Heart 2 Heart ~ Colour Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Colour Challenges are fun as they give you the start of your inspiration. I decided to try a fun fold card. I stumbled on a Joy Fold card and decided to give it a try.

The base of the card is Glacier cardstock which was cut at 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches.  I then scored it at 5.5 inches. The Peach cardstock was cut at 8 inches by 3 inches and scored at 4 inches. I used the Seasonal Mixin for the pattern paper.

 

Here you can see how the card opens.

I used the April Stamp of the Month which features the butterflies, sentiments and floral details. I used the Circle Stitched Thin Cuts and the floral border if from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Emboss It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month there are around 8 of us highlighting Embossing!  Embossing can be done in a couple of ways, one is considered dry embossing and another is heat embossing.  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 VALERIE KAPSHA’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to use both heat and dry embossing.  I saw this card by Becca Whitham which was my inspiration. I used heat embossing for the sentiment.  I stamped with Versamark then used White embossing powder.  The then used the scalloped embossing folder to dry embossing the sugarplum cardstock. I framed the scalloped cardstock with a white stitched rectangle cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. The sentiment and butterflies are from Butterfly Friendship stamp set. I stamped the butterfly with Intense Black Ink and then colored them with the Watercolor Pencils.

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

Happy Crafting!

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October Stamp of the Month ~ Thanks & Giving

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring OCTOBER’s stamp of the month ~ THANKS & GIVING (S1810) a set of 16.

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

I decided to design a couple of cards using the Grateful Heart papers.

Here are the two that I came up with.

For this card I used pattern 2 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.  I used the Greatful Heart papers and one of the new Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. I backed the flower border with Pomegranate and then added a little Liquid Glass.  I also used the Heart Thin Cuts to cut the Saffron heart. I also added a few Gold Glitter Gems.

For this card I changed up one of the Optional Cards in the Workshop Your Way kit. I changed out some of the papers and the sentiment.

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 October 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!

Color Dare #285 ~ Bashful, Pebble, and Raspberry

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #285 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: BASHFUL, PEBBLE,  and RASPBERRY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

I had a few of these flowers and butterflies already sitting on my desk from my Spring Banner I created which you can see HERE. I decided to use them to represent the Bashful.  Then I looked for Raspberry and found the Raspberry fundamental paper.

For this card I wanted to soften the Raspberry so I used a velum as an overlay.  I added Bashful glitter paper behind the sentiment.  I used both sides of the pebble to the darker for the base and the lighter for the sentiment.  I also used second generation Raspberry ink for the sentiment.

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 #285 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. April 5, 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 #153 ~ Sunset, Hollyhock, Olive and White

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #153 we are featuring SUNSET, HOLLYHOCK, OLIVE, and WHITE DAISY.

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I have really been wanting to use the Brushstrokes Stamp Set so I needed a bit of inspiration, so I went to Pinterest.  I found this card which I lifted for my own.

Color Dare #153 ~ Card ~ Own Kind of Wonderful ~ Brushstrokes ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used Brushstrokes C1608 and Your Own Kind of Wonderful D1627 stamp sets.  The flourish which I stamped in Black if from Technique Tuesday ~ Wild Vines.  I added some bling with the Bitty Sparkles.

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 #153.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 6, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop.

SE2BadgeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring the brand new SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS 2 and showcasing some of the new product you can find in the idea book.

If you are just arriving her from CHRIS LOTHIAN’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 43 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had been struggling with a layout for these photos of my son for quite some time.  Then I saw the Blossom paper pack and knew it was the perfect paper.  I found a sketch that was the base of my inspiration but ended up changing it quite a bit in the end.  Over all I am pleased the way this layout turned out and I love the Stamp “Smiles Begin with You” and it was so fitting for this layout.

Blossom ~ Dream Big~ Butterflies ~ Smiles begin with you ~ catscrapbooking.comSince this was a professional photo shot I thought it would be fitting to add the camera charm which is from the Craft Queen Base & Bling Charms.

Blossom ~ Dream Big ~ butterflies ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout fussy cut all the butterflies from the “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” and the tag is from Artbooking page 39.  To create the tone on tone look for the butterflies I stamped the base color in second generation ink and then the full color for the top layer.

Here is the full list of supplies:

Your next stop on the hop is ANGELA WHITE’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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