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, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Heartfelt Sentiments

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring FEBRUARY’s stamp of the month ~ HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS (S1902) a set of 9.

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 know this stamp set would work wonderfully on a scrapbook layout as it is quite large almost 6.5 by 5 inches. I had and idea of how to use it in a card.

I created a frame using Cricut Design Space you can find the file HERE. This card is 6.5 inches by 5 inches. I cut my frame in Sugarplum. I used Watercolor pencils to color the flowers, leaves and words.  I did use Sugarplum to stamp the ribbon behind the “You Make My”. I added a bit of shimmer using the Sugarplum shimmer brush and the Clear Shimmer Brush.

You can see the shimmer a bit more here.  I then added a couple of Sugarplum Glitter gems.

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

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

Happy Crafting!

Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! 

This month there are around 10 of us highlighting using Tags!  Close to My Heart has these amazing Tag Thin Cuts which will be the majority of what you may see. 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!

I had fun making my cards! I even was experimenting and made a shaker tag!!

For this card I used the Feels Like Home paper pack and Fern Cardstock.  I used the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts and the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. The stamp sets I used for this card are Know That I Care and Card Captions.  The inks I used were Pewter, Sugarplum, and Fern.  I just used the Fern ink with my watercolor brush. I added the Sugarplum shimmer brush to the insides of the flowers and Mink Twine.

For this card I decided to make a tag shaker.  For the top layer I used the tag and then centered the oval thin cut to cut the center.  I used that same tag to cut the white base and the Acetate top.

I don’t know about you but the first time or two when I went to use the circular foam it did not turn out totally round.  So I knew it could be molded it to fit the tag and I only needed to trim a little piece. I used the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts for the hearts.   The “Love You” is stamped in Candy Apple using the Card Captions Stamp Set.

I added some Red Shimmer Trim and White Ribbon.  I used pattern 9 as the basis of my design from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Important Things

I hope your 2019 is of to a great start!! The new year always brings new beginnings and this year is no exception. This year I have taken on a new venture… becoming a member of the Design Team for Heart 2 Heart!  I am so excited to participate as part of this Design Team!

To kick of the new year at Heart 2 Heart we are are featuring the IMPORTANT THING(S) for our design challenge.  Focus on what is Important to you and share your artwork with us. 

For me (and probable many others people) Family one of the Important Things.  I wanted to highlight my family by using the awesome National Papercrafting Frame from Close To My Heart.  I had this photo from a couple years ago of my son, husband and I, which would be perfect for my Magnolia Frame.

I used the “N” Chipboard letter to highlight our last name.  I then covered it with one of the Seasonal Mix in Papers, which unfortunately this particular paper just retired.  I then cut our last name using my Cricut with the Babette font on Charcoal Cardstock.

Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us your IMPORTANT THINGS projects. You have until the end of January to link up with this challenge. 

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #313 ~ Sugarplum, Fern, & Eggplant

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #313 we are challenging you to use these colors: SUGARPLUM, FERN, and EGGPLANT.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I have been wanting to play with the Bunches of Love stamp set and though this would be the perfect combination for this stamp set.

My first card was this one…

But the open space to the left bothered me.  So I tried another go…

I like this one better, but what do you think?

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 #313 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday October 18, 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 289 ~ Raspberry, Mink & Juniper

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #289 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: RASPBERRY, MINK,  and JUNIPER.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

I have been seeing cards with the sentiment cut out of the card and popped up.  I thought that would be great for this challenge and use a floral design.  Here is how it turned out.

In this view it is hard to see the “TH” as the stamp is pretty bold.  I used the Thin Cut – Block Letters to cut the “Thank.”  The flower is from a retired stamp set called A Budding Friendship D1602 and the “You” if from another retired stamp set called Sunny Thoughts S1802.  Here is a side view:

Here you can see how the letters are popped up.  I used the thick foam tape to pop them up.

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 #289 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 3, 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 #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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Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink 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 some of the pink products are part of February’s special.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the mobile idea that Close to My Heart came up with using the pinks.  It inspired me to make a Spring Home Decor.  I have made one for Fall and Summer so it was time for a “Spring” one.  Here is how it turned out.

I know it is hard to see the detail in this photo so her is a close up of two of the letters.

For this project I used 4×4 burlap tiles that I purchased about 2 years ago.  I used Bashful cardstock along with a bit of the pixie cardstock (for the base layer of the butterflies).  I wanted a bit of pattern paper so the Gimme Some Sugar pattern paper was perfect. I used the same cricut cuts for my flowers and butterflies.  I also used the Bashful Pearls for the center of the flowers. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer so I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush.

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

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!

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month 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 wonderful National Stamping promotion we are offering this month.

If you are just arriving here from CARRIE SIMONDS 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 17 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I really love the stamp set being offered with this collection. Here is a card I created.

Now don’t get me wrong I love these interactive gold foil cards and did design a few with those.

If you want to take advantage of this awesome stamp set and special then you will want to click HERE!

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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