Heart 2 Heart ~ Let’s Hear it for the Boys

Welcome to another Heart to Heart Challenge!

For this challenge we are celebrating the boys. This may be your son, husband, father or any other guy in you life. I decided to do a layout of my son.

I used the new Make it from Your Heart Volume 5. I went with pattern 3 and used larger photos. I used Almond, Toffee, Sapphire, and Scarlet cardstocks. I pulled one of the pattern papers form a past seasonal mix-in and one form the current Seasonal Mix-In. I did use one of the stickers form the Stars & Sparklers. I used some of the Wood Stars some of which I colored with the Toffee Shimmer Brush. I also splattered the Almond base with the shimmer brush.

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 JUNE 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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National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop!

For this 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 art work that showcases some of the AMAZING specials that Close to My Heart if offering for our National Scrapbooking Celebration. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here 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 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 have two favorites when it comes to the National Scrapbooking Celebration. The first is the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop and the second is the These Little Piggies Album Workshop. I have to admit I really wanted them all!!

How cute are these little piggies? I decided to pull out my Multi Square Window Thin Cut for this card. I also used the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop for the sentiment.

With this card I used the new Make it From Your Heart Volume 5 to design this card. I did rotate the orientation of the card. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut to cut the Mink base, once I sadded the squares. I the matted on Ballerina. The squares are from the Hillside Cottage Paper Pack which is giving you a sneak peek of one of the upcoming papers. The sentiment comes from the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop. I used the Wood Hearts and heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #433 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Welcome to Color Dare #433!! This weeks color dare is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe board which uses random colors and not based on a paper pack. You can choose any column, row, or diagonal. Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, Gold and Silver are FREE. We love to see your ideas so pleas play along with us!

I could not resit playing with some of the new products that Close to My Heart will be releasing in just a couple of days. So you are getting a SNEAK PEEK at a couple. I went with the diagonal Lilac, Flamingo and Glacier. I did add in silver and some neutrals.

The sneak peeks are the heart paper which if from the upcoming Seasonal Mix-ins, the adorable girl is Olivia which is one of four cute girls who will be making their debut. The other two sneak peaks are the sentiment and the dots. I used the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4 to design this card.

I used the Flamingo Shimmer trim and Flamingo Shimmer Brush. to add the pops of Flamingo with the Lilac and Glacier. The Dots are also flamingo.

I added a Silver Foil Paper behind the White Daisy. Olivia was colored using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I did add a touch of Silver Marker to her bracelet and earrings, which I hope you can see 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 #433  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, March 11, 2021 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 #348 ~ Into the Wild Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #348 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board using the colors for Into the Wild.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but no other neutrals!

I used the first row and the diagonal with Linen, Gold, Fern.  I also added in Charcoal and Almond.

I used Pattern 14 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4, although I modified it from a square to a circle. The two pattern papers are from Into the Wild paper pack.  I used the Little Aussies stamp set. I stamped it with Sapphire pigment ink and then used Clear embossing powder on the crocodile.  I stamped the pigment ink on Linen cardstock.  I used Fern and Almond inks to watercolor the crocodile. I also used new Sapphire Crochet Thread.

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 #348 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 4, 2019 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 #343 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #343 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are SUGARPLUM, LINEN, PEACOCK, SAPPHIRE,  SAGE, and SILVER.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Grays are Free.

I wanted to use the new Elegant Peacock stamp set and here is what I came up with.

I used Sapphire and Sage ink to stamp the peacock.  I then used my copic markers to color the feathers of the peacock.  I also used Sage, Peacock, and Linen cardstock.  The pattern paper if from True Love Paper Pack. This card is designed using pattern 7 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

Each of the feathers needed to be hand cut then adhered. I did add some of the Silver Glitter Gems. Then sentiment is a retired stamp set Say it All.

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 #343 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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2019 National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog 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 13 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

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 super cute THE WORLD IS YOURS Paper Pack and Stamp Set.  This special set is to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.  I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

I designed a layout for some of the photos from our trip to Antigua from 2015.  I used pattern 23 from Make it From Your Heart Volume 3.

Here is the left side without the photos.  I used Mint and Peach cardstock.

Here is what it looks like with the photos.

For this project I used the following products:

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Favorite Sketch

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is to use your favorite sketch.  This sketch could be for a card, a layout or anything.  Close to My Heart has wonderful idea books with fantastic sketches for both cards and layouts.  I chose to do a scrapbook layout and used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. I selected pattern 34 for my layout and used the So Much Happy paper pack.

There is a cool farm in  Longmont, CO that we discovered soon after moving to Colorado, called the Sunflower Farm.  This layout are photos from our second trip to the farm.

I used my Cricut and the Flower Market Cartridge to cut the sunflowers. I used both sides of the lemon cardstock for the sunflowers.  I also used Lagoon cardstock to mat the photos.  I also used Linen cardstock to create the tittle block.  I know it is really hard to see but I used white watercolor paint to splatter the Linen cardstock and I added a stitched look by using a white gel pen.

I used the So Much Happy complements and the So Much Happy Puffies for details along with elements from the cut-apart paper. I also could not resist using the Dandelion Wishes stamp with the photo so my son with the dandelion. I used white embossing powder on vellum for the flower then fussy cut.

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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Color Dare #328 ~ Valentine’s Day Colors

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #328 we are challenging you with something new! We are using a photo as the inspiration.  Simply design your project using the colors in this photo, how cool is that??

When I look at this photo I see, Lagoon, Ballerina, Candy Apple and Glacier.  So those were the primary colors I went with.

For this card I was inspired by a fantastic card designed my the super talented Katy Taylor and you can check out her card and how she designed it HERE. I used the same stitched squares  and stitched hearts and the same paper pack but I put my own twist on it.  This card is based off of Pattern 12 from the Make It From The Heart Volume 4. I used the Heart Happy paper pack with one, the lagoon, from the Seasonal Mix In.  I used a bit of Ballerina cardstock and stamped the Love You which is from the January SOTM – Card Captions.  I also used some Red Shimmer Trim.

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 #328 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 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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National Scrapbooking Month – Postcard Perfect Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Postcard Perfect 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 our National Scrapbooking exclusive Postcard Perfect paper and stamp set.  This paper is so beautiful and fun.

If you are just arriving here from KIRSTEN JADES 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 17 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love to scrapbook and I am excited to use this paper for some our cruise from last may.  But what I wanted to show you, is if you are not a scrapbooker this paper is great for any type of papercrafting.  Here is a card that I created.

I am loving the Make it from your Heart Volume 4. If you do not own this pattern book then you are missing out.  I used pattern 7 as my basis for this design.

For my card I used the Postcard Perfect paper pack and the Aqua blue color that is in the coordinating cardstock.  I also use Silver Glitter paper and Peacock Cardstock.  I used the Postcard Perfect stamp set to stamp the flowers in Pixie ink, then I fussy cut those flowers.  I added the new White Ribbon behind the sentiment and the Bitty Sparkles to the flowers.  The sentiment if from the Fresh Air Cardmaking Stamp Set and Die and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Step Right Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the STEP RIGHT UP 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 Step Right Up Bundle.

If you are just arriving here 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 12 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I designed two cards for this hop, both using our wonderful new Make it from Your Heart Vol 4 how to book. Here is the first and it is based on pattern 10 on page 24.  I used Sapphire, Cranberry, Saffron and White Daisy Cardstock.  I added the polka-dot PML from Stargazer too. I colored in the fun and then added a bit of Gold Shimmer to it. Which you may be able to see better here…

Here is my other card. This one is designed using pattern 20 on page 44.

For this card I used the exclusive Showtime stamp set and the stamp of the month Birthday Time.

Be sure to take advantage of this great bundle!! Here is the link .

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

Happy Crafting!

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