Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases anything to do with the Christmas Holiday. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from BRENDA LAPP’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 15 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I wanted to play around with the new Season of Joy cartridge a bit more so that is where I went for my inspiration.

I love the mistletoe and knew this would be my focus.  I selected the Red Glitter paper to cut the Merry Kiss-mas. I used fern to cut the mistletoe.  I then decided to use the stitched border from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.  Then I matted it on the holly paper for the Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I then felt something was missing…. I decided to use my Red Shimmer brush to and then a dot of Liquid Glass to give it a 3-D effect.

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #319 ~ Monochromatic Choose Your Blue

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #319 we are challenging you to use these colors: MONOCHROMATIC ~ CHOOSE YOUR BLUE.  You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I thought of water so I grabbed a stamp set from Technique Tuesday which features this cool whale ~ Wendell the Whale.

I watercolored the area behind the whale with blues and added a few splatters.  I used the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts to cut the Glacier cardstock. I also watercolored the whale.  I did use a bit of the Black Shimmer Pen on the eye.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors. Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #319 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 29, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Shake Things Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are around 20 of us highlighting using our SHAKER CARD PRODUCTS.  You are sure to see some cool ideas of how to used these new products. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DARLYS RECKERS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our shaker card!! There is so much you can do with them.  I decide to play around with my SEASON OF JOY Cartridge.

I cut the Joy to the World image twice once in Candy Apple and New England Ivy.  I then pieced the two together. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts to cut the Red Glitter circle. I used the ‘Tis The Season Paper Pack.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto VALERIE KAPSHA’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the SHAKER CARDS!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #317 ~ Pomegranate, Sapphire, and Saffron

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #314 we are challenging you to use these colors: POMEGRANATE, SAPPHIRE, and SAFFRON with the option of Gold.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I was running behind in getting my project completed since there has been so much going on in my life.  So I pulled out my Make it from your Heart volume 4 for an inspiration. I turned to pg 27 and pattern 11 and was inspired.

I used the Grateful Heart papers and the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge for the sunflowers. The Thank you if from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp set.  I then added a few Gold Glitter Gems and Gold Shimmer Trim.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #317 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 15, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Seasonal Trees

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring NOVEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ SEASONAL TREES (S1811) a set of 23.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 19 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

How awesome are these trees?? There are so many things you can do with them from scrapbook layouts to cards.  Here are two cards I made using this stamp set.

Then on on the right has a fall theme to it with the fall colors and using the Grateful Heart Papers.

I used Fern, Goldrush, Pomegranate, Sapphire, and Espresso inks.  I used the Grateful Heart Paper pack and the Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp set.

With this card I wanted to go for more of the effect just to show off the trees.  I used Pewter cardstock.  I stamped the tree trunks in Espresso ink and then used versamark for the leaves.  I used White Embossing Powder to make it look like snow.  I add a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Sparkles, along with a little White Shimmer Trim.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of November and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Halloween ~ Hello Pumpkin

I cannot believe Halloween is tomorrow…. where did this month go?  I thought I would share one of the Halloween cards I crated this year using the adorable Hello Pumpkin papers.

Hope you have a happy Halloween!!

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #315 ~ Hello Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #315 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from HELLO PUMPKIN. Please use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included. You can check out the rules on our blog.

I went with the bottom row ~ Lagoon, Candy Apple, and Black. I added White as my neutral.

I made a stencil using Polka Dot Overlay from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I then used the glossy texture paste on the black cardstock.  I then used the Fabulous Birthday Stamp Set with Charcoal, Black, Lagoon and Candy Apple inks.  The lagoon pattern paper at the top is part of one of the PML cards in the Hello Pumpkin paper pack.  I used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4 to make my card.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #315 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Sparkle/Seasons of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Sparkle and Season of Joy Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our current special HOLIDAY SPARKLE and our new Cricut Cartridge SEASON OF JOY. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 14 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to play around with the LOVE WITH ALL THE TRIMMING stamp set as I think this stamp set is super awesome!  Not only can you use it with the Holiday Sparkle shaker cards you can also use it to create your own cards.

For my first card I decided to use my Silver embossing powder to add a sentiment in the shaker window.I also used the Silver embossing powder with the snowflakes for the LOVE WITH ALL THE TRIMMING stamp set.  I then pulled some of the stars out of my Loose Silver Sequins to add a bit more bling to my card.

I then decided to create my own card using the LOVE WITH ALL THE TRIMMING stamp set.

For this card I used the new Snowflake thin cuts.  I arranged them on my Sapphire cardstock.  I then pieced the loose pieces of the snowflake to my card so that I was actually using the negative space instead of the cut snowflakes.  I then use the new Silver Embellishing Thread with the Silver Glitter paper.  I added a couple of the white Loose Silver Sequins to my card to look like snow.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Paste-fully Creative – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 18 of us highlighting our new Texture Paste.  The texture paste can be use in so many ways to add dimension to your projects, I am sure you and I are going to learn all sorts of fun thing with this hop.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KIMBERLY BOWERS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I am loving this texture paste!! While I have seen lots of examples of using an overlay with more of a geometric take, I wanted to play around with other types of overlays.  I stumbled on the Lilac image from Flower Market Cartridge and was inspired.

I was pleased the way it turned out.  The first layer I used combined the texture paste with Gypsy re-inker as I realized I did not have Pansy.  The second layer the texture paste is combined with Thistle.  I then cut the leaves and stem out of Fern Cardstock. I used the Bunches of Love stamp set and then added the bow using the New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.

Here you can see the layers better.  I topped the flowers off with the Bitty Sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto VALERIE KAPSHA’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the Masking!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #314 ~ Nectarine, Lagoon, & Clover

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #314 we are challenging you to use these colors: NECTARINE, LAGOON, and CLOVER with the option of Kraft.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I decided to incorporate the Kraft in my card.

The stamp set is Technique Tuesday Sammy the Squirrel.  The pattern papers are from Hello Pumpkin Paper Pack.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #314 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday October 25, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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