Happy Birthday Handsome – Color Dare #314

Happy Friday! It’s time for a new Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  This week we are creating with the Colors: Clover, Lagoon & Nectarine and Kraft is optional.

I just finished a custom order for assorted birthday cards and this was one of the cards I came up with, most of the cards were for women, but my customer wanted a few masculine cards too!

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The retired Jack Stamp Set is still available on the clearance section of my website here.  The stamp set WITH matching die cuts is only $9.50 is a steal of a deal!  The panel behind “Jack” is embossed with the plaid embossing folder.  This was my customer’s FAVORITE card!

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So now it’s YOUR turn to play along…you’ll find all the details on how to enter on the sidebar of our homepage, you’ll also find inspiration in artwork provided by other members of the design team.  Make sure you visit their sites so you can show them a little love.

I always appreciate that you stop by and read the comments that you leave.  Tell me what your favorite masculine card includes.

 

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It’s Your Day Baby – Color Dare #312

Happy Friday!  It’s everyone’s favorite week at the Color My Heart Color Dare!  What colors will you create with from the Color Dare Tic Tac Toe Board?

We are having a little competition amongst the Design Team to recruit players. Please mention me if you decide to come play!!!

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I chose the middle horizontal line for a Baby Girl Birthday card in Ballerina, White Daisy & Charcoal.  I used this sweet card from Becca Whitham.  The Sweet Baby Stamp Set and Dies are retired, but still available in the Going Soon! section on my website, it’s listed as limited quantities so if you want it click here and get it before it’s gone!

I picked the Polka Dot paper from the Seasonal Mix-ins Paper Packet as the base of my card – like Becca I then die cut my wonky piece from a My Favorite Things Blueprint and ran the Ballerina Piece with my Alphabet Embossing Folder (you’ll also find it in the Going Soon section)  All of my stamping (other than the striped balloon) was done in Charcoal Ink.  I really like using a dark gray instead of black with the softer color of Ballerina.  I couldn’t resist coloring in the cheek and toe nails with my Sugarplum Shimmer Pen.

Now it’s your turn to create something using the Tic Tac Toe Board…you can find all the guidelines for joining on our home page and there you’ll find the other projects from our talented Design Team.  As a reminder if you use three or more colors you can link up at the Double Trouble Challenge and if using a Critter (of any kind) you can also link up at the Brown Sugar Challenge.

Twisted Tic Tac Toe – Color Dare #309

Happy Friday!  Welcome to Challenge #309 of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Close to My Heart retired 11 colors at the end of August – fortunately we also gained 11 new colors, but this week the Color Dare Design Team is featuring our retired colors in a Twisted Tic Tac Toe.  You can choose any three colors or more from our board – they do not have to line up.

I had some fun with this challenge.  I knew I wasn’t going to be able to pick just three – although I did try with very little success.

I chose to use the So Many Smiles stamp set (also retired) because of the multiple layers that make up each flower.  I knew I’d be able to add additional colors with ease.  The colors I used are:  Nutmeg, Tangerine, Juniper, Blossom, Pacifica, Poppy, Sorbet & Cranberry.

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 for two full weeks so there is really no excuse not to play along.

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

What color are you most sad to see retire?

 

Double Trouble #8

Well, Trouble Maker and Double Dare are in the DOG HOUSE…they FORGOT my BIRTHDAY!  I told them it was really ok, that I celebrate for the ENTIRE MONTH and that they could make it up to me with all things that GLITTER!!!

They are trying to make it up to me with a BIRTHDAY PROJECT CHALLENGE!  For an additional entry into our random draw, Double Dare suggests you link up to Pause Dream & Enjoy.  The optional twist is to add GLITTER all forms to your project.

The Documented paper packet was my favorite from the Seasonal Expressions.  I chose to use my favorite papers for my birthday card and included LOTS of glittery accents, Bashful Glitter Paper, Gold Glitter Gems, Bitty Sparkles, Eggplant ribbon with a Gold Stitching and although you can’t see it well in the picture I also used my Gold Shimmer Brush on the vellum leaves under the banner.  That might be sparkly enough!!!

So what’s your birthday project going to look like…I hope it will include some glitter.  Make sure you come along to play with Double Trouble and let us know when your birthday is.

 

 

Better Late than Never – Color Dare #303

Happy Saturday afternoon!

Although I was supposed to post a card for the Color My Heart Color Dare yesterday – real life got in the way, but since it’s Tic Tac Toe week – which just happens to be my favorite week on the Color Dare I decided it was better to participate and show up late for the game than not play at all.

Tic Tac Toe is simple…you pick the row of colors that you want to create with – up, down, across, diagonal – you may also choose to create with all the colors on the board.

The Color Dare also has some new guidelines regarding neutrals:  White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.

I chose to create with the diagonal of Glacier, Bashful & Mink.  I recently purchased all of the Solo Letter & Numbers – they are in a special bundle during Stampaganza, so although I have a few duplicates, I now have a complete set!  Hurry if you’d like to add them to your stamp collection because the special ends and they retire on July 31.

We have a cuddly, cozy, cute granddaughter who’s name starts with a “C”!  We visited her last weekend and she was CRAWLING so I wanted to send a card CELEBRATING this new victory!

Each of the Color Dares are open for two whole weeks so I hope you’ll take a minute to come play along!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment on which color combination is your favorite from the Tic Tac Toe Board.  I’ll be drawing a name at the end of the challenge and create a card just for you!

Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to share with me.

 

 

Just the Basics & Bashful

When I registered for the Close to My Heart Convention this year I also signed up for the Consultant Showcase.  I was provided a 3 foot X 18 inch space in which I could display anything I wanted.

I decided that I wanted to keep my display to cards and picked to use the Basic Fundamentals & Bashful (2017-18 Color of the Year).

I was really excited about my cards, but not so excited to put them on display.  I am very blessed to have a dear friend that is also a consultant that promised to stay with me – she was my human security blanket 🙂

The night started off with a bang – there was a Sticky Boy right above my display that neither one of us saw.  I had a great time interacting with other consultants and realized that I can’t wait to do this again.  Fears are meant to be conquered, right!

I have my cards listed for sale on my Facebook page through 7/16 in hopes to earn some money to help Operation Smile.  I hope you’ll pop over there and consider bidding.

 

Cheers to You – Color Dare #300

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Bashful, Mink & Pacifica.

I had fun with this color combination.  I used both the light side of the Mink cardstock to create a base card and a strip of the regular Mink is right above the Sapphire Fundamentals B&T.  Couldn’t those roses pass as clouds for my balloon?  The stamp set is from the Cheers to You Cardmaking Kit and I followed the pattern making a few changes.  Can you tell me what they are (other than the papers)?

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)!