Cheery Gingerbread Post It Holder – Color Dare #268

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Almond, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, White Daisy & Optional Gold.

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It seemed like the perfect combination of Christmas Colors to me.  I’d also seen this fun Post-It holder on Pinterest – watched the video, jotted some notes, but apparently forgot to pin the post – I’ll keep looking and hopefully find it again so I can share the directions for making it.

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!

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

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment including your favorite kind of holiday cookie!  Until later…

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3 Ways From the Heart

Last Monday I told you’d I’d share some samples I’ve made from the September Close to My Heart Special and then the week got away from me. So today I have those cards for you.

My first card is the traditional use of the stamp set from the card kit. Layering the flowers with different inks makes a beautiful card.

My next card was stamped in Memento black ink and colored in. I really like the large sentiment on the front of the card. Inside I layered the flower in the more traditional way.

My third card is a completely different use of the card base, taking a pattern from the Beary Christmas card kit and turning it into a fun fold card.

It is lots of fun playing with this fun fold card kit. One of the tricks is really folding those score lines. Grab your bone folder and you’ll have success.

Thanks for being patient I hope you enjoy these cards.

Tag Your It

I finally made it to the tag stage!  The Perfect Presents stamp set made cute gift tags so easy with a little help from my Art Philosophy cartridge.

Not sure if I will get more craft time this week, but next week I hope to be bringing you some sneak peeks!


Don’t forget you only have until December 31 to order from this catalog which includes the Perfect Presents stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!  Merry Christmas!

A Merry Christmas – Color Dare #218

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: New England Ivy, Ruby, Whisper and White Daisy.

My head is swimming with Christmas card ideas so this challenge couldn’t have come at a better time!

If I’m short on time the first place I start is by pulling one of my card sketch books from my shelf,  Wishes with it’s 100 card patterns just happens to be my favorite.  You’ll find this 8 X 3.5 card between it’s pages.  I don’t always follow the sketch exactly, but it’s a good jumping off point.  I embossed the white base with the Snowflake embossing folder (watch for it to come back in stock – it’s temporarily unavailable) and the Woodland Wishes stamp set.  The pattern papers are both from the  Enchantment Fundamentals.  I’m really finding the new Fundamentals line and their multiple patterns per package a versatile addition to my paper collection.

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

If you need to purchase any of the supplies I used you can contact your Close to My Heart consultant or click on the items listed above and it will take you to a link to my business page.  During the month of November I will be donating the commission from my sales to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 

Yuletide Joy – October SOTM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October’s SOTM, which is Yultide Joy, a set of seven stamps.  If you have come here from Nina’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have almost 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I reached for the Oh Deer paper packet for this card.  The soft colors of this paper packet, Bamboo, Cocoa, Colonial White, Dessert Sand, Fern, Juniper, Seaglass, Slate and Whisper and White Daisy paired with some Ruby cardstock really gives it a wintry feel.  I chose to use the Star image from the Stamp of the Month which coordinates with a Cricut Art Philosophy cut.  The Sea Glass star was cut out and then embossed in Gold and popped up onto a Dessert Sand tag.  I added a few accents – a piece of Sea Glass Glitter paper under the Zip Strip from Oh Deer and then a piece of White & Gold Twine doubled and tied in a knot to hold the tag on, I finished off the tag with two small Red Enamel Gems.

Now “Hop” on over to Terrie’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available untilOctober!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Recording the Memories

It’s December…actually it’s December 7th and I’m not sure where this year has gone.  I always try and do a December Daily Album and I get about a week into it and life takes over.  This year, Close to My Heart is giving me a little incentive to continue the venture.  Their #ctmhcountdown on Instagram gives me a chance to get a daily prompt AND the opportunity to WIN!

Can you figure out what the daily prompts were from looking at my pictures?

I’m super excited that I’ve made it this far (and yes today’s post has been made) and hope to continue the journey.  Christmas is no longer my favorite time of the year so I’m trying my hardest to make the best of things this year…maybe it’s just the push I need.

Merry Christmas,

Tracey

Put A Little Spin on Your Christmas

This card base can be found on the While Supplies Last of my webpage, it is a card that gives a little extra wow!  You can’t see it well in this picture, but the circle spins in the window…it’s much easier to see in my finished card so let’s get started!

I’ve been playing with some retired papers and this Snowhaven packet is almost new – I think I hoarded it!

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I started by cutting strips in different widths at 2 1/2 inches long and then pieced the front of the card.  The silver and black shimmer trim added just a tiny bit of glitz!  I layered an Art Philosophy cut scalloped circle on the circle in the window and then mounted the sentiment from Double Merry (a new M size stamp) and a couple of banners at the bottom with clear sparkles finishes off the front, but wait there’s more…

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The scalloped circle has a back side – it’s like two cards in one.  On this side I mounted an Art Philosophy cut snowflake.  The awesome part of this card is if you “wind it up” before putting it in the envelope when your recipient gets it they get a little surprise!

These cards are available While Supplies Last in a package of 10 for just $8.95.  Get yours before it’s too late!

Thanks for stopping by.