Heart 2 Heart ~ Not So Basic Black


Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is Not So Basic Black ~ You simply need to use black in your project! Come play with us! Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project and make sure it is clear to us.

I decided to make some basic Christmas trees out of rectangles. I used Black Soot Oxide ink with the Stencils Pack 3. The pattern papers are from the Season Mix-in Paper Pack. The stamped sentiment is from a retire stamp set but I used Black Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing Powder. I added a couple of the White Flower Sequins as tree toppers and added a couple of Clear Sparkles. The white layer is cut with the Stitched Rectangle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 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 ~ Christmas is coming Early

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

For those of us how likes to make handmade Christmas cards, you can never start early enough! For this weeks challenge our theme is Christmas is Coming Early. This could be a Card, a layout or maybe some holiday decor… it is up to you! Just remember you must use at least ONE Close to My Heart Product in your project, making sure we know what it is. Please have fun an play with us!

I designed two cards which were a snap to put together as they were cut using the Comfort and Joy Circut collection.

I cut the Deck the Halls using the Scarlet Glitter Paper. I backed it with the holly paper from the Comfort and Joy Paper Pack. There are a couple of small circles in each of the corners that I filled with Black Onyx Liquid Pearls. I use the holly leaf stamp which is from the Exclusive Album Retreat stamp set. I stamped the leaf in Avocado ink on Avocado. I had cut and added some Christmas Red Stickles to make the holly.

For this version I used Scarlet Cardstock to cut the Deck the Halls. I backed it with one of the papers from the Seasonal Mix-in paper. I used the same stamp for the holly leaves and Christmas Red Stickles for the holly. For the circles I used the Christmas Red Stickles and the Silver Stickles.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 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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Color Dare #416 ~ Comfort & Joy Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #416 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Comfort and Joy paper collection.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE.

I went with the bottom row Avocado, Scarlet and Gold. I added in New England Ivy, Black, & White.

I used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4 pattern ??. I used the Comfort and Joy Scrapbooking stamp set and thin cuts. I used the black velvet ribbon. I also cut the pine type leaves from the Comfort and Joy Cricut collection. The merry and bright sentiment is from an exclusive stamp set from Close to My Hearts recent Album Retreat.

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 #416  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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December Stamp of the Month ~ Reindeer Crossing

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring November’s stamp of the month ~ REINDEER CROSSING (S1912) a set of 10.

If you are coming here from BECCA WHITHAM’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 16 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Love these reindeer, so I knew I wanted to use them in my design.

For this card the background snowflake paper is the Holly Jolly paper pack. The reindeer and the sentiment is stamped in Toffee ink. I used some of the trees from the new Complete Creativity I cut both layers in Daisy White and then came back over the top layer edges with Diamond Stickles.

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 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!

Color Dare #371 ~ M&M’s Favorites

This week at Color Dare we have a super fun challenge! This week is M&M’s Favorites, choose Only 2 Colors from the photo and Black & White and All Neutrals Free.

I decided to go with Red and Green.

I happened to receive my adorable Morris Moose stamp set just this past week from Technique Tuesday. When I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this challenge, I saw this stamp set on my desk and thought it would be perfect. I used Evergreen and Daisy White cardstock. I used my markers to color with Dark Red, Brown Gray, and Earth Brown. I added a couple of the red Holly Jolly Dots.

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 #371  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   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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December SOTM Blog Hop – Candy Cane Alphabet

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring DECEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ CANDY CANE ALPHABET (S1812) a set of 44.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’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 14 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I was out of time before going on our vacation as I planned to design a layout.  I had an inspiration for a card and it came together rather quickly I am quite pleased on how it turned out.

I focused on the “H” and “O” to stamp out HO HO.  I decided to make one stand out with the New England Ivy.  I used the ‘Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I also used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 and used pattern 12 as my design. I used the Silver Glitter Gems and New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.

I decided to add a little sparkle to my HO HO’s. I used my Red Shimmer brush on the Candy Apple stamped HO’s and then added a bit of Liquid Glass and Shimmer Brush to the New England Ivy “HO”.

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

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

Happy Crafting!

Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop

Welcome to the Merry Christmas Blessings Blog Hop!

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 which showcases anything to do with the Christmas Holiday. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from BRENDA LAPP’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 15 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I wanted to play around with the new Season of Joy cartridge a bit more so that is where I went for my inspiration.

I love the mistletoe and knew this would be my focus.  I selected the Red Glitter paper to cut the Merry Kiss-mas. I used fern to cut the mistletoe.  I then decided to use the stitched border from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.  Then I matted it on the holly paper for the Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I then felt something was missing…. I decided to use my Red Shimmer brush to and then a dot of Liquid Glass to give it a 3-D effect.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare 310 ~ Peacock, Kraft & Ruby

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #310 we are challenging you to use these CTMH Colors: PEACOCK, KRAFT, and RUBY.  You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but no other colors.

At first I was not sure what I as going to do with these colors…. then I noticed the new stamp set Winter Skies by Lawn Fawn sitting on my desk.

I stamped the adorable foxes on Kraft paper with Black ink.  I then used the coordinating die to cut them out.  I colored the tails with a Chalk Marker and the scarves were colored using Ruby ink and a waterbrush. I used another die to cut the snow.  I then used the snowflakes that come with the stamp and used white embossing powder.

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 #310 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 27, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Thin Cuts Craze

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 8 of us highlighting THIN CUTS CRAZE. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from SARAH DEVENDORF BLOG, you are on the right track!

I just got the adorable Tree Line Border Thin Cuts so I knew I wanted to play with them.

I cut the full length version of the Tree Line Border for the top layer and stamped the sentiment in Sapphire ink from Silver & Gold Cardmaking stamp set. I then used the partial tree line to piece together two parts to make the back layer. I then added some clear and bitty sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto ANNEMARIE JULIAN’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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