Heart 2 Heart ~ Out with the Old, In with the New

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

So we are changing things up at Heart 2 Heart, we are going to two challenges a month. I love the theme for the first half of the month ~ Out with the Old, In with the New! I think we are all ready to say goodbye to 2020 as this has definitely been a strange and challenging year for everyone. Interpret this challenge how you see it best. It maybe you are trying a new technique or using a new product.

I designed a New Years’s Eve layout saying goodbye to 2020. I used the new papers from the January/February Idea Book, the pattern paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in papers. I also finally opened my jar of Solar Flare Stickles Gel and used it with the sunburst stencil from Stencil Pack 3.

Here you can see the Stickles on the pattern paper. I also added some Golden Rod Stickles and Gold Embellishing Thread.

Here you can see where I used one of the Special Covid Stamp sets ~ On Repeat, that was released earlier in the year and then was just offered during Boxing Week Sale. I used Gold Glitter Paper, Black Ore Paper, and Gold Foil Paper. I used VersaMark Ink with Gold Embossing powder on the stamped image. The Champagne glasses, goodbye, and party hat were cut with my Cricut.

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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This week our challenge is Eat, Drink, and Be Merry! This can be whatever you interpret it to be. For me it is celebrating the holidays. I have been working on my Craft with Heart Scrapbooking subscription as I finally got my photos picked and printed. I was working on Thanksgiving from 2016 when we had a Friendsgiving. I know this year will be different for so many families but we are looking forward to our quiet celebration at home by ourselves.

I love these layouts as they are so easy to put together and you can modify them as needed.

I added a bit of Blue Belle Shimmer Brush to the leaves and a bit of Desert Rose Shimmer Brush to add some splatters. I also added a bit of Glisten Stickles.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 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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November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring products from our new Idea Book. There are SO MANY amazing products you are going to be blown away!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am loving 🥰 the Serenity paper pack withe Sapphire and Blue Belle! I paired it with White Daisy and some o the papers from the Seasonal Mixin Papers. I used the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set and thin cuts stamping in Blue Belle ink and adding some Diamond Stickles. I splattered the base with the Sapphire Shimmer brush. I added some more sparkles with Blue Belle Shimmer Trim.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Blue Belle

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This week our challenge is Blue Belle which is the Color of the Year for Close To My Heart. This is one of my favorites so far! It is so pretty and works wonderfully for winter in my opinion. I designed a fun layout for this challenge. Please remember if you are going to play along please be sure to include at least one Close to My Heart Product.

I designed this layout using the Make It From The Heart Volume 3, pattern 15. I used the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

I realized I forgot to print one of my photos so I used a place holder for now. I used a white spray paint which is in my stash for the splatters on the Blue Belle cardstock. I used Sapphire cardstock to back the photos. I cut the Sledding fun with my Cricut using Blue Belle Glitter paper and French Vanilla Cardstock. I used the fun Elegant Snowflakes Stamp and Thin Cuts. I stamped the snowflakes in Blue Belle then used the Blue Belle Shimmer Pen and some Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.

I also used some Blue belle shimmer trim at the top of the photo blocks. I love these colors as they coordinate so well with my son’s coat.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until November 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 ~ Wood You Rather?

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use wood. This could be wood grain papers, wood embellishments, or maybe your photos involve being in the woods. What ever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

For this layout I used French Vanilla for the base. I then used the Seasonal Mix ins with one of the new Wood Grain Papers. I did pull one of the zipstrips from Bloom with Grace paper. I then pulled some of my retired wood shapes that would work perfectly with this layout.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 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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Got Candy? Blog Hop

Welcome to the Got Candy? Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork using products from the Got Candy? special. I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

If you know me then you know I am a huge halloween fan. So I love all things halloween. This Got Candy? collection is awesome and one of my favorited thus far. I used pattern 2 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3. I did change the dimensions a bit so I could accommodate the 3×4 photos instead of all 3×3 photos on the right.

I used the sticker sheet and the Got Candy? Stamp Set.

I stamped the web and then went over it with the Black Diamond Stickle Glue. Then added some Black Shimmer splatters and a few of the Got Candy? Sequins.

I even decided to even add a shaker to layout.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERETT’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Something to Smile About

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we have a fun theme for you ~ SOMETHING TO SMILE ABOUT! What makes you smile? Me getting scrapbook layouts completed, using those papers you have been saving for the “perfect” layout. I decided I needed to get a few of the layouts that I planed this spring completed. Plus I had been organizing some of my older papers to make room for some of the new ones coming out, so I rediscovered some papers which would be great for this layout.

Here is a close up of each side.

I remembered this ticket paper from the Magical papers and it was perfect for this layout. I also can say creating this Thomas cut with my Cricut made me smile as well, since it was the first time I created my own cut file using my Cricut.

I did use a couple of retired Seasonal mix in papers for the black stars. I did pull one of the yellow strip papers from Penelope papers. The black and white strip is a zip strip from our current Seasonal Mix in papers.

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 ~ 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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Perfect Day

Here is another great layout using the fun new Summer Vibes paper collection.

This layout was great to highlight our picnic lunch up at Cheley Camps with our cousins.

I am loving this gingham paper and those Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes.

Happy Crafting!

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Summer Vibes

Loving the colors of this new paper pack Summer Vibes.

This layout worked out great for my son’s first day at Avid for Adventure Camp. I love that they would take photos for the parents and post for us.

I am loving these new Summer Vibes Acrylic Shapes.

I am sure you will have a lot of fun with this Summer Vibes paper pack.

Happy Crafting!

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