Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Core Catalog 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 artwork from the brand new CORE CATALOG which is A-MAZ-ING! So you will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from My Heartfelt Sentiment, 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 14 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to play around with some of the new colors and our awesome new stencils.

How much fun is this new color Capri?? I started by using the Card Front Stencil 2 for my main paper and used Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and matted the paper on Capri Cardstock. The Daisy White circle was cut using the Circle Thin Cuts and the Capri circle was cut using the now retired stitched circle thin cuts. On the Daisy White circle I used two stamp sets ~ Embroidered Circles Stamp Set & For All Occasions. I used a bit of Capri Glitter Paper.

Okay I am not a pink person but this Wild berry color is awesome! I did pretty much the same as the card above but added the Wild Berry Ribbon and Wild Berry Sequins.

For this card I wanted to show off the great flower sequins that are in the Wild Berry Sequins. Yes, I did pick them out. I created my Shaker Flowers by using a Cricut cut from the Serenity Collection from CTMH which I modified. I added some foam tape behind the flower to make a shaker. The leaves are from the a thin cut set that has been retired. I sponged the Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink onto Daisy White cardstock using the Stencil Pack 1. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut for the black frame. The sentiment is from For all Occasions stamp set.

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.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #461 ~ Color Wheel

TGIF! It has been a crazy week for me. Not sure if everyone has felt like life has suddenly gone into overdrive, but it sure has for me. Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge, this week for Challenge #461 we have a color wheel. For this challenge you want to choose a Double Complementary colors with Black, White, and Neutrals are Free.

So there are really only six Double Complementary rectangle combinations that you can form. You must use the four corner colors of the rectangle. Here are the choices:

1. orange, yellow, blue, and violet.
2. yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-violet, red-violet
3. yellow, green, violet, red
4. yellow-green, blue-green, red-violet, red-orange
5. green, blue, red, orange
6. blue-green, blue-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange

I went with #3 ~ Yellow, Green, Violet, & Red.

Using my Oxide Inks and one of the new Stencils from Card Front Stencil Pack 2. I used Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Candy Apple and Rustic Wilderness. I used washi tape to mask off the the different colors to keep them from bleeding into the next as I sponged on the color. I then used the 3-D Flower Thin Cuts for the flower. The leaves were cut on my Cricut. I used the new the new Clear Loose Gems for the flower center. I then stamped the Grateful from the September Stamp of the month in Black Pigment Ink and used Clear Embossing powder. I then used White Pigment Ink on black cardstock and White Embossing Powder for the “for you”.

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 #461 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 23, 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 ~ Creative with Cardstock

Welcome to our first challenge for SEPTEMBER at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are asking you to work with cardstock only! This means no preprinted pattern papers, however, you can use pattern paper that you create by stamping. We would love for you to join us for this challenge. Please remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product in your design.

I am really loving the new color from Close to My Heart so I decided to play with Harbor, Papaya, Paprika, Peach and Shortbread. I used the Sunburst Thin Cut which should be back in stock later this month. I cut all 5 colors then placed the pieces into piles. I stamped some of the panels with the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns. I used my Circle Thin Cuts to cut the 2 inch circles. I then used the Embroidered Circles Stamp set on those circles. The sentiments are from the For All Occasions Stamp Set.

Here is a close up of one of the cards. I used the fun Autumn Loose Sequins for some bling.

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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Color Dare #460 ~ Crazy 8s

Happy Friday!! Color Dare is back with another Color Dare Challenge. This week for Color Dare #460 we are challenging you to use your choice of the following colors. These are the colors which just retired this week at Close to My Heart.

I went with Lilac, Blue Belle, Smoothie, and Canary.

I chose to use one of the new Card Stencils that are part of our new core catalog. This one is part of the Card Front Stencil Pack 1. I sponged on the ink and then used a Stitched Rectangle Frame which was cut from Blue Belle. I then used a strip of Velum behind the Thanks die cut from my stash. I added a couple of the new Black Acrylic Brackets.

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 #460 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 16, 2021 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 – Grateful for This Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the September SOTM 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 am so exited for all the fun new product that have just been released by Close to My Heart! I decided to go with a slimline card for this hop.

I focused on a couple of the new colors ~ Harbor, Papaya, Shortbread with Peach, Paprika, and French Vanilla. I used the new Dots Slimline Thin Cut on Shortbread Cardstock and put Harbor behind. The flowers and leaves are cut with my Cricut using the Pumpkin Spice Digital Art Collection. I stamped the Thankful from the Grateful for This Life stamp set with Harbor ink.

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 SEPTEMBERhttps://catscrapbooking.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=15713. 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 MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

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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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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