Wednesday, March 22, 2017

FTHS Mid-Week Inspiration

Welcome to my 2nd post of the day!
 
Are you ready for some inspiration?
 
I always find sympathy cards a difficult thing to do. Because they are for such a somber moment in time. And when I seen this weeks twist of "Easy does it" - I was trying to think of how to 'play on it'. For me personally, I think sympathy cards should be simply stated, not over the top with lots and lots of embellishments. And sometimes - sentiments can be just as powerful as an image.
 
With Faith's image Time to Bloom - it includes three images: main image of flowers and pocket watch, flower corner accent image, and butterfly, and six bonus sentiments. There are numerous ways this can be used. And to me - just the statement simply stated and a couple of butterflies I thought would be fitting for a sympathy card.
 
I hope you like it. As I cut the images of the butterflies out - I wanted to give them antennas. I thought the twine would make them look 'realistic'. And it's hard to see in the pic - but each of the butterflies has just a light coating of sheer sparkle over the top.
 
 

Image: Time to Bloom
Paper: My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart by Rhonna Farrer
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layer Dies, Distress Ink Old Paper, TPC Studio Blue Jewels, Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Sparkle
Sketch: Sketch 167


I hope you will join us for either our SOTM challenge, or our current sketch challenge. We would love to see what you create. And don't forget to visit the rest of the DT gals to see what they have been up too :) I am sure they would love to hear from you!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!!
 
Michelle

Challenge #321

Morning crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday and time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 321
Anything Goes
 
This week we are excited to share a new sponsor with you!!
Thanks to out DT member Anet - we are happy to welcome Sasayaki Glitter Images. When I seen the images we had to choose from,  I couldn't wait to make a bright, fun spring card!!

I think you will like it :)


 
Image: Amy Gardening
Paper: Doodlebug Design Hello Spring
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: QuicKutz Circle dies, Spellbinders Lacey Circles die, Memento Ink Dandelion, Glossy Accents, Marvy Reminisce white pen, atyou Spica pen 02 Pink, Paper roses from Michaels

Please make sure you stop by the rest of the DT and leave them some love. I'm sure they would love to hear from you.

And make sire you stop by our newest sponsor and see what they have in store for you!


Prize - 1 uncoloured image

Thanks for stopping by!!

Michelle

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

FTHS Mid-Week Inspiration

Welcome back crafty friends !!
 
Thank you to everyone who played along with us last week!  We enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations!
 
This week I used a fun image - Slot Machine Birdbrain. This image comes with four coordinating images and eight bonus sentiments. There are SO many possibilities with this image - which make it so much fun to use.
 
I hope you like it!

I also used this week current sketch - along with the colors and twist.




Image: Slot Machine Birdbrain
Paper: Simple Stories SNAP Color Vibe II
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle die, American Crafts Knock-Outs 2" Banner punch, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen

I have a couple of friends who LOVE going to the casino! So this image is perfect for making cards for them :) 
 
Please make sure you stop by and visit the blog and see what the rest of the DT is up too!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle

Challenge #320

Hi crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday and time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 320
Anything Goes

This week I got to use an image from Bugaboo. When I seen this image - I was like I really don't need another birthday image. BUT, I thought the sentiment was hilarious so I just had to have it :) I have a few people in my life that this is so perfect for!


Image: 29 Again
Paper: the Paper Studio East Cake
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: atyou Spica pen 03 Red, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen, Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Circle dies, QuicKutz Circle die, Glossy Accents, American Crafts Knock Outs 2" Banner punch, Memento Dandelion, Marvy Reminisce White Gel pen

Please make sure you stop by the rest of the DT and leave them some love. I'm sure they would love to hear from you. And as always - stop by our sponsors and see what they have in store for you!


 Store
Blog
Prize - 4 digi images of winners choice
 
and 
 
Delicious Doodles
Store
Prize - 4 Individual images of winners choice
 
 
Well, thanks for stopping by today!
Michelle

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Challenge # 319

Hi crafty friends!
 
It's Wednesday - time for another
 
This weeks challenge is:
 
Challenge # 319
Anything Goes

This week I got to use an image from Connie Fong. I believe this is my first time using these images. When I seen this one it reminded me of my grandson. He will be 3 in May and is totally in love with cars and racing!

I knew I wanted to make a fun and bright birthday card.
Hope you like it!!

 
Image: Birthday Benny
Paper: the Paper Studio Eat Cake w/glitter
Color Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Doodlebug Designs Matte Sprinkles, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Hero Arts DC184 Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut, Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen

Make sure you stop by and leave some love with the rest of the DT.

ALSO: We have sadly said goodbye to a couple of the design team
and are now looking for a few new team members.


If you would like to join our weekly team, and can make a card for each week and comment on 2 out of every 10 entries, then just add DT after your challenge entry on the Penny's Paper Crafty page.
 
And as always - we can't do this without our wonderful sponsors. And we have 2 awesome ones this week! Stop by and check them out!


Prize -3 digis of winners choice

and

Conie Fong
 Store
Prize - $10 gift card

Thanks for stopping by !
Would love to hear from you :)
 
Michelle


Monday, March 6, 2017

March Blog Hop @ FTHS

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps March blog hop.
We have a Spring Theme this month.
Our designers are each showing a project created with this theme.
 
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. 

Not sure about you, but I sure am ready for spring! And when I think of spring, I think of flowers like tulips and daffodils, and buds on the trees. New life in everything and everywhere you look.
 
So here is my project - I hope you like it  :)
 
Image: Every Flower
Paper: Every Flower DDP, blue cardstock
Color medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers (Bee), Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers Dies, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons & Watercolor cardstock, Michaels paper roses, Doodle Designs Bakers Twine, Glossy Accents, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
 
When I was looking for some paper to 'back' my image, I really didn't like the solid colors I was coming across. And I remember on a recent trip to the craft store I had bought some Distress crayons and watercolor cardstock. I though I would play around and make a 'marble effect" background. I think it turned out :) And I really like Faith's Every Flower DDP. I think is really makes the image 'pop'
 
Now head over to Ruth, and see what she has created. As you hop along, leave a comment on each blog. We will select a random winner from the comments on each blog and on the FTHS blog to win one image of your choice.
 
 
Our hop will end on Sunday March 12th 2017 at 6 am, and the winners will be posted on Wednesday March 15th.
 
Thanks for hopping with us today.
 
Michelle

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FTHS Mid-Week Inspiration

Hi friends !!
 
Thank you to everyone who played along with us last week!  We at FTHS enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your wonderful creations!
 
 Here in the Midwest, we have had such a swing of weather this last week or so. Couple of days of normal temps, then unseasonable highs, rain and then back to snow. I wanted to make a bright & cheery card! One that made me think of spring :) I also used the current sketch challenge that is going on right now.

I hope you like it! 
 
 
 
Image: Faithful Friends-Gratitude
Paper: Doodlebug Designs Spring Garden
Coloring Medium: Copics
Other Supplies: Smooch Glitz Frost, Michaels Paper roses, Recollections pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Oval dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Ovals dies
Sketch: Sketch 164
 
 
I hope that you will join us for our weekly sketch challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Michelle