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?

 

A Little Help From My Friends

I’d like to let you in on a little secret…when I’m in a hurry or just lacking some mojo the first place I turn is a Challenge Blog.  Being a new member of the Double Trouble Design Team has exposed me to a bunch of new challenges, but I can’t let my old standbys go on without a little love.

This week is one of the most popular weeks at the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge – it’s a Tic Tac Toe week – we provide the Color Board and you decide which row you want for the win.  I chose a Designer Paper that had most of the colors in it from the retired Documented papers.

I also really liked Sketch #280 over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I knew exactly how I wanted to work this card with one of the wood titles from Documented.  I hadn’t used any of them yet and with the heart in the upper corner I decided an anniversary card was right up my alley.  I have dear friends celebrating 32 years of wedded bliss this week so I thought that was a huge reason to get a card – seriously I don’t know how she’s put up with him that long, LOL!

 

Well that’s it for today…I wanted to share how I get a little help from my friends and hope that maybe you’ll give each of these sketch challenges a try too.

 

One 6×6 Can Do Wonders

One Sheet Wonders have been around for a long time.  You can find a healthy dose of them on Pinterest, but when I saw this pattern designed by a Canadian Consultant I knew I needed to purchase it – the fact that it worked out to only be $2.37 with the exchange rate was a bonus!

That’s right…all these cards came from one 6X6 piece of patterned paper.  I actually could have got 5 out of the pattern, but I was using a sampler that had a hole punched in the corner – I’m happy with my 4 cards though.

These papers are from the new Boutique line and the Stamp set is from the Workshops Your Way Hugs for You Cardmaking Kit.  These card kits are an amazing value you get everything to make 12 cards (6 each of two designs) including an exclusive stamp set.  You can find the card kit here on my website.  If you’re not sure about having 6 cards all alike I’m offering a Card Kit Club – we meet quarterly and you can find that information on my Facebook Page under events.

Double Trouble #9

“School days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days
‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick”

It’s September, mom’s & dad’s everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief…school has started!  It also means that over at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge we’ve got a School Days Challenge happening!  Twisted Sister (that’s me if you haven’t figured it out yet) challenges you to include a bookmark with your project and the final challenge issued by Thing 2 is to link up with this fantastic sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday!

 

I kind of new what I wanted to do – even borrowed my friend Debi’s stamp sets, but when I sat down at my desk I went a completely different way, but that only means an opportunity to put together another card right?!

I started with a base card cut from Ballerina CS – don’t you love the soft pink?  The measurements are 5.5 X 10.5 – scored it at 4.25 and then I used my Tonic Perforator tool at 2 inches from the right side for the bookmark.

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I then used papers from the recently released Boutique Paper collection to put together my sketch.  I have a niece starting college this year and I wanted to drop her a note to let her know that we were thinking of her and to have a great year.

Don’t you just love this new Close to My Heart Stamp Set – My Type of Note.  I think I learned to bang out letters on a typewriter that looked really similar.

I hope you’ll consider popping over to the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge…my teammates and I have a really fun time with this blog challenge and it would be fun to see your artwork linked up…you even get a chance to win a “bag of things” and I promise it’s not Thing 1, Thing 2 or Twisted Sister, but some really cool things!

 

Thankful for Sweet Friends

There are so many new products being released on September 1st – I wasn’t sure what I wanted to share first so I decided to pop in with a card using the September Stamp of the Month and a new color scheme from the Love of Color – Close to My Heart’s latest How To book.

I picked a B&T paper from the Boutique Paper Suite and then turned to the Saffron Page in the Love of Color Book.  It suggested a color combination of Saffron, Almond, Peacock, Ruby & Espresso.  Now for the life of me I am not a 5 color gal in card making unless it happens that all the stars align in a B&T paper (which sometimes it does), but I decided this new book couldn’t lead me astray so I grabbed my other favorite How To Book – Make it From Your Heart Vol 4 and went to work.

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The September Stamp of the Month,  Sweet Treats, is a real winner and will celebrate all your upcoming occasions through the end of the year and beyond.  When you can purchase a stamp set for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase why wouldn’t you want to have it as part of your stamp collection?product image

This is the cover for the new Love of Color Book.  It will fit in our 6X8 everyday life album and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing a lot about this book in the coming days & months!

There really are so many specials going on during the month of September…make sure you check back frequently and you can even visit my business page at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Leave me a little love with a comment on what you’re most excited about with this new catalog.

 

 

 

Tic – Tac – Click – Color Dare #308

It’s my favorite time of the month – Tic-Tac- Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week you pick the colors from our Tic Tac Toe Board for the win!  No automatic alt text available.

I chose the middle vertical column of Heather, Eggplant & Bashful and used the argyle stamp set from the Magical special to create a tone on tone background paper.  The camera from the stamp of the month was fussy cut and I added Bashful Glitter Paper to make a sparkly camera.

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 can find the time to come and join us!

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

 

Sneak Peek – Boutique

I am so excited for you to see the new Close to My Heart Holiday Expressions Catalog I’m finding it hard to wait the 7 days or so until September 1st!

You’ll notice a few changes with this new Idea Book – besides the new products!  It’s bigger and better than ever because we are going to have a new catalog every quarter and have done away with the two idea books – no more wondering “is that in the big catalog or that little one?”

If you have yet to sign up for my Color Club this is the perfect time to do it.  We’ll be kicking it off in September with the brand new Color of the Year!   If you have any questions be sure to e-mail or give me a call.

One other fun thing that will be happening with this idea book is a chance to earn free card kits from me.  I will pick a new stamp set each month (not the stamp of the month) to be my featured set.  You’ll see me use it in various projects throughout the month and on two featured cards.  When you choose to add my featured stamp set to your order you will receive the items to recreate those cards.  Of course you’ll need to supply the card bases and inks for stamping, but this should be a fun way to get those new stamps inky right when you get them!  You’ll hear more about this program when you attend “Cards in the Coop” on September 6th or you can e-mail me at papercraftingprincess@frontier.com for more information.

I’m looking forward to sharing many fun times…you can find my events listed on my Facebook Page or you can e-mail me with the subject line “What’s Happening in the Coop” and I’ll send you a list of current scheduled events.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek at Boutique.