Happy Tuesday! I spent a little time in the Craft-Coop today – although it’s closed to the public, it’s my place to control the anxiety this pandemic is causing.
I decided that on top of making some Easter Cards and organizing my space that I’d play along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #360.
I loved the sketch for these weeks challenge and thought that black & white with a pop of bright colors (Candy Apple, Lagoon & Sapphire) would be cheerful to find in a mailbox. The sentiment comes from a set in the March/April catalog Sentiments & Stitches.
I’m hoping to find lots of crafting time while things are closed so I hope you’ll stop back often to see what I’m up to. For now, instead of social distancing won’t you please leave me a comment or a virtual hug!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago the Color My Heart Color Dare is adding some fun new challenges including this week’s Valentine’s Mood Board. What inspiration can you pull from the above photo?
When I looked at the picture the first thing that I noticed was it wasn’t all pink & red. The main color I saw was Lagoon with touches of pink, red and if you look really close it looks like there is a little cup of blue berries and that is where I got the inspiration to use Sapphire.
Don’t you just love that Lagoon cross hatch pattern? It’s from the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Packet…I tell you – YOU have to add it to your next order! The stitched scallop and stitched heart are both cut from Ballerina and there’s a little pop of Candy Apple in the banner and sentiment. I think this will make a perfect Valentine for my Wrangler Wearing Sweetheart!
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until February 14th to enter Challenge #328
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It’s Friday and time for another Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. This week the Design Team is asking you to create with Kraft, New England Ivy, Candy Apple and an option to add Gold.
These colors automatically spoke Christmas to me. Adding Kraft at Christmas is one of my favorite things to do…I guess it goes back to brown paper packages tied up with strings!
I’ve been sorting through retired stamps trying to find the perfect stamp set to make Christmas cards with…although I’ve found lots of stamps that I forgot I had and discovered a have A LOT of wreath stamps. I still haven’t made up my mind for my personal Christmas cards. I guess I better get on it!
I found this Season of Magic wreath and thought it had the perfect combination of elements to use with this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. My Kraft CS is Neenah 80lb Smooth Desert Storm. I like that this is a lighter Kraft color and the texture of the paper makes a perfect card base. I stamped my wreath in Toffee and added boughs and holly berries in New England Ivy & Candy Apple. I layered the image panel on a piece of NEI cardstock and then finished it off with a few banners which I topped with a bow made from NEI twine. I scattered a few bitty sparkles just to give it a frosty look.
Now it’s your turn…you can head over to the Color My Heart Color Dare and find the rules to enter and join in the fun. While your there make sure you visit the Design Team members pages and let them know that you LOVE their projects.
I hope you’ll take the time to leave me some love as well…as a matter of fact, I’d like to know your favorite Christmas Color Combination I look forward to reading your answers.
It’s time to “rev up” those engines and get another Double Trouble Challenge underway. This week Trouble Maker is asking us to use Black & White and only one more color she’s either going to the Cruella Deville look or maybe Rainbow Bright. Whatever it is she’s going to be a rockstar!!! Twisted Sister is asking you to pay homage to your man’s “wheel-ie” special toy! That could be a plain, train or automobile.
I was going to put together a scrapbook page about my husband’s new John Deere, but instead chose to focus on getting a few more birthday cards made before the end of the year.
This card features Black, White & Candy Apple – a brand new Close to My Heart Color. I was so excited when a real red joined our palette. The racecar birthday stamp is one of my favorite – although no one in my family is a race enthusiast it’s easy to personalize with a number perhaps depicting the persons age or birth year.
Thing 3 has suggested a link to Crafters Cafe – so I’m off to link up there and hope you’ll find the time to join us in this fun challenge!
Every good tourist should have a camera and the Magical paper pack gives you a B&T paper that is filled with choices! My friend Debi G and I had a productive day in the Coop Monday and we put together this cute camera that we saw on Instagram by Aaron Brown (another CTMH Consultant).
What’s special about this card? It’s got a sneak peak of a brand new color Candy Apple! I love that we finally have a true red in our color palette, the fact that it works so well with Lagoon is just an added bonus.
I thought I had a pretty colorful little Instax camera – since mine is just white it was fun to dream a little.
I’m linking up with the Three Amigo’s Blast From the Past – using their Challenge #10 Anything Goes! They are a fun group of ladies…not quite as fun as Double Trouble, but close!
I hope you’ll consider purchasing the Magical paper packet while it’s on special thru September 30th. It is such a fun, colorful paper good for so much more than just amusement park scrapbooking.