Good Things – Color Dare #291

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is creating with the colors:  Sapphire, Smoothie, Heather and Gold if desired.

I used papers from the new Beautiful Friendship paper packet paired with the stamp set from the Festive Birthday card kit and a pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4.

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I hope you’ll take some time to create with us you can click HERE for the details of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

Thanks for stopping by my blog – if you like what you see make sure to leave me a little love.

Owl Always Love You – Color Dare #289

Here it is Friday already!  Welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Raspberry, Mink & Juniper.  You can always use black & white unless otherwise stated in the challenge post.

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You’ll notice some Shin Han Markers sitting on top of the ink pads in my photograph, alcohol inks are a wonderful little tool and with just the right combination you can turn them into something completely different.  According to a chart provided by Close to My Heart layering Warm Grey, Pastel Green and Turquoise will give you a color that resembles Juniper – I think if I’d cut my owl from White cardstock instead of the B&T it might have given better results, but it’s close.

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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I’m so thrilled to be back among such a talented group of artists.  I hope you’ll take a minute to visit each of their pages and leave a little comment.  It’s what keeps us creating for you.


You’re a Star – Color Dare #288

Happy Friday!  I’m excited to be back as a Design Team member for the  Color My Heart Color Dare.   This week we are featuring  the colors: Lagoon, Mink, Peacock and Silver – no black allowed.

Color Dare #288 (Front)


Color Dare #288 (Inside)

This is a really fun color combination to create with so I’ll hope you’ll give it try.  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)!

Mission Control

This cute little astronaut has just been floating around my desk waiting to get inked up.  I had some fun with this card and – it’s like two cards in one.  I’ll try to explain what I did.

The Poppy cardstock is a standard card size 8.5 X 5.5 scored at 4.25 I cut a window out of the front panel using a square die cut.  You can use any shape for this – since I’ve thought about it I think a circle would have looked like the porthole on the rocket.  I stamped the sentiment directly to the front of the card and after die cutting the rocket mounted it to the front as well.  I lined the inside of the square with a piece of  window plastic to give the look of a window.








The inside of the card is 8 X 5 scored at 4 (I just used white cardstock and layered on the planets B&T cut to 5 X 4.  I then popped up the space man and star with some thin 3D foam tape.  I made sure that they could be seen from the window on the front of the card.

The inside of the card is stamped with the sentiment and a star and planet just to add a little dimension.  The white cardstock was attached to the poppy cardstock with about an inch of adhesive near the spine – I wanted it to remain floppy and then I tied it in with a piece of poppy thick twine.

I can’t wait to play some more with this rocket man.  If you’d like to add him to your stamps make sure to get him ordered before April 30th.  He comes with a matching die cut set that makes creating so much more fun.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment so I know that you stopped by!

Until later,


Color Your Life – April SOTM

I’m not sure where March disappeared to, but it was apparently right in front of my eyes and with very little crafty time.  Do you ever have months like that?

I’m going to try and make April different and get to my blog and social media accounts on a regular basis.  I do seem to get my Facebook page and Instagram account updated a little more easily as it’s just a photo and a caption instead of a couple paragraphs.

You did come by for artwork didn’t you?  Well, April’s Stamp of the Month is here and ready for some inky goodness.  You can add this stamp set to your qualifying order for just $5.


I combined a floral bouquet from the Many Congratulations with the Celebrate from the SOTM for a clean simple look.  I managed to not keep my own card in my monthly card swap so I don’t have such a great picture to share.


I hope you’ll forgive me for being absent a bit and maybe consider coming by the Coop for one of my upcoming card classes.


Birthday Time – March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the March SOTM, which is Birthday Time a fantastic set of 26 stamps.  If you have come here from Stefani Ewing’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:

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This month we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is one of my favorite patterns from the new Make It From Your Heart Vol 4.  You can choose any scraps and still come up with a delightful card.  It almost seemed to me that this Happy Birthday stamp was made just for this card.

Now “Hop” on over to Vickie ODells  blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas!

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Remember, the March SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!