Technique Blog Hop ~ Dazzling Dimension

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques to add dimension to your projects. Dimension can be accomplished in may ways from layering papers to using foam tape. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these dimension into your artwork. If you are coming from LAUREN MOORE’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 12 makers participating in this hop.

To create this card I used one of the Cricut cuts from the Eat Play Love Cricut Collection. I used Fern and Avocado to cut the three layers of the leaves. I used Grape and Lilac for the four layers of the flowers. I used a layer of thin foam tape between each layer of the flowers and leaves.

I decided to add a bit of sparkle to the flowers for a bit more dimension. I also cut four stitched rectanglesa to add to the layers. You can see the layers in this photo.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #438 ~ Spring Photo Inspiration

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare #438 we have a wonderful Photo Inspiration! The rules of this challenge is to pick at least 3 colors seen in the photo. Black, White, Neutrals and glitter are Free.

I have been challenging myself with the April Stamp of the Month. I will admit this stamp set is a reach for me but once I got started it flowed.

I decided to use several of the images and stamp them to create my own pattern. I used Toffee, Avocado, Canary, Raspberry, and Nectarine inks. I used the April Stamp of the Month stamp set. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I pulled some some twine from my stash. If you want to see the other cards I created with the stamp set you can see them HERE.

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 #437  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, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #427 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Happiness Lives Here

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #427 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Happiness Lives Here 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, Neutrals, and Gold are FREE.

I went diagonally with Peach, Blue Belle and Sage. I did add in Canary and Smoothie.

For my card, I used Blue Belle cardstock as the base with one of the pattern papers from Happiness Lives Here paper collection. I then used the Stitched Scalloped Bracket thin cut on Daisy White. The sentiment is from the January Stamp of the Month ~ Every Thank You. I then cut the flowers using my Cricut. I added a couple of Blue Belle 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 #427  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Operation Smile Every Bit of Wonderful Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Smile ~ Every Bit of Wonderful 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 the new Operation Smile Stamp Set ~ Every Bit of Wonderful. There will be some beautiful artwork!

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 13 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I was so inspired by Katy Taylors card for the December Stamp of the month where she colored the flowers with sponges. I decided to give it a try. I used Desert Rose, Blue Belle and Sage inks. I used the Stitched Scalloped Bracket Thin cuts. I splattered a bit of Blue Belle Shimmer Brush and added a couple Blue Belle Glitter Gems.

Did you know that with every purchase of the Operation Smile Stamp Set ~ Every Bit of Wonderful Close to My Heart donates $7 to Operation Smile Foundation? Not only that if you round up your order that additional amount goes to Operation Smile.

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!

December SOTM Blog Hop – Happiness Never Grows Old

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from LAUREN MOORE’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 16 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

You can’t go wrong with these beautiful flowers. This is what I focused on.

I started designing this card and planned to use the Thanks over the middle but then realized it would cover almost all of the flowers. So I went with a smaller middle utilizing the On Your Birthday Stamp Set. I did use Black Pigment ink and then went over with Clear Embossing Powder. I splatted Wisteria Shimmer Bush and added a bit of Diamond Stickles. I also used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts on the White Daisy Cardstock.

This is the inside fo the card.

So when I realized I needed to spread the flower out, I also realized I would need more. So I did do a bit of masking to add extra flowers and leaves. I used the Thanks Thin Cuts and went over the letters with the Wisteria Shimmer Bush. I did add a little of the 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. 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 MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #421 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week of Color Dare! This week we have a Love of Color board for you. The colors are SCARLET, PAPRIKA, SUNDANCE, SAGE, MINT, and DESERT ROSE. You must choose at least 3 of the colors. You can add Black, White, and Metallics for free.

I chose all the colors except Paprika. I even used some cooper for accents.

I decided to play around with some of our awesome thin cuts (die cuts). I started with Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cuts. I paired Desert Rose with the Mink cardstock behind. I then used the bracket and sentiment from the So Happy Together stamp set and thin cuts . I used the Stitched Florals Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I stamped the Sentiment with VersaMark and then used Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder. I added a couple of Rose Gold Loose Sequins for a finishing touch.

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 #420  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December, 3, 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 #409 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #409 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  RASPBERRY, SMOOTHIE, NECTARINE, LAGOON, PEACOCK, and MINK.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are free.

I used all the colors except Mink. I did add white as my free neutral.

I wanted to design one more project using the August SOTM. So I random stamped. the flowers using a mask to overlap a couple.

I then used my Liquid Pearls White Opal to add a bit of dimension to the card.

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 #409  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 10, 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 #407 ~ Greys

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about the GREY! You can use any shade of grey plus 2 colors along with BLACK, WHITES, and SILVER but that is all!!

This will be a challenge partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge #64.

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, “You make me happy when skies are grey, so let’s make someone happy with a Friendship project (i.e. Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.). NO Birthday, Holiday or Celebration projects.

I pulled a linen pattern paper from a prior Seasonal Mix In paper pack. I paired it with Pewter, Bluebird, Canary, and silver. I used the Flower from the Happiest Place Digital Art Designs. I added a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread behind the flowers. The sentiment came from the current Craft with Heart Card Subscription.

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 #407  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 27, 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 ~ Tags

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is Tags! Tags can be used in so many ways. We cannot wait to see what you come up with. Please remember you much use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I used the June Stamp of the month ~ Garden Tags and A Million Little Things stamp set. This months stamp of the month coordinates with the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts. I had this idea to focus on the center of the tag by doing a cut away. So I created a mask to cover the outside of the stamp image.

I then stamped the top left tag three times then colored. I then cut four of the Daisy White cardstock with the stitched oval thin cut and layered them. I also used the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut.

Here is how I cut the tag with the two dies. I used a bit of post-it tape to hold them together.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 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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Flowery Birthday Cards

Since we have been home more and looking on at social media a bit more. I discovered Honey Bee Stamps was releasing new product in honor of their 5th year anniversary. I fell in love with a couple of products and had to have. So they arrived on Friday and I started to play!

How cool is that flower background? I love this two layer stencil they have. I sponged on the flower petals and then over lay with the center stencil. I used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the centers. I pair it with the Happy Birthday Honey Cuts and Stamp. I used Close to My Heart thin cut flowers which have been retired and the Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used Thistle, Canary and the blue is Faded Jeans Distressed Oxide ink.

Here is a close up to show you that glitter paste and I paired it with Black Glitter paper. I added one of the bees for the Bee Hive stamp set.

Happy Crafting!

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