Archives for September 2020

Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall Fun

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is all about fall!! This could be using fall colors, fall elements or how ever you see fall. Be sure to come play along with us. Just remember that whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I chose fall colors! I used our new stencils, I chose Stencil Pack 1. I used the new Oxide inks ~ Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. I then used the new Cheddar Gloss Spray I cut the thank you with my Cricut using the Cooper Ore paper. Note you do have to use a thicker cardstock setting to cut this paper. I matted the card with Cinnamon cardstock and used Sundance cardstock behind the sentiment.

Here you can see the Cheddar Gloss Spray over the pattern. I added Gold Embellishing Tread behind the Wood Heart. I also sprayed the hearts with the Cheddar Gloss Spray then colored with Toffee Shimmer Brush. I then spayed it with the Gloss Spray one more time.

For this heart I backed with Cooper Ore paper then filled with liquid glass.

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 #413 ~ Bloom with Grace Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #413 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Bloom with Grace paper collection.  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 used the middle row and column and added Fern and Toffee.

I am becoming a bit addicted to making slimline cards. Here is one I crated using the pretty sunflower paper from the Bloom with Grace papers. The fern patten paper is also from this collection. I used the new Bloom with Grace Cricut collection to cut the sunflowers. I then added a couple of the wood Bloom with Grace shapes which I colored by using the Toffee Shimmer Brush. The thankful sentiment is from the Woodland Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for a bit of bling.

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 #413  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 7, 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 ~ Teeny Tiny

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is Teeny Tiny. This could be what every you interpret it to be. To me I think of small elements and gnomes. Please join us this week! Just remember that whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I am loving the cute Gnome stamp sets that Close to My Heart has come out with. and the Spooky Gnomes is no exception. I decided to create my own stencil with and Artbooking Cricut collection to cut the Spider web. I then used Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide inks to create the background. I then spritzed with water then splattered Black Shimmer Brush all over. I colored the gnome and broom with my Triblend markers. I also used the cool new Black Ore papers for the Boo and to mat the spider web.

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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Creativity in Motion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creativity in Motion 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 Creativity in Motion special. OMG are you in for a treat! I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop as we celebrate National Stamping Month.

If you are just arriving here from HEATHER HICKS’ 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 15  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to make a Slimline card as I am becoming a bit obsessed. I used a Cricut Cut to make the film strip. I then used the Animated Butterfly Kisses stamp set with the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. I used the Border Tab Thin Cuts to make the tab. Here is a video of how it moves.

Here is another motion card.

For this card I used the Bloom with Grace papers. I added Dessert Rose, Espresso, Sangria and Fern cardstock. I used a few of the stitched thin cuts for accents. I added a bit of Gold Embellishing thread and Wooden Hearts which I colored with the Toffee shimmer Brush.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #412 ~ Love of Color – Got Candy?

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #412 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  BLACK, FRENCH VANILLA, AVOCADO, NECTARINE, SUNDANCE, and CANARY.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White, and Gold are free.

I struggled with creating something for this project. I wanted to use the Got Candy? paper but keep using grays. I finally on my third attempt created this card.

I used the Got Candy? Paper with the Seasonal Mix-ins. I used the inside of the Star Shaker Thin Cut for the big star in Sundance and the Avocado stars. The stamped stars are from the Wishing you Everything. I used my journaling pen to accent the star. I did pull a retired M sized stamp for the sentiment. I added a strip of black shimmer trim for a bit of shimmer.

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 #412  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 1, 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 – “Peek-a-boo!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use with windows or hidden objects. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 makers participating in this hop.

I love shakers so of course I would choose to make a shaker window card for my peek-a-boo.

So I recently decided to make a slimline card and now I am sort of hooked. This card I used the new Square Foam Shaker windows with the Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I used the smallest square and made three mini shakers.

Spider Shaker window
Pumpkin Shaker Window
Ghost Shaker Window

The paper used is the Got Candy? papers. The sentiment and bat came from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

Here is the inside. I used both the Got Candy? Stamp set and the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

I also couldn’t stop with just one shaker card …. Here is one more for you.

For this card I used the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts with the Star Shaker Window Foam. I used Got Candy? papers with both of the cards. The sentiment is from the Got Candy? Stamp set. I used the Got Candy? Sequins.

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 ~ Multi-dimensional Magic

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to make your project 3D. This could be popping something up on your project with foam tape, maybe making a shaker, or whatever you can think of. Whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have created two shaker cards for you using the Got Candy? papers.

For this card I used the Got Candy? papers and paired it with the Spooky Gnome Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I was inspired by a card that Elise Sosa made using this Star Shaker as a gate fold card. So here is my version. I used the Got Candy? papers on French Vanilla cardstock. I used the new Star Shaker Window Foam with the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts.

I cut two of the base stars that line up under the shaker. I used a journaling pen to draw a line around the star. The sentiment if from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

For the inside I added a portion of the zip strip from the Got Candy? papers. I used the Got Candy? Stamp set on the inside with the web.

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 #411 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Retired Colors

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #411 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Close to My Heart colors that just retired.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites, and Neutrals are FREE.

I chose to go with the middle column ~ Saffron, Silver, Ruby with Black & White.

For this card I used the new Layered Floral Thin Cuts. I used Saffron, and Ruby cardstocks. I used a retired stamp set for the Thank you. I added a couple of Silver Sequins.

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 #411  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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September/October New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the September/October 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 September/October Idea Book. I am sure you will find some fun 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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am so excited that Close to My Heart now has a Waterfall Thin Cut!! I knew this would be one of the first things I created. I paired it with the Seasonal Mix-In papers and the Woodland Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts.

Here is a video to show you how it works.

I also wanted to show you the adorable Spooky Gnome stamp and thin cuts. I am a huge Halloween fan so any excuse I get to make a Halloween card or layout I am in heaven.

In keeping with the Seasonal Mix-In papers I paired it with the new Grape Cardstock. I love these cute Spooky Gnomes!! I used some of the Got Candy? Sequins to make the cauldron look like it was bubbling up.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Wood You Rather?

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use wood. This could be wood grain papers, wood embellishments, or maybe your photos involve being in the woods. What ever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

For this layout I used French Vanilla for the base. I then used the Seasonal Mix ins with one of the new Wood Grain Papers. I did pull one of the zipstrips from Bloom with Grace paper. I then pulled some of my retired wood shapes that would work perfectly with this layout.

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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