Technique Hop – Pocket Power!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Pockets… Close to My Heart has a wide variety of pockets protectors, flip flaps and our Stories by Stacy.  I love flip flaps as they are an easy way to add more photos to a layout.  I also love the Pocket Plus protectors as they enable you to add more photos.  There are around 8 of us participating in the Pocket Power Hop.  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 KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on Flip Flaps but with a twist.  I used a 4×6 flip flap to make a shaker card.

I started by random stamping the White Daisy cardstock.  I used Pixie, Lemon, Emerald, Bluebird, Carolina, and Thistle.

I used a post-it note to mask off the balloons as I stamped.  The balloons are from Party Balloons Stamp Set.

After stamping I cut the letters and decided the 4×6 flip flap would work best. I used Thin Cut Block Alphabet to cut the happy.

I trimmed the flip flap and then used foam tape around the perimeter of the flip flap.  Added some of the Crafty Loose sequins.  I decided to use Thistle behind the flip flap to add a bit more color. The birthday is also from the Party Balloons Stamp Set and was stamped on Carolina cardstock.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #345 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe True Love

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #345 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with a mix of colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Black & White and Neutrals are FREE!

I decided to use the right column ~ Sage, Mint, Sugarplum plus Sapphire, Black, White and Gray.

Color Dare ~ Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Hippo ~ Birthday

Have you seen the adorable hostess stamp set with the Hippo??? It is called the Hippo-Partymus!  You got to have this don’t you??

Well for this card I paired it with a couple of the pattern papers from True Love.  I used Sage, Mint, Sugarplum, Sapphire and Black ink. I also used my Mint Shimmer brush to darken the mint ink on the hat.  And I added a couple of 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 #345 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 13, 2019 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 #337 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #337 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are Glacier, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Sage, Pewter, Silver.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black & White Are Free.

I decided to use Glacier, Sugarplum, Ballerina, Sage, Silver, White and Black.  Basically all colors but Pewter.

For this card I used Sugarplum as the base.  The Ballerina strip is from Something Fierce paper pack.  I used Glacier for the sentiment and used Silver embossing powder. The stamp set is called Critters Ever After from Lawn Fawn.

The base of the shaker is sponged using a stencil I made using a Cricut cut.  I used my sponge and inked with Ballerina, Sage, Glacier and Sugarplum. I used Sugarplum, Ballerina, and Glacier ink to color the unicorn and then used my shimmer brush to add shine.  I used the Shaker Thin Cuts to cut the pieces of the shaker card including the Silver Glitter paper.  I filled the shaker with Loose Sequins – Silver and the used Sugarplum Glitter paper to cut the stars.

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 #337 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ By the Numbers

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

My nephew has a birthday coming us so I decided to make a card for him.

catscrapbooking ~ close to my heart ~ ctmh ~ numbers~ thin cuts ~ birthday card ~ I heart us ~ heart 2 heart

I used the Thin Cuts -Block Numbers and  the I Heart Us papers.  The sentiment is from A Birthday in Watercolor stamp set. To add a little sparkle I used Clear Sparkles.

The “th” is from a retied stamp set.  I popped the number panel with 3D Foam Tape.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #327 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Something Fierce

Happy Friday!  We are back with another Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #327 it will be using the CTMH color palette from SOMETHING FIERCE. 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.

For this challenge I decided to use all of the colors to make this birthday card.

I absolutely love the Something Fierce papers and these dinosaurs from Something Fierce Scrapbooking Stamp.

I used the rock-and-roll technique on the T-Rex rolling in Carolina first then Bluebird. I then came back and using a marker to add the Mink color and the black or 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 #327 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Time with Heart 2 Heart

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This challenge is to give Stamped Backgrounds a try. Stamped Backgrounds are a great way to put your own spin on your design by creating your own pattern paper. Here is my card and then I will walk you through my steps to get here.

I love the dinosaurs which go with the Something Fierce Paper Pack. I love the pattern paper with the dinosaurs that come with the paper pack but I wanted to create my own with the cute dinosaur that comes with the Something Fierce Cardmaking Stamp Set. I used the Largest Circle Thin Cut and largest Stitched Circle Thin Cut. I also added the scallop border from Decorative Border Thin Cuts.

I started with the largest image, the dinosaurs and then stamped in a triangle shape with each color. I used Carolina, Bluebird, Lemon, and Willow.  I then used Pewter ink and stamped the confetti in the blank spots.

I also added a bit of random stamping to the stamping to the stitched circle.

I wanted to add a little extra to make the green dinosaur pop, so I added liquid glass and then fussy cut it.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge or any of our January Challenges.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #324 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Oh What Fun

Happy New Year!  We are back with a new Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #324 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from OH WHAT FUN. 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 choose the far column with LAGOON, MINT, and Pixie.

I used the papers from Oh What Fun paper pack.  I used a bit of White Shimmer Trim to add a bit of sparkle.  The stamp set is ZSA ZSA The OWL from Technique Tuesday. I used my watercolor brush with my Watercolor Pencils. I also added a pop of color to the White dots using my Shin Han Markers.

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 #324 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday January 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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Color Dare #315 ~ Hello Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #315 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from HELLO PUMPKIN. 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 went with the bottom row ~ Lagoon, Candy Apple, and Black. I added White as my neutral.

I made a stencil using Polka Dot Overlay from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge. I then used the glossy texture paste on the black cardstock.  I then used the Fabulous Birthday Stamp Set with Charcoal, Black, Lagoon and Candy Apple inks.  The lagoon pattern paper at the top is part of one of the PML cards in the Hello Pumpkin paper pack.  I used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4 to make my 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 #315 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 1, 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 #279 ~ Pacifica, Canary & Cranberry

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #279 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: PACIFICA, CANARY and CRANBERRY with Optional GOLD.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the new rules HERE

I love the Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp set and Thin Cuts!! I also love the new Make It From The Heart Vol 4.  I used pattern 3 on page 10 and lifted one of the cards on page 11 but made it my own.

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 #279 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 22, 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 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.

Happy Crafting!

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