Color Dare #365 ~ Halloween Mood Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – HALLOWEEN. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

I couldn’t resist making a few Halloween cards.

I designed these cards for my kids workshop that I held last weekend. I should have take a photo of their cards as is always in interesting!!

I played around with my White Gel pen in the doodling around the outside. I used White pigment ink to stamp on the black cardstock then used White Embossing Powder. I used the Spooktacular papers and Stamp set.

I used some washi tape that is actually still available called Hello Pumpkin Washi tape.

For all three of these cards I used Pattern 1 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 #365  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – “Back to the Basics!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on going back to the basics.   There are so many basic stamp techniques that we often forget about such as rock & roll technique, random stamping, masking, and second generation just to name a few. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I thought I would showcase Random Stamping. This is a great way to make your own pattern papers. The trick is to think about stamping in a triangle when stamp the images.

I used the moon, stars and clouds from the  Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I used the new Tri Blend Spectum Noir markers to color the witch and make her striped leggings.

I used some Black shimmer trim behind the Lagoon stamped sentiment. I also used the Black Shimmer Brush to fill in the larger star. I also used Diamond Stickles to fill in the moons.

On the inside of the card I used the masking technique. To do this technique you use a Post-it note or tape to cover a portion of the stamped image. Then ink the stamp, remove the tape or Post-it and stamp on paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MAZ WOOD’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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Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spooktacular 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 SPOOKTACULAR Promotion. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 8 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed this layout to showcase the photos from our Pumpkin Carving carving party. I though I would show you it with out the photos first.

Here it is with our photos.

Here is the left hand page. I used pattern 18 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. The pumpkin carving cut is a SVG file from my Silhouette. I used the Spooktacular papers and coordinating Stickers.

Here is the right side.

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

Happy Crafting!

Halloween Card

I have a fun card I created using the new Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I started by using our Stencil Sheets to cut a circle. Next I sponged the blues and purples on the background leaving the center for the moon. Then I reversed and covered the blues and purple and sponged the moon. I then added a few of the clouds which I hand cut. I stamped the sentiment in Black Pigment and then used Clear Embossing Powder.

I then sponged a second circle like the moon and cut it using the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I then used the Loose Gold Sequins.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – “It’s in the Script!”

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on It’s in the Script.   With the release of our the idea book came a brand new product line ~ Melissa Eplsin penmanship guide and her own stamp sets!!  I have always wanted to learn how to do cool penmanship as like most people, I am super critical of my own. While I have great intentions to practice with this guide, I have now made the time that I have wanted. Now that my son is back in school I should be able to find the time. 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 DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I made a card about a month ago using the cool chevron technique that Close to My Heart shared. You can find my original card HERE along with the link to what Close to My Heart shared. I had a lot of the zig-zags left over so I cut a few new colors with Goldrush, Green Apple and Lemonade to make it more Halloween inspired. I then used the Months by Melissa Esplin stamp set to stamp October. I used Black Pigment Ink and then used Clear Embossing powder. The hat is from Fa-Boo-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cuts. I added a bit of bling with Silver Stickles on the buckle of the hat and a few loose Silver Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto LAUREN MOORE’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 #360 ~ Tic Tac Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #360 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are not using a particular paper pack and have put in a couple of twists.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and Silver & Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the left diagonal ~ Pansy, Emerald and Lemon. When I saw these colors I thought of Halloween.

For this card I used the Craft on Paper Pack for the black & white polka dots. I then used the Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cut. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts including the star cuts. I cut the stars and top stitched ring in Pansy. I stamped the sentiment Pansy ink. The cauldron and witch hat were stamped in Intense Black Ink and colored with my new Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I used a few of the Loose -Crafty sequins and added a touch of Diamond 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 #360  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween ~ Hello Pumpkin

I cannot believe Halloween is tomorrow…. where did this month go?  I thought I would share one of the Halloween cards I crated this year using the adorable Hello Pumpkin papers.

Hope you have a happy Halloween!!

Happy Crafting!

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product 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 AMAZING new Idea Book!  There is so many wonderful new products I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATHY BURROWS 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 am a huge Halloween fan so I am so excited about our new Hello Pumpkin papers.  I designed a layout using the Hello Pumpkin Papers and the new Texture Paste.

I used the Hello Pumpkin papers, Hello Pumpkin Compliments, Hello Pumpkin Shapes, and Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape.  This was my first time using the texture paste.  I used one of the Halloween Cricut cuts from Artbooking cartridge. I then cut it using our new Stencil Sheets. I then added a couple drops of Goldrush re-inker (only because I have not purchased the new Tangerine re-inker).

I am loving this Holiday Expression Idea Book and every thing that is in it!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!hebadge

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases the new Holiday Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’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 25 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I could not do this hop with our featuring Halloween since it is probably my most favorite holiday to celebrate.  So I designed a fun Halloween card for you today.

jeepers-creepers-halloween-card-silly-spider-web-catscrapbooking-comI have to admit using black as my card base is new territory for me but it so fit with Halloween.  I love this Silly Spider Web B1529 stamp set.  I just love the Jeepers Creepers paper pack. To make the black twine I simply took our white twine and used our black Shin Han Marker and colored it.  I used some black glitter paper, Shimmer Brush and my blending pen to add ink to my stamped spider web.

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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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ Letter S

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “S”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “S” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’S BLOG then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, although this week it is just two of us

Well here it is Friday afternoon before the hop goes live tomorrow morning, and I have not stopped.  I guess my aspirations of getting into my craft room to create the layout I was planning on showcasing is not going to happen.  Now I am STRESSING about what I plan to SHOWCASE this week….I try never to wait to the last minute but that is what my life is like right now.  We then it hit me… I designed a card for my Card Workshop this month but have not featured it on my blog.  It is using the awesome new SUGAR SKULL STAMP SET!!!

Sugar Skull ~ Jeepers Creepers ~ Halloween ~ CatScrapbooking.comIsn’t this a SWEET card?  I love this stamp set as it if so fun to color with my Shin Han Markers and it coordinates with the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. I used the Jeepers Creepers paper pack and Jeepers Creepers washi tape.

Now it is time to hop on over to DARLYS RECKER’S BLOG and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants:
Catherine Nowak ~ You are Here
Happy Crafting!

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