Winter Penguins Birthday Slimline

I decided to start challenging myself and looking at some of the other challenges that are out there. I stumbled on My Favorite Things ~ Slimline Challenge. This month Slimline Challenge is Birthday Wishes.

I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped border with Flamingo and Ballerina. I then played with the Winter Penguins Stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Party Time Papers for the base. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Borders Stamp and Thin Cut. I used White Pigment and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #432 ~ Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another week with Color Dare #432! This week we have an inspirational photo ~ Chihuly. BLACK, WHITE, and NEUTRALS are FREE

I have been wanting to try using alcohol inks after seeing all the artwork that people create using them. So I broke down and purchased some. Then I started watching YouTube videos to learn how to use them. I used a technique where I added ink to a piece of felt then dabbed it onto the yupo paper. I then used Alcohol blending Blending to blur the colors.

I used the one sheet of yupo paper to make these two cards. One is a floating shaker and the other is just on white card base.

This card I used a 4×6 flip flap which I trimmed down to make the shaker. I used the Iridescent Flower Confetti in the shaker. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts. The Thank you is a cricut cut.

The thank you was cut using my cricut and I used a few of the Iridescent Flower Confetti for accents. The Yupo paper was cut using one of the Fancy Borders 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 #431  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ It’s Faux

Welcome to the It’s Faux Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use striped borders. If you notice in the above photo there are several stamped border images creating a striped pattern. I used some of these and crated my own. If you are coming from BRANDI ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 13 makers participating in this hop.

I designed two cards for you. One using the faux wood tiles of the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts. The other is using the wood grain papers.

I used the flower stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink. I then sprayed with two of the Lime Green and Cheddar Gloss Spray. I used the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts on Almond Cardstock. I used Toffee and Black Ink. I added a couple of the Wood Hearts which I colored with Mustard Seed Oxide ink.

With this card, I used a technique that Brenda Rose showed to fellow makers to apply ink to the wood grain papers. I used the Seedless preserves on one of the wood grain paper. I used Pewter as the base. The flowers are from the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut. I used the Scalloped Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the On Your Birthday Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Add a Border

Welcome to the second Heart 2 Heart challenge for February!

For this challenge it is about adding a border. Maybe it is stitching, or a stamped border, whatever you can think makes a border. Just remember when you are participating in our challenge you must include one Close to My Heart product.

I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 4, card pattern number 10 to base my card on.

Here is the list of products used.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until February 28th 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 #431 ~ Shades of Pink

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #431  we are focusing on PINKS. For this challenge you can use different shades of pinks plus one other color. BLACK, WHITE, NEUTRALS, Plus METALLICS are Free.

I pulled some retired pink papers and created two heart shaker cards.

For this fun card the background paper is from retired Craft On papers. I added a bit of red with the shimmer trim and hearts.

Here is the inside.

This background paper is also from Craft On. Here is a list of all items used for these two cards.

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 #431  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Bring Back My Pack – Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the Blossom Paper Pack! I am sure you are going to see some great artwork.

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I pulled out my stash of Blossom paper and played with some new products. Here is what I used to create this card.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #430 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #430 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Sweet Safari paper collection.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, and Metallics are FREE.

I went with the right column ~ Avocado, Canary and Bluebird. I did add a bit of Nectarine in addition to neutrals.

For this card I used several products. I used the Wood Grain Embossing folder on Daisy White Cardstock. I lightly went over the raised wood grain with Pumice Stone Oxide ink. I used the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts to cut the canary hexagon. The Gnome is from the Garden Gnomes Stamp and Thin Cut.

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 #430  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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February SOTM Blog Hop – Doodled Borders

Welcome to the FEBRUARY SOTM Blog Hop!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I love these borders so I decided to play with several of them mixed with some pattern papers and zip strips.

I decided to make two cards one a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2″ and the other is 5 X 7″.

This was the larger card. I several zip strips with stamped cardstock.

This is the 4 1/2 X 5 1/2″ card.

Here is the list of products used:

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 If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ All You Need is Love

Welcome to the first of February Challenges at Heart 2 Heart!

Our first challenge of February is one that is perfect for our upcoming holiday ~ Valentine’s Day. We realize everyone does not celebrate Valentines but I think we all can celebrate LOVE! So make a card for a love one or design a scrapbook layout to celebrate someone you love. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product.

For this challenge we are partnering with friends over at Double Trouble for Challenge #76. To link up with them you can simply click HERE.

I decide to make a valentines card as I enjoy sending them. I did follow along with Thing 1 using the recipe ~ 3 Embellishments, 2 Patterned Papers, and 1 Stamp or Digital Image. I also added Thing 3 optional twist to add hearts.

I did color the three wooden hearts with Picked Raspberry Oxide inks. The hearts are left over from a couple of the the Heart Background Thin Cuts from a prior project. I also used a bit of Glitter Glue inside the open wooden heart. Here are the items I used.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until February 28th 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 #429 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week of Color Dare! This week we have a Love of Color board for you. The colors are BALLERINA, CANDY APPLE, CAROLINA, MINT, FRENCH VANILLA, and SMOOTHIE You must choose at least 3 of the colors. You can add Black, White, Neutrals and Gold/Silver are free.

I used all the colors except French Vanilla but could have easily have substituted the Daisy White for the French Vanilla. It was just that I grabbed the wrong paper. LOL!

I decided to play around with the Happiness Lives Here Cricut Collection. I love this card which is one of the images in the collection. I added a few Silver Glitter gems for bling.

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 #429  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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