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June 9, 2014

Guest Designer at From the Heart Stamps - A Sketch Challenge!

Hello, everyone!
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am very excited to share my second post as Guest Designer for From the Heart Stamps! Woohoo! 
I am having a great time playing along with their talented design team each week!
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 #070
tWiSt: Use an Animal of Some Sort

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.  This week I am using the sketch AND the tWiSt. :)

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I chose to play with the sweet little Balancing Hearts image on my card. I colored my image digitally, with PSE. I cut it out, and embossed it, using a Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle die. I had these great papers in my stash, and I love the whimsical design of them. I don't normally use light colored papers without a pop of bold color, but for this card, that's exactly what I did......excluding my image, that is. :)
My Lattice Heart is a Martha Stewart Punch, as is the little Vine Heart. The tiny Heart Border is, too. The "Love" word is a plastic flat-back that I had from a packet that I purchased long ago. I had grabbed it from a clearance rack at a JoAnn store. I love shopping the entire JoAnn store for things to use on paper! :) I adhered it with some Glossy Accents, and called this "Done!".
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. Great card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x (GDT)

  2. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Paper Nest Dolls "Anything Goes Challenge” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

    Paper Nest Dolls DT
    Jenn Zeeb

  3. Great pastel colors. Love all the "love!"


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