Color Dare #381 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #381 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are  LEMONADE, CLOVER, GLACIER, LAGOON, CANDY APPLE, and NECTARINE.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black and White and all neutrals are free.

I wasn’t sure which colors I wanted to use so I started by looking at the current papers and which ones would fit. Lagoon and Glacier are two of my favorites so when I found papers that would work I then was looking for another and saw the zip strip from the Seasonal Mix-in and decided Nectarine would be my third.

The lagoon bow paper is from the Seasonal Mix-in and the glacier polka-dots is from Celebrate Today paper pack. The Birthday Greeting stamp set has been one of my go to stamp sets, so I am sorry it has been retired. The butterflies are from the Can’t Get Enough stamp set. I used Nectarine ink with my watercolor brush to create the splatters. I added a bit of Diamond Stickles to add some shimmer to the butterflies. The white shimmer strip is our White Glitter paper. I also used our new Scalloped Circle thin cut.

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 #381  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 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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Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Christmas Card 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 showcasing Christmas cards using our papers and stamps.

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

For this card I used the Berry Christmas paper pack with the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamp set.  The sentiment is Merry Christmas Stamp Set and the oval is cut with oval thin cuts. I used the Berry Christmas Dots for accents.

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

Happy Crafting!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with happiness.  Things have been out of sorts around here so I am just hopping for the best.  We have had a rough start to the new year with illness.  My son is on his third possibly forth illnesses since the new year.  Anyway, here’s to spring? I had great intentions of posting the photos of our valentines over a couple of days but I am now down to the day….

Here are two I designed using the fun new XOXO thin cut.

This one is using the Adventure Fundamentals.

This one combines Sugar Rush with a little Enchantment Fundamentals and Swan Lake.  I also used the new Heart thin cuts and XOXO thin cuts.

Happy Crafting!