Hot Cocoa with Heart 2 Heart Challenge

Well the new year has started and along with the new year has come a new opportunity.  A couple of years ago I was on the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Design Team and it really was a blessing for me.  That was when I really got active with my blogging and with all of the inspiration I received from my fellow Design Team members, I developed an artistic "style" and a real love of design.

Well I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to return to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge as a member of their alumnae Design Team.  I eagerly agreed and despite a very recent move (I am still not unpacked or actually completely moved in), I could not wait to get started on my first project.  The other members on the H2H Challenge Design Team can be found on the sidebar of my blog.

I am just loving the little paper purses so I went to my favorite Cricut Artiste Cartridge and decided to cut out the bag on page 64 of the Cricut Artiste Book.  See the yellow tote bag on the right side?  I cut the bag (3D Object) at 4.25" and two of the sides (3D Object + Shift).

I assembled the tote and turned it into a purse by threading Cocoa Ribbon through the little holes at the top of the tote.  Here is my project.

I have used some retired items as well as some brand new items.  I really like how the old meshes so well with the new.  I cut a snowflake out of our new Silver Glitter Paper using the Artiste Cartridge Page 79. (Accent 1 - Shift).  I cut it at 2.5".  

I placed my sweet little owl in a slit in the cup of hot chocolate.  You never know where he will pop up!

Supplies Used
C1479 (Not sure of the name of this stamp set.  I think it came with a Workshop on the Go)
D1548 Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set
X7146B Wonderland Paper Pack (retired)
Chocolate Pigment Ink Pad
Whisper Pigment Ink Pad
Twilight Pigment Ink Pad
Gypsy Pigment Ink Pad
Crystal Blue Pigment Ink Pad
Z1327 Blue Sparkles
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

We would love to have you participate in our challenge.  Just please remember a few simple rules:
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to come back here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!  
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.


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