Sending Love

Lately I’ve been exposed to things that really resonate with how I’m feeling about life.  I think the world needs to slow down just a bit and people need to take time to let others know you care.

I have a friend that was needing a little extra love and I wanted her to know that I cared.  I think a card is like a paper hug.  Is there someone that you could send some love to?

Be the Mr. Rogers of your neighborhood.  I challenge you to drop a card in the mail – it’s the best 50 cents you’ll spend all day.  It will make you feel better and the person receiving it will too!

 

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Falling For You- Color Dare 267

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!  Have you participated in one of our challenges?  They aren’t hard at all…you have the freedom to create anything you’d like, card, scrapbook layout, home decor item – the only requirement is that you use our Color Challenge and this week you can’t get any prettier choice than the colors of the Falling for You Paper Packet from Close to My Heart.

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Seeing such a huge Color Palette might seem a little daunting but we are only requiring you to use the colors Saffron, Goldrush and Fern and then you get to pick your own neutral using one, two, three, four or all of the neutrals in the Falling for You Color Pack (Nutmeg, Charcoal, Almond, Toffee, Pewter, Espresso and Linen) You can also use White Daisy.

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I am in full fall mode and I have sunflowers by my back door so that was the inspiration I took with my card.  I used one of the focal pieces of B&T from the kit to tie in all the colors of our challenge.  My large sunflower was cut using the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge and then popped up on the top panel of my card.  Burlap Ribbon from the retired basics collection wraps around my card and then I popped up my sentiment on a scalloped circle from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I scattered a few Bronze Sequins to add a little bling.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Remember each of our Color Dare Challenge is open for two weeks so you have until November 9th to get your project submitted.

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

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A Little Inspiration 

I’m gearing up for the annual Close to My Heart convention and am getting so excited.  We always have a big team meeting the night before and pick up hints and tips from our team members and leaders.  This year we were asked to create 3X4 PML style cards.  A flat card that can be added to a layout or card that we will swap at our meeting.

I agonized over my card.  I wanted something that would wow, but not be too difficult to put together as it’s suggested we bring 25-100.

While on Instagram I found this amazing card by Rachel Stribling a sister consultant from Australia.  I knew immediately that I was going to re-create it for my swap card.

The blue and white stripe is from the No Worries paper pack and the flower and vine is Key F of the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

I can’t wait to show you what I swap in return.  Thanks for sharing a little piece of your morning with me.

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Sending You Smiles

The Hello Lovely papers are filled with delightful florals and geometric prints in Colonial White, Desert Sand, Fern, New England Ivy, Sea Glass, Sorbet, Whisper and White Daisy.

On this card I chose to use one of the floral papers as my focal point and just adding a simple sentiment from the Flower Market Cricut collection on a banner.  Card making can be as simple or advanced as you want it.  I find myself jumping all over the place with my card making these days, but still think the CAS (clean and simple) style tends to be one of my favorites.

Who would you send a smile to today?  Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you sharing a little part of your day with me.

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Outside My Box – Color Dare #204

Have you had a chance to participate in one of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenges?  Even if you don’t link up I hope you’ll at least give our color combo’s a try.  Color Dare #204 took me completely outside my box and I’m so excited to say – I LIKED IT!

When I pulled my colors (cardstock and inks) I was pretty sure this was going to be the challenge I pulled my hair out over.  What on earth was I going to create?!  I thumbed through the originals book and found a pattern that I liked – it had a great big leaf and a smaller one and an idea was born.

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My card starts with a base of Sweet Leaf and then the middle panel is a scrap from Sangria it is made up of tone on tone boxes so I felt it matched the little squares of Eggplant that I would add.  I took a piece of Flaxen cardstock and embossed it with the Chevron Embossing Folder for some texture.  The Pretty Petals stamp set was inked in Eggplant and Flaxen and and was cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge both will be retiring at the end of July so make sure you get yours ordered today.  If you don’t have a consultant I’d be happy to help you here.

I hope you’ll hop over to the Color My Heart Color Dare page to see what the other DT members have done and link up your own project.  All the instructions to link up are right there on our home page.

Thanks for stopping by…see you next week!

 

 

 

Scrappy Happy

The National Scrapbook Month paper packet, Happy Times, is certainly finding some use in my craft room.  I just love the happy colors!

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Several days ago another consultant posted a card on her blog on how to use up scraps,so  I thought what the heck…I’ve got scraps!  Then I reached for my Happy Times which really isn’t scraps yet.  Oh well, I like my card!

You can see Karen’s card by clicking here – she was kind enough to include the measurements so you can give it a spin too!

I hope you’ll order your Happy Times paper packet before it’s gone at the end of this month.  Time flies so why not order yours today?

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

Typed Note – SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April’s SOTM, which is Typed Note, a set of 19 stamps.  If you have come here from Brenda’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.

I have been waiting to use this stamp of the month since the idea book was released, however when I actually put ink to paper I just thought…WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?  So I turned to Pinterest where I found this card and then things just started clicking.  I ended up making 3 cards and got three different answers for which one I should feature here so I decided to post all three!

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MApril SOTM Chalk It Upiss B’s vote was for the colorful card made with the Chalk It Up papers.  I think it was the puffies butterfly (now retired) that swayed her vote.

 

 

 

 

 

April SOTM Black White

 

The mister of the household voted for the black card.  The notebook paper is stamped from the Artbooking Cricut Collection stamp set and the tag is embossed with a number and letter combination I felt that the card needed some texture, the ribbon comes from a retired Black Mini Medley’s collection.  All of the pieces were mounted to a piece of Black Fundamentals Paper.

 

 

April SOTM Glacier PML

 

And now for my favorite!  I started with a PML card from the Hopscotch collection.  I mounted it to a piece of Glacier Cardstock which I had embossed with the Arrows Embossing Folder I also rounded the corners so it would match the soft look of the PML card.  I stamped the typewriter 3 times (twice just the paper portion) so I could add some extra pieces of paper to my note.  I finished it off with some Black Arrow Washi Tape and Gold Sequins.

 

Which one is your favorite?  Leave me a comment by April 15th and I will randomly draw from all comments to receive all three cards.

Now, hop on over to Chris Robertson’s Blog and see what she has going on in her creative life.

Thanks again for stopping by!