Archives for October 2019

Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a simple challenge….Anything Goes!! This means you can submit anything! Simply use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project and you are good to go!

I had a lot of request for a tag workshop so I have been creating a few tags to add to my monthly Card Workshop. I may even add an extra day so people to come make holiday cards and tags.

I love the Like Nobody Elf stamp and thin cut that is part of the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop. The elf makes the perfect tag. I used my markers to color, but since the markers bleed through I cut a second elf and glued to back to hid the marker bleed. I also added a bit of sparkle with Diamond Stickles.

I am also loving the For the Tree stamp set with the coordinating Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. I used Gold Tinsel, Silver Tinsel, Red Tinsel, and Clear Embossing Powders.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Cheer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cheer 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 HOLIDAY CHEER Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I used the Digital cuts that are included with the HOLIDAY CHEER special to cut the snow globe out of the Silver Foil Paper. The Sapphire cardstock was embossed with the new Snowflake Embossing Folder. I also used the Holiday Trimming Stamp Set to stamp the Happy Holidays. I used White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing power. I did do this prior to using the snowflake embossing folder. I then wrapped Silver Embellishing Thread around the bottom. I used the Whimsical Holiday stamp set with Bluebird, Carolina and Sapphire inks to stamp the stars and snowflakes. I mixed the blue sequins from the Loose Craft On and Silver Sequins.

I also made up a few of the tag/ornaments as the special intended. I love that there is a variety of options with this special.

I had to make one as an ornament of my son. I love that this can be the perfect gift for a grandparent one just for us to hang on our tree. I picked out some of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins and mixed with Silver Sequins.

Here is another with the Gold Sequins and Gold Glitter Paper.

Here is one more. I used the Dark Red Marker to color the base then went over it with the Red Shimmer Brush.

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 #366 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Hawthorn

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #366 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Hawthorn paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I love the rich colors of the Hawthorn paper pack. They are great for fall photos. I started with the first column ~ Sangria, Charcoal, & Saffron then added Sage, Sapphire, Toffee, Paprika and Pebble.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack with the stickers to create this page. I also used the Hawthorn Complements for the journaling hexagon.

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 #366  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 7, 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 ~ Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I do like pumpkin spice but I love all the things associated with it like going to the pumpkin patch. So I decided to make a layout from one of our adventures to Anderson Farms which is a pumpkin patch here in Colorado.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack for this layout. I used the pattern 21 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 3. I did make one slight change to the pattern since I have a few more photos in mind for my layout.

Here it the left side.

Here is a close up of the title. I used an image that is part of my Cricut Access fro the words but used the pumpkin shape from Artisty. I cut the base of the pumpkin in Toffee but it was not enough contrast to the wheat so I used my Charcoal Shimmer brush and it worked great! The wheat is from Flower Market.

Here is where I made the switch. I move the journalling space to a PML card and added an additional 4×6 photo under the pumpkins. The pumpkins are from the new Complete Creativity.

The sequins are the Loose Rose Gold which are still available.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #365 ~ Halloween Mood Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – HALLOWEEN. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

I couldn’t resist making a few Halloween cards.

I designed these cards for my kids workshop that I held last weekend. I should have take a photo of their cards as is always in interesting!!

I played around with my White Gel pen in the doodling around the outside. I used White pigment ink to stamp on the black cardstock then used White Embossing Powder. I used the Spooktacular papers and Stamp set.

I used some washi tape that is actually still available called Hello Pumpkin Washi tape.

For all three of these cards I used Pattern 1 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

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 #365  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 31, 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 – “Back to the Basics!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on going back to the basics.   There are so many basic stamp techniques that we often forget about such as rock & roll technique, random stamping, masking, and second generation just to name a few. 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 thought I would showcase Random Stamping. This is a great way to make your own pattern papers. The trick is to think about stamping in a triangle when stamp the images.

I used the moon, stars and clouds from the  Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I used the new Tri Blend Spectum Noir markers to color the witch and make her striped leggings.

I used some Black shimmer trim behind the Lagoon stamped sentiment. I also used the Black Shimmer Brush to fill in the larger star. I also used Diamond Stickles to fill in the moons.

On the inside of the card I used the masking technique. To do this technique you use a Post-it note or tape to cover a portion of the stamped image. Then ink the stamp, remove the tape or Post-it and stamp on paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’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 ~ Sparkle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is SPARKLE ~ this could be glitter, shimmer, sequins or anyway you interoperate this challenge. I went with the obvious with gold, copper embossing and shimmer.

With this card I used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on Sangria cardstock. I pulled a bit of burlap from my stash. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the two maple leaves. I also used the Autumn Blessings stamp set for the pumpkin and sentiment.

For the sparkle I used the new Embossing Ink Pens to coat the detailed maple leaves before embossing them in Gold and Copper Embossing Powders. I added a few loose Gold sequins and then used my Gold Shimmer brush to splatter gold all over.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #364 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #364 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  PEACOCK, EGGPLANT, GLACIER, LAGOON, BALLERINA, and SAFFRON.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

Here is what I came up with. I used Peacock, Eggplant, Glacier, Ballerina. I added White and Pewter.

I used cardstock for this card. I cut 3/8 strips and then glued them onto white cardstock. I also used the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set and thin cuts. I used VersaMark ink to stamp the Hello and then used White Embossing Powder.

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 #364  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular 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 SPOOKTACULAR Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 8 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed this layout to showcase the photos from our Pumpkin Carving carving party. I though I would show you it with out the photos first.

Here it is with our photos.

Here is the left hand page. I used pattern 18 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. The pumpkin carving cut is a SVG file from my Silhouette. I used the Spooktacular papers and coordinating Stickers.

Here is the right side.

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Fall is my favorite time of the year as the colors begin to change and living here is Colorado we get to see it. I grew up in Louisiana and there really is no fall colors like you have here. It also mean the temperatures are cooler. Need I go on….

So I have seen a few people designing cards and using burlap, so I decided it was my time. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the maple leaf out of burlap. I used Goldrush, Sangria, Fern, and Paprika cardstock. I used Autumn Blessing Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I watercolored the pumpkins using our watercolor pencils.

I knew I needed to add a bit of shimmer or bling so I added a bit of Gold Glitter paper and then splattered the card with my Gold Shimmer Brush.

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

I have also entered this card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is also Fall/Autumn.

Happy Crafting!

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