Friends – Color Dare #305

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Bashful, Blossom & Eggplant.

I reached for the Documented Paper that was sitting on my desk just begging to be used.  It was my favorite paper packet from the Seasonal Expression and now it’s retiring at the end of August.  This paper packet has a quirky friendship stamp that goes with it that has some funny sentiments about friendship and some cute flowers too!

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!

The Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is made up of some uber talented ladies when you visit the homepage…make sure you click on their creations and leave them some love (we love reading your comments).

Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me…enjoy your weekend.

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Better Late than Never – Color Dare #303

Happy Saturday afternoon!

Although I was supposed to post a card for the Color My Heart Color Dare yesterday – real life got in the way, but since it’s Tic Tac Toe week – which just happens to be my favorite week on the Color Dare I decided it was better to participate and show up late for the game than not play at all.

Tic Tac Toe is simple…you pick the row of colors that you want to create with – up, down, across, diagonal – you may also choose to create with all the colors on the board.

The Color Dare also has some new guidelines regarding neutrals:  White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.

I chose to create with the diagonal of Glacier, Bashful & Mink.  I recently purchased all of the Solo Letter & Numbers – they are in a special bundle during Stampaganza, so although I have a few duplicates, I now have a complete set!  Hurry if you’d like to add them to your stamp collection because the special ends and they retire on July 31.

We have a cuddly, cozy, cute granddaughter who’s name starts with a “C”!  We visited her last weekend and she was CRAWLING so I wanted to send a card CELEBRATING this new victory!

Each of the Color Dares are open for two whole weeks so I hope you’ll take a minute to come play along!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment on which color combination is your favorite from the Tic Tac Toe Board.  I’ll be drawing a name at the end of the challenge and create a card just for you!

Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to share with me.

 

 

Welcome Baby – Color Dare #302

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Bashful, Glacier and Mink

This color combination screamed baby to me so I have a baby card for my stash.  I love the Baby Animals Stamp set – not only the cute animals but a funny sentiment too!  I layered the Baby Panda on a stitched circle, I love how they layer with the Basic Circles dies.

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)!

 

Just the Basics & Bashful

When I registered for the Close to My Heart Convention this year I also signed up for the Consultant Showcase.  I was provided a 3 foot X 18 inch space in which I could display anything I wanted.

I decided that I wanted to keep my display to cards and picked to use the Basic Fundamentals & Bashful (2017-18 Color of the Year).

I was really excited about my cards, but not so excited to put them on display.  I am very blessed to have a dear friend that is also a consultant that promised to stay with me – she was my human security blanket 🙂

The night started off with a bang – there was a Sticky Boy right above my display that neither one of us saw.  I had a great time interacting with other consultants and realized that I can’t wait to do this again.  Fears are meant to be conquered, right!

I have my cards listed for sale on my Facebook page through 7/16 in hopes to earn some money to help Operation Smile.  I hope you’ll pop over there and consider bidding.

 

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)!

 

Double Trouble #2

Happy Monday – it’s time for more trouble – Double Trouble that is!  You’ll be seeing regular challenges the first and third Monday of each month and I hope you’ll be joining us…on the off chance there’s five Mondays in a month – it’s going to be a Free For All (stay tuned).

Melanie, Sue & I are having fun brainstorming these challenges and I hope you’re having fun following AND playing along.

This week our challenge is to NOT USE patterned paper on your project.  I’m popping in with a TWIST (or an additional challenge which is always optional) to use a die cut, the Double Dare this week is to link to the ever popular Three Amigo’s Blog Hop.

It wasn’t much of a challenge for me not to reach for patterned paper…I tend to like the Clean & Simple Style.  I embossed my white panel with the Woodgrain embossing folder to add texture and then die cut the banners from the Close to My Heart Basic Banners Thin Cuts, the 1 inch squares were also die cut with the Documented-Cardmaking Thin Cuts and then stamped with the coordinating flowers a pearl adorns the center of each flower.

I hope you’ll decide to play along with the Double Trouble Blog Challenge you can find the rules here.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you liked my card and will leave me some love.  I read each and every comment that’s left.

Hey Cupcake – Color Dare #292

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is creating with the colors:  Bashful, Canary, & Linen.

Once again I used a pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4.  If you don’t have this little gem of a book – you need to get it ordered.  I also thought this sweet cupcake from the Festive Birthday card kit needed to find it’s way onto this card.  What’s a birthday without some banners and sparkles?

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.

My question today is:  Do you think outside the box and use your card kit stamps for other than how they are packaged?

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you enjoyed my artwork.