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.

 

 

A Million Feelings – Color Dare #301

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Poppy, Lemon & Willow

 

Today my card features one of my favorite B&T papers from the Central Park collection.  The Willow paper just reminds me of a yard full of grass…it’s funny the feelings a paper can conjure up don’t you think!

There are two things about this card that I really thought I needed to share:

  1.   Although I started with a pattern from MIFYH (Make It From Your Heart) Vol 4, I’ve only used it as a starting point.  My sentiment square size was changed to fit my sentiment and I added a piece of Zip Strip across the bottom and then a circle with a second sentiment.  The Make It From Your Heart patterns can be used again and again either just as they are or as a jumping off point for your own creation.  People tell me time and time again that I can whip up a card in no time at all, by using these How To Books I put my card making into high gear.
  2. Let me call attention to that sentiment square again.  The Quotable Words (D1786) stamp set is sold as a scrapbook stamp set and sometimes I think card makers see “scrapbook” and turn their nose up – card makers are an elite group after-all 😉  Unfortunately I think you miss out a bit that way…a stamp is a stamp is a stamp!  It is in YOUR power to use them in any old way you want – don’t let a company paint you into a corner just because it says “scrapbook” or is in the scrapbook section of a catalog.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.

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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

 

 

 

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!