Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge ~ Pink, Gray, Black & White

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I decided to use a stamp set that I have been saving for the right inspiration. It has finally come with this color challenge!

CatScrapbooking ~ Close to My Heart ~ ctmh ~ Seasonal Mix In ~ Baby Doodle Animals ~ Baby Card ~ thin cuts ~ stitched heart ~ stitched circles #closetomyheart #ctmh

I thought of a baby card when I saw this color challenge and then knew the Baby Doodle Animals Stamp Set would be perfect! I used the Seasonal Mix In paper Pack and Pewter and Ballerina cardstock. I used the Stitched Hearts, Stitched Circles and Heart Thin Cuts. I also added some Silver Glitter Gems and White Ribbon.

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

Happy Crafting!

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H2H Adventure Awaits

Welcome to another week and another challenge from Heart 2 Heart!

There are so many Adventures in life and we can celebrate these moments in many way. For me I love to Scrapbook them. This spring we went on a camping trip. We went with a large group of friend (there were over 30 adults and 20 kids) to Fruita, CO. We took over most of the campground so it was fun to just let the kids run wild. This was a big step for us as this was the first time our son has camped and it has been over 40 years for myself.

We had a great time! I love this paper pack Into the Wild, it is probably one of my all time favorites from Close to My Heart!! So when I started this layout, I seriously agonized over it for three days!! You know this happens when you really love a paper pack and want everything to be perfect. Part of my struggle was I wanted to include so many photos and was trying to accomplish with just flip flaps. I finally decided to go with Pocket Plus pages so that I could incorporate some of the Picture My Life Cards from Into the Wild.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
This is the base layout

I added a few details to show you some of the unique elements. For starters I used two other pattern papers to piece together with Heather and White Daisy cardstock to make the camper. I also used the grass stamp from the Happy Trails Stamp set and Thin Cut. I also used many of Into the Wild Wood Shapes.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh

Here is another detail showing the stamped border I created using New England Ivy ink and cardstock using the pine trees from the Happy Trails Stamp set. I used Espresso Pigment ink to stamp the logs and Intense black to stamp the fire. I then use watercolors to paint the fire.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Two and Three
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Plus Pages One
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Four

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product to participate. You have until August 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ On the Border

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is ON THE BORDER.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit. The first thing I  thought about was using some border stamps or possibly our thin cuts.  Here is what I created.

I had this idea to design a back to school card for my son to give to his teacher on the first day of school.  I really love the stamp set Making the Grade and wanted to create with it. I love the writing lines stamp and had an idea to use this border stamp as the main focus.  I stamped it on Lemon, Willow, Bluebird, Candy Apple, and Nectarine Cardstock.  I also love the cute pencil, ruler and apple. I stamped these then fussy cut them and colored with my alcohol markers.  I then used my Silver Sequins and created a shaker.  I love how easy it is to create a shaker as you simply need Shaker Foam & Acetate and Thin Cut Shaker Window & Confetti.

I am also linking up with a couple challenges this week:

Double Trouble Challenge ~ for their Something Anything Challange.

Simon Says Challenge ~ Bright and Cheerful

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 3rd to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Into the Wild

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is INTO THE WILD.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit.  Close to My Heart has a paper pack by this name which is one of my absolute favorites!!  Living in Colorado we love our big back yard!! My husband has one hobby ~ Mountain Biking!! I have been wanting to design a fun layout for this.  After seeing Miss Carrie’s Creations June Kit of the Month, I was inspired with her mountains to design this layout.

I used my Cricut to cut the mountains, #optoutside, Mountain bike and mountain scene. I used the Artistry and You Are Here Cartridges.

Here it is with the photos. I still need my husband to sit down with me to do the journaling.

I used the Into the Wild paper pack with New England Ivy, Sapphire, Black, Silver Foil and White Daisy. The ribbon has been retired but I love the green burlap ribbon.

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 or any of the others we have going on this month. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Good TImes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is about Celebrating Good Times.  This can be celebrating a birthday, graduation, birth, anniversary or anything that represents a good time.  For our family we embarked on a new journey back in October of 2018.  We decided to sign our son up for Taekwondo.  My husband had done martial arts in the past but this was new to Gavin.  He loved it and was soon after asked to begin leadership.  Since that time we have all joined and it has become an integral part of our lives.  This layout is to celebrate the first day Gavin started and became a white belt.

For this layout I used the Seasonal Mix In papers and Candy Apple and White Daisy Cardstock.  I also added a red pattern paper from Magical paper pack which has been retired. I also added a little Black Shimmer Trim.  I used a layout sketch that I found on Pinterest as my inspiration.  I tried to get my photos printed but with CTMH Conference I am running a bit behind.

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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Making Waves

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is MAKING WAVES!  When I think of making waves, I think of water and waves.  So that is why I choose this layout.  I had one more layout from our 15 year anniversary trip which is when we went snorkeling.

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I combined a couple of paper packs ~ Sweet Girl and True Love.  I combined it with Heather, Sapphire, and White Daisy. This layout if from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 and is pattern 11.

I used two of the waves from Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, then welded them together.  The Salty Vibes and snorkel mask are part of my Cricut subscription.  I added a few Silver Sequins and the Blue Burlap Ribbon.

I used the Fancy Tag Thin cuts for the journaling.

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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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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Heart 2 Heart ~ You are My Sunshine

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE!  I was finally finding time to work on my Craft with Heart subscription.  And one of the layouts totally fit this challenge.  This layout is from the Craft On which is the August kit.  I ordered the year so I get the four with each new catalog at once. I have to be totally honest in that I was not sure I would love these kits as much as I have.  They have totally helped me to get more of my scrapbooking pages completed.  I know not every layout fits with the photos I want to scrapbook; however, with a few easy changes they can totally work for me.

This layout has bunch of flower, but it totally works for photos of my son on a nature walk.  I added a few insects to make it work better with these photos.  The stamp set I used is a retired one called Bugs and Hugs.

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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Craft On

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is Craft On!  While Close to my Heart does have a great paper pack with this name so that would be an easy way to participate in this challenge. But you can interpret this any way you see fit.

I decided to go with the Craft On Paper Pack.

I had these photos of my son and I, which was not as common for me to have.  Before I started taking selfies and mostly using my cell phone as my camera, there were not as many photos of the two of us as I am generally the one behind the camera. I used the Craft On paper pack, using 4 of the different printed papers.  I also used White Daisy, Emerald, Pixie and Lemon cardstock.  I am loving our thin cuts and used the Stitched Flowers and Fancy Tags.  I could not leave the layout without adding a bit of bling with the Crafty-Loose Sequins.

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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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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