October SOTM – Wildflower Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S, 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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE, we have about 10 Makers on this hop.

It was hard to choose which of these adorable images to use. I decided to show you two ways you could color the flowers.

So I went with the cute hedgehog. I used the Oval Frame Thin cut for both of these cards. One was made into a shaker and the other was not.

This hedgehog I use colored pencils to color. I then curved the sentiment to put below the hedgehog. I used the Papaya cardstock on the black.

For this one I made into a shaker. I added the lagoon loose gems. For this hedgehog I used oxide inks and water on watercolor paper. I then stamped the image on the watercolor paper. I then fussy cut the flowers and paper pieced on to another stamped image.

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 OCTOBER. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

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

Happy Crafting!

September/October Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the September/October 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 JULY-AUGUST Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 15 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I saw this design for a Triple Point Card by a fellow consultant Trina Wirihana and wanted to give it a try. I used Papaya, Shortbread, Mink, Nectarine, Paprika and Toffee cardstock along with the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack. I used the Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Stamp Set.

Here is the inside of the card.

Here is one other card this time using Harbor, Papaya, Toffee, and Shortbread cardstock. I used the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack and Pumpkin Spice Scrapbooking Stamp Set. I used the Stitched Rectangle thin cut and the Circle Shaker Window Thin Cut. I used the fun Autumn Loose Sequins for the shaker.

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 #437 ~ 3-2-1 Challenge

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge!  This week we are back with a Three + Two + One Recipe. Here is how it works pick three colors, then two neutrals and then pick one Metallic.

I couldn’t decide what colors to use so I asked my son to pick a color. He chose Carolina, so I went to my Love of Color book and looked for coordinating colors. I chose Peacock and Sage.

I used a bit of gray on the banners and white for my neutrals. Silver is my metallic with the Silver stars and Silver Stickles. The patten paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in papers. The stamp set is Best Wishes All Around which works well with the Circle Shaker 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 #437  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, April 8, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

January/February Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the January/February New Product Hop!

Today 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 Idea Book that was just released this month! There will be 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 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love shaker cards! I also really love the card that is featured on page 30 of the Idea Book. I decided to recreate using the Perfect Match papers. I used the Heart Shaker Thin Cuts with the some of the Perfect Match Mini Hearts. I used the Heart Full of Love stamp set. I colored a couple of the Wood Hearts, one with Candied Apple Oxide ink and the other with Tattered Rose Oxide ink.

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!

Technique Hop – “Peek-a-boo!”

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use with windows or hidden objects. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 makers participating in this hop.

I love shakers so of course I would choose to make a shaker window card for my peek-a-boo.

So I recently decided to make a slimline card and now I am sort of hooked. This card I used the new Square Foam Shaker windows with the Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I used the smallest square and made three mini shakers.

Spider Shaker window
Pumpkin Shaker Window
Ghost Shaker Window

The paper used is the Got Candy? papers. The sentiment and bat came from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

Here is the inside. I used both the Got Candy? Stamp set and the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

I also couldn’t stop with just one shaker card …. Here is one more for you.

For this card I used the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts with the Star Shaker Window Foam. I used Got Candy? papers with both of the cards. The sentiment is from the Got Candy? Stamp set. I used the Got Candy? Sequins.

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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Multi-dimensional Magic

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to make your project 3D. This could be popping something up on your project with foam tape, maybe making a shaker, or whatever you can think of. Whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have created two shaker cards for you using the Got Candy? papers.

For this card I used the Got Candy? papers and paired it with the Spooky Gnome Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I was inspired by a card that Elise Sosa made using this Star Shaker as a gate fold card. So here is my version. I used the Got Candy? papers on French Vanilla cardstock. I used the new Star Shaker Window Foam with the Star Shaker Window Thin Cuts.

I cut two of the base stars that line up under the shaker. I used a journaling pen to draw a line around the star. The sentiment if from the Spooky Gnome stamp set.

For the inside I added a portion of the zip strip from the Got Candy? papers. I used the Got Candy? Stamp set on the inside with the web.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th 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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Got Candy? Blog Hop

Welcome to the Got Candy? Blog Hop!

Today 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 using products from the Got Candy? special. I am sure you will find some fun inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KRISTINE PONTE’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 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

If you know me then you know I am a huge halloween fan. So I love all things halloween. This Got Candy? collection is awesome and one of my favorited thus far. I used pattern 2 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3. I did change the dimensions a bit so I could accommodate the 3×4 photos instead of all 3×3 photos on the right.

I used the sticker sheet and the Got Candy? Stamp Set.

I stamped the web and then went over it with the Black Diamond Stickle Glue. Then added some Black Shimmer splatters and a few of the Got Candy? Sequins.

I even decided to even add a shaker to layout.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #410 ~ Red, White, & Blue

Welcome to another fun week at Color Dare! This week we are focusing on there colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE. You must use these three colors and can add BLACK, GOLD, & SILVER and Neutrals which are free.

I decided to use a lighter blue Glacier with White and Candy Apple.

I used one of the pattern papers from the new Seasonal Mixin papers. I then combined two of our many new shaker products. I used the stars from the Star Shaker Thin cuts with the new Square shaker foam. These square shaker foam coordinates with our existing Stitched Square Thin Cuts. I also use the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. The sentiment is from the Craft With Heart Cardmaking kit that just ended. I used White Pigment Ink and the used White Embossing powder. The balloons were stamped using the Birthday Banners stamp set. I then colored the balloons using the Red and Clear Shimmer brush. I mixed a bit of the Bluebird Shimmer brush with Mint Shimmer brush to get the blue to match the Glacier. The last added element was the Silver Sequins.

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 #410  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Gnomes!!

I am so in love with this stamp set!!! Close to My Heart came out with this cute stamp set and thin cut Gnome Matter.

I ordered these MiniWish Co Confetti which has little mushrooms and knew it would be perfect with these Gnomes. I also paired with with Stitched Together paper pack as the colors worked perfectly. I used Sweet Leaf cardstock for the base layer. I then cut the next layer using the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!!

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Color Dare #400 ~ Purples, Greens and Blues

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This is a mile stone for us as we have reached our 400th challenge!! We will have lots of prizes so you will want to join us for sure!!! When I stop to look back it is crazy to think I have been a Design Team Member since September 2014 and started with Challenge # 110. I truly love being a part of this Design Team!

Since this is such a special occasion …. I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek at one of our new products ~ Summer Vibes! This collection is part of our July-August Idea Book.

I designed this shaker card using the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cut and Shaker Window Foam & Acetate. I used the new Summer Vibes Paper Pack and the Summer Vibes ~ Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. . I used Mint Shimmer brush on the bubbles and then covered with liquid glass. I used the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts to cut the Summer Vibes paper pack. To fill the shaker I used the Julep Sequins.

My first ever Color Dare Challenge was in April 2014 #89. You can see my first entry HERE. I was super excited as I was the Ruby Winner that week.

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 #400 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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