Archives for July 2019

Color Dare #350 ~ Inspiration Photo – 4th of July

Happy Friday!! Hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July!!  This week for Color Dare #350 we have a great Inspiration Photo – 4th of July. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK , WHITE and NEUTRALS are free!

I could not resits creating a layout celebrating this holiday.  I choose a photo from 4 years ago as I am that far behind in scrapbooking.

I used a combination of papers for this layout.  The red and white polka dot is from Magical which retired.  The blue stars is from the Into the Wild Paper Pack. The base page is from retired Feels Like Home.  I created the other Candy Apple paper by using Glossy Texture Paste and Stencil Sheets. I used my Cricut to cut the Fireworks Overlay. Here is a close up of the paper.

I also used the Spark Joy special Thin Cuts to cut the banner which I used for journaling.  I used some of the loose sequins form Crafty and the red sequins are retired.  I used the star thin cuts which are now retired and stacked them.  The circle are cut using my Cricut and the stitched circle is a Lawn Fawn die.  The stamp is Happy 4th of July.

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 #350 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.


Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Bear Hugs

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~ BEAR HUGS (S1907) a set of 17.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I love this mamma bear and cub!  I wanted to design a layout but then decided on a card.  Here is what I designed.

I thought the bright yellow gingham from Craft On would be great for the background. I stamped the bears in Espresso Pigment Ink. I used my watercolor pencils to color the flowers and butterfly.  Here is the inside of the card.

The card open by swinging the bears to the right. The hearts are a bit hard to see but they are stamped in Lemon on either side of the sentiment.

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 JULY and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours 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 ~ Candy Apple

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a Color Challenge and the color we are featuring is Candy Apple.  Candy Apple is a bright red and it is perfect for celebrating the up coming July 4th holiday.

To make this card I used the Share the Joy Thin Cuts that is part of a special that Close to My Heart is running until the end of this month.  With this special there is also a adorable stamps sets which are exclusive to this special which you can see all here! I used the Celebrate with a Bang stamp set. I stamped 1 1/4 inch white circles with the various stamp in Candy Apple and Sapphire.  I then used my Red Shimmer Brush on the Candy Apple stamped images.  I then created a blue shimmer by mixing the Clear Shimmer with a drop of Sapphire ink.  Then using a dry watercolor brush I applied the blue shimmer. I also added a bow with the Candy Apple Striped Ribbon.

Trying to capture the shimmer on the card is a challenge, I hope you are able to get the idea.  It really looks great in person.

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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