Heart 2 Heart ~ Happy Times

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is HAPPY TIMES! For me happy times are crafting and in particular scrapbooking even though I am over 4 years behind.  Another happy time for me is getting to spend time with my son.  So today I have a layout that I crated for one of our days spent together from four years ago.  It is sort of interesting that my last design team entry was also a layout that I created of this same location.  This layout is from our first trip to the Sunflower Farm.

For this layout I used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 ~ Pattern 25.  I made it a 8 photo page by using (2) 3 x 4 photos instead of a third 4 x 6 photo.  I used the I Heart Us paper pack to create my layout. I used the Mint cardstock as my base.

I used my Cricut to cut the sunflower and the the title.  I used Velum to stamp the I so totally love you which is from this April’s Stamp of the Month ~ Love So Sweet. I used white embossing powder and my versamark stamp pad. I also stamped a few of the butterflies for the Love So Sweet stamp set using Bluebird, Canary and Lagoon inks. I also used the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts.

I decided to add one of the Paper Pals to my layout.  I did shorten his legs so he looked more like a child.  I wanted to mirror the striped shirt my son was wearing so I actually used the shirt from the Paper Pal Gal stamp set but the shorts and shoes are from the Paper Pal Boy stamp set. I could not resist adding the cute dump truck with is from the Crusin’ to Adventure stamp set. I also used some of the stickers from I Heart Us Complements.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ By the Numbers

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

My nephew has a birthday coming us so I decided to make a card for him.

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I used the Thin Cuts -Block Numbers and  the I Heart Us papers.  The sentiment is from A Birthday in Watercolor stamp set. To add a little sparkle I used Clear Sparkles.

The “th” is from a retied stamp set.  I popped the number panel with 3D Foam Tape.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Easter Cards

I have been working on a couple Easter cards for my upcoming March Workshop.  I though I would share them with you.

For this card I used the Seasonal Mix-in papers with Pixie, Glacier, Canary, Mink and White Daisy. I used a couple of stamps sets ~ the Egg-stra Special Stamp & Thin Cuts, The Berry Best, and the Paper Pal Base as the cheeks work great with the bunny,

I did use the ears from the bunny to make the paws, I just fussy cut but you could use the thin cuts as well. I am loving the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts and the way they frame the cards. I did bring in two retired products the Pixie Twine and the Pink Sequins.

This card was based off a design from a fellow consultant Jacqueline Peach.  I paired the I Heart Us paper pack with Sweet Leaf and White Daisy cardstock. I used the Bunny Trail and Egg-stra Special stamp sets.

To make the grass, I used the Fringe from the Border Thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #330 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ I Heart Us

This week we have another Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #330 it will be using the CTMH color palette from I HEART US. Please use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however, we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included. You can check out the rules on our blog.

I decided to go diagonally with Pixie, Bluebird and Lagoon.  I added in Black and White as my neutrals.

For my card I decided to use the Sponging and Droplet technique with was recently shared on the Close to my Heart Blog. I also used the I Heart Us Cardmaking Stamp Set.

For the background I sponged Lagoon, Bluebird and Pixie onto a piece of White Cardstock.  I then spritzed it with the Spritz Cleaner and also placed larger droplets by unscrewing the top.

I used a bit of the Silver Embellishing Thread and the Silver Glitter Gems. I stamped the leaves with Lagoon ink on Lagoon paper and Versamark ink on Lagoon then used Clear Embossing Powder. The flowers are colored with Ink and Watercolor brushes.

The final touch was to use the Clear Shimmer Brush to ad a bit of sparkle to the flower.  I realize it is hard to see in the photos.  I also used the Stitched Square Thin Cuts.

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 #330 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 28, 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 ~ I Heart Us

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

For this challenge I decided to focus on the I Heart Us papers from the Seasonal Expression One Idea book.  I love the bright colors in this paper pack.

Here is a close up of the left side.

I used the Solid Classroom Alphabet and the Outline Classroom Alphabet for the “ZOO”. I used Jennifer’s Hand which is a retired stamp set for the other letters.

I used the I Heart Us complements, the I Heart Us Sequins, and the White Ribbon for the embellishments.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 28th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #329 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we are doing another Love of Color challenge.  We have chosen a color pallet for you with six colors.  How to play… you will design something using at least 3 of these colors. Please note Grays and Whites are free but no other colors.

I chose to use Peach, Smoothie, Mint, Linen and a touch of Gold.

I have been wanting to play with our new Stitched Quilted Thin Cuts. So I though this would be the perfect time to give them a whirl.  I used mostly cardstock – Linen, Smoothie, Mint and Peach.  I did use a pattern stamp set to stamp the lighter side of the Peach Cardstock. I really do love the fact our cardstock has the lighter shade on the reverse of the cardstock.  I did use the mint pattern paper from the I Heart Us paper pack.

I added a touch of gold with the gem in the center.  The happy birthday is from Lawn Fawn.

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 #329 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Got Snow?

Have you seen the adorable Hostess Exclusive stamps? Well there is one that I am totally digging ~ GOT SNOW?  It is precious and you can check out all the exclusive Hostess Rewards here in the New Seasonal Expressions One Idea Book. If you are interested in getting one of these great stamp sets let me know.

For this card I paired it with the I Heart Us paper pack for the background. I used the new Rectangle Thin Cuts.  I sponged the background in Carolina then using Versamark and White Embossing powder for the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!

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