Color Dare #433 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Welcome to Color Dare #433!! This weeks color dare is a fun Tic-Tac-Toe board which uses random colors and not based on a paper pack. You can choose any column, row, or diagonal. Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, Gold and Silver are FREE. We love to see your ideas so pleas play along with us!

I could not resit playing with some of the new products that Close to My Heart will be releasing in just a couple of days. So you are getting a SNEAK PEEK at a couple. I went with the diagonal Lilac, Flamingo and Glacier. I did add in silver and some neutrals.

The sneak peeks are the heart paper which if from the upcoming Seasonal Mix-ins, the adorable girl is Olivia which is one of four cute girls who will be making their debut. The other two sneak peaks are the sentiment and the dots. I used the Make it From Your Heart Volume 4 to design this card.

I used the Flamingo Shimmer trim and Flamingo Shimmer Brush. to add the pops of Flamingo with the Lilac and Glacier. The Dots are also flamingo.

I added a Silver Foil Paper behind the White Daisy. Olivia was colored using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I did add a touch of Silver Marker to her bracelet and earrings, which I hope you can see here.

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 #433  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, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ It’s Faux

Welcome to the It’s Faux Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use striped borders. If you notice in the above photo there are several stamped border images creating a striped pattern. I used some of these and crated my own. If you are coming from BRANDI 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 13 makers participating in this hop.

I designed two cards for you. One using the faux wood tiles of the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts. The other is using the wood grain papers.

I used the flower stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink. I then sprayed with two of the Lime Green and Cheddar Gloss Spray. I used the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts on Almond Cardstock. I used Toffee and Black Ink. I added a couple of the Wood Hearts which I colored with Mustard Seed Oxide ink.

With this card, I used a technique that Brenda Rose showed to fellow makers to apply ink to the wood grain papers. I used the Seedless preserves on one of the wood grain paper. I used Pewter as the base. The flowers are from the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut. I used the Scalloped Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the On Your Birthday Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’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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Heart 2 Heart ~ Add a Border

Welcome to the second Heart 2 Heart challenge for February!

For this challenge it is about adding a border. Maybe it is stitching, or a stamped border, whatever you can think makes a border. Just remember when you are participating in our challenge you must include one Close to My Heart product.

I used the Make it from your Heart Volume 4, card pattern number 10 to base my card on.

Here is the list of products used.

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 February 28th 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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Color Dare #430 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #430 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Sweet Safari paper collection.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, and Metallics are FREE.

I went with the right column ~ Avocado, Canary and Bluebird. I did add a bit of Nectarine in addition to neutrals.

For this card I used several products. I used the Wood Grain Embossing folder on Daisy White Cardstock. I lightly went over the raised wood grain with Pumice Stone Oxide ink. I used the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cuts to cut the canary hexagon. The Gnome is from the Garden Gnomes Stamp and Thin Cut.

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 #430  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 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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Technique Blog Hop ~ Striped Borders

Welcome to the Striped Borders Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use striped borders. If you notice in the above photo there are several stamped border images creating a striped pattern. I used some of these and crated my own. If you are coming from BRANDI 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 10 makers participating in this hop.

I created my one striped borders using two stamp sets, Perfect Match and Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking. I used the Perfect Match Papers along with Candy Apple, Carolina, and Ballerina cardstock. I cut the Daisy White cardstock with the Stitched Fancy Bracket Think cut. I also used the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts along with a retired Heart thin cuts. I added a couple of the Perfect Match Mini Hearts with Silver Embellishing Thread and a bit of Pink Taffeta Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’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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Color Dare #427 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Happiness Lives Here

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #427 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Happiness Lives Here paper collection.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks, Whites, Neutrals, and Gold are FREE.

I went diagonally with Peach, Blue Belle and Sage. I did add in Canary and Smoothie.

For my card, I used Blue Belle cardstock as the base with one of the pattern papers from Happiness Lives Here paper collection. I then used the Stitched Scalloped Bracket thin cut on Daisy White. The sentiment is from the January Stamp of the Month ~ Every Thank You. I then cut the flowers using my Cricut. I added a couple of Blue Belle Glitter Gems.

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 #427  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 28, 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 #425 ~ Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is an Inspirational Board!  You need to use at least three of the colors you see in the photo and BLACK, WHITE, GOLD & SILVER and all Neutrals are Free.

For this challenge we are also partnering with Double Trouble Challenge.

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, “After getting through 2020 we all need a bit of cuddling! January 6th is National Cuddle Up Day. We are dedicating our challenge to using your CuttleBug (or Big Shot, Gemini, Bira, etc.), with your embossing folders and/or dies.

Thing 3: Twisted Sister says, “The photo reminds me of a song, “Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter”. I remember singing, It’s gonna be cold outside, but it’s gonna be warm inside, so we’ll cuddle up by a cozy fire, side by side.” Brrrrr! When it’s cold I enjoy cuddling up with my cat. I don’t want Jack Frost nipping at my nose and Kitty knows how to keep him away. Optional Twist: Include a warm and fuzzy critter in your project and earn another chance for the Random Draw.

I used one of the patten papers form the Holiday Stacks from the Seasons in Motion special which did just end. I used the Let’s Paw-ty stamp set choosing to color just some of the dogs. I used Clover and Bluebird cardstock. I used my Close to My Heart Die Cutting Machine to cut the Stitched Hexagons Thin Cuts.

I added a bit of Onyx Pearl Liquid Pearls to some of the dogs noses and to the sentiment.

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 #425  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Blissful Brackets Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blissful Brackets Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Brackets. If you are coming from TAMARA SANDWISCH’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.

For my card I played with the Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts. I actually used the negative on the white cardstock. I also used the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts on that Daisy White Cardstock. I then splattered it with the Blue Belle Shimmer Brush. I then paired it with Blue Belle Cardstock that I stamped with White Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used the Elegant Snowflake Stamp and Thin Cuts along with some Snowflake Thin Cuts (retired) in Blue Belle Glitter paper. I did add a couple Blue Belle Glitter Gems to the center of some of the snowflakes.

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 let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #421 ~ Love of Color

Welcome to another week of Color Dare! This week we have a Love of Color board for you. The colors are SCARLET, PAPRIKA, SUNDANCE, SAGE, MINT, and DESERT ROSE. You must choose at least 3 of the colors. You can add Black, White, and Metallics for free.

I chose all the colors except Paprika. I even used some cooper for accents.

I decided to play around with some of our awesome thin cuts (die cuts). I started with Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cuts. I paired Desert Rose with the Mink cardstock behind. I then used the bracket and sentiment from the So Happy Together stamp set and thin cuts . I used the Stitched Florals Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I stamped the Sentiment with VersaMark and then used Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder. I added a couple of Rose Gold Loose Sequins for a finishing touch.

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 #420  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, December, 3, 2020 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 Catalog New Product Blog Hop!

Today 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 our new Idea Book. There are SO MANY amazing products you are going to be blown away!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I am loving 🥰 the Serenity paper pack withe Sapphire and Blue Belle! I paired it with White Daisy and some o the papers from the Seasonal Mixin Papers. I used the Elegant Snowflakes stamp set and thin cuts stamping in Blue Belle ink and adding some Diamond Stickles. I splattered the base with the Sapphire Shimmer brush. I added some more sparkles with Blue Belle Shimmer Trim.

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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