Paste-fully Creative – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 18 of us highlighting our new Texture Paste.  The texture paste can be use in so many ways to add dimension to your projects, I am sure you and I are going to learn all sorts of fun thing with this 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 KIMBERLY BOWERS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I am loving this texture paste!! While I have seen lots of examples of using an overlay with more of a geometric take, I wanted to play around with other types of overlays.  I stumbled on the Lilac image from Flower Market Cartridge and was inspired.

I was pleased the way it turned out.  The first layer I used combined the texture paste with Gypsy re-inker as I realized I did not have Pansy.  The second layer the texture paste is combined with Thistle.  I then cut the leaves and stem out of Fern Cardstock. I used the Bunches of Love stamp set and then added the bow using the New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.

Here you can see the layers better.  I topped the flowers off with the Bitty Sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto VALERIE KAPSHA’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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January Stamp of the Month ~ Bloom & Grow

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Bloom & Grow (S1801) a set of 15.

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

For this card I used and image form the Flower Market Cartridge and cut it with Saffron and Lemon.  I used Crystal Blue for the background.  I stamped the image on the a circle and then water-colored to add color. I wanted to add some shiny so I used the gold shimmer brush on the lemon cardstock.  Here is a close up:

I also created another card using this stamp set and the Flower Market Cartridge.

For this card I cut the oval on Velum and then stamped.  I added color to the back side using my Shin Han markers.

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 January 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!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Glitter is Glamorous

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting our wonderful GLITTER PAPER. 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 SARAH DEVENDORF BLOG, you are on the right track!

I so love our glitter paper as it cuts so beautifully with our cricut cartridges. I decided to create a holiday card based off one I had pinned, you can see it here.

All of the images are from the Flower Market Cartridge.  The “Peace” is using Aeolus font. I added some more glitter by using our Shimmer Brush on the poinsettia. I added a little gold glitter gem to the center of my poinsettia. Here is a close up of the poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’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 variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #233 ~ Black, White Daisy, Pomegranate, Peacock and Sea Glass

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #233 we are challenging you to combine BLACK, WHITE DAISY, POMEGRANATE, PEACOCK & SEA GLASS.

So I have to admit I struggled with this on a bit.  I love the colors together, but I just could not come up with a design.  Here is what I came up with…

So for this card I went for my Uptown Fundamentals with my Enchanted Fundamentals.  I also used my Sea Glass Glitter paper. I used the Hearts Thin cuts and Flower Market Cartridge for the flowers.

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 #233 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday March 9, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you are enjoying you holiday season!  I know this has been a busy holiday for me and I have not been able to get into my craft room as much as I want.  In fact it has been way less than I have hoped.  The new year is around the corner and I hope to make a few changes there.

I have one final gift card holder to share with you.

If you missed my last couple of post I have showcased a couple of gift card holders. This one is my favorite. It features the poinsettia from the new Flower Market Cartridge.  I paired it with Rustic Home paper pack.

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!

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December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) a set of 14.

dec2016badgeIf 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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

thoughtful-flowers-dec-2016I love these flowers and the fact they lend themselves so well to being colored.  I started by just stamping a lot of the flowers on Watercolor paper then decided which ones I wanted to use.  I chose the big flower in the lower corner then started painting.

thoughtful-flowers-december-sotm-catscrapbooking-comI chose one of the vases form Flower Market and cut it in Gold Glitter Paper.  Then cut a banner from Artistry.  The background paper is Whimsy Fundamentals.  Here is the same card but I added the Glaicier twine bow – not sure which one I like better….

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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 September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop

Welcome to the Flower Market Blog Hop!

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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 Cricut Flower Market Cartridge.

If you are just arriving her from JEN RUBIO’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 about 22 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

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flower-market-pretty-poinsettia-citysidewalk-catscrapbooking-comFor both of these cards I used the City Sidewalks Paper pack.  The sentiment comes from the Christmas Down Under stamp set.  I actually made a mistake when I cut the poinsettias, I had planned to cut on white cardstock and then stamp in Cranberry.  However I was not thinking so I grabbed Cranberry cardstock.  So instead of tossing them I decided to stamp the Pretty Poinsettia with VersaMark and use white embossing powder.  I actually love the way it turned out.

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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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ X

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   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 at the bottom of this post.

The letter X this is a tough one so I went with the letter X page of my Close To My Heart Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

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For this card all of the cuts are from the X page of the Flower Market Cartridge.  I used New England Ivy, Fern, Pomegranate and Slate cardstock.  The pattern paper is from Swan Lake.

Now it is time to hop on over to JENIFER BENNER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #219 ~ City Sidewalks

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #219 we are challenging you to combine BLACK, CRANBERRY, LAGOON, PEACOCK, WHITE DAISY and WILLOWIf you are familiar with or papers these colors are the colors represented in the City Sidewalks Paper Pack. color-dare-219-badge

I really love the Picture My Life cards that come in our paper packs as they make great cards and can be added to layouts for mats and journaling.

color-dare-219-city-sidewalks-catscrapbookingThe snowflakes I cut with my Cricut from Flower Market Cartridge.

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 #219 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 17, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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