Heart 2 Heart ~ 10th Anniversary Celebration

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a special challenge for Heart 2 Heart, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!!! Although I have only been on the design team for a little over one year. For this challenge you may decide to focus on the number 10, an anniversary, or even just how much you love Close to My Heart.

I decided to focus on the number 10 with my sunburst. I used 10 different colors of cardstock ~ Thistle, Eggplant, Carolina, Bluebird, Green Apple, Sweet Leaf, Lemonade, Nectarine, Smoothie, and Candy Apple. I also decided to focus on my love for Close to my Heart and create some fun cards to send to friends/family to brighten their day during these unsettled times.

This was the first one I created, as I had not made a sunburst card in a while so I forgot how to do it. I then did a search to refresh my memory.

I cut strips of paper 5 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inch. Then cut at a diagonal. I decided to stamp some of the sunburst with one of the flower stamps included in the Let the Good Times Roll Stamp Set tone on tone. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to cut the Daisy White. I decided to go with Velum for the sentiment. I stamped with Black Pigment ink then used Clear Embossing Power.

After completing the first two cards my son says I like the Black border better, so I made one more.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #388 ~ Inspiration Photograph

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Use any or all of the colors that you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITE, and Grey are free!

I love all these cards and thought I would design an Easter Card.

I used pattern 17 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 4 for my the bases of my card. I used the current Seasonal Mix-in paper pack with White Daisy and Peach cardstock. I also used the Happy Easter Bunny stamp set.

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 #386  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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April Stamp of the Month ~ O-fish-ally Awesome

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring March’s stamp of the month ~O-Fish-Ally Awesome (S2004) a set of 37.

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

I love this stamp set! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to make a Pop Up Shadow Box card with it. If you want to see the basics on how this was made you can check out this post for directions.

There are actually two layers in the middle. I did do a lot of fussy cutting but it was totally worth it! I was inspired by the card in the catalog which shows the port hole window. I did use a bit of Waterfall Stickles and Golden Rod Stickles with the treasure chest. I also used Glacier, Daisy White and Peach cardstock. I used the Seas the Day paper pack.

I also created a layout with the stamp set.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you with a Color Challenge ~ Pixie, Canary, Julep, & Lagoon. If you don’t have these exact colors use a color that is close. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I was inspired to make this card by Michelle Stewart who had made a fairy card and sponged her background. I knew these colors would be perfect. The first step I took was to used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and sparkles with the Fairy Tale Magic, then used White Embossing Powder. Then I started sponging on the color with Lagoon, then followed with Canary, Pixie and then ended with Julep. I used my markers to color this adorable fairy. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Gems.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until APRIL 31st to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #387 ~ Red

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is REDS!  You can use BLACK & WHITES but that is all!!

I decided to use red as just an accent and use some of my black and white pattern papers.

I used my Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts to cut the large white and matted it with Black cardstock. I pulled the black and white polk-a-dot paper from my stash. The stitched square die is from my stash. I cut the Ruby butterfly using my Cricut. I added a couple black dots and used the new stamp set A Little 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 #387  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Saying Goodbye for Now

Here is a layout that I have been putting off completing as I struggling to find the right papers. I decided it was time just to let it go, as there may never be a perfect paper.

I have to say I am pleased the way it worked out. I used some papers from my stash one is a retired Close to My heart pattern. I used the stitched flowers with Daisy White, Goldrush, and Sage.

Hope you are finding the silver lining to the uncertain times we are experiencing.

Happy Crafting!

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Easter Banner

With our social distancing and stay at home measures, I have had a lot of time to work in my craft room. I don’t always complete some of the specials when they come out. Not with our Easter Traditions, I completed the Easter Egg Banner.

This special is wonderful as when you purchase either of the banner sets you get eight wooden eggs and the coordinating SVG file to form a banner and cut the shapes. I used the Seasonal mix in papers for eggs and cut using the associated cut files. I then used the bunny from Artfully Sent and some grass are both Cricut Cuts.

Here is a close up of the end eggs.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Paper Tearing

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use paper tearing in your project. This was all the rage a few years ago and I have not done it in some time until recently. It is fun to bring things back to life. Let’s see what will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have really enjoyed making the double point cards, here is one I created in February. I was watching a few of my fellow Close to My Heart sisters videos for the Creative Hop and saw this one by Tina Lovell which inspired me to make this card as she used torn paper in hers.

For this card I used the Seas the Day paper pack with Sapphire, Carolina, and Daisy White. I used the Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used the large circle from the Shaker Thin Cuts for the Sapphire cardstock and then the large circle is from the basic circle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31st to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween Layouts

Here are a couple of Halloween Layouts that I have completed. They are using two different retired Close to My Heart paper packs. I am really beginning to feel accomplished with these layouts into my scrapbooks.

I did use the Make it From your Heart Volume 3 books to design these layouts. This layout uses Jeepers Creepers paper pack.

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Right side

Here is another layout I completed using Cats & Bats paper collection.

Left Side
Right Side

Happy Crafting!

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Our Little Reindeer

So I have been catching up on some of my scrapbooking. I have been using my time wisely and tackling the stacks of photos that have been in my “to Scrapbook Pile. I will try and share some of them with you so that it may inspire you to put your new found time to crafting.

I pulled all of these papers from my stash to put this layout together. I believe that with completing this layout I can officially say I have completed the year 2013!!

Happy Crafting!

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