Color Dare #395 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Aurora

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #395 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Aurora papers.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and all Neutrals are FREE.

I love this Aurora Paper pack!! It is one of my favorites!! I went with the Last column ~ Sapphire, Silver, Charcoal with Evergreen and Linen.

I decided to make a shaker card as it has been a while. I used the Happy Birthday Shaker Thin Cut . I cut the triangles in evergreen and sapphire. I used the silver stars confetti. I also used the new Aurora Cricut cuts to cut that fun wolf.

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 #395  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, June 4, 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 ~ National Scrapbooking Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are celebrating National Scrapbooking Month with this challenge. You may want to use some of the Blue Skies products Close to My Heart released to celebrate or you may just want to complete a scrapbook layout. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I decided to use the EveryDay Memories Cricut collection I have a confession, I have never used on of the layouts from these collections. I decided to play with the colors to match my photos better. I have to say it was fun to create and I am pleased with the results. I did encounter one issue in that I had 4×6 photos and not 5×7 as the layout was design to hold. I solved this by matting the photos.

I added a few of the Seas the Day gems and some silver embellishing thread.

I really like the pocket for the journaling.

I also decided to share a card I created from the Blue Skies papers and coordinating cardstock. I used the Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp for the Hello. The flowers are also part of the Blue Skies Collection with the Beautiful Day Stamp and thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until May 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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May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – Time to Celebrate

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ TIME TO CELEBRATE a set of 28.

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 19 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I LOVED the tutorial that Miss. Carrie’s Creations shared HERE showing how you can make totally different cards using the same Cricut Cut. I decided to replicate it for the most part using the Stamp of the Month and the new Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

I used the Everyday Memories Cricut cuts. I stretched the cuts to change it from a 4.25″ to 5.5″. I used the white ribbon along the top and added one of the Acrylic Hearts.

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

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!

Color Dare #385 ~ March Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free!

I decided to focus on the St. Patrick’s Day idea with a shamrock and rainbow. I wanted to use a SVG file that I recently purchased of a gnome, it was actually a valentine theme but I decided to make it St. Patty themed.

I used the stamp set Luck O’ the Irish stamp set that was part of last months Stamptacular special. I use the stitched rectangle thin cuts to cut the Evergreen border. All other cuts were made with my cricut.

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 #385  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #372 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #372 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Cedar & Pine paper pack.  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 but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the first column ~ Candy Apple, Evergreen, Bold and the first row ~ Candy Apple, Saffron and Linen. Plus I added Peach.

For this card I used the Cedar & Pine paper pack with the print. I used linen and a stitched die from my stash. I cut the flowers and greens with my Cricut using the Flower Market. The sentiment if from Birthday Greetings stamp set. I added a few gold glitter gems.

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 #372  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 19, 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 ~ Pumpkin Spice

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I do like pumpkin spice but I love all the things associated with it like going to the pumpkin patch. So I decided to make a layout from one of our adventures to Anderson Farms which is a pumpkin patch here in Colorado.

I used the Hawthorn paper pack for this layout. I used the pattern 21 from the Make it from your Heart Volume 3. I did make one slight change to the pattern since I have a few more photos in mind for my layout.

Here it the left side.

Here is a close up of the title. I used an image that is part of my Cricut Access fro the words but used the pumpkin shape from Artisty. I cut the base of the pumpkin in Toffee but it was not enough contrast to the wheat so I used my Charcoal Shimmer brush and it worked great! The wheat is from Flower Market.

Here is where I made the switch. I move the journalling space to a PML card and added an additional 4×6 photo under the pumpkins. The pumpkins are from the new Complete Creativity.

The sequins are the Loose Rose Gold which are still available.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Share the Seasons Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share the Season 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 our Share the Seasons promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATY TAYLOR’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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I tried to think of new ways to use this special. Here is what I came up with…

For my fall card I to cut down the squares to make it look like a shaker. I used the leaves from the Give Thanks stamp set. I used the binder clip cut to stamp the sentiment. The letters and binder clip stamp are from the Give Thanks stamp set. I stamped the letters using Versamark and then used Copper Embossing powder. I used Paprika and Hawthorn for the base. I added a bit of the Sangria Ribbon. The outdoor sky effect was accomplished by sponging Carolina and Pebble inks onto Daisy White.

I wanted to create another window type scene and use our new Create with Creativity Cricut Collection. I used the folded trees and the tis the season cuts. I copied an idea from Miss. Carrie’s Creations, she used the cut as a stencil. I did the same and sponged Bluebird and Carolina inks on Daisy White Cardstock. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin cut to cut out the sponged image. I added a bit of gold with the Stickles on the stars and in the circles on the trees. I also added a bit of Gold Embellishing Thread to the clip.

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 – Sparkle & Shine!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on SPARKLE & SHINE.   There are so many Close to My Heart products that would fall into this catagory ~ Glitter Paper, Shimmer Brushes, Shimmer Trim, Sequins, Glitter Gems…. You get the idea.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on our Glitter Paper!  I also decided to have a bit of fun with the word Sparkle. Here is what I created.

This is a super fun card and was actually quite easy to make.  In fact I made a video to show you how. The Sparkle was cut on my cricut and the rest of the sentiment was written using my cricut.  I used Sugarplum Glitter Paper and Daisy White Cardstock.  The sequins are from the Silver and Crafty sets.  Yes, I am one of those who likes to sort out particular sequins for my projects.

Here is my video to walk you through how to create this card in Cricut Design Space.  Please know this is my first video of this type so I know it is a little rough but hopefully it helps you and maybe you learn a tip or two.

Here is a close up of that Sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TERRY METZGER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #354 ~ Mix it Up Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #354 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are Mixing it Up.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Blacks & Whites are FREE  and Silver OR Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals!

Have you seen the amazing video that Close to My Heart put out showing how to make this fun twist on the Chevron pattern?? You can find it here on Facebook!  Here is my take on the card.

You will want to give this technique a try!  The chevrons are cut using an overlay from ARTBOOKING Cricut Cartridge. For my card I used Pewter, Charcoal, Ballerina, Pansy, Sweet Leaf, and New England Ivy.  It was so fun to make and now I want to make more!! I use the August Stamp of the Month for the sentiment.  The Sentiment is on Daisy White which was cut using the Stitched Ovals. I added a few Clear Sparkles and the bakers twine is retired.

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 #354 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Bring My Pack Back Blog Hop

Welcome to the Zoe 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 our fun ZOE Paper Pack which has been brought back from our 2015-16 Annual Inspirations Idea book . I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from STEFANI’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 13 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I used pattern 13 from the Make it From Your Heart Vol 3.  I love this paper pack as it is great for so many different types of layouts.  I chose to make it an Easter layout.

I used the Egg-Stra Special Stamp set for the bunny, the eggs and the cute chick.  I added the cheeks by using the cheeks from the Paper Pal Base.  The “Hunt” is a Cricut Cut that is part of my subscription.  I also used some of the Zoe stickers.  I did use a couple of the stamps from the Zoe Stamp Set.

On this side of the layout you can see the cute row of bunnies, these are from the Bunny Trail Stamp Set.  The Easter basket is also a Cricut cut that is part of my Cricut Subscription.

Here is the layout with the photos.

I ended up adding a bit more…

I added some sequins from my stash.  I then added the dashed lines for the butterfly trails using my journaling pen.

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!

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