Archives for August 2020

Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Welcome to another challenge and this one is awesome as ANYTHING GOES!! So what is stoping you from participating? Just remember there is one requirement, you must use one Close to My Heart product.

Since tomorrow Close to My Heart is releasing TWO new catalogs I thought I would give you a sneak peak at some of the products. I used the new Bloom with Grace papers and the Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Stamp & Thin cuts. I added a bit of the new Cooper Ore paper with some rose gold sequins and a touch of gold embellishing thread. I also used the new Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cut.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 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 #409 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #409 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  RASPBERRY, SMOOTHIE, NECTARINE, LAGOON, PEACOCK, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are free.

I used all the colors except Mink. I did add white as my free neutral.

I wanted to design one more project using the August SOTM. So I random stamped. the flowers using a mask to overlap a couple.

I then used my Liquid Pearls White Opal to add a bit of dimension to the card.

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 #409  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 10, 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 ~ Something to Smile About

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun theme for you ~ SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT! What makes you smile? Me getting scrapbook layouts completed, using those papers you have been saving for the “perfect” layout. I decided I needed to get a few of the layouts that I planed this spring completed. Plus I had been organizing some of my older papers to make room for some of the new ones coming out, so I rediscovered some papers which would be great for this layout.

Here is a close up of each side.

I remembered this ticket paper from the Magical papers and it was perfect for this layout. I also can say creating this Thomas cut with my Cricut made me smile as well, since it was the first time I created my own cut file using my Cricut.

I did use a couple of retired Seasonal mix in papers for the black stars. I did pull one of the yellow strip papers from Penelope papers. The black and white strip is a zip strip from our current Seasonal Mix in papers.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 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 #408 ~ Timber Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #408 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Timber papers.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites, Silver and Gold are FREE.

I went with the right column ~ Toffee, Glacier and Espresso with White and Gold.

I used a couple of the pattern papers from the Timber Paper Pack. I then created the plaid with Glacier and Toffee with the Timber Scrapbooking Stamp Set. The sentiment was stamped in White Pigment ink using the Say It In Style stamp set. I used my Toffee Shimmer brush to splatter on the white circle and Toffee cardstock. I added a strip of gold shimmer trim. The moose if from the Aurora Cricut Collection. The Woodgrain paper was cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

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 #408  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 3, 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 ~ Walk on the Wild Side

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week the theme is Walk on the Wild Side. This challenge is open to interpretation. I thought about wild animals and I also decided to try playing with some product I had in a way I never have. I have owned some Distressed Oxide Inks for a while but it was not until recently I watched a video on what I can actually do with them. So I took a walk on the wild side.

I used my Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet and Storm Sky to layer on the colors. It was really fun seeing how you could really add the different colors on top of the prior layer. I used Mint twine and cardstock. I used the Scalloped Circle Thin Cut and the A Koala-ty Day Stamp and Thin Cut. I colored the Koala with my markers.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 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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Technique Blog Hop ~ Use Your Scraps

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!!

Do you save your scraps of paper? Most crafters have a hard time letting even the smallest of pieces of paper go. This month we are exploring techniques that use those scraps. 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.

I came up with three projects.

For this card I used the Multi Circle Thin Cut on the Timber Woodgrain paper. I then used scraps of Timber Papers to fill in some of the circles. I used the adorable Little Buddies stamp set. I colored the animals with my markers.

For this tag I used the circles which I can’t throw away. These are the revers of the woodgrain paper. I glued five of them together to make an ornament. The greens were cut with my Cricut using the Season of Joy collection. I added a bit of stickles glue above the ornament.

This Celebrate card also used scraps from the Timber Papers. I used the Birthday Greetings stamp set for the sentiment. I added a bit of Black Velvet Ribbon. The fly is a Cricut cut using the Timber Collection.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS 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 #407 ~ Greys

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about the GREY! You can use any shade of grey plus 2 colors along with BLACK, WHITES, and SILVER but that is all!!

This will be a challenge partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge #64.

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, “You make me happy when skies are grey, so let’s make someone happy with a Friendship project (i.e. Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.). NO Birthday, Holiday or Celebration projects.

I pulled a linen pattern paper from a prior Seasonal Mix In paper pack. I paired it with Pewter, Bluebird, Canary, and silver. I used the Flower from the Happiest Place Digital Art Designs. I added a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread behind the flowers. The sentiment came from the current Craft with Heart Card Subscription.

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 #407  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 27, 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 ~ Green Thumb

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun challenge ~ Green Thumb. This is open to interpretation it could be plants, flowers, or even just using the color green. Have fun with it and just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have been seeing this technique called the Borgello Technique and have been wanting to give it a try. I started with white cardstock and then sponged Sweet Leaf, Green Apple, Fern and New England Ivy inks to create the background. I then cut the paper into 1/2 inch strips then attached them to a second white cardsock. I then ran the two layers through my die cutting machine using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts with New England Ivy to make the frame around the koala. I used the A Koala-ty Day Stamp and thin cut. I colored the koala with markers. I did use Black Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing Powder.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 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 #406 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #406 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  SMOOTHIE, PEACH, NEW ENGLAND IVY, SAPPHIRE, GLACIER, and TOFFEE  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are free but NO other neutrals.

I went with Smoothie, Peach, New England Ivy, Glacier, and Toffee.

I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers with Peach, Toffee, and White Daisy cardstock. I used the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. I used the coral and tan tri-blend markers.

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 20, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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August SOTM Blog Hop – Floral Celebration

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Floral Celebration a set of 20.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 18 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I decided to combine this stamp set with the Gnome Matter Stamp Set and Thin Cut.

For this card I use the stitched rectangle thin cuts on the Seasonal Mix-ins. The large flower was inked with the rock-n-roll technique. I used Canary ink and then rolled in Smoothie. I then used my journaling pen to ink around the flower so it would look more like the others. I colored the rest of the images with my markers. I did fussy cut the leaves and flowers. I used my watercolor paints to color the hill my Gnome stands on.

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 AUGUST and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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