at From the Heart Stamps.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

~Cammy

How’ve you bean?

Hi all!  I’m going to keep this brief!  Busy, busy around here!

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I am not a huge jelly bean fan, but who couldn’t resist these birdbrains?!  I colored them up with a fun spring color theme and cut it out with a Pierced Rectangle STAX die.  It’s matted on a soft yellow pierced rectangle.  Because I’ve been in a CAS mode, I just added some clear Wink of Stella to the jelly beans and jar.  Finally, I popped the sentiment up.

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

~Cammy

FTHS I’ll Be There For You

Hi all!  I’m back again this week with a card featuring the current sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.

FTHS165 There For You

I used the Rainy Day Birdbrains and went with a fun green & blue color combo.  I colored them up with Copics and cut them out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  I wanted to keep this simple, so I only added Glossy Accents to the rain drops and their eyes.  The paper is from Kaisercraft Chapter One and it is on a base of Smokey Shadow from PTI.  Inside I added a panel of Ocean Tides, also from PTI.

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

~Cammy

FTHS #164 Wish Big!

Hi all!  Happy last Monday of February!  I have a really CAS card for the new From the Heart I {heart} Sketches with a tWist challenge.

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When I saw the tWist for this challenge, I knew I wanted to do a water color background and feature a sentiment as the focal point.  I used my Zig Clear Color markers to create the watercolor background.  I then picked the Wish Big! sentiment from the Birthday Burger Birdbrain stamp set.  This allowed for a very CAS and very quick card.  Of course, I switched the oval to a rectangle.  To embellish it, I added some Nuvo drops in Caribbean Ocean.  {I held off for a LONG time before buying any Nuvo drops.  This is the only color I have.  I held off because I knew I would want all the colors.  The bottles are so pretty, I’d just like to display them. }

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Hope you’ll find the time to join us!  Make sure you check out what my design teammates have made over on the From the Heart Stamps blog.

Have a great day!

~Cammy

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!

 

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