LOVE – 2 Ways

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Hi all! I’m so happy to be back into a crafty groove in a more frequent basis.  It snuck up on me a bit quick, but the latest 30 Day Coloring Challenge started yesterday.  I didn’t get to color yesterday, but today I was able to get some really needed crafty therapy.

Sept 30 Day 2 Blending

Today I opted for some Distress Ink blending.  I finally picked up some Bristol cardstock after watching some Jennifer McGuire videos.  I really love how the inks blend so smoothly on it.  I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Ripe Persimmon in my blend.

On a trip to Michaels today, I picked up a Recollections die {the word love} that I’d been eyeing for quite a few trips.  Since I had a 50% off coupon, I decided to get it today.  It’s a big die – basically covering a full card and would work really well on scrapbooking pages.   So I cut the love out of my blended piece, planning to make two cards with it.

Blended Love Shaker

First up was a shaker card.  I LOVE this script and the size.  After cutting the word out, the little bits for the l, o and e remained in the die, which was great.  I adhered a piece of overhead transparency to the back right away and brushed it with my embossing powder tool.  I then flipped the piece over and placed the love into the die cut.  Prior to placing the love into the cut, I added just a touch of liquid glue to the little bits.  Using a pick me up tool, I pressed out those little bits and then pulled the die back up with the love still intact.  I then added a bunch of foam tape around the love and edges to create the zone for the sequins.  Once I had the desired amount inside, I placed the card over the panel.  To complete it, I added just a few additional sequins to the front.

Love Shaker

I really LOVE the vibrancy of the blended colors!

Love xs and os

For a second and very quick card, I used the actual die cut to create a very clean and simple card.  I cut a panel of white cardstock with the Blueprints 13 frame.  I stamped a sentiment from the current Xs and Os card kit from MFT in VersaFine Onyx ink with my MISTI.  I embossed that with clear embossing powder — my favorite way to do sentiments.  I added some liquid glue around the back of the love and placed it on that panel.  I popped that entire panel up with a piece of fun foam on a white card base.  Again, I added a handful of sequins to finish it off.

Two rather quick cards and I LOVE how they turned out!

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

~Cammy

 

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LOVE Always Wins

Hi all!  It’s been a very long time since I participated in one of the weekly MFT sketch challenges.   Today was as good as any to put together a card for the current challenge.

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I used Distress Inks to blend up a rainbow background on Bristol cardstock.  I cut it out with a Vertical Stitched Strips die {retired} and cut an additional panel with a Horizontal Stitched Strip die {retired}.  The rainbow panel is glued down to a Blueprints 13 frame.  On the Horizontal Stitched Strip panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Xs and Os card kit stamp set in VersaFine Onyx ink.  The sentiment was then embossed with clear embossing powder.   For my rainbow panel, I glued four tic tac toe boards together to get a bit of dimension.  I cut a bunch of hearts from the remainder of the rainbow panel and doubled up the ones within the board.  Finally, I added in a trio outside of the board to finish it off.  All of that is glued down to a Grout Gray card base.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon (and with some regularity!).

~Cammy

Wishing You a Magical Day

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Hi all!  Did you experience the Solar Eclipse yesterday?  My family and I went to Missouri to view it.  It was truly an awesome experience.

TGF YNS Magical Rainbow Dash Watercolor

I used my Zig Clear Color Brush Markers to create the background and I loved how that turned out.  Then I used an MFT stencil and some glittered embossing powder over the top and that is where the wheels kind of came off.  I wasn’t thrilled with how that turned out and I had a few gaps in the embossing powder.  However, after leaving it sit for a number of days, I finally came up with a plan.  I had colored up a bunch of The Greeting Farm unicorns a few months ago.  My Rainbow Dash inspired pony worked perfectly here. I cut her out with a Stitched Circle STAX die and cut my watercolored background panel with Blueprints 13.  I used a generous amount of dimensionals to pop up Rainbow Dash in the center of that stencil.  The sentiment is from Your Next Stamp’s Magical Ponies.  I embossed it on Black Licorice cardstock and hand cut it to fit under Rainbow Dash.  Since there is a load of sparkle in the stenciling, there wasn’t really a need to add additional embellishments.

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

~Cammy

Challenge Submissions:

Unicorn Challenge — August: Mythical & Magical

 

A NYC Rainbow Hello

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Hi all!  I’m back again with another card for the Rainbow Maker Online Card Class.  It’s another CAS card, created with scraps of paper and die cut.

NYC Rainbow Hello

My papers are all Recollection colors.  I did a major organization binge — details of that will come later — and had lots of strips leftover.  I glued them down and then cut the NYC skyline {MFT Stamps – retired} from that piece.   I then cut a hello, also from that rainbow piece and mounted that on a black hello base.  {Top Dog Dies – Hello, retired}  Finally, I added in some sparkly sequins and that was it!

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

~Cammy

 

Happy Birthday – Rainbow Style

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Hi all!  I signed up for the Online Card Class – Rainbow Maker because, well, rainbows!  I had expected to be in my craft room ahead of the class, but as it turns out, I was unpacking when the class started.  I’m still unpacking and organizing, but really needed to get the creativity flowing again.  Rainbows will definitely assist in that!

Rainbow Maker Stenciled Birthday

I used a retired stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Inks to blend my rainbow.  I wanted it to be rather clean and simple, allowing the rainbow to shine.  The sentiment is from Handwritten in Watercolor from MFT.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added in a rainbow of sequins to finish it off.

Hopefully, this will be a good kick start to my creative mojo and I’ll have more to show you!

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

~~Cammy

Rest in Peace, Faith

Hi all!  This isn’t what I hoped to be posting about after an extended absence, however, Faith, the owner and illustrator of From the Heart Stamps, passed away after a battle with brain cancer.  Faith was diagnosed July 2016 and was undergoing treatment.  Unfortunately, the cancer was aggressive and she lost her battle last week.

Her obiturary can be found on the From the Heart Stamps blog.  Additionally, a GoFundMe campaign has been started to assist her husband and children.  You can find additional information about that HERE.

I had the joy to work with Faith on her design team.  Faith’s talent was awesome and it was an honor to be on her team.  My thoughts are with her husband, children, and family at this time.

~~Many hugs,

Cammy

 

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