It’s Pumpkin Season – Color Dare #211

Did you miss me last week?  Sometimes when it rains it pours, sometimes the sunshines and once in a while you give up your craft room to your hunky husband so he can put the ceiling in.  Seriously I missed not playing in the Color Dare last week…talk about colors right up my alley!

Well, this week there’s another fun Dare #211 requires the use of Saffron, Poppy, Fern and Colonial White (oh yes, I love that creamy white that so often seems forgotten).  I also learned about a new challenge Stampin’ Royalty sounds like it might be right up this Princess’ Alley so I’m linking up there too!

Perfect for pumpkins and of course other things too…don’t forget to go check out the other Design Team Cards at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.

This card features the pumpkin from September’s Stamp of the Month Blessed Beyond Measure and it’s a Cricut compatible stamp set (yippee).  See that panel of leaves?  It’s another stamp from the same set just random stamped in Fern ink and the Fundamentals Enchantment collection another new favorite!

I’m not a huge fan of ribbons because I can’t tie a bow to save my life (other than the ones on my shoes), but one of my consultant friends suggested that I get some twine and just separate the ends after tying it in a knot.  Guess what?  It works!  A couple of sequins later and I called this card done!

There’s an entire week for you to stop by and link up your creation at the Color Dare Blog.  It’s pumpkin season let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Thanks for stopping by.

It’s Official – Color Dare #200

I’m an official member of the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team!  I’m super excited to start with Color Dare #200 which features Ruby, Colonial White and Sapphire and finds the Color Dare celebrating it’s fourth year!  What’s a celebration without prizes?  Read on to find out how you can win!

My card is an adaption from an sketch I had pinned from Freshly Made Sketches.  I reduced my card to 4.25 X 4.25 which is one of my favorite sizes to work with.  I took a Colonial White card base and added squares of Ruby Paper Fundamentals and a Sapphire Paper Fundamental Star cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The sentiment is from a retired Close to My Heart constant campaign.  You can barely see it in the photo, but there is a piece of red shimmer trim under the pennant to give it a little added dimension.  The swirl sparkle is also retired, but I felt it gave the impression of fireworks dancing in the sky.

Now about those prizes:

  1. Our Diamond Award Winner will select a future color dare.
  1. Anyone who comments on ALL the Design Team entries –  this week will be put into a random draw for a pack of paper – winners choice. (Even if she is not able to post a project this week). For each 10 people who comment on all DT entries there will be one prize given. If we have 20 people comment on all entries then we will have 2 prizes, etc.

Make sure you stop by the Color Dare – you’ll find the links to all the Design Team Members Blogs so you can leave your comments and make sure to get your entry posted prior to next Thursday, June 7th to be eligible for the grand prize!

 

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I checked out a couple of challenges today and found that both the Color Dare and Working 9 to 5 over at Heart to Heart Challenges fit right with the card I needed to make today!

I am just about to burst my buttons today…my son started his first official job!  Not to go into the details but this is a major accomplishment and not only did he get a job, but he was offered 4 different jobs and had his pick!  Pretty good for someone that had never even interviewed!  I wanted him to know that he is “tops” in my book!

The Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge this week is to use Goldrush, Hollyhock, Kraft and Colonial White.  I have a MAJOR crush on Kraft cardstock right now so this is right up my alley!  I had fun doing some different things with this card – first the base is cut at 9 X 4.25 and then folded at 3.5 (it’s a pattern from the Originals book, but I didn’t turn it into a pocket I left it open)

I layered a piece of Goldrush Fundamentals to the front and then added a piece of Hollyhock C/S.  I stamped the “tent” on a piece of Colonial White in Hollyhock and knowing the square was too small stamped in a second time on a scratch piece and fussy cut the top which I paper pieced once everything was in place.  I lifted it with thin 3D foam tape to give it just a little dimension.

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The sentiment is mounted to the flap area and serves a purpose to hold the card closed.  On the inside I stamped an elephant playing with a ball.

In case your wondering my son didn’t run off and join the circus, but I wanted him to know that I want him to have a “ball” at his new job and that I think he’s tops!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Check out the other participants at the two challenges and see what you might come up with and enter to have some fun!