Heart 2 Heart ~ Old and New

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

For our second challenge of April we hav something old and something new. Earth Day in around the corner so we are celebrating it by using something old and pairing it with something new. We would love for you to participate in our challenge. Just remember to use at least one Close to My Heart product!

I went with the Kitchen Gnomes which is a stamp and thin cut collection in our March/April Idea book. I actually colored all these gnomes back in March but they have ben sitting on my table waiting to be put to use. I paired them with some papers that are current but most are from previous Idea Books.

For the guys gnomes I used the Candy Apple patterned paper from the current Seasonal Mix-in Collection. The Sapphire pattern is from the July/August 2020 Seasonal Mix-in Collection which is in the online only section. The Evergreen pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. For all of these cards I used the Birthday Borders stamp set and thin cuts. I also used the Black & White dots. I used White Pigment ink and White embossing Powder on the sentiments. The blue embossed sentiment is something pretty old…. I used the Outdoor Denim embossing powder, which was around when I started with CTMH almost 10 years ago.

For the girl gnomes, the card design is based off one by designed by Laura’s Creative Pages, which I saw on Instagram. I added the whisk stamp and thin cut from the Eat Play Love Cardmaking set. For these cards I used the Lagoon pattern paper from the Seasonal Mix-in collection. The Peach pattern paper is from our January/February 2020 seasonal mix-ins. The Purple patten paper is form the In This Together Special which just ended in March. I added one of the White Flower Sequins to the chef hats.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until APRIL 30th, 2021 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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March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the March/April New Product Blog Hop!

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 March-April Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see 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 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I adore the gnomes that CTMH has been releasing, and the Kitchen Gnomes are no exception! I knew they would be the perfect compliment to this layout along with some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments.

I used Sapphire, Candy Apple, Almond, and Green Apple as my colors. I used the Seasonal Mixins for the pattern papers. I did create my own pattern Paper on the Green Apple with the Charming Backgrounds Stamp Set. I used the Lovely Borders Stamp and Thin Cuts to make the diamond border.

I felt the Sapphire base needed a bit of interest so I added splatters with the Sapphire Shimmer Brush.

Here is a close up of some of the Eat Play Love Cricut cuts and Wood Embellishments I used. I used Candied Apple Oxide Ink to color the hot mitt. I then went over it with my Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

Here is a close up of that cute Kitchen Gnome that was colored with my Tri-Blend markers. I decided I wanted him to hold the wooden whisk from the Eat Play Love Wood Shapes. Again I colored the Whisk with Oxide inks this time Black Soot and Candied Apple. I then added a touch of the Red Shimmer brush and added a bit of the Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls.

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!

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