Archives for January 2018

Train Layout

Here is a layout I did recently.  I have been loving my Cricut that my Silhouette actually has been on the shelf collecting dust.  But now finally getting to a couple of the layouts I have been wanting to tackle.  I remember having downloaded a few train images so I fired up my Silhouette.  Here is my creation:

I even went through my stash of papers to find this adorable train paper.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #277 ~ Chelsea Gardens Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #277 we are challenging you to play Tic-Tac-Toe using these CTMH Colors: JUNIPER, HEATHER, SWEET LEAF, FERN, WHITE DAISY, CHARCOAL, BLACK, GLACIER, and MINK.  MUST 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 new rules HERE

I am loving this new papers in the the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book.  So I chose to use all the colors in my fun card I crated.

For this card I used the Chelsea Gardens paper pack and Chelsea  Gardens Gem and dots.  I used the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts.

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 #277 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 8, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Mountain Biker Birthday Card

Today is my husbands birthday!  I love creating unique cards for him and this year is no exception.  He has always loved to ride his mountain bike but when we lived in Louisiana you don’t have a lot of mountains LOL.  When we moved to Washington State he did not really ride which was a bummer.  So when we moved to Colorado three years ago he got back into it in a big way.  So what would be a good card for him? A mountain bike card!!

The mountain bike is from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge and the mountains are from Dinosaur Tracks. I use New England Ivy, Kraft, White Daisy,  Glacier, Black, and Silver Foil which are all Close to My Heart.  The blue green is from my stash.

Happy Crafting!

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2018 Seasonal Expressions One New Product Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases some of the fantastic new product which has just been released.

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’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 20 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Here is a close up of each half.

For this layout I used Glacier for the background and then used several of the pattern papers from Chelsea Gardens.  I used the the Chelsea Gardens Complements and the Chelsea Garden dots and gems. I also incorporated the  Chelsea Gardens -Cardmaking Stamp set.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Blushing Background Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting our wonderful BACKGROUND STAMP SETS. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from PRISCILLA GOTHAM BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love some of our background stamps, in particular the paw prints. So of course I needed to crate something with this stamp set.

For this card I used the Faithful Friend and Paws stamp set. I chose pomegranate as the color to highlight next to the neutrals.  I used Heather Cardstock and the Basic Fundamentals.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto REBECCA COOMBS BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #275 ~ Fern, Heather and Bashful

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #275 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: FERN, HEATHER, and BASHFUL with Optional GOLD.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the new rules HERE

I was looking over images in my Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and saw the daffodil image and decided that would be the focus of my card. I used one of the sentiments from this month’s Stamp of the Month ~ Bloom & Grow.

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 #275 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday Janurary 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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Snowflake Layout ~ Winter Fun

Ready for another snow layout?  Here is one I did using the now retired Close to my Heart snowflake thin cut.

For this layout I used White and Sea Glass glitter paper.  It is a simple layout but I really love the way the snowflakes turned out.  I did add some white splatter to the background to look like snow.

Happy Crafting!

Snow Fun Layout

I have actually been able to get a few layouts completed over the holidays.  Here is another layout completed.

For this layout I used a paper pack I had in my stash but I do not remember the name as I have been hanging on to it for about 5 years.  I did use the CTMH retired snowflake thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!

January Stamp of the Month ~ Bloom & Grow

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Bloom & Grow (S1801) a set of 15.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

For this card I used and image form the Flower Market Cartridge and cut it with Saffron and Lemon.  I used Crystal Blue for the background.  I stamped the image on the a circle and then water-colored to add color. I wanted to add some shiny so I used the gold shimmer brush on the lemon cardstock.  Here is a close up:

I also created another card using this stamp set and the Flower Market Cartridge.

For this card I cut the oval on Velum and then stamped.  I added color to the back side using my Shin Han markers.

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 January 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!

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