Archives for May 2019

Color Dare #345 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe True Love

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #345 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with a mix of colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Black & White and Neutrals are FREE!

I decided to use the right column ~ Sage, Mint, Sugarplum plus Sapphire, Black, White and Gray.

Color Dare ~ Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Hippo ~ Birthday

Have you seen the adorable hostess stamp set with the Hippo??? It is called the Hippo-Partymus!  You got to have this don’t you??

Well for this card I paired it with a couple of the pattern papers from True Love.  I used Sage, Mint, Sugarplum, Sapphire and Black ink. I also used my Mint Shimmer brush to darken the mint ink on the hat.  And I added a couple of Sugarplum Glitter Gems.

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 #345 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Sweet Girl Layout

One of the paper packs from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book is SWEET GIRL. While this paper pack it definitely girly you can totally pick the papers you choose to highlight and tone down the pinks.  I was looking through some of my photos and thought this paper pack would work well with our trip to Antigua in 2015.

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout

So in 2015 my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary and we took a wonderful vacation to Antigua and stayed at a Sandals Resort.  We had a fantastic time!

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout ~ thin cutsI used the pinks to play off the colors in the photos.

Close to my Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Sweet Girl ~ Layout ~ 6 photo layout ~ thin cuts I am totally loving the new thin cuts with the Stitched Flowers thin cuts.  I also used the Sweet Girl Complements. The journaling tag is from the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts, I use my one of my copic markers to color the edges of the tag.  I also added some of the Blue Burlap Ribbon to the tag.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #344 ~ Inspiration Photo – Memorial Day

Happy Friday!! Can you believe it is Memorial Day Weekend?  This week for Color Dare #344 we have a great Inspiration Photo – Memorial Day. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITE and BROWNS are free!

I decided to go with a Graduation card using the Red as my focus color and added Black and White.  My niece is graduation next week from High School and her school colors are Red and White.

Close to my heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Graduation ~ graduation tassel ~ color dare ~ Thin cuts

I used some retired red and white polka-dot from Magical paper pack.  I added some White Glitter paper and the Black and White print if from the Seasonal Mix-in. The Sentiment is from a retired stamp set called Graduation Tassel.  I decided to make the tassel instead of using the one in the stamp set.  I used the fringe Thin Cut from the Decorative Boarder Thin Cuts to cut it.  Then I rolled it around a bit of twine.

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 #344 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop!!

For this 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 new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. If you have taken a few moments to look at this idea book you will know it is chocked full of beautiful papers, stamps and so much more!!! So I am sure you see some wonderful artwork as you hop along!

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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see lots of fabulous artwork.

I saw the fantastic SPRING that Ginni Candelaria designed and knew I wanted to do something like this.  I realized I did not really have much in the way of SUMMER decor so when I saw the Into the Wild paper pack inspiration took hold.

close to my heart ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Summer ~ home decor

All of the Cricut cuts are from YOU ARE HERE and the FLOWER MARKET cartridges.  Here is a closer look at each letter.  The letters are our Chipboard Letters, we also have numbers too!

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So living here in Colorado, our summers are spent enjoying all that the great outdoors have to offer. One of our family favorites is to Mountain Bike. So of course the letter “S” is a tribute to this.  I did use the Into the Wild Complements on a number of the letters.  I tore a bit of Kraft to make it look like a trail and also used some of the Silver Foil Paper on the bike.close to my heart ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Summer ~ home decor

The “U” is playful to me with the trees and cute wood grain critters from the Into the Wild Complements.

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I thought for this “M” I would feature one of the water sports you can do here.

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Of course hiking is a big draw here in Colorado and one of my favorite ways to get out an explore the outdoors.

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Another of the cute critters in the Into the Wild Complements.

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For the “R” I am featuring camping under the stars.  Whether you are a traditional tent camper or go for the RV this will get you covered.  I added a few of the stars from the Loose Silver sequins to add a bit of shine, in the photo they look blue.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ For the Love of Pets

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is right up my ally for so many reasons! First, animals are a big part of my life as I am a retired veterinarian.  Second, crafting with animals is one of my favorite things to use in my projects. So when I saw the Rainbow Bridge Stamp and Thin Cuts I knew this was what I wanted to use for this Challenge.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

Love this sentiment as it is a beautiful way to celebrate a pets passing.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

I used my Copic markers to color the dog and the rainbow.  I used Glacier cardstock for the sky with the White Daisy.  I stamped the rainbow on White Daisy and then hand cut it.  I used Lemon for the halo and Candy Apple for the hearts.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

I know it is hard to see but I did use the Gold Shimmer Brush to go over the halo.  I also used my yellow Copic marker to color the stars.  The stars are from the loose Gold Sequins and I just ran my marker over them to give them a yellow tint.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #343 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #343 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are SUGARPLUM, LINEN, PEACOCK, SAPPHIRE,  SAGE, and SILVER.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Grays are Free.

I wanted to use the new Elegant Peacock stamp set and here is what I came up with.

I used Sapphire and Sage ink to stamp the peacock.  I then used my copic markers to color the feathers of the peacock.  I also used Sage, Peacock, and Linen cardstock.  The pattern paper if from True Love Paper Pack. This card is designed using pattern 7 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

Each of the feathers needed to be hand cut then adhered. I did add some of the Silver Glitter Gems. Then sentiment is a retired stamp set Say it All.

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 #343 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Make the Cut! ~ Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Making the Cut.  What do we mean by Make the Cut?  Well, Close to My Heart has lots of  fantastic Thin Cuts and our exclusive Cricut cartridges which make wonderful cuts.  There are around 10 of us participating in the Make the Cut 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 KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, you are on the right track!

For my project I used both Cricut and Thin Cuts.

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So the flower pot is cut using the Flower Market Cartridge.  I modified it by adding a cut line to allow the White Daisy cardstock to be inserted.  If you are interested in my cut file you can find it HERE.

close to my heart~ Stitched flowers ~ Flower Market ~ CatScrapbooking

I used Nectarine cardstock for the pot with the lighter side for the rim.  The flowers were cut using the Stitched Flower Thin Cuts.  I used Smoothie and Fern cardstock and Sweet Girl paper pack.  I used the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts for the tag and used the Wild and Punny Stamp Set for the “thanks”.  I also used the White Burlap Ribbon and Rose Sequins.

close to my heart~ Stitched flowers ~ Flower Market ~ CatScrapbooking

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Minty Fresh

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This is a fun and simple challenge, simply use the color Mint in your project!! Here is mine…

Have you seen the adorable Little Aussies stamp set?  This was one of stamps I could not wait to play with.  I paired this stamp with The World is Yours papers.  I used my Copic markers to color this cute critter who I believe is an Echidna.  I also used my Mint Shimmer pen to go over all the Mink stamped images. Here is another photo of the card.

Unfortunately the shimmer brush does not show up well in the photos.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #342 ~ Sweet Girl Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #342 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with a mix of colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Black & White Free – No Extra Neutrals!

I used the middle row ~ Mink, Sapphire, & Ballerina plus Fern, Heather, and White.

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I used Ballerina as the base and then stamped the foliage frame from the Sweet Girl ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set on White Daisy. I also used a couple of the papers from the Sweet Girl Paper Pack. I also used the Stitched Circle and Stitched Heart thin cuts. Plus the Butterfly sticker is from the Sweet Girl Complements.  The sequins are from the Loose Crafty Sequins.

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 #342 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

National Scrapbooking Month is all about getting scrapbooking completing pages and celebrating our wonderful craft.  I have to admit I am totally loving the Cut Above Layout Kits and The World is Yours does not disappoint. I am also loving the Craft with Heart subscription! With my subscription I have been completing so many more layouts!  Here is The World is Yours Cut Above Layouts.

With this layout I added a few of the Into the Wild Wood Shapes and some of the Bronze Sequins. Here are the pages closer up.

I did change the size of the two lower outer photos. They are 2×3 inches instead of the 2×2 inch photos the kit suggests.

The second layout in the kit is great too!

With this layout I did not change or add anything.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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