Color Dare #267

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #267 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these three CTMH Colors: Saffron, Goldrush, Fern. And then use One, 2, 3 4, 5, 6 or 7 of the neutral colors (White, Charcoal, Pewter, Almond, Toffee, Nutmeg and Espresso); OR use all these colors from the “Falling For You” Paper Pack.”

With our challenges you have two weeks to participate which gives you more time and flexibility to create  – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge.

You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.

I really love the Falling for You paper pack, so I jumped at the chance to play with it and my new Sammy the Squirrel.

I used my Shin Han markers to color him. I look forward to pairing him with this paper pack again.

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 #267 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 9, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share a Smile 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 which showcases the adorable Punny Pals stamp set and the Thin Cuts that are only available this month.

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER 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 19 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the 3 x 3 cards that are available for this months Operation Smile promotion.  The cards kit is fabulous but you can totally design your own.

I chose to use Falling For You paper pack and accent with the G0ld Glitter paper.   I cut the Goldrush circle at 1 3/4 inch and used the 2 inch circle die to cut the gold glitter. I used watercolors to color the cute puppy.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Cats & Bats ~ Happy Halloween

If you have followed me at all then you know that Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year.  I love to decorate for Halloween, carve pumpkins and so much more!  I wanted to share some Halloween cards I put together.

How adorable is this cat?? I am totally having fun with this paper pack.

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Color Dare #265 ~ Bashful, Pomegranate, White Daisy and Black

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #265 we are challenging you to combine  BASHFUL, POMEGRANATE, WHITE DAISY, and BLACK with the Option to add SILVER.

With our challenges you have two weeks to participate which gives you more time and flexibility to create  – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge.
You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.
The rules will remain the same (All and Only) the featured colors in our Challenge, neutrals will be specified and some colors optional.
I was unsure what I was going to do for this challenge… flowers… then I spotted it… flamingos!!
I used the September Animal House stamp set from Technique Tuesday along with some Close to my Heart dies – Oval and Ribbon.

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 #2635 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday October 26, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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October Stamp of the Month ~ Christmas Tunes

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~Christmas Tunes (S1710) a set of 7.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I was really drawn to the snow globe so I know that would be the stamp set I wanted to focus on.  I decided I used one of the Adventure fundamental paper for the background to emboss.

I also though I would grey to stamp on the silver foil paper with the Archival Black ink which work.  Just let it sit for a couple of minutes before you touch it. I did a bit of fussy cutting with the silver foil, Pewter cardstock and the White cardstock.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of October and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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!

 

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Color Dare #263 ~ Toffee, Saffron, Espresso, Pomegranate, Fern, White and Optional Gold

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #263 we are challenging you to combine  ESPRESSO, WHITE DAISY, TOFFEE, FERN, SAFFRON, POMEGRANATE with the Option to add GOLD.

Remember with the new changes you have two weeks to participate so  this gives you more time and flexibility to create  – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge.
You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.
The rules will remain the same (All and Only) the featured colors in our Challenge, neutrals will be specified and some colors optional.
I sometimes forget to really look to the artwork in the idea books for inspiration.  Today I was inspired by a card on page 72 of the annual inspirations idea book.
I stared with second generation Saffron ink for the base of the bird.  Then used second generation Toffee and the third layer is Toffee.

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 #263 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 28, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 Holiday Expressions New Product 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 which showcases some of the fantastic new product which has just been released.

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 23 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

It was really hard deciding what I wanted to showcase… There is just way too much awesomeness!!

Love the Falling for you paper pack!! I incorporated the September Stamp of the Month for the title and a few cricut cuts.

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!

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Lego Birthday

So this past weekend was my son’s sixth birthday.  I love creating his invites and things for his birthday.  This year I pulled in reinforcements for the cake, a professional!!  He chose Legos as his theme.

Here is the invitation.  It was really simple to create just a hole punch and pop dots to punch the circles up. For the inside I just created in word and printed.

I knew we needed at least one game so what about pin the head on the Lego person?  I cut a bunch of Lego heads and the kids could design their own.  Then they tried to pin it on the body.

Here is with some of the heads.

It was a fun party and the kids had fun too.

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Fabulous Foil

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 10 of us highlighting our FABULOUS FOIL. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from HALEY DYER BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our heavy weight foil cardstock.  It is perfect for embossing and you can even create scored creations using your Cricut.  Here is what I created:

So I took an image from Artbooking Circle Doily. I duplicated the image then hid the contour lines so only was the outer shape.  I then hid some of the contour lines on the other and changed it to a score line image.  I then centered the two and attached them to create this cut/score file . I then used the largest circle die to cut my white circle.  I used the lagoon ink, cardstock, fundamental paper and ribbon (which are part of the Adventure collection).

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MELISSA ROBINSON’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my creation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #261 ~ Nutmeg, White Daisy, Toffee, Almond, Lemon with Gold (optional)

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #261 we are challenging you to combine  NUTMEG, WHITE DAISY, TOFFEE, ALMOND, and LEMON with the Option to add GOLD.

In case you have not noticed, we made a couple of changes to our challenges starting this month!! We are sure you will love it!!  Color Dare #261 will be active from two weeks so there will be two challenges running at all times. The two current challenges will be available on the sidebar of the Color Dare Blog.

This extension gives you more time and flexibility to create and hopefully invite more participants for Color Dare – but please don’t wait for the closing date to submit your entry. Winners will be announced at the close of each challenge.
You may have noticed the new color palette layout. This was designed for better clarification of the colors. CTMH cardstock has the actual color on one side and the other side is a lighter variance of the same color.
This new palette photo will make it easier for comparison for matching colors if you don’t have CTMH Colors. Plus…the variance of the same color gives you a fair range for substituting similar colors so you can still join in all the fun.
The rules will remain the same (All and Only) the featured colors in our Challenge, neutrals will be specified and some colors optional.
Here is my creation this week:
I designed this card based off of one in the Annual Inspirations book on page 72.  I used almond ink on the lighter side of the Toffee cardstock and also the Nutmeg ink to stamp the buck.

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 #261 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday September 28, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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