Archives for June 2018

Mini is Marvelous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting mini albums or really anything crafty that is mini.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I really wanted to create one of the new Stories by Stacy albums and plan to make it for my husband for father’s day, but unfortunately life has been a bit busy.  I will still crate this album but it will be in a little later this summer.  Fortunately I had been working on a mini album so I decided to focus on it.  If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I crated one of these albums for my son after his first year of Pre-K as I did not just want to give him a big box of papers.  You can check out my first on HERE to see how it will be bound. I will plan to take it to Office Depot/Max and have them add the binding.  The size of the book is 9×6 inches.

This is the cover using the Central Park papers.  I really love this pattern paper as it is so cheerful.  The inch worm ruler is a SVG file that I have with my Silhouette.  I used White Daisy, Charcoal and Willow.  I matted the photo with Glacier.

The inside cover is using the revers of the paper and his class photo.  I also saved one of his name tags to add to the album.

The PreK he went to used the Tools of the Mind program so every day they created a play plan which will go in this section which was him drawing a picture of what he was going to do and eventually starting to write what he planned to do. This was the divider tab for his play plans.

I made a divider for each of the different types of papers and artwork that went home.  I used all CTMH cardstock focusing on Willow, Poppy, Canary, Pacifica and Glacier.  Instead of using the actual art work I actually took photos of them, then had the photos printed and added.  This makes the whole book much more compact and a great memory book.   I am planning on dropping it off to get bound this week!! Now on to Junior Kindergarten….

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the awesome patterns Close to My Heart Offers!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 297 ~ Glacier, Nutmeg and Sorbet

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #297 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: GLACIER, NUTMEG, and SORBET.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

I really was not sure what I wanted to create with these colors so I decided I would look through my stamps for an inspiration.  I found the my GO WILD stamp set and knew this was the one.

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 #297 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page or even on Pinterest.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Rad Dad ~ Masculine Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rad Dad ~ Masculine Themed 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 the awesome Rad Dad stamp or masculine themed art work.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS 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 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I needed to create a couple of Father’s day cards and I really like the Dad you’re rad saying so I wanted to focus on that.  The next thing that came to mind was music and a guitar so that is the way I went.  I used a couple of guitars that are part of my Cricut subscription.

I used my Basic Star Thin Cuts to crate a mask so I could sponge the Crystal Blue stars.

I cut the guitar using Pewter, Sapphire, Chrystal Blue and Black cardstock.  I then added a little of my Clear Shimmer Brush to the Crystal Blue on the guitar. I also added a couple of the Black Dots. Here is a close up.

I then decided to do one with a bit more contrast and added Ruby.

I used a different guitar but followed the same design idea.  I used Linen, Kraft, Sapphire and Black for the guitar.  I did use the Ruby pattern paper from the fundamentals with the diagonal as the base layer, however, it is hard to see in the photo.

As you can see I used the Shimmer Brush again to add so sparkle to the guitar.  For both cards I did use the Rad Dad Stamp set which is only being offered now until the end of June so be sure to purchase yours today!

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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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ A Bushel & A Peck

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ A BUSHEL & A PECK (S1806) a set of 15.

If you are coming here from VICKIE O’DELL’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.

You can’t help but fall in love with adorable girl.  So of course I wanted to focus on her.

So I had an idea to sponge an apple behind this cute little girl.  I used the apple Cricut cut from Artbooking. I sliced the apple with a card base shape and then cut.  I then used the pieces to mask off the areas like this.

I used  my scissors to cut the stem and leaf so they were separate pieces.  I placed the apple and stem pieces to sponge the leaf with Fern.  I then placed the leaf piece and removed the stem to sponge in the stem area using Nutmeg and Espresso inks. Next I sponged the apple.

Placing the stem and leaf pieces I sponged the apple in Ruby.

I used my ShinHan markers to color the little girl and stamped the sentiment on Fern 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 June 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!

Color Dare 295 ~ Glacier, Nutmeg and New England Ivy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #295 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: GLACIER, NUTMEG, and NEW ENGLAND IVY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

These colors totally make me think of a masculine card and with Father’s Day just around the corner I decided to make a card for dad.

I inked the fish from the Let’s Go Fishing Stamp Set. For the base layer I used Glacier, then I used second generation New England Ivy. For the top layer I used Nutmeg.  I use the Fresh Air Paper Pack for the background.  I stamped the fly by first stamping in Glacier.  I then inked with Nutmeg and then took a baby wipe to the areas I wanted the Glacier to show and then re-stamped.  I added a bit of the New England Ivy twine and colored a couple of the Clear Sparkles green with my alcohol markers.  The Dad if from the awesome Rad Dad stamp set which is available now until June 30th while supplies last so you will want to grab one!

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 #295 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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