Heart 2 Heart ~ An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This months Stamp of the Month works perfectly for this challenge as it has a couple of sentiments like “Grateful” and “Blessings”. I chose to use this stamp set for my project; however, you can create anything that reflects an attitude of gratitude to you. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product on your design.

I chose to use the Seasonal Mix-In papers for the card. I stamped the flowers in Glacier and second generation Smoothie. The leaves were stamped with Clover. I then used my VersaMark ink to stamp the veins on the flowers and used White Embossing Powder. I cut the vine like leaves after stamping in Evergreen ink. I added a couple of the Holly Jolly Dots.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop – Paper-Layering

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on layers.   This could be layering of stamps or papers. 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 KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to go with layering of papers. I love the Paper Pal Christmas Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, but I have not played with them yet. I know they will be great for layouts so I decided to make a card.

I used the Seasonal mix-in papers. I added some shimmer with the Red Shimmer trim and a few of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins. I used Tri-blend markers to color him. You start with the Paper Pal stamp and thin cuts and then you have to layer his pants, jacket, beard and hat. The end result is a super cute Santa!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TAMARA SANDWISCH’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #369 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Holly Jolly

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #369 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Holly Jolly paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I chose to go with the first column – Clover, Smoothie and Candy Apple. I did add in White and Ballerina.

I love the card in the new idea book on page 37, so I decided to make my version of it. I used the Holly Jolly paper pack for the bottom. I use the scalloped border thin cut to cut the Clover. I then found some old smoothie ribbon in my stash. I stamped the Merry Christmas in Smoothie ink and the trees in Clover, these came from the Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Holly Jolly Dots.

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 #369  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 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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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November-December New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases the New Products from the November/December Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been on a kick using the Cedar & Pine – Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I really love this nutcracker!! With the ability to change mustaches, hats, add a drum, and even ink color for the hair. You can watercolor him or use markers. I went with watercolors. I stamped him in black pigment ink then used clear embossing powder. The tree is from Complete Creativity and was cut using both sided of Evergreen cardstock.

I then used the Gold Embellishing Thread to wrap around the tree. I then created ornaments with Stickles, I used Christmas Red, Green, and Golden Rod.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Full Circle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one!! Simply create something using a circle. You could make a circle card or incorporate circles into your card. Really this could even be interpreted in other ways. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Just remember you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

For my project I used a circle to stamp the sentiment which is from the Whimsical Holiday stamp set which is part of the Holiday Cheer promotion and used as my guide to align the holly. The holly which is from the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I used Candy Apple and Evergreen inks to stamp. The plaid paper is part of the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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November SOTM Blog Hop ~ Family Time

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring November’s stamp of the month ~ FAMILY TIME (S1911) a set of 18.

If you are coming here from JEN RUBIO’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.

I know this stamp set will be great for scrapbooking but I wanted to see if I could incorporate into a card.

I used New England Ivy for background and the strip paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in Papers. I used the flower and leaf stamp from the Family Time Stamp set. I used Smoothie, Sapphire, Canary and New England Ivy inks. The sentiment is from the Joy Stamp Set. The circle is one of the Stitched Circle Thin Cuts. I used the White Burlap Ribbon and Julep Glitter Gems for accents.

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 NOVEMBER 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!

Color Dare #367 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #367 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  PEACOCK, EGGPLANT, GLACIER, LAGOON, BALLERINA, and SAFFRON.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I chose to use Goldrush, Sangria, New England, Black, White and Toffee.

For this card I used Sangria, New England Ivy, Goldrush and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Stitched Circle Embossing folder on the Sangria Cardstock. The patter goldrush is from my stash. I used the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I colored the nutcracker using my inks, which is a fun way to color images. Simply squeeze the stamp pad before opening, then use the watercolor bush on the ink that is now on the top of the stamp pad. I used Goldrush, New England Ivy, Sangria and Toffee inks.

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 #367 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 14, 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 ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a simple challenge….Anything Goes!! This means you can submit anything! Simply use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project and you are good to go!

I had a lot of request for a tag workshop so I have been creating a few tags to add to my monthly Card Workshop. I may even add an extra day so people to come make holiday cards and tags.

I love the Like Nobody Elf stamp and thin cut that is part of the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop. The elf makes the perfect tag. I used my markers to color, but since the markers bleed through I cut a second elf and glued to back to hid the marker bleed. I also added a bit of sparkle with Diamond Stickles.

I am also loving the For the Tree stamp set with the coordinating Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. I used Gold Tinsel, Silver Tinsel, Red Tinsel, and Clear Embossing Powders.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cheer Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our HOLIDAY CHEER Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I used the Digital cuts that are included with the HOLIDAY CHEER special to cut the snow globe out of the Silver Foil Paper. The Sapphire cardstock was embossed with the new Snowflake Embossing Folder. I also used the Holiday Trimming Stamp Set to stamp the Happy Holidays. I used White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing power. I did do this prior to using the snowflake embossing folder. I then wrapped Silver Embellishing Thread around the bottom. I used the Whimsical Holiday stamp set with Bluebird, Carolina and Sapphire inks to stamp the stars and snowflakes. I mixed the blue sequins from the Loose Craft On and Silver Sequins.

I also made up a few of the tag/ornaments as the special intended. I love that there is a variety of options with this special.

I had to make one as an ornament of my son. I love that this can be the perfect gift for a grandparent one just for us to hang on our tree. I picked out some of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins and mixed with Silver Sequins.

Here is another with the Gold Sequins and Gold Glitter Paper.

Here is one more. I used the Dark Red Marker to color the base then went over it with the Red Shimmer Brush.

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!

Color Dare #366 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Hawthorn

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #366 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Hawthorn paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I love the rich colors of the Hawthorn paper pack. They are great for fall photos. I started with the first column ~ Sangria, Charcoal, & Saffron then added Sage, Sapphire, Toffee, Paprika and Pebble.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack with the stickers to create this page. I also used the Hawthorn Complements for the journaling hexagon.

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 #366  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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