Heart 2 Heart ~ For the Love of Pets

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is right up my ally for so many reasons! First, animals are a big part of my life as I am a retired veterinarian.  Second, crafting with animals is one of my favorite things to use in my projects. So when I saw the Rainbow Bridge Stamp and Thin Cuts I knew this was what I wanted to use for this Challenge.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

Love this sentiment as it is a beautiful way to celebrate a pets passing.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

I used my Copic markers to color the dog and the rainbow.  I used Glacier cardstock for the sky with the White Daisy.  I stamped the rainbow on White Daisy and then hand cut it.  I used Lemon for the halo and Candy Apple for the hearts.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Rainbow Bridge ~ Pet sympathy ~ Card ~ Thin cuts

I know it is hard to see but I did use the Gold Shimmer Brush to go over the halo.  I also used my yellow Copic marker to color the stars.  The stars are from the loose Gold Sequins and I just ran my marker over them to give them a yellow tint.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Minty Fresh

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This is a fun and simple challenge, simply use the color Mint in your project!! Here is mine…

Have you seen the adorable Little Aussies stamp set?  This was one of stamps I could not wait to play with.  I paired this stamp with The World is Yours papers.  I used my Copic markers to color this cute critter who I believe is an Echidna.  I also used my Mint Shimmer pen to go over all the Mink stamped images. Here is another photo of the card.

Unfortunately the shimmer brush does not show up well in the photos.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Lovely Layers – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Technique Blog Hop!

This month there are around 16 of us highlighting Lovely Layers!  In this hop the participants can interpret this theme title and show you some wonderful artwork. I choose to focus on one of our fun stamps that has multiple layers to it.  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 MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost along the way you can find the complete list of participants on Melissa’s Blog.

I love The Berry Best stamp set as you have the two layers of the strawberries plus the pint. It is such a bright and fun stamp set too.  I used Candy Apple and Clover for the strawberries. Glacier, Sapphire, and Peach for the tag and pint.

I used the So Much Happy paper pack and added White and Clover cardstock.  I also used the cross stitched border from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts on the Clover.

I popped the strawberries and pint up with foam tape and used a bit of White Twine for the ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS where you will find some additional artwork highlighting LAYER!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #330 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ I Heart Us

This week we have another Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #330 it will be using the CTMH color palette from I HEART US. 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 go diagonally with Pixie, Bluebird and Lagoon.  I added in Black and White as my neutrals.

For my card I decided to use the Sponging and Droplet technique with was recently shared on the Close to my Heart Blog. I also used the I Heart Us Cardmaking Stamp Set.

For the background I sponged Lagoon, Bluebird and Pixie onto a piece of White Cardstock.  I then spritzed it with the Spritz Cleaner and also placed larger droplets by unscrewing the top.

I used a bit of the Silver Embellishing Thread and the Silver Glitter Gems. I stamped the leaves with Lagoon ink on Lagoon paper and Versamark ink on Lagoon then used Clear Embossing Powder. The flowers are colored with Ink and Watercolor brushes.

The final touch was to use the Clear Shimmer Brush to ad a bit of sparkle to the flower.  I realize it is hard to see in the photos.  I also used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts.

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 #330 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 28, 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 ~For the Love of Color

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

For this challenge if you have Close to My Hearts new how to book Love of Color you can use it for your inspiration. Please know it is not mandatory to participate in this challenge.

I decided to really push myself. I just commented on a friend of mine’s blog that I am not a yellow person and rarely use it.  So when I was working on my project I decided I would go for Lemon!  I then looked up Lemon in my Love of Color how-to-book.  In the book I saw Lemon, Glacier, Pewter and Pebble – perfect!! I then decided to use one of the cards in the New Seasonal Expression One Idea Book as my inspiration.  I pretty much lifted the card and made a couple changes.

I love the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set!! I used Pewter and Pebble to stamp the dandelion and the fly away pieces. The Glacier pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix In papers. I used White, Lemon and Pewter cardstock.  I used White Embossing Powder for the sentiment. Final touches are the Bitty Sparkles and White Ribbon.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 3rd to participate in this challenge.

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 293 ~ Sapphire, Silver and Canary

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #293 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: SAPPHIRE, SILVER  and CANARY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

Here is a fun and simple 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 #293 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 31, 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 #271 ~ Beary Christmas

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #271 offers a very versatile color selection using the palette from CTMH Paper Pack “Beary Christmas”. So many colors to choose from…and you are in charge.  Challenging you to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many as 9 of these CTMH Colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.

I love this fun paper pack!  I wanted to use some of the cute PML Cards that come with the papers.

For this card I used the cute racoon PML card.  I trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4.  I when used the Wreath stamp set and coordinating die to stamp and cut on New England Ivy with New England Ivy ink. I then colored the leaves using my Shin Hann marker ~ Leaf Green. I then added a few Red Gems.  I stamped the Merry Christmas stamp set in Cranberry.

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 #271 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 7, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just for Fun 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 Fundamental product line!

If you are just arriving here from EMILY SARARAS 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 19 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Whimsy Fundamentals for my Card.

I just had surgery on my right arm and I am right handed so I needed to design something that would be easy to put together. I love how with all these coordinating elements make it so simple to put something together.  For this card I used the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack, Whimsy Coordinating Ribbon, Inspire Complements, and White Pearls.

During November, save on crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for FUN sale! Save 40% on bundles of coordinating Fundamentals products, or save 30% on individual items!

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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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Fabulous Foil

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our FABULOUS FOIL. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from HALEY DYER BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our heavy weight foil cardstock.  It is perfect for embossing and you can even create scored creations using your Cricut.  Here is what I created:

So I took an image from Artbooking Circle Doily. I duplicated the image then hid the contour lines so only was the outer shape.  I then hid some of the contour lines on the other and changed it to a score line image.  I then centered the two and attached them to create this cut/score file . I then used the largest circle die to cut my white circle.  I used the lagoon ink, cardstock, fundamental paper and ribbon (which are part of the Adventure collection).

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MELISSA ROBINSON’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my creation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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