March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product Blog Hop for the March – April Idea Book.

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork using products from the new March-April Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELINDA EVERITT’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 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to use the super cute cookoo clock stamp set called Around the Clock stamp set. I used the coordinating Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts. I used the Love of Color book to help me pick my colors. I started with Sweet Leaf and added Peacock, Saffron, Linen and Mink. I wanted to make this a birthday card and love the sentiment “a little birdie told me” and wanted it’s your birthday. So I used my computer and typed what I wanted then ran some linen cardstock through my printer and cut it to the size I wanted. I added a couple of gold gems.

Here is a quick video to show you the card.

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!


Heart 2 Heart ~ Bluebird

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Bluebird. Bluebird is one of the Close to My Heart Colors which is one of my favorites. So for me I decided to focus on that color; however you could also consider using a bluebird in your design. We are excited to see what you may come up with for this challenge. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in your submission.

I recently stumbled on this cute stamp set by Picket Fence Studio. I had fun playing with it for this weeks Color Dare Challenge that used two of the other blues in the Close to My Heart pallet ~ Sapphire and Carolina. So I knew I wanted to use it again for the Bluebird Challenge.

For this card I used a fish stencil with Opaque Texture paste which I added a couple of drops of Bluebird re-inker to. I used the Stitched Circle Thin cuts and sponged Bluebird onto it. I used Bluebird ink to watercolor my narwhal. I then pulled a few of the bluebird colored sequins from the Loose Crafty Sequins.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #378 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #378 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  NEW ENGLAND IVY, PEWTER, SAPPHIRE, CAROLINA, SAFFRON, and SAGE.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I found this super cute narwhal stamp set from and knew it would work for this challenge.

I used this fish stencil from Picket Fence on Carolina cardstock. I used sponged Sapphire ink. The stamp set Unicorn of the Sea is also by Picket Fence. I stamped in black ink then used Sage ink to watercolor the narwhals. I used the new Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts to cut the Pewter cardstock. The zip strip is from a retired Seasonal Mix In paper pack. I used White Glitter paper behind the zip strip.

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 #378  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 6, 2020 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 ~ Cutting it Close

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our theme is CUTTING IT CLOSE ~ This can be fussy cutting, using thin cuts, Cricut cuts, or any other cutting device. I love the new interactive thin cuts that Close to my Heart came out. I wanted to play with these.

For this card I used the Card Front Spinner Card Thin Cut paired with Rainbow Wishes Stamp Set. To create this cute spinner you will use foam tape plus a silver brad. I also fussy cut the clouds. I decided after the fact to add some splatters with my shimmer brushes. I used Sapphire, Red, Clear, and Mint.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until January 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #369 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe ~ Holly Jolly

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #369 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Holly Jolly paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I chose to go with the first column – Clover, Smoothie and Candy Apple. I did add in White and Ballerina.

I love the card in the new idea book on page 37, so I decided to make my version of it. I used the Holly Jolly paper pack for the bottom. I use the scalloped border thin cut to cut the Clover. I then found some old smoothie ribbon in my stash. I stamped the Merry Christmas in Smoothie ink and the trees in Clover, these came from the Holiday Trimmings Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Holly Jolly Dots.

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 #369  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the November-December New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases the New Products from the November/December Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

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  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have been on a kick using the Cedar & Pine – Cardmaking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I really love this nutcracker!! With the ability to change mustaches, hats, add a drum, and even ink color for the hair. You can watercolor him or use markers. I went with watercolors. I stamped him in black pigment ink then used clear embossing powder. The tree is from Complete Creativity and was cut using both sided of Evergreen cardstock.

I then used the Gold Embellishing Thread to wrap around the tree. I then created ornaments with Stickles, I used Christmas Red, Green, and Golden Rod.

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 ~ Full Circle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is a fun one!! Simply create something using a circle. You could make a circle card or incorporate circles into your card. Really this could even be interpreted in other ways. We look forward to seeing what you come up with. Just remember you need to use at least one Close to My Heart product.

For my project I used a circle to stamp the sentiment which is from the Whimsical Holiday stamp set which is part of the Holiday Cheer promotion and used as my guide to align the holly. The holly which is from the Cedar & Pine Cardmaking stamp and thin cuts. I used Candy Apple and Evergreen inks to stamp. The plaid paper is part of the Seasonal Mix-in Papers.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #365 ~ Halloween Mood Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – HALLOWEEN. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

I couldn’t resist making a few Halloween cards.

I designed these cards for my kids workshop that I held last weekend. I should have take a photo of their cards as is always in interesting!!

I played around with my White Gel pen in the doodling around the outside. I used White pigment ink to stamp on the black cardstock then used White Embossing Powder. I used the Spooktacular papers and Stamp set.

I used some washi tape that is actually still available called Hello Pumpkin Washi tape.

For all three of these cards I used Pattern 1 from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 4.

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 #365  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 31, 2019 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 ~ Sparkle

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is SPARKLE ~ this could be glitter, shimmer, sequins or anyway you interoperate this challenge. I went with the obvious with gold, copper embossing and shimmer.

With this card I used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on Sangria cardstock. I pulled a bit of burlap from my stash. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the two maple leaves. I also used the Autumn Blessings stamp set for the pumpkin and sentiment.

For the sparkle I used the new Embossing Ink Pens to coat the detailed maple leaves before embossing them in Gold and Copper Embossing Powders. I added a few loose Gold sequins and then used my Gold Shimmer brush to splatter gold all over.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Fall is my favorite time of the year as the colors begin to change and living here is Colorado we get to see it. I grew up in Louisiana and there really is no fall colors like you have here. It also mean the temperatures are cooler. Need I go on….

So I have seen a few people designing cards and using burlap, so I decided it was my time. I used the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts to cut the maple leaf out of burlap. I used Goldrush, Sangria, Fern, and Paprika cardstock. I used Autumn Blessing Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I watercolored the pumpkins using our watercolor pencils.

I knew I needed to add a bit of shimmer or bling so I added a bit of Gold Glitter paper and then splattered the card with my Gold Shimmer Brush.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until October 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

I have also entered this card in the Simon Says Monday Challenge which is also Fall/Autumn.

Happy Crafting!

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