Saturday, November 21, 2015

Use Your Stash ~ Colors of Thanksgiving

Hi there and welcome to the November Use Your Stash Blog Hop! Do you have tons of crafting supplies in your stash? Are they mostly sitting there unused or hardly used? Here is a blog hop inspiring you to grab some of those supplies just waiting for you to notice them and create something beautiful!

If you've come from Jen Armstrong's blog you're on the right track. Just click each link to hop over to the next blog in the hop. 

My card has some supplies I haven't used in a while. I feel I just squeaked in with a fall type card because soon everything will be turning to Christmas cards and decor! To get the fall colors look on the leaves I used a technique called stamp rolling. Ink your stamp in the lighter color ink and then just roll the edges of the inked stamp on a darker color ink then stamp! You can get some really beautiful fall leaves this way. I also stamped some ink blots in the background along with the sentiment. Some of the leaves are popped with the thin 3D Foam to give some depth.

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Sangria paper pack
--Ink: Poppy, Fern, Saffron
--Embellishments: Coral Shimmer Trim, Gold Foil Tape

I'd love to be your consultant!

Now it's time to hop over to see what Priscilla Gotham has to inspire you with. Thanks for hopping by!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Color Dare #169 ~ White on White with Black Sentiment

Welcome to a very interesting Color My Heart color dare for this week! The challenge is to use only white and black! There are many ways to do this and I chose to add texture to the white by dry embossing and also using the circle diffuser. The white Shimmer Trim also adds some texture and sparkle! One tip for working with Shimmer Trim: if you need to attach something to the trim use Liquid Glass. I put some Liquid Glass on the back of the bow and set something to weight it down for a while. When I came back to it later it was secure!

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)

--Cardstock: White Daisy
--Embossing: Floral Folder, Circle Diffuser
--Ink: Black
--Finding the Words stamp set
--Embellishments: White Shimmer Trim, Sparkles: Clear, Bitty

Let's go shopping!
I'd love to be your consultant!

There is still time to join us in Color Dare #169! Go to the Color My Heart home page sidebar for details on how to join us. The color dare will close on Thursday at 9:00pm CST. Tell your crafting friends about the color dare! We LOVE to see everyone artwork! The more the merrier!

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kaleidoscope Birthday Card with Retro Sketch #190

Today I felt colorful I guess. I created a couple different things using the Kaleidoscope papers. Here is one of them using a sketch from the 

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for image)
--Kaleidoscope paper pack
--Inks: Gypsy, Archival Black

I'd love to be your consultant!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a Great day.

Planners Gonna Plan: The Everyday Life™ Planner System from Close To My ...

Staying organized has never been easier, or fun, with the new Everyday Life™ Planner system. It’s not just a book to write in reminders and appointments, it can also be used to save memories, and scrapbook pictures. It literally is memory keeping on the go! 

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Scrapbooking with the Urban Paper Collection by Close To My Heart

Rust. Metal. Peeling Paint. Wood grain. Scrapbooking. Wait, that doesn't seem right. Or does it? Meet our Urban collection–it has a personality as big as a city. Watch as Monica shows how to capture that energy and bring it to life in your artwork.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Get Back to the Fundamentals - Technique Blog Hop

Ready for a new Technique Blog Hop? Well here it is! 
This month we are featuring ideas using the Paper Fundamentals papers. 
This just happens to pair nicely with the November special you can see below.

Now, if you've arrived from Jenifer Benner's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the links to continue on the hop. 

This cute layout was created by Theresa Scrivens for a workshop I recently attended. I love the flowers paired with the rich colors of the papers. The flowers were cut from our Cricut Artistry cartridge. There are also embellishments from the Fundamentals Sticker pack and Fundamentals Assortment pack.

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--Fundamentals Assortments: Peacock, Pomegranate, Pear

Check out the November special below!

Close To My Heart is offering a really great special during November! When you purchase a My Legacy album bundle you will receive all of the following:
--one album style of your choice
--one Paper Fundamentals Enchantment pack
--one Fundamental Sticker Enchantment pack
--one Peacock Fundamental assortment
--three sheets of White Daisy cardstock
--FREE one pack of either top or side load Memory Protectors value pack
There is also a free workshop with cutting diagrams on my website!

Now it's time to hop over to Wendy Kessler's blog for more great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Color Dare #168 ~ La Vie en Rose: Black & White + Hollyhock, Pixie, Pomegranate, Poppy & Ruby

Welcome to Color My Heart and the weekly color dare! 
Each week the Design Team challenges you with a color combination. You can use those colors to create any item you like! If you don't have the exact colors just use something close.  

The colors this week are straight from the La Vie en Rose paper pack and they are gorgeous! This paper pack features the flower pattern you see below and five black and white patterns. Talk about beautiful, versatile and stunning!

I used a pattern from our Wishes How-to book called Windswept on page 103. I loved the curve dividing the two paper patterns. The stamped flowers are from Blossoming Expressions and I hand drew the stem with a Journal Pen.

All products are Close To My Heart: (click for images)
--La Vie en Rose paper pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Pomegranate
--Ink: Hollyhock, Pixie, Black
--Shimmer Trim: Pink

I'd love to be your consultant.

This color dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CST. Check the sidebar on our home page for details on how to join us. Tell your crafting friends, too! the more the merrier!

Have a great day!