Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Inspiration at FTHS

Thanks for joining us again for another weekly inspiration post at
Not sure about you, but up here in WI we have had a "weird" winter.
We actually had no snow for Christmas, but snow for Thanksgiving.
And only 3 "named" snowstorms (more than 3" of accumulation).
No snow for awhile now, everything is starting to green up, birds are singing and tonight into tomorrow we are suppose to get rain and frigid temps, and possible snow?
Well, I saw my first robin the other day, and that is suppose to be a sign of spring - I hope so. And I made this card with that robin and spring in mind.
I used the current sketch

Image: Surprised Birdbrain
Paper: Green cardstock, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: American Crafts Ribbon, QuicKutz Circle Dies
Sketch: Sketch 102

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Come and Get It ~ Things with Wings

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birdbrain Needs Coffee.......

Welcome back for another weekly inspiration !!

Not until right now did I notice something "funny". A couple of weekends ago, I went on a scrapbooking weekend w/my girlfriends.  I printed out some images and I usually try to get as many as I can on a page, usually 4 is a good size.

I didn't realize that I used another Birdbrain Needs Coffee image and somewhat followed the current sketch as well. Weird!! But I really love this lil guy as he reminds me of myself some mornings. Just give me that 1st cup of coffee and THEN I am ready to face the world...LOL!!

Here is the current sketch Challenge
And my card:
Image: Birdbrain Needs Coffee
Paper: Authentique Paper Suave
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: American Crafts Ribbon & twine, Hero Arts Gems, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Chipboard (creamer dish)
Sketch: Sketch 101

As you can see, I traded out the rectangle for scalloped circles and my strip thru the middle is alot smaller. But for the most part - pretty close. And will digging thru my stash to find the perfect embellishment, I happen to stumble across some chipboard I have had for some time now. And this one just happened to remind me over a lil coffee creamer cup. So I inked it up with my blue ink, added some sparkle and twine!

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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.
Linky will close on Sunday, March 23rd  at 10PM CST
Thanks for stopping by :)
Craft your Passion  ~ Anything Goes
Love to Scrap ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Let's celebrate & be inpsired as well

This week is our 100th sketch @ From The Heart Stamps!!!!  
Wahoo!!!!  (Technically it’s #101 but, who’s counting!!)  So we have an amazing prize prepared for you!!!  This week we will be selecting and awarding 10 participants from this weeks challenge to receive
$10.00 gift vouchers!!!  YEAH!!!
I find it - for lack of a better word - hard sometimes to make a CAS card. I am always wanting to embellish more, or add lots of layers, etc. But this past weekend, I was at a weekend scrapping retreat w/my girlfriends. And I can't believe how "fast" I came up with this one. I think it was Saturday afternoon or so when I got around to making this card. After doing other numerous cards and a couple of layouts, it just came together in no time.  I was inspired by seeing a few others projects at the retreat as well.
Hope you like it!!

Image: Birdbrain Needs Coffee
Paper: White card stock and scrap
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Button, American crafts twine
Sketch: Sketch 100

This is pretty much how I felt after our weekend away. I think we may have gotten 8, maybe 9 hours of sleep total for the whole weekend! But it was SO much fun, I got lots done and had a great time.
I hope you can join us this week. You just might be one of the lucky 10 winners!! Can't win if you don't play!!


Friday, March 6, 2015

“Going Green” Blog Hop @ FTHS

Our theme this month is “Going Green”.
(use the color green or something recycled)
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
If you have arrived from Lyn, 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 project. I decided to just go with the using color green. Isn't this little guy adorable!! I had so much fun coloring him.

Image: Hamlet PigWit Think Spring
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Recollections gems, American Crafts Knock Out 2" Banner punch, 1 1/2 circle punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Large Oval
Now head over to Stephanie and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday March 9th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday March 11th.

Thanks for "hopping" by :)
Challenges ~
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Green
Craft Your Passion ~ Always Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps ~ Anything Goes