Friday, May 2, 2014

{FTH} May Blog Hop: Get Well

Welcome "From the Heart" fans and birdbrain lovers!!
Today's blog hop is all about, "Get Well" wishes. 
There really has been a nasty little bug going around. I know of so many people that it has infected.  It actually came through our household 3 times in one month!!!  It was really bad!!!  Now the weather is warming up and we are spending lots of time outside.  

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win the image that the designer used. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $5 gift voucher to the store!

If you have arrived from Angela's blog, you are in the right place!!

For my card today, I am using Rainy Day Brirdbrains.  
I'm cutting corners this week...hehehehe
I am using this weeks sketch and tWiSt!!! 
I had to make a bright and cheerful card, especially so that the recipient of the card.  I wanted it to just make them smile...especially as much I do when I see these two birdbrains. 

 I did some serious fussy cutting and paper piecing on this image.  The umbrella is all paper pieced,  but also the birdbrains too!!  I cut out the blu-bellied birdbrain first, then his arm and lastly the polka dotted bird brain. There is a great amount of depth to the image when you do it that way.  It's a lot of work, but so well worth the results.

Supplies I used:
Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: Echo Park: Splendid Sunshine
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and PTI  and Copic Xpress

There is also still time to play in this weeks sketch w/ a tWiSt challenge #64
Now head over to Dee's blog and see her amazing card!!!
Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday May 5th at 6am, EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday May 7th.

I would like to share this card in the following challenge:

Whimsie Doodles: April Showers/Water
Party Time Tuesday #170
4 Crafty Chicks #192
Brown Sugar Challenge #92



  1. The patchwork umbrella is the star! Lovely!

  2. I don't think it can get much cuter than this! I LOVE your bright, cheery colors for your rainy day image. I can't get over how great your paper-piecing looks - Love, Love it! I think I recognize that sketch too - you are such an inspiration week in and week out. I look forward to each every one of your creations! Dee

  3. What a cute paper-pieced umbrella! I love the tones in your coloring, too. Great job using the sketch!

  4. Awww, I LOVE the paper piecing. Such a happy card.

  5. Gorgeous design and bold colors. Your paper piecing is fab!

  6. What a great idea to use the umbrella.


  7. Such a beautiful job and the fussy cutting/paper piecing was definitely worth it! :) I love the different colors on the umbrella. Hugs, Kelly

  8. Wow, love how you did these, great colors!

  9. This is very cute, great job

  10. Calypso, your paper piecing is amazing !! The raindrops DP fits perfect - lovely card !!

  11. Love the paper piecing and the sketch. Amazing!


  12. Lovely card - would cheer anyone up I think.

  13. Super cute card Calypso!! Love the paper pieced umbrella!!

  14. This card made me smile the minute I saw it, so I know that someone that receives one like this would probably smile as well.

  15. Your paper piecing is awesome and such a great way to make this adorable image pop! Such a happy, fun card!!

  16. WOW! your paper piecing is outstanding. What an awesome card! *claps*
    Jo (GD) xx

  17. Wonderfully bright and happy get well card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  18. I love the umbrella, looks fantastic with all those different patterns and the black "threds". Great take on the sketch too.

    Thank you for a wonderful hop

  19. You used the sketch PERFECTLY!! I love it. love the multi colored rain drop paper. Great job on the paper piecing. I agree totally worth the trouble. Makes me smile!

  20. Such a perfect project - a great take on the sketch an on the hop - love the dimension!

  21. Awesome job, love the image, makes me smile. Great paper bright and nice paper piecing. Awesome job on the sketch too. Thanks for entering our Paper Piecing Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC