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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Color Dare 294 ~ Beautiful Friendship Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #294 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from Making Waves. 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 decided to go with the bottom row ~ Bashful, Linen and Black to design my card.  My son is finishing up his music class so I wanted to create a thank you card for his teacher.

For my card I used one of the pattern papers from Beautiful Friendship paper pack.  I then went to my Cricut and found this piano which I cut in Linen and Black.  I then used  the notes from retired stamp set Delightful Ditty C1590. I then used one my Lawn Fawn Thank You Border die to cut the bashful thank you.  I backed it on black cardstock.  For a finishing touch I added some Bashful Pearls.

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 #294 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 293 ~ Sapphire, Silver and Canary

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #293 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: SAPPHIRE, SILVER  and CANARY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

Here is a fun and simple 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 #293 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 31, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Lovely Layers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our stamp sets that create wonderful depth with layers.  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 DEBI MCBAIN’S BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love the new Let’s Go Fishing Stamp Set, so I decided to make it the focus of my card.

I am loving the earthy tones of the Fresh Air paper and love the wood grain paper.  I knew they would pair perfectly with this stamp set.  I used the the three layer stamp of the fish from the Let’s Go Fishing Stamp Set.  I stamped the base layer in Pebble and then rolled (also called rock-n-roll technique) it in Flaxen. The second layer is stamped in Fern and the third is New England Ivy.  I then curved the fishing line and colored it with the Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker.  I also colored the Clear Sparkles with Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker.

I added a little sparkle to the fishing line with my Shimmer Brush.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto REBECCA COOMBS 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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National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Postcard Perfect 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 our National Scrapbooking exclusive Postcard Perfect paper and stamp set.  This paper is so beautiful and fun.

If you are just arriving here from KIRSTEN JADES 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 17 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love to scrapbook and I am excited to use this paper for some our cruise from last may.  But what I wanted to show you, is if you are not a scrapbooker this paper is great for any type of papercrafting.  Here is a card that I created.

I am loving the Make it from your Heart Volume 4. If you do not own this pattern book then you are missing out.  I used pattern 7 as my basis for this design.

For my card I used the Postcard Perfect paper pack and the Aqua blue color that is in the coordinating cardstock.  I also use Silver Glitter paper and Peacock Cardstock.  I used the Postcard Perfect stamp set to stamp the flowers in Pixie ink, then I fussy cut those flowers.  I added the new White Ribbon behind the sentiment and the Bitty Sparkles to the flowers.  The sentiment if from the Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp Set and Die and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #291 ~ Sapphire, Smoothie, Heather with optional Gold

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #291 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: SAPPHIRE, SMOOTHIE  and HEATHER with the optional GOLD.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

I am really liking the new Beautiful Friendship paper as I love blues mixed with pinks as to be honest I am NOT a pink loving gal.  So when I saw this Color Dare challenge I knew those paper would be great.

I created the two ton with the flowers from the Postcard Perfect Stamp Set by inking and stamping the flower once then rolling the edges back in the ink and stamping a second time.  This results in a first and second generation ink in one stamped image.

I did use ball embossing tool to work the center of the flowers which resulted in them curling a bit.  The Thanks is from a retired stamp set Variety of Thanks.  I decided to add a bit of gold with our Gold Shimmer Trim and the Gold 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 #291 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 17, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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May Stamp of the Month ~ Classic Summer Bash

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~CLASSIC SUMMER BASH (S1805) a set of 25.

If you are coming here from MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS 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.

I love this jar!! I knew that would be the center of my creation.  I decided to do a jar full of flowers.  I really am happy with how it turned out.  I crated more of a jar look by using white daisy cardstock as the base of the jar then stamped the jar image on velum to layer.

Here is a side view so you can see that layering.

For this card I got to play with a few of the new products from the Seasonal Expressions 2 that is now live!! I used Beautiful Friendship paper pack for the background. The flowers are Trillium Cluster – #MD6F60F which is from Flower Market.  I did slice some of the stems and leave off a few flowers but wanted to create a cluster.  I used Canary, Nutmeg, Linen and Fern as the colors for the flowers.  I used the Fresh Air Cardmaking and Die set for the sentiment.  I masked the stamp so I could get the Smile in canary ink.  I added a little of the Blue Burlap Ribbon and Clear Sparkles to finish off the card.  I did watercolor a bit of blue on the white stamped jar.

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 May 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!

Otter Cards

So this past weekend my son was invited to a birthday party.  The party theme was otters and my son asked me to make a card for his friend.  I went to Pinterest to look for punny pal cards and stumbled on this adorable one by the Vicki Wizniuk. Here is my take on this card.

So I have been pulling out some of my retired papers to use and I saw Footloose and knew it would be perfect!  I also pulled some sequins from my stash.  I am using Punny Pals stamp set and thin cuts. I added ribbon from the Adventure pack.

Happy Crafting!

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