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)!

More than Card Captions

I’m not sure where January went, but it seems like I didn’t write nearly enough good things about the January SOTM – even though I spent lots of time creating not everything made it to the blog. It seems as though Facebook and Instagram get the most attention from me – they are fast and easy!

I wanted to pop in today – the last day of January with a quick reminder that if you didn’t get the January Stamp of the Month Card Captions – you still have today to get it purchased!

Even though the title is Card Captions – it’s definitely more than that! I found these cute Valentine pens at the Dollar Store (I think there is 8 or 12 in the package) and I knew I had to figure out something cute to make with them.

This little post it note holder was so much fun to make and it comes with a place to hold that pen too! It’s really quite easy to make and even funner to decorate! I kept everything flat in case the recipient wants to carry it in her purse, but it would look totally great on a desk too! The papers are from the Heart Happy Special that will make all your Valentine making easy!

I hope you’ll consider popping over to my webpage to place an order…it would sure make my heart happy!

Card Captions

Have you seen the January Stamp of the Month – Card Captions?  If you are a card maker it should be at the top of your list!  A set of twenty-six sentiments & images for your stamping pleasure.

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I am surrounded by amazing consultants and am so blessed that they share their artwork in a Stamp of the Month Swap that I hostess.  The four cards that surround mine are all from that swap and each card is labeled with it’s artist.

I hope you’ll find lots of inspiration from these ladies…if you’d like more information about any of the cards I’ll do my best to answer if you’ll leave a comment below.

Nothing About Christmas

One of my favorite things I love about Close to My Heart is that our papers are so versatile.  Even though the Oh What Fun papers are definitely a Christmas themed paper – only one paper in the packet is actually a Christmas paper (and only one side) all the rest are just beautiful patterns in bright cheery colors.



I paired my card with some black paper and embellishments and even stamped the Candy Cane alphabet in Black which gave this card a totally non-Christmas feel.

The December Stamp of the Month can be added to your qualifying order for just $5, but you need to act fast – once the calendar turns it will be like so many other amazing products in the Holiday Expression and will be gone for good.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll consider adding the Oh What Fun papers to your collection and use them all year long.

Inspired by Nature

Heart 2 Heart Challenges asks what it looks like outside where you are?  My Craft Coop windows are flanked with trees that are bit by bit losing their leaves.

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My card was inspired by those leaves falling in the breeze and a card that I had seen on Pinterest here.  I love perusing Pinterest for card ideas there are so many wonderful artists to gain inspiration from, however I always put my own twist on the card.

I have always loved (until recently) sending happy mail so I seem to be getting a lot of use out of this Hello Friend Sentiment from the Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp set.

I hope you’ll consider checking out the Heart 2 Heart Challenges – their challenges are posted weekly but open for the entire month so it gives you lots of time to participate.

Thanks for stopping by…happy fall y’all!

 

 

Seasonal Trees

Today I have some very special artwork to share with you.  Each month I host a card swap that requires the use of the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month and each month I am amazed at the talented cards that I receive, photograph, watermark, swap out and send out to my “sister consultants”.

There seems to be a huge debate in the art world if watermarking photos is necessary, but the one thing that I want to avoid is having someone else think I made all this gorgeous work.  So enjoy the art, but also make a note of who made it.

Do you have a favorite…leave me a comment.

Thankful – Color Dare #313

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Sugarplum, Fern & Eggplant.

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 weeks, so I hope you’ll come play along!

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You’ll find lots of inspiration over at the Color My Heart Color Dare homepage by the other design team members so head over there and take a look and leave them a little love.