Color My Heart Color Dare – Red

What things can you think of that are red? My first thought when I saw Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #387 was a firetruck.

You can only use Red with accents of Black & White – no other colors no other neutrals. I grabbed a Candy Apple B&T from a retired Christmas packet and cut a strip of black that I ran through the big shot to get stitched X’s. The firetruck is mounted with thin 3D foam tape on a white stitched circle that is matted with a black circle. Two black dots finish off my card.

It’s been lots of fun being able to spend uninterrupted time in the Craft-Coop during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. What have you been doing with your extra time at home?

Double Trouble – #52

There is no better way to start a Monday than with a little trouble – A Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge that is…it’s a pretty good way to wrap up a Thursday of crafting too!

I’ve been missing in Double Trouble Land for quite some time…decided that I wanted to give up my seat on the DT and turn things over to my twin…I’m sure she’ll do a good job, I will hopefully find time along my journeys to play along.

The challenge this week is to include at least one spring item on your card, a twist of adding a bee and to link up with Bitten By the Bug. I grabbed a retired paper packet (I’m trying to bust my stash while I’m in Stay Healthy, Stay Home mode) and the multi-square die from Close to My Heart and the Share the Joy stamp set. I quickly colored all my images with the tri-blend markers and then layered on my banners. I decided to give things a light touch of clear Shimmer Pen, but it’s so hard to see in a picture.

Don’t forget to link up and join the fun…everyone needs a little Double Trouble in their life!

Tool Time Thursday

Welcome to Tool Time Thursday! I’m super excited that you stopped by to check out one of my favorite tools!

I’d had a Close to My Heart stapler on my desk for years when this mini-stapler was released in a catalog a number of years ago…I didn’t think that I’d needed another stapler, but I was wrong!

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The mini-stapler has recently moved to a prominent (within easy reach) location on my desk.  Lately it’s helped me put together treat bags, attach ribbon and twine to cards and well those tiny little staples just make me swoon.  The really cool thing is that the staples can be colored with your alcohol markers to match your projects!

When you purchase the mini-stapler today from me you’ll receive 10% off the price…a sweet little deal for a sweet little tool.

Now remember to come back next week to see what Tool Time Thursday has for you!

C.A.S.E. with H2H

I did it, I did it…I got all the February challenges completed for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!

This weeks challenge is C.A.S.E. which means Copy and Steal Everything! There are so many talented artists out there to be inspired by, but Heart 2 Heart wanted us to “copy and put our spin on a project from the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book”.

I don’t think there is a greater form of flattery than when someone wants to copy your work…unfortunately I fell victim to someone that was unscrupulous a few months ago that actually stole a piece of my artwork and put their own stamp on it. It’s important to also give credit where credit is due when inspired by a card.

My inspiration came from page 84 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 A Birthday in Watercolor. The talented artists at Close to My Heart are always an inspiration!

My spin was to use a B&T paper from the Seasonal Mix-Ins paper packet and choose a color combination from the Love of Color – Glacier, Sweet Leaf & Thistle. I also didn’t have the puffy sticker embellishments (what’s wrong with me) used on the original card so I used I Heart Us sequins mixed in with the spatters.

I hope you will look at the Close to My Heart Catalogs more than just a place to shop, but also as a source of inspiration. Find a card that you love and share it with the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by…see you soon!

Products Revealed

Yesterday I showed you this picture of products I’m donating to an upcoming school auction and asked if you could identify all the products. Today I’m going to reveal those products here.

Everything can be purchased from my webpage – if you have any questions or need help finding the products please feel free to reach out to me in the comment section.

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I Heart Us Paper Packet
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I Heart Us Complements
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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
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Make It From Your Heart Vol 1
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Black Exclusive Ink Pad
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Story By Stacy Story Started Workshop Kit – Stripes
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Simply Said – My Acrylix Stamp Set
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Card Captions – January Stamp of the Month
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1X1 My Acrylix Block
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1 X 3 1/2 My Acrylix Block

The retail total of these items was just under $90…this would be a great starter gift. I love putting together product bundles…let me know your budget and I’ll help you get started. It certainly doesn’t cost a lot to get started with this hobby and you’ll have years of fun!

Can you identify all the products?

I am donating a basket of Close to My Heart Products to a school auction. The total was just under $90 before shipping and tax – on paper it didn’t look like enough, but yesterday when the box arrived I was pleasantly surprised.

The items I picked are all from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog which you can get for free when you place an order from my webpage. I thought it might be fun to play a little game and see if you can name everything that you see.

I will give you the first item, because it’s hard to identify in the photo – you can leave a comment below if you think you have everything figured out.

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I Heart Us Coordinating Cardstock
12 sheets of 12 X 12 Double Sided Cardstock: 2 each of Black, Bluebird, Canary, Lagoon, Mint, and Raspberry

Tracey’s Advent Calendar

Join me each day leading up to Christmas with an opening of my advent calendar of favorite products.  Each picture will include the item number if you’d like to add them to your shopping cart at http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com

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I chose the Rub & Remove eraser for one of my favorite products.  This 2X2 eraser has saved more than one card & scrapbook page from errant adhesive.

If you don’t have a Rub & Remove Eraser in your tool box – you can add it to your order by shopping here.