Archives for August 2021

Boo Crew Blog Hop

Welcome to the Boo Crew 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 Boo Crew Collection which is perfect for all of you Halloween lovers. There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT 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 6 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love Halloween and always have lots of photos from the holiday. I pulled out the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 and picked pattern 10. I designed this layout for my son’s virtual Halloween party. I still need to print the photos.

I used Nectarine for the background and used the Boo Crew Paper and Stickers. I also incorporated the Boo Crew Stamp and Thin Cuts and Boo Crew Sequins.

I used a bit of Black Pearl Liquid Pearls to the witch hat, top hat on the ghost and to make a few dots.

I used a stencil that I created last year for a project. I used the Black Soot Oxide Ink to make the web. I stamped the spider with Black Pigment Ink then used Clear Embossing Powered.

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.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #459 ~ French Vanilla, Black & Gold

Welcome to Friday with another Color Dare Challenge. This week for Color Dare #459 we are challenging you to use just three colors ~ French Vanilla, Black and Gold!

I have to say I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one. I am not really a gold person but I decided to really embrace the gold.

I used the Gold Foil paper and Black with my quatrefoil dies to make the background. I then used the fancy bracket thin cut to cut the black cardstock. I then used versamark to stamp anniversary and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I used the Doodled Florals Stamp and thin cuts. I cut the gold foil paper for the leaves and then used Stazon Black Ink. I used the versamark ink and gold embossing powder on the French Vanilla paper.

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 #459 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, September 9, 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 #458 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to Friday and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare Challenge #458 we are partnering with Double Trouble Challenge #91.

I choose to go with Sundance Cinnamon, Peacock, Glacier with Black and White for the Color Dare part of the challenge. We also are partnering with Double Trouble for challenge #91. So I added a plaid backgound

I used Cinnamon for the base and then created my plaid using a Taylor Expressions Stencil using Peacock, Sundance, and Cinnamon. I cut the pumpkin using my Cricut (a sneak peek). I use the Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts to cut the Glacier cardstock. The sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps, Bitty Buzz Words. I had to add a few Gold Glitter Gems for some 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 #458 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, September 2, 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 ~ Vacation/Staycation

Welcome to another week at Heart 2 Heart and our second challenge of the month!

This weeks challenge is Vacation/Staycation. So pull out those photos and design a layout of a past or more recent vacation. Or maybe you want to remember your staycations. Whatever you choose be sure to include at least one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I decided to design a layout from our get-a-way this past month. We took a trip over to Crested Butte, Colorado. It was amazing!! I knew the Wander Papers would be perfect for this trip. I have not had a chance to print the photos but now it will be so easy just to pop them into this completed layout.

I used Sundance and Sapphire Shimmer Brushes to add splatters to the base page. I incorporated the Wander Die Cuts and stickers to decorate the page. I used my Cricut to cut the title. I used the Wander Cardmaking stamp and thin cut to cut the mountains.

I also used the Wander Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts. I then pulled a couple wooden arrows and colored them with my Black Shimmer Brush.

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 AUGUST 31th, 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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Technique Hop – “Anything Goes”

Welcome to the Technique Hop!!

This month we are featuring Anything Goes! So it is up to the Maker to pick the technique they wish to showcase. 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 12 makers participating in this hop.

I decided to showcase Distressed Oxide Inks with the Jawsome Birthday stamp and thin cuts.

I used my Distressed Oxide inks on both cards to create unique backgrounds.

For this card I used Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, plus two from my stash Speckled Egg and Salty Ocean. I used a Wave stencil to create the water. I started with the Speckled Egg at the top. Then added Salty Ocean, followed by Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire. After layering the colors I spritzed the paper with water to initiate the oxide look. Then using the Stitched Rectangle frame to cut the paper. I then made a hole in the paper to make a spot for the shark to poke our. I inked the edges of the torn papers with the corresponding inks. I added a couple of the green sequins from the Crafty Loose Sequins.

Here is the inside of the card.

I am embarrassed to say I have not played with our Bitty Beads until now but they are awesome. I used my Distressed Oxide inks to create the base of the shaker. I colored the sharks with my Tri-blend Markers. I used the rock-n-roll technique on the sentiment. I used the Waterfall Stickles to add a bit glitter, although one of the dots got smudged 🙁

Here is the inside of the card.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #457 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Isabella

Happy Friday! Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare Challenge #457 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe Board with Isabella Paper Pack. Pick any Row, Column, or Diagonal, you can add Black, White, and Neutral for Free.

I went with the middle Column ~ Ballarina, Bluebird and Gold. I did add in Mink, Black and White.

I love the Waterfall Thin Cuts and have not played with the Happy Birthday Song Stamp set. So I used them to create this interactive card. I used one of the pattern papers from Isabella Collection. I used Mink as the base for the Waterfall and Daisy White to stamp on. I used Tattered Rose and Blueprint Distressed Oxide Inks. I also used Black Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing Powder.

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 #457 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, August 26, 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 #456 ~ Color Wheel Opposites

Welcome to Friday and another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare Challenge #456 we have a color wheel challenge. Using this color wheel choose two colors from opposite sides of the wheel. Black, White, Naturals and Gold are free.

I chose to go with Blue Violet and Yellow Orange.

I used the Wander papers for the two patten papers. Using the Wander Cardmaking and Thin Cuts I stamped the mountain in pewter and charcoal. I added a bit of Texture paste for them snow covered mountains. I then colored two wooden arrows with my Charcoal shimmer brush.

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 #456 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, August 19, 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 ~ Full Circle

Welcome to our first August challenge for Heart 2 Heart!

We are kicking off August with a Full Circle Challenge! This may be a scrapbook layout or simply using a circle on you design. Please remember when you are playing along you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I grabbed the silver polka dot from the Silver Foil Paper Pack. For one I colored with my Oxide inks and the other I left plain.

I used the Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to sponge on the color. I paired it with Black Glitter Paper and our Black cardstock. I used our Silver Foil paper to cut the Happy and Silver Embossing powder with Versamark Ink for the Anniversary, which came from the Wishing you Everything Stamp and Thin cut.

This card is using the silver polka dot from the Silver Foil Paper Pack and paired it with the Black Ore Paper.

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 AUGUST 31th, 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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August SOTM – Tutti Frutti Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!

If you are coming here from My Heartfelt Sentiments, 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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE, we have about 12 Makers on this hop.

I have a couple of projects for you today with this fun stamp set.

This week we had the CTMH Virtual Conference and it was amazing! I was inspired by some of the presenters who used oxide inks on our Foil Pattern Papers. I decided to give it a try with our Silver Foil Papers. I used the Seedless Preserves Oxide ink for the background. I love how it turned out!! I then used the Stitched Scallop Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. I used the Wood Hearts and colored them with my Black Shimmer Brush. For the larger heart I backed it with Lilac cardstock and added a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread. I used my markers to color the grapes.

I had this idea while making the first card to actually make a bunch of grapes using circles. I pulled a retired embossing folder for the background. I used Grape, Lilac, and New England Ivy cardstock for the grape bunch. I used the 1″ circle Thin Cut.

I used the Isabelle papers to make this Summer layout. I did not have time to get the photo printed but it will be of my son selling lemonade. I used the Isabelle Cricut Collection to cut the lemons. I decided to change the watermelon shape in the Summer with a lemon. I added a few white sequins from the Silver Sequins and the yellow flowers from the Springtime Flowers.

Here is a close up of some of those details. I did add Lemonade Shimmer Brush to the lemons and a few splatters.

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. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

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!

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