Monday, September 22, 2014

FTH Sketch 80

It's time for another sketch over at From the Heart Community blog.  This week's sketch was cooked up by Calypso and it's a fun one.

This week's twist is to make your own embellishment.  So in order to be eligible for the prize, you must either use the sketch or make your own embellie.  Not terribly difficult.

My "home-made" embellishment was cutting the "Merry Christmas" out from my Silhouette ... not EXACTLY what I'd consider homemade but close enough!

I hope you have time to join in the fun this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SSW2: DSB-28

Welcome back to Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2's weekly challenge!  Our sponsor this week is Sally-Ann from DigiStamp Boutique.  She's offering the winner a £10 voucher to her store.

I used the set "Stanley" to create my card.  I needed a quick and cute birthday card for a family member (tons of birthdays this month!).  This little sweetie certainly fit the bill.

We hope that you stop by and join in the sketch fun this week.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FTH: Knit Happens!

Knit DOES happen ... like when you forget to schedule your post.  Ooops, I'm late.  Is it just me or does life speed up after you turn 30?!!

This week From the Heart has a brand new sketch for you to try.  You can either use the sketch or the twist, which is humor this week!

I decided to just twist.  I used Birdbrain Winter Scarf as my image and revisited my favorite colors of the month: purple and aqua.  This is my second card with these.

Come on over for a visit and see all the cards from the DT.  You won't be disappointed, I guarantee.

Monday, September 15, 2014

DP: Mid-Month Release

Yep, you read correctly ... there are more new images to peruse in the Doodle Pantry store!  And they are my favorite kind ... really CUUUUTE animals!  There are lots of monkeys, owls and squirrels with this release.

I used Gift Monkey and paired it with the Try Stamping on a Tuesday sketch.  The thing that is great about Laurie's sets are that they come as outlines AND pre-colored images.  I used those and made two REALLY fast birthday cards.

I also wanted to remind you about some of the specials over on the Doodle Pantry page, Cheer Spirit is the FEATURED product for Challenge #50 over on the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.  When you enter the challenge, and use a Doodle Pantry illustration (not just a sentiment) you earn this set for FREE!!

Also, don't forget that Ageless Antiques is the  FREE set with ANY PURCHASE from September 1-24!  Just add this set to your cart when you purchase any other set and it will be free.  Who doesn't like free?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FTH Mid Week Inspiration

Just a post to wish my friend, Jessica, a VERY happy birthday!  Sadly, your card will be late (again.)  She'd probably fall over in shock if it were ever to arrive on-time!

Another week is cruising by and I've got this card featuring another great From the Heart birdbrain chick to inspire you.  This is Birthday Candle Birdbrain.

Right now, Faith has all her images at a reduced price.  It's great time to stock up on all those images that you have always wanted.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SSW2-27 Ay Caramba ... It's Favorite Stamps!

Whenever I look at this stamp, I hear Bart Simpson's voice in my head: "Don't have a cow, man." Wow, has THAT show been on forever or what?!!  Still a little surprised that Bart won an award from Time Magazine as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th Century.  Really?  OK, kinda dating myself with that remark!

Welcome back to another Wednesday challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  This week, we are choosing our favorite stamps to work with.  We don't have a sponsor but it doesn't mean that there isn't a prize.  Sally has a collection of papers, embellishments and stamps to mail to the winner.  It sounds pretty cool, actually!  It was really fun to see what everyone on the DT chose to use.  I used Party Cow from High Hopes.

Of the billion images I own, I picked this one to use because it is the stamp of the month over at SSMIS and it was nice to check off two "to-do's" with one card.  Click here if you want to see what everyone else is doing with it. 

Come on over to SSW2 this week and play!

Friday, September 5, 2014

FTH: September HOP!!

Howdy friends ... and welcome to the From the Heart Stamps blog hop.  The theme for this month's release is “For the Bird{brains}.”  I was REALLY excited since these are my absoluuuuute favorite images of Faith's.  We've got some really great eye-candy for you to see this month!!

If you have arrived from the From the Heart blog, you are exactly where you need to be.  If not why not head over to the From the Heart Stamps blog.  Trust me, you don’t miss anything this round.

My card features Birdbrain Needs Coffee.  I can't tell you how much I love this image!  Around here, coffee is something of a passion!  My technique is two-fold: I used sewing AND I fussy cut and popped the image. 

This time, we would like to invite all of you to be a part of the hop! At the bottom of my post, you will find a linlinkz.  Use one of my techniques (or really ANY of the DT's techniques) and link to that page.  It's as easy as that.  If you are interested in guest designing for FTHS over the next few months, simply add GDT to your entry.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each entry as you hop along. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. AND ... one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store! Good stuff!

 But wait ... Faith is offering another cool prize! Have you ever had a great idea for a Birdbrain image? Well, here is your chance!  One lucky winner will be randomly selected from ALL the comments to work with Faith, designing a new Birdbrain image!

Now head over to Ruth's to see the sweet card she made this round.