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.

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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

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 – 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

 

FTHS – I Believe in You!

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!  I’m here today with a fun card featuring one of the new PigWit images from From the Heart Stamps, Harriet PigWit Take Flight.

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Harriet PigWit cracks me up!  I colored her up using Copics and cut her out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  I paired her up with some sweet designer papers and a layering panel of Harvest Gold (PTI).  The sentiment is from the set.  To finish it off, I added pearls to her necklace and around the edge of the circle.

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

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

Critters & Creatures — Anything Goes with a critter or creature

FTHS – From One Hot Chick…

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!  Have you seen the freebies Faith has been providing at From the Heart Stamps recently?  They are fantastic!  Two weeks ago, she had the Hot Chick Flamingo and she’s just hilarious!

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I used the current i {heart} sketches with a tWist and did a very CAS card.  I lined up one of the sentiments from the set next to Flossie (I have no idea why, but I feel she needs a name.  So I’m naming her Flossie the Flamingo.)  My panel is cut with Blueprints 13 and she’s colored with Copics.  I then cut two Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX — the pink is actually a silk paper, which is just gorgeous!  I contemplated adding some rhinestones or bling to her feathers, but opted to keep it perfectly CAS.  Inside I added another panel with Happy Bird-day.

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

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions

City Crafter Challenge — Feathers

Deep Ocean Challenge Blog — Our Furry/Feathered Friends

FTHS153 – World’s Best

Hi all!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and are well!  We are busy in our house with many different projects, so I’m going to keep this short.

Today starts a new sketch challenge at From the Heart Stamps.  Here’s my take on the sketch:

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Have you caught the freebies Faith has had in the shop on Fridays?  This was the freebie two weeks ago and it’s a great set!  I printed the coffee cup from World’s Best Coffee and cut it out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  I then pulled some designer paper from Bazzill Lucy’s Crab Shack.  I liked the plaid since it worked well with my colors and the flip side was a list of beaches.  I thought that would work well with the world’s best monicker.  My card base is Kraft and I added in a piece of Soft Suede (SU), which I thought added in a nice masculine richness.  My circle panel is popped up on some fun foam and then I added in sequins from a newly released Kennedy Grace Creations mix, Mocha Vanilla Latte.

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Hope you’ll play along with us this week!  Don’t forget, each person who participates will receive a $1.00 credit to the From the Heart Stamps store.

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

~Cammy