July/August New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the July/August New Product 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 new May-June Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from Miss Carrie’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 16 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

The first item that caught my eye was the Gnome Matter Stamp and Thin cuts. I love Gnomes and was so excited to play with this set.

I stared with this one creating a scene with sponging the background. I then used the circle from the Shaker Thin Cut window and the stitched Rectangle thin cut to cut the Daisy White Cardstock.

For this card I used the new Timber paper Pack and the Say It In Style Stamp Set.

The pattern paper is from Timber and the trees are cut with my Cricut using the Aurora collection. The sentiment is also from the Say It In Style Stamp Set.

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 #402 ~ Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about Blues! You can use any of the colors you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITES, SILVER and NEUTRALS are free  but that is all!!

Blues are one of my favorites so this makes it hard when you want to design the perfect thing. Here is what I came up with.

I used the butterfly image from the Stitched Cricut Collection. I merged two of the butterflies to make a card base.

I used Bluebird cardstock for the cover. I used my Bluebird shimmer brush on one and not on the other.

For the body on both I added a bit of Black Stickles.

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 #403  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Gnomes!!

I am so in love with this stamp set!!! Close to My Heart came out with this cute stamp set and thin cut Gnome Matter.

I ordered these MiniWish Co Confetti which has little mushrooms and knew it would be perfect with these Gnomes. I also paired with with Stitched Together paper pack as the colors worked perfectly. I used Sweet Leaf cardstock for the base layer. I then cut the next layer using the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts.

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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Color Dare #401 ~ Fourth of July Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is an Inspirational Board for the Fourth of July!  You can use any of the colors you see in the photo and BLACK & WHITES  but that is all!!

I decided to design a Fourth of July card.

I used A2 Thin Frames form Honey Bee Stamps to cut the frames in Candy Apple, Sapphire, and White Daisy. I used the Fourth Of the July Stamp set. an rock -n-rolled it in Candy Apple and Sapphire inks. I added a few black stars.

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 #401  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

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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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – For My Beautiful Friend

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ FOR MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND a set of 8.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 18 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I wanted to focus on some of the smaller stamps in this stamp set rather than the girl holding the bouquet.

I had this idea to random stamp the butterflies on black cardstock and then watercolor. I stamped the butterflies with White Pigment ink and then used white embossing powder. I used the Brushed Papers along with Canary and Pixie cardstocks.

Here is a detail where you can see the watercolor paints as they show up on the black cardstock. I also added a couple of the Whited Dots.

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 JULY and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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!

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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Color Dare #400 ~ Purples, Greens and Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This is a mile stone for us as we have reached our 400th challenge!! We will have lots of prizes so you will want to join us for sure!!! When I stop to look back it is crazy to think I have been a Design Team Member since September 2014 and started with Challenge # 110. I truly love being a part of this Design Team!

Since this is such a special occasion …. I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek at one of our new products ~ Summer Vibes! This collection is part of our July-August Idea Book.

I designed this shaker card using the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut and Shaker Window Foam & Acetate. I used the new Summer Vibes Paper Pack and the Summer Vibes ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. . I used Mint Shimmer brush on the bubbles and then covered with liquid glass. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts to cut the Summer Vibes paper pack. To fill the shaker I used the Julep Sequins.

My first ever Color Dare Challenge was in April 2014 #89. You can see my first entry HERE. I was super excited as I was the Ruby Winner that week.

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 #400 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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