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Color Dare #442 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #442 we have a Love of Color Challenge. With this challenge you need to choose at least 3 colors. Black, White, Grays, Metallic and Glitter are FREE.

I went with BlueBelle, Sapphire, Sangria, and Rose Gold. The paper I chose is part of the National Scrapbooking Celebration ~ You are Enough.

I used a card from the Serenity Cricut Collection. I used the April Stamp of the Month for 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 #441  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, May 13, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #441 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe -Eat Play Love

Welcome to another week and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #441 we are playing with one of our Tic-Tac-Toe boards. The colors are from the Eat Play Love paper collection. Choose any column, row, or diagonal. Black, White, French Vanilla, Kraft, and Gold are FREE.

I went with the Diagonal ~ Avocado, Lagoon, and Lemonade. I also added Kraft and a bit of Gold.

I used my Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to create a background and then used Honey Bee Quatrefoil Pierced plate. I used the Quatrefoil top plate on Daisy White. The flowers are cut from the Daisy Meadows Cricut Collection. I used Stitched Simple Bracket Thin cut for the sentiment. The sentiment is from the one of the prior Craft with Heart kits. I also added a couple gold gems.

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 #441  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, May 6, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Mother’s Day Cards

I saw Double Trouble’s Challenge and it inspired me to create these Mother’s Day Cards.

I created a stencil from Artfully Sent. I used some of my oxide inks that matched the best with the colors in Double Trouble. I added the simple sentiment and a few gems. I am also entering this card in Make the Cards Challenge #13.

I then made a couple more with some other colors.

Happy Crafting!

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop!

For this 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 art work that showcases some of the AMAZING specials that Close to My Heart if offering for our National Scrapbooking Celebration. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’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 13 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have two favorites when it comes to the National Scrapbooking Celebration. The first is the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop and the second is the These Little Piggies Album Workshop. I have to admit I really wanted them all!!

How cute are these little piggies? I decided to pull out my Multi Square Window Thin Cut for this card. I also used the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop for the sentiment.

With this card I used the new Make it From Your Heart Volume 5 to design this card. I did rotate the orientation of the card. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut to cut the Mink base, once I sadded the squares. I the matted on Ballerina. The squares are from the Hillside Cottage Paper Pack which is giving you a sneak peek of one of the upcoming papers. The sentiment comes from the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop. I used the Wood Hearts and heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Old and New

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

For our second challenge of April we hav something old and something new. Earth Day in around the corner so we are celebrating it by using something old and pairing it with something new. We would love for you to participate in our challenge. Just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product!

I went with the Kitchen Gnomes which is a stamp and thin cut collection in our March/April Idea book. I actually colored all these gnomes back in March but they have ben sitting on my table waiting to be put to use. I paired them with some papers that are current but most are from previous Idea Books.

For the guys gnomes I used the Candy Apple patterned paper from the current Seasonal Mix-in Collection. The Sapphire pattern is from the July/August 2020 Seasonal Mix-in Collection which is in the online only section. The Evergreen pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. For all of these cards I used the Birthday Borders stamp set and thin cuts. I also used the Black & White dots. I used White Pigment ink and White embossing Powder on the sentiments. The blue embossed sentiment is something pretty old…. I used the Outdoor Denim embossing powder, which was around when I started with CTMH almost 10 years ago.

For the girl gnomes, the card design is based off one by designed by Laura’s Creative Pages, which I saw on Instagram. I added the whisk stamp and thin cut from the Eat Play Love Cardmaking set. For these cards I used the Lagoon pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix-in collection. The Peach pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. The Purple patten paper is form the In This Together Special which just ended in March. I added one of the White Flower Sequins to the chef hats.

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 APRIL 30th, 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 #440 ~ Crazy 8

Welcome to another week and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #440 we have a fun and new challenge, called Crazy 8. The way it works is you choose 4 of the blocks and create. Note only Black and White are Free.

I went with Sundance, Toffee as my neutral and Glacier.

I have been having fun with the Eat Play Love Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. For this Layout I used the Seasonal Mix-in papers and some scrap I had left over from the Daisy Meadows Scrapbook Workshop. I added a few Wood Hearts for embellishments. I colored the heart on the jar but wanted it to pop so I added some Liquid Glass.

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 #440  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 29, 2021 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 ~ Dazzling Dimension

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques to add dimension to your projects. Dimension can be accomplished in may ways from layering papers to using foam tape. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these dimension into your artwork. 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 12 makers participating in this hop.

To create this card I used one of the Cricut cuts from the Eat Play Love Cricut Collection. I used Fern and Avocado to cut the three layers of the leaves. I used Grape and Lilac for the four layers of the flowers. I used a layer of thin foam tape between each layer of the flowers and leaves.

I decided to add a bit of sparkle to the flowers for a bit more dimension. I also cut four stitched rectanglesa to add to the layers. You can see the layers in this photo.

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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Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. We are featuring the stamp sets. This month Close to My Heart has an amazing sale going on right now called the Stamptacular! You can find more information on this sale HERE. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’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 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the Olivia Besties stamp set and thin cuts. I had so much fun playing with her and making these fun cards. I used Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn to create the background along with some stencils I have. I added the cute Springtime Flower Sequins. I used the Border Birthdays stamp set and thin cuts with White pigment ink and white embossing powder.

For these cards I was inspired by some that Gina Brandstetter created using a fun sketch that Close to My Heart designed. I turned the sketch to the side. The sentiment comes form the Sunny Days Ahead.

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 #439 ~ Black & White Plus One

Welcome to another week and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #439 you are challenged to use Black and White plus one color of you choice.

I wanted to play with the Eat Play Love – Cardmaking stamp and thin cut. I went with Red as my additional color.

This is a simple card but is so fun. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to cut the black cardstock. I then used a piece of red pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix-in paper pack. The sentiment from the Eat Play Love – Cardmaking stamp and thin cut was stamped in Black ink and then I used Christmas Red Stickles to add a bit of glitter.

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 #439  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 22, 2021 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 ~ What’s Your Angle?

Welcome to our first challenge of April here at Heart 2 Heart!

Our first challenge of April is “What’s Your Angle?” For this challenge include an angle or diagonal. Or maybe you can come up with another interpretation of the challenge. I went for a diagonal fun fold card.

I used the floral pattern from the Eat Play Love paper pack. I used the stitched hexagon thin cut and the scalloped circle thin cuts. The stamp set I used was from the Craft with Heart Subscription.

Here is the inside of the card and shows the angles. To make this card take and 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet of cardstock. Cut on the diagonal and you will have card bases for two cards. Then score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/2 inches. The Avocado strip at the bottom was stamped with the Charming Backgrounds stamp set.

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 April 3oth, 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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