i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.74 **Reminder**

Hi everyone- Just wanted to pop in and remind you that we are all on vacation til the 27th of July.   We knew you would miss us…As we miss you as well, so we left last weeks sketch open for you .   I had a sample for last weeks post, but decided to share it with you today instead.

Here is this weeks sketch challenge w/ a “tWiSt”:

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Sketch074– This week’s card is a square card,  but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.

Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. Use ONLY FTH images!!! Please include the sketch in your blog post.

From the design team…

Click on the photos to see the designer’s card “recipe” and other helpful details.
If you add your card to an online gallery, please tag it or use the keyword FTHSketch

 

Challenge Rule: Use ONLY FTH images!!! 

When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to this post. :)

EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to FromTheHeartStamps.com. Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp. I’ll have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.

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Winner and TOP 3 Challenge #73

Happy Friday !

Before the Designteam goes into their well-deserved summer break

(July 14 to July 27)

we have to announce the winner from last week challenge.

 The random $5 Gift Certificate winner from Sketch #73 is:  #3. Donna V

Congratulations !!

And our TOP 3,  in no particular order are:

# 1. Sharla

# 9. Leanne

# 11. Vicky

Please feel free to grab one of the Top 3 badges below and display it proudly on your blog !

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The i {heart} sketches with a tWisT # 74 Challenge will run until 27 July, so, there is plenty of time to join !

Here is Cheryl´s take with the sketch:

 The entire team of {From the Heart Stamps} says goodbye and goes into a little summer break.

We hope to see  back on July 28th for the next i {heart} sketches with a tWiSt challenge.

And don´t forget the “FREE Stamps of the Month July Challenge”.  It is almost half !

See you soon !

July Blog Hop Winner and Weekly Design Team Inspiration

Happy Wednesday !!!

Oh, what a fabulous “Christmas in July”  blog hop !! Thank you so much for your participation !! Only through YOU the blog hop has become a great success !!

 As we have seen, the team was able to inspire you well.  It’s so much fun to read your lovely comments because it´s a great appreciation for the hole team. THANKS !!

But now, it´s time to announce to winner :

The random $15 (!) Gift Certificate is: Jeannie Thomas

And the winner of  “An image of your choice and the same for a friend” are: 

  1. On Cheryl´s  (guest Designer) blog it´s – Gail
  2. On Kelly´s  (guest designer) blog it´s – Emily Davis
  3. On Angela´s blog it´s – Linda
  4. On Calypso´s blog it´s  - Sandy Sommerfeld
  5. On Imke´s blog it´s - Shirley
  6. On Jo´s Blog it´s – Kayla
  7. On Kathy´s blog it´s – Clara
  8. On Kelly´s blog it´s – Faith H
  9. On Lyn´s blog it´s – Sarah W
  10. On Michelle´s blog it´s – Linda
  11. On Stephanie´s blog it´s - Cely (Carolina Girl)

Congratulations to all the winners !!

Please email Faith (faith@fromtheheartstamps.com) within 5 days to claim your prize. Please let her know which image you want and also tell her the email address of your friend. The image will be sent to you both via email at the same time. 

But wait,  we don´t want to let you go without an inspiration from the team :

created by Kathy Curry

created by Kathy Curry

 

created by Imke Ludwig

created by Imke Ludwig

 

created by Jo Edwards

created by Jo Edwards

And last but not least:

The design team of  “From the Heart” makes a small summer break

from 14 July to 27 July

In summer everyone is always quite busy, needs time for the family, is on vacation or just need some time to breathe.

From 14 July to 27 July, there will be no activity on the blog.

The current Sketch Challenge # 74 is open until 27 July. In this way everyone gets a little break and has enough time to participate.

After the summer break we are back on July 28  with a new i {heart} Sketches with a tWiST challenge.

And as the summer is not yet over, and everyone is still busy, our challenge will be held every second week beginning at 28 July. From September we switch back to weekly period.

Thanks for stopping by and have a marvelous week !!

i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.74

Welcome back, so glad to have you here again with us.

We know that you will LOVE this weeks sketch.  It’s a very simple sketch, but the twist is the fun part!!  Watercoloring can be bright and bold or soft and pretty, but it can also be very forgiving and interesting.  

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The design team will be on a 3 week Summer break.  So challenge #74 will be open til, July 27th, 2014 and the winners will be announced on August 1st, 2014.  We want to wish you all a happy and safe Summer.

Here is this weeks sketch challenge w/ a “tWiSt”:

Sketch074.jpg

Sketch074– This week’s card is a square card,  but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.

Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. Use ONLY FTH images!!! Please include the sketch in your blog post.

From the design team…

Click on the photos to see the designer’s card “recipe” and other helpful details.
If you add your card to an online gallery, please tag it or use the keyword FTHSketch
created by Jo Edwards

created by Jo Edwards

Created by Angela Pruisman

Created by Angela Pruisman

created by Kelly L

created by Kelly L

created by Lyn Tomlin

created by Lyn Tomlin

Challenge Rule: Use ONLY FTH images!!! 

When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to this post. :)

EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to FromTheHeartStamps.com. Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp. I’ll have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.
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Christmas in July Blog Hop

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Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop.  I know that people in the US are celebrating the 4ht of July today, but our theme this month is “Christmas in July”. It’s never too early to start making some holiday cards. Christmas always sneaks up on me, so it’s great to start on those cards now! Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects today.

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store for yourself and an image of choice for a friend. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store! How about that?! Double prizes this month!

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Here is the hop order:

From the Heart Stamps
Cheryl (guest designer)
Kelly (guest designer)
Angela
Calypso
Imke
Jo
Kathy
Kelly
Lyn
Michelle H.
Stephanie

Now head over to Cheryl’s blog and see what she has created.

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday July 7th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday July 9th.

Winner and TOP 3 Challenge # 72

Happy Friday !

A lot is going on here today ….. so please scroll down for the SOTM July Challenge posts and make sure that you come back later for our “Christmas in July” Blog Hop.

But first, it´s time to announce the winner from last week challenge. Thank you to everyone who entered. There were -as always- fabulous projects !

The random $5 Gift Certificate winner from Sketch #72 is:  # 11. EMA-gination

Congratulations !!

And our TOP 3,  in no particular order are:

# 4.  Leanne

# 8. HeatherM

# 10. Alycia

Please feel free to grab one of the Top 3 badges below and display it proudly on your blog !

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Don´t forget, there´s still time to join the i {heart} card sketches with a tWisT # 73 . You can choose the sketch, the “tWiSt” or BOTH ! The tWiSt this week is  “Cardstock Only” !

Thanks for stopping by today !!

July FREE Stamp of the Month – Winter Friends

The Digital Stamp of the Month Challenge

Thanks for joining us!

Tomorrow is the Designer’s Blog Hop and we are celebrating Christmas in July. This month’s image fits right in. ;)

If you joined the challenge in June, you will receive Winter Friends via email. This challenge closes on the last day of the month, and a new image will be posted by the 3rd of next month.

If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. OR if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you can enter code SNOWINJULY to receive Winter Friends as a free gift.
*Only one offer per person, please. Make sure your purchase doesn’t include this image or you will receive 2. Thank you!

Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

Challenge Details

Read the challenge rules by clicking here . This is a progressive challenge, meaning you need to play along to receive the next image for free, so be sure to read the rules so that you don’t miss out on any freebies. :) Want some FREE digi stamps? Play along this month and you will get a new freebie next month via email. If you missed getting this stamp for free, you can purchase it in my the store and play along to receive the next freebies. IMPORTANT! Please respect my work and follow my Terms of Use. This image is not to be shared with others, even if you received it for free. Please simply direct your friends here, to this challenge. Thank you.

EVERYONE that plays wins!!

  1. Make a project using THIS IMAGE (additional images are okay) and enter it by using InLinkz below. Please link to the specific blog post or gallery photo (link the permalink).
  2. Remember: Your blog post or gallery description must link back to From The Heart Stamps or this blog. (see rules)
  3. DEADLINE is Thursday, July 31st, at 11:59pm CST.

Have FUN!
Faith

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Wednesday Design Team Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! Time for a few inspiration cards from our DT. Hope you enjoy.

created by Nazeema “Calypso” Bastian

created by Michelle Hebel

created by Michelle Hebel

 Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure and come back on Friday for our Christmas in July blog hop. There will be some great prizes up for grabs!

 

i {heart} card sketches w/ a tWiSt #no.73

Happy Monday!!  Last week we had 13 FABULOUS entries and ALL 13 did the sketch challenge!! YEAH!!  Love it.. Love it!!   It’s really easy coming up with themes for our weekly challenges, but creating sketches really is difficult to do.  I have no idea how Faith comes up with these  beautiful sketches week after week.  Imke and I, do pitch in from time to time to help out, but Faith is a masterful sketcher and artist!!

Can’t wait to show you this weeks sketch and the cards created by the design team!!

Here is this weeks sketch challenge w/ a “tWiSt”:

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Sketch073– This week’s card is a square card,  but feel free to adapt it to any shape or size.

Remember, have fun with it–flip it, turn it, embellish as you wish. Use ONLY FTH images!!! Please include the sketch in your blog post.

From the design team…

Click on the photos to see the designer’s card “recipe” and other helpful details.
If you add your card to an online gallery, please tag it or use the keyword FTHSketch
 created by Kelly Little

created by Kelly Little

created by:  Kelly Little

created by: Kelly Little

created by Imke Ludwig

created by Imke Ludwig

created by Jo Edwards

created by Jo Edwards

created by Kathy Curry

created by Kathy Curry

created by Kelly Schelske

created by Kelly Schelske

created by Lyn Tomlin

created by Lyn Tomlin

Challenge Rule: Use ONLY FTH images!!! 

When posting to your blog, please include the sketch in your post and link back to this post. :)

EVERYONE who enters will receive $1 to FromTheHeartStamps.com. Use it as a discount, or save them up to earn a free stamp. I’ll have a new sketch for you next week. Linky will close on Sunday at 10PM CST. Join us on Facebook and “Like” our page to see sneak peeks of the next sketch.
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A Fond Farewell to Dee

One of our long time design teammates has decided to step down to spend more time with family. While we understand the reason, we are still sad and will miss her greatly! We wanted to say farewell and thanks to Dee today for all of her gorgeous creations for FTHS. We will miss you and your kindness as well as your creativity! Hope to see some of your FTHS creations now and again when you have time.

Here are a few of Dee’s beautiful DT cards:

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

created by Dee Pritschet

Thanks for being a great teammate, Dee. We will all miss you!