Archives for July 2020

Color Dare #405 ~ Summer Vibes Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #405 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Summer Vibes 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 Gold are FREE

I was looking on Instagram and saw this card posted by Honey Bee Stamps it reminded me of the new Summer Vibes Cricut cuts. So I decided to use the Summer Vibes cuts to make this card. I used the diagonal ~ Smoothie, Lemonade, and Fern plus Black, White and Nectarine.

I used the Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp set with Summer Vibes Cricut Cuts. I also one of my embossing folders which has been 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 #405  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 30, 2020 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 ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun Color Challenge! Use Peacock, Glacier, Saffron, and Sage in your project. If you do not have these exact colors, use the closest color that you have. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets Sunflower Sympathy to create these cards. I used the Seasonal Mix In papers cut with the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the White Acrylic Hearts and colored them with my Blue Turquoise marker.

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 #404 ~ Happiest Place

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #404 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Happiest Place 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.

Some times it pays to procrastinate. I purchased this Minnie/Mickey mini album from Ginni Candelaria in May of 2019. I knew we planned a trip to Disneyland in November of 2019. My original intention was to give it to my son for Christmas2019. Despite the best intentions, it did not happen. To be honest I am so glad as the original album used a lot of raspberry. I substituted the original papers and used the Happiest Place papers and cardstock. Here are a couple of phots of the album.

I also love the Happiest Place Stamp set & Thin Cuts. I am so excited to surprise my son this Christmas with this album.

Here is another photo of a couple of pages.

Here is the album cover. I used Glacier ink to color the paint and to sponge the circles. I used my Black Shimmer Brush to color the wood words.

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 #404  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 4, 2020 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 ~ Favorite Craft Tool

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is to Highlight Your Favorite Craft Tool, Narrowing down my favorite tool is tough as there are so many I uses. I have to say using the thin cuts is one of my favorite things and until recently I thought my die cutting machine was great. But I took the plunge and purchased the new Close to My Heart Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. OMG It is amazing!!

Here is the machine, what is amazing is I struggle with my other machines moving and not staying put because it suction cups that help secure it to the table. It also is SOOO much easier to use, I don’t feel like I have had a work out after I finished cutting

Here are the two cards I created. I also really love my Cricut Cutting machine. I created a circle stencil with my Cricut.

I have used this circle several times to sponge backgrounds. For this one I started with Canary and Pixie for the sunset and used Glacier for the water. I then stamped the water wave with Glacier Ink.

I found the Glacier ink faded a bit into the sponged background that is the reason I added Cool Mint Stickles to the waves in the second card. I love this flamingo which is from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp and thin cut.

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 #403 ~ Browns

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about the BROWNS! You can use any shade of brown with BLACK, WHITES, and GOLD but that is all!!

When I decided to create my project I knew I wanted to use the adorable Koala-ty Stamp set.

I used the Timber paper pack for the woodgrain base. I then cut the stitched rectangle in New England Ivy. I used my markers to color the the Koala image. I did use Espresso Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing powder for the sentiment. I used Toffee cardstock fo the 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 #403  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 30, 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 ~ The Pretty of Paper-Piecing

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Paper Piecing. Stencils can be used in a variety of way to color, add a bit of shine, or splatter. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 participating in this hop.

So I know you can stamp patten paper piece the pieces together to crate a fun image. I wanted to try something different. I used this image I found on Pinterest.

So I took that original fox and added a few lines and colored how I envisioned.

Here is final image that I settled on. I scanned the image and uploaded it into my Silhouette program. I then created a cut file.

For this card I used the Timber Paper Pack for the background which I cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I also used some of the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use one of our retired embossing folders to emboss the Daisy White Cardstock.

For this one I used only the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use the same Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

Here is the third using another of the paper from the from the Seasonal Mix ins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATION 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 ~ Just Add Water

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is JUST ADD WATER, this could be a technique that uses water or water may be part of your design, or maybe your layout is around water theme. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

This layout was made using Complete Creativity Cricut cut. I used Glacier for the base and Summer Vibes Papers. I did add one of the papers from the Seasonal Mix-in Papers for the journaling circle and the one where I added the date.

Love the sticker associate with this Summer Vibes Papers and the new Summer Vibes acrylic shapes. I also added a bit of Mint Stickles.

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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July/August New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the July/August New Product 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 new May-June Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from Miss Carrie’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 16 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

The first item that caught my eye was the Gnome Matter Stamp and Thin cuts. I love Gnomes and was so excited to play with this set.

I stared with this one creating a scene with sponging the background. I then used the circle from the Shaker Thin Cut window and the stitched Rectangle thin cut to cut the Daisy White Cardstock.

For this card I used the new Timber paper Pack and the Say It In Style Stamp Set.

The pattern paper is from Timber and the trees are cut with my Cricut using the Aurora collection. The sentiment is also from the Say It In Style Stamp Set.

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 #402 ~ Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about Blues! You can use any of the colors you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITES, SILVER and NEUTRALS are free  but that is all!!

Blues are one of my favorites so this makes it hard when you want to design the perfect thing. Here is what I came up with.

I used the butterfly image from the Stitched Cricut Collection. I merged two of the butterflies to make a card base.

I used Bluebird cardstock for the cover. I used my Bluebird shimmer brush on one and not on the other.

For the body on both I added a bit of Black Stickles.

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 #403  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Gnomes!!

I am so in love with this stamp set!!! Close to My Heart came out with this cute stamp set and thin cut Gnome Matter.

I ordered these MiniWish Co Confetti which has little mushrooms and knew it would be perfect with these Gnomes. I also paired with with Stitched Together paper pack as the colors worked perfectly. I used Sweet Leaf cardstock for the base layer. I then cut the next layer using the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!!

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