Saturday, October 3, 2015


 Hello and thanks for popping by today!  I have a new card to share with you for our new Anything Goes challenge over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  We have 3 fabulous new sponsors for this challenge and I was lucky enough to work with a company that I have never worked with before, so that was fun. 

I have used Isabella from Emerald Fairies. My sketch is from Tuesday Morning Sketches.   

Our wonderful sponsors this challenge are:
 Prize ~ 3 images

Prize ~ 3 images

 Prize ~ 3 images

 I sure hope you will have a look over at the challenge blog to see the rest of the fabulous creations that my team mates have created and then enter for your chance at one of the wonderful prizes available from our fabulous sponsors!

Friday, October 2, 2015

~Get To Know You FTHS Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Meet the Design Team theme this month. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects and telling us a bit about themselves, too.
If you have arrived from Kathy Stacy's blog, 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. All of our new designers are joining us for their very first hop, so it's sure to be a fun one and you don't want to miss one single stop!

Here is my project, using Bouquet Chick.  It is one of my favorite FTHS images.

My card features supplies from: CTMH- CS- Blush, My Mind's Eye- Lime Twist PP, CTMH- Hollyhock Ink, CTMH- My Fave Stamp Set, CTMH- mini rhinestones, Spellbinders-Nestabilities.  The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 
 Part of this hop is a chance to Meet The Team. Our challenge was to use one of our favorite images and our favorite technique. Bouquet Chick is one of my favorite FTHS images and although I don't have a special or favorite technique that I have used for this card, my favorite challenge is sketches so I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for my card. 

We were also given some questions to answer so that you all can get to know us a bit and here are my answers:

What is your favorite coloring technique? I would say Copic Markers. I do have Prismacolor pencils too but they kind of scare me!

What is your favorite category of images in the FTHS store? Without a doubt it is the Birdbrains but Faithful Friends are a very close 2nd.

What emoji do you use most often? The winky one

Describe your crafting space. I am very lucky to have an entire room dedicated to my paper crafting hobby. It is in our basement and it was built just for me. I have a wonderful L shaped counter that has waaaaay too much stuff on it and all of my supplies in various storage units, Ikea Expedit shelving, etc, Cricut, computer,-everything I need to create is in my room.

Why do you like to make handmade cards? I love the personal touch and the fact that no one will have that same card…ever!

How long have you been on the From the Heart Stamps design team? I began as a guest In October 2013 and joined the team shortly thereafter…time flies when you’re having fun!

What is your best tip for taking good photos of your cards? 
Well, I am still working on this but I find a nice white background and great lighting. I prefer outside natural daylight but that’s not always possible, so an Ott light is the next best thing for me.

Now, please head over to Lyn's blog and see what she has created and learn a little bit more about her as well...this has been a  fun hop!!

 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. And additionally, we will have a game with some prizes on the FTHS blog!

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 5th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 7th.



Saturday, September 26, 2015

~Two Bears In A Boat

 Time for a new challenge over at Di's Digis and this week we would like you to show us Animals Acting Like challenge right?!  I have used this cutie called quite simply- Two Bears In A Boat and it can be found in Di's store.

I have used the sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 for my layout this week- I love their sketches!!

Be sure to pop by the challenge blog to check out the design teams creations-they are super fun, so don't miss them and then enter for your chance to win a great prize from our sponsor this time around or 2 digis from Di for using one of her images on your card when you play along...see it could be a win win situation for you!!

Have a suepr weekend- we are off to a volleyball tournament for Kirsten today and it should be a great day!



Wednesday, September 23, 2015

~Birdbrain Jack O Lantern

Wow this week is flying by!  Wednesday that means it Mid Week Inspiration time over at From The Heart Stamps.  

We had another super fun sketch with a tWiSt this week.  I went with the sketch this time around and used one of Faith's images called Birdbrain Jack O Lantern. Thsi super fun paper is from Bo Bunny and it's called Whoo-ligans, it's for last year but I still have a few sheets to use up!

Since this is a mid week inspiration post, that means you still have time to enter this week's challenge.  Be sure to stop by the challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration from my design team mates and then enter your card.  EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to From the Heart Stamps. Use it as a Discount or save them up to earn a free stamp-how fun is that!!

Have a super rest of the week and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

~Acorn in my Hand

Oh my, I forgot to post my card for my Creative Knockouts challenge last still have until tomorrow night (Wednesday at 8pm Mountain Time) to enter!!  Our challenge this time is Happy Fall Y'All and Sami Stamps is our wonderful sponsor.

I have used this super cute image from Sami called Acorn in my Hand and the sketch is from Ruby's Rainbow-Sketch 113- I just rotated it to fit my image.

I sure hope you will join us over at Creative Knockouts this week as Sami has offered a $12 gift certificate to one lucky winner!

Have a super week!



Monday, September 14, 2015

~Spectacular Birdbrain

Wow, that weekend sure flew by!  Lance moved all our cows and calves home this weekend, so it was definitely one of the best days for Landon.  He loves that day so much and is happy they are all home...I think they are happy to be home too as there is a lot more to eat here than where they were!

 It's time for a new challenge over at From The Heart Stamps now that we are back to weekly challenges!  the summer break was great but we have same super fun sketches with a tWiSt lined up for you so it's great to be back to weekly challenge again!

I have used of fun sketch this week and a fun new image as well.  Now there's a catch with this image, but it's for a great cause.  Faith's daughter Mekaela's hockey team is doing a fundraiser and there are various increments you can choose to donate.  This set is one that comes with the $20 level which is what I donated and it along with the others that come with it are awesome!  So worth it for the $20 for me and it benefits Mekaela's hockey team so it really is a win win situation.  This image is from the Spectacular Birdbrain set and more information can be found right here.

EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to From the Heart Stamps. Use it as a Discount or save them up to earn a free stamp.

 I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge blog and to check out Mekaela's fundraiser and then join us this week!



Saturday, September 12, 2015

~Scarecrow Bear

Although it has been super nice weather here the last couple of days and the weekend is supposed to be nice too, you can definitely feel fall in the air in the mornings!

We have a new challenge for you at Di's Digi Challenge this week and that is to see the Fabulous Fall Colors on your card. 

My image is called Scarecrow Bear and can be found in Di's store and the layout is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 again because I love their sketches so much.  My focal point is just a circle instead of an oval because it worked better for my image but the sketch is there! 

One lucky person will win a surprise package from MAGNOLIA-LICIOUS!  
You do not have to use an image from Di's Digis but if you do, you could win 2 digis just for doing so.  I know I say this every challenge but I am truly a huge fan of Di's work and I know you'll find something you'll love!!

Have fun and happy crafting!



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

~Pumpkin Patch Girl

Time flies lately!!  Our long weekend went by super fast and since I am a day behind everything, my card this week for From The Heart Stamps is for our mid week inspiration post.  I have used both our sketch and our tWiSt this week.  

The tWiSt is to see mostly white on your card.  I have used our cute SOTM this month and she is from Faith's Faithful Friends line called Pumpkin Patch Girl.  Not only do you get this cute image but super cute sentiments to go with it.  You can play along in our weekly sketch with a tWiSt challenge and also the monthly progressive challenge.

EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to From the Heart Stamps. Use it as a Discount or save them up to earn a free stamp.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope to see your card!!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

~LPOFC- Blue Sea Illusion

It's challenge time again over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!  We have some wonderful sponsors again this week and I am delighted to be able to work with this gorgeous image called Blue Sea Illusion from  Ching-Chou Kuik.

Our challenge at LPOCF are always Anything Goes, so whatever your little heart desires can be entered for your chance at one of the three fantastic prizes!

Our sponsors this time around are:
 Prize~1 image
Prize~5 images
Prize~ 3images

I hope you'll pop on over to the challenge blog where you can see what the rest of the design team has made and then enter your card for a chance to win!

Have fun!


Friday, September 4, 2015

~Mia Sweet Urchin

It's been a while since I've had a chance to play in my own challenge but I am playing along this week!  The challenge for you over at Creative Knockouts (please don't mind the dust as the blog is being updated)  is Flower Power.  

I have used the super cute Mia Sweet Urchin for my card from our lovely sponsor Lacy Sunshine and the layout is this week's Sweet Sketch Wednesday....I love their sketches and even won Top 3 last week!!  I did turn the sketch so my image fit better but it's still there!

I hope you will have a chance to play along with us too!!

Have fun and happy crafting!