Color Dare #463 ~ Fall Photo Inspiration

Happy Friday! Fall looks different in very part of the world. Here is Colorado we are slowly beginning to see cooler temperatures and the leaves are beginning to change. For Color Dare Challenge #463 we have a fun one for you. We have a photo inspiration for this weeks challenge, simply choose at least three colors from the photo plus Black and White are free.

I love this photo inspiration! Maybe it is because fall is my favorite! I heard a survey saying would you choose to only have Fall all year or have the other 3 seasons and never have fall. For me I would choose to have fall all year round!

For this card I used the Honey Bee Scattered Leaves Stencil with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distressed Oxide Ink. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and then matted with Mocha Cardstock. I used Mocha, Paprika and Papaya cardstock for this Sunflower by Honey Bee Stamps. I added a bit of Rose Gold Shimmer Trim to go with the sentiment which is from the For All Occasions stamp set. I added a couple of Rose Gold Sequins for a little bling.

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 #463 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, October 7, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Core Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Core Catalog New Product 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 artwork from the brand new CORE CATALOG which is A-MAZ-ING! So you will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from My Heartfelt Sentiment, 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 14 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to play around with some of the new colors and our awesome new stencils.

How much fun is this new color Capri?? I started by using the Card Front Stencil 2 for my main paper and used Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut and matted the paper on Capri Cardstock. The Daisy White circle was cut using the Circle Thin Cuts and the Capri circle was cut using the now retired stitched circle thin cuts. On the Daisy White circle I used two stamp sets ~ Embroidered Circles Stamp Set & For All Occasions. I used a bit of Capri Glitter Paper.

Okay I am not a pink person but this Wild berry color is awesome! I did pretty much the same as the card above but added the Wild Berry Ribbon and Wild Berry Sequins.

For this card I wanted to show off the great flower sequins that are in the Wild Berry Sequins. Yes, I did pick them out. I created my Shaker Flowers by using a Cricut cut from the Serenity Collection from CTMH which I modified. I added some foam tape behind the flower to make a shaker. The leaves are from the a thin cut set that has been retired. I sponged the Mermaid Lagoon Oxide ink onto Daisy White cardstock using the Stencil Pack 1. I then used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut for the black frame. The sentiment is from For all Occasions stamp set.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #461 ~ Color Wheel

TGIF! It has been a crazy week for me. Not sure if everyone has felt like life has suddenly gone into overdrive, but it sure has for me. Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge, this week for Challenge #461 we have a color wheel. For this challenge you want to choose a Double Complementary colors with Black, White, and Neutrals are Free.

So there are really only six Double Complementary rectangle combinations that you can form. You must use the four corner colors of the rectangle. Here are the choices:

1. orange, yellow, blue, and violet.
2. yellow-orange, yellow-green, blue-violet, red-violet
3. yellow, green, violet, red
4. yellow-green, blue-green, red-violet, red-orange
5. green, blue, red, orange
6. blue-green, blue-violet, red-orange, yellow-orange

I went with #3 ~ Yellow, Green, Violet, & Red.

Using my Oxide Inks and one of the new Stencils from Card Front Stencil Pack 2. I used Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Candy Apple and Rustic Wilderness. I used washi tape to mask off the the different colors to keep them from bleeding into the next as I sponged on the color. I then used the 3-D Flower Thin Cuts for the flower. The leaves were cut on my Cricut. I used the new the new Clear Loose Gems for the flower center. I then stamped the Grateful from the September Stamp of the month in Black Pigment Ink and used Clear Embossing powder. I then used White Pigment Ink on black cardstock and White Embossing Powder for the “for you”.

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 #461 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, September 23, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Boo Crew Blog Hop

Welcome to the Boo Crew 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 Boo Crew Collection which is perfect for all of you Halloween lovers. There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT 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 6 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love Halloween and always have lots of photos from the holiday. I pulled out the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 and picked pattern 10. I designed this layout for my son’s virtual Halloween party. I still need to print the photos.

I used Nectarine for the background and used the Boo Crew Paper and Stickers. I also incorporated the Boo Crew Stamp and Thin Cuts and Boo Crew Sequins.

I used a bit of Black Pearl Liquid Pearls to the witch hat, top hat on the ghost and to make a few dots.

I used a stencil that I created last year for a project. I used the Black Soot Oxide Ink to make the web. I stamped the spider with Black Pigment Ink then used Clear Embossing Powered.

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.

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #450 ~ Peacock Rainbow Image

Welcome to another week with us at Color Dare!! This week we have a fun photo image for your inspiration. For Color Dare #450 you can choose the colors you see in the image to use in your design. You need to choose at least three colors, black and white are free.

I have become a bit obsessed with rainbows so I went with the majority of the colors.

I love the Honey Dipper stencil so I created a rainbow with it using oxide inks ~ Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire, and Wilted Violet. I used Honey Bee buzz word buzz and a few bees.

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 #450  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, July 8, 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 #445 ~ Crazy 8

Welcome to another Color Dare Challenge! For Color Dare Challenge #445 we are challenging you to choose four block from the below image. Black and White are free.

I went with Canary, Flamingo, Blue Belle, Mink and and Embellishments, so I choose 5 of the blocks. Plus free Black & White.

I recently purchased a few new products from Honey Bee Stamps and started playing with them. I used the Balloon Stencil with the large balloons for the base. I used Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Stormy Skies oxide inks as they are similar to the CTMH colors. I then used Pumice Stone oxide ink for the small balloon stencil. I then went over with White pigment ink. I used Vellum and Black cardstock for the Bitty Buzz Word dies. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts and then matted on black cardstock. I then added a couple white 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 #445  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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Mother’s Day Cards

I saw Double Trouble’s Challenge and it inspired me to create these Mother’s Day Cards.

I created a stencil from Artfully Sent. I used some of my oxide inks that matched the best with the colors in Double Trouble. I added the simple sentiment and a few gems. I am also entering this card in Make the Cards Challenge #13.

I then made a couple more with some other colors.

Happy Crafting!

April SOTM Blog Hop – Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Blog Hop!

If you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 13 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I will admit this was a challenging stamp set. I had to do some searches on Pinterest for ideas. Then inspiration hit. I am really happy with the cards I created for this hop.

I designed to two cards. I used a circle and a heart as my stencil to stamp in the open space. Here is the circle stencil I created.

I went in to Circut to create this stencil. I then overlaid this cut image to Daisy White Cardstock and then stamped with in the image. I used the same method for the heart too.

WIth this card I used Avocado, Peacock, Toffee, Canary, and Paprika. I cut the fox using my Cricut, it is part of my Cricut subscription. I added a few Bitty Sparkles.

For this card I used Sage, Desert Rose, Blue Belle and Pewter. I did add a couple Blue Bell Glitter Gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of APRIL. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Not So Basic Black


Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

This weeks challenge is Not So Basic Black ~ You simply need to use black in your project! Come play with us! Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project and make sure it is clear to us.

I decided to make some basic Christmas trees out of rectangles. I used Black Soot Oxide ink with the Stencils Pack 3. The pattern papers are from the Season Mix-in Paper Pack. The stamped sentiment is from a retire stamp set but I used Black Pigment Ink with Clear Embossing Powder. I added a couple of the White Flower Sequins as tree toppers and added a couple of Clear Sparkles. The white layer is cut with the Stitched Rectangle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Stencil It

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week the challenge is Stencil It. You may come up with another idea but using a stencil to add color or texture to your artwork. You may create your own stencil or use one that you purchased. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your project. Be sure to clearly indicate what product you used.

I have been having so much fun playing with the new Stencils that Close to My Heart just released. I only have Stencil pack #1 but the others are on orders.

I used Candy Apple Oxide Ink on Evergreen paper. I then decided to add Nebula Stickles Gel over the stencil to add the gold look. I used the new Stitched Scalloped Thin Cuts for the sentiment. I also used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I added a bit more gold with the Gold Glitter Gems and Gold Embellishing Thread.

Here you can see the beautiful effect of the Nebula Stickle Gel.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 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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