Thursday, February 28, 2013

3's A Charm

This week's challenge at Delightful Challenges is to use 3 of anything.  In making my card, I used 3 each of a number of things.   Ha-ha, 3 just happens to be my favorite number.
 My image is Chickadee from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
Please join the rest of the design team at Delightful Challenges.  If you decide to play along, you'll have a chance to win a $10 store certificate to

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hello Kitty

The theme for My Paper Crafting's Wonderful Wednesday is "Winged Things" in recognition of National Tooth Fairy Day.
Wednesday's challenges require a Cricut cut, so I got out my Hello Kitty Font cartridge and created this card.  I didn't add a sentiment, leaving it open to more possibilites for sending.
I hope you'll join in the Cricut fun at My Paper Crafting.
For this project:
Cricut -  Hello Kitty Font
Papers - from stash
Punch - MS punch around the paper
Stickles, Scrapper's Floss, nailheads, Hug Snug seam binding, Copics

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I used my Pazzles and an adorable cut file from Paper Crafting World to make this sweet birthday card for Die Cut Tuesday at My Paper Crafting.
The cut file is Celebrate Bear, Cupcake and Balloons and can be found HERE.
Instead of using colored cardstock for the balloons, I cut them out using Xpress- it paper so I could color with my Copic Markers for a more transparent look.
All of the cut layers are inked with VersaMagic Chalk ink.  I used a Signo white gel pen for the faux stitching and highlights on the eyes and nose.  The balloon strings are baker's twine and the dotted strip is Washi tape.
I hope you'll plan to visit My Paper Crafting to see more cut file projects and link up your own.
You still have time to link up to Digi Desserts Fridaze.  There's a great freebie that you can download as well.  You're linking up for a chance to win a free digi from PCW and a chance to become our next Guest Designer.  Just click HERE.

Friday, February 22, 2013

A New Technique

Good Morning and welcome to my post for Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.
For today's project, I wanted to try something new.  I love using Glitter Ritz ultrafine glitter with Elizabeth's Craft Designs stickers.  Copic markers work really nicely on the glitter to give the appearance of stained glass.  Well, I wondered if it was possible to print a digital image onto the glitter and then use Copics.  Melin has this wonderful Butterfly n Mother Sentiments digital printable image so I decided to try it.
This is the final result!
I started by adding Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter to a double sided adhesive strip
  that had been placed on cardstock and then burnished with my finger.  That paper was run through the printer printing two of the digis.  Because of burnishing, there was little glitter "fallout".
Then, I added one image to the card base and colored and cut out the other to add dimension to the card.  NOTE:  you can't overblend with the Copics as the alcohol in the ink can dissolve the adhesive.

As you can see, the printed image isn't as dark as on plain paper, but I think the effect is rather unique and given a wide-lined image, I would certainly try this again.
Hop on over to MPC to see more digi goodness from my design team partners and meet this week's guest designer, Suze Woods.  While you're there you can pick up this adorable FREE image.  Then you can link up for a chance to win your own FREE image of choice from Paper Crafting World and maybe even be selected as our next guest designer.
Click HERE for the link to this FREE image.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

To Someone Special

We're having a sketch challenge at Delightful Challenges.
I've selected Cake Pop Maycee from Digital Delights by Louby Loo to use for this challenge.
The sentiment comes from the Spring Sentiments Set.
Visit the Delightful Challenges blog to see the sketch, some amazing design team member projects, and then join in the fun.  You'll be entered to win a $20 store gift card from
You could also be invited to become one of our guest designers! 
You are not required to use a Digital Delights
Image to join in the fun
but if you do, you can enter TWICE.
To enter twice when using a Digital Delight image,
for your 1st entry use your card link.
For your 2nd entry use your blog address
and add "2nd entry" after your name

Sunday, February 17, 2013

You Color My World

Happy President's Day Weekend!
I'd like to share a new image that's just been released at
Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
This darling girl is part of the "Color My World" set available HERE.
I decided today would be a fun day to just sit down with some images and have a little crafty fun so here it is:

Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Pocket Full of Love

It's Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.  I hope you'll visit the MPC blog to meet our very first DDF Guest Designer, Raquel Panos.  She's sharing her digi creation along with the other DDF design team members. 
I recently received a delightful package of goodies from my fellow DT member, Lynn Boyles who was celebrating her 100th follower.  I was lucky enough to be selected to receive a prize.  The package included the papers and embellishments that I used on this card.   I chose the
Pocket Full of Love digi from Paper Crafting World, since I though it was perfect for the color scheme.
The only other things I added were the pearl centers and a bit of Crafter's Floss.
You know that you can link to our DDF post using any digi project.  IF you use a digi from Paper Crafting World, you'll receive two entries towards the free image drawing as well as being eligible for our Guest Designer spot.  So come on and play along.  At least stop by and pick up your FREE digi image - there's a new one available every week.
Today is the final day to leave a comment on my Facebook page THANK YOU post for a chance to win Copic markers and some other crafty goodies.  Thank you for helping me surpass 100 LIKES on my Facebook Handmade From the Heart page.  Just click the FB badge link on the sidebar to get to the post and leave your comment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cuddle Bunny

I made this card for this week's challenge at Delightful Challenges.
The theme is "frilly - scallops and lace" - ok, can you believe that I suggested that theme?
I used the Cuddle Bunny image from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.
American Crafts paper
MS punch around - double hearts
Spellbinders - rectangles, scalloped rectangles
VersaMagic Chalk Ink
Copic Markers
ribbon, lace and nailheads from my stash
Visit the Delightful Challenges blog to see more "frilly" ideas and then join in our challenge for a chance to receive 3 items of your choice from

Don't forget to visit my Facebook page and leave a comment on the
THANK YOU, THANK YOU post for a chance to win my 100 followers contest.
Just click my Facebook badge on the right sidebar. Winner will be announced Saturday.

I am sharing this card at Tuesday Throwdown (Anything Goes) and Paper Playtime (border punches).

Join My Facebook Contest

My Facebook page, Handmade From the Heart, has received 100 LIKES so I'm having a contest.
My dear friend, Colleen Chapman (The Gallifrey Crafting Company) has offered a wonderful prize box which includes some pre-selected Copic Markers, atYou Spica pens, plus a few more crafty goodies.
All you have to do is visit my Facebook page (click the FB badge on the right sidebar or the link above) and go to the THANK YOU post.  Leave a comment on that post and you'll be entered to win.  On Saturday morning I will use Random.Org to select a winner from the comments received.  Please, only one comment per person and I must limit the entries to US residents only.
If you haven't LIKED my page already, I hope you'll choose to do so while you're there.
Thanks again to Colleen for her generous prize offer and to all of you who have made crafting and blogging and posting so much fun.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yummy Love

Hello Crafty Friends!
I sure hope you haven't experienced the cold and flu that's going around.  I caught a cold over 3 weeks ago and it keeps rearing its ugly head.  I had the entire house to myself for 4 days and didn't have the energy to craft - imagine!!  I'm on the mend now, just a nasty residule cough.
Anyway - it's Die Cut Tuesday at My Paper Crafting.  I finished the last of my Valentine goodies for my daughters using the Love in Heart Title cut file from Paper Crafting World.
These are large chocolate bar pockets - you know, the Godiva or Trader Joe's giant bars.  The titles are cut in three layers with the top layer popped up.  I used my Pazzles to cut the files.  The flowers are more from the amazing set of 100 handmade flowers that I received from Jani of Paper Compulsions.  The gifts are simple but fun and I think the girls will like the papers and colors.
Be sure to join me for Digi Desserts Fridaze at My Paper Crafting.  You still have time to pick up last week's free digi and enter for a chance to be selected as a future Guest Designer.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Candy Hearts

I used today's FREE digital image for my Digi Desserts Fridaze post.
It's called Candy Hearts and I made this cute Flap Box to hold the candies.

I hope you'll visit My Paper Crafting to see more digi projects, pick up your free image download and see who was selected to be Digi Desserts Fridaze' first Guest Designer.
While you're there, click on the tutorial tab to see how easy it is to make this cute Flap Box.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Release at Digital Delights

Hi There Crafty Friends,
It's time for the newest release from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  We're thinking spring and pastel colors.
The Delightful Challenges design team members have the pleasure of introducing this delightful spring set.  Along with the images, Wendy has also created a sentiment set and digital patterned papers.  Be sure to visit Delightul Challenges to see the entire release.
Here is one of our new images, Flower Power Daisy.
I also used one of the many sentiments available in the Spring Sentiment set.
For this card:
Images:  Digital Delights by Louby Loo - Flower Power Daisy, Spring Sentiment Set
Paper:    K&Company
Ribbon: American Crafts
Dies:     Spellbinders - wonky rectangles
VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Recollections gems, handmade flower by Jani of Paper Compulsions, Martha Stewart fringe scissors, 5.5 x 5.5 center fold card
You're invited to join our Spring/pastel colors challenge for a chance to win a
choice of 1 Transparent set and 2 Cling stamps from Penny Black.A prize package valued over $30! from
Just link your project HERE.

Ju "stache"ing

It's Wonderful Wednesday at My Paper Crafting.  The Crafts with Cutters gals are piling on the hearts for today's projects.  I had fun creating this silly little heart - my tribute to the mustache craze.
I used the Billionaire cartridge for the mustache and George for the heart and heart shadow. 
 I hope you'll join in our fun.  Be sure to use a Cricut cut somewhere on your project.
You can see more heart projects and link up HERE.
For My Project:
Cartridges:  Billionaire, George and Basic Shapes
Paper:         Authentique
Punches:     Marvy, scallop heart, EKSuccess, mini hearts
Signo white gel pen, Scrapper's Floss, computer generated sentiment
You Still Have Time
to link your digi design project to the Digi Desserts Fridaze post HERE.
You'll be entered to win a free digi from Paper Crafting World.
If you use a PCW digi, you'll also have a chance to be invited to be our Guest Designer.
There is a FREE digi offered every Friday.
I am entering this card in Tuesday Throwdown's "Heart Strings" challenge. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

We Want YOU to be Our Guest Designer

That's right!  The Digi Desserts Fridaze gals at My Paper Crafting want YOU to be our
Guest Designer!!
All you have to do is link up a project using any digital printable from
Paper Crafting World and you could be selected as our guest designer.
Don't have any digital images?  No problem.  A FREE image is offered every Friday on the DDF page at My Paper Crafting. 
Here is this week's free image:
Click HERE to go to the download link at MPC.
Along with being invited to post with the DDF team, our guest designer will also receive a free image of choice to use for the post.
We want you to continue to Link-up your projects using ANY digi image.  Each week one project is selected to receive a FREE image from Paper Crafting World.  If you use a PCW image you will receive two entries. 
So come on over and join in the fun! 
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