Friday, October 2, 2015

It's a Blog Hop!

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop!  Our theme this month is 'Meet the Design Team' to introduce those of us that are new.  Our designers will be 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.  Additionally, we will have a game with great prizes on the FTHS blog!

If you have arrived from Angela'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.

Here is my project, using my very favorite image, Birdbrain Needs Coffee.  When I saw her, it was love at first sight!  For this card I used one of my favorite techniques, which is believe it or not, fussy cutting.  I find it very therapeutic after a long day.



Here are the supplies I have used to make my card:
Papers:  Basic Grey Grand Bazaar, Neenah cardstock, DCWV cardstock, SU! Kraft cardstock
Accessories:  Simon Says Stamps Coffee Cup die, My Favorite Thinks Pierced Circle die, Copic Markers

Here's a little bit about me:

What is something about you that none of the other team members know?
I work full-time in a hospital as a registered nurse/diabetes educator.

What is your favorite coloring technique?
I still consider myself a beginner, but I love Copic markers.

What is your favorite category of images in the FTHS store?
If you look around my blog, I think it is fairly evident that I LOVE BIRDBRAINS!!!

Describe your crafting space.
It’s my very small happy space, but it’s all mine!

Tips:

What is your best tip for taking good photos of your cards?
Have good lighting and a smart camera.

What is your best coloring tip?
Practice, practice, practice…and remember, it’s only paper. I often print extra images and on days when my mojo is missing, I color just for fun.

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.

Now head over to Calypso's blog and take a look at her fabulous creations.


Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!

Aloha, Brenda

I will also be linking this card to the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

65 comments:

Jo said...

Happy first blog hop! You've made such a fab card too, love the big coffee cups, I too like to fussy cut ;)
Going to have to put the kettle on now for a cuppa lol
Jo xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Adorable card, love the birdbrain coffee image and the technique of fussy cut, I also find it therapeutic x

Intruderlady said...

Love your card. Great coloring! I also love fussy cutting it's very therapeutic, the same goes with coloring.

Hugs,
Kitty

Kathy S said...

Hey Brenda! I too am a nurse and find this hobby so wonderful for stress reduction. Love the coffee Birdbrain and I recognize that SSS coffee die. Adorable. Great hope and so glad to be on the FTHS Team with you.

Anonymous said...

Love this image Brenda - I look like this EVERY morning!! Lol! The coffee cups and background paper look great too - Fab!! :-)

Kathy said...

Brenda, I love this birdbrain, one of my faves, too. The die cuts are perfect with him. So glad to have you on the team!

Unknown said...

Such a fun card! Great job fussy cutting the image, and I love the coffee cup die cuts!

Marsha said...


How cute. This is exactly how I look and feel in the morning. Like those big cups on the side.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love Birdbrains too - love the psychedelic PP you have used and I love how you have so precisely cut out the image:)

Doni High said...

Great layout! I also love Birdbrain and he looks so cute holding his coffee cup. Glad to be on the design team with you!

Faith S. said...

What a fun card, Brenda! I love that paper and the die cuts. You don't appear to be a beginning colorer. ;) And your photos are always top quality. It was great to read a little more about you, thank you for sharing your tips and being a part of the FtHS team!

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Brenda. Love the bright colors with this Birdbrain! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sarah said...

A brilliant card Brenda!! Great colour choice to team this birdbrain with. i can see myself in her... before the first coffee of the day!! xx

Lyn said...

This is so cute Brenda - and it was great to learn more about you! I too print extras and color for fun - then the fun begins when I have to coordinate papers with the color choices I made (haha). Love your coloring and the papers and embellishments are a perfect choice for this little guy (This is how I am in the mornings too!!)
Lyn

Shelly said...

Oh, too cute and awesome!

Amy A said...

Super cute card! Love the DP and design. :o)

Avra Williams said...

Fun card!

Angela said...

What a fun card, Brenda...I love the layout and the fun coffee cups! Enjoyed "getting to know you"...welcome to the team (it's a great one)!

New Creations said...

Love this super cute creation, your DP is very striking, fab layering!

Marlena M. said...

hahahaha~that face! I know that face...I see it in the mirror every morning. ;) Such a great card

Kerys said...

Another love of mine - the Birdbrains!! I love your paper choice and fussy cutting. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Michelle said...

Welcome to the team Brenda! LOVE your card and getting to know more about you :)

Katydid Cards said...

I'm a big...make that grande...coffee love, so you know I'm loving this card! And if you didn't have enough coffee, that vibrant pattern will help finish the job of waking you up!

Nice getting to know you a little better!

Kim

Unknown said...

cute and fun!

Becca Yahrling said...

Such a cute image! Great card.

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is super cute. I am a registered nurse for 25 years and have had diabetes for 36 years. I always thought that I would be a diabetes educator; however, that is not where my career path took me. Thanks for being one - we need lots of them!

Lola said...

Oh my! This is awesome and your coffee cups are just perfect.

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Great card, Brenda! The big coffee cups are just perfect for this image! So glad to be on the FTHS team with you!

Cammy

Sylvia said...

Lovely cheerful card, Brenda, hope you enjoyed the hop!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a great card, so colorful and love the bird. I'm liking more and more Kraft paper behind a very colorful card...have seen quite a few. Yours looks awesome.

Ceal said...

Super cute, love the papers. thanks for sharing!

Tiggerscraps said...

Very fun card

Sarah said...

Such a cute card. Love this guy, Sarah W

None None said...

Such a fantastic card! I love the bold colors you used.

Debi said...

Wow! Love that background paper and the vibrant colors you have used. If that coffee doesn't perk up birdbrain, the colors definitely should. TFS

Stephanie said...

Oh so cute, love this bright and cheery card!

Helen F. said...

Too darn cute :-)

creationsnz said...

Looks like birdbrain could certainly use the coffee! Great colouring.


Kathy Schweinfurth said...

This is super cute - adore the colors and layers!

D.Ann C said...

He's adorable and my eyes look just like his before coffee! : )

~amy~ said...

haha...love that guy! terrific card!

Megan J said...

Hi Brenda, Love your Bird Brain need my coffee, I know several friends who must have coffee to be 'with it', I am also a total bird brain fan...Thank you for the wonderful inspiration... have a great weekend...Megan

Imke said...

Welcome on your first {From the Heart} Blog Hop, Brenda !! Your card is FUN and your fussy die cutting amazing.

Lisa said...

Oh Yes! There is nothing don't like about this card... LOVE the paper, love that sleepy bird... LOVE it all!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, fabulous fussy cutting. I thought for sure you used a cutting machine. Love the bright colors and coloring. What a super design for this fun image!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

I love all the Birdbrains...they are so FUN! Awesome card, love the added dies!

Brenda G.

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so cute and fun! I just used the same image the other day - he makes me laugh! I enjoyed reading about you - thank you for sharing your tips!

Kika said...

Great card! I like how those three cups perfectly fit with the image, great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Tina Rathbone said...

Your card has a special quality to it: almost Native American. Your coloring is excellent: your practice is paying off. Have a great day!
Tina in San Diego

Happy Dance said...

Easy to see why he's your favorite. I'm pretty sure, if I ever looked in the mirror first thing in the morning, I'd look exactly like this. Great image, and wonderful coloring too. Fun paper! It was nice to learn a little about you too. Bev

HeatherB said...

Fantastic card! Great fussy cutting. So detailed around the feet.

Celeste Goff said...

What a super fun card! Love those birds!

Milka Gubo said...

Adorable card! Love that Birdbrain... It's like me in the morning. :-D LOL

Helen Gullett said...

Sooooo cute!!!

VanessaB said...

haha. that bird image makes me laugh every time i see it. love what you did with it. great card design :)

AmethystCat said...

so cute - that image is just a hoot!

Annie said...

What a fun card!! Thanks for sharing this inspiration! ~Annie

Cindy C. said...

So fun, your card made my smile!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super cute card Brenda! I love the coffee mugs, what a great addition!

I really loved getting to now everyone better on this hop, welcome to the team!

Hugs,
Kelly

Mel C said...

Love this coffee card and the bright colors!

Kathy D. said...

What neat colorful paper you used...like it!!
Kathy D.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous.. I wouldn't count you a beginner!! :D Awesome creation!!

Hetty said...

Such a fun and groovy card!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

This is just awesome!!! That background paper is the way my head feels when I wake up in the mornings! Love those die cut and your coloring is gorgeous! :)

Paula said...

Loving your image!
Boy that DP is sure busy on my eyes!
Really cute card.

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