Color Dare #411 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe Retired Colors

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #411 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it is focused around the Close to My Heart colors that just retired.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites, and Neutrals are FREE.

I chose to go with the middle column ~ Saffron, Silver, Ruby with Black & White.

For this card I used the new Layered Floral Thin Cuts. I used Saffron, and Ruby cardstocks. I used a retired stamp set for the Thank you. I added a couple of Silver Sequins.

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 #411  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #407 ~ Greys

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  This week we have a good one for you.  This weeks challenge is all about the GREY! You can use any shade of grey plus 2 colors along with BLACK, WHITES, and SILVER but that is all!!

This will be a challenge partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge #64.

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, “You make me happy when skies are grey, so let’s make someone happy with a Friendship project (i.e. Get Well, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.). NO Birthday, Holiday or Celebration projects.

I pulled a linen pattern paper from a prior Seasonal Mix In paper pack. I paired it with Pewter, Bluebird, Canary, and silver. I used the Flower from the Happiest Place Digital Art Designs. I added a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread behind the flowers. The sentiment came from the current Craft with Heart Card Subscription.

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 #407  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #363 ~ Tic-Tac-Toe

This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #363 we have our popular Tic-Tac-Toe board this time it correlates to the Every Little Thing paper pack.  For this challenge you can use any diagonal, row or column, you can add in any of the other colors shown.  Blacks & Whites are FREE but NO other neutrals.

I went with the Left Column ~ Wisteria, Pewter, Julip and added, Black, White, Mint, and Lemonade.

I love the Perk Up Stamp Set and Thin Cuts!! I designed a bunch of cards with this stamp set and Hawthorn papers and colors, but I wanted to showcase it with Every Little Thing colors. I added a couple of Julep Loose Sequins and Twine.

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 #363  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Love Blossoms Blog Hop

Welcome to the Love Blossoms Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fabulous special LOVE BLOSSOMS.  While this special shows you how to make 12 fantastic cards, this hop will show you some other ideas. I am sure you will find a wide variety of inspirations on this hop.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSON’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 14 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

For this hop I designed two cards using the Love Blossoms Stamp set!

Catscrapbooking ~ Close to My Heart ~ ctmh ~ Love Blossoms ~ thank you ~ overlay ~ cards ~flower

I used an overlay on top of Sweet Leaf cardstock. The lattice overlay is from Artbooking Cricut cartrige which you can find HERE. I then cut the rectangular edges to make it softer. I used Thistle cardstock behind the White Daisy stamped sentiment.

catscrapbooking ~ closet to my heart ~ ctmh ~ love blossoms ~ mother's day card This card is the almost the same as one in the workshop.  I made a couple of adjustments. First I changed the color cardstock to Raspberry.  I then colored the flowers instead of leaving them white.  I also modified the sentiment to be a Mother’s Day Card.

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

Happy Crafting!

Winter Skies Thank You Cards

Now that Christmas is over it is time to bring out the Thank You Cards.  I make a special thank you card every year to mail out for my son and I.  I just want to make sure those who sent gifts know we appreciate them. Today I was able to carve out some time to design an make all the cards I needed this year.

Check out all those bears and trees….

Here are the two versions of the card I made.  I was inspired to make my purple background after seeing a card on Instagram by Hippofee. I used a retired stamp set called Swirling Stars. The bears and trees are from WINTER SKIES which is a Lawn Fawn Stamp Set.  The Thank You and curved dashed border are also Lawn Fawn.  My thank you cards works well with HEART 2 HEART‘s last challenge of the year…. Wish Upon A Star.

I used Lilac cardstock for the mat and Thistle for the Thank You. I used copic markers to color the trees and scarf. I stamped Swirling Stars with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with White embossing powder. I then sponged the background using Lilac, Thistle and Pansy inks.

For this version I used Bluebird cardstock for the base and Sapphire for the Thank you. The background was crated the same way using Bluebird and Sapphire inks.

Happy Crafting!

September Stamp of the Month ~ Just Treats

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring SEPTEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ JUST TREATS (S1809) a set of 22.If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This stamp set is wonderful as there are soooo many ways you could use it.  here are two that I came up with.

The first one I created was this one.

I used the new Boutique Paper Pack.  I loved the PML card from this pack as my pattern paper. I then used Peacock, Glacier and Sugarplum. I masked the Sentiment with Peacock and Sugarplum.

I also used the new Sugarplum Shimmer brush to add a bit of glimmer to the card.  It is hard to see but the dots and drops I added the shimmer.  I also added it to the the peppermints.

For this card I used the Hello Pumpkin paper pack. I love the Ghost from the Hello Pumpkin Scrapbooking Stamp Set but I really wanted the reverse image too.  So I googled how to do it and found this video.   I also used the Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape.

I wanted to add a bit of shimmer to this as well so I used the new Black Shimmer Brush for the eyes, drops, dots and the “no”. I also masked the sentiment with Black, Nectarine and Pansy.

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 September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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!

Color Dare 289 ~ Raspberry, Mink & Juniper

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #289 we are challenging you to use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: RASPBERRY, MINK,  and JUNIPER.  You are able to use neutrals – Black and White in your design. You can check out the rules HERE.

I have been seeing cards with the sentiment cut out of the card and popped up.  I thought that would be great for this challenge and use a floral design.  Here is how it turned out.

In this view it is hard to see the “TH” as the stamp is pretty bold.  I used the Thin Cut – Block Letters to cut the “Thank.”  The flower is from a retired stamp set called A Budding Friendship D1602 and the “You” if from another retired stamp set called Sunny Thoughts S1802.  Here is a side view:

Here you can see how the letters are popped up.  I used the thick foam tape to pop them up.

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 #289 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday. May 3, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Feeling Foxy!!

Okay I may have to admit I have an addiction…. and it is to this cute critter, a fox!!! I have been purchasing any and all (or at least almost all) fox stamp sets.  I recently saw this cute set by Honey Bee Stamps and fell head over heals in love!

I have been coloring foxes and making cards about 30 all together.

Here is what all the cards look like and then I will show them in smaller groupings.  I made multiple of the same patterns.

That is a lot of foxes!!


I only did a few with this fox, so I guess I know what I will be doing soon…

I liked the blue with the orange of the fox.

I even add some sequences to these as well.

Here is the last group:

Thank you for checking out my cute foxes!

Happy Crafting!

Thank You Cards

I was needing a bunch of thank you cards. I found a cute card on Pinterest and scrap lifted it. Here is my take on the card.

Love the bright stripes and they make such fun happy thank you cards.  The prickly pear on left uses Sea Glass, Blossom, Lemon, Sapphire and Tangerine.  The Little Dreamer uses Glacier, Lemon, Thistle, and Tangerine.

Happy Crafting!

Thank You Cards

I needed to create some thank you cards so I decided to play around with our new oval thin cut and the corresponding Scripty Thank you stamp A1206.

This one uses the Little Dreamer paper pack.

For this card I used the now retired paper pack Hello Lovely. I used the gold shimmer brush the thank you to give it a bit of glitter.  Here is a close up:

Happy Crafting!

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