Sunday, October 27, 2013

Buckets of Love

I'm participating in this week's challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  Each week a card sketch is provided.  If you link up your project to the blog you have an opportunity to win money to spend on stamps.  How fun is that?  Here is the sketch for this week.


Card Sketch Challenge Pattern no. 39


My dad was here this past week visiting from Florida.  We had a really nice time and did lots of fun things.  He's almost 88 and walks 3 miles a day, 6 days a week.  It's been cool here in the mornings and he is glad to be back in the warmer weather.  It was a challenge for him to walk in 40 degree temperatures.  He bought us a special gift and I wanted to make him a card to show our appreciation.



This sea turtle image is so cute.  I colored it up and added a sentiment from a different stamp.  I recolored the text before centering it under the turtles.



I die cut some waves and added 3 little fish buttons.  I purchased them at the fabric store on clearance and broke off the shank so they would lay flat.  I think they added the perfect finishing touch to the card.  I know my dad will get a big kick out of it.  He always supports the craft projects I make and tells everyone about my blog.



Sending you buckets of love Dad!!!

Buckets of Love

I'm participating in this week's challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  Each week a card sketch is provided.  If you link up your project to the blog you have an opportunity to win money to spend on stamps.  How fun is that?  Here is the sketch for this week.


Card Sketch Challenge Pattern no. 39


My dad was here this past week visiting from Florida.  We had a really nice time and did lots of fun things.  He's almost 88 and walks 3 miles a day, 6 days a week.  It's been cool here in the mornings and he is glad to be back in the warmer weather.  It was a challenge for him to walk in 40 degree temperatures.  He bought us a special gift and I wanted to make him a card to show our appreciation.



This sea turtle image is so cute.  I colored it up and added a sentiment from a different stamp.  I recolored the text before centering it under the turtles.



I die cut some waves and added 3 little fish buttons.  I purchased them at the fabric store on clearance and broke off the shank so they would lay flat.  I think they added the perfect finishing touch to the card.  I know my dad will get a big kick out of it.  He always supports the craft projects I make and tells everyone about my blog.



Sending you buckets of love Dad!!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Harvest Medley

Every month From The Heart Stamps features a digital stamp image.  If you play along and post a project using the stamp you qualify to get the next month's stamp for FREE!  The October stamp is called Harvest Medley and is a collage of images and a sentiment.


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps


I love working with digital stamps because of the flexibility they offer.  It's so easy to resize and use the stamps no matter what your project.  I printed it on ivory cardstock and then colored it using a monochromatic palette.  I used white glue with a fine tip to mark certain areas and sprinkled it with bronze glitter.  I like the subtle effect without being overly sparkly.



I started with a card base of More Mustard 6" x 6".  I rummaged around in my scrap pile and found some leftover fall paper.  I had one long strip of the owl paper and cut it in half for the top and bottom.  I used another scrap for the middle section of the background.  "Harvest Medley" is showcased front and center of the card.



I tied a pretty striped ribbon bow around the entire front panel before attaching it to the card base.



If you don't have the image for the October challenge you can purchase it from the store, play along with the challenge and then get the November image free.


I can't wait to see what it is!

Harvest Medley

Every month From The Heart Stamps features a digital stamp image.  If you play along and post a project using the stamp you qualify to get the next month's stamp for FREE!  The October stamp is called Harvest Medley and is a collage of images and a sentiment.


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps


I love working with digital stamps because of the flexibility they offer.  It's so easy to resize and use the stamps no matter what your project.  I printed it on ivory cardstock and then colored it using a monochromatic palette.  I used white glue with a fine tip to mark certain areas and sprinkled it with bronze glitter.  I like the subtle effect without being overly sparkly.



I started with a card base of More Mustard 6" x 6".  I rummaged around in my scrap pile and found some leftover fall paper.  I had one long strip of the owl paper and cut it in half for the top and bottom.  I used another scrap for the middle section of the background.  "Harvest Medley" is showcased front and center of the card.



I tied a pretty striped ribbon bow around the entire front panel before attaching it to the card base.



If you don't have the image for the October challenge you can purchase it from the store, play along with the challenge and then get the November image free.


I can't wait to see what it is!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Just Us Girls: Color Challenge


I'm entering a challenge this week at Just Us Girls.  Aren't these colors yummy!  They remind me of the ocean, the beach, the sand, the waves.  My favorite place in the whole world is standing in the sand on a beach, looking out over the water.  It's so calm and soothing.  Here's the card I made.



I needed a thank you card for my best friend and blue is her favorite color.  It was a no brainer to use the color palette from the challenge.  The card is 5" x 5".  I used kraft paper for my base and matted the Pool Party printed paper with Chocolate Chip.  The sentiment is stamped and then embossed with Pool Party embossing powder.  I tucked a double layer of funky scallops down the side and added a dimensional flower sticker.



I know my friend will love the card and the pretty colors.  Have a great day!

Just Us Girls: Color Challenge


I'm entering a challenge this week at Just Us Girls.  Aren't these colors yummy!  They remind me of the ocean, the beach, the sand, the waves.  My favorite place in the whole world is standing in the sand on a beach, looking out over the water.  It's so calm and soothing.  Here's the card I made.



I needed a thank you card for my best friend and blue is her favorite color.  It was a no brainer to use the color palette from the challenge.  The card is 5" x 5".  I used kraft paper for my base and matted the Pool Party printed paper with Chocolate Chip.  The sentiment is stamped and then embossed with Pool Party embossing powder.  I tucked a double layer of funky scallops down the side and added a dimensional flower sticker.



I know my friend will love the card and the pretty colors.  Have a great day!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

From The Heart Sketch No. 37

Hi.  I'm participating in From the Heart Stamps sketch challenge again this week.  A new image was released and I had to make a card with it.  It's called Raking Leaves Birdbrains and is the perfect fall image.  So playful and cute.  I'm putting together a care package for my granddaughter and this card will make her smile.  I followed the sketch pretty close and made a 6 x 6 card.  The base is a pretty purple eggplant color and I found a scrap of fall paper that had all the colors of the season.



I added another layer of purple cardstock and matted it with mustard cardstock.  I printed the birdbrains just the size I needed and colored the image matching the other colors in the papers.  I found some stickers from My Little Bicycle and thought they fit the theme perfectly.  I finished off the upper corner with a couple of chipboard leaves and a shiny heart.  I really love how it turned out.



Head over to From The Heart Stamps and get this adorable digital image.  So much fun to work with.



Everything in my craft room is scattered just like these fall leaves.  So, I'm ready to start on a project for next week!  Thanks for stopping by.

From The Heart Sketch No. 37

Hi.  I'm participating in From the Heart Stamps sketch challenge again this week.  A new image was released and I had to make a card with it.  It's called Raking Leaves Birdbrains and is the perfect fall image.  So playful and cute.  I'm putting together a care package for my granddaughter and this card will make her smile.  I followed the sketch pretty close and made a 6 x 6 card.  The base is a pretty purple eggplant color and I found a scrap of fall paper that had all the colors of the season.



I added another layer of purple cardstock and matted it with mustard cardstock.  I printed the birdbrains just the size I needed and colored the image matching the other colors in the papers.  I found some stickers from My Little Bicycle and thought they fit the theme perfectly.  I finished off the upper corner with a couple of chipboard leaves and a shiny heart.  I really love how it turned out.



Head over to From The Heart Stamps and get this adorable digital image.  So much fun to work with.



Everything in my craft room is scattered just like these fall leaves.  So, I'm ready to start on a project for next week!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I (heart) Card Sketch No. 36

This week's sketch for From The Heart Stamps was a fun one for me.  I wanted to use the Autumn Mums digital image but in a totally different way.  Here's my card.



Breast Cancer Awareness is near and dear to my heart so I colored the image with various shades of pink with a touch of aqua.  The flowers were accented with Stickles.  The name was Crystal and it has an aqua glow when you move the card.  The strip at the bottom of the image is washi tape and I colored in a couple of the arrows to tie it together with the image.  I used pink cardstock as the base and matted it with a black polka dot paper.  I love the gray and white chevron paper.  I think it's the perfect contrast to the rest of my paper choices.  I used a Epiphany Crafts heart embellishment and glitter paper to complete the sketch.



 The Stickles looks messy in this photo but I think it's the way the light is shining on it.  It also is more aqua on the card.  I really like the non-traditional look of this card and it also shows how you can think outside the box when using your stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!

I (heart) Card Sketch No. 36

This week's sketch for From The Heart Stamps was a fun one for me.  I wanted to use the Autumn Mums digital image but in a totally different way.  Here's my card.



Breast Cancer Awareness is near and dear to my heart so I colored the image with various shades of pink with a touch of aqua.  The flowers were accented with Stickles.  The name was Crystal and it has an aqua glow when you move the card.  The strip at the bottom of the image is washi tape and I colored in a couple of the arrows to tie it together with the image.  I used pink cardstock as the base and matted it with a black polka dot paper.  I love the gray and white chevron paper.  I think it's the perfect contrast to the rest of my paper choices.  I used a Epiphany Crafts heart embellishment and glitter paper to complete the sketch.



 The Stickles looks messy in this photo but I think it's the way the light is shining on it.  It also is more aqua on the card.  I really like the non-traditional look of this card and it also shows how you can think outside the box when using your stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!