CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Crazy for Cardstock

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting Crazy for Cardstock. 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 DEBI MCBAIN BLOG, you are on the right track!

I knew I wanted to show the subtle differences with the light and darker sides of our new cardstock but I was not quite sure how to do this…. so I turned to Pinterest.  I stumbled on a image for quilting and though perfect.  Here is what I came up with.

I used the lighter side of the papers for the top triangles and darker on the bottom.  I used Willow, Canary, Thistle and Lagoon.  I also incorporated two of the basic ~ Mink and Charcoal. I used All the Thanks B1536 Stamp set for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’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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Color Dare 255 ~ Silver, Black, White Daisy, Willow, Sapphire, Slate & Ruby

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #255 we are challenging you to combine  SILVER, BLACK, WHITE DAISY, WILLOW, SAPPHIRE, and RUBY.

I wanted to play a bit more with that adorable bear from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp Set and 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 #253 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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August Stamp of the Month ~ School Year

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~School Year (S1708) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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.

That pencil totally caught my eye, so my card centered around the pencil image.  My son is starting kindergarten this year and though this may be a great card to give him on his first day. Hard to believe school starts in just three weeks.

For this card I used the new Enchanted Fundamental Papers.  I used my shinhan markers to color the pencils.

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 March 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.

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Color Dare 253 ~ Gold, White Daisy, Slate, Glacier, Willow, Tangerine, & Poppy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #253 we are challenging you to combine  Gold, White Daisy, Slate, Glacier, Willow, Tangerine & Poppy.

I have been wanting to play with June’s Technique Tuesday fish so I though this may be great for this color combination.

I used my Slate pigment ink to stamp the fish then added clear embossing powder to keep the ink from lifting off when I watercolored.

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 #253 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop

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Fun with Stencils

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 8 of us highlighting Fun with Stencils. 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 MICHELLE LONCAR BLOG, you are on the right track!

So I decided to to utilize one of the succulents from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. So I cut them at varying sizes along with the base layer.

Then I placed the cut outs on white cardstock starting in the middle.  Once the succulent was sponged I then took the base layer and masked that spot.  I then layered all the different succulents, sponging and masking as I added layers.

This is how the base turned out.  I then added a sentiment.

I used the Little Dreamer Paper Pack for the strip and Blossom cardstock for the oval.  I used the new oval thin cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto JUDY FAYE GARNER’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!

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Stampaganza Blast from the Past Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blast from the Past 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 fabulous stamp sets which come back just for this month’s Stampaganza special.

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 10 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

It is Christmas in July!  This is one of my favorite stamps and I am so happy to see it return!  Who could resist these adorable penguins in Wintery Wishes C1560.  I paired it with the Sapphire from the Enchantment Fundamentals and the Silver Glitter paper.  The Snowflake is from Artistry Cricut cartridge. I even incorporated our new blue burlap ribbon.

You will want to take advantage of this months Stampaganza!! Here is how it works ~ when you buy two stamp sets, you can get a third of equal or lesser value FREE!!! Now who does not love a great deal??? Stock up now and take advantage of some of these awesome stamp sets that have come out of retirement!  You can find them HERE! 

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Color Dare 251 ~ Gold, Black, White Daisy, Juniper, Lemon, & Sorbet

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #251 we are challenging you to combine Gold, Black, White Daisy, Juniper, Lemon & Sorbet.

These are some of the colors of Prickly Pear Paper pack so that is what I used to create my card.  I have been wanting to use this adorable Llama for a while and now was my chance.

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 #251 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 13, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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Color Dare 249 ~ White Daisy, Whisper, Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier, & Cashmere

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #249 we are challenging you to combine  White Daisy, Whisper, Sapphire, Lagoon, Glacier & Cashmere.I saw these colors and thought of the beach and sea shells.  So I though of the Swirly Seashell stamp set and thin cuts.

For this card I decided to stamp the colored cardstock with versamark I stamped the shells and used white embossing powder.  I then took my blending pen and used Sapphire ink on Cashmere shell.  I used Whisper ink and Lagoon ink on the Whisper sand-dollar.  On the Glacier shell I used the Lagoon and Whisper inks.

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 #249 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all those dads and father figures in your life.  Every year we have been making an hand-print or footprint artwork for my husband.  Here is this year’s creation

I used my Cricut to cut the letters out in vinyl.

I also made a this cute bear card for him.

I used the Rustic Home Fundamentals with Cocoa cardstock.  I used brown momento ink to stamp the bear and then watercolored the bear. The bear is from the Jack Cardmaking Stamp Set.  I really love this new blue burlap ribbon.

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