Thankful – Color Dare #313

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

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 for two weeks, so I hope you’ll come play along!

Image may contain: text

You’ll find lots of inspiration over at the Color My Heart Color Dare homepage by the other design team members so head over there and take a look and leave them a little love.

 

Advertisements

Tic Tac Toe – Color Dare 277

The Color My Heart Color Dare has a brand new challenge – 9 squares of color and you can pick just three in a row –  It’s a Tic Tac Toe Color Dare!!!

No automatic alt text available.

I struggled a bit with the January stamp of the month and didn’t create a lot with it.  It’s a great stamp set, but it just didn’t speak clearly to me.  I decided that if I was going to create with it – today would be a good day.

I chose the color combination of Fern, Juniper and Black and another pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.

A recent technique that I’ve been using is to layer a piece of white cardstock to my base so that I have a place to tuck my ribbon and keep it hidden.  It also adds a little support to your cards.  I keep a few pieces cut (1/4 inch smaller than my card) and ready to go.  You can use any color of cardstock, but I really like the white on white look.  I usually attach it with some thin 3D foam tape.

product image

Make sure you get your January Stamp of the Month ordered soon – there’s just a few more days and it will be gone for good.

signature-for-blog

Dear Friend – Color 275

What a fun weekend of creating I just completed.  I spent two nights and two days crafting with 44 other talented ladies at the Dumas Bay Retreat Centre in Federal Way, WA.  The views were breathtaking, the food amazing and the time to concentrate on some projects while spending time with friends was lots of fun.

Even though I’m not on the Design Team for the Color My Heart Color Dare – I still want to participate as I can make time.  This weeks c

 

olors are Fern, Heather and Bashful with an option to add Gold.

Image may contain: text

I picked a new pattern from the Make It From Your Heart 4 – card making pattern book and combined it with stamps from the Chelsea Gardens cardmaking stamp set & die cuts.  You really need to see this card in person to appreciate it’s sparkle.

I used Heather B&T paper from the Basics Collection and layered Fern cardstock & Bashful Glitter paper for my banners.

I stamped the leaf stamp directly on the card base in Fern and the sentiment in Heather.  I stamped and die cut the butterfly image from Bashful cardstock and then gave it’s wings a touch of sparkle with the Bashful Shimmer Pen.  I then finished off the card with a few Gold Glitter Gems.

Make it a beautiful day!

 

 

UPDATE:

My card was a first runner up over at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

 

 

 

signature-for-blog

You Are Fabulous – Color Dare #232

Happy Friday and welcome to another Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring the colors:  Fern, Lemon, Sapphire & White Daisy.

I once again reached for the So Many Smiles stamp set.  This set works perfectly in so many colors.  I even pretty much used the same layout that is in the Annual Inspirations…let those Close to My Heart artists do the hard work for you.  Seriously, I don’t think there is any complement greater than someone recreating your card (with proper credit…I get a little cranky if someone lifts one and claims it as their own).  To bring a little balance to the upper half of the card I stacked three of our Green Enamel & Glitter Triangles.  They are almost an exact match for Fern.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn.  Head on over to the Color My Heart Homepage and look for the instructions on the sidebar on how to enter your creation.  Each Color Dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday.

Image may contain: text

While you’re at the home page stop by and spread a little love to the other Design Team members, they’ll think you are fabulous too!

signature-for-blog

 

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.