Heart 2 Heart ~ Embellish It

Welcome to the first challenge of December at Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge we are wanting to see how you embellish your craft projects. This may be adding glitter, sequins, texture, gems, just to name a few. How do you like to embellish your projects? Join us at Heart 2 Heart by linking up your project, just remember to identify what Close to My Heart product you use.

Here is my project:

I decided to use the Under the Mistletoe Stamp and Thin Cut for this card. I also used the Slimline Shaker Window Thin Cut with Scarlet Glitter Paper. I used the Seasonal Mix in Papers for the background.

I added a bit of Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to the holly on her hair band. I then added a bit of Christmas Red Stickles to the ribbon of some of the gifts. I then use a product from my stash called Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy stuff for the puffy look at the bottom of her skirt and pompoms. I colored her with my markers.

I used my Silver & Gold metallic markers to color the stars and beads. I used the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls, Christmas Red Stickles, and Green Stickles Glitter Glue to color the ornaments. I used the Holiday Loose Sequins for the shaker.

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 DECEMBER 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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Color Dare #473 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Wonderland

Welcome to Color Dare #473! This week we have a Tic Tac Toe board featuring the colors of the Wonderland papers. How this works is choose a row, column or diagonal. You can add in the other colors as long as they are on the board. Black and White are free.

I went with the first column ~ Wisteria, Mulberry, and Rosemary.

I used the Honey Bee Stamps Fancy Snowflakes to create the background. I pulled the sentiment from a retired stamp set ~ Animated Holiday Cheer. The circle is one that was cut with our circle thin cuts. I added a few bitty sparkles and Clear Sparkles to add a bit of bling.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #473 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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December SOTM – Owl Love You Forever Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from KIMBERLY LOEWEN’s BLOG, then you are in the right spot ~ 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, we have about 10 Makers on this hop.

I love these owls! I decided to make a shaker with a winter theme in mind. I planned to use the snowflake sequins that I purchased but I seemed to have lost them in my craft room. I remember when I was taking them out of the box I dropped them then got pulled away. Well wouldn’t you know when I came back to find them …. I couldn’t. So you make do.

I used the Wonderland papers to cut the cover with the Curved Rectangle Frame Thin Cut. I colored the owl with my markers and my silver metallic marker. Since I couldn’t find my snowflakes, I used my Silver Sequins.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of DECEMBER. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Deck the Palms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Deck the Palms Blog Hop!

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 art work from the Deck the Palms special release. You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 9 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have to be honest in saying, I almost passed on this paper collection as I live in Colorado where we have cold weather, but I decided to order as the papers are just too cute!! It can be Christmas or just fun tropical papers.

Here is the Christmas card using the adorable flamingo patterned Christmas paper. I used Clover cardstock for the base and for band. I stamped the Merry Christmas from the For All Occasions stamp set. I used Red Pigment Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I added a strip of Clover Shimmer trim. I cut the gift with my Cricut using Ballerina and Raspberry cardstock. I added a couple of dots with the White Opal Liquid Pearls.

I used the fun leaf paper to make a tropical birthday card. The sentiment is form the Embroidered Card Front stamp set. I used Mint cardstock for the base and sentiment. The hibiscus were cut using my Cricut with Avocado, Raspberry, Lemonade, and Ballerina cardstock. I used the Clover Shimmer trim and a little bit of White Opal Liquid Pearls.

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!

Color Dare #471 ~ Triple Play plus One

Welcome to another week with Color Dare! This week we are challenging you to use Black, Gray, and White plus one other color.

I went with Red as my plus one color. I also couldn’t do just one…

I used the Winter Prism dies from Honey Bee Stamps for the background of each card and just changed up the colors.

For this one I cut the three winter prism layers with Black, Pewter, and White. I cut the Candy Apple Snowflake using the thin cuts from the the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I the used my White Gloss Spray to splatter the snowflake before adding the sentiment. The sentiment is also from Honey Bee Stamps and is the Holiday Bitty Buzzwords. I used White Embossing Powder and VersaMark Ink for the sentiment.

For this one I used Scarlet and both sides of Candy Apple. I used Pewter for the snowflake and splattered Black Shimmer brush on the snowflake. The Christmas was backed in Vellum.

For this third card, I used White, Black, and Pewter for the layers of the Winter Prism dies. I splattered this white snowflakes with my Red Shimmer brush. I cut the sentiment using Candy Apple cardstock and the Joy Thin Cut.

I love the way these turned out that I may need to make a bunch more. Let me know which is your favorite.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #471 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November/December New Product Blog Hop!

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 the new Close to My Hearts November/December Catalog release. You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 9 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been needing to do a few snow layouts and had been struggling to find the right papers until now with Wonderland. I used Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 pattern 6 for this layout.

I used Charcoal for the base page. I did bring in Blue Bell Shimmer trim as it worked so well with these colors. I also used the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. The SKi Day was cut using my Cricut and I found the images with my subscription. I did splatter Mint and Sapphire Shimmer brushes on the White cardstock behind the title. I added a couple of White Dots and some Silver Embellishing Thread.

I used the negative effect for the journalling area by cutting the large Snowflake from the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I cut the date tab with the Tab Thin Cuts and wrote the date with my White Gel Pens.

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S BLOG  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Hop – “Silver and Gold”

Welcome to the Silver and Gold Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting silver and gold! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products and how they wish to showcase. If you are coming from HALEY DYER’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 11 makers participating in this hop.

I love this month’s stamp of the month ~ Created to Shine! I decided to design a Christmas card with this stamp set. I cut black cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I then stamped the light bulbs with Versamark ink and then used Gold Embossing Powder. I then colored in the lights with the Silver Metallic Markers. I used the For All Occasions Stamp Set for the sentiment. I backed it with Silver Foil Paper. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for extra bling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Rose Gold

Welcome to our second challenge of November at Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is about using Rose Gold in your project. You are welcome to play along with us and interpret this challenge the way you wish. To play a long simply link your artwork to our challenge which can be found HERE. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

I decided to start with our new Rose Gold Foil Pattern Paper.

I used the bow pattern paper for the base. I then used the Oval Frame Thin Cut to cut Sangria Cardstock and make a shaker. I filled the shaker with our Rose Gold Sequins which have retired. I then used my Cricut to cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Pewter Cardstock.

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 NOVEMBER 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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Holiday Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cards Blog Hop!

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 Close to My Hearts amazing thin cuts! You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from SCRAPPINKATY, 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 12 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to play with the adorable If Snowflakes were Kisses Stamp and Thin Cuts. I pulled out my Circle Windows Slimline Thin Cuts to cut the base paper. I used the Wonderland Papers for my pattern paper base. I used my TriBlend Markers to color these adorable critters. I stayed mostly within the colors in the Wonderland Papers.

I added some dimension and sparkle with the White Opal Liquid Pearls and the Black Onyx Pearls. And you can always add some sequins which I did with my Silver Loose Sequins, but choosing the white ones.

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S BLOG  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #469 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!! I don’t know about you but my live feels like it is on warp speed. Anyway welcome to another Color Dare Challenge. This week we have a Love of Color Challenge for #469. For this challenge pick at least three of the colors ~ Wisteria, Ballerina, Lagoon, Bluebird, Lemonade, and Sage. You can add in Black, White and Grey or Silver for FREE.

I chose to go with Lagoon, Bluebird and Sage.

For this card I used the Celebration Alphabet. I used the solid letters and aligned them in my Mysti so, I could simply move the cardstock after each color. I then pulled the stamp set from the Stars & Sparklers Cardmaking Workshop which has retired. I added a bit of Mink Twine to the balloons. I cut the Happy with a set of dies from my stash by Honey Bee. I used vellum and black cardstock. I used Mink cardstock as the base.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #467 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page. You can also link up via Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and  other forums. For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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