Winter Friends


Winter Friends

In the midst of studying I took a little much needed craft break. This is also for the progressive challenge at From the Heart Stamps. If you make a project with the Monthly Image then you will get next months image free!

1) July Card Sketch @ – Sketch #4 – This one had me stumped when it came out on the original blog but it just came together for this card. Love when that happens. Original sketch – Sketch N Scrap Card #12
2) From the Heart Stamps – July Stamp of Month Challenge
3) Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – July Challenge – Non-traditional colors
4) Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #187 – Cute (must be a Christmas/Winter card)
5)My Perfect Life – Week 29 – Make a Christmas card and share it.

Digital Image: Winter Friends @ From the Heart Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill ( Nelly, Yosemite, white)
Patterned Paper: DCWV – The Winter Matstack (given to me by friend Lisa)
Accents/Tools: Xyron X, cutterbee scissors, stickles
Technique: Paper Pieced

Super Bird


Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

So this is the image I received FREE for completing last months monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps. I did not need another Father’s Day so I decided to make a birthday card.

Super Bird Balloons

And I thought his hand was perfect for holding balloons. But while I was making this card I had an ideal to make another version so that is why there are 2 cards that are similar but different!

Super Bird Stars

While making the balloon card I had an ideal to make a 4th of July card with this image and that is how this card was born. I’m still going to keep it a birthday card because of the paper I used it still doesn’t shout 4th of July to me…..that just means there might be a 3rd card with this image! I liked the stars to give it more of a super hero birthday feel.

1) From the Heart StampsThe Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge – Use the June Stamp – Super Birdbrain and receive NEXT MONTHS IMAGE FREE.
2) June Card Sketches Challenge – Sketch #6 – use the sketch provided as inspiration. Original sketch was Sketch #68 from i {heart} sketches @ from the heart stamps
3) June Card Challenge @ – Bonus Category – Masculine Card

Image: Super Birdbrain @ From the heart stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill
Accents/Tools: pop dots, Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge
Technique: paper pieced

Whimsy Garden Fence


Oh this is sooo close to the dead line….10 min before it closes! This is a month long challenge and for some reason I can never get to it till the end. This time I cut too close! I am not great at coloring digital stamps so a lot of time I use pre-colored digitals. But Faith pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes me drag out my Tombow markers! So after several tries tonight I gave up and went to spend time with the hubby. Around 1030 I came back into my craft room and thought what the heck might as well try to see if I can get the challenge done. I prayed the whole time and it came out (even with a water blob at the very end)!! God even hears our crafting prayers if we will seek him in all that we do. So that left me 30 min to design the card. I’m not happy with it but it’s not horrible either. I might re-do it or I might leave it….depends on how I feel in the morning since it is midnight and I’m pooped!

Whimsy Garden Fence


1) Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps {blog} – Use the digi image provided and get next months image FREE!


Image: Whimsy Garden Fence @ From the heart Stamps

Cardstock: The Paper Studio @ Hobby Lobby (purple and yellow), Bazzill (pink- discontinued)

Inks: Tombow markers

Accents/Tools: embossing folder, corner round (large and small), pop dots

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Healing thoughts

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Healing Thoughts

Inside: Healing thoughts and prayers are being sent your way.

I have 2 sisters that come to my craft class at the retirement home. Both of the ladies are in their 90’s (probably average age for the class!) but they show up every month they can. This month one of them couldn’t come to class because she fell and broke her hip so I made this card for her. Wanted her to know that she was missed and we are praying for her.

I used the March Stamp of the Month at {From the heart stamps} called Hamlet PigWit Think Spring! This card is a hybrid card…half computer colored and half with Tombow markers.


1) March Stamp of the Month Challenge at {From the Heart Stamps} – Use the stamp of the month before the 31st and get next months image FREE.

2) Sketch Saturday Challenge #303pick any sketch from #215 to 302! I used sketch #300


3) March Card Challenge @ – Favorites Category – I used a saved sketch from my favorites.

4) Card Makin Mamas Challenge #83 – Photo Inspiration. Use the photo as inspiration. I took inspiration from the yellow flowers, green desk and the color of the lamp.


Digital Image: Hamlet PigWit Think Spring @ {From the Heart Stamps}

Cardstock: Bazzill (White)

Patterned Paper: from my scraps so I don’t remember (I think the green is Michael’s)

Inks/Markers: The pig and yellow flowers were colored in photoshop. The flower stems, grass, flower pot and butterfly were colored with Tombow markers (yellow 985, pinkish red 905, green 126, brown 947)

Accents/Tools: Fiskars scallop border punch, Stickles – yellow

Technique: Watercolor with markers, hybrid

I was sweating it!


Today is the last day to make a project with the February Stamp of the Month at From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) and I just got it done! This month hasn’t allowed for much crafting and now I’m sick with a cold. Some people can craft when they are sick…I’m not one of them. My creative juices are plugged up with sinus crap at the moment so I’m surprised I was able to get this done. I’m happy with it for now we will see when I feel better if I still like it! I made it with one of my Best Friends in mind that has a birthday in April. Her favorite color combo is yellow and dark blue so that is what I used.

Don't Sweat it

Inside Card: … you still look like a Spring Chick!

This stamp, Birthday Candle Birdbrain, comes with a ton of sentiments! I was having a hard time people which one to use! I colored the bird in photoshop (have a hard time with yellow when I do watercolors) the rest I did with Tombow markers.

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 as my inspiration. Instead of the second block on the bottom I did a long skinny one to hold my sentiment. I also offset the image from the blue mat.


1) February Stamp of the Month Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps – Use the image provided and get next months Monthly image free!

2) Simply Create Too Challenge #56 – Shop in your Stash! I so need this challenge….about a 100 times! Everything is from my scrap drawer too! I even had the yellow embossed piece in there! Nothing new on this card!

3) Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes. No topping this week just make a birthday card!

4) March Card Challenge @ – Product Category – Fiber/Thread (no ribbon)…I’m hoping floss is okay!

5) Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #208 – Use the sketch provided as your inspiration.

6) Sentimental Sundays Challenge #195 – Make your own background paper


Digital Image: Birthday Candle Birdbrain @ From the Heart Stamps

Cardstock: Bazzill

Inks/Markers: the bird was colored in photoshop, the rest I used Tombow markers (blue – 452, 565, 535) (yellow – 055)

Accents/Tools: button, floss, Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder

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