Heart 2 Heart ~ Green Thumb

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun challenge ~ Green Thumb. This is open to interpretation it could be plants, flowers, or even just using the color green. Have fun with it and just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have been seeing this technique called the Borgello Technique and have been wanting to give it a try. I started with white cardstock and then sponged Sweet Leaf, Green Apple, Fern and New England Ivy inks to create the background. I then cut the paper into 1/2 inch strips then attached them to a second white cardsock. I then ran the two layers through my die cutting machine using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts with New England Ivy to make the frame around the koala. I used the A Koala-ty Day Stamp and thin cut. I colored the koala with markers. I did use Black Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing Powder.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun Color Challenge! Use Peacock, Glacier, Saffron, and Sage in your project. If you do not have these exact colors, use the closest color that you have. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets Sunflower Sympathy to create these cards. I used the Seasonal Mix In papers cut with the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used the White Acrylic Hearts and colored them with my Blue Turquoise marker.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th 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 ~ Sunny Days

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week for our challenge we are about Sunny Days. I designed a layout using the Summer Vibes paper and the fun Summer Vibes Acrylics.

We spent memorial weekend in Pass Christian, MS with my family. We had a boiled crawfish and a lot of fun. I used the Summer Vibes Paper and Sticker sheet. I also used the cute Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th 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 ~ Family Time

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week on Heart 2 Heart we are featuring Family Time. This can be interpreted any way you see fit. To me it is pretty straight forward, spending time with family.

This layout is one I designed using blues and grays. I used a mixture of paper packs.

I used Sapphire Shimmer brush to add splatters to the Daisy White cardstock. I cut the snowflakes and tittle with my cricut. I added a bit of Black Shimmer Trim.

I did use one of the Aurora PML cards for the journaling.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until July 31th 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 ~ Tickled Pink

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Tickled Pink. I think about the color Pink, so this is what I went with. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

I love the stamp set A Budding Friendship and I am so glad they have brought it back as part of the Bring Back my Pack ~ Brushed. I used Black Pigment Ink to stamp the images then use Clear Embossing powder. I then use my Bashful, Julep, and Gold shimmer brushes to color the images. I did use Julep Shimmer brush to splatter on the Daisy White cardstock. I use Ballerina cardstock.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 ~ Adventure Abounds

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge theme is ~ Adventure Abounds. As a scrapbooker there are always adventures to document. Please remember if you are going to play along with our challenge be sure to use at least one Close to My Heart Product.

During 2015 we had a zoo membership so we often spent days at the zoo. Here is one of our such adventures.

I used the Stitched Together Papers with the Seasonal Mix-in Papers. I used my Cricut to cut the title and bears.

I also used the Here & There stamp set and thin cuts. I cut the Stitched Bracket Frame Thin Cuts behind the bears and for the journaling block. I did hand cut the white cardstock behind the journaling one.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 ~ Tags

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is Tags! Tags can be used in so many ways. We cannot wait to see what you come up with. Please remember you much use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I used the June Stamp of the month ~ Garden Tags and A Million Little Things stamp set. This months stamp of the month coordinates with the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts. I had this idea to focus on the center of the tag by doing a cut away. So I created a mask to cover the outside of the stamp image.

I then stamped the top left tag three times then colored. I then cut four of the Daisy White cardstock with the stitched oval thin cut and layered them. I also used the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut.

Here is how I cut the tag with the two dies. I used a bit of post-it tape to hold them together.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 ~ In Stitches

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This week our theme is In Stitches. This could be using stitches whether real or faux on your project. There is also our paper pack Stitched Together which you could use. We also have many thin cuts that have a stitched element which would also work. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I have been working on a fancy fold card workshop and designed this gate fold card as part of that workshop. I used the Stitched Together Papers. I used Sweet Leaf, Candy Apple, Peach, Black and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Scallop Circle Thin cut which has a stitched circle. The ladybug and leaves are from the Stitched Together Cricut cuts.

Here is the inside of the card. I added a couple of butterflies from the Hello Ladybug stamp set.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th 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 ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our theme is Somewhere Over the Rainbow. You can interpret this anyway you wish. The most obvious is to include an actual rainbow or maybe a rainbow of colors, it is totally up to you. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I used the Blue Skies stamp set to make this card. I used Sapphire pigment ink for the sentiment and then used clear embossing powder. I used Candy Apple, Nectarine, Lemonade, Green Apple, Bluebird, Wisteria, and Eggplant inks to color the rainbow. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts to cut the Carolina base.

I also created a couple other cards using a polygon die from Honey bee Stamps to create these rainbow inspired cards.

I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame to cut the Eggplant and Candy Apple bases. I cut the sentiments three times and then stacked so it added more dimension.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with this challenge. You may want to use some of the Blue Skies products Close to My Heart released to celebrate or you may just want to complete a scrapbook layout. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I decided to use the EveryDay Memories Cricut collection I have a confession, I have never used on of the layouts from these collections. I decided to play with the colors to match my photos better. I have to say it was fun to create and I am pleased with the results. I did encounter one issue in that I had 4×6 photos and not 5×7 as the layout was design to hold. I solved this by matting the photos.

I added a few of the Seas the Day gems and some silver embellishing thread.

I really like the pocket for the journaling.

I also decided to share a card I created from the Blue Skies papers and coordinating cardstock. I used the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp for the Hello. The flowers are also part of the Blue Skies Collection with the Beautiful Day Stamp and thin cuts.

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