Three Little Cupcakes – Color Dare #293

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

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

You might feel a theme happening with my Color Dare Challenges this month.  I really love the Festive Birthday stamp set and I can NEVER have enough birthday cards.  It’s been fun challenging myself to use the same stamp set but in totally different ways.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by…I hope you enjoyed my artwork and that you’ll take a minute to visit the other Design Team Members Blogs too!

Falling For You- Color Dare 267

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!  Have you participated in one of our challenges?  They aren’t hard at all…you have the freedom to create anything you’d like, card, scrapbook layout, home decor item – the only requirement is that you use our Color Challenge and this week you can’t get any prettier choice than the colors of the Falling for You Paper Packet from Close to My Heart.

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Seeing such a huge Color Palette might seem a little daunting but we are only requiring you to use the colors Saffron, Goldrush and Fern and then you get to pick your own neutral using one, two, three, four or all of the neutrals in the Falling for You Color Pack (Nutmeg, Charcoal, Almond, Toffee, Pewter, Espresso and Linen) You can also use White Daisy.

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I am in full fall mode and I have sunflowers by my back door so that was the inspiration I took with my card.  I used one of the focal pieces of B&T from the kit to tie in all the colors of our challenge.  My large sunflower was cut using the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge and then popped up on the top panel of my card.  Burlap Ribbon from the retired basics collection wraps around my card and then I popped up my sentiment on a scalloped circle from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I scattered a few Bronze Sequins to add a little bling.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Remember each of our Color Dare Challenge is open for two weeks so you have until November 9th to get your project submitted.

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

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Fall – Color Dare # 259

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Emerald, Pansy, Gold Rush, Black, White and optional Gold

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I kept thinking how this would be a great FALL kickoff color dare.  I also wanted to highlight Close to My Hearts new 2-sided cardstock.

I tried to stick with the CAS look for this card – I started with layering my white panel (just 1/8th of an inch smaller) on a black card base.  The white card was stamped with the ink blot stamp set and then I layered leaves from the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The leaves are cut out of Emerald, Goldrush and Pansy – the reverse side is a bit lighter so it really shows the texture when layering leaves and flowers without having to use multiple colors of cardstock.  The sentiment stamped in black is from the All the Thanks Stamp set.  I finished the card with a few Gold Glitter Gems.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  We have made a slight change to our Color Dare rules and each challenge will now be open for two weeks – so you have until September 14th to create for this challenge.  We’re hoping this extension will give more people time to create and submit entries.  There will still be a new Color Dare each Friday – they will just overlap.  Make sure you get your artwork submitted as soon as you can and linked up to the correct challenge.

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

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F is for Friend- Color Dare 254

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors from the Prickly Pear Paper Packet:  White Daisy, Tangerine, Poppy, Seaglass, Sapphire, Sorbet, Lemon, Blossom and Emerald – whew I think I got them all!

My card is straight from the Originals Card Confidence book…I love our pattern books and am so sad that they are retiring at the end of this month.  If you haven’t got yours yet – you really need to get them.

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)!

Thanks for taking a little time on Friday morning to stop by for a visit.

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Hello Foxy – Color Dare #248

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Desert Sand, Glacier, New England Ivy, Sapphire & White Daisy

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I warned you that Hello Foxy was my favorite Stamp of the Month from the Seasonal Expressions and I wanted to find a way to use these three little foxes all together.  When I saw this 3X6 card layout I immediately thought of a photo booth.  So I inked up each of the foxes and colored with my Shin Han Markers.  The basket-weave B&T is from the No Worries Paper packet and the ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon pack which is on the retiring list so make sure you get some ordered today.

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)!  If you’re excited about the Color Dare and think that you might be interested in joining our DT check out this post here.  It truly has been a super fun experience and I’ve made some terrific friends.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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Have a Happy Day – Color Dare #225

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday and are ready to start creating with us again.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Colonial White, Cashmere, Champagne, Fern and Pomegranate.

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I reached for the Operation Smile special stamp set, True Love to complete this card challenge.  If you don’t have this stamp set – you really need to purchase it!  Close to My Heart donates $7 of the purchase price of the True Love stamp set to Operation Smile.  Put a smile on your face when you help change a life of a child.

My card base is Champagne cardstock layered with Fern Fundamentals and then a base of Pomegranate cardstock holds the image.  The sentiment was stamped in Cashmere ink.  My little guy was stamped in Memento ink and then colored with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (I used the marker chart provided by Close to My Heart to match the colors).  If you haven’t used our ShinHan markers I suggest watching this video.

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)!

Remember you don’t have to have a blog to participate in the Color Dare, you can link up by using Pinterest or our Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by!

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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!