Friday, October 2, 2015

FTHS Meet the Design Team October Blog Hop


Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. We have a Meet the Design Team theme this month. Our designers are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects and telling us a bit about themselves, too.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each blog. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, we will have a game with some prizes on the FTHS blog!
If you have arrived from Karen's blog, you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.
My project uses Happy Harry, one of the new snowman images. These are some of my favorite images and I love CAS cards with lots of white space and a little sewing, too. 



I've used the current sketch #120 for my layout. You can play along until Sunday.



Now head over to Kathy Stacy's blog and see what she has created.
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday October 5th at 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday October 7th.

A few things about me:

How long have you been on the From the Heart Stamps design team? Since June 2010, over 5 years, crazy how time flies!
What is your favorite coloring technique? Copics are my favorite way to color.
What is your favorite category of images in the FTHS store? Boy, that’s tough! I have a few favorites, Birdbrains, Faithful Friends and Snowfolk. Almost forgot Pigwits, love them, too!
Who is the last person you sent a card to? I send cards out through Chemo Angels, so my buddy was the last one I mailed a card to.
Describe your crafting space. I’m lucky to have a room to myself for crafting. It’s small, but I love it.
What is your best tip for taking good photos of your cards? A light box is helpful and a tripod is good, too. I always seem to jerk a bit when taking a photo, so if I have the tripod and set the timer, no shaky blurring.
What is your best coloring tip? Keep practicing! I watch videos and take classes and always learn something new.
What is a good tip for printing digital images? Print extras, just in case! I hate when I mess something up and have to go reprint it. If I print a few, I’m ready for whatever happens.
What’s your favorite craft space organizational tip? Well, if you saw my room and desk right now, you wouldn’t ask me for organizational tips, lol! But one really cool thing I use is a curtain rod to hold my dies. I loop sets through a big ring and hang them by shape. Not my own idea, I saw it somewhere years ago, maybe a local craft store, I can’t remember. It works well and everything is out and in reach.
Card Recipe: From the Heart Stamps Happy Harry, printer, copics, stickles, sewing machine, nestabilities, crystal effects


42 comments:

Jo said...

Kathy, you make the most loveliest of cards, and this is no exception. Love the touches of glitter... superb card! *claps*
Jo xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Adorable card, love the snowman and your CAS style, great take on the sketch too xx

Kathy S said...

Hey Kathy! This snowman is just so jolly I can't help but smile. Great tips and I agree, practice is the only thing that really makes one improve - that and classes I think. I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be on the FTHS team with you and look forward to learning and growing as a designer. Happy Friday!

Intruderlady said...

Love your CAS card. Great coloring of this fun image.

Hugs,
Kitty

Marsha said...

Just lovely. Beautiful coloring and like the sparkle on the branches.

Dee Earnshaw said...

I love this jolly snowman and the little bird stealing his hair. Beautifully done and love all the sparkle:)

Carrie Sheridan said...

I always like the look of sewing on a card, and this card is no exception! It just adds a little something "extra." Beautiful coloring, also!
I liked the tip about using a curtain rod for dies. I have accumulated so many of them over the years, and I think this would be a great idea for me. Thanks for sharing!

Faith S. said...

This is stunning, Kathy! I really love the glitter and your papers!.Your cards are always so classy and well designed. Those are great photo tips, and yours are always top quality. The time you spend on your cards and showcasing them is very evident. Now...5 years on the team, WOW!! I'm so humbled (and happy) that you remain on the team AND lead. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Doni High said...

Kathy, this is such a sweet card...he just makes me smile! your coloring is terrific and I love the touch of sparkle! Glad to be on the team with you.

Sarah said...

A wonderful card!! Such fun xx

Swimmom said...

i love your happy snowman!

Amy A said...

Awwww this is just too sweet. Love me some snowman!! Great design!

Angela said...

Simply adorable! I too love all that white space and your beautiful coloring too...awesome card!

Kerys said...

I love all these snowmen images Faith is producing! This works so well as a CAS card - love the pops of color and stitching. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Tricia from Spain said...

lovely and just love the way you added the glitter

Lisa Lynn said...

Yourr card is adorable. Love this image and your coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Lola said...

Such a beautiful card all around!

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

The snowmen are some of my favorite images from the store and you have made a beautiful card with Harry! Lovely Christmas colors! So happy to be on the team with you!

Cammy

libleycraftsblog.com said...

This is such a super sweet Christmas card! This is one of my favourite snowman images from Faith and you have coloured him perfectly Kathy :-) It's been fab to be part of this hop with you today team-mate :-)

Marji Franklin said...

Very cute card! I love snowmen too

Sarah said...

Absolutely love your card. I love the birdbrains and the 100 project Snowmen. Great card, Sarah W

Debi said...

I love this card! Great image and coloring and I love your take on the sketch. Fabulous! TFS

creationsnz said...

I like the colour palette and simple shapes

Brenda said...

Hi Kathy! I want to see a pic of your curtain rod die holder, that sounds great! I love Happy Harry, your coloring is beautiful, he can definitely carry this design. Love your card. Looking forward to working with you!

Megan J said...

Hi Kathy, Love your card and the layout worked beautifully, for your lovely Happy Harry card love all the touches of sparkle, congratulations on your many years of creativity with Faith's gorgeous images, I look forward to seeing many more of your creations, have a marvellous weekend...Megan

Imke said...

What a sweet card that makes me smile, Kathy !! Great CAS card and i like the stitching on it.

libleycraftsblog.com said...

I love this gorgeous 'Happy Harry' snowman card Kathy! This is one of my favourite of Faith's snowmen - he is just so jolly - and cute! I'm so happy to be on such a great design team with you Kathy - thanks for such a warm welcome :-)

Stephanie said...

Hi Kathy! Loving your card as always- your work inspires me! Hugs!

Kathleen Benedict said...

Isn't this image great...so jolly! Great job on crating such a cute card.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowza! Love this image and how you brought it to life with fab coloring. What a great design and take on the sketch, plus awesome stitching. Super duper Christmas card.

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you colored the pines and the fabulous layout!

Brenda G.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh I like this snowman! Adorable! And your colouring is beautiful! I enjoyed reading about you - thank you for sharing your tips!

Kika said...

Great CAS card! I love the machine stitching, it's one of my favourite techniques and I think it always adds some extra touch to the final result. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Rathbone said...

Love this card! Oh gosh, now I want this image, too.
So clean and simple, and your card does a credit to the sketch.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Tina in San Diego

HeatherB said...

Beautiful card! Love the stitching.

mypurplehouse said...

Kathy this is WOW! It turned out so great - I LOVE the CAS style and the coloring is wonderful! It was fun to learn a little about you too :) You are always an inspiration! THANKS!
Lyn

Milka Gubo said...

A D O R A B L E !!! :-D

Cynthia said...

Your snowman card is adorable, Kathy! I love the clean look with this week's sketch. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelly Schelske said...

Happy Harry looks fantastic Kathy! Gorgeous card!

I really loved getting to now everyone better on this hop, it's awesome!

Hugs,
Kelly

Kathy D. said...

I like that you used this sketch...I didn't have time but plan on using it. Great Christmas card makes me want to get that image out and play with him right away.
Kathy D.

Susan Kennedy said...

So cute!! Awesome coloring.. Love the bit of sparkle!! Just fantastic!!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Love this jolly Snowman!! Your card is a perfect example for Clean and Simple!!! Beautifully colored and accented with glitter.