Heart 2 Heart ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This is a fun challenge!! Close to My Heart has two awesome stamp sets they are offering with this celebration which you can use or simply use any stamp on your project. Remember you do need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

I have two cards to share with you today. The first is a fall themed one.

I love the images with the Fall stamp set Giving Thanks. So I had fun with Saffron, Sangria, Paprika and Sage inks. I stamped the rest of the images with Espresso Pigment ink and then played with our new Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers. They are so fun and easy to blend!! I also added a bit of the Sangria Ribbon and some Wooden Arrows.

I also designed this winter card using the Dash of Joy Stamp set. I stamped the images in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I cut the Silver Glitter Paper using the Rectangle Stitched Thin Cut. I added a bit of the Silver Embellishing Thread and I piece of Velum to add another layer to the card.. I am so happy that we have Stickles!! I have to admit I have sort of forgot how fun these are to work with. I wanted to add some color besides the Sapphire, Daisy White and Silver. I used the Black Diamond, Christmas Red and Silver Stickles.

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

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month ~ From Me to You

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~ FROM ME TO YOU (S1908) a set of 38.

If you are coming here from KATY TAYLOR’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 14 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I was inspired by a card that was given out at the Consultant Showcase  at our Close to My Heart Convention this past month.  It was made by Kathy Corson. I then saw a flower tutorial that Miss. Carrie Creations did using velum with the Stitched Flowers and decided to try.  Here is my creation.

I love these Stitched Flowers Thin Cuts!! I cut one layer in Sapphire and one layer in Velum.  I then sponged Sapphire ink over the velum.  I cut the petals down towards the center so they would curl and pop up more.  I used the fringe thin cut from the Decorative Border set to make the flower center in Sugarplum.  I curled the fringe using my quilling tool.  I used the True Love Paper Pack for the card. I paired it with the Sugarplum cardstock and glitter paper.  And a card would not be complete without a bit of bling so I added some Sugarplum 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 AUGUST and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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!

 

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 294 ~ Beautiful Friendship Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #294 it will be a Tic-Tac-Toe Board Challenge using the CTMH color palette from Making Waves. Please use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included. You can check out the rules on our blog.

I decided to go with the bottom row ~ Bashful, Linen and Black to design my card.  My son is finishing up his music class so I wanted to create a thank you card for his teacher.

For my card I used one of the pattern papers from Beautiful Friendship paper pack.  I then went to my Cricut and found this piano which I cut in Linen and Black.  I then used  the notes from retired stamp set Delightful Ditty C1590. I then used one my Lawn Fawn Thank You Border die to cut the bashful thank you.  I backed it on black cardstock.  For a finishing touch I added some Bashful Pearls.

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 #294 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 7, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month ~ Sunny Thoughts

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Sunny Thoughts (S1802) a set of 13.

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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Here are some of the supplies I used to create my card.

Here is a close up of the card:

I am so in love with the Chelsea Gardens paper pack! The colors are fabulous and for me who is not a floral person I love this pattern with the butterflies. I used the Rose Embossing Folder and Glacier ink to create the ink embossed pattern.  I also used pattern 3 from the new Make It From the Heart Volume 4  (page 10).  I used the Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems, Whimsy Ribbon, Glacier and Mink Cardstock.

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 February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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!

Color Dare #277 ~ Chelsea Gardens Tic-Tac-Toe

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #277 we are challenging you to play Tic-Tac-Toe using these CTMH Colors: JUNIPER, HEATHER, SWEET LEAF, FERN, WHITE DAISY, CHARCOAL, BLACK, GLACIER, and MINK.  MUST use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included You can check out the new rules HERE

I am loving this new papers in the the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book.  So I chose to use all the colors in my fun card I crated.

For this card I used the Chelsea Gardens paper pack and Chelsea  Gardens Gem and dots.  I used the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts.

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 #277 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday February 8, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month ~ Storybook Alphabet

 

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~Storybook Alphabet (S1707) a set of 26.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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

The awesome thing about alphabet stamps is the possibilities are endless!  I decided to create a bright and colorful Thanks card using Prickly Pear Papers.

I used my Shinhan markers to color in the stamped letters.  I used White Daisy, Tangerine and the Prickly Pear papers to create the card.  I used the blue burlap ribbon and Prickly Pear Sequins.

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 March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Cardmaking WYW Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cardmaking WYW 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 the Cardmaking WYW!! What I love about these kits is you are getting an exclusive stamp set plus the instructions, and supplies to make 12 cards.  What is great is you do not need to follow the directions or even change things up a bit.  The ideas are really endless.

If you are just arriving her from WENDY KESSLER’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 14 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I chose the Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit which has unfortunately has sold out. I did not need 6 mother’s day cards, however, I do need thank you cards so I decided to add my own twist to these cards.

So the top card is how the instructions show to design the card and the bottom two thank you cards I designed using the same sketch.  I just pulled a little Glacier and Pacifica cardstock for my stash.

So the card on the bottom row middle is closest to how the kit show to make the cards.  I decided to create my own using the Pacifca and Glacier papers.  So you can completely work these cards to your needs.  It is nice to have the sketches and cutting guides to work from.

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Thank You Cards ~ Enchantment

I wanted to share with you some thank you cards that were part of our Convention Make-n-Takes.  We were given an Enchanted Card Workshop which makes 64 thank you cards!!! I finally got around to completing them as that is a lot of cards.  There were two versions of each of the eight card desins.  I decided to add a little bling and change up some of the color combinations.  Here is how they turned out.

Convention Cards 3 ~ Thank you ~ Enchanted Fundamentals ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis was the first design and I did them just as the examples showed.

Thank you cards ~ Enchanted Fundamentals ~ Convention cards 1 ~ CatScrapbooking.comI then began to play around with the colors – I did not photograph all of the versions I made.

Enchantment Thank you cards 3~ Convention 2016 ~ CatScrapbooking.comBy the third set I was playing with colors, ribbons and added embellishments.

Enchantment Thank you Cards #4 ~ convention 2016 ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis is the fourth design.

I will post the next four designs soon. I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Thank You Cards

I designed a card which I blogged about on Friday for the Color My Heart Color Challenge #193 featuring Georgie. You can check that post out HERE.  I really liked the way it turned out, that I decided to make a few more.

Thank you cards ~ Georgie ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comI had fun using more of the Georgie and then decided to try some other papers.

Thank you cards ~ Happy Times ~ Florence ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor these two I used Florence and Happy Times.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Happy Crafting!

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