September SOTM Blog Hop ~ Random Acts of Cardness

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~ RANDOM ACTS OF CARDNESS (S1909) a set of 17.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This stamp set is wonderful as there are so many great sentiments. I decided to pair it with Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set.

I made two different cards using this wonderful sunflower!

I created my own plaid paper using the Build a Plaid Stamp Set. I used Sapphire ink on Daisy White. I paired it with Saffron, Paprika and New England Ivy. I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to the card, so I added Gold Shimmer brush to the tips of the butterfly. I also added few Gold Glitter Gems.

For this card I used Gold Embossing powder on Kraft paper. I then use my watercolor paints to paint in the yellow. I used Sapphire Pigment ink to stamp the sentiment and then added a bit of Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped Paprika on Paprika for the centers. I then went over the centers with Clear Shimmer Brush.

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 SEPTEMBER and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours 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 ~ Happy Times

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our challenge is HAPPY TIMES! For me happy times are crafting and in particular scrapbooking even though I am over 4 years behind.  Another happy time for me is getting to spend time with my son.  So today I have a layout that I crated for one of our days spent together from four years ago.  It is sort of interesting that my last design team entry was also a layout that I created of this same location.  This layout is from our first trip to the Sunflower Farm.

For this layout I used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 ~ Pattern 25.  I made it a 8 photo page by using (2) 3 x 4 photos instead of a third 4 x 6 photo.  I used the I Heart Us paper pack to create my layout. I used the Mint cardstock as my base.

I used my Cricut to cut the sunflower and the the title.  I used Velum to stamp the I so totally love you which is from this April’s Stamp of the Month ~ Love So Sweet. I used white embossing powder and my versamark stamp pad. I also stamped a few of the butterflies for the Love So Sweet stamp set using Bluebird, Canary and Lagoon inks. I also used the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts.

I decided to add one of the Paper Pals to my layout.  I did shorten his legs so he looked more like a child.  I wanted to mirror the striped shirt my son was wearing so I actually used the shirt from the Paper Pal Gal stamp set but the shorts and shoes are from the Paper Pal Boy stamp set. I could not resist adding the cute dump truck with is from the Crusin’ to Adventure stamp set. I also used some of the stickers from I Heart Us Complements.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Favorite Sketch

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is to use your favorite sketch.  This sketch could be for a card, a layout or anything.  Close to My Heart has wonderful idea books with fantastic sketches for both cards and layouts.  I chose to do a scrapbook layout and used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3. I selected pattern 34 for my layout and used the So Much Happy paper pack.

There is a cool farm in  Longmont, CO that we discovered soon after moving to Colorado, called the Sunflower Farm.  This layout are photos from our second trip to the farm.

I used my Cricut and the Flower Market Cartridge to cut the sunflowers. I used both sides of the lemon cardstock for the sunflowers.  I also used Lagoon cardstock to mat the photos.  I also used Linen cardstock to create the tittle block.  I know it is really hard to see but I used white watercolor paint to splatter the Linen cardstock and I added a stitched look by using a white gel pen.

I used the So Much Happy complements and the So Much Happy Puffies for details along with elements from the cut-apart paper. I also could not resist using the Dandelion Wishes stamp with the photo so my son with the dandelion. I used white embossing powder on vellum for the flower then fussy cut.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #317 ~ Pomegranate, Sapphire, and Saffron

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #314 we are challenging you to use these colors: POMEGRANATE, SAPPHIRE, and SAFFRON with the option of Gold.  If you do not have these Close to My Heart colors you can choose a close match. You are able to use neutrals – Black, Grey, Brown, Kraft, Cream and White in your design but NO OTHER COLORS.

I was running behind in getting my project completed since there has been so much going on in my life.  So I pulled out my Make it from your Heart volume 4 for an inspiration. I turned to pg 27 and pattern 11 and was inspired.

I used the Grateful Heart papers and the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge for the sunflowers. The Thank you if from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking stamp set.  I then added a few Gold Glitter Gems and Gold Shimmer Trim.

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 #317 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 15, 2018 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 #207 ~ Saffron, Canary, Gold and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #207 we are challenging you to combine SAFFRON, CANARY, GOLD,  and WHITE DAISY.

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These colors totally remind me of sunshine and sunflowers.  I remember seeing a really cool sunflower on the new Flower Market Cartridge so that is where I went for inspirations.

Color Dare #207 ~ Flower Market ~ Sending Sunshine ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used the Rustic Home paper pack which comes with this great gold stripped velum.  I added a little gold glitter paper on the flower and the white and gold ribbon.

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 #207 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday August 25, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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