Color Dare #362 ~ Fall Mood Board

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

This photo screams of fall colors for me. Here is what I came up with.

For this card I used the Hawthorn Paper Pack, Seasonal Mix In, with French Vanilla, Evergreen, and Sangria Cardstock. I used the Some Kind of Wonderful stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Rose Gold Loose Sequins which are still available. And of course it had to be a shaker!

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

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween Card

I have a fun card I created using the new Fa-Boo-Lous Halloween Stamp & Thin Cuts.

I started by using our Stencil Sheets to cut a circle. Next I sponged the blues and purples on the background leaving the center for the moon. Then I reversed and covered the blues and purple and sponged the moon. I then added a few of the clouds which I hand cut. I stamped the sentiment in Black Pigment and then used Clear Embossing Powder.

I then sponged a second circle like the moon and cut it using the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I then used the Loose Gold Sequins.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #360 ~ Tic Tac Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #360 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time we are not using a particular paper pack and have put in a couple of twists.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites and Silver & Gold are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I decided to go with the left diagonal ~ Pansy, Emerald and Lemon. When I saw these colors I thought of Halloween.

For this card I used the Craft on Paper Pack for the black & white polka dots. I then used the Fab-BOO-lous Halloween stamp set and thin cut. I used the Shaker Thin Cuts including the star cuts. I cut the stars and top stitched ring in Pansy. I stamped the sentiment Pansy ink. The cauldron and witch hat were stamped in Intense Black Ink and colored with my new Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I used a few of the Loose -Crafty sequins and added a touch of Diamond Stickles.

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 #360  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 26, 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 ~ Mixed Fonts

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is Mixed Font! You can create something using a combination of fonts. What a fun challenge! Just remember you must include one Close to My Heart product in your project.

I used a combination of font for this card. For starters I used the Seasonal Mix-in Paper pack for the base of the card. The second group of fonts is for the sentiment which is from this month’s Stamp of the Month – Random Acts fo Cardness. I also mixed in a little of the Every Little Thing Paper Pack. I love the new Wisteria color and the Wisteria Ribbon. I also love the Heart Patterns Stamp set and how they coordinate with the Stitched Heart Thin Cuts. And I could not resist making a shaker card since I am a wee bit addicted.

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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Color Dare #359 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #359 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  GOLDRUSH, NEW ENGLAND IVY, SAGE, SMOOTHIE, PEACH, and LINEN.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White are neutrals are free.

I though of fall when I saw these colors so that is the direction I went in.

For this card I cut one of the Layered Leaves Thin Cuts and cut out the Maple leaf from Linen cardstock. I stamped the sentiment which is from the Random Acts of Cardness Stamp Set. I then used the new Stitched Circles Embossing folder on the base. The detailed Maple Leaf is cut in New England Ivy. I then backed the space behind the maple leaf with Smoothie cardstock that I created a tone on tone plaid with the Build a Plaid Stamp Set.

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 #359  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 19th, 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 our New Product Blog Hop!

New Idea Book ~ September/October

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 our NEW SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER Idea Book. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’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 had so much fun playing with the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. This is one of my favorites stamp sets!!!! Here is a few cards using some fall colors.

This was the first one I created. I used the Toffee, Saffron, Sangria, and Sapphire ink and random stamped the coffee rings from the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used Hawthorn paper pack for the sleeve on the Sapphire cup. I also added the beautiful sangria ribbon but since it is too thick I cut it in half and it worked out great.

This was the second one I created using Almond, Goldrush, Peacock and Espresso colors. I used my Espresso Pigment ink for the stamped images. I used the Perk Up Stamp and Thin Cuts and Autumn Blessing Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used my watercolor paints to add the splatter to the French Vanilla cardstock. I also played with the Build a Plaid Stamp Set to create the plaid behind the coffee cup.

My final card is the same design idea as the first, but uses the Hawthorn paper pack for the base. I featured Sangria, Saffron, Black, Pebble and French Vanilla. I used Mink Twine in place of the Sangria Ribbon.

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 ~ 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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Heart 2 Heart ~ From Me to You

Are you ready for another fun challenge from Heart 2 Heart?

I decided to focus on this month’s Stamp of the Month which has this same title. I really love this stamp set as it has so many fun sayings. I also love two cards that Close to My Heart featured recently on Facebook that you can see HERE. I decided to recreate these with different colors.

The original one was with pinks… I prefer purple. I used Thistle and Lilac with Sage for the leaves. I used the Stitched Flowers and then cut the rest of the flowers using Cricut Flower Market. On the original card Close to My Heart did real stitching around the card, I used a white gel pen to create my stitching. I then used a few loose Silver Sequins.

With this card I changed the colors and the sentiment. I used the Party Balloons stamp set. I chose Carolina with the black, white and Seasonal Mix-in paper. I used a white gel pen to create my stitching. and added a few loose Silver Sequins.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Color Challenge ~ Pink, Gray, Black & White

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

I decided to use a stamp set that I have been saving for the right inspiration. It has finally come with this color challenge!

CatScrapbooking ~ Close to My Heart ~ ctmh ~ Seasonal Mix In ~ Baby Doodle Animals ~ Baby Card ~ thin cuts ~ stitched heart ~ stitched circles #closetomyheart #ctmh

I thought of a baby card when I saw this color challenge and then knew the Baby Doodle Animals Stamp Set would be perfect! I used the Seasonal Mix In paper Pack and Pewter and Ballerina cardstock. I used the Stitched Hearts, Stitched Circles and Heart Thin Cuts. I also added some Silver Glitter Gems and White Ribbon.

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

Happy Crafting!

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H2H Adventure Awaits

Welcome to another week and another challenge from Heart 2 Heart!

There are so many Adventures in life and we can celebrate these moments in many way. For me I love to Scrapbook them. This spring we went on a camping trip. We went with a large group of friend (there were over 30 adults and 20 kids) to Fruita, CO. We took over most of the campground so it was fun to just let the kids run wild. This was a big step for us as this was the first time our son has camped and it has been over 40 years for myself.

We had a great time! I love this paper pack Into the Wild, it is probably one of my all time favorites from Close to My Heart!! So when I started this layout, I seriously agonized over it for three days!! You know this happens when you really love a paper pack and want everything to be perfect. Part of my struggle was I wanted to include so many photos and was trying to accomplish with just flip flaps. I finally decided to go with Pocket Plus pages so that I could incorporate some of the Picture My Life Cards from Into the Wild.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
This is the base layout

I added a few details to show you some of the unique elements. For starters I used two other pattern papers to piece together with Heather and White Daisy cardstock to make the camper. I also used the grass stamp from the Happy Trails Stamp set and Thin Cut. I also used many of Into the Wild Wood Shapes.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh

Here is another detail showing the stamped border I created using New England Ivy ink and cardstock using the pine trees from the Happy Trails Stamp set. I used Espresso Pigment ink to stamp the logs and Intense black to stamp the fire. I then use watercolors to paint the fire.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Two and Three
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Plus Pages One
Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooking ~ Into the Wild ~ Camping Layout ~ Happy Trails ~ Thin Cuts #closetomyheart #ctmh
Layout with Pocket Page Four

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. Please remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product to participate. You have until August 31st to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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