Archives for July 2019

Heart 2 Heart ~ On the Border

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is ON THE BORDER.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit. The first thing I  thought about was using some border stamps or possibly our thin cuts.  Here is what I created.

I had this idea to design a back to school card for my son to give to his teacher on the first day of school.  I really love the stamp set Making the Grade and wanted to create with it. I love the writing lines stamp and had an idea to use this border stamp as the main focus.  I stamped it on Lemon, Willow, Bluebird, Candy Apple, and Nectarine Cardstock.  I also love the cute pencil, ruler and apple. I stamped these then fussy cut them and colored with my alcohol markers.  I then used my Silver Sequins and created a shaker.  I love how easy it is to create a shaker as you simply need Shaker Foam & Acetate and Thin Cut Shaker Window & Confetti.

I am also linking up with a couple challenges this week:

Double Trouble Challenge ~ for their Something Anything Challange.

Simon Says Challenge ~ Bright and Cheerful

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 3rd to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #353 ~ Purples

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is PURPLES!  You can use up to two neutrals and BLACK & WHITES are free.

I LOVE PURPLE!!! It is my favorite color so I was excited to design something for this challenge.

I used the True Love Paper Pack for the background as it features Eggplant and the purple striped is perfect.  I used Lilac cardstock to cut the lace with the Lace Border Thin Cuts. The ribbon is retired but I still love it and have been saving for for that perfect project.  I used the Fancy Tags on White Daisy cardstock. The stamp set used is one of my all time favorites, Know I Care, unfortunately it is now retired.

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 #353 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 8, 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 ~ Into the Wild

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is INTO THE WILD.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit.  Close to My Heart has a paper pack by this name which is one of my absolute favorites!!  Living in Colorado we love our big back yard!! My husband has one hobby ~ Mountain Biking!! I have been wanting to design a fun layout for this.  After seeing Miss Carrie’s Creations June Kit of the Month, I was inspired with her mountains to design this layout.

I used my Cricut to cut the mountains, #optoutside, Mountain bike and mountain scene. I used the Artistry and You Are Here Cartridges.

Here it is with the photos. I still need my husband to sit down with me to do the journaling.

I used the Into the Wild paper pack with New England Ivy, Sapphire, Black, Silver Foil and White Daisy. The ribbon has been retired but I love the green burlap ribbon.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge or any of the others we have going on this month. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Seaside Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seaside 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 SEASIDE Paper Pack which has been brought back from our 2014-15 Annual Inspirations Idea book . I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 XX consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am going to share two layouts using the SEASIDE Paper pack.

You can find the details and my original post HERE.

For this layout you can find the details HERE.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #352 ~ LOC

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #352 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are CANARY, SUGARPLUM, BALLERINA, GLACIER, LAGOON, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Neutrals are Free.

I choose to go with Glacier, Lagoon, and Mink.  The only additional color I added was Black.

I used a oval stencil to sponge the the background in Glacier.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Frames on the Mink Cardstock. The stamp sets are retired the tree if from Always Grateful and the sentiment is from Know that I Card.

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 #352 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – Mix It Up!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Mix It Up.   With every Idea book there is a fun Seasonal Mix In paper pack.  For this hop we can feature this pack or mix up different 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 KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on the Seasonal Mix In paper pack.

This pack features black and whites with Ballerina. I decided to use the Share the Joy thin cut as I am loving this set!!  The sentiment is from the Share the Joy – Bunches of Joy Stamp Set. For embellishments I used the Hello Pumpkin Shapes and the White Ribbon.  When I saw those cute black flowers in the Loose Crafty Sequins, I started to save them because I envisioned using just them in a shaker.  I know you are probably thinking I am crazy to have picked then out but I am so glad I did!

To make the mini-shakers I used last months Technique I showcased in using flip flaps to make shakers.  I used a flip flap and cut it to 1.25 x 1.25 inch squares. Then using the circles to help be the guide to place the foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TERRY METZGER’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 ~ Celebrate Good TImes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is about Celebrating Good Times.  This can be celebrating a birthday, graduation, birth, anniversary or anything that represents a good time.  For our family we embarked on a new journey back in October of 2018.  We decided to sign our son up for Taekwondo.  My husband had done martial arts in the past but this was new to Gavin.  He loved it and was soon after asked to begin leadership.  Since that time we have all joined and it has become an integral part of our lives.  This layout is to celebrate the first day Gavin started and became a white belt.

For this layout I used the Seasonal Mix In papers and Candy Apple and White Daisy Cardstock.  I also added a red pattern paper from Magical paper pack which has been retired. I also added a little Black Shimmer Trim.  I used a layout sketch that I found on Pinterest as my inspiration.  I tried to get my photos printed but with CTMH Conference I am running a bit behind.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #351 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Craft On

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #351 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board using the colors for CRAFT ON.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but no other neutrals!

I wanted to use all of these bright colors as they are all so fun!  So I did!!

 

The background paper is from the Craft On paper collection. I used my new Helen and Harry Hippo Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday.  I used my Copic Markers to color everything.  I did use my Stitched Square Thin Cuts using Carolina and Silver Foil papers. I did use the bitty sparkles for the center of the flowers.

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 #351 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Convention Time ~ Roommate Gifts

I am SOOOOO excited!  Today the Close to My Heart Convention starts!! I am in Provo, Utah to celebrate in the excitement.  It has been three years since I have been able to attend so I am so excited to be back.  I thought to celebrate I would share the gifts I made for my roommates.  There is a tradition to make something crafty for your roommates.  I decided to make Postit Note Holders.

Since it it all about crafting what would be better than using the Craft On papers with the Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts.  I made the tops Shakers using the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts with Shaker Window Foam & Acetate. I used Pixie cardstock as the base.  It was cut at 3 1/2 inches by 7 inches.  I scored the base at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4 inches.  I used some ribbon from my stash to make it look like a gift.

I changed up the colors I used to cut the Crafting Shapes Thin Cuts.  I used the Loose Crafty Sequins and Silver Foil Paper for the scissors. I couldn’t resist making one for myself.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Making Waves

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is MAKING WAVES!  When I think of making waves, I think of water and waves.  So that is why I choose this layout.  I had one more layout from our 15 year anniversary trip which is when we went snorkeling.

Close to My Heart ~ Catscrapbooking

I combined a couple of paper packs ~ Sweet Girl and True Love.  I combined it with Heather, Sapphire, and White Daisy. This layout if from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 and is pattern 11.

I used two of the waves from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, then welded them together.  The Salty Vibes and snorkel mask are part of my Cricut subscription.  I added a few Silver Sequins and the Blue Burlap Ribbon.

I used the Fancy Tag Thin cuts for the journaling.

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

Happy Crafting!

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