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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Halloween Card

I have a fun card I created using the new Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I started by using our Stencil Sheets to cut a circle. Next I sponged the blues and purples on the background leaving the center for the moon. Then I reversed and covered the blues and purple and sponged the moon. I then added a few of the clouds which I hand cut. I stamped the sentiment in Black Pigment and then used Clear Embossing Powder.

I then sponged a second circle like the moon and cut it using the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I then used the Loose Gold Sequins.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #360 ~ Tic Tac Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #360 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are not using a particular paper pack and have put in a couple of twists.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and Silver & Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the left diagonal ~ Pansy, Emerald and Lemon. When I saw these colors I thought of Halloween.

For this card I used the Craft on Paper Pack for the black & white polka dots. I then used the Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cut. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts including the star cuts. I cut the stars and top stitched ring in Pansy. I stamped the sentiment Pansy ink. The cauldron and witch hat were stamped in Intense Black Ink and colored with my new Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I used a few of the Loose -Crafty sequins and added a touch of Diamond Stickles.

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 #360  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 26, 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 ~ On the Border

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge theme is ON THE BORDER.  For this challenge you can interpret this in any way you see fit. The first thing I  thought about was using some border stamps or possibly our thin cuts.  Here is what I created.

I had this idea to design a back to school card for my son to give to his teacher on the first day of school.  I really love the stamp set Making the Grade and wanted to create with it. I love the writing lines stamp and had an idea to use this border stamp as the main focus.  I stamped it on Lemon, Willow, Bluebird, Candy Apple, and Nectarine Cardstock.  I also love the cute pencil, ruler and apple. I stamped these then fussy cut them and colored with my alcohol markers.  I then used my Silver Sequins and created a shaker.  I love how easy it is to create a shaker as you simply need Shaker Foam & Acetate and Thin Cut Shaker Window & Confetti.

I am also linking up with a couple challenges this week:

Double Trouble Challenge ~ for their Something Anything Challange.

Simon Says Challenge ~ Bright and Cheerful

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until August 3rd to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Hop – Mix It Up!

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are focusing on Mix It Up.   With every Idea book there is a fun Seasonal Mix In paper pack.  For this hop we can feature this pack or mix up different paper packs.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, you are on the right track!

I decided to focus on the Seasonal Mix In paper pack.

This pack features black and whites with Ballerina. I decided to use the Share the Joy thin cut as I am loving this set!!  The sentiment is from the Share the Joy – Bunches of Joy Stamp Set. For embellishments I used the Hello Pumpkin Shapes and the White Ribbon.  When I saw those cute black flowers in the Loose Crafty Sequins, I started to save them because I envisioned using just them in a shaker.  I know you are probably thinking I am crazy to have picked then out but I am so glad I did!

To make the mini-shakers I used last months Technique I showcased in using flip flaps to make shakers.  I used a flip flap and cut it to 1.25 x 1.25 inch squares. Then using the circles to help be the guide to place the foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto TERRY METZGER’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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