Moonlight Snowman

Moonlight Snowman

I struggle taking nice photos when coloring with purples but I think this captures the colors pretty well.  In my head when I saw the sketch I was going to add the felt snowflakes as the three elements down the right side, wrong… the proportion was all wrong so I added gems.  I still wanted to use the snowflakes so I added a bit more embellishment across the top and secure them with gemstone brads.

Image: Moonlight Snowman – From the Heart Stamps

Paper: Arctic Wishes – DCWV

Embellishments: Felt Snowflakes – Creative Impressions, Gems, Gemstone Brads

Sketch: I {heart} Sketch044


Thanks for the visit and I hope I inspired you join in our sketch this week at I {heart} Sketches!  Dee

Come and Get It – Use a Digital Stamp
Glitter n Sparkle – Snow
Pile it On – Non-Traditional Christmas
Sentimental Sunday – Winter Wonderland
Designed To Color – Christmas/Winter
My Creative Moments – Snowmen
Love to Create – 3 of your Favorite Embellishment (gems)
The Crazy Challenge – Snowy Winter
Creative Knockouts – Snowflakes

Decorator Ted

Decorator Ted

We have a new challenge for you at Di’s Digi Designs for the next two weeks – Thanks or Thanksgiving.

Our sponsor is the Cutting Cafe – stop over and take a look if you haven’t visited their site for awhile, they have so many wonderful images and sentiments to choose from.  The Cutting Cafe is your one stop for affordable printable stamps and cutting files.  At the Cutting Cafe they have a little bit of EVERYTHING!

The Cutting Cafe

Image: Decorator Ted – Di’s Digi Stamps
Paper: Little Sir Nitwit – Nitwit Collections
Embellishments: Ribbon and Candi Dots

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Crazy 4 Challenges – Thankful
Hiding in my Craftroom – Thanksgiving
Jo’s Scrap Shack – Thankful
3 Girl Jam – Give Thanks with Ribbon
Card Crafter’s Circle – Thankful/Thank You
Card Makin Mamas – Thankful Tidings
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards – So Grateful
 QKR Stampede – Give Thanks/Thanksgiving/Thankful
Digi Haven – We Give Thanks

Mistletoe Birdbrain

Mistletoe BB

I know I’ve said it many times before, but….I LOVE sketch challenges as they challenge me to get out of my comfort zone and create something I wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.  Today’s card from I {heart} Sketches is a wonderful example – I would have never thought to put these elements together.  Every once in awhile I look back at a completed card and think – WOW, I really like this one.  Guess what???  I really like this one:-)

Image and Sentiment: Mistletoe Birdbrains – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Hootie Holidays –  Nitwit Collections Digi Paper
Die: Eliza Snowflake – Simon Says Stamp
Coloring Medium: Copics
Technique: Airbrushing
Embellishments: Gems, Velvet Ribbon, Felt to diecut snowflake
Sketch Challenge: I {heart} Sketches 043


Thanks so much for stopping by – I’d love to see what you create with this great sketch!  Dee

Card Challenges:
Created with Love – Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges – Bling
Designed 2 Color – Christmas/Winter
Sister’s Act – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks – Snowflakes
Crafty Ribbons – Anything Goes
ABC Christmas – “W”inter “W”ishes
Crafting by Designs – Anything Goes with a Twist of Christmas
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Autumn Mums

It’s my aunt’s 100th birthday and she deserves a special birthday card!  My aunt is a very special lady, she entered the Order of St Benedict’s in her teens and has devoted her life to others.  My aunt has always been a wonderful baker and to this day you can still find her baking bread – of course she doesn’t use any recipes!  She is definitely a young 100 – I can only hope to follow in her footsteps one day.

Happy Birthday Auntie!

Autumn Mums

Image: Autumn Mums – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Happy Hooligans – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper
Die: Banner Tag – Verve, Birthday Sentiment – PaperTrey Ink
Embellishments: Metal Butterfly, Gems, Ribbon and Twine
Sketch: I {heart} Sketches042


Have you ever been in the situation where you just didn’t have the right color embellishment or ribbon?  Grab your copics!  I’ve used copics to color gems, ribbon, twine and in this case the silver butterfly – don’t you agree this butterfly is much prettier with a coppery sheen?

Thanks so much for the visit – I hope I’ve inspired you to give this week’s sketch challenge a try!  Dee

Sweet Stamps – Nature
Crafty Creations – Autumn Colors
Nutcrafters – Autumn Splendor
Digi Haven – Happy Fall Y’all
Seize the Birthday – Birthday with Texture
Alphabet Challenge – “T”wine
Stampin’ for the Weekend – Autumn/Fall Colors
Wags ‘n Whiskers – Fall Colors
Glitter and Sparkle – Autumn Colors


MittensMojo Monday has this great sketch I had to try, of course I just realized the challenge is going to close in a just a few minutes.  I think sometimes when a person doesn’t have all day to work on a card, it forces a person to make some quick decisions and just go with it.  I don’t know about you but sometimes it takes me over an hour just to decide on which paper to use and I won’t even admit how long I can take to decide on a font to use 🙂

Paper: Eskimo Eskapades – Nitwit Collection
Stamp: Mitten – Sizzix
Die: Tag – PaperTrey Ink
Embellishments: Baker’s Twine and Liquid Applique on cuff

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Sentimental Sundays – Warm and Cozy
Creative Craft – It’s Only Words
Tuesday Throwdown – Tag It
Crimbo – Christmas Words
Polkadoodle – Christmas Tag

Girly Creations

Penny's Petting Pals

The theme for the next two weeks at Di’s Digi Design Challenges is Girly Creations.  I am so far behind this year getting all of my Christmas cards made so I thought I’d try to take a non-traditional holiday image and make it into a Christmas card.  All-in-all I really like how it turned out.

I added a bit of faux stitching using an old tracing wheel from back in the day when I actually did some sewing – so much quicker than piercing each stitch one at a time.

Our FABULOUS Sponsor this fortnight is DIGI DARLA DESIGNS and they are offering 5 digis of choice from their shop!!

Image: Penny’s Petting Pals – Di’s Digi Stamps
Paper and Sentiment: Nitwitivity – Nitwit Collection  Digi Papers
Dies: Scallop Border and Snowflake – Memory Box, Snowflake – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishment: Ribbon

Thanks so much for the visit – I hope I inspired you to join in for our Girly Creations Challenge, can’t wait to see what you create!  Dee

Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas is Coming
Pile it On – Animals with Character
Marker Pop – Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes, optional Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday – Seasons and tip to use tracing wheel
Divas by Design – Use a Digi
Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday – Animal Magic
Graph ‘It Markers – Furry Friends

Go Nuts…

It’s your birthday!

It’s my birthday today too 🙂

NutsBirthdays are all about being a bit squirrelly and today’s card it just that – literally and figuratively!  In hindsight I wish I had used a cream color base as the white seems a bit too harsh for an autumn card but it’s not too bad – next time I’ll give the cream a whirl.  I always seem to struggle to make birthday cards for those special guys in my life but I think this is works well especially with the geometric embossed background.

Papers: Go Nuts – Nitwit Collection Digi Papers
Stamp: Nuts for You – PaperTrey Ink, Maple Leaf – Memory Box
Die: Nuts for You – PaperTrey Ink, Maple Leaf – Memory Box, Sentiment Banner – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embossing Folder: Darice
Embellishments: Button and Baker’s Twine

Thanks for the visit!  Dee

Simon Says – Anything Goes
Creative Corner – Can’t Touch This
CAS-ual Fridays – Embossing
Glitter and Sparkle – Leaves
Pile it On – Animals with Character
The Squirrel and the Fox – Animal Antics
Sentimental Sundays – Falling into Autumn
Parade Your Crafts – Autumn
Eureka – Fall Leaves

Owl I Want….

Owl I Want

Image: Owls on a Fence – From the Heart Stamps
Papers: Flight School – Nitwit Collections Digi Papers
Dies: Banner Bundle – Verve
Embellishment: Gems, Stickles
Color Inspiration: Dynamic Duos

Sketch: I {heart} Sketch041

Sketch041Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

The Corrosive Challenge – Tic-Tac Toe (Bling, Image, Layers)
A Gem of a Challenge – Christmas is Coming
Totally Gorjuss – Anything Goes with Snow
All Sorts – Christmas Cheer
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas – Bling it Up
Polkadoodles – Christmas
Jingle Belles – Not a Creature was Stirring
Digi Galore – Wings

FTHS November Blog Hop

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We are celebrating birthdays today!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

We are also having a little word search today. As you stop on each blog collect the special letter they have for you. Put the letters together for a message. Everyone who figures out the message can use it as a code to receive 50% off of one image in the birthday section of the FTHS shop. The code will be good until Monday Nov. 4th at 6 am, EST. My letter for you is “T”.


If you have arrived from Angela, you are in the right place (aren’t those birthday chicks just the cutest?), if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.

Here is my project, using Birthday Brew!


Image: Birthday Brew – From the Heart Stamps
Paper: Bear Academy – Nitwit Collections Digi Paper
Die: Sentiment Banner – Spellbinders
Extras: Stickles, Glossy Accents
Techniques: For the sentiment letters, I printed the letters onto cardstock using my printer and cut them out individually and then matted them on a coordinating cardstock.  I then tucked them behind the arch to add  a bit of visual interest.  For the sentiment banner, I airbrushed on color using a copic marker.

Now head over to Calypso and see what she has created – it’s so cute how the little doggie has in head out of the window just like you see in real life.  I love how Calypso made the balloon look transparent and the way the colors overlapped looking so lifelike.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 4th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 6th.


Sister Act – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. – For the Boys
Natalie and Amy – For the Boys
The ABC Challenge – “Y”ellow
The Crafter’s Cafe – Birthday Celebrations
Lexi’s Creations – Birthday
The Crazy Challenge – “B” is for Beer
Color Me Creative – Masculine