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!


{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!



FTHS – Mouse-y Orange

Hi all!  I’m here with midweek inspiration for From the Heart Stamps.  I used the current sketch and am very happy that its a CAS sketch!  {I’m in the process of rearranging my craft room and getting ready to paint it, which equals absolute chaos!}

FTHS148 Mousey Orange

I colored up the sweet Love You Mouse last week, opting to give the mouse an orange flower.  For this super simple sketch & layout, I cut my white panel with Blueprints 13 and cut out the mouse with a Zig Zag Stitched Square STAX die.  I chose three orange patterned washi tapes and added them to my white panel.  I then popped up the mouse on a piece of fun foam for some dimension.  Finally, I added in some sequins and voila!

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


Challenge Submissions

The Cutie Pie Challenge — Cute & Woodland Friends

KG Creations – Believe, Inspire & Grateful

Hi all!  It has been a rough two weeks in our household.  Everyone got sick with a weird flu/fever/über-fatigue bug, which was compounded by seasonal allergies & colds.  My poor son has a ridiculous cough that tires him out and keeps him up at night.  We are hopefully rounding the bend and getting to the point of an actual night’s rest.

Today I have a set of sweet 3×3 notecards I made using the new Kennedy Grace Creations stamp set, You Inspire Me and the new sequin mix, Kindness Medley.  As soon as I saw this set, I loved it.  I love the big trio of words and the pretty font — I think my adoration for pretty, script fonts is that I do not like my own handwriting!  The stamps are lovely — I’ve gotten nice, crisp images straight out of the package.

KG Believe Blue KG Believe Mint

These were super simple and quite quick to make.  I cut watercolor paper with a Zig Zag STAX die and used Gelatos to watercolor a swash of background.  To get the green I was going for, I mixed two of my Gelatos together.  After letting that dry a bit (the longest part of the process), I stamped the large word in VersaFine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.

KG Inspire Blue KG Inspire Mint

I then stamped the smaller words and completing sentiments on scraps of card stock.  The trickiest part was getting those little pieces cut straight!  Each of those sentiments is popped up on dimensionals.

KG Grateful Blue KG Grateful Mint

Believe it or not, I did NOT use all of the sentiment combinations available in this stamp set.  There are still more!  Plus, there are an additional 10 little images — hearts, flowers, leaves, dots — included in the set.  Finally, I added in sequins.  This is such a pretty sequin mix and I love the colors together!  Now, off you go to the KG Creations store to pick up your own stamp sets & sequin mixes!  You won’t be disappointed!

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


Challenge Submissions

Kennedy Grace Creations – February Release

Hi all!  Happy Friday!  I have a fun announcement today — I’m very excited to be joining the Kennedy Grace Creations Design Team.   If you love pretty sequin mixes, you need to check out the store.


Today is the blog hop for the February release and all of the new, gorgeous sequin mixes are available for purchase in the Kennedy Grace Creations store.

If you came here from the Kennedy Grace blog, you are on the right path.  If not, why not start there so you don’t miss anything!

KG Watermelon Love

For my card, I went clean and simple.  The new Watermelon Spritzer mix is just gorgeous — it’s a beautiful mix of watermelon sequins, two sizes of translucent/clear sequins and clear and gold round beads.  I used only the sequins on my card, as well as a few smaller sequins from Tinkerbelle’s Sparkle.  Now the watermelon sequins match perfectly with Berry Sorbet card stock from PTI.  For my card, I used a Berry Sorbet base and added a black panel with a Mega Mehndi Medallion (PTI) stamped & embossed with white embossing powder.  To that, I added a stack of love — I cut the MFT love die five times from Berry Sorbet and stacked them up.  I love to add dimension in that way.  Of course, then I added in my sequins to finish it off.   Love that pop of the sequins off the black card stock.

There is a prize giveaway, in honor of the blog hop & release.  Make sure you comment on each blog to increase your chances to win.  The winner will be announced on Monday on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog.

Your next stop on the blog hop is the talented Jessica — make sure you hop over there to see her gorgeous project.

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


Challenge Submissions

Creative Card Crew — #106 Love

Creative Moments — Anything Goes w/ twist wet or dry embossing

Little Red Wagon – Pop of Color 

Die Cut Divas — Love, Marriage, Anniversaries

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!



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.

FTHS Feb Blog Hop - Heart Hello2.jpg

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