Thursday, August 22, 2013

Color Dare #57

Having won a color dare a couple weeks ago, I was asked to be a guest designer for the weekly Color My Heart Color Dare challenge!  This is such a fun challenge to be part of and am grateful to the awesome girls heading up the design team.

This week's challenge focuses on the two colors from the blue family:  Pacific and Sky.

Rules are easy-peasy ... make anything you want, featuring the colors for the challenge and Close to My Heart products.  Bonus points if it's all current products!  Only neutrals can be added to the projects, unless otherwise specified.

I typically lean to cards for these types of things and I can always need them for my stash!  So here it is:

It ended up being a bit more simple than I usually do, but I wanted to feature some cool new products and I failed to have any Sky cardstock! :0o  I know, right?!  So improvising and keeping up with "current" products, I stamped a background on the card using the Geometric Backgrounds MyAcrylix Stamp and then used an Artbooking CTMH Cricut Cartridge overlay to frame it up.  {BTW - if you have not gotten this cartridge yet, Oh-M-Gee!! You need to!! It rocks!! Between all 3 of the CTMH cartridges, I don't desire any other cartridges.} I topped the card off with a sentiment from one of the MyCrush stamps and blinged it up with the amazing Glitz Glitter Gel.

Hope you like it and get inspired to join this week's challenge with these colors!  Check out my website to get the products I used (listed below). Feel free to email me with questions or if you'd like to host/attend a workshop or home gathering.


Featured Products:

  • Geometric Backgrounds MyAcrylix Stamp - D1559
  • Holiday Tags MyAcrylix Stamp - D1560
  • Real Life MyAcrylix Stamp - B1431
  • Artbooking CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Z1906
  • Art Philosophy CTMH Cricut Cartridge - Z1686
  • Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel - Z1483
  • Sky Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - Z2194
  • Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad - Z2111
  • White Daisy Value Card Pack - X254
  • Pacifica & Chocolate Cardstock

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hopping with Heart - New Product Blog Hop!!

It is finally August 1st and all the new products from the 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book are here!  To celebrate, a very talented group of Close to My Heart consultants have joined forces to further inspire you in a blog hop focused on the new goodies!!

I got inspired with the new paper pack - Frosted.  This paper has truly grown on me.  It is a "winter" themed paper pack, but it's so versatile and gorgeous, it can be used with and for anything!!  Add a pop of color to make it sing or use the cool tones just as they are.

My inspiration came from the new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 How-To-Book ... I must say that this is one of my FAV's from the new product line!!  I mixed in the metal Floral Accents from the new Base & Bling line -- they are very reasonably priced and can be used for ANY project, not just the necklaces and such.  And to pull the brown tones from the paper, I went with the new Rosewood Accents and the Bronze Shimmer Trim.

Enjoy hopping around to see what we've all created with the new products and I hope it inspires you to get crafting!!  Feel free to contact me with any questions or check out my website to view the new idea book and products:


Featured Products: