This Little Piggy – Color Dare #269

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Bashful, Black, Glacier, Toffee and White Daisy.

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This little piggy was stamped on Bashful Cardstock and layered on Glacier CS and a piece of Bashful Glitter Paper all on top of a piece of Black & White striped B&T from the Cats & Bats Kit.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

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Owl Always Love You

Did you pick up the Share A Smile Card Kit?  I loved the Punny Pals stamp set when it was released, but adding Thin Cuts took my love over the top.

I’m trying to share some new techniques in my Just the Basics card class and this background was a fun one.  I inked an acrylic block directly with my Glacier Ink pad and then spritzed it with water from my Spray Pen and applied it directly to my square of paper.  The fun thing about this technique is you won’t get the same results twice.  I then stamped my sentiment in Memento Black Ink and popped up the owl which I water-colored.

This is such an easy technique and you can also use multiple colors on your block just make sure to use your lightest color first.  You can also use your die-based markers for an additional look.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try.

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Together is the Best Place to Be

This month’s stamp of the month seems to touch my heart with memories of my grandparents feeding the quail on their small farm in Eastern Washington.  It also reminds me of their togetherness – they were married for 65 years.

I was inspired by the card in the Annual Expressions and decided to give welding images a bit of a spin with my new Cricut Explore Air.

The Hello Lovely papers paired with Desert Sand, Fern and Sea Glass for an elegant look.  The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and then embossed with Gold Embossing powder.  I used a sentiment from the Cricut Flower Market collection to recognize an upcoming anniversary.

Don’t forget that the stamp of the month Flock Together is only available through the end of April so get your’s before they are gone.

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Flower Market Key 44

Good Morning!  Who’s ready for some daffodils?  Well you can find them on Key 44 of the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge from Close to My Heart.

I love the fun cuts that can be layered on the Flower Market cartridge and all of the cuts on this card come from one key – #44. I thought the bright cheery colors of the Adventure paper paired with the woodgrain from the Rustic Home Fundamentals would deliver a smile to the recipient.

You can see more from this key on this video from Close to My Hearts Corporate You Tube channel.

Thanks for stopping by…let me know what your favorite key from the Flower Market Cartridge is by leaving me a comment.

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Joyful Stars Blog Hop – Sugar Rush

joyful-stars-blog-hop-badgeWelcome to January’s Joyful Stars blog hop.  If you’ve arrived here from Nickie’s blog you are on the right path.  If you started here, that’s fine too – we’re a circular hop so if you follow the links at the end of each post you’ll end up right back where you started.

I am in love, love, love with the new Sugar Rush paper packet.  It has the perfect blends of brights and pastels.

I also love finding a card for inspiration and then giving it some twists and turns and making it my own.  This card was inspired by one from consultant Karen Pedersen (you can see her card here).  The January stamp of the month, Adore You, has the perfect blend of hearts, flowers and the absolute best choices of sentiments all for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase.

If you’d like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart items I’ve featured I’d be happy to help (you can click here to go to my business page) or you can contact your own Close to My Heart Consultant.

I’d love it if you’d take a minute to leave me a comment and then hop on over to Michelle’s blog where I’m sure you’ll find delightful artwork.

Thanks again for stopping by.

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A Jar of Cheer

I remember rows of  Mason Jars in my grandma’s pantry when I was a child…now they are probably used more for decoration than for preserving fruit.  I was excited to find a “jar” as one of the containers on our new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.

This fun little 4.5 X 4.5 card is made with Kraft Cardstock and the band is from the City Sidewalks paper packet.  The White panel has been embossed with the Snowflakes Embossing folder.  All the elements from the jar were cut from the Cricut Flower Market Collection.  I love the two toned holly leaves.  I’ve used them on a couple of cards – you’ll see another one soon!

Thank you for stopping by…you can always find all the supplies that I used to make my card by visiting my webpage at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.  So that you don’t miss any of my other upcoming City Sidewalks artwork make sure you click on the follow me button on the sidebar of my blog.