Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Challenge # 347


Happy Wednesday everyone!!!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 347
Anything Goes
 
I got to work with a Dr. Digi stamp this week - YAY!!! I just love all the great digi stamps they have! And when I seen this one - I knew I had to have it :)
 
Check another Christmas card off my list - WOO HOO!
And this image so depicts most of our younger society today.
Most of us have taken selfies - so why not Santa...LOL!
 
Hope you like it!!
 

Image: Selfie Santa
Paper: Simple Stories Sn@p Color Vibe, American Crafts Merrymint
Color medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Stamps of Life (Smile), Sizzix Dotted Squares dies, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Green, Red & Clear, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Recollections gems, Cherry Lynn Designs B146 Pine Branches die

We are looking for a couple more team members to join our friendly challenge blog . If you are interested in being a design team member then please add DT after your name when linking your project on the Penny's site!

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some great cards and would love to hear from you!
 
And as always -
don't forget to visit this weeks sponsors who makes this all happen :)
 


 
Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
and 

 

Store
Prize - 2 Digi Images of winners choice
 
Thank you for stopping by today!!
 
Would love to hear from you :)
 
 
Michelle

Monday, September 18, 2017

Challenge #346

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 346
Anything Goes
 
Sorry for the delay in last weeks post. It was just one of those 'snowball' affects where 1 thing leads to another, then another with issues. 
 
BUT...I am here now with this past weeks image from Lemon Shortbread.
Made a quick CAS card for a when you want to send a friend a quick "Hello". Hope you like it :)
 

Image: T-Shirt Soda Girl
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade and Textured Cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Clear & Pink, Nuvo Jewel Drops Orange Marmalade, Distress Ink Old Paper, Law Fawn LF556 Our Friendship Grows (sentiment), American Crafts 2" banner punch


Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some great cards and would love to hear from you!
 
And as always -
don't forget to visit this weeks sponsor who makes this all happen :)
 
Store
Prize - 3 Digi images from the store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Challenge #345

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 345
Anything Goes
 
 
This week image is provided by All Dressed Up. I just made a quick and simple little card this week. Such a cute image that I didn't want to "over do it" with extras. I had fun with all the bold colors. Hope you like it!!
 
 
 
Paper: Scrap from my hoard...lol
Color medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut, Simply Creative Pearls, Wink of Stella Clear and Pink, Glossy Accents
 
Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some great cards and would love to hear from you!
 
And as always -
don't forget to visit this weeks sponsors who makes this all happen :)
 
 

Store
Blog
Prize - 2 Digi images from their store

and
 
 
Store
Prize - 4 Individual images of winners choice
 
Thanks for stopping by today :)
 
Michelle
 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Challenge #344

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 344
Quick and Easy
 
I can not believe this weekend is already Labor Day! Where did the summer go? Don't get me wrong, fall is still my most favorite season, but this summer just flew by! I hope everyone has their school shopping done so they can enjoy the long weekend! Hoping to spend some time with my son, DIL and grandkids this weekend :) Oh...and my hubby too...LOL!
 
Here is this weeks card w/image supplied from Fred She Said.
Great for creating a quick CAS card like I did here.
Hope you like it!
 

Image: Wheelbarrow
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Spellbinders Lacey Circle dies, My Sentiments Exactly Handwritten Sentiment, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge punch, Prima Flowers, Wink of Stella Clear, Pink, Green and Yellow

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit this weeks sponsor who makes this all happen :)
 
 
Store 
Prize - $15 gift certificate 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
 
Michelle
 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Challenge #343

               
Welcome back crafty friends for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 343
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Paper Creator. Sometimes you just need an image that is pre-colored and ready to go! And Paper Creator is wonderful for that! Everything you need for digital crafting to card making kits! And guess what? I can cross another Christmas card off on my list - YAY!! I love this adorable snowman and cat which are both my favorites :)
I hope you like my card!
 

Image: Wrapped in Love - Cat
Paper: American Crafts Merrymint
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies, Quickutz circle dies, American Crafts twine, Wink of Stella Clear & Pink, ek Success Large snowflake punch

I wanted to keep it CAS as I wanted to make an 'easy and quick card'. Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsor who makes this all happen every week :)


Store
Prize - $10 credit to the store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Challenge #342


Hi crafty friends!!
 
Welcome back for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 342
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Cute As A Button!! Now I can cross another Christmas card off the list - YAY!!This one was a little challenging for me with all the little details to color. There are a few spots that didn't quite come out like I had hoped, but I think it turned out pretty good.
 
Hope you like it!
 
 

Image: Christmas Chloe
Paper:  Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini & Spinach Soup
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Impression Obsession DIE319-K Branched die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layer dies, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler (sentiment), Mama Elephant tag die, Recollections rhinestones, Wink of Stella Clear, Pink & Yellow

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week :)
 

 
 Store
Blog 
Prize - 2 single image from their store

and
Prize -3 digis of winners choice
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle
 
 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Challenge #341

 Hello everyone!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 341
Anything Goes
 
 
This week I got to use an image from Sasayaki Glitter. And it's the perfect image for this time of the year! I could really go for the beach and a cool drink in my hand! I hope you like it!
 

Image: Party Shy
Paper: Fancy Pants Making Waves
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle die, My Favorite Things Blueprint 21 die, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear and Pink, Nuvo Jewel drop Orange Marmalade, Stamps of Life Flamingos 2 stamp
 
Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week :)


Prize - 1 coloured image

and 

Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
Thanks for stopping by!!
 
Michelle

Thursday, August 3, 2017

With great sadness.......

With great sadness, we wanted to let all of our FTHS friends and customers know that Faith passed away last Thursday after a courageous battle with brain cancer.
 
You can see the full article here on the blog.
 
Her family and friends have set up a Go Fund Me to support her husband Nate and her children. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
 
Even though I never physically met Faith - she has inspired me thru her artistic talents. I was honored in 2011 when she asked if I would like to join her design team, at which time was know as Designed 2 Delight. I nervously made my 1st post on April 2, 2011 and the rest is history as they say. I have learned so much being on the design team and from Faith. She always had a kind word or encouragement when I needed it. Faith made me 'think outside the box' and do things I never thought I could.
 
 A while back - she had asked each of the DT members what they would like to see for a digi stamp set. We all gave her ideas - and she drew a digi set for EACH of us! This set has always had a place in my heart - but now it's even more special. She will be truly missed by all who's lives she has touched.
 
Faith - I will miss you and this is for you!
 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Challenge #340

Hello everyone!!
 
Sorry about no post last week. Julie, our owner and coordinator for the blog was out sick and had some issues getting our images.
 
BUT -  we are back and ready for another challenge!
 
Are you ready for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 340
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Oddball Art. These images are so much fun to color and design with. As Lizzy puts it -  a Perfect Combo of Sweet & Sour Glittering Up the Grunge. And what a better way to get started on some of those holiday cards! This little gal is all colored up in 'traditional' Christmas green and red. I hope you like it !!
 
 

Image: Holiday Alex No 357
Paper: the Paper Studio Old World Winter
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Distress Ink Old Paper, Recollection Rhinestones, Mama Elephant Tags dies, Impression Obession Die 319-K Branches, Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler (sentiment), Wink of Stella Clear, Green and Pink, Heidi Swapp flowers, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles dies

Some of you may have noticed that I have changed my background. I have been using the same one for quite some time now. Recently during the Amazon Prime deals day, I found this Instant Pop Up light studio for $10. I thought I would give it a try. Previously I was just using some foam board, patterned paper and a couple of my art lights. I wanted to see if this was any better, worse, the same? So feel free to give me some tips, tricks advise if you would like:)
 
Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.



Store
Prize - 3 Images from their store

and





 Store
Blog
Prize -$15 gift code to use on their website
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Challenge #338

Hello everyone!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 339
Anything Goes

I LOVE Bugaboo images and that is who our sponsor is this week - YAY!!!
They literally have an image for every occasion :) And when I seen this cute little cat - I just couldn't pass him by!! If your not already aware - I love cats and have 3 of them. 1 female and 2 males and they just make like more fun and interesting. And I wanted to make a bright and cheery card so I hope you like it!!
 

Image: Kidz Clowns
Paper: the Paper Studio Eat Cake
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circles dies, Wink of Stella Clear, Yellow and Green, Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages, the Paper Studio Enamel dots

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week :)


 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Challenge #337

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 338
Anything Goes
 
This week I got to use an image from The Paper Shelter. It's funny that I got to use a Christmas image as this past weekend was our Christmas in July night at our local track where my son races. My grandkids got to visit Santa and let them know what they wanted this year :) I included a pic of my sons race car as well. Or as my 3 year old grandson says "Daddy's go-go car".



Well, I hope you like my card! I like the freedom you have to use the colored image if your 'pressed' for time - or you can color the image yourself.


Image: Santa Collection
Paper: the Paper Studio Old World Winter
Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Clear, Sizzix Framelits Dotted Squares, Recollections gems, Distress Ink Old Paper, Martha Stewart snowflake punch

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!


Store
Blog
Prize - $10 Gift Certificate
and 
Store
Blog
Facebook
Prize - $10 gift certificate for their online store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Would love to hear from you :)
 
Michelle

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Challenge #336

Howdy crafty friends!!!
Sorry I am a little late with this weeks post. Been a crazy busy last week or so and things just kind of 'got behind a bit' for me.
 
Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!
 
So onto another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 336
Anything Goes

This weeks image is from Digistamps4joy! I got to use a little creativity of mine own this week. We were given a bundle of images to work with and they had to do with gardening. We could use them separately if we wished. Or combine them. So I combined some together to make 1 single image using the multiple images.  I hope you like what I did :)

 
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: atyou Spica pen 12 Silver, Martha Stewart Butterfly edge punch, Recollections Gems, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layer dies
 
Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to hear from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsor. Without them, we wouldn't be able to make this all happen every week!!


Prize - $10 to use in their shop
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Normally I would have my Challenge for the week posted.
 
But - due to some unforeseen issues - we are taking a break this week.
 
Hope you can join us next week!!

See you then :)

Michelle
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge #334

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 334
Anything Goes
 
This week I image was from Crafty Sentiments Designs.
I always seem to be running behind at Christmas time to get cards done and sent off. Well, thanks to this weeks image I can check a card off the list!
 
I LOVE snowman !! And this lil guy is just too darn cute!! I opted for a CAS card and something easy to mail without getting all bent or crushed.
 
Hope you like it!!

Image: Snowman at Window
Paper: Distress cardstock, DCWV Holiday Collection The Winter Matstack
Other Supplies: Art-C stamp & cut die (sentiment), Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle dies, Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Martha Stewart Arctic Snowflake punch


Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to her from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!
 
 
 

 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
and 
Prize -3 digis of winners choice
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!!
 
Michelle
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Challenge #333

Hello crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 333
Quick and Easy
 
I love this weeks theme because it's summer so between work and home it's just been super busy lately. And quick & easy was great!  I love all the different colors of irises, but my favorite ones are the 'traditional' purple ones. I have a wonderful friend who LOVES flowers and I am so envious of her yard. I included a pic of some of her gorgeous irises which I got my inspiration from :)
 
 
Hope you like it!
 

Image: Iris Flower
Paper: Authentique Latest & Greatest
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Lacey Circle dies, QuicKutz Circle dies, Ribbon Boutique Organza ribbon, and Hero Arts Gems

Please make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT. They have some wonderful cards and would love to her from you.
 
And as always - don't forget to visit our sponsors who make this all happen every week!!



Store 
Prize - $15 gift certificate
and
Prize - 4 Individual images of winners choice

 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Challenge #332

It's Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 332
Anything Goes
 
My image this week is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. As the say on their site "We're not your average Digi site, you wont find flowers and teddy bears.  Well you might.. but it'll be holding a bloody big chainsaw!
 
They have some wonderfully silly and hilarious images for lots of different occasions. When I seen this guy - I couldn't pass it up :) I paper pieced his robe and underwear....hehe. And I also did the mug and slippers - but used pop dots on those to give them dimension. I thought this would make a fun masculine birthday card.
 
Hope you like it!!
 
 
Image: Weekend Walter
Paper: Art-C paper
Color Medium: Pre-colored image

Other Supplies: Glossy Accents, Memory Box Stitched rectangle layers dies

As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and give them some love. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!
 
 


Store
Prize - 2 Digi Images of winners choice
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Challenges:
Come and Get It ~ Anything Goes
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Challenge #331

It's Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 331
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image comes to us from one of our newer sponsors Sasayaki Glitter. This little cutie is named Sweet Lilly and was so much fun to color.
For some reason lately I am liking the pink and yellow combo for some reason. Not quite sure why, but it sure does give you that warm summery feel right?
 
I hope you like it :)



Image: Sweet Lilly
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade & Textured cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella Clear, Spellbinders Lacey Circles dies, QuicKutz circle dies, Simple Stories You Are Here Enamel Dots

As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and give them some love. And don't forget this weeks sponsors who made this possible!




Blog 
Prize - 1 uncoloured image

Thanks for stopping by today!
Love to hear from you!

Michelle

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Challenge #330

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!!
 
Time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 330
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Bugaboo Stamps. If you have never checked them out - you must do so. They have a image for almost everything! And I got to use this cute lil birdie in a party hat! It cracked me up when I saw him. And I thought this sentiment went perfectly for this image.
 
Hope you like it!!
 

Image: Birthday Bird
Paper: the Paper Studio Eat Cake
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, Stamps of Life Cake2stamp (Got Cake), Wink of Stella Clear, atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Clear Star Gel Pen, Glossy Accents


As always - make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsors who made this possible!



 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
and 

 
 
Store
Prize - $12 gift certificate
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Challenge #329

Welcome back crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 329
Anything Goes

Had a fun time coloring up this weeks image from Oddball Art.
Liz describes her images as - whimsical, kawaii and creepy cute, I like to throw in some bubblegum Goth with a touch of glam, punk & rockabilly pinup! That's why I think these images are so much fun!!! Getting  "outside the box" :)  I hope you like what I made this week!!





Image: Norah's Dance w/Cooper and Cruz
Paper: Heidi Swap
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Wink of Stella Clear, atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Allison Kreft Happy Enamel dots

Make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!


Store
Prize - 3 Images from their store

and





 Store
Blog
Prize -3 digi images of winners choice


Thanks for stopping by today!!

Michelle





Thursday, May 11, 2017

FTHS - Blog Hop Winners and Break

Hello dear followers and friends of From The Heart Stamps!
 
The DT at FTHS will be taking a break as long as Faith is in treatment and recovering.
 
You might be asking yourself, how long will this break be ?
We have no answer at the moment, but we hope we can be back soon. As soon as we are back and ready to start, we will let you know.
 
Please continue to keep Faith in your thoughts and prayers and thanks for your loyalty and support !
 
 
 
 
 
These are the winners of one “Image of Choice” randomly chosen on the following blogs:
  1. On Angela´s blog it´s – Marianne
  2. On Brenda´s blog it´s –  Kim Salito
  3. On Cammy´s blog it´s – Brenda G
  4. On Doni´s blog it´s – Kelly Santi (MiamiKel)
  5. On Imke´s blog it´s – Janet Sisk
  6. On Jo´s blog it´s – Diane Louise J
  7. On Kathy Curry´s blog it´s – designbydonna
  8. On Kathy Stacy´s blog it´s – Sarah Warren
  9. On Kelly´s blog it´s – Denise Goeldner
  10. On Lyn´s blog it´s – Petra (pst)
  11. On Michelle´s blog it´sKelly Santi (MiamiKel)
  12. On Ruth´s blog it´s – Brenda G
Again we have two double winners – but that´s how it can go when you comment on several Blogs !
 
Please contact Imke  (imke.ludwig74@gmail.com) with the subject: May Blog Hop and your Image request within 7 days.
 
 
Congratulations to all the Winners!
 
Michelle

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenge # 328

Welcome back crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 328
Anything Goes
 
This weeks image is from Cute As a Button. Temps are finally starting to warm up and the next thing you know it will be summer! I am not a fan of the heat, but I like be able to enjoy the outdoors and pool/water fun with my grandkids. And that's what I really liked about this image. I imagine it as me with a drink in my hand, floating in the pool or down a lazy river...LOL.
 
I made this card on a retreat a few weeks back w/my girlfriends. We had a lot of fun and TONS of laughs. I won 3 door prizes and 1 of them was a 1/2 price retreat, so I can't wait to go back again!!
 
Anyway, here is my card - hope you like it!
 

Image: Cuddly Busty Buttons
Paper: the Paper Studio Pink Lemonade, Textured cardstock
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Queen & Co Candy Shoppe enamel dots, Spellbinders Lacey Ovals Dies, Frantic Stamper "Stay Cool" die (FRA DIE-09903), My Mind's Eye twine, atyou Spica pen 02 Pink, Wink of Stella Clear


Make sure you stop and visit with the rest of the DT and see what they have created. And don't forget this weeks sponsor who made this possible!

 Store
Blog
Prize - 2 single image from their store
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle