Monday, September 25, 2017

One in a chameleon!

Hey everyone!  It's Amy here with a pretty quick card!  I've been so smitten with the distress oxide inks and knew what I wanted to do with the Your Next Stamp - One in a Chameleon set:

Oh my, his sweet face cracks me up!  I combined the following Distress Oxides

Twisted Citron
Cracked Pistachio
Lucky Clover

I did the smooshing technique starting with lightest to darkest and doing the colors one at a time.  I make sure each color has been thoroughly dried with my heat gun.  This is all done on Ranger Watercolor Paper.

When everything is thoroughly dried I stamped my sentiment and the chameleon with Versafine Onyx.

Love Your Next Stamp's heavy lines...makes it easy to fussy cut!  That guy has been popped on a foam dimensional for added interest.

Check out the One In a Chameleon set:

Thanks so much for stoppin' by...have an awesome week!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Have A Claw-some Birthday

Hi everyone it's Lenae here from SugarGem. When I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn I HAD to buy it for my honey. We have 2 labrador retrievers and their dad has an addiction to playing the claw machine at the grocery store and winning stuffed animals for them. Sometimes he comes back from the grocery store with 9 stuffed animals. The dogs go nuts for the toys. I made this card for him for his birthday. 

Thank you for stopping by! 


Monday, September 18, 2017

Adulting is Hard!

Hey all, it's Katie.  We all know the Fall Coffee Hop is here!  Woohoo!  I have a fun fall card just for the occasion and here it is. 

This pretty much says it all doesn't it?!  Yep, I think so. 

This card was so fun to make.  I used a fun variety of products many of which I got straight from the THD Store.  I used some Lawn Fawn Perfect Plaid Fall Pack along with some Pebbles Paper.  I inked up this cute (and mad) kitty from Your Next Stamp- Coffee Right Meow.  I coupled it with Sugar Pea Designs Coffee Words Die and Perfect Blend.  The enamel dots were just the right finish.  

I am entering this into the current Your Next Stamps Sketch Challenge.   It is also perfect for the current THD mood board!

Have fun coffee hopping and thanks for the visit! 

Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I'm excited to share that  The Heart Desires is a super sponsor again for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Please join along for fun, creativity, inspiration and tons of prizes!

Here is my card for the hop!

I used lawn fawn fall paper, a waffle flower die and a whole bunch of copics on this card.

To celebrate the hop, my birthday and my favorite time of year, we are having a sale!  Use code 2017FallCoffeeHop at checkout and receive 15% off your total purchase.

I hope you all have a lot of fun hopping and shopping this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CHALLENGE 15 WINNERS & More Challenge 16 Inspiration

First thing's first.  The winner of the $10 gift certificate to the store is #23 Anita in France!  Please write to within 7 days to request your code.

Now on to the design pics.  What an amazing set of entries we had to choose from. So many different styles and soooooooooo inspiring!

The winner is #5 Dana Kirby (@dkirbystamps)!  Dana, your layout and colors are what caught my eye immediately. And then the black sentiment set off by the sequins and drawing my eye to the flamingos beak.  Just stunning!  Congrats!

The honorable mentions wowed us too. Congratulations in order of entry to #3 I Card Everyone, #11 Deanne K, #16 Vijaylaxmi Siyal, and #26 DarnellEveryone, please grab a badge from the top tab if you like.

We hope you all join in the fun and inspire us again! There's still plenty of time to join in our current challenge #16 which runs through September 30. Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 11, 2017


Kimberly with you today, hopefully enticing you to join our challenge with this simple fall inspired card!

I thought it would be pretty neat to stamp swipes of color behind a gold embossed vellum leaf. I started stamping with the largest "swoosh" image from the Flora and Fauna Textures Clear Stamp Set on separate piece of cardstock.  I selected some bright hybrid Hero Arts Ink colors: Lemon Yellow (Shadow ink) Green Apple, Tangerine, Strawberry, and Caramel. The base card is Key Lime from Memory Box.  On clear vellum, I gold embossed the Concord and 9th Leaf from the Lace Leaf Clear Stamp Set in Ranger Gold Embossing powder. The grateful die is from the Concord and 9th Grateful Leaf Die Set.

I based my coloring on the current Challenge #16 amazing images and vibrant colors. I sure hope that you are as excited as we are about the AMAZING inspiration challenge boards that The Heart Desires has, the MORE than amazing DT creations.

 I look forward to seeing you join us in the Gallery!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Masculine Holiday

Happy September THD fans!  You know how the holidays arrive earlier and earlier every year (or at least that's how it seems, especially as you age...), well for once I have made a seasonal card long before the holidays even hit the shelves!  I was inspired by our current challenge that began yesterday!  Masculine cards are hard, but Tonya has a great selection of papers, dies, and ephemera to pull together a great man's card!

Once I started cutting the Flora & Fauna Bus & Camper Dies, I couldn't stop.  I have 4 cards already completed and 6 more in the works featuring these die cuts, which are amazing and so versatile-- you can see my fall version at the challenge page!  Check back at my blog or Instagram for the others inspired by our challenge and products in the Heart Desires store!

The Concord & 9th tree ring will never get old-- stamped in Unicorn White and heat embossed on kraft, then fussy cut and layered with the rest of the die cuts and ephemera.  The fun wood saw is available in the store from Richard Garay's Lumberjack series.

The Jen Hadfield paper pack Warm & Cozy supplied all the plaids and woodgrain patterned papers.  Don't you love the Splendid Stag from Newton's Nook cut in the brown plaid?

Tonya has a great selection of Brushos, another technique I love used here on Ranger watercolor paper and die cut.

I featured the Carta Bella Autumn series Washi tape (the same design can be found in the paper pack) and wrapped it all up with the Neat & Tangled envelope die.  Tonya has a great selection of Neat and Tangled, but this die is only available as an exclusive at their site.

That's a wrap!  Hope I've helped inspire you to get a head start on holiday cards! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Heart Desires Challenge 16

Fall is nearly upon us and I am so ready! I love everything about the season: the changing of the colors, little animals stuffing their faces in preparation for winter (yeah, that's my excuse), harvest, crisp mornings and warm afternoons, just everything about it. Come celebrate with us and join in the fun!

When you post your entries, feel free to tag us on social media!
#thdchallenge, #theheartdesiresstore

Deanne, Challenge Winner
(using Altenew Peony stamp set, SugarPea Designs Chatterbox Sentiments and SugarPea Designs Celebrate)


(using SugarPeas Designs Fall FoxStitched Flag DiesZig Zag Stitch Rectangle DieCarta Bella Autumn 6x6 PaperPebbles Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy 6x6 PaperVersafine Black Onyx Ink)


(using SugarPea Designs Nuts About You and Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Fall 6x6 Paper)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fruity Colorful Fun

Oh, happy fall day!  Toni here with you sharing a super fun and fruitilicious card with lots of Waffle Flower and Lawn Fawn.

I started out with a smooshed panel using Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, and Tumbled Glass.  I cut it out using Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait.  The grass is also cut from the smooshed panel (the not as pretty part but perfect for the LF Simple Grassy Hillsides die). I mounted this on a LF Stitched Cloud Portrait die base that I stenciled over with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade and one of the new Carta Bella Magical Plaid stencils. Once the background was set, including adding the LF Picket Fence at the last minute, I added in the Waffle Flower Fruity Thank You images then finished the card off with a sentiment from Jump for Joy stamped onto an Everyday Sentiment Banner die.

I hope you enjoy your day as much as she is!