Heart 2 Heart ~ An Attitude of Gratitude

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This months Stamp of the Month works perfectly for this challenge as it has a couple of sentiments like “Grateful” and “Blessings”. I chose to use this stamp set for my project; however, you can create anything that reflects an attitude of gratitude to you. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product on your design.

I chose to use the Seasonal Mix-In papers for the card. I stamped the flowers in Glacier and second generation Smoothie. The leaves were stamped with Clover. I then used my VersaMark ink to stamp the veins on the flowers and used White Embossing Powder. I cut the vine like leaves after stamping in Evergreen ink. I added a couple of the Holly Jolly Dots.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Full Circle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one!! Simply create something using a circle. You could make a circle card or incorporate circles into your card. Really this could even be interpreted in other ways. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Just remember you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

For my project I used a circle to stamp the sentiment which is from the Whimsical Holiday stamp set which is part of the Holiday Cheer promotion and used as my guide to align the holly. The holly which is from the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I used Candy Apple and Evergreen inks to stamp. The plaid paper is part of the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Anything Goes

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week is a simple challenge….Anything Goes!! This means you can submit anything! Simply use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project and you are good to go!

I had a lot of request for a tag workshop so I have been creating a few tags to add to my monthly Card Workshop. I may even add an extra day so people to come make holiday cards and tags.

I love the Like Nobody Elf stamp and thin cut that is part of the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop. The elf makes the perfect tag. I used my markers to color, but since the markers bleed through I cut a second elf and glued to back to hid the marker bleed. I also added a bit of sparkle with Diamond Stickles.

I am also loving the For the Tree stamp set with the coordinating Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. I used Gold Tinsel, Silver Tinsel, Red Tinsel, and Clear Embossing Powders.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I do like pumpkin spice but I love all the things associated with it like going to the pumpkin patch. So I decided to make a layout from one of our adventures to Anderson Farms which is a pumpkin patch here in Colorado.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack for this layout. I used the pattern 21 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 3. I did make one slight change to the pattern since I have a few more photos in mind for my layout.

Here it the left side.

Here is a close up of the title. I used an image that is part of my Cricut Access fro the words but used the pumpkin shape from Artisty. I cut the base of the pumpkin in Toffee but it was not enough contrast to the wheat so I used my Charcoal Shimmer brush and it worked great! The wheat is from Flower Market.

Here is where I made the switch. I move the journalling space to a PML card and added an additional 4×6 photo under the pumpkins. The pumpkins are from the new Complete Creativity.

The sequins are the Loose Rose Gold which are still available.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Sparkle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is SPARKLE ~ this could be glitter, shimmer, sequins or anyway you interoperate this challenge. I went with the obvious with gold, copper embossing and shimmer.

With this card I used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on Sangria cardstock. I pulled a bit of burlap from my stash. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the two maple leaves. I also used the Autumn Blessings stamp set for the pumpkin and sentiment.

For the sparkle I used the new Embossing Ink Pens to coat the detailed maple leaves before embossing them in Gold and Copper Embossing Powders. I added a few loose Gold sequins and then used my Gold Shimmer brush to splatter gold all over.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Fall is my favorite time of the year as the colors begin to change and living here is Colorado we get to see it. I grew up in Louisiana and there really is no fall colors like you have here. It also mean the temperatures are cooler. Need I go on….

So I have seen a few people designing cards and using burlap, so I decided it was my time. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the maple leaf out of burlap. I used Goldrush, Sangria, Fern, and Paprika cardstock. I used Autumn Blessing Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I watercolored the pumpkins using our watercolor pencils.

I knew I needed to add a bit of shimmer or bling so I added a bit of Gold Glitter paper and then splattered the card with my Gold Shimmer Brush.

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

I have also entered this card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is also Fall/Autumn.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ All About Cricut

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a new challenge for you ~ All about Cricut! This challenge is great opportunity for you to play with your Cricut! I use mine all the time for so many projects. This week I am showing you my October Kid’s Workshop project.

I host a monthly kid’s crafting workshop. For October the kids will make one of these Halloween Count Down and a Halloween card. I designed these using a Chalkboard Easel from Michaels. I used my Cricut to make the cuts.

This one is using the new Complete Creativity Collection. I used a few of the cuts from this collection and resized and blended them. I also added a couple extra like spider which is from Artbooking and the “Days Until” is from my subscription that I sliced with a banner from Artiste.

This one is using Flower Market, Artbooking, Artfully Sent and Complete Creativity Collection. Again the “days until” are from my cricut subscription. For this one I added a bit of Black Diamond Stickles to the bats in the moon.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ The Little Things

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one. The little things can be anything that is important to you or makes you happy! We also have a brand new paper pack called Every Little Thing which is fun colorful paper pack. I decided to use the Picture My Life cards from the Every Little Thing to make some cards.

I used the PML cards with cardstock, the Every Little Thing papers and different embellishments.

With this card I used this months Stamp of the Month ~ Random Act of Cardness. I used Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. The butterfly if from Every Little Thing Velum. I used the Wisteria and Julep shimmer brushes to color the butterfly. Black cardstock was used as the base.

With this cards Sapphire was used as the base and Julep behind the bird. I used the beautiful velvet Julep ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

I used Mint for the base. The bird is also from the Every Little Thing Velum. I used our new markers to color the bird. I used clear sequins from the Loose Silver Sequins. The Wisteria ribbon is also one of our new items.

I used Evergreen for the base. I stamped the Thanks from Say it in Style stamp set. I used the Black Pigment ink and then heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. For an extra touch I used the Wisteria ribbon and then went over the flowers with the Wisteria Shimmer brush.

Here I used a bit of the Every Little Thing paper pack. Used black cardstock along with the Wisteria ribbon and Julep Gems for accents.

With this card I used Wisteria as the base and then used a strip of one of the Every Little Thing paper pack. I added the Silver Embellishing Thread and a few Loose Silver Sequins.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Mixed Fonts

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Mixed Font! You can create something using a combination of fonts. What a fun challenge! Just remember you must include one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I used a combination of font for this card. For starters I used the Seasonal Mix-in Paper pack for the base of the card. The second group of fonts is for the sentiment which is from this month’s Stamp of the Month – Random Acts fo Cardness. I also mixed in a little of the Every Little Thing Paper Pack. I love the new Wisteria color and the Wisteria Ribbon. I also love the Heart Patterns Stamp set and how they coordinate with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts. And I could not resist making a shaker card since I am a wee bit addicted.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This is a fun challenge!! Close to My Heart has two awesome stamp sets they are offering with this celebration which you can use or simply use any stamp on your project. Remember you do need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first is a fall themed one.

I love the images with the Fall stamp set Giving Thanks. So I had fun with Saffron, Sangria, Paprika and Sage inks. I stamped the rest of the images with Espresso Pigment ink and then played with our new Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. They are so fun and easy to blend!! I also added a bit of the Sangria Ribbon and some Wooden Arrows.

I also designed this winter card using the Dash of Joy Stamp set. I stamped the images in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I cut the Silver Glitter Paper using the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut. I added a bit of the Silver Embellishing Thread and I piece of Velum to add another layer to the card.. I am so happy that we have Stickles!! I have to admit I have sort of forgot how fun these are to work with. I wanted to add some color besides the Sapphire, Daisy White and Silver. I used the Black Diamond, Christmas Red and Silver Stickles.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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