Monday, August 12, 2019

"Ice Cream" - Blog with Friends

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful and enjoyable weekend and are ready to join me and some of my blogging friends for some wonderful topics associated with "Ice Cream". That's our theme this month for "Blog with Friends".

Be sure to read to the bottom of this post and access my friends' content. Of course, we all appreciate blog love so please consider leaving a message when you visit.

So I decided to step outside the box a bit as you notice my creation has nothing to do with ice cream. Or does it? Okay, okay. Truth be told, I saw a little bit of rainbow ice cream in the way this chameleon is colored so I figured that worked and besides, I wanted to show you this fun creation!

This is a fun treat that is perfect for anyone! Need something to welcome a new neighbor? How 'bout a new co-worker? What about a well wish for the new school year, for a student or a teacher? No matter who they are created for, no doubt they'll put some happy on the face of the recipient. 

To easily and quickly color the images, I used Sponge Daubers. By using one Dauber for each color, I patted them in various ink colors. Then, I "smeared" them over the chameleons, repeatedly, until I had the desired look. Tip: Know that the ink takes a few minutes to soak into the paper, leaving this awesome and vibrant look, don't you just love it?

And let's talk about LOVE! I love this Wild & Punny stamp set. The images and sentiments are so adorable and always make me crack up when I read them! It is only available through the end of this month, while supplies last. That's right! They are retiring SOON! Be sure to get this stamp set, and other retiring products, before they are gone!

These are the dimensions for recreating these tasty treats, which contain four Hershey Kisses. AND, you can use the flavor you like so you can eat the leftovers. Okay, so maybe that's not the best advice. LOL (By the way, there are Cookies 'n Cream kisses, another flavor of ice cream and one of my absolute favorites!)

I did teach this in my VIP Group this past Saturday. If you would enjoy being a member of that group where I share fun stuff, contact me directly or you can request to JOIN HERE. I would love to have you!

Now it's time to move onto my "Blog with Friends" posts. Be sure to check them out for some great and tasty information. You'll be glad you did!

Make this week a great one!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Color It! - Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Welcome to this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge, "Color It!" You can participate in this challenge by creating artwork that aligns with the theme, however you choose to interpret it. Just be sure to incorporate some Close To My Heart products in your creation!

I love using markers to color in stamped images and that's what I did here.

The Escape to Paradise stamp set, shown here, has some fabulous images, two of which I used for this card.

I also incorporated this stamp set, associated with our Craft On product line. It was designed for cards but can totally be used otherwise. Aren't the sentiments adorable?!

Both of these stamp sets will retire at the end of August so be sure to get them if you want them!

I look forward to seeing your artwork on the Heart 2 Heart Blog! Have a blessed week!