Love of Color – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are around 14 of us highlighting using our LOVE OF COLOR Idea Book.  You are sure to see some cool ideas of how to used this awesome book. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I love this book because when you are wanting to create you can pick any color and then you can find wonderful color palettes there for you.  I chose the color Glacier, and looked up Glacier in the Love of Color Idea Book.

I chose this color palette….

Here is my creation….

I used the Glacier pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix In Paper Pack as the background. I used the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts and cut using Heather and Glacier.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Christmas Countdown and used Peacock Ink. The swirls are from Falling Flakes stamp set and stamped int Heather. I added a some shimmer to the Glacier snow flake using my  Clear Shimmer Brush.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto VALERIE KAPSHA’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the SHAKER CARDS!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Anything But a Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Anything But A Card Blog Hop!!

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

I have been helping out this year with the Staff and Teacher Appreciation committee this year at my son’s school.  We have been doing a variety of things for the Staff and Teachers each month as part of the PTA. This month we are doing the Five days of Christmas which started this morning.  I designed the sign using our large letter as one of the focal points. 


The JOY is using our Chipboard Monogram Letters. All the other letters were cut using my Cricut.  I used Fern and New England Ivy cardstock along with the Tis the Season papers.  The chipboard letters are covered in Gold Glitter Paper. I also embellished the letters with some additional items. The Poinsettias, Holly and Ornaments are all from Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. I used the Candy Apple Stripped Ribbon and the New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon too.

Joy ~ CatScrapbooking.com

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

Happy Crafting!


Soft and Pastels Color Dare Challenge #323

Welcome to this weeks Color Dare Challenge! We are featuring a two challenges thin month one with Soft Pastels for your holiday creations.  Please join us by using soft and pastel colors to design your creations.

I was inspired by a beautiful card designed by Krista Hershberger as she used Sugarplum and Snowflakes.

I used Sugarplum cardstock, Ink, and Glitter paper. I cut the snowflakes with Winter Flurries Thin Cuts and the Sugarplum Glitter Paper.  I then used the Holiday Borders Stamp Set and stamped snowflakes with Sugarplum ink. I added a few of the 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 #323 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 30, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations!!!

Happy Crafting!

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December SOTM Blog Hop – Candy Cane Alphabet

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring DECEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ CANDY CANE ALPHABET (S1812) a set of 44.

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

I was out of time before going on our vacation as I planned to design a layout.  I had an inspiration for a card and it came together rather quickly I am quite pleased on how it turned out.

I focused on the “H” and “O” to stamp out HO HO.  I decided to make one stand out with the New England Ivy.  I used the ‘Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I also used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 and used pattern 12 as my design. I used the Silver Glitter Gems and New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.

I decided to add a little sparkle to my HO HO’s. I used my Red Shimmer brush on the Candy Apple stamped HO’s and then added a bit of Liquid Glass and Shimmer Brush to the New England Ivy “HO”.

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

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare 321 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ‘Tis the Season

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #321 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from TIS THE SEASON. 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 chose to go with the middle row going up and down with New England Ivy, Gold, and Sapphire.  I did add in some neutrals ~ Browns, Black and Linen.

I used Seasonal Mix in Papers, Grateful Heart, and Gold Glitter paper. I used Technique Tuesday’s new Animal House stamp Dani the Deer. I used my watercolor penciles to add some color to the Kraft cardstock and more definition to Dani.  I also used Black Embossing powder.

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 #321 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 13, 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 #320 ~ New England Ivy, Candy Apple, and Kraft

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #320 we are challenging you to use these colors:NEW ENGLAND IVY, CANDY APPLE and KRAFT.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I was playing around with my Season of Joy cartridge and used it to create this card.

For this card I used kraft for my base and the deer.  I used Red Glitter paper and my Red Shimmer Brush, although it is hard to see the shimmer.

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 #320 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Merry Christmas Blessings 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 anything to do with the Christmas Holiday. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from BRENDA LAPP’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 15 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I wanted to play around with the new Season of Joy cartridge a bit more so that is where I went for my inspiration.

I love the mistletoe and knew this would be my focus.  I selected the Red Glitter paper to cut the Merry Kiss-mas. I used fern to cut the mistletoe.  I then decided to use the stitched border from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.  Then I matted it on the holly paper for the Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I then felt something was missing…. I decided to use my Red Shimmer brush to and then a dot of Liquid Glass to give it a 3-D effect.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #319 ~ Monochromatic Choose Your Blue

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #319 we are challenging you to use these colors: MONOCHROMATIC ~ CHOOSE YOUR BLUE.  You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I thought of water so I grabbed a stamp set from Technique Tuesday which features this cool whale ~ Wendell the Whale.

I watercolored the area behind the whale with blues and added a few splatters.  I used the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts to cut the Glacier cardstock. I also watercolored the whale.  I did use a bit of the Black Shimmer Pen on the eye.

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 #319 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 29, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Shake Things Up! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are around 20 of us highlighting using our SHAKER CARD PRODUCTS.  You are sure to see some cool ideas of how to used these new products. 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 DARLYS RECKERS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our shaker card!! There is so much you can do with them.  I decide to play around with my SEASON OF JOY Cartridge.

I cut the Joy to the World image twice once in Candy Apple and New England Ivy.  I then pieced the two together. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts to cut the Red Glitter circle. I used the ‘Tis The Season Paper Pack.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto VALERIE KAPSHA’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the SHAKER CARDS!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #317 ~ Pomegranate, Sapphire, and Saffron

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #314 we are challenging you to use these colors: POMEGRANATE, SAPPHIRE, and SAFFRON with the option of Gold.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I was running behind in getting my project completed since there has been so much going on in my life.  So I pulled out my Make it from your Heart volume 4 for an inspiration. I turned to pg 27 and pattern 11 and was inspired.

I used the Grateful Heart papers and the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge for the sunflowers. The Thank you if from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp set.  I then added a few Gold Glitter Gems and Gold Shimmer Trim.

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 #317 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 15, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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