Color Dare #413 ~ Bloom with Grace Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #413 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Bloom with Grace paper collection.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE.

I used the middle row and column and added Fern and Toffee.

I am becoming a bit addicted to making slimline cards. Here is one I crated using the pretty sunflower paper from the Bloom with Grace papers. The fern patten paper is also from this collection. I used the new Bloom with Grace Cricut collection to cut the sunflowers. I then added a couple of the wood Bloom with Grace shapes which I colored by using the Toffee Shimmer Brush. The thankful sentiment is from the Woodland Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for 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 #413  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 7, 2020 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 ~ Teeny Tiny

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is Teeny Tiny. This could be what every you interpret it to be. To me I think of small elements and gnomes. Please join us this week! Just remember that whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I am loving the cute Gnome stamp sets that Close to My Heart has come out with. and the Spooky Gnomes is no exception. I decided to create my own stencil with and Artbooking Cricut collection to cut the Spider web. I then used Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide inks to create the background. I then spritzed with water then splattered Black Shimmer Brush all over. I colored the gnome and broom with my Triblend markers. I also used the cool new Black Ore papers for the Boo and to mat the spider web.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th 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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Creativity in Motion Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creativity in Motion Blog Hop!!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork using products from the Creativity in Motion special. OMG are you in for a treat! I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop as we celebrate National Stamping Month.

If you are just arriving here from HEATHER HICKS’ 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 15  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to make a Slimline card as I am becoming a bit obsessed. I used a Cricut Cut to make the film strip. I then used the Animated Butterfly Kisses stamp set with the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. I used the Border Tab Thin Cuts to make the tab. Here is a video of how it moves.

Here is another motion card.

For this card I used the Bloom with Grace papers. I added Dessert Rose, Espresso, Sangria and Fern cardstock. I used a few of the stitched thin cuts for accents. I added a bit of Gold Embellishing thread and Wooden Hearts which I colored with the Toffee shimmer Brush.

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 #412 ~ Love of Color – Got Candy?

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #412 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  BLACK, FRENCH VANILLA, AVOCADO, NECTARINE, SUNDANCE, and CANARY.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White, and Gold are free.

I struggled with creating something for this project. I wanted to use the Got Candy? paper but keep using grays. I finally on my third attempt created this card.

I used the Got Candy? Paper with the Seasonal Mix-ins. I used the inside of the Star Shaker Thin Cut for the big star in Sundance and the Avocado stars. The stamped stars are from the Wishing you Everything. I used my journaling pen to accent the star. I did pull a retired M sized stamp for the sentiment. I added a strip of black shimmer trim for a bit of shimmer.

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 #412  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 1, 2020 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 – “Peek-a-boo!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use with windows or hidden objects. 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 10 makers participating in this hop.

I love shakers so of course I would choose to make a shaker window card for my peek-a-boo.

So I recently decided to make a slimline card and now I am sort of hooked. This card I used the new Square Foam Shaker windows with the Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I used the smallest square and made three mini shakers.

Spider Shaker window
Pumpkin Shaker Window
Ghost Shaker Window

The paper used is the Got Candy? papers. The sentiment and bat came from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

Here is the inside. I used both the Got Candy? Stamp set and the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

I also couldn’t stop with just one shaker card …. Here is one more for you.

For this card I used the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts with the Star Shaker Window Foam. I used Got Candy? papers with both of the cards. The sentiment is from the Got Candy? Stamp set. I used the Got Candy? Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’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 #411 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Retired Colors

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #411 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Close to My Heart colors that just retired.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites, and Neutrals are FREE.

I chose to go with the middle column ~ Saffron, Silver, Ruby with Black & White.

For this card I used the new Layered Floral Thin Cuts. I used Saffron, and Ruby cardstocks. I used a retired stamp set for the Thank you. I added a couple of 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 #411  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 24, 2020 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 #410 ~ Red, White, & Blue

Welcome to another fun week at Color Dare! This week we are focusing on there colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE. You must use these three colors and can add BLACK, GOLD, & SILVER and Neutrals which are free.

I decided to use a lighter blue Glacier with White and Candy Apple.

I used one of the pattern papers from the new Seasonal Mixin papers. I then combined two of our many new shaker products. I used the stars from the Star Shaker Thin cuts with the new Square shaker foam. These square shaker foam coordinates with our existing Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I also use the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. The sentiment is from the Craft With Heart Cardmaking kit that just ended. I used White Pigment Ink and the used White Embossing powder. The balloons were stamped using the Birthday Banners stamp set. I then colored the balloons using the Red and Clear Shimmer brush. I mixed a bit of the Bluebird Shimmer brush with Mint Shimmer brush to get the blue to match the Glacier. The last added element was the 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 #410  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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September SOTM Blog Hop – Here for the Memories

Welcome to the SOTM Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I had this idea to focus on the sentiment “let the good times roll”. I used one of the Happiest Place digital files and cut with my Cricut. I thought the rollercoaster would be fun paired with the sentiment.

I used my Distressed Oxide inks which are one of the many new products we are carrying. I used Cracked Sapphire and Pumice to create these cards.

With this card I sponged the background using dauber. I then spritz the cardstock with water. I used Candy Apple Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment. I then used clear embossing powder.

To create this background, I smooshed the ink pads on my All Purpose Mat, then spritzed the ink on the mat. I then squished the cardstock into the spritzed ink. I used my heating tool to dry before dabbing it back thru the inks on the mat and heated. I repeated this process until I liked the mount of ink. I framed the card using the frame from the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. Lastly I added a couple of Blue Belle Sequins. Blue Belle is our color of the year!

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 SEPTEMBER and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours 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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Welcome to another challenge and this one is awesome as ANYTHING GOES!! So what is stoping you from participating? Just remember there is one requirement, you must use one Close to My Heart product.

Since tomorrow Close to My Heart is releasing TWO new catalogs I thought I would give you a sneak peak at some of the products. I used the new Bloom with Grace papers and the Bloom with Grace Cardmaking Stamp & Thin cuts. I added a bit of the new Cooper Ore paper with some rose gold sequins and a touch of gold embellishing thread. I also used the new Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cut.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th 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 #409 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #409 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  RASPBERRY, SMOOTHIE, NECTARINE, LAGOON, PEACOCK, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are free.

I used all the colors except Mink. I did add white as my free neutral.

I wanted to design one more project using the August SOTM. So I random stamped. the flowers using a mask to overlap a couple.

I then used my Liquid Pearls White Opal to add a bit of dimension to the 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 #409  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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