Archives for February 2018

Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink 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 pink products are part of February’s special.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the mobile idea that Close to My Heart came up with using the pinks.  It inspired me to make a Spring Home Decor.  I have made one for Fall and Summer so it was time for a “Spring” one.  Here is how it turned out.

I know it is hard to see the detail in this photo so her is a close up of two of the letters.

For this project I used 4×4 burlap tiles that I purchased about 2 years ago.  I used Bashful cardstock along with a bit of the pixie cardstock (for the base layer of the butterflies).  I wanted a bit of pattern paper so the Gimme Some Sugar pattern paper was perfect. I used the same cricut cuts for my flowers and butterflies.  I also used the Bashful Pearls for the center of the flowers. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer so I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush.

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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In Love with Velum Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our wonderful VELLUM Paper. 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 REBECCA COOMBS’ BLOG, you are on the right track!

I decided I wanted to play around with the vellum a bit.  I broke out my watercolor pencils and colored on a piece of vellum with some blues and greens.

I then took one of my water brushes and then blended the colors.

Then I used my black Momento ink to stamp the butterflies.  I will make the recommendation to try to flatten the vellum before trying to stamp so that you get a cleaner stamped image.  Here is how my card turned out.

I decided to water color the white behind the butterflies a bit.  I love the Chelsea Gardens paper pack. So I will use every opportunity to use it and those wonderful Chelsea Garden Gems & Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto DANIELLE WAGNER’S 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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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day!! I know many people feel this is a “Hallmark” holiday.  You either love it, deal with it, or skip it.  Personally I am in the middle.  My husband is lucky as I don’t expect or want flowers or gifts.  I do enjoy making cards as it is an excuse to craft!!!  Here are my cards for my husband and son.

This one I designed for my husband.  I used a cut file from my Silhouette.

For my son’s card I saw this adorable card on Pinterest and knew I needed to replicate. Now I did not have the same stamp set but I was able to improvise!

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #279 ~ Pacifica, Canary & Cranberry

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #279 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: PACIFICA, CANARY and CRANBERRY with Optional GOLD.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the new rules HERE

I love the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp set and Thin Cuts!! I also love the new Make It From The Heart Vol 4.  I used pattern 3 on page 10 and lifted one of the cards on page 11 but made it my own.

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 #279 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 22, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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The Moon

My son loved to go look out for the moon.  He would look out the big picture window in our home and look and point at the moon.  We would even take him outside to see it too.  So i wanted to be sure to document this, and created this layout.

I random stamped the background using Versamark and White Embossing powder with the Constellations Stamp Set. I  used some of the Stargazer pattern papers.

Happy Crafting!

February Stamp of the Month ~ Sunny Thoughts

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Sunny Thoughts (S1802) a set of 13.

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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Here are some of the supplies I used to create my card.

Here is a close up of the card:

I am so in love with the Chelsea Gardens paper pack! The colors are fabulous and for me who is not a floral person I love this pattern with the butterflies. I used the Rose Embossing Folder and Glacier ink to create the ink embossed pattern.  I also used pattern 3 from the new Make It From the Heart Volume 4  (page 10).  I used the Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems, Whimsy Ribbon, Glacier and Mink Cardstock.

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 February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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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