Color Dare #195 ~ Thistle, Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #195 we are challenging you to combine THISTLE, PEAR, CRYSTAL BLUE, LAGOON, and WHITE DAISY.

Color Dare 195_oI was needing to complete my project and I love this color combinations so I figured it would not be too difficult to decide what to create but to it was a bit challenging to narrow down what I wanted to create.  Then I got a phone call from my mom and she was having to put her dog down after 14 years together.  So I then knew I needed to design a sympathy card.

Color Dare 195 ~ Pet Sympathy ~ Calypso ~ Simon Says Stamp ~ PawPrints on our hearts ~ CatScrapbooking.comI realized I forgot to photograph the inside of the card which said Dogs leave pawprints on our heats and I added a few more hearts and pawprints.

For this card I used the following products:

  • Stamp Set ~ Pawprints on Our Hearts by Simon Says Stamp
  • Inks ~ Thistle, Pear, Lagoon and Crystal Blue
  • Cardstock ~ Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pear, Thistle and White Daisy
  • Paper Pack ~ Calypso
  • Cricut ~ Envelope and Hearts

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 #195 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 2, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Introducing Artistry ~ Blog Hop

Welcome to the new Artistry Blog Hop!

ArtistryBadgeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the brand NEW Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge ~ ARTISTRY!!!!  You will just love this new addition to the CTMH collection.  This new collection three exclusive D-sized stamp sets and an Enchantment cardstock combo pack for only $99.  The Artistry cartridge is an artist’s gold mine, replete with a glittering medley of banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and icons. Each key features its own unique theme, so you’ll find a wide variety of choices within this extensive 700-image package, from maritime adventures and camping trips to newborn celebrations and holiday parties—and then some! In addition, the cartridge’s unique font will add visual spice to any project you create.

For those of you who own a Cricut Explore or Cricut Explore Air you can purchase the digital version for $79.  Instead of a physical cartridge, this version of the Artistry collection includes a card with a digital activation code for using the cartridge’s images with Cricut® Explore™ and Cricut® Explore Air™. The collection includes the same stamp sets and cardstock as the collection featuring the cartridge.

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE BATTITORI’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 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork. So lets get to the artwork….

Artistry ~ Fox ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love foxes and was so excited to see this cartridge had a cute on on page 14, I cut him at 2.4″ high.   The trees I cut at 3.33″ high; are also on page 14.  I cut the trees twice once in Saddle and once in Topiary. The hugs & kisses and banner are on page 23 and were cut at .72″ high.  The background was created using my All Purpose mat, ink pads, spray pens and CTMH Stamp cleaner.  I used New England Ivy, Topiary and Sweet Leaf for the greens; Saddle for the brown and Glacier for the sky.  You can check out a great how to for type of background on Close to My Heart’s blog ~ Make it from Your Heart.

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

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ C

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “C”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “C” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY .  If you just came from Linda’s Blog then you are in the right place.

For my “C” I chose my Cricut and Disney’s Cars Cartridge.  I have been working on my son room since we moved.  He is all boy and loves all cars, trucks and trains.  So I have been working on one wall at a time but I have been cutting vinyl vehicles to decorate his room.  I still had one wall left to decorate.  I have cut all the previous vehicles with my Silhouette but since I got the Cricut Explore I decided to try cutting vinyl with it.  Well it worked like a gem and I got carried away.

Cars Collage ~ Catscrabpooking.com

It was really a lot of fun putting these together albeit a little tedious.  There were a lot of layers to some of the designs.  Here is a close up to two of the characters.

Fillmore  ~ catscrapbooking.com

Fillmore

Red  ~ Catscrapbooking.com

Red

Now it is time to hop on over to MARIE GOETZ’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along the way you can always check back with Linda’s Blog as she has the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #126 ~ Bamboo, Champagne and Black

Welcome to Color My Heart!  This week our Color Dare #126 is featuring Bamboo, Champagne and Black.

Color Dare #126 badge I really like this color combination as it feels sophisticated.  I was originally planning to make a wedding or anniversary card but then my husband mentioned he needed a sympathy card.  So I ended up designing a sympathy card.

Color Dare #126 ~ Catscrapbooking.comFor this card I used the following products:

  • Paper Pack ~ Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment Z1939 & Black and Gray Glitter Paper Z1829
  • Cardstock ~ Champagne
  • Ink ~ Versamark, Champange & Black
  • Circuit Cuts ~ Artfully Sent (frame on pg 40) & Artiste (heart on pg 51)
  • Stamp Sets ~ Curlicue Frame D1631; For Always Card Workshop C1547 (retired); and Big Hug D1584
  • Ribbon ~ from stash
  • Embossing Powder ~ Zing – Glitter Finish (from stash)

Now how about you giving it a try?  Just create your card, layout, or craft and hop on over to Color My Heart and link you creation HERE.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #125 ~ Snowhaven

This week on Color My Heart we are featuring a new challenge Color Dare #125, which features Cranberry, Glacier, White Daisy, Black and Whisper.  All of these colors are found in the Snowhaven paper pack which I adore!!

Please note we have changed the challenges this year and have added neutrals to the color combinations this year. This means you may not add random neutral colors to your projects. You must use ONLY the colors specified. However, we will allow black and white, unless otherwise specified.

Color Dare #125

 

I have been needing to change out the shadow box from which I have hanging in our house.  I had designed one for autumn but needed to do one for winter.  So I finally made it a priority since I finished with my christmas cards.  I really love the Snowhaven paper pack and can’t wait to design more layouts.  I have been designing my shadow box inserts so they can be changed out with the seasons using the hook and loop dots, which are just mini velcro dot which are prefect for attaching your artwork. I also design the photo frame so that it is more of a pocket and the photos can be changed out each year.

Just Chillin Snowhaven ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used my Artbooking cartridge to cut out the Just Chillin’ and snowflakes.  They can be found on pg 76 of the Artbooking booklet.  I was very lucky to receive a Cricut Expolore for Christmas from my husband and I have to say I am really liking this machine.  My expression would not always act normal when I used CCR on my Mac and it would get very frustrating.  The Explore has been way to learn and great for when you want to look at layered items.  I guess it was easy for me to catch on since it is more similar to my Silhouette.  I prefer to work on my cut files on my computer because that is what I have been doing with my Silhouette for years.  To add a little more shimmer I added a little Crystal Stickles to my White Daisy snowflakes along with some bling.

Supplies used:

  • Paper Pack ~ Snowhaven X7188B
  • Cardstock ~ Cranberry & White Daisy
  • Embellishments ~ Sparkle Clear Assortment Z1752, Pink Glitter Gems Z1807 & Stickles
  • Shimmer Trim ~ White Z3024
  • Complements ~ Snowhaven X7188C

We would love for you to play along this week.  Just go to Color My Heart blog and link up your design.

Happy Crafting!

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The New Artbooking Cricut Cartrige

If you have not heard yet CTMH just had their annual convention where they released the Fall/Winter idea book.  All I can say is WOW.   My list of items to order is so long and it keeps growing each time I look through the catalog.  One of the hottest must have items is the new Cricut cartridge called ARTBOOKING.  It is truly amazing.  As many of you know I do not have a Cricut  <gasp> as I have a silhouette, which I love.  Well having seen the artwork that has been completed with this Cricut cartridge I am seriously considering investing in a Cricut!!!!

I am offering a special deal for anyone who would like to pre-order the new Artbooking cartridge from July 1st to July 31st.  The new Cricut Artbooking Collection which includes the cartridge with 700 images, font, mini books and layouts. 3 My Acrylic D-sized Stamp Sets and 3 12″x9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes which sells for $99 (an actual retail value of $125) plus shipping and tax.  You will be able to get it for $115 which will include shipping and tax along with the August Stamp of the month FREE. It will be shipped directly to you!  All orders will be placed on Aug 1st in the order they were received.  Please contact me at huskies_mals@yahoo.com to arrange payment.

If you pre-order the Artbooking Cartridge and are local to Spokane, WA you will be able to attend the awesome card workshop I will be hosting Aug 7th at the North Spokane Library for FREE!!  More details on this to follow so stay tuned……

ARTBOOKING COLLECTION

Cricut-ArtbookingBundleDid I mention that starting in September 2013 CTMH will be having weekly videos which will demonstrate and feature the Artbooking Cartridge?  So they will have and tricks on how to create some of the fabulous artwork in the new catalog.

Are you ready to see what the cartridge looks like … here you go!

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Cricut tips and videos

I know there are many Cricut lovers out there. So  I wanted to share a couple youtube videos which you may find helpful.

Here is a great video to show you some of the great 3-dimnetional elements you can create using your cricut cartridges. You can use these items to add to your scrapbook pages, cards or to make gifts for friends and family.

Have you heard about Cricut Craft Room but did not know where to start?  Watch this short video and it can help you get started.  By using the Cricut Craft room you are just opening the doors to your creative ability.

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