NSM Slimline Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Slimline Celebration 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 the products in the SLIMLINE CELEBRATION! You will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from BRENDA LAPP’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 10 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I don’t know about you all but I am loving the slimline style card!! I started by creating a background using my oxide inks ~ Mustard Seed, Candied Apple, and Vintage Photo. I spritz with water and my Clear and Espresso Shimmer Brushes. I then used the Circle Cluster Thin cut to cut it out. I used the adorable Thoughtful Critters Stamp and Thin cuts. I colored them with my Tri-Blend markers. I used Toffee cardstock for the base and splattered Espresso Shimmer and Sundance Shimmer Brush.

I used the Slimline Sentiments stamp set for the inside and accented the “better” with the Sundance Shimmer Brush.

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!

Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. We are featuring the stamp sets. This month Close to My Heart has an amazing sale going on right now called the Stamptacular! You can find more information on this sale HERE. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here 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 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 love the Olivia Besties stamp set and thin cuts. I had so much fun playing with her and making these fun cards. I used Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn to create the background along with some stencils I have. I added the cute Springtime Flower Sequins. I used the Border Birthdays stamp set and thin cuts with White pigment ink and white embossing powder.

For these cards I was inspired by some that Gina Brandstetter created using a fun sketch that Close to My Heart designed. I turned the sketch to the side. The sentiment comes form the Sunny Days Ahead.

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

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Altered Wooden Shapes

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques to alter wooden shapes. Close to My Heart came out with these cute wood shapes that you can use to embellish your cards and scrapbook pages. They are wonderful in their natural state but you can also color them. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these shapes and see how we used them. If you are coming from LAUREN MOORE’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 decided to play around with these adorable Kitchen Gnomes Stamp Set and Thin Cuts. I colored her with my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers. I pulled a couple of the wooden shapes for the Eat Play Love collection. I used my Lemonade Shimmer Brush to color the wood flowers and I used Candied Apple Oxide ink to color the bowl. I added a bit of Platinum Glitter Glue to the wood pieces. After attaching the bowl, I cut a second pair of hands to attach.

I realized my card meets the requirements for Double Trouble Challenge #79. I use a gnome for my magical creature and I used the a thin cut to cut the gnome and bracket for the sentiment.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Winter Penguins Birthday Slimline

I decided to start challenging myself and looking at some of the other challenges that are out there. I stumbled on My Favorite Things ~ Slimline Challenge. This month Slimline Challenge is Birthday Wishes.

I used my Cricut to cut the scalloped border with Flamingo and Ballerina. I then played with the Winter Penguins Stamp set and thin cuts. I used the Party Time Papers for the base. The Happy Birthday is from Birthday Borders Stamp and Thin Cut. I used White Pigment and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

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Bring Back My Pack – Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bring Back My Pack 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 the Blossom Paper Pack! I am sure you are going to see some great artwork.

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 16 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I pulled out my stash of Blossom paper and played with some new products. Here is what I used to create this card.

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

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare #413 ~ Bloom with Grace Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #413 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Bloom with Grace 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 are FREE.

I used the middle row and column and added Fern and Toffee.

I am becoming a bit addicted to making slimline cards. Here is one I crated using the pretty sunflower paper from the Bloom with Grace papers. The fern patten paper is also from this collection. I used the new Bloom with Grace Cricut collection to cut the sunflowers. I then added a couple of the wood Bloom with Grace shapes which I colored by using the Toffee Shimmer Brush. The thankful sentiment is from the Woodland Friends Stamp and Thin Cuts. I added a couple of Gold Glitter Gems for a bit of bling.

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 #413  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 7, 2020 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 #381 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #381 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  LEMONADE, CLOVER, GLACIER, LAGOON, CANDY APPLE, and NECTARINE.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White and all neutrals are free.

I wasn’t sure which colors I wanted to use so I started by looking at the current papers and which ones would fit. Lagoon and Glacier are two of my favorites so when I found papers that would work I then was looking for another and saw the zip strip from the Seasonal Mix-in and decided Nectarine would be my third.

The lagoon bow paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in and the glacier polka-dots is from Celebrate Today paper pack. The Birthday Greeting stamp set has been one of my go to stamp sets, so I am sorry it has been retired. The butterflies are from the Can’t Get Enough stamp set. I used Nectarine ink with my watercolor brush to create the splatters. I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to add some shimmer to the butterflies. The white shimmer strip is our White Glitter paper. I also used our new Scalloped Circle 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 #381  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Christmas Card 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 showcasing Christmas cards using our papers and stamps.

If you are just arriving here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this card I used the Berry Christmas paper pack with the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp set.  The sentiment is Merry Christmas Stamp Set and the oval is cut with oval thin cuts. I used the Berry Christmas Dots for accents.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with happiness.  Things have been out of sorts around here so I am just hopping for the best.  We have had a rough start to the new year with illness.  My son is on his third possibly forth illnesses since the new year.  Anyway, here’s to spring? I had great intentions of posting the photos of our valentines over a couple of days but I am now down to the day….

Here are two I designed using the fun new XOXO thin cut.

This one is using the Adventure Fundamentals.

This one combines Sugar Rush with a little Enchantment Fundamentals and Swan Lake.  I also used the new Heart thin cuts and XOXO thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!

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