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)!

 

A Magical Wish

I’ve loved unicorns since I was a child and I’m not embarrassed to admit that I still have a fascination for the magical creatures.

I have a special little girl’s birthday coming up and I started with just making a gift card holder for her, but when I was researching ideas  wasting time on Pinterest I found the cutest idea to add the Artiste Gift Card Holder to the inside of a card base – simply brillant!

I was quite pleased how my card came together and it even inspired me to decorate the inside of my card, which I’ve been fairly lax at lately.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Jack the Bear – Color Dare – 258

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors from the Jack Paper Pack…Juniper, Ruby, Slate, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy and Black.

My husband needed a card for an associate to put a gift card in…I’m so glad that I’m his “go to cardmaker” 🙂  It would really be discouraging if I found him in the Hallmark Aisle of the grocery store.  Since I know this man is an avid outdoors-man I thought it would be fun to use the bear from the Jack Card Making Stamp set.  I love that silly little hat and the tree B&T paper helped me get all the colors of the challenge included.

This fun card cut from the Artiste cartridge keeps that gift card held securely.  I’m also linking up to the Heart to Heart Camp Out and Three Amigos Jack Challenges.

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)!

True Love – Color Dare #252

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Black, White Daisy, Seaglass, Raspberry, Emerald and Silver.

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I wanted to make sure that I got a little more artwork completed with the Operation Smile True Love stamp set before it retires at the end of July.  A Seaglass flower from the All Together complements to layer on top of the silver shimmer trim and a few white dots finish things off.

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)!

What is the one thing in the current catalog that you are going to miss the most?  Leave me a comment if you have a chance.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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!

No Tricks Just Treats

That’s what you’ll find today when you stop by the Clearance section of my business page.  Four fun Halloween treats priced under $5.00 and purchasing the treat bags will save you more than $10 and they even come with the cellophane bags – now that’s what I call a treat.

There’s nothing more fun that dressing up your Halloween with a bargain so make sure you take a minute to see what you can scare up today.  You can click on each of the pictures above to be taken right to the clearance page of my website.  You’ll need to place your order online and it will ship right to your door.

Thanks for stopping by…happy haunting, I mean shopping!