Archives for March 2020

Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you with a Color Challenge ~ Pixie, Canary, Julep, & Lagoon. If you don’t have these exact colors use a color that is close. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I was inspired to make this card by Michelle Stewart who had made a fairy card and sponged her background. I knew these colors would be perfect. The first step I took was to used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and sparkles with the Fairy Tale Magic, then used White Embossing Powder. Then I started sponging on the color with Lagoon, then followed with Canary, Pixie and then ended with Julep. I used my markers to color this adorable fairy. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Gems.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until APRIL 31st 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 #387 ~ Red

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is REDS!  You can use BLACK & WHITES but that is all!!

I decided to use red as just an accent and use some of my black and white pattern papers.

I used my Stitched Rectangles Thin Cuts to cut the large white and matted it with Black cardstock. I pulled the black and white polk-a-dot paper from my stash. The stitched square die is from my stash. I cut the Ruby butterfly using my Cricut. I added a couple black dots and used the new stamp set A Little Sentiment.

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 #387  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Saying Goodbye for Now

Here is a layout that I have been putting off completing as I struggling to find the right papers. I decided it was time just to let it go, as there may never be a perfect paper.

I have to say I am pleased the way it worked out. I used some papers from my stash one is a retired Close to My heart pattern. I used the stitched flowers with Daisy White, Goldrush, and Sage.

Hope you are finding the silver lining to the uncertain times we are experiencing.

Happy Crafting!

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Easter Banner

With our social distancing and stay at home measures, I have had a lot of time to work in my craft room. I don’t always complete some of the specials when they come out. Not with our Easter Traditions, I completed the Easter Egg Banner.

This special is wonderful as when you purchase either of the banner sets you get eight wooden eggs and the coordinating SVG file to form a banner and cut the shapes. I used the Seasonal mix in papers for eggs and cut using the associated cut files. I then used the bunny from Artfully Sent and some grass are both Cricut Cuts.

Here is a close up of the end eggs.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Paper Tearing

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use paper tearing in your project. This was all the rage a few years ago and I have not done it in some time until recently. It is fun to bring things back to life. Let’s see what will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have really enjoyed making the double point cards, here is one I created in February. I was watching a few of my fellow Close to My Heart sisters videos for the Creative Hop and saw this one by Tina Lovell which inspired me to make this card as she used torn paper in hers.

For this card I used the Seas the Day paper pack with Sapphire, Carolina, and Daisy White. I used the Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used the large circle from the Shaker Thin Cuts for the Sapphire cardstock and then the large circle is from the basic circle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31st 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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Halloween Layouts

Here are a couple of Halloween Layouts that I have completed. They are using two different retired Close to My Heart paper packs. I am really beginning to feel accomplished with these layouts into my scrapbooks.

I did use the Make it From your Heart Volume 3 books to design these layouts. This layout uses Jeepers Creepers paper pack.

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Right side

Here is another layout I completed using Cats & Bats paper collection.

Left Side
Right Side

Happy Crafting!

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Our Little Reindeer

So I have been catching up on some of my scrapbooking. I have been using my time wisely and tackling the stacks of photos that have been in my “to Scrapbook Pile. I will try and share some of them with you so that it may inspire you to put your new found time to crafting.

I pulled all of these papers from my stash to put this layout together. I believe that with completing this layout I can officially say I have completed the year 2013!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #386 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Yesterday & Today

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #386 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Yesterday & Today papers.  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.

I went with a diagonal Julep, Espresso and Toffee along with that far column Julep, Ruby and Mink. I did add in White and Black.

I have been seeing so many cute cards using the new Operation Smile stamp set You Make Me Happy so I knew I would base it around this stamp set. I started with Toffee as the base then cut a few trees in Mink with a die that is from my stash. I then used the new Stitched Bracket Frame thin cuts, I decided to sponge toffee around the edges. I then hand cut the julep frame to add a bit more contrast. I used the water color pencil which is like Espresso to color the moose. I then used toffee ink with watercolor brush for the antlers. I used the dark red Triblend Marker for the flowers. I used the Julep shimmer brush for the leaves. I then added a few julep glitter gems.

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 #386  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 2, 2020 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 – Distressed Much?

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring Distressing techniques. Distress is giving (furniture, leather, or clothing) simulated marks of age and wear or in our case paper. 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 started with a piece of almond cardstock and distressed it. I used toffee re-inker and water. Here are some pictures of what I did.

Step 1 ~ I used my All-Purpose mat and added a few drops of Toffee Re-Inker. I then spritz with water. Step 2 ~ I then smooshed the Almond Cardstock into the re-inker and water. Step 3 ~ Is what It looked like. I did another one and spritz the paper before smooshing it. So you can see the two in the last photo.

Once the paper dried I tore part a portion, then crumpled it. I then used a sponge and Toffee ink to go over the creases to give it more of a weathered look.

The rest of the cardstock I used the Under the Sea Embossing Folder and then cut as the base for the shaker with the Shaker Window and Thin Cuts. The pattern paper if from the Seasonal Mix-in and I paired with Glacier cardstock as I like the way it looked with the mint pattern paper. I used the new Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp Set and thin cuts. I added a few of the Loose Crafty Sequins which are still available.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Valerie Kapsha’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 #385 ~ March Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free!

I decided to focus on the St. Patrick’s Day idea with a shamrock and rainbow. I wanted to use a SVG file that I recently purchased of a gnome, it was actually a valentine theme but I decided to make it St. Patty themed.

I used the stamp set Luck O’ the Irish stamp set that was part of last months Stamptacular special. I use the stitched rectangle thin cuts to cut the Evergreen border. All other cuts were made with my cricut.

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 #385  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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