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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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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Artistry Cards ~ Can’t Get Enough of this Cartridge!!

Okay I really love this New Cricut Collection by Close to My Heart ~ ARTISTRY!!  This cartridge includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you’ll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter!  There are two versions available the traditional cartridge and if you own a Explore or Explore Air you can purchase the digital version. Check it out on my website HERE006f01a9-4d7d-4fde-a5dd-7a5bd0cff86d

For me it includes dogs and cats!!! So as a veterinarian and a crafter this really struck a cord with me.  Because prior to 2011 I scrapbooked my life with my husband and my four-legged kids.  So I gravitate to animals and this cartridge delivers for me.  I know there is an unfortunate need for pet sympathy cards as I have been on the receiving end too many times this year and in the past 4 years.   So I wanted to design a few cards that may help others when that time comes to say good bye to their family members.

Artistry ~ Zoe ~ Pet Sympathy ~ catscrapbooking.comFor these card I used the puppies found on page 9 of the new Artistry card.  the heart is found on page 10 and I just hid the contour lines of the paw print.  the banner is from page 21 but I stretched the image increasing the height and leaving the length the same.  I used the Sincere Expressions A1146 for the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!

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