FTHS March Blog Hop

Hi all!  Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Spring 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 Apple Blossom Birds.

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I love these sweet little birds.  I used my Zig Clear Color Markers to color them — this was the first time I used them on regular cardstock.  I’d rather stick with watercolor!  Anyway, I colored up the Apple Blossom Birds and cut them out with a Stitched Rectangle Frame die.  I cut another Stitched Rectangle Frame from Calypso Coral.  Finally, I added in some sequins and Wink of Stella on the birds and flowers.  The sentiment is from MFT’s Adorable Elephants.

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 March 12th 2017 at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday March 15th.

Thanks for hopping with us today.

~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

Hogs & Kisses

Hi all!  I’m here today with a fun, non-traditional Valentine’s card, featuring the Stamp of the Month Hogs & Kisses PigWit from From the Heart Stamps.

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I know I’m late for Valentine’s Day (and last week’s sketch!), but I love that this isn’t the traditional red or pink.  I colored up PigWit and cut him out with a Stitched Circle STAX die.  I then cut some Memory Box paper with a Stitched Strip die, a piece of light blue with Blueprints 13 and embossed the blue with the Polka Dot embossing folder.  All of this is on a kraft card base.  To finish it off, I added some polka dots to his bowtie and some Wink of Stella on the kiss.

Pop on over to the From the Heart Stamps blog to see what my teammates have come up with.

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

~Cammy

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