Color Dare #334 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we are doing another Love of Color challenge.  We have chosen a color pallet for you with six colors.  How to play… you will design something using at least 3 of these colors. Please note Browns and Whites are free but no other colors.

I chose to use Lilac, Sweet Leaf, Peach, Almond, Gold and Brown.

Budding Peonys ~ Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ Swiss Dots ~ Happy birthday ~ thin cuts ~ catscrapbooking ~ Color dareI used Brown Momento ink to stamp the Budding Peony stamp set and Thin Cuts. I then used reinker to watercolor the flowers and leaves. I added a couple of drops of Sweet Leaf and Peach reinker to one of my block and then used a watercolor brush to apply the color. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder on the lilac cardstock.  I then used cloud shaped die from the Decorative Border 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 #334 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 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 ~ The Wearin’ o’ the Green

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

For this Challenge we are partnering with Double Trouble. Here is how it works….
THING 1: Trouble Maker says, “Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the wearin’ o’ the green!” Dress up your project with green as the primary color. It does not have to be a St. Patty’s Day Card…celebrate any occasion.
Don’t stop here… consider Twisted Sister’s optional twist.
THING 3: Twisted Sister says “Good ole St. Paddy’s day is all about finding the Pot o’ Gold… be it in a pint o’ beer or at the end of a rainbow include a “golden touch” on your project for an added chance at our random draw.
This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random prize draw if you include something gold.
THING 2: Double Dare dares you then you are eligible to link your project at Heart2Heart.” and you will receive an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.

I decided to play around with a couple of techniques to create a fun pattern for the clovers.  I will start by showing you my favorite of the cards and then break down the techniques and show you all the versions of the card.

For all of these cards I used the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (now retired) for the base and sanded the dots to create contrast.  I used both the Thin Cuts ~ Stitched Hearts as well as the Thin Cuts ~ Basic Hearts.  I used Gold Glitter paper and the Thin Cuts ~ Stitched Square Frames. The sentiment comes from a retired stamp, Holiday Tags, since it is the only one I have that says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” I used the Thin Cuts~ Stitched Ovals .  The Ribbon is the New England Ivy Burlap which is on clearance right now.

The first technique I tried was to splatter yellow, blue and green watercolors onto a piece of watercolor paper. I then added water and rolled it around.  I do apologize as I forgot to take a photo of the paper when it dried.

The second technique I tried was to splatter yellow, blue, and green on the All Purpose Mat, then I spritz the mat with water.  Next I smooched the watercolor paper onto the mat.  The photo on the right is how it turned out.

These are how the above technique cards turned out.  The one of the left is the second technique and the one on the right is the first technique.  For these cards I used the Gold Fold paper and White and Gold Ribbon.

The last technique I tried was the shaving cream technique.  I used reinker in the shaving cream, I first started with a simple mixing of the ink in the upper right corner. It did not give me the coverage I hoped so I mixed the reinker more in the shaving cream.

These are the two versions with the shaving cream technique.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #324 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Oh What Fun

Happy New Year!  We are back with a new Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #324 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from OH WHAT FUN. 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 choose the far column with LAGOON, MINT, and Pixie.

I used the papers from Oh What Fun paper pack.  I used a bit of White Shimmer Trim to add a bit of sparkle.  The stamp set is ZSA ZSA The OWL from Technique Tuesday. I used my watercolor brush with my Watercolor Pencils. I also added a pop of color to the White dots using my Shin Han Markers.

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 #324 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday January 17, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations!!!

Happy Crafting!

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Creative with Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 12 of us highlighting our Picture My Life Cards. These cards can be found in sets and also as part of each of our paper packs. 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 TAMMY LUBICK’S BLOG, you are on the right track!

I decided to play around with the Watercolor Cards. I then used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4 to create my cards.

This card I used the Making Waves Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts.  I also used patter 17 as my design.

With this card I used the Stargazer paper pack, Stargazer Cardmaking stamp & thin cuts, Blue Burlap Ribbon, White and Sapphire cardstock. I used pattern 8 to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE JOHNS BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the awesome patterns Close to My Heart Offers!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Color Your Life

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring April’s stamp of the month ~Color Your Life (S1804) a set of 12.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 have seen so many fabulous cards being created with the first pattern in Make it from Your Heart Vol 4, so I knew it was time to give it a try.  Here is what I came up with….

I decided to use the Gimme Some Sugar paper pack with Bashful and Daisy White Cardstock. I stamped the word “kind” with Memento Ink and then use our watercolors to fill it in.  I used a combination of Bashful and Blossom inks.

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

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!

Live, Laugh, Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~Live, Laugh, Love (S1705) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I decided I needed to create a layout with this stamps set with the Live Beautifully papers.

Here is a close up of the love that I watercolored.

This project works perfectly for our new monthly challenge over on Color Dare.  The featured colors for this challenge are:  New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pixie, Lemon, Sea Glass, Juniper, Whisper, White Daisy and Black. So come join us and play along.

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 March 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!

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Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thin Cuts 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 Thin Cuts!! How can you not love these things?

If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE STEWART’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 18 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

Since we are approaching spring break for a lot of people and many will head to the beach, I was inspired to use the Swirly Shells.

For this card I used Colonial White cardstock for the background.  I then took Sea Glass, Chrystal Blue and Glacier to make the water side.  I created the sand look with Dessert Sands, Champagne and Cashmere using a sponge.  I then watercolored the shells.  I used Sea Glass glitter paper and Kraft cardstock.

Remember that this month you can save 25% on all of the Close to My Heart Thin Cuts!! So stock up now!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!14440812_10153946393982934_3250347755644831195_n This month we are featuring Watercolors!!  Watercolors are so fun as your possibles are endless.  If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided do a bit of water color resist with embossing powder.  I stamped my the pine in VersaMark ink then used white embossing powder.  I then made up new Sea Glass color and watercolored the background using cellophane to help move the paint around.

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I used the new Perfectly Pine A1191 stamp set and Oh Deer Complements X7214C  along with Sea Glass Cardstock, Watercolor Paper, and Watercolors.

Now hop on over to TAMMY LUBICK’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!

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October Stamp of the Month ~ Yuletide Joy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~Yuletide Joy (S1610) a set of 7.

oct2016badgeIf you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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.

yuletide-joy-2016It was actually quite fun to create a festive card for the Holidays.

yuletide-joy-2016I decided to incorporate my favorite thing the New Flower Market Cartridge to create a fun accent with this adorable stocking.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the stocking.   I then used watercolors to add color to this stamped stocking.  The Flower Market cuts Holly Berry #MD7AA86,  Holly Branch Bundle #MD72DD2, and Pine Needles Branch #MD67851. I used the Red Enamel Gems Z3090 to replace the holly berries associate with the holly berry leaves. I added a little white watercolor splatter and used my white gel pen to make the stitching.

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 LELA N’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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August Card Workshop

I can’t believe we are in August!! I am so excited about the new product!!! I am excited to share this months cards for the August Workshop with you.  This month the card workshop is on Monday, August 22 at 6:30 pm.

Here is the first card ~

Aug Card Workshop ~ hello thin cuts ~ Watercorlor ~ CatScrapbooking.comI was inspired by a card Lisa Stenz created.

August Card Workshop ~ Basic Rustic ~ heart Thin cuts ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is from the awesome card workshop designed by Karen Pedersen.

August Card Workshop ~ Purr-fect Halloween ~ Florence ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is one I designed using this months Stamp of the Month which I love!!

Color Dare #203 ~ CAS card ~ diamond embossing ~Good Times Paper ~ CatScrapbookingThis one you may have seen before as it was designed for the 203 Color Dare challenge.

Happy Crafting!

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