Heart 2 Heart ~ Teeny Tiny

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks theme is Teeny Tiny. This could be what every you interpret it to be. To me I think of small elements and gnomes. Please join us this week! Just remember that whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I am loving the cute Gnome stamp sets that Close to My Heart has come out with. and the Spooky Gnomes is no exception. I decided to create my own stencil with and Artbooking Cricut collection to cut the Spider web. I then used Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide inks to create the background. I then spritzed with water then splattered Black Shimmer Brush all over. I colored the gnome and broom with my Triblend markers. I also used the cool new Black Ore papers for the Boo and to mat the spider 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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Buzz ~ That’s Bee Talk

I am loving bumble bees and they are so fun when it comes to card making. As I posted the other day I have been playing with some of the newly released product from Honey Bee Stamps. I designed this card using their new Buzz Honey Cuts and stamp.

Here are two card I created. I used a stencil that I made with my Cricut with a Close To My Heart image from Artbooking. I sponged on Canary ink over part of the overlay. I then used the Rectangle Thin Cuts to cut the stitched edge. For the Buzz I layered Black Glitter Cardstock, Canary and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Buzz Honey cut and stamp set for the sentiment. The thanks if from a past SOTM called Card Captions. I also added a couple of Bees from the Bee Hive stamp set and Honey Cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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Flowery Birthday Cards

Since we have been home more and looking on at social media a bit more. I discovered Honey Bee Stamps was releasing new product in honor of their 5th year anniversary. I fell in love with a couple of products and had to have. So they arrived on Friday and I started to play!

How cool is that flower background? I love this two layer stencil they have. I sponged on the flower petals and then over lay with the center stencil. I used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the centers. I pair it with the Happy Birthday Honey Cuts and Stamp. I used Close to My Heart thin cut flowers which have been retired and the Rectangle Thin Cuts. I used Thistle, Canary and the blue is Faded Jeans Distressed Oxide ink.

Here is a close up to show you that glitter paste and I paired it with Black Glitter paper. I added one of the bees for the Bee Hive stamp set.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Heat it Up

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Heat. I think about Heat embossing. This technique is a great way to add texture and can help when using markers or watercolors to keep the colors from bleeding over. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to play with Fairy Tale Magic Stamp set. I started with Daisy White cardstock that I used the large Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to make the stitched base. I used a stencil that I had created this past fall for a halloween card you can see the stencil HERE, it is basically a circle and a rectangle negative. I started by using White Pigment Ink and then Heat Embossed with White Embossing Powder on the sparkles and sentiments. I then held the circle stencil in place and sponged Pixie & Thistle ink. I then used the rectangle negative and sponged Canary Ink. I then stamped the fairy with Black Pigment Ink on velum and then used Clear Embossing powder.

To color the fairy I used Triblend Markers for the hair and skin, by coloring the back of the fair. I then used the shimmer brushes to color the rest. I used Julep, Peach and Clear. I also splattered the Clear Shimmer brush on the base. I am not sure if you can really appreciate it in this photo.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’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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H2H ~ Texture It

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I love this concept of texture!!! The possibilities are numerous!! It could be adding using heat embossing, dry embossing, layering paper, using ribbon, texture paste…. the possibilities are endless. I love using stencils and texture paste, although I don’t do it as much as I would like to, but plan to do more!!

To create this card I used a couple of our Stitched Rectangular Thin Cuts. I chose Canary, Black and White Daisy Cardstock. The stamp set is Country Bee which was sold with a coordinating Thin Cut; however, the thin cut is no longer available but the stamp is.

I created the stencil with my Cricut and the Stencil Sheets. I used the Opaque Matte Texture Paste with a couple drops of Canary Re-Inker to make it yellow. Once this had dried I then cut the smaller rectangle. I colored the bee with our Tri-Blend Markers. The sentiment is from A Birthday in Watercolor Stamp Set.

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 #350 ~ Inspiration Photo – 4th of July

Happy Friday!! Hope you are having a wonderful Fourth of July!!  This week for Color Dare #350 we have a great Inspiration Photo – 4th of July. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK , WHITE and NEUTRALS are free!

I could not resits creating a layout celebrating this holiday.  I choose a photo from 4 years ago as I am that far behind in scrapbooking.

I used a combination of papers for this layout.  The red and white polka dot is from Magical which retired.  The blue stars is from the Into the Wild Paper Pack. The base page is from retired Feels Like Home.  I created the other Candy Apple paper by using Glossy Texture Paste and Stencil Sheets. I used my Cricut to cut the Fireworks Overlay. Here is a close up of the paper.

I also used the Spark Joy special Thin Cuts to cut the banner which I used for journaling.  I used some of the loose sequins form Crafty and the red sequins are retired.  I used the star thin cuts which are now retired and stacked them.  The circle are cut using my Cricut and the stitched circle is a Lawn Fawn die.  The stamp is Happy 4th of July.

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 #350 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, July 18, 2019 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 #336 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Feels Like Home

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #336 we have the ever popular Tic-Tac-Toe board with Feels Like Home colors.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors and Neutrals are free!

I chose the middle column Sapphire, Sugarplum and Silver.  I also used neutrals white, black and gray.

robbie the raccoon ~ catscrapbooking ~ texture paste ~ thin cuts

I created the brick background with a stencil I created using CTMH Stencil Sheets. The brick pattern is from Artbooking Cartridge. I then used Opaque Matte Texture Paste and added a two drops of Sapphire Re-inker to color it blue. The racoon, trash can and hearts are Technique Tuesday’s Robbie the Raccoon. I framed the card in Charcoal with the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cuts.

I stamped the hearts with Sugarplum ink on Sugarplum cardstock.  I then used the Sugarplum Shimmer brush to add some sparkle. My Silver is the Silver Glitter Gems.

I don’t always stamp the inside of the cards, but for this card I decided to as I couldn’t resist using those cute paw prints.

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 #336 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

 

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!

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 which showcases our AMAZING new Idea Book!  There is so many wonderful new products I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from KATHY BURROWS 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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am a huge Halloween fan so I am so excited about our new Hello Pumpkin papers.  I designed a layout using the Hello Pumpkin Papers and the new Texture Paste.

I used the Hello Pumpkin papers, Hello Pumpkin Compliments, Hello Pumpkin Shapes, and Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape.  This was my first time using the texture paste.  I used one of the Halloween Cricut cuts from Artbooking cartridge. I then cut it using our new Stencil Sheets. I then added a couple drops of Goldrush re-inker (only because I have not purchased the new Tangerine re-inker).

I am loving this Holiday Expression Idea Book and every thing that is in it!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Fun with Stencils

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 8 of us highlighting Fun with Stencils. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR BLOG, you are on the right track!

So I decided to to utilize one of the succulents from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge. So I cut them at varying sizes along with the base layer.

Then I placed the cut outs on white cardstock starting in the middle.  Once the succulent was sponged I then took the base layer and masked that spot.  I then layered all the different succulents, sponging and masking as I added layers.

This is how the base turned out.  I then added a sentiment.

I used the Little Dreamer Paper Pack for the strip and Blossom cardstock for the oval.  I used the new oval thin cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto JUDY FAYE GARNER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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