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From The Heart Stamps March Blog Hop!

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. This month the theme is “Case It” using one of our fellow design team members as inspiration!  To “case” another’s card, we use those elements of their style and make it our own.

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 Kathy Curry’s website, 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 I used the fabulous inspiration of Nazeema “Calypso” Thompson from her post of January 7, 2016 where she created a shaker using sentiments as a background, used partial images, and flag banners.

Here’s her card I “Case-d”:

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Here is my card as “case-d” from the design Calypso created.  For the background I used the congrats sentiment from “Cat’s Out of the Bag” which I brought into photo shop and adjusted both size and opacity. My focal image is “Laughing Giraffes” colored with Copic Markers and embellished.  The balloons are from “Birdie and Balloon” also colored with Copics.  After coloring my banner in the same Copics, I added a die cut the Die-Versions birthday die cut from glitter paper, which is also used on the My Favorite Things die frame.March Hop

Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday March 7th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday March 9th.

From The Heart Stamps November Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. This month we are bringing you two for the price of one!  The theme is “Clean & Simple and Over The Top.”  This means we are using the same image and making two cards.  One card will be “CAS” and the other “Over The Top.”

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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 Kathy Curry’s website, 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 Clean & Simple version using “Mistletoe Birdbrains” colored with Copic Markers and embellished with a bit of holiday ribbon.  Can’t get much more Clean & Simple!

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For my “over the top” version, I used the same “Mistletoe Birdbrains” image, which I colored with copics, but added falling snow using Lawn Fawn stamps in silver Hero Arts Pigment Ink.  The DCWV glitter paper is cut with a Memory Box die and popped up over my image.  For the snow, I added Stampendous “Shaved Ice” with Gel Medium and finished the card off with a string of light bulbs.  I found this a super fun challenge because I don’t often break out the embellishments and go to town.

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Now head over to Kelly Schelske’s and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 9th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 11th.

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It’s been so long since I’ve posted a card that I haven’t made for a design team!  I colored up this adorable image from Sassy Cheryl’s Designs called “Count Dracula.”

I used my Copic Markers in V01, V05, V06 & V09 as well as my cool grey’s C2 – C10.  I got this great new die from Poppy Stamps sold by Ellen Hutson’s store which I used as a frame.  The paper is DCWV “Spookytime” collection and the edges are black soot distress ink.

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Curtain Call: Going Batty

A Day For Daisies: New Release 9-18-15

It’s Friday and time for a new release at A Day For Daisies!  In addition, we are still running the “Frame” challenge so I sure hope you’ll pop by the ADFD Blog by September 24th at noon to enter your card for a chance to win some free images!

For my Design Team inspiration, I chose “Mucha Style Flowers Wild Poppy” to color for you today.  I used Copic Markers in vivid reds of R05, R24 and R46.  The stem is YG67.  To create dimension, I took a pencil and curled the edges of my fussy cut image and popped that up with foam tape.

I cut the Memory Box vase out of Tim Holtz “Mirror” paper and popped that up over a My Favorite Things Stitched die. My paper is a combination of Glitz “Black & White” and My Minds Eye “Everyday Basics.”  My sentiment and banner are from Simon Says Stamp and white heat embossed.

We look forward to seeing your creations not only at A Day For Daisies Blog but also on the ADFD Facebook Community Page!

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Online Card Classes Background Techniques

I’ve made several cards using many of the different Techniques in class last week.  The first four were created using a “homemade” ink pad and the last using with distress ink.

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Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp & Stamps from Mama Elephant

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Sentiment and stamps from Simon Says Stamp

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Sentiment from Clearly Besotted and stamp from Mama Elephant

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Addicted to Stamps: C&S

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Open-Minded Crafting Challenge #26 – All White

Happy Saturday Friends!  It’s time for a new Open-Minded Crafting Challenge and for this challenge we are celebrating the simplicity of the all white card.  Celebrating with us are some very generous sponsors offering great prizes.  You have until Friday, January 2nd to enter your all white card and winners are chosen at random.  The Design Team will also feature their favorites so I can’t wait to see your all white cards.

Now let’t get to some of those prizes:

Digital DelightsPrize: $5.00 Gift Certificate for Random Winner

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Prize: See Open-Minded Crafting Blog

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Prize: 5 Images of Winner Choice

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Prize: $12.00 Gift Certificate for Random Winner

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Prize: 4 Images of Random Winner’s Choice

Now for some inspiration!  Today, I’ve chosen an image from Paper Pretties called “Roses”.  I printed the image out a few times using a spellbinders flower die and then began layering.  The sweet bird is from Memory Box and the vent die is Simon Says Stamp.  Sentiment is from Alte New “Magnolia’s for Her”.  The difficult thing with all white cards is taking a picture.  I found that putting a dark color behind the card instead of having a white background helped.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this All White Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting!

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Cards in Envy Christmas Carol Challenge!

Oh my, how did it get to be the middle of December already?  It’s time for another Cards in Envy Challenge and we are singing this challenge by making a card that reflects Christmas Carols!  How fun, huh?  Simply make a card that fits into a standard A2 envelope by Sunday, December 28th and you will have a chance to be featured on the Cards in Envy Blog.

For some inspiration I’ve chosen a Our Daily Bread stamp called “O Christmas Tree”.  The background is a watercolor wash over white heat embossing.  Really easy technique.  The “town” edge die is from Memory Box and the tree with bow is from the November’s Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I finished off with a silver foil frame using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Die and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s “Ornamental Style”.  Hope we see what you are singing about this week!

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Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist

For those of you who don’t know about Ellen Hutson’s Classroom, you are missing a great blog where so much creativity is offered and taught.  Each year Ellen hosts her own version of 12 Tags and asks they have a feminine twist.  I was inspired by Kittie Caracciolo on Day 3.  There was something about the window that caught my eye.  Initially when I created my card I left the window open with no backing, but I didn’t like the look so I created some “wallpaper” from Basic Grey’s “Aspen” collection to frame my pink window which I sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray.  The deer is from Ellen’s Essentials and the trees are from Impression Obsessions.  The date is a wood element from KaiserCraft I kindly received as a freebie from Simon Says Stamp in my last order that I sprayed with Tarnished Bronze Distress Spray.  The snowflakes are embossed with white using the My Favorite Things “Christmas Ornaments”.  The red ribbon is another Freebie, but from Ellen Hutson’s store.  I just love the personalized cards she sends with each order.  Thanks Ellen!  The small Poinsettia die is Memory Box and the gold ribbon under the window is from Darice called Sparkle Tape in  Yellow Amarillo.   Thanks for stopping by and checking out my feminine tag!

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Shopping our Stash: Favorite Technique (Embossing)

Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge #92: Winter Fun

It’s Saturday and that means it’s time for a new Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge!  Today, we begin “Winter Fun” challenge that will go through Friday, January 2, 2015! As usual we have some great sponsors who have generously offered prizes to our randomly chosen winners.  They are:

1) A Day For Daisies offering a prize of: $12 Gift Certificate

2) Dollar Graphic Depot offering a prize of: $15 Gift Certificate

3) Sassy Studio’s offering a prize of: 4 images of winners choice

Thanks Sponsors!  For inspiration today I have a few images I’d like to share with you.  The first is A Day For Daisies “Snowman Scott”.   I colored Scott with Copic Markers and cut him out using the My Favorite Things Stitched Circle die.  I created the background using the falling snowflake stencil from Simon Says Stamp along with molding paste from dreamweaver.  The sweet little birdie is from Lawn Fawn.  The “snow” sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the “Merry Christmas” is from Clearly Besotted.

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My next card is from Dollar Graphics Depot called “Winter Thyme”.  I love the digi’s from this sponsor as they offer many multiple image packets for only $1.00.  I colored this sweet snowman with Copics and used the Lawn Fawn stitched journal card to give him a place to rest.  The ornaments are from My Favorite Things dies and the Poinsettia is from Memory Box Dies.  Sentiment is from Hero Arts stamps set, “Snow Much Joy”.  Paper is American Crafts “Jolly” collection.

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My final card is from Sassy Studio’s called, “Winter Wendy”. I colored her in Copics and used the “Holly Jolly Christmas” from Echo Park.  Oval die is My Favorite Things and sentiment is Simon Says Stamp.

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Lindy’s Stamp Gang November Color Challenge

I absolutely love, love, love, my Lindy’s Stamp gang goodies.  For this November Color Challenge, I used a combination of Sprays and Magicals.  I really appreciate the fact that you can buy the magicals and create your own sprays by just adding water.  You can also create unique combinations by mixing different colors.  For this card is used most of the required colors for the challenge with the exception of changing out Brushed Nickel with Gregarious Grey, which actually worked well because it has a violet base.  The other colors used were: A Bit of Bubbly, Tainted Love Teal, Red Hot Poker Orange, and Sweet Violet Purple Teal.  I mixed my own Violet Purple Teal so it may be lighter than the normal batch.

Here is the color Pallet:

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Here is my card, which uses the Sizzix & Tim Holtz Bigz Jumping Deer die, Memory Box star Die, and sentiment from the new release from Julie Ebersole, which I purchased through Ellen Hutson.   The deer is grunge paper, painted with rock candy crackle paint then sprayed with the Red Hot Poker Orange and then darkened with distress inks in Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Spiced Marmalade.  I also covered it with clear embossing powder and heat set.

Hope you like it!

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