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June 2, 2014

Guest Designer at From the Heart Stamps

Hello, everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am very excited, as this is my first post as Guest Designer for From the Heart Stamps! Woohoo! You may remember my announcement from a while back......I will be Guest Designing each week on their blog, alongside some very talented ladies, for the months of June and July! I can't wait to show you all the goodness!

Not only does From the Heart Stamps have some incredibly adorable images, but each week at From the Heart Stamps Blog a sketch challenge is held. It is called a Sketch Challenge with a tWiSt: a sketch is provided, but so is an additional requirement. Don't need to feel overwhelmed with rules and restrictions! You can choose to use the sketch, OR you can create using the tWiSt....or you can do BOTH! :)
Here is this weeks sketch:

Sketch with a tWiSt #069
tWiSt: ONE for the KIDS

Here's a really cool thing about this sketch challenges: EVERYONE IS A WINNER! You can earn a $1 discount code toward any digi image in their store. No, not by being a random winner, but just by entering! And even better, can use multiple codes toward purchases in their store! So, if you play three weeks in a row, you can buy a new digi for only $ .50! Play four times in a row, and "buy" a new digi with all four of your codes without spending a dime out of your own pocket! 
See......I told you that everyone is a winner there! :)

Here's another cool thing about From the Heart Stamps.......they also run a month-long challenge in addition to their weekly sketch challenges. "Why is that cool?" you ask??? Because if you use the monthly image, you will be emailed next months image 
FOR FREE! that I've explained my excitement about this great digi-stamp company, let's move on to my card for this week.  As you can see, I used the sketch, but not the tWiSt this week.

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I chose to play with the adorable little Thimble Bouquet image on my card. I also used the included sentiment. I have colored my image digitally, in PSE. I used my Spellbinders Classic Squares dies to cut out and emboss my image, and an additional white mat for it. I set up a cutting file in my Silhouette Portrait machine to cut my circles on the white background, then created a "shadow" layer to cut them on the pink paper. The floral layer is actually my base layer. I added one of the pink negative cuts (the pink circle) on the top of the white, but below my image, and used a scissor charm to play off the thimble and spool of thread in the image. The green strip of paper was a piece in m scrap box.
I hope you enjoy your day! I appreciate you stopping by, and would love it if you'd leave a comment!
I hope you'll join us for the sketch challenge!
Thanks for stopping!
Happy Crafting!

Challenges Entered:


  1. Hi Cheryl- It is such an honor to have you as our guest this month at From the Heart Stamps. I just love your card for this weeks challenge. You have used one of my very favorite images in the FTH collection. I love you colors and the coordinating charm!! :) Had a great weekend and again, welcome to the team.

  2. Eine süße Karte. Danke daß du bei den Animal Friends mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  3. Great Design, just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in with us, it is much appreciated, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and good luck in the draw for this challenge which will be held next Sunday....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's

  4. Congratulations on being a guest designer. I love your work and this card is so cute. Darling image and great colors. I will have to check them out I have never heard from them.

  5. Your card is beautiful Cheryl, I love the cute image and the pretty layout. Thank you so much for playing along with our "Digi/Use A Diecut challenge at CCC Digi Creations this week. We would love to see you again next week for another fun challenge ... Hugs Anet

  6. was für ein niedliches Kärtchen!

    Danke für Deinen Beitrag zur Animal Friends Challenge

    liebe grüße

  7. Such a cute image, love the card layout. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  8. Stunning card Cheryl.

    Love how you have done the background.

    Super cute image.

    Thanks for joining us at G n S.

    Tracey DTxx

  9. Die ist wundervoll großartig geworden.
    Hab lieben Dank für's mitmachen bei Animal Friends
    GLG Tamesis

  10. Your inset circles are awesome! Very nice effect. The whole card is just lovely.

  11. What a beautiful card. The image is so sweet.
    Thanks for the joining us at the Animal Friends challenge.

  12. Such a wonderful card.. love your image.

    Thanks for joining us at Animal Friends Challenge
    Hugs Anja


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