Color Dare 303 ~ Central Park Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #303 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from CENTRAL PARK. 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 just received my Technique Tuesday Animal House stamp set for the month, Simon & Sandy Seahorse, and wanted to play with it.

I used all my ink pads as water color.  All you do is squeeze it so a little ink get on the top of the ink pad.  I then just use my water color brush right on the top of the ink pad.  I used Pacifica and Mink on the big seahorse.  I used Poppy and Bashful for the smaller seahorse.  I used Lemon for the Star fish and Willow for the jelly fish.  I then stamped the sentiment in Pacifca.  I used Glacier twine and Glacier cardstock.  I inked my confetti embossing folder with Glacier ink to crate the bubble effect.

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 #303 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 9, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Magically Masked Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the masking technique.  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 MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

Masking can be done in a number of ways.  If you are using a stamp sets you cover up part of a stamp image with tape or paper and stamp only the part you want to show. I decided to make a Cricut cut to use as a mask. Here is the finished product and then I will show you how I created the fire works.

I used this fireworks overlay to make the mask.  I could not get the dimensions to fit a standard card without distorting the image.  So it was cut at 4.5″ x 6.8″ and I added a strip of paper to make it have the little border on all sides.

I then used a sponge to ink the fireworks in Sapphire and Pomegranate.

When you remove the mask it look like this.

I then turned it to the side and added the sentiment which comes from the Central Park Scrapbooking stamp set. I used second generation stamping to get the lighter background behind Summer. I then added a little liquid glass to the stars to they would pop.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 301 ~ Poppy, Lemon and Willow

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #301 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: POPPY, LEMON, and WILLOW.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

For this challenge I decided to use the Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set.

I first inked the stamp set in Lemon and then rolled the top in Willow and the bottom of the image in Poppy.  I then inked it a second time in Black ink and cut out the “reason” I then used a watercolor brush to pick up a bit of the Willow ink from the top of the stamp pad to color in the “reason”.  I used one of the pattern papers for the Central Park pack and created my own pattern paper by random stamping the solid circle from the Central Park Scrapbooking Stamp Set in Willow on Willow.  I then used a couple of the Central Park sequins and White Glitter paper for a bit of pop.

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 #301 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 26, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza 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 our fantastic special this month with Stampaganza.  So you will be seeing art work featuring a variety of stamps sets which are retiring soon, but you can still purchase and get a deal!! This month when you buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

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 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I realized I created this card for my son’s teacher this year and never shared it, so I thought this would be a great time to do so.

I used the adorable School Kids stamp set and dies.  I used my ShinHan Markers to color the little boy and school.  I used Cranberry, Toffee and Black cardstock.  The Alphabet pattern paper is from the the now retired Enchantment Fundamentals.  I then used my back pen to doodle the dashes.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 300 ~ Bashful, Mink and Pacifica

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #300 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: BASHFUL, MINK, and PACIFICA.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

WOW we have made it to our 300th challenge!! It is such a milestone!! When I joined a a design team member it was our 110th challenge which was September of 2014!  Wow does time fly!! Do you like to win prizes??? Well then you will want to join us for this challenge and here are the details!!

How would you like to win a US Priority Medium size box full of stamps, papers, embellishments? It will be a Mystery Box packed full with Close to My Heart supplies! To be eligible for the prize you must do 2 things–create and enter challenge #300 AND leave a comment on this blog post that says you would like to win this prize. (Must be a US resident to win this Mystery Box).

I used the inks to water color the house an and ground.

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 #300 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 19, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Highlight Reel

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~ A Highlight Reel (S1807) a set of 23.

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

There are so many great stamps in this set I was not sure how I wanted to use it.  I could totally see how I could incorporate it in a layout; however, time is not working in my favor as I am about to put our house on the market.  So I wanted to see how I could incorporate this stamp set into a card.  Here is my creation.

I focused on the car stamp and crated a fun pattern.  I colored them with my markers.  I used a card pattern from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 2.  I used the Central Park Paper Pack.  The “Happy” is from the Central Park Cardmaking Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Central Park Sequins for pop and a little White Ribbon.

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 July 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.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare 299 ~ Fresh Air Tick-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #299 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from FRESH AIR. 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 use all the colors to create this card.

I used two of the pattern papers from the Fresh Air paper pack for the card.  I used one of my Technique Tuesday Animal House stamp sets and coordinating die, Sammy the Squirrel for this card.  I colored the squirrel with one of my Copic markers E55 which is very close to the Toffee color and V99 for the Nutmeg to color his nose. I blended Copic YG97 with G28 for the New England Ivy color on the leaves and stems.  I colored the flowers with my Gold Shimmer brush and added a Gold Glitter Gem. You can see better here…

I used Pattern #16 from the Make it from Your Heart volume 4 for this card.  I also added the Glacier and gold ribbon from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack.

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 #299 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday July 12, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Mini is Marvelous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting mini albums or really anything crafty that is mini.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I really wanted to create one of the new Stories by Stacy albums and plan to make it for my husband for father’s day, but unfortunately life has been a bit busy.  I will still crate this album but it will be in a little later this summer.  Fortunately I had been working on a mini album so I decided to focus on it.  If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I crated one of these albums for my son after his first year of Pre-K as I did not just want to give him a big box of papers.  You can check out my first on HERE to see how it will be bound. I will plan to take it to Office Depot/Max and have them add the binding.  The size of the book is 9×6 inches.

This is the cover using the Central Park papers.  I really love this pattern paper as it is so cheerful.  The inch worm ruler is a SVG file that I have with my Silhouette.  I used White Daisy, Charcoal and Willow.  I matted the photo with Glacier.

The inside cover is using the revers of the paper and his class photo.  I also saved one of his name tags to add to the album.

The PreK he went to used the Tools of the Mind program so every day they created a play plan which will go in this section which was him drawing a picture of what he was going to do and eventually starting to write what he planned to do. This was the divider tab for his play plans.

I made a divider for each of the different types of papers and artwork that went home.  I used all CTMH cardstock focusing on Willow, Poppy, Canary, Pacifica and Glacier.  Instead of using the actual art work I actually took photos of them, then had the photos printed and added.  This makes the whole book much more compact and a great memory book.   I am planning on dropping it off to get bound this week!! Now on to Junior Kindergarten….

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S 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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Color Dare 297 ~ Glacier, Nutmeg and Sorbet

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #297 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: GLACIER, NUTMEG, and SORBET.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design.

I really was not sure what I wanted to create with these colors so I decided I would look through my stamps for an inspiration.  I found the my GO WILD stamp set and knew this was the 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 #297 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page or even on Pinterest.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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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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