Archives for June 2020

Heart 2 Heart ~ Family Time

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week on Heart 2 Heart we are featuring Family Time. This can be interpreted any way you see fit. To me it is pretty straight forward, spending time with family.

This layout is one I designed using blues and grays. I used a mixture of paper packs.

I used Sapphire Shimmer brush to add splatters to the Daisy White cardstock. I cut the snowflakes and tittle with my cricut. I added a bit of Black Shimmer Trim.

I did use one of the Aurora PML cards for the journaling.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th 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 #400 ~ Purples, Greens and Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This is a mile stone for us as we have reached our 400th challenge!! We will have lots of prizes so you will want to join us for sure!!! When I stop to look back it is crazy to think I have been a Design Team Member since September 2014 and started with Challenge # 110. I truly love being a part of this Design Team!

Since this is such a special occasion …. I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek at one of our new products ~ Summer Vibes! This collection is part of our July-August Idea Book.

I designed this shaker card using the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut and Shaker Window Foam & Acetate. I used the new Summer Vibes Paper Pack and the Summer Vibes ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. . I used Mint Shimmer brush on the bubbles and then covered with liquid glass. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts to cut the Summer Vibes paper pack. To fill the shaker I used the Julep Sequins.

My first ever Color Dare Challenge was in April 2014 #89. You can see my first entry HERE. I was super excited as I was the Ruby Winner that week.

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 #400 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 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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Narwhal Pull Flip Card

I have a fun interactive card for you today.

I used a stencil from Taylor Expressions and the stamp set is from Technique Tuesday.

This is the inside of the flip.

This is the inside of the card.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Tickled Pink

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Tickled Pink. I think about the color Pink, so this is what I went with. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

I love the stamp set A Budding Friendship and I am so glad they have brought it back as part of the Bring Back my Pack ~ Brushed. I used Black Pigment Ink to stamp the images then use Clear Embossing powder. I then use my Bashful, Julep, and Gold shimmer brushes to color the images. I did use Julep Shimmer brush to splatter on the Daisy White cardstock. I use Ballerina cardstock.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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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Brushed Blog Hop

Welcome to the Brushed Blog Hop!

Today 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 using products from the Bring Back My Pack ~ Brushed. This is such a cheerful paper pack so are bound to see lots of great art work.

If you are just arriving here from MISS CARRIES CREATIONS, 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 17 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I had seen a few cards using this technique so I went to may favorite place ~ Pinterest to find out how to do it. I found a couple template so that is what I used to cut the Pixie cardstock. I then used my Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut to cut the Brushed paper pack. I used the A Budding Friendship Stamp Set for the flowers and A Little Sentiment stamp set. I added couple White Gems.

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!

Color Dare #399 ~ Monochromatic Shades of Yellow

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

I could not resist making more ladybug cards. So here you go..

I used a bit of the textured cardstock from the Blue Skies promotion last month with a bit of black glitter paper. I used the Ladybug Shaker Window thin cuts with the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set. I made the wings using the nail polish. If you want to see how to do this technique you can check out this video HERE. I added black stickles to the dots.

Here it is in red and what it look likes in the shaker.

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 #399  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 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 Blog Hop ~ Let it Shimmer

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Shimmer Brushes. Stencils can be used in a variety of way to color, add a bit of shine, or splatter. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

Since we have all these fantastic colors of shimmer brushes I got to thinking about a rainbow… so that was the inspiration of my first card.

I used the Red, Raspberry, Peach, Julep, and Lagoon shimmer brushes to paint the background. I then cut the cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts.

The Dream is a Cricut cut from the Everyday Moments collection. I then added a few White Gems.

I also love to use shimmer brushes to add color instead of using watercolors or marker. They are also great to add splatters. Here is another card.

For this card I used Wisteria and Daisy White cardstock with the Stitched Square and Rectangle Frame Thin cuts. I used the Wisteria and Julep Brushes to color the image.

I stamped the image and sentiment in Black Pigment Ink then used Clear embossing powder. I used the A Million Little Things stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’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 ~ Adventure Abounds

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge theme is ~ Adventure Abounds. As a scrapbooker there are always adventures to document. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

During 2015 we had a zoo membership so we often spent days at the zoo. Here is one of our such adventures.

I used the Stitched Together Papers with the Seasonal Mix-in Papers. I used my Cricut to cut the title and bears.

I also used the Here & There stamp set and thin cuts. I cut the Stitched Bracket Frame Thin Cuts behind the bears and for the journaling block. I did hand cut the white cardstock behind the journaling one.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 #398 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Stitched Together

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #398 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Stitched Together papers.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and all Neutrals are FREE

I chose to use all the colors plus black and white.

For this layout I used the Stitched Together Paper Pack. I used my Sapphire Shimmer Brush to add splatters to the Daisy White cardstock. I pulled some red dots from my stash.

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 #398  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Train Museum Scrapbook Page

Here is another page from the fall of 2014. One of my son’s favorite places to go during these years was the Colorado Railroad Museum. So of course when his grandparents came to visit he wanted them to see it.

For this layout I used the retired Swan Lake paper pack and coordinating stickers and acrylics.

Happy Crafting!

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