Heart 2 Heart ~ Glitz & Glitter

Welcome to our second challenge for September at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are encouraging you to add a bit of sparkle to your project or celebrate something a mile stone that would warrant glitz and glitter. I am so loving the new glitter papers from Close to My Heart. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here is my creation:

I used the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack with Papaya and Harbor Glitter Papers. I designed a sort of herring design. I used my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and matted it with Harbor Cardstock. I used the For All Occasions Stamp set for the sentiment and added a couple of the Autumn Loose 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 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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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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Vacation/Staycation

Welcome to another week at Heart 2 Heart and our second challenge of the month!

This weeks challenge is Vacation/Staycation. So pull out those photos and design a layout of a past or more recent vacation. Or maybe you want to remember your staycations. Whatever you choose be sure to include at least one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I decided to design a layout from our get-a-way this past month. We took a trip over to Crested Butte, Colorado. It was amazing!! I knew the Wander Papers would be perfect for this trip. I have not had a chance to print the photos but now it will be so easy just to pop them into this completed layout.

I used Sundance and Sapphire Shimmer Brushes to add splatters to the base page. I incorporated the Wander Die Cuts and stickers to decorate the page. I used my Cricut to cut the title. I used the Wander Cardmaking stamp and thin cut to cut the mountains.

I also used the Wander Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts. I then pulled a couple wooden arrows and colored them with my Black Shimmer Brush.

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 AUGUST 31th, 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 ~ Full Circle

Welcome to our first August challenge for Heart 2 Heart!

We are kicking off August with a Full Circle Challenge! This may be a scrapbook layout or simply using a circle on you design. Please remember when you are playing along you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I grabbed the silver polka dot from the Silver Foil Paper Pack. For one I colored with my Oxide inks and the other I left plain.

I used the Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to sponge on the color. I paired it with Black Glitter Paper and our Black cardstock. I used our Silver Foil paper to cut the Happy and Silver Embossing powder with Versamark Ink for the Anniversary, which came from the Wishing you Everything Stamp and Thin cut.

This card is using the silver polka dot from the Silver Foil Paper Pack and paired it with the Black Ore Paper.

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 AUGUST 31th, 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 ~ Christmas in July

Welcome to Heart 2 Heart’s second challenge of July!! 

For our second challenge this month we are celebrating Christmas in July!! So start working on you Holiday cards or maybe get caught up on a past Christmas layout. Whatever you decide we would love for you to join us! We are also partnering with Double Trouble Challenge for Challenge 89 so will be twice the fun!

I played along with Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I decided to use the Black Ore Cardstock with the Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut. I cut my Poinsettia and Greens from a combination of two images from Comfort & Joy Cricut Collection. The sentiment is from the Jingle Joy-Scrapbooking Stamp and Thin Cut. I added a bit of Christmas Red Stickles

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 JULY 31th, 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 ~ It’s a Banner Day!

Welcome to Heart 2 Heart’s first challenge of July!! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

For this challenge we are encouraging you to use banners, pennants or flags in your design. I decided to design a layout using lots of banners.

I used some Almond cardstock as my base page. I used one of the pattern papers from the new Wander collection, the rest of the pattern papers come from the new Seasonal Mix-Ins, except for the New England Ivy pattern paper, it is from a prior seasonal mix-in July/August. I also used French Vanilla, Sapphire, and New England Ivy cardstock.

I wanted to add a bit of interest to my Almond cardstock so I used one of the stencils in Stencil Pack 3 with a distressed oxide in, Brushed Corduroy. I added some of the Wooden Stars and a bit of the Steel Stickles. I used my Cricut to cut the title.

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 JULY 31th, 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 ~ Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Welcome to another Heart to Heart Challenge!

For this challenge we are celebrating the boys. This may be your son, husband, father or any other guy in you life. I decided to do a layout of my son.

I used the new Make it from Your Heart Volume 5. I went with pattern 3 and used larger photos. I used Almond, Toffee, Sapphire, and Scarlet cardstocks. I pulled one of the pattern papers form a past seasonal mix-in and one form the current Seasonal Mix-In. I did use one of the stickers form the Stars & Sparklers. I used some of the Wood Stars some of which I colored with the Toffee Shimmer Brush. I also splattered the Almond base with the shimmer brush.

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 ~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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