Color Dare #383 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #383 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is a mix of soft pastel like colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE and so are all neutrals.

I decided to go with the first column ~ Smoothie, Carolina, and Glacier. I also decided to play with a stamp set that I recently purchased. Gnomes seem to be everywhere these days, or maybe it is just me. I think they are super cute! This stamp set is from Honey Bee Stamps called Gnome Place Like Home and is really more of a holiday stamp set with its elements and sentiments.

I decided to make it more of an any time by my choice of colors. I used the Glacier polka-dot paper from the Celebrate Today Paper Pack. I then pulled a smoothie patten paper from my retired stash for the strip across the top. I used a bit of White Glitter paper and made a ribbon with and topped with a White Dot. The flowers were cut on my Cricut and are from the Artiste collection. The card is based on pattern 6 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

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 #383  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Think Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the Think Pink 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 some of the pink products are part of February’s special.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 16 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the mobile idea that Close to My Heart came up with using the pinks.  It inspired me to make a Spring Home Decor.  I have made one for Fall and Summer so it was time for a “Spring” one.  Here is how it turned out.

I know it is hard to see the detail in this photo so her is a close up of two of the letters.

For this project I used 4×4 burlap tiles that I purchased about 2 years ago.  I used Bashful cardstock along with a bit of the pixie cardstock (for the base layer of the butterflies).  I wanted a bit of pattern paper so the Gimme Some Sugar pattern paper was perfect. I used the same cricut cuts for my flowers and butterflies.  I also used the Bashful Pearls for the center of the flowers. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer so I used the Bashful Shimmer Brush.

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!

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Stampers with Attitude ~ Spring has Sprung

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with the theme Spring has Sprung!

If you are just hopping here from AGGIE PETERS Blog  then you are in the right spot.  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 consultant at the end of my blog.

I know this time of year everyone gets so excited when warmer weather rolls around.  Particularly in some areas where this winter has been a rough one.   We have been having some really beautiful weather particularly on our weekends.  I have fallen in love (head over heals) with the new Blossom Paper Pack which is featured in the Seasonal Expressions 2 which was just released.  I have already created 5 layouts using this AWESOME paper pack (which you can find here & here).  I decided to create yet another, this time for my Shadow Box which I use to showcase the seasons.  I needed one for spring.  I knew with this past weekend being Easter I knew we would have an opportunity to take a family photo which I would feature in this layout.

Spring ~ Shadow Box ~ Blossom ~ Wavy Blooms ~ I have really been loving the Wavy Blooms stamp set and so it was perfect for this layout.  I used a blender pen to crate the soft colors on the flowers.

Spring ~  Blossom ~ Wavy Blooms ~ catscrapbooking.comI used my Cricut to make several of the cuts for this layout.  The circle is a design from my cricut subscription.  The large Pear banner and the “Spring” are from the Artiste cartridge.

Here is a list of supplies used for this project.

Now hop on over to SHEILA BENNETT’S Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you today. If you get lost along the way here is the full list of participants.

Here is the full list of participants:

  1. Catherine Nowak <— You are here
  2. Sheila Bennett
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Belinda McLane
  5. Denise Elliott
  6. Wendy Taylor
  7. Kimberly Moss
  8. Melinda Everitt
  9. Jen Patrick
  10.  Aggie Peters

Happy Crafting!


Blossom Workshop

Well even though today is April Fools this is definitely not a joke!!  Today is the day Close to My Heart is launching its second Seasonal Expression Idea Book.

1504-se-coverJust like its predecessor it is chalked full of wonderful goodness.  You are going to just fall in love!! I love both of the paper packs featured in this idea book . Jackson is total outdoor and boy themed and then there is Blossom.  Don’t let the name fool you…. It does have flowers but being that I scrapbook mostly about boys (I know I should do more for myself but it is not as much fun) I am still in love with this paper pack as it features blues, greens and orange! These colors are prefect for a boys and girls.

After seeing the new papers I knew my first project had to be with Blossom Paper Pack.  I designed a FOUR layout workshop using the Blossom Paper Pack.

Blossom Workshop Layouts ~ catscrapbooking,com

So what do you think??? Pretty cool right?  Wouldn’t you like to complete these layouts? Well it is simple, all you need to do is place an order on my WEBSITE for the workshop supplies (0r any $25 order before tax and shipping) and I will email you the full color workshop guide with detailed directions and the cutting guides.  Simple right?

If you are a consultant and would like to purchase the workshop for your customers along with the consultant release?  Well the same applies to you, just place an order on my WEBSITE for the any $25 order (tax and shipping not included) and I will email the files to you.

Here are the layouts individually:

Layout One ~ Easter ~

Blossom Layout One ~ Easter

Blossom Layout Two ~ Spring

Blossom Layout Two ~ Spring

Blossom Layout 3 ~Delight ~

Blossom Layout 3 ~ Delight

Here is the supply list need to complete this workshop:

There are a couple Cricut cuts on the first two layouts.  I will include the Design Space link as well as the dimensions so they can be cut in Cricut Craft Room.  You will need the Art Philosophy and Artbooking cartridges.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions and I hope you will enjoy these fun layouts.

Happy Crafting!



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