Color Dare #424 ~ Non-Traditional

During December we have two Color Dare Challenges running until the end of the month. One is Traditional Holiday colors and the other is Non-Traditional Holiday colors. This week I am participating in the Non-Traditional colors.

I focused on Pinks and Blues for my card.

I used the Yuletide Borders Thin Cuts on black cardstock. I paired it with on of the zipstrips from Jingle Joy Paper Pack. The glacier snow flake is from the Holiday Stacks. I used both sizes of the Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts. The sentiment and snowmen come from Jubilee Crew Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.

Here is a close up of the snowmen. I used the Mint Shimmer Brush and the Raspberry Shimmer brush to color the scarf and hat.

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 #424  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 31, 2020 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 ~ Peace on Earth

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This week our theme is Peace on Earth. This can be interpreted any way that you see it. To me it spoke about Christmas and a peaceful landscape. Just remember if you wish to play along with us you must use one Close to My Heart product.

For this card I started with VersaMark ink and stamped the Peace and Stars on cardstock and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. The Peace comes from the Craft with Heart Card Subscription Stamp set. I then used Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphires and Black Soot Oxide inks to create the background. I then cut the landscape which is from Yuletide thin cuts. I paired them with the Fancy Borders thin cuts to make the snow with Daisy White and White Glitter Paper. I then cut the whole scene with Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until December 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 ~ Card Creations

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is Card Creations! This is an easy challenge simply design a card and make sure you use at least one Close to My Heart product in your card.

For this card I used the fun Yuletide Borders Thin Cuts as I love those lights! The sentiment if from the Jubilee Crew stamp set. I also use 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 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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Holiday Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Card 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 Holiday Cards. There are SO MANY amazing products which are perfect for Holiday Cards, 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 18 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to feature so I made three!

This one was made using the Seasons In Motion products. I used the Seasonal Mix-In and the red is from the Holiday Stacks. The sentiment is from the Gnome for Christmas stamp set.

Here is how it moves!

Here is another card using the Seasons In Motion products.

For this card I used Blue Belle cardstock. I used the Animated Holiday Cheer stamp set. I did use White Pigment Ink with White Embossing Powder. I added a few Blue Belle Gems.

For the last card I played with the Gnome for Christmas stamp set.

I created the background using Peacock Feathers and Pumice Stone Oxide Inks. I tore a bit of white cardstock for the snow. I used the Stitched Simple Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The tree was cut using my Cricut. I added some dimension with the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls.

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 #419 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #419 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Jingle 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 decided to go with the bottom row ~ Raspberry, Evergreen, and Clover. I did add in Flamingo and Silver along with black & white.

I used one of the pattern papers from the Jingle Joy paper collection. I used the Gnome for Christmas Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used the Stitched Simple Brackets. And the pattern is from the Make it from your Heart Volume 4.

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 #419  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November SOTM Blog Hop – You Warm My Heart

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 22 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

While I love this coffee cup, I wanted to focus on some of the other smaller wonderful elements in this stamp set.

Evergreen card ~ For this card I random stamped the Candy Cane, Snow Flake, and four dots from the November You Warm My Heart Stamp of the Month. I used Candy Apple Pigment ink on the candy canes and then used clear embossing powder. I did us the Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts. I did use a bit of Evergreen Glitter powder. I also added a couple dot with the Carnation Red Liquid Pearls.

Here is the card with Candy Apple as the base. Which do you like better?

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 OCTOBER. 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 MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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!

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