Color Dare #447 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Stars & Sparklers

Welcome to another week with Color Dare!! This week we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board for Color Dare #447. This Tic-Tac-Toe board is based around the Stars and Sparklers Paper Pack. How this works is choose any column, row, or diagonal. Black, White, Gold and Kraft are free.

I went with the diagonal ~ Carolina, Toffee, Scarlet plus Sapphire, Black, White and Gold.

I realized I was lacking anniversary cards so I decided to make one as a slimline. I used the Stars & Sparkles paper pack for the pattern paper. I used Toffee, Carolina, Sapphire, and Scarlet cardstocks. I love the Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts and used both the large and small for this card. I used the Simple Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment which is from a retired stamp set Card Captions. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for shimmer.

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 #447  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, June 3, 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 #446 ~ Yellow, Blue, and Grey

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! This week for Color Dare #446 we are featuring Yellow, Blue, and Grey. You must use all three colors and you can add in Black, White, and Silver.

I just received these fun dies and could not wait to play with them.

I created my own background using Blueprint Sketch Oxide ink. I used Canary cardstock behind the white flower dies. I used Mink cardstock for the sentiment and stamped the sentiment with Charcoal Ink. I added a couple of 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 #446  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, June 3, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Slimline Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Slimline Card 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 Slimline Cards! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from DARLYS RECKER’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 decided to use the new Thin Cut Circles to make this card. I used the 2 inch circle to make the cuts. Here is how I designed it.

I stared with a 3 x 8 inch piece of Daisy White. I drew a line down the center at 1 1/2 inches. I then made tick marks at 1/2 inch, 2 1/2 inch, 3 inch, 5 inch, 5 1/2 inch and 7 1/2 inch. I then lined the circle thin cut up in the 2 inch spaces.

This is what it looked like. I then erased the pencil marks. I then used Chipped Sapphire and Peeled Paint oxide inks to color the base. I used the circles to stamp the images from the Take a Hike Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Wood Arrows and Black Dots.

Your next stop is along this hop is MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Pocket Card Perfection Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pocket Card Perfection 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 Picture My Life cards, also known as PML cards! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from GINA BRANDSTETTER’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 12 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

So I may have gone a bit overboard. I decided to make birthday cards using the PML Cards. I started with just making five and then just kept going. I ended up making 13 and only have 6 of the PML cards from the pack remaining.

For this card I created a background using my Oxide inks and then cut down the Birthday PML card.

These two I created based on patterns 2 & 17 in the Make It from your Heart Volume 4 book. I added some of the In This Together Dots and a Yellow Acrylic Stars.

By trimming off the sentimentI and repositioning it I was able to make it an A4 card size.

For these two I actually used two PML cards. I cut the medium Stitched Rectangle to frame the smaller PML card and paired it with coordinating cardstock. I added a Pink Acrylic Heart and a Yellow Acrylic star. The sentiment on the right is from the Birthday Banners Stamp and Thin Cuts.

The one on the right I hand cut balloons. I added a bit of Liquid glass to all of the ballons. The sentiments are from the On Your Birthday stamp set.

For these two I used some fo the same elements as above, just in a landscape card.

The card on the right uses two PML cards and I used the Raspberry Shimmer brush to go over the sentiment. The card on the left uses the Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Wood Shapes. I used Chipped Sapphire Oxide ink to color and then went over with my Sapphire Shimmer Brush.

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

Happy Crafting!

Yeti Slimline

I am trying to branch out and try some new challenges. Today I decided to check out Atlantic Hearts Sketches Challenge #410.

I love this sketch and actually have a Cricut cut that works well for this. I pulled out the my fun Yeti or Not stamp set.

I created a background using Peacock Feathers Oxide ink. I used a White Acrylic spray to add the look of falling snow. Along with Diamond Stickles.

Happy Crafting!

Winter Penguins Birthday Slimline

I decided to start challenging myself and looking at some of the other challenges that are out there. I stumbled on My Favorite Things ~ Slimline Challenge. This month Slimline Challenge is Birthday Wishes.

I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped border with Flamingo and Ballerina. I then played with the Winter Penguins Stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Party Time Papers for the base. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Borders Stamp and Thin Cut. I used White Pigment and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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Bring Back My Pack – Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack Blog 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 Blossom Paper Pack! I am sure you are going to see some great 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 pulled out my stash of Blossom paper and played with some new products. Here is what I used to create this card.

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!

Perfect Match Blog Hop

Welcome to the Perfect Match Blog 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 Perfect Match Collection! 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.

Using the Perfect Match paper for the base I designed this slimline card. Her are the products used:

I also played around with the Hearts Background Thin Cuts.

With these cards I cut 4 backgrounds then played around placing the hearts. Here is the list of products used.

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!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Slimline

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This is our second challenge for the month of January. This challenge is about Slimline Cards. I have to be honest in that I never have liked the slimline look until about 4 months ago and then a switch flipped. I now love them. Please join us in this challenge and creating your own slimline card, just remember you must include at least ONE Close to My Heart product in your entry.

I used the new Slimline base card which comes with a envelope (so no need to make like I have been doing). The first step was to stamp the snowflakes in White Pigment ink and then use White Embossing Powder. I used Peacock Feathers Oxide ink to create the background. I then cut the Fancy Stitched Borders Thin Cuts using Daisy White cardstock. I then lightly penciled where they were going. I then curved the tree stamp border from the Month of the Year ~ January stamp set along those penciled lines. I stamped in Black Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The Snow Days sentiment was stamped in Sapphire Pigment ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension to my card so I used my Clear Shimmer brush to add splatters to the background. I also added a bit of Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue. To create the snow I used the Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st 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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Tall & Skinny Paw-ty Dogs

I saw where Double Trouble was having a challenge combining Tall and Skinny or Slimline cards with things with tails so I knew I wanted to play.
Thing 1: Trouble Maker
says, “I’m going to tell you a Tall Tale… but don’t let that scare you. Create a Tall and Skinny card for any occasion.” 

You can stop here…
OR you can choose to include Twisted Sister’s Optional Twist below.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, “I received word that we have to deliver a Tall Tail. How’s that possible? I don’t have a tail and neither do our Sneetches… Help! Create a project using a Thing with a Tail.” 

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random draw if you include this twist in your project.

BUT don’t stop here… Thing 2: Double Dare:  says, “Since we do not have a scheduled partner for this challenge, you can still earn extra points for our random draw. Just use any of our previous partners with your Tall and Skinny card – with or without the twist. 

I have been loving creating these slimline cards so I knew this would be fun!

I had this film strip cut a previous project so I decided to use it. I then paired it with the Let’s Paw-Ty stamp set. I colored in some fo the dogs using my Triblend Markers.

I am also going to pair this up with Crafter’s Cafe which has an anything goes Challenge. This is my first time joining them.

Happy Crafting!

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