Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts 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 the awesome Thin Cuts!! How can you not love these things?

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE STEWART’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 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Since we are approaching spring break for a lot of people and many will head to the beach, I was inspired to use the Swirly Shells.

For this card I used Colonial White cardstock for the background.  I then took Sea Glass, Chrystal Blue and Glacier to make the water side.  I created the sand look with Dessert Sands, Champagne and Cashmere using a sponge.  I then watercolored the shells.  I used Sea Glass glitter paper and Kraft cardstock.

Remember that this month you can save 25% on all of the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!! So stock up now!

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Color Dare #233 ~ Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate, Peacock and Sea Glass

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #233 we are challenging you to combine BLACK, WHITE DAISY, POMEGRANATE, PEACOCK & SEA GLASS.

So I have to admit I struggled with this on a bit.  I love the colors together, but I just could not come up with a design.  Here is what I came up with…

So for this card I went for my Uptown Fundamentals with my Enchanted Fundamentals.  I also used my Sea Glass Glitter paper. I used the Hearts Thin cuts and Flower Market Cartridge for the flowers.

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 #233 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 9, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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March Stamp of the Month ~ Tea-rrific

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~Tea-rrific (S1703) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This is a fun stamp set!  I saw the stacked cups and knew that would be something I would focus on.  Here is my design.

I had fun coloring those cups with my Shin Han markers.  I used almost all of them :-).  I used my White embossing powder to stamp the sentiment in the tea cup.  I added a little Whisper twine around the Hello Lovely pattern paper and mixed it with the fundamentals.

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 WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Lovely Card

I really love the PML cards that come with our pattern paper!  Sometimes you need to make a card quickly and these can really come to the rescue!! Here is a card that I put together using the Hello Lovely paper pack.

The glitter accents are from the My Girl Complements. I used Sorbet and Colonial White Cardstock to make this card.

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Color Dare 231 ~ Hello Lovely

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #231 we are challenging you to combine SORBET, WHISPER, NEW ENGLAND IVY, FERN, DESERT SAND, COLONIAL WHITE, WHITE DAISY and  SEA GLASS.   In case you are scared by this list of colors, don’t be…. they are the colors in Hello Lovely paper pack!

I wanted to play around with the Thin Cuts that coordinate with the Hello Lovely Cardmaking stamp set.

I stamped the flowers in Slate ink then I watercolored the open areas and over some of the ink.

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 #231 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 23, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop!

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A belated Valentine or Anytime Love Card

I am obsessed with foxes!  I saw this set by Technique Tuesday and knew I must have.  I finally got a chance to play with it and made a sweet card for my son for Valentine’s day but it could really be an anytime love card. I saw a super cute spinner card created by Stephanie Davis.   I was totally inspired to create a card with Frederick Fox.

Here is the inside of the card. I use a be my valentine sentiment but it could have been anything.

The true challenge was stamping the reverse of Fredrick.  To to this I stamped him on my all purpose mat then gently pressed the cut out on to the masked stamped image.  I then took a black pen and inked the lines.  I was pleased the way it turned out, although it took me many tries.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with happiness.  Things have been out of sorts around here so I am just hopping for the best.  We have had a rough start to the new year with illness.  My son is on his third possibly forth illnesses since the new year.  Anyway, here’s to spring? I had great intentions of posting the photos of our valentines over a couple of days but I am now down to the day….

Here are two I designed using the fun new XOXO thin cut.

This one is using the Adventure Fundamentals.

This one combines Sugar Rush with a little Enchantment Fundamentals and Swan Lake.  I also used the new Heart thin cuts and XOXO thin cuts.

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Color Dare #229 ~ Silver, Black, White Daisy, Pansy and Raspberry

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Easter Bunny

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring Febuary’s stamp of the month ~Easter Bunny (S1702) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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.

I love this set as these bunnies are too cute!! Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Sugar Rush Paper Pack. I used Archival Black Ink and my watercolors to add color.

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 February 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!

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