Color Dare #471 ~ Triple Play plus One

Welcome to another week with Color Dare! This week we are challenging you to use Black, Gray, and White plus one other color.

I went with Red as my plus one color. I also couldn’t do just one…

I used the Winter Prism dies from Honey Bee Stamps for the background of each card and just changed up the colors.

For this one I cut the three winter prism layers with Black, Pewter, and White. I cut the Candy Apple Snowflake using the thin cuts from the the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I the used my White Gloss Spray to splatter the snowflake before adding the sentiment. The sentiment is also from Honey Bee Stamps and is the Holiday Bitty Buzzwords. I used White Embossing Powder and VersaMark Ink for the sentiment.

For this one I used Scarlet and both sides of Candy Apple. I used Pewter for the snowflake and splattered Black Shimmer brush on the snowflake. The Christmas was backed in Vellum.

For this third card, I used White, Black, and Pewter for the layers of the Winter Prism dies. I splattered this white snowflakes with my Red Shimmer brush. I cut the sentiment using Candy Apple cardstock and the Joy Thin Cut.

I love the way these turned out that I may need to make a bunch more. Let me know which is your favorite.

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 #471 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, December 2, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November/December Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November/December 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 Products from the new Close to My Hearts November/December Catalog release. You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS, 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 9 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been needing to do a few snow layouts and had been struggling to find the right papers until now with Wonderland. I used Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 pattern 6 for this layout.

I used Charcoal for the base page. I did bring in Blue Bell Shimmer trim as it worked so well with these colors. I also used the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. The SKi Day was cut using my Cricut and I found the images with my subscription. I did splatter Mint and Sapphire Shimmer brushes on the White cardstock behind the title. I added a couple of White Dots and some Silver Embellishing Thread.

I used the negative effect for the journalling area by cutting the large Snowflake from the Floral Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts. I cut the date tab with the Tab Thin Cuts and wrote the date with my White Gel Pens.

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!

Technique Hop – “Silver and Gold”

Welcome to the Silver and Gold Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting silver and gold! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products and how they wish to showcase. If you are coming from HALEY DYER’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 11 makers participating in this hop.

I love this month’s stamp of the month ~ Created to Shine! I decided to design a Christmas card with this stamp set. I cut black cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I then stamped the light bulbs with Versamark ink and then used Gold Embossing Powder. I then colored in the lights with the Silver Metallic Markers. I used the For All Occasions Stamp Set for the sentiment. I backed it with Silver Foil Paper. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for extra bling.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Rose Gold

Welcome to our second challenge of November at Heart 2 Heart!

This challenge is about using Rose Gold in your project. You are welcome to play along with us and interpret this challenge the way you wish. To play a long simply link your artwork to our challenge which can be found HERE. Please remember this when you are designing you project.

I decided to start with our new Rose Gold Foil Pattern Paper.

I used the bow pattern paper for the base. I then used the Oval Frame Thin Cut to cut Sangria Cardstock and make a shaker. I filled the shaker with our Rose Gold Sequins which have retired. I then used my Cricut to cut the Happy Birthday Sentiment from Pewter Cardstock.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until NOVEMBER 30th, 2021 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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Holiday Cards Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Cards 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 Close to My Hearts amazing thin cuts! You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from SCRAPPINKATY, 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 12 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to play with the adorable If Snowflakes were Kisses Stamp and Thin Cuts. I pulled out my Circle Windows Slimline Thin Cuts to cut the base paper. I used the Wonderland Papers for my pattern paper base. I used my TriBlend Markers to color these adorable critters. I stayed mostly within the colors in the Wonderland Papers.

I added some dimension and sparkle with the White Opal Liquid Pearls and the Black Onyx Pearls. And you can always add some sequins which I did with my Silver Loose Sequins, but choosing the white ones.

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!

Color Dare #469 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!! I don’t know about you but my live feels like it is on warp speed. Anyway welcome to another Color Dare Challenge. This week we have a Love of Color Challenge for #469. For this challenge pick at least three of the colors ~ Wisteria, Ballerina, Lagoon, Bluebird, Lemonade, and Sage. You can add in Black, White and Grey or Silver for FREE.

I chose to go with Lagoon, Bluebird and Sage.

For this card I used the Celebration Alphabet. I used the solid letters and aligned them in my Mysti so, I could simply move the cardstock after each color. I then pulled the stamp set from the Stars & Sparklers Cardmaking Workshop which has retired. I added a bit of Mink Twine to the balloons. I cut the Happy with a set of dies from my stash by Honey Bee. I used vellum and black cardstock. I used Mink cardstock as the base.

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 #467 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, November 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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November SOTM – Created to Shine Blog Hop

Welcome to the November SOTM blog hop!

If you are coming here from MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS , 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, we have about 10 Makers on this hop.

I did a bit of masking to create this card but I am happy with the way it turned out.

So to create this card, I stamped the image on two separate sheets of Daisy White. The first one I cut out the centers of the lights and used it as a mask to add color to the light bulbs. I used Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Chipped Sapphire and Spiced Marmalade oxide inks. After coloring the bulbs, I used washi tape to mask off the glow lines and add the color. I them masked the sentiment “created to shine” and only used the “shine”. I stamped with black pigment ink and used Clear Embossing power. I used the Stitched rectangles to cut the Daisy White and then matted on Black cardstock. I then added a bit of shine by adding Diamond Stickles around the bulbs.

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 NOVEMBER. 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!

Color Dare #467 ~ Sundance, Papaya, & Sage

Welcome to Friday with another Color Dare Challenge. This week for Color Dare #467 we are challenging you to use just three colors ~ SUNDANCE, PAPAYA, and SAGE. Black, White, and Silver are Free.

I decide to use the new Layered Flowers Thin Cut with these colors.

After cutting the layers, I inked the edges fo the flowers. I splattered Daisy White cardstock with Cheddar Gloss Spray. I then cut it with the Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut. I matted with Sundance Cardstock. I stamped the Thank you from the For All Occasions.

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 #467 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, November 4, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Sweet Treats

Welcome to another Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

Our second challenge for the month is sweet treats. This can be interpreted the way you see fit, some of the things that come to mind for me is candy, cookies, and Halloween. So I decided to go the way of Halloween since you go trick or treating and get candy.

Please remember this when you are designing you project.

Here is the card I designed.

I created my background with Seedless Preserves and Chipped Sapphire Oxide Inks. I then uses Clear, Black, Grape, and Sapphire Shimmer brushes to splatter the background. I cut the oxide inked background with the Stitched Rectangle Thin cuts. I then matted it on Black Ore paper. I used the Halloween Buddies – Joey stamp and thin cuts. I stamped the sentiment with White Pigment ink and then used White Embossing Powder on it. I used my Tri-Blend markers to color and added a bit of Silver Stickles for the buttons.

I have also submitted this card with Double Trouble Challenge #95 ~ Thing 1 says to make a cute Halloween card and I think this fits!

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Did you know you can link your projects from Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and many other platforms using the url link to your design. You have until OCTOBER 31th, 2021 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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Technique Hop – “Stamping on Cardstock”

Welcome to the Stamping on Cardstock Blog Hop!

This month we are highlighting stamping on cardstock! So it is up to the Maker to pick the products and how they wish to showcase. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 9 makers participating in this hop.

Here are the cards I created. I will go into detail about each one.

For this card I used Toffee Cardstock to stamp the Fox from the Wildflower Friendship stamp set. I used Espresso pigment ink and then heat embossed Clear embossing powder. I used my watercolor paints to color the image. I really like how our watercolor paints pop on darker cardstock. I used the Mix-in Paper Pack for the base. I then added a few of the Loose Autumn Sequins.

This card was done the same way at the one above but I used the revers of the mix-in paper for background and I stamped on Kraft paper. You can see there is a subtle difference in how the paints show up.

With this card I stamped tone on tone. I used New England Ivy, Paprika, Papaya and Sundance cardstock and inks. I used a different patten paper from the Mix-in Paper Pack. I used the a World with October stamp and thin cuts. I used my Watercolor pencils to do a bit of shading on the pumpkins. I then added a few of those Loose Autumn Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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