Solo Sale

I’m sure you’ve heard the news that July is Stampaganza at Close to My Heart…buy two stamp sets get the third for free and that the SOLO Alphabet & Numbers stamp sets have been brought out of retirement for this special sale.

Solos Alphabet Bundle (CC7181)        Numbers Solos Bundles (CC7182)

These stamps have long been a favorite and I’ve kicked myself time and time again that I didn’t buy the entire set when it was available.  You can be sure I’m not going to let that opportunity pass me by this time.  Each letter has a large bold and small sized lower case along with coordinating words that start with that letter and some fun shapes to play with too.  Each number features both a large bold and small sized number along with the number in word form and words and images to match.

I gave some new life to the Solo T today pairing it with the soft colors from Central park.  Don’t you just love that pop of Willow combined with the soft colors of Bashful & Glacier?  This is one of my favorite patterns from Make It From Your Heart Volume 4, but I added a stitched circle & a banner to dress it up.  A few sparkles adorn the letter to finish off the card.

The Solo stamps are perfect for both card making and scrapbooking – how cute would a baby album featuring month by month pictures be or even a big bold letter with someone’s name next to their picture.

Both the Solos Alphabet and Solo Numbers are available in a money saving bundle of 40% OFF the retail price, but they are only available through the month of July so make sure to get yours ordered today from my web-page http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com

 

 

 

Double Trouble #4.5

Well, here we are half way through our Double Trouble Challenge #4.  You can find all the details for this challenge here.

Since we are linked up with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge which is a weekly challenge I am choosing to share my second weeks card now.

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Isn’t this a great sketch?  I grabbed papers from the Fresh Air packet and inked up a pair of Cowboy Boots for a masculine birthday card.  I always thought there were more girls in our family, but lately there has been a run on “boy” cards.

I hope you’ll take some time to play along with both the Double Trouble Challenge #4 and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I appreciate you stopping by.  Take a minute and let me know what you think about our new challenge.

 

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 Sunny Birthday

Do you ever wonder what to do with this sheet of paper that comes in your Close to My Heart Paper Packets?

This sheet from the Central Park paper packet is full of bright colors perfect for the popular pocket scrapbooking, but shouldn’t be overlooked for a card.

I added a zip-strip and cut a scallop from the Central Park paper packet along with a little arrow from the July Stamp of the Month that I stamped in Willow.  I dug through my stamps until I could find a Happy Birthday sentiment that would fit.  I added some sequins and then bitty sparkles to bling it up just a bit.  I’ll be delivering some sunshine to a mailbox with this card for sure!

 

Good Times with Central Park

I’m back from Las Vegas and ready to craft with a vengeance.  The first thing I reached for was the July Stamp of the Month Highlight Reel and my packet of Central Park paper.  I love this little city scene paper, but then I started really looking at the pack and it’s got a lot of happy thoughts churning in my head!  Do you see the little touch of vellum under the sentiment square – it’s popped up with 3D Foam Dots to give the card a little dimension.

 

When I first saw the July Stamp of the Month I thought, “How am I ever going to use that set on a card” but after swapping with some fellow consultants I have all sorts of inspiration.product image

Thanks for stopping by and giving me a little part of your day.

 

 

 

Double Trouble #4

Welcome back…it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that follows the lead of Trouble Makers 🙂  Seriously, we’re so excited to see so much participation in our challenges.

This week Thing 1 has a 3,2,1 challenge – now I’ve been around the challenge arena (can you tell I’m a farm-girl at heart) a time or two, but this was something new to me.  I thought it was fun and hope you do, too!

Here’s a run-down of her challenge:

  • 3 Colors – use only three colors on your project
  • 2 Word Sentiment – choose something like Happy Birthday, Get Well, Thank You – y’all get the idea right?
  • 1 Stamped Image (your stamped sentiment doesn’t count)

After last weeks fiasco with my hair I’m back to blonde and can’t wait to get even with my Arizona Sisters, but it’s going to have to wait until after their HOT, DRY summer – which got me to thinking about embossing so my twist is to use either DRY or HEAT embossing on your project.  Of course this twist is completely optional, but I’d love to show those girls something and have EVERYONE use some sort of embossing on their project!!!

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My card features, Bashful, Juniper and Tangerine and a great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Team who agreed to link up with us this week and next (I’ll be back next Monday with a Double Trouble 4.5).

Our Thing 3 challenge is to link up to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271 and or next weeks challenge #272.  For now here’s this weeks sketch and by clicking here it will take you right to their post to play along.  Don’t forget when entering there to come back and play with us at the Double Trouble as well.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m looking forward to seeing your 3,2,1 challenge entries at Double Trouble.

 

A Woodsy Birthday – Color Dare #299

 

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  It’s my favorite color challenge of the month – Tic Tac Toe!  All such marvelous colors and I chose to take the diagonal starting in the upper left:  Juniper, New England Ivy & Glacier.

 

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I started with a Glacier base card  which I scored along the top and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in New England Ivy.  The papers from the Fresh Air collection adorn the bottom of the card and I finished it with a wood tree and lots of sparkles.

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)!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations throughout the month…I’d love to see what you’d create with these colors so please come play along.