Heart 2 Heart ~ The Little Things

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one. The little things can be anything that is important to you or makes you happy! We also have a brand new paper pack called Every Little Thing which is fun colorful paper pack. I decided to use the Picture My Life cards from the Every Little Thing to make some cards.

I used the PML cards with cardstock, the Every Little Thing papers and different embellishments.

With this card I used this months Stamp of the Month ~ Random Act of Cardness. I used Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. The butterfly if from Every Little Thing Velum. I used the Wisteria and Julep shimmer brushes to color the butterfly. Black cardstock was used as the base.

With this cards Sapphire was used as the base and Julep behind the bird. I used the beautiful velvet Julep ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

I used Mint for the base. The bird is also from the Every Little Thing Velum. I used our new markers to color the bird. I used clear sequins from the Loose Silver Sequins. The Wisteria ribbon is also one of our new items.

I used Evergreen for the base. I stamped the Thanks from Say it in Style stamp set. I used the Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. For an extra touch I used the Wisteria ribbon and then went over the flowers with the Wisteria Shimmer brush.

Here I used a bit of the Every Little Thing paper pack. Used black cardstock along with the Wisteria ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

With this card I used Wisteria as the base and then used a strip of one of the Every Little Thing paper pack. I added the Silver Embellishing Thread and a few Loose Silver Sequins.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – “It’s in the Script!”

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on It’s in the Script.   With the release of our the idea book came a brand new product line ~ Melissa Eplsin penmanship guide and her own stamp sets!!  I have always wanted to learn how to do cool penmanship as like most people, I am super critical of my own. While I have great intentions to practice with this guide, I have now made the time that I have wanted. Now that my son is back in school I should be able to find the time. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I made a card about a month ago using the cool chevron technique that Close to My Heart shared. You can find my original card HERE along with the link to what Close to My Heart shared. I had a lot of the zig-zags left over so I cut a few new colors with Goldrush, Green Apple and Lemonade to make it more Halloween inspired. I then used the Months by Melissa Esplin stamp set to stamp October. I used Black Pigment Ink and then used Clear Embossing powder. The hat is from Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I added a bit of bling with Silver Stickles on the buckle of the hat and a few loose Silver Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’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 #360 ~ Tic Tac Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #360 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are not using a particular paper pack and have put in a couple of twists.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and Silver & Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the left diagonal ~ Pansy, Emerald and Lemon. When I saw these colors I thought of Halloween.

For this card I used the Craft on Paper Pack for the black & white polka dots. I then used the Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cut. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts including the star cuts. I cut the stars and top stitched ring in Pansy. I stamped the sentiment Pansy ink. The cauldron and witch hat were stamped in Intense Black Ink and colored with my new Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I used a few of the Loose -Crafty sequins and added a touch of Diamond Stickles.

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 #360  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 26, 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 ~ Mixed Fonts

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Mixed Font! You can create something using a combination of fonts. What a fun challenge! Just remember you must include one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I used a combination of font for this card. For starters I used the Seasonal Mix-in Paper pack for the base of the card. The second group of fonts is for the sentiment which is from this month’s Stamp of the Month – Random Acts fo Cardness. I also mixed in a little of the Every Little Thing Paper Pack. I love the new Wisteria color and the Wisteria Ribbon. I also love the Heart Patterns Stamp set and how they coordinate with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts. And I could not resist making a shaker card since I am a wee bit addicted.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #359 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #359 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  GOLDRUSH, NEW ENGLAND IVY, SAGE, SMOOTHIE, PEACH, and LINEN.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I though of fall when I saw these colors so that is the direction I went in.

For this card I cut one of the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts and cut out the Maple leaf from Linen cardstock. I stamped the sentiment which is from the Random Acts of Cardness Stamp Set. I then used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on the base. The detailed Maple Leaf is cut in New England Ivy. I then backed the space behind the maple leaf with Smoothie cardstock that I created a tone on tone plaid with the Build a Plaid 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 #359  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 19th, 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 our New Product Blog Hop!

New Idea Book ~ September/October

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 NEW SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’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 had so much fun playing with the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. This is one of my favorites stamp sets!!!! Here is a few cards using some fall colors.

This was the first one I created. I used the Toffee, Saffron, Sangria, and Sapphire ink and random stamped the coffee rings from the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used Hawthorn paper pack for the sleeve on the Sapphire cup. I also added the beautiful sangria ribbon but since it is too thick I cut it in half and it worked out great.

This was the second one I created using Almond, Goldrush, Peacock and Espresso colors. I used my Espresso Pigment ink for the stamped images. I used the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts and Autumn Blessing Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used my watercolor paints to add the splatter to the French Vanilla cardstock. I also played with the Build a Plaid Stamp Set to create the plaid behind the coffee cup.

My final card is the same design idea as the first, but uses the Hawthorn paper pack for the base. I featured Sangria, Saffron, Black, Pebble and French Vanilla. I used Mink Twine in place of the Sangria Ribbon.

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 ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This is a fun challenge!! Close to My Heart has two awesome stamp sets they are offering with this celebration which you can use or simply use any stamp on your project. Remember you do need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first is a fall themed one.

I love the images with the Fall stamp set Giving Thanks. So I had fun with Saffron, Sangria, Paprika and Sage inks. I stamped the rest of the images with Espresso Pigment ink and then played with our new Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. They are so fun and easy to blend!! I also added a bit of the Sangria Ribbon and some Wooden Arrows.

I also designed this winter card using the Dash of Joy Stamp set. I stamped the images in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I cut the Silver Glitter Paper using the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut. I added a bit of the Silver Embellishing Thread and I piece of Velum to add another layer to the card.. I am so happy that we have Stickles!! I have to admit I have sort of forgot how fun these are to work with. I wanted to add some color besides the Sapphire, Daisy White and Silver. I used the Black Diamond, Christmas Red and Silver Stickles.

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

Happy Crafting!

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September SOTM Blog Hop ~ Random Acts of Cardness

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~ RANDOM ACTS OF CARDNESS (S1909) a set of 17.

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

This stamp set is wonderful as there are so many great sentiments. I decided to pair it with Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set.

I made two different cards using this wonderful sunflower!

I created my own plaid paper using the Build a Plaid Stamp Set. I used Sapphire ink on Daisy White. I paired it with Saffron, Paprika and New England Ivy. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to the card, so I added Gold Shimmer brush to the tips of the butterfly. I also added few Gold Glitter Gems.

For this card I used Gold Embossing powder on Kraft paper. I then use my watercolor paints to paint in the yellow. I used Sapphire Pigment ink to stamp the sentiment and then added a bit of Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped Paprika on Paprika for the centers. I then went over the centers with Clear Shimmer Brush.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #358 ~Back to School Inspirational Photo

Happy Friday!! Have your kids gone back to school?! Mine started back Aug 14th and this momma has been spending lots of time in my craft room!  This week for Color Dare #358 we have a great Inspiration Photo – Back to School. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK , WHITE and NEUTRALS are free!

Since I have a school age kiddo, I took this opportunity to create a scrapbook layout. I designed this page for my son’s second year of Pre-School which was a few years ago.

I used a couple of different paper packs- Into the Wild, Something Fierce, and Prickly Pear. I also used several of our cardstocks, Black, Charcoal, Clover, Canary, Bluebird, Pebble, Candy Apple, and White Daisy. I used several Cricut cuts for the title, crayon border, stars, and ruler. I also used two Close to My Heart stamp sets – Making the Grade and School Kids (which is retired).

The lines are from the Making the Grade stamp set and stamped in White Pigment Ink on Black cardstock. I used my new Shammy to clean my stamps. The ruler and the crayon border are both cut using my Cricut. The apple is also from the Making the Grade and then I used Liquid Glass to make it shinny.

Speaking or shammies…. Here is little preview of our new shammies! By the way I LOVE these things!!! It is a total must have!!

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 #358 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 12, 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 ~ From Me to You

Are you ready for another fun challenge from Heart 2 Heart?

I decided to focus on this month’s Stamp of the Month which has this same title. I really love this stamp set as it has so many fun sayings. I also love two cards that Close to My Heart featured recently on Facebook that you can see HERE. I decided to recreate these with different colors.

The original one was with pinks… I prefer purple. I used Thistle and Lilac with Sage for the leaves. I used the Stitched Flowers and then cut the rest of the flowers using Cricut Flower Market. On the original card Close to My Heart did real stitching around the card, I used a white gel pen to create my stitching. I then used a few loose Silver Sequins.

With this card I changed the colors and the sentiment. I used the Party Balloons stamp set. I chose Carolina with the black, white and Seasonal Mix-in paper. I used a white gel pen to create my stitching. and added a few loose Silver Sequins.

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

Happy Crafting!

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