Heart 2 Heart ~ Sweet Treats

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Our second challenge for the month is sweet treats. This can be interpreted the way you see fit, some of the things that come to mind for me is candy, cookies, and Halloween. So I decided to go the way of Halloween since you go trick or treating and get candy.

Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here is the card I designed.

I created my background with Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide Inks. I then uses Clear, Black, Grape, and Sapphire Shimmer brushes to splatter the background. I cut the oxide inked background with the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts. I then matted it on Black Ore paper. I used the Halloween Buddies – Joey stamp and thin cuts. I stamped the sentiment with White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing Powder on it. I used my Tri-Blend markers to color and added a bit of Silver Stickles for the buttons.

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 OCTOBER 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 – “Stamping on Cardstock”

Welcome to the Stamping on Cardstock Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting stamping on cardstock! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products and how 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 9 makers participating in this hop.

Here are the cards I created. I will go into detail about each one.

For this card I used Toffee Cardstock to stamp the Fox from the Wildflower Friendship stamp set. I used Espresso pigment ink and then heat embossed Clear embossing powder. I used my watercolor paints to color the image. I really like how our watercolor paints pop on darker cardstock. I used the Mix-in Paper Pack for the base. I then added a few of the Loose Autumn Sequins.

This card was done the same way at the one above but I used the revers of the mix-in paper for background and I stamped on Kraft paper. You can see there is a subtle difference in how the paints show up.

With this card I stamped tone on tone. I used New England Ivy, Paprika, Papaya and Sundance cardstock and inks. I used a different patten paper from the Mix-in Paper Pack. I used the a World with October stamp and thin cuts. I used my Watercolor pencils to do a bit of shading on the pumpkins. I then added a few of those Loose Autumn Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’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 #465 ~ Tic Tac Toe ~ Holly & Ivy

Welcome to Color Dare #465! This week we have a Tic Tac Toe board featuring the colors of the Holly & Ivy papers. How this works is choose a row, column or diagonal. You can add in the other colors as long as they are on the board. Black and White are free.

I went with the diagonal Toffee, Silver, and Candy Apple then added Evergreen and Harbor.

I used one of the pattern papers from the Holly & Ivy papers. I then used my Honey Bee Wreath Die to cut the wreath and bow with Evergreen and Candy Apple. I then used cut the Bitty Buzz words and cut the Harbor paper and then embossed the work in Silver Embossing powder. I then added a few loose 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 #464 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, October 21, 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 ~ Terrific Tags

Welcome to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Do you love create tags? I love to create my own tags for birthdays and Christmas! I decided to create one for birthdays and one for Christmas. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here are my Tags.

Let’s break down the Christmas Tag.

So for this tag, I used Evergreen Carsdstock with my white pen. I used the Buildable Tag set thin cut. I used the Mini Garden Gnomes, from the Celebrate Slimline Clebrationsk and the Gnome for Christmas stamp and thin Cuts. The Sentiment was stamped in White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing powder over the image.

This tag uses the celebrate slimline special with the Fishy Greetins stamp set and Thin cuts. All images were colored with my markers and Colored Pencils.

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 OCTOBMBER 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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October SOTM – Wildflower Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S, 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 10 Makers on this hop.

It was hard to choose which of these adorable images to use. I decided to show you two ways you could color the flowers.

So I went with the cute hedgehog. I used the Oval Frame Thin cut for both of these cards. One was made into a shaker and the other was not.

This hedgehog I use colored pencils to color. I then curved the sentiment to put below the hedgehog. I used the Papaya cardstock on the black.

For this one I made into a shaker. I added the lagoon loose gems. For this hedgehog I used oxide inks and water on watercolor paper. I then stamped the image on the watercolor paper. I then fussy cut the flowers and paper pieced on to another stamped image.

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 OCTOBER. 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 BRENDA LAPP’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

NSM Slimline Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Slimline Celebration 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 products in the SLIMLINE CELEBRATION! You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from BRENDA LAPP’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 10 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I don’t know about you all but I am loving the slimline style card!! I started by creating a background using my oxide inks ~ Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, and Vintage Photo. I spritz with water and my Clear and Espresso Shimmer Brushes. I then used the Circle Cluster Thin cut to cut it out. I used the adorable Thoughtful Critters Stamp and Thin cuts. I colored them with my Tri-Blend markers. I used Toffee cardstock for the base and splattered Espresso Shimmer and Sundance Shimmer Brush.

I used the Slimline Sentiments stamp set for the inside and accented the “better” with the Sundance Shimmer Brush.

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 #463 ~ Fall Photo Inspiration

Happy Friday! Fall looks different in very part of the world. Here is Colorado we are slowly beginning to see cooler temperatures and the leaves are beginning to change. For Color Dare Challenge #463 we have a fun one for you. We have a photo inspiration for this weeks challenge, simply choose at least three colors from the photo plus Black and White are free.

I love this photo inspiration! Maybe it is because fall is my favorite! I heard a survey saying would you choose to only have Fall all year or have the other 3 seasons and never have fall. For me I would choose to have fall all year round!

For this card I used the Honey Bee Scattered Leaves Stencil with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distressed Oxide Ink. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and then matted with Mocha Cardstock. I used Mocha, Paprika and Papaya cardstock for this Sunflower by Honey Bee Stamps. I added a bit of Rose Gold Shimmer Trim to go with the sentiment which is from the For All Occasions stamp set. I added a couple of Rose Gold Sequins for a little 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 #463 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, October 7, 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 ~ Glitz & Glitter

Welcome to our second challenge for September at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are encouraging you to add a bit of sparkle to your project or celebrate something a mile stone that would warrant glitz and glitter. I am so loving the new glitter papers from Close to My Heart. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here is my creation:

I used the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack with Papaya and Harbor Glitter Papers. I designed a sort of herring design. I used my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and matted it with Harbor Cardstock. I used the For All Occasions Stamp set for the sentiment and added a couple of the Autumn Loose Sequins.

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 SEPTEMBER 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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September/October Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the September/October 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 JULY-AUGUST Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 15 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I saw this design for a Triple Point Card by a fellow consultant Trina Wirihana and wanted to give it a try. I used Papaya, Shortbread, Mink, Nectarine, Paprika and Toffee cardstock along with the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack. I used the Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Stamp Set.

Here is the inside of the card.

Here is one other card this time using Harbor, Papaya, Toffee, and Shortbread cardstock. I used the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack and Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Stamp Set. I used the Stitched Rectangle thin cut and the Circle Shaker Window Thin Cut. I used the fun Autumn Loose Sequins for the shaker.

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!

Technique Blog Hop – Make it Shine

Welcome to the Make it Shine Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are featuring focusing on things that shine! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products they wish to showcase. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 9 makers participating in this hop.

So today is my son’s 10th birthday and I wanted to make him a fun card. One of his favorite stuffed animals in a pair of sharks he named Clark and Clarke. I thought it would be fun to make him a shark theme birthday card.

I decided to play with the Slimline Celebration, new Glitter paper, Oxide inks, shimmer brush, Stickles, and gems. I started by creating my own background using Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire inks. Here is what is looked like.

I then spritzed the background with water and Clear Shimmer brush. I then trimmed it to 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.

You can see some of those oxide reactions have a bit a shine to it. I cut the Circle Cluster Thin Cut with Capri Glitter paper. I combined the Jawsome Birthday Stamp & Thin Cut with Fishy Greetings Stamp Set. I also used the new Lagoon Gems and Diamond Stickles.

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

Happy Crafting!

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