Heart 2 Heart ~Let’s Get Inky

Welcome to our first June Challenge!!

For this challenge we want you to use inks to make a background, color items or however you choose to use your inks. Our only requirement is you must use at least one Close to My Heart product. I went with using my Oxide inks.

I used my oxide inks to create the backgrounds of each of these cards.

This was the first one I created. I used one of the stencils from the Stencil Pack 3. I sponged Chipped Sapphire ink onto the Daisy White Cardstock. Then using the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts. I matted the background on black cardstock. I then used the Stitched Fancy Brackets for the background. Using the sapphire Shimmer Brush to splatter behind the sentiment. The sentiment is from the My Dad Rocks Stamp Set. I used the Black Ore Paper for the strip behind the sentiment. The blue dots are from my stash.

For this card I used a combination of oxide inks ~ Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet. After blending the colors, I used a piece of White Daisy that was cut using one of the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts. Using this cut cardstock I used as a mask to create the waves. I used white pigment ink and sponged the waves. I used the 3″ circle thin cut for the sentiment. I used my markers to color in the fish. The dots are also from my stash.

For this one, I created my own stencil with my Cricut. I sponged Mustard Seed, Candy Apple, Faded Jeans and Rustic Wilderness Oxide inks. I used the Square Stitched Thin Cuts. I added a bit of red to the hearts using Carnation Red Liquid Pearls.

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 JUNE 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Sponging

Welcome to our second challenge of May here at Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is a fun one! Sponging is a fun technique that can be done using a variety of ink. I will show you two cards using Oxide Inks and the other using regular ink. We hope you will join us and play along. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your design.

Here are the two cards the one on the left I used Oxide inks and the one on the right is using regular inks.

For this card I used the Wisteria, Fern, Flamingo, Canary and Glacier inks to loosely color the flowers.

I used sponges and some other sponge tools I have to color.

As you can see the oxide inks are a bit more vibrant. For both of these cards I used the Floral Borders & Sentiments stamp set.

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 May 31st, 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Connections

Welcome to our first challenge of May here at Heart 2 Heart!

This month is National Scrapbooking Month so we are celebrating connections. Join us by creating a layout and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your submission.

I have had these photos printed an ready to scrapbook for about two years but couldn’t find the correct paper to use. That is until I saw the Stars and Sparklers papers. These papers are great for Fourth of July but they are also perfect for layouts like this one.

I used Pattern 1 from the Make it from the Heart Volume 3. I used my Cricut to cut the Tittle, Fire Hat and Badge.

I splatted Bluebird and Red Shimmer Brush. I used the Stickers and Stars & Sparkles 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 May 31st, 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Old and New

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

For our second challenge of April we hav something old and something new. Earth Day in around the corner so we are celebrating it by using something old and pairing it with something new. We would love for you to participate in our challenge. Just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product!

I went with the Kitchen Gnomes which is a stamp and thin cut collection in our March/April Idea book. I actually colored all these gnomes back in March but they have ben sitting on my table waiting to be put to use. I paired them with some papers that are current but most are from previous Idea Books.

For the guys gnomes I used the Candy Apple patterned paper from the current Seasonal Mix-in Collection. The Sapphire pattern is from the July/August 2020 Seasonal Mix-in Collection which is in the online only section. The Evergreen pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. For all of these cards I used the Birthday Borders stamp set and thin cuts. I also used the Black & White dots. I used White Pigment ink and White embossing Powder on the sentiments. The blue embossed sentiment is something pretty old…. I used the Outdoor Denim embossing powder, which was around when I started with CTMH almost 10 years ago.

For the girl gnomes, the card design is based off one by designed by Laura’s Creative Pages, which I saw on Instagram. I added the whisk stamp and thin cut from the Eat Play Love Cardmaking set. For these cards I used the Lagoon pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix-in collection. The Peach pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. The Purple patten paper is form the In This Together Special which just ended in March. I added one of the White Flower Sequins to the chef hats.

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 APRIL 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ What’s Your Angle?

Welcome to our first challenge of April here at Heart 2 Heart!

Our first challenge of April is “What’s Your Angle?” For this challenge include an angle or diagonal. Or maybe you can come up with another interpretation of the challenge. I went for a diagonal fun fold card.

I used the floral pattern from the Eat Play Love paper pack. I used the stitched hexagon thin cut and the scalloped circle thin cuts. The stamp set I used was from the Craft with Heart Subscription.

Here is the inside of the card and shows the angles. To make this card take and 8 1/2 inch by 11 inch sheet of cardstock. Cut on the diagonal and you will have card bases for two cards. Then score at 5 1/2 inches and 4 1/2 inches. The Avocado strip at the bottom was stamped with the Charming Backgrounds stamp set.

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 April 3oth, 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Midas Touch

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is The Midas Touch ~ A Color Challenge: Gold. I first thought of St. Patty’s day with the pot of gold. I was flipping though some photos I have been needing to scrapbook and landed on a couple of my son eating King Cake. This would be perfect. Mardi Gras colors are purple, green, and GOLD!

I have to be honest in I have struggled with picking papers for this layout as Mardi Gras colors are bright and my son’s shirt is more muted. Then I realized I could still use Purple, Green, and Gold, just different shades.

Following pattern 4 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 3, I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers for the green and gold layers. I also used Grape, Sundance, New England Ivy, White Daisy and the Gold Foil Papers. The tittle, jester hat, and fleur-de-lis were cut using my Cricut.

I added a few splatters using the Evergreen, Sundance, and Grape Shimmer brushes. I added a bit more gold with the Gold Shimmer trim and some Gold Stickles for accents. The purple dots are from the In This Together Collection and the Green ones are from a retired collection. It is hard to see but I used the Charming Backgrounds on the first Grape Cardstock strip.

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 March 31st, 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Sketch Challenge

Welcome to our first challenge for March!

Close to My Heart just released a fun card sketch which we are incorporating in our challenge.

We challenge you to create a card, layout or any project you can base around this sketch. Just remember you need to incorporate at least one Close to My Heart product into your project.

I turned the sketch for my card. I incorporated the March SOTM ~ Winged Masterpiece in to my card. I also used the special In This Together papers. I LOVE the colors in these papers and I am so happy to see all the purples! I pulled Watercolor Impressions stamp set for the Glacier splatter.

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 March 31st, 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Add a Border

Welcome to the second Heart 2 Heart challenge for February!

For this challenge it is about adding a border. Maybe it is stitching, or a stamped border, whatever you can think makes a border. Just remember when you are participating in our challenge you must include one Close to My Heart product.

I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 4, card pattern number 10 to base my card on.

Here is the list of products used.

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 February 28th 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ All You Need is Love

Welcome to the first of February Challenges at Heart 2 Heart!

Our first challenge of February is one that is perfect for our upcoming holiday ~ Valentine’s Day. We realize everyone does not celebrate Valentines but I think we all can celebrate LOVE! So make a card for a love one or design a scrapbook layout to celebrate someone you love. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product.

For this challenge we are partnering with friends over at Double Trouble for Challenge #76. To link up with them you can simply click HERE.

I decide to make a valentines card as I enjoy sending them. I did follow along with Thing 1 using the recipe ~ 3 Embellishments, 2 Patterned Papers, and 1 Stamp or Digital Image. I also added Thing 3 optional twist to add hearts.

I did color the three wooden hearts with Picked Raspberry Oxide inks. The hearts are left over from a couple of the the Heart Background Thin Cuts from a prior project. I also used a bit of Glitter Glue inside the open wooden heart. Here are the items I used.

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 February 28th 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Slimline

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This is our second challenge for the month of January. This challenge is about Slimline Cards. I have to be honest in that I never have liked the slimline look until about 4 months ago and then a switch flipped. I now love them. Please join us in this challenge and creating your own slimline card, just remember you must include at least ONE Close to My Heart product in your entry.

I used the new Slimline base card which comes with a envelope (so no need to make like I have been doing). The first step was to stamp the snowflakes in White Pigment ink and then use White Embossing Powder. I used Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to create the background. I then cut the Fancy Stitched Borders Thin Cuts using Daisy White cardstock. I then lightly penciled where they were going. I then curved the tree stamp border from the Month of the Year ~ January stamp set along those penciled lines. I stamped in Black Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The Snow Days sentiment was stamped in Sapphire Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension to my card so I used my Clear Shimmer brush to add splatters to the background. I also added a bit of Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue. To create the snow I used the Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st 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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