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From The Heart Stamps: Mid-week Design Team Inspiration 2-22-17

It’s Wednesday and time for the From The Heart Stamps  Mid-week Design Team Highlights.  Today, I made a spring inspired love card using Love You Mouse by From the Heart Digital Images.   As a reminder we have the Stamp of the Month challenge as well as the current sketch challenge for you to join.

I colored this sweetie with cool grey Copic Markers then cut him out with an oldie but goodie Spellbinders circle die. My papers are by Lawn Fawn.

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We hope we see you this week over at From the Heart Stamps.  We are glad to back and seeing your beautiful cards. In addition to posting your card in the challenge, We’d love to see you on the FTHS Facebook group.

From The Heart Stamps: Midweek Design Team Inspiration

It’s Wednesday and time for the From The Heart Stamps  Mid-Week Design Team Inspiration. Today, I made a Father’s Day card using the Hamlet PigWit “Tee It Up by From the Heart Digital Images.   I began making the background as shown by Tim Holtz in the June Tag of the Month using his “stripes” stencil.  Also, if you weren’t aware, Chemistry 101, 102, and 103 are now available through Online Card Classes.  This is one of the best classes to learn more about Distress Inks.

For this image I used Copics and added some Hickory Smoke distress ink to the edges. The circle die is by My Favorite Things.  One of the ways to make sure your colors match, is to make you own paper using Distress Ink, which I did with Barn Door behind my image. I created my own bricks by applying distress ink inside the embossing folder, running in through, then adding more ink when it’s out. Cool, Huh?

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Hope we see you this week at From the Heart Stamps to participate in the Sketch challenge or the Stamp of the Month Challenge.  Happy Summer!

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #139

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps. These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to “use a number.” 

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For my card I used only the sketch this week.  I began with the February Stamp of the Month “Snowman and Cocoa” which I colored with Copic Markers in the combination of E35, YR15, Y15 and Y11 for the yellow and R59, R46 and R27 for the reds.  I just got my sewing machine back and and had some fun with the settings making a great pattern on the lawn fawn paper.  I also added some faux stitching and doodling with my pigma micron pen. For a few final touches I added a glitter jelly pen to the snowflakes and used the sentiment from “Hello Sentiments.”

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You have until Sunday, February 21st to enter Sketch #139 at From The Heart Stamps.  Hope to see you there!

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #130

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist. The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to add a Gift Card Holder.  Perfect idea for the holidays!

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I used both the sketch and the twist this week for my card.  I began using this sweet winter image called “Skating Birdbrain” which I colored with Copic Markers in the combination of E35, YR15, Y15 and Y11.  My scarf uses B39, B34 and B32.  I then cut out the large flag using a My Favorite Things die and popped it up to create the gift tag portion of my card by leaving the top open.

I stamped some Lawn Fawn snowflakes stamped in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, added a clearly besotted sentiment, and finished with waxy thread in buttercup from Close to My Heart.

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You have until Sunday, December 13th to enter Sketch #130 at From The Heart Stamps.  Hope to see you there!

From The Heart Stamps Sketch #121

Hello friends!  Happy Monday!  I’m here with this weeks sketch challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  These are great challenges because you can use just the sketch, or if you’d like, add the twist.  The only requirement is that you use a From The Heart image and the sketch – the rest is up to you. The twist for this challenge is to keep it flat

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I used only the sketch for my inspiration today with Spectacular Birdbrain from Mekaela’s fundraiser, however, that has closed so you’ll have to wait to see if Faith puts this adorable image in the store. I did color this cutie with Copic Markers and used the new A Perfect Autumn from Carta Bella.   The leaves are from Lawn Fawn and the die used is Spellbinders.

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Send a Smile 4 Kids: Challenge 111 – Early Holiday Wishes

Happy Saturday my Friends.  Here at Send a Smile 4 Kids (SAS4Kids) we are celebrating some early Holiday Wishes. SAS4Kids is committed to supporting hospitalized children by providing home-made cards that parents, staff, or even the kids themselves can give during this time of need.  It’s not a sad cause, in fact, we don’t focus on Get Well cards at all, but make the cards happy and fun.   I sure hope you will join both in our challenge and by sending in some cards, especially during this holiday season.  To find out more about donation, look here.

This challenge will run through October 16th and give you a great head start on some holiday card making.  This challenge is sponsored by some very generous donors who are giving away some great gifts for the winning entry.  The design team also chooses their favorite so there are lots of ways to win.

The donors and prizes are:

1) DeeDee Digi:  Prize: $15.00 Gift Certificate

2) Bugaboo: Prize:  7 Digital Images of Winners Choice

3) One Happy Cut: Prize  $15 Dollar Gift Certificate

Wow – thank you sponsors, Send a Smile 4 Kids really appreciates your support.

My first card features “DeeDee Digi’s Merry & Bright.”  This is an adorable penguin pair comes both in line images and pre-colored. There is also some great sentiments in this set and was super fun to color with my Copic Markers. The snow globe is a die from My Favorite Things, the paper pack is “Bundled Up” by Carta Bella, my sentiment is Clearly Besotted, and I cut out glittered snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn snowflake die.

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My second card is from Bugaboo “Make it Snappy – Merry Christmoose,”  I also colored this with Copic Markers.  The paper pack is Lawn Fawn”Peace, Joy, Love.” The card base die is Simon Says Stamp.

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We can’t wait to see what your early Holiday Wishes look like at Send a Smile 4 Kids!

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #103; For The Girls

Happy Weekend!  It’s time for the new challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids and this time it’s, “For The Girls!”   We have some really great sponsors offering prizes to our winners.  You have until Friday, June 19th to enter.

I also wanted to remind you that Send a Smile 4 Kids needs your cards for hospitalized kids.  With Operation Write Home closing on August 1st, I sure hope you will consider sending your donated cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids. Here’s how to donate.

Here’s our sponsors:

1) Flat Friends – offering 6 Digital Images of Winners Choice

2) The Paper Shelter – offering 3 Digital Images of Winners Choice

3) Bugaboo – offering a 7 Digital Images of Winners Choice

Now how about some inspiration?   My first card uses Flat Friends “Summer Swim.”  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used Echo Parks “Walking on Sunshine” 6 x 6 collection.  The fish and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s “Critters of the Sea.”  The dies are My Favorite Things Ovals and Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangles.  For the waves I broke out my old EK Success wave punch.  I really need to get a wave die.

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My next card is from The Paper Shelter called, “Sophie in the Country.” I colored Sophie with Copic Markers and cut her out with a Sizzix keyhole die. The paper pack is from Amy Tangerine’s “Rise & Shine” collection.  I stamped an Impressions Obsessions distressed background with Hero Arts Shadow Ink.  The sentiment and label is from Simon Says Stamp and the card is finished with a few enamel dots.

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Thanks for stopping by and we sure hope you’ll come on over to Send a Smile 4 Kids an play along!

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Ellen Hutson & Lawn Fawn Pinspiration

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’ve made a birthday card for Ellen Hutson’s new “Mix It Up Challenge” with Lawn Fawn.  I just love this stamp set by Ellen & Julie Ebersole.  I also added in Lawn Fawn’s bird from Critters in the Forest.   The animals are colored with Copic Markers and the Balloons are Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Peacock Feathers. The stars are a combination of Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp.  I inlayed the balloons, but added dimension with foam tape for the entire card panel.

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Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Sketch Challenge

Well a Happy St. Patty’s Day to all of you!  It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch challenge!  Today, our sketch was contributed by Hillary of the Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Design Team – Great Job Hillary!  All entries should be posted by Monday, March 23rd.

Here’s our sketch this week:

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For my inspiration this week, I’ve chosen a to use  the globe, compass, stitched line, and arrow images from the Lawn Fawn stamp set, “Wish You Were Here”, which I colored with Copic Markers.  Compass is cut out with a My Favorite Things die and distressed with Antique Linen.  The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread called, “Ornate Frame Sentiments” and the design paper is Echo Park “Getaway”.  This is perfect for Operation Write Home as missing you cards are always needed.

I can’t wait to see what you enter this week!

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Cards in Envy Challenge – Going Gray

Well, this challenge is right up my alley.  Since turning 50, I have done nothing but go gray!  Seriously though, I don’t often do monochromatic cards and this  Cards in Envy Challenge was really fun.

At Cards in Envy we ask that you make you card to fit into a standard A2 card, which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

How about some inspiration?  This week I used the Lawn Fawn “Beep Beep” stamp set which I colored with Copic Markers in both cool and warm grays.  The tag was created using the Lawn Fawn “Birthday Tags” set.  To make the ground, I used the Simon Says Stamp curved edge die and finished off my tag with some bakers twine in gray and white.

I hope you will join us at Cards in Envy this week and show us how you are going gray!

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