Spotlight – Color Dare #330

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  

Join our fun Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge using colors from”I Heart Us” paper pack … first choose a row, column or diagonal and include choice in your post … and then feel free to use “only” additional Colors in the Board below. We use CTMH color names for reference; however, you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match

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I Heart Us Tic Tac Toe Board

Neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use unless otherwise specified in our board.


I chose to use the February Stamp of the month for my card…it’s a big bold stamp that works well for the Spotlight technique. I stamped the image in black twice and figured out what part I wanted to highlight I then cut that image from one of my images colored it and added it to a Mint stitched circle. A Black Glitter Paper Scalloped banner finished off the card.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.   Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until Thursday, February 28th to enter Challenge #330

Make sure you check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (just as you love comments on your artwork – we love yours too)!

Glitter & Heart Day

Happy Valentines Day!

I put this card together with the scraps I had left over from the Heart Happy Workshop papers.  It’s also a card that we’ll be making in my card class today (rescheduled from the snow storm last week)

Although this card is intended to be a Valentine, it could be an anniversary card or just to let someone know how much you love them (limited card space).

Make sure you add the cute Heart Happy Workshop & Stamp to your order before the end of February.  It’s a cute one for sure!  If you’d like to join the fun of an upcoming card class…leave me your contact information in the comment and I’ll be sure to get you on my list.

 

This or That Tuesday

It’s already time for another This or That Tuesday…this one was a hard one for me so “both” could be the correct answer if you can’t choose!

I love my furry friends…I don’t have kitties anymore, but the truth is dogs are better companions…it always seemed like my cats loved me on their terms, but my dog – well, he loves me all the time!

Purrrrific and Pawprints on My Heart are two stamp sets featured in the Seasonal Expressions.  I love both stamp sets with their sweet sentiments and accessories.  Look at that cute ball of yarn.  These stamps would make the perfect addition to your stamp collection – which would you choose and why?

 

 

 

A Beautiful Friendship

One of my favorite papers from the Seasonal Expressions 1 is the I Heart Us Collection.  The bright bold rainbow stripe and the multi colored polka dot make my heart swoon!

I couldn’t wait to put together this fun card to celebrate a beautiful friendship.  Sometimes I think we spend time chatting and talking with our friends, but don’t really let them know how much we appreciate them.

Leave me a comment with who you’d send this card to and why!

A Tag or Not

I love the Fancy Tag thin cuts…I not only use them for stand alone tags, but I add them to card fronts and yesterday I decided to make them into some Valentines!     img_2910

These tag treat holders were not only fun to make they were so easy too.  I measured my treat and then doubled and added about a half inch to my length of cardstock.  I then folded it with a pleated bottom and then positioned my die cut so that the bottom would not cut.  I decorated it with a cute Valentine stamp that was in my stash from last year and they are already to go in the mail to a sweet niece & nephew!

You can find the Fancy Tags Thin Cuts on my webpage by clicking here.  I’m sure you won’t be sorry if you add them to your shopping cart.

Heart Happy Cards

I spent the morning in the Craft Coop creating some Valentines from the Heart Happy Workshop. This kit is amazing…you can make one 12X12 layout, two 12X12 single pages, ten cards and five tags and still have paper left over to do your own thing with.  There is also an option to do a Heart Happy Everyday Life Album.

Heart Happy Paper Packet (CC2193)

The first thing I noticed about this paper is that it is not all pink or red…it’s an amazing combination of both along with Sapphire and Mint.  The papers are also not Valentine specific…the stripes and geometric designs are perfect for everyday.  To be honest with you, I’ve got a second packet on it’s way to me because I’m in LOVE!

A Piece of My Heart (CC2191)

The stamp set is just as cute too!  How fun to put a diagram of your heart on a card…puppies, tacos, icecream, YOU.  Yes please!  Again…perfect for an anniversary, a cheery hello or to send someone a pick me up – not just Valentines here either!

These cards came straight from the workshop and were so much fun to make.  I hope you’ll consider adding this Workshop & Stamp set to your shopping cart…even if you don’t use them this year you can get a jump start on Valentine’s Day next year!

This or That Tuesday

Welcome to This or That Tuesday! Through the month of February on my blog and social media pages I will post two photos using similar products and you can tell me which you prefer – This or That – in the comments.

There is no right or wrong answer, it’s truly just a way to get you to interact with me. It won’t always be artwork…sometimes it will be products, tools or techniques.

Today’s This or That is artwork (from the Close to My Heart Art Department) made with the I Heart Us Paper and Cardmaking Stamp Set.

I think it’s fun to see how the same papers can make two totally different cards. I’m always flipping and flopping papers in The Coop, our two sided papers provide twice the options for your card making.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you prefer This or That?