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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Color Dare #399 ~ Monochromatic Shades of Yellow

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is Yellow!  You can use BLACK & WHITES and any Neutral, but that is all!!

I could not resist making more ladybug cards. So here you go..

I used a bit of the textured cardstock from the Blue Skies promotion last month with a bit of black glitter paper. I used the Ladybug Shaker Window thin cuts with the Hello Ladybug Stamp Set. I made the wings using the nail polish. If you want to see how to do this technique you can check out this video HERE. I added black stickles to the dots.

Here it is in red and what it look likes in the shaker.

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 #399  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Sneak Peek ~ Ladybugs

I am so excited for some of the new products that Close to My Heart is releasing in two days!!! I decided that I would go ahead and share….

These are actually two different cards as you can tell by the wings. I created the wings by using nail polish. I will show you this technique in below. In the card on the left I used Stazon black ink to stamp the dots. The card on the right I used black stickles to color the dots. I created the background by sponging the background with a cloud stencil I created and Carolina ink.

This card was based off the design in the new Idea Book You can see the cool pattern of the red and black nail polish. The black patten paper is from my stash.

Here it is open. I also felt these lady bugs needed eyes so pulled some googlie eyes from my stash.

Now here is the video that I made showing how to make the cool patten papers and also how to assemble these shakers.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Celebrate Good Times

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is “Celebrate Good Times” ~ this could be a wedding, a family gathering, a birthday … you get the idea. So have fun designing and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Just remember that to enter you need to use at least on Close to My Heart product.

I LOVE, LOVE the card subscription this go round and encourage you to subscribe as this is an awesome deal. Here are the cards you can make in this subscriptions.

I loved that your take the cake sentiment and card on the bottom row that I decided to design my own.

I cut most of the pieces on my Cricut and used the Shaker Window Thin Cuts for the shaker window. We received these amazing silver star confetti as part of the subscription and I had some left over after making all the cards in the subscription. I used Lilac and Thistle papers.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #362 ~ Fall Mood Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – FALL. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

This photo screams of fall colors for me. Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Hawthorn Paper Pack, Seasonal Mix In, with French Vanilla, Evergreen, and Sangria Cardstock. I used the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Rose Gold Loose Sequins which are still available. And of course it had to be a shaker!

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

Happy Crafting!

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