Archives for March 2021

Color Dare #437 ~ 3-2-1 Challenge

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge!  This week we are back with a Three + Two + One Recipe. Here is how it works pick three colors, then two neutrals and then pick one Metallic.

I couldn’t decide what colors to use so I asked my son to pick a color. He chose Carolina, so I went to my Love of Color book and looked for coordinating colors. I chose Peacock and Sage.

I used a bit of gray on the banners and white for my neutrals. Silver is my metallic with the Silver stars and Silver Stickles. The patten paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in papers. The stamp set is Best Wishes All Around which works well with the Circle Shaker 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 #437  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

Pocket Card Perfection Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pocket Card Perfection Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the Picture My Life cards, also known as PML cards! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from GINA BRANDSTETTER’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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 12 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I may have gone a bit overboard. I decided to make birthday cards using the PML Cards. I started with just making five and then just kept going. I ended up making 13 and only have 6 of the PML cards from the pack remaining.

For this card I created a background using my Oxide inks and then cut down the Birthday PML card.

These two I created based on patterns 2 & 17 in the Make It from your Heart Volume 4 book. I added some of the In This Together Dots and a Yellow Acrylic Stars.

By trimming off the sentimentI and repositioning it I was able to make it an A4 card size.

For these two I actually used two PML cards. I cut the medium Stitched Rectangle to frame the smaller PML card and paired it with coordinating cardstock. I added a Pink Acrylic Heart and a Yellow Acrylic star. The sentiment on the right is from the Birthday Banners Stamp and Thin Cuts.

The one on the right I hand cut balloons. I added a bit of Liquid glass to all of the ballons. The sentiments are from the On Your Birthday stamp set.

For these two I used some fo the same elements as above, just in a landscape card.

The card on the right uses two PML cards and I used the Raspberry Shimmer brush to go over the sentiment. The card on the left uses the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Wood Shapes. I used Chipped Sapphire Oxide ink to color and then went over with my Sapphire Shimmer Brush.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #436 ~ Daisy Meadows Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! This week for Challenge #436 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart Daisy Meadows Papers. Choose any row, column, or diagonal. You can add any color on the board plus Black, White, Kraft & Brown Neutrals, plus Metallics are FREE!

I initially picked the middle row ~ Smoothie, Almond, & Canary. In the end I think I used every color with the egg pattern paper from the Daisy Meadows Paper Pack.

I used the cute Daisy Meadows – Cardmaking stamp set and thin cuts. I added a couple of the Daisy Meadow Dots. To make the stripes. dots, and zigzag, I used my sliver metallic marker.

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 #436  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, A, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the March/April New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new March-April Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I adore the gnomes that CTMH has been releasing, and the Kitchen Gnomes are no exception! I knew they would be the perfect compliment to this layout along with some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments.

I used Sapphire, Candy Apple, Almond, and Green Apple as my colors. I used the Seasonal Mixins for the pattern papers. I did create my own pattern Paper on the Green Apple with the Charming Backgrounds Stamp Set. I used the Lovely Borders Stamp and Thin Cuts to make the diamond border.

I felt the Sapphire base needed a bit of interest so I added splatters with the Sapphire Shimmer Brush.

Here is a close up of some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments I used. I used Candied Apple Oxide Ink to color the hot mitt. I then went over it with my Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

Here is a close up of that cute Kitchen Gnome that was colored with my Tri-Blend markers. I decided I wanted him to hold the wooden whisk from the Eat Play Love Wood Shapes. Again I colored the Whisk with Oxide inks this time Black Soot and Candied Apple. I then added a touch of the Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

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

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Altered Wooden Shapes

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques to alter wooden shapes. Close to My Heart came out with these cute wood shapes that you can use to embellish your cards and scrapbook pages. They are wonderful in their natural state but you can also color them. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these shapes and see how we used them. If you are coming from LAUREN MOORE’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 11 makers participating in this hop.

I decided to play around with these adorable Kitchen Gnomes Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I colored her with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I pulled a couple of the wooden shapes for the Eat Play Love collection. I used my Lemonade Shimmer Brush to color the wood flowers and I used Candied Apple Oxide ink to color the bowl. I added a bit of Platinum Glitter Glue to the wood pieces. After attaching the bowl, I cut a second pair of hands to attach.

I realized my card meets the requirements for Double Trouble Challenge #79. I use a gnome for my magical creature and I used the a thin cut to cut the gnome and bracket for the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto BRANDI ROBINSONS’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Midas Touch

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is The Midas Touch ~ A Color Challenge: Gold. I first thought of St. Patty’s day with the pot of gold. I was flipping though some photos I have been needing to scrapbook and landed on a couple of my son eating King Cake. This would be perfect. Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and GOLD!

I have to be honest in I have struggled with picking papers for this layout as Mardi Gras colors are bright and my son’s shirt is more muted. Then I realized I could still use Purple, Green, and Gold, just different shades.

Following pattern 4 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 3, I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers for the green and gold layers. I also used Grape, Sundance, New England Ivy, White Daisy and the Gold Foil Papers. The tittle, jester hat, and fleur-de-lis were cut using my Cricut.

I added a few splatters using the Evergreen, Sundance, and Grape Shimmer brushes. I added a bit more gold with the Gold Shimmer trim and some Gold Stickles for accents. The purple dots are from the In This Together Collection and the Green ones are from a retired collection. It is hard to see but I used the Charming Backgrounds on the first Grape Cardstock strip.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until March 31st, 2021 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 #435 ~ Shades of Greens

Welcome to this weeks Color Dare Challenge!! This week we have Shades of Greens plus one. You can also add in Black, White, Neutrals, Metallic or Glitter for free.

Normally I would go for the St. Pattys day idea but I decided to go a different direction.

I decided to play around with my Rare Minerals Metallic Markers. I used the Floral Details & Background stamp set. I stamped it with Black Pigment ink and then used Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored using the metallic markers.

I used the Scalloped Circle Thin Cut for the center and 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 #435  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 24, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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In This Together Blog Hop

Welcome to the In This Together Blog Hop!!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the special In This Together paper collection.  I am sure you are going to see some great artwork.

If you are just arriving here from MISS CARRIE’S 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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love this paper pack, the colors are some of my favorite!! I decided to do a memorial page for one of our dogs. This was one of the last photos I have of her. I used Lilac as the base page along with Grape, Glacier, Nectarine, Lemonade, Sapphire, Daisy White and the In This Together paper collection.

I cut the two scalloped edges with my Cricut. I also used the Build-a-Rainbow thin cuts with the Charming Backgrounds Stamp set. I used the Simple Serif Uppercase Font and thin cuts.

I used the heart stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with the Opaque matte texture paste plus a bit of Grape Ink mixed in.

I used a heart shaker as a fun detail with the heart shaker window foam and acetate and Heart Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used the Rainbow Bridge stamp set that is still available online.

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 #434 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to Color Dare #434! This week we are doing our Love of Color Challenge and it is a great one! It features Wisteria, Grape, Lagoon, Blue Belle, Sage and Canary. You must use at least three of these colors. You can include Black, White and Neutrals with Silver being optional.

I went for all the colors except Sage. I did use Black, White and silver. Rainbows are everywhere these days but they are not always traditional colors. I also love the cards in the new March -April Idea Book that I decided to duplicate rather than reinvent.

I basically used the same design just changed the colors. I pulled the canary pattern paper from the Jan/Feb seasonal mix in papers. I added some Blue Belle Shimmer trim. I used the new Build-a-Rainbow Thin cuts and the Charming Background stamp set. The sentiment if from Sunny Days Ahead stamp set. I then used a few of the Silver Star Confetti or 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 #434  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Yeti Slimline

I am trying to branch out and try some new challenges. Today I decided to check out Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge #410.

I love this sketch and actually have a Cricut cut that works well for this. I pulled out the my fun Yeti or Not stamp set.

I created a background using Peacock Feathers Oxide ink. I used a White Acrylic spray to add the look of falling snow. Along with Diamond Stickles.

Happy Crafting!

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