Technique Blog Hop – Paper-Layering

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on layers.   This could be layering of stamps or papers. 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! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to go with layering of papers. I love the Paper Pal Christmas Stamp Set and Thin Cuts, but I have not played with them yet. I know they will be great for layouts so I decided to make a card.

I used the Seasonal mix-in papers. I added some shimmer with the Red Shimmer trim and a few of the red sequins from the Holiday Loose Sequins. I used Tri-blend markers to color him. You start with the Paper Pal stamp and thin cuts and then you have to layer his pants, jacket, beard and hat. The end result is a super cute Santa!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TAMARA SANDWISCH’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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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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Color Dare #367 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #367 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  PEACOCK, EGGPLANT, GLACIER, LAGOON, BALLERINA, and SAFFRON.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I chose to use Goldrush, Sangria, New England, Black, White and Toffee.

For this card I used Sangria, New England Ivy, Goldrush and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Stitched Circle Embossing folder on the Sangria Cardstock. The patter goldrush is from my stash. I used the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I colored the nutcracker using my inks, which is a fun way to color images. Simply squeeze the stamp pad before opening, then use the watercolor bush on the ink that is now on the top of the stamp pad. I used Goldrush, New England Ivy, Sangria and Toffee inks.

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 #367 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Love of Color – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are around 14 of us highlighting using our LOVE OF COLOR Idea Book.  You are sure to see some cool ideas of how to used this awesome book. 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!

I love this book because when you are wanting to create you can pick any color and then you can find wonderful color palettes there for you.  I chose the color Glacier, and looked up Glacier in the Love of Color Idea Book.

I chose this color palette….

Here is my creation….

I used the Glacier pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix In Paper Pack as the background. I used the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts and cut using Heather and Glacier.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Christmas Countdown and used Peacock Ink. The swirls are from Falling Flakes stamp set and stamped int Heather. I added a some shimmer to the Glacier snow flake using my  Clear Shimmer Brush.

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

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!

Color Dare #320 ~ New England Ivy, Candy Apple, and Kraft

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #320 we are challenging you to use these colors:NEW ENGLAND IVY, CANDY APPLE and KRAFT.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I was playing around with my Season of Joy cartridge and used it to create this card.

For this card I used kraft for my base and the deer.  I used Red Glitter paper and my Red Shimmer Brush, although it is hard to see the shimmer.

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 #320 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December 6, 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 ~ Glitter is Glamorous

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting our wonderful GLITTER PAPER. 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 so love our glitter paper as it cuts so beautifully with our cricut cartridges. I decided to create a holiday card based off one I had pinned, you can see it here.

All of the images are from the Flower Market Cartridge.  The “Peace” is using Aeolus font. I added some more glitter by using our Shimmer Brush on the poinsettia. I added a little gold glitter gem to the center of my poinsettia. Here is a close up of the poinsettia.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’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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You Are Here Blog Hop

Welcome to the You are Here Blog Hop!

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 fantastic Cricut cartridge ~  You Are Here!

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this card I used several images you can find on page 24 (#m2762c8a, #m2762c6c, & #m2762pf7).  I used some scraps I cut like waves or snow drifts, then inked them with Crystal Blue.  I used the confetti/sparkles from Birthday Sparkles to make the snow by masking off sections.

I used the Merry Christmas Stamp set again with Crystal Blue ink.

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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Color Dare #273 ~ Christmas Extravaganza Non-Traditional

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #273 we are doing a Christmas Extravaganza this whole month. We will feature holiday cards in Non-Traditional Color Challenge  Your Choice of 1 (Monochromatic), 2 or 3 Non-Traditional Colors (Excluding Traditional Red & Green), White Daisy and/or your choice of one Neutral with Optional Gold and/or Silver.

I LOVE Siberian Huskies!!! I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a design using an adorable husky puppy and I knew I needed to have it.  It is a stamp set called Polar Playmates by Sunny Studio Stamps.

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 #273 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday December 28, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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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