Color Dare #352 ~ LOC

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #352 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are CANARY, SUGARPLUM, BALLERINA, GLACIER, LAGOON, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Neutrals are Free.

I choose to go with Glacier, Lagoon, and Mink.  The only additional color I added was Black.

I used a oval stencil to sponge the the background in Glacier.  I used the Rectangle Stitched Frames on the Mink Cardstock. The stamp sets are retired the tree if from Always Grateful and the sentiment is from Know that I Card.

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 #352 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 1, 2019 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 – Mix It Up!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Mix It Up.   With every Idea book there is a fun Seasonal Mix In paper pack.  For this hop we can feature this pack or mix up different paper packs.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on the Seasonal Mix In paper pack.

This pack features black and whites with Ballerina. I decided to use the Share the Joy thin cut as I am loving this set!!  The sentiment is from the Share the Joy – Bunches of Joy Stamp Set. For embellishments I used the Hello Pumpkin Shapes and the White Ribbon.  When I saw those cute black flowers in the Loose Crafty Sequins, I started to save them because I envisioned using just them in a shaker.  I know you are probably thinking I am crazy to have picked then out but I am so glad I did!

To make the mini-shakers I used last months Technique I showcased in using flip flaps to make shakers.  I used a flip flap and cut it to 1.25 x 1.25 inch squares. Then using the circles to help be the guide to place the foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TERRY METZGER’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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Color Dare #351 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Craft On

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #351 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board using the colors for CRAFT ON.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but no other neutrals!

I wanted to use all of these bright colors as they are all so fun!  So I did!!

 

The background paper is from the Craft On paper collection. I used my new Helen and Harry Hippo Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday.  I used my Copic Markers to color everything.  I did use my Stitched Square Thin Cuts using Carolina and Silver Foil papers. I did use the bitty sparkles for the center of the flowers.

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 #351 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Bear Hugs

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~ BEAR HUGS (S1907) a set of 17.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, 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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I love this mamma bear and cub!  I wanted to design a layout but then decided on a card.  Here is what I designed.

I thought the bright yellow gingham from Craft On would be great for the background. I stamped the bears in Espresso Pigment Ink. I used my watercolor pencils to color the flowers and butterfly.  Here is the inside of the card.

The card open by swinging the bears to the right. The hearts are a bit hard to see but they are stamped in Lemon on either side of the sentiment.

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 JULY and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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 ~ Candy Apple

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a Color Challenge and the color we are featuring is Candy Apple.  Candy Apple is a bright red and it is perfect for celebrating the up coming July 4th holiday.

To make this card I used the Share the Joy Thin Cuts that is part of a special that Close to My Heart is running until the end of this month.  With this special there is also a adorable stamps sets which are exclusive to this special which you can see all here! I used the Celebrate with a Bang stamp set. I stamped 1 1/4 inch white circles with the various stamp in Candy Apple and Sapphire.  I then used my Red Shimmer Brush on the Candy Apple stamped images.  I then created a blue shimmer by mixing the Clear Shimmer with a drop of Sapphire ink.  Then using a dry watercolor brush I applied the blue shimmer. I also added a bow with the Candy Apple Striped Ribbon.

Trying to capture the shimmer on the card is a challenge, I hope you are able to get the idea.  It really looks great in person.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #349 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #349 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are WILLOW, CLOVER, PANSY, RASPBERRY, PEACH, and LILAC.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Neutrals are Free.

For my design team entry, I chose to use Willow, Clover, Pansy, Raspberry and White Daisy.

For this card I used a retired paper as the background.  It is the Willow pattern paper from Adventure papers.  I used both sides of Clover, Raspberry, Pansy and White Daisy. The ribbon is also retired.  The stamp sets I used for this card are Elegant Peacock and Escape to Paradise. I used the thin cuts with the Escape to Paradise to cut three of the hibiscus flowers, one in Raspberry, then two in Clover.  I then fussy cut to combine them into one.

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 #343 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 11, 2019 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 #348 ~ Into the Wild Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #348 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board using the colors for Into the Wild.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but no other neutrals!

I used the first row and the diagonal with Linen, Gold, Fern.  I also added in Charcoal and Almond.

I used Pattern 14 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4, although I modified it from a square to a circle. The two pattern papers are from Into the Wild paper pack.  I used the Little Aussies stamp set. I stamped it with Sapphire pigment ink and then used Clear embossing powder on the crocodile.  I stamped the pigment ink on Linen cardstock.  I used Fern and Almond inks to watercolor the crocodile. I also used new Sapphire Crochet Thread.

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 #348 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 4, 2019 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 – Pocket Power!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Pockets… Close to My Heart has a wide variety of pockets protectors, flip flaps and our Stories by Stacy.  I love flip flaps as they are an easy way to add more photos to a layout.  I also love the Pocket Plus protectors as they enable you to add more photos.  There are around 8 of us participating in the Pocket Power Hop.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on Flip Flaps but with a twist.  I used a 4×6 flip flap to make a shaker card.

I started by random stamping the White Daisy cardstock.  I used Pixie, Lemon, Emerald, Bluebird, Carolina, and Thistle.

I used a post-it note to mask off the balloons as I stamped.  The balloons are from Party Balloons Stamp Set.

After stamping I cut the letters and decided the 4×6 flip flap would work best. I used Thin Cut Block Alphabet to cut the happy.

I trimmed the flip flap and then used foam tape around the perimeter of the flip flap.  Added some of the Crafty Loose sequins.  I decided to use Thistle behind the flip flap to add a bit more color. The birthday is also from the Party Balloons Stamp Set and was stamped on Carolina cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork using our Pockets!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #347 ~ Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is BLUES!  You can use up to two neutrals and BLACK & WHITES are free.

With Father’s Day this weekend I figured a Father’s Day card was in order.

Here is the inside of the card.

I made this card for my husband.  I used Mink cardstock for the base.  I stamped it with the sentiment then used the Subway Tile embossing folder and embossed the top 3 inches.  I used the Into the Wild paper pack and the retired Blue Burlap Ribbon.  I also used Black & White Dots on the cover and the Star Thin cuts on the inside.

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 #347 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 27, 2019 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 ~ Geometric

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge it is Geometric.  I looked up the definition of geometric and it is using straight or curved lines in designs or outlines. Another is of or relating to art based on simple geometric shapes (such as straight lines, circles, or squares). I decided to create a circular card for this challenge.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Shaker Card~ One Year Older ~ Party Balloons

I went to my cricut to look for a circle card ~ which I can say I have never remember creating one ~ I found on the Art Philosophy Cartridge which has been retired.  I thought the One Year Older Stamp Set would work great for this card.  I also paired it with the Party Balloons Stamp Set. The striped paper is from True Love Paper Pack.  To make the shaker you do need a few key items such as the Shaker Window Thin Cuts, Shaker Window with Acetate, and Loose Sequins – Silver.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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