C.A.S.E. with H2H

I did it, I did it…I got all the February challenges completed for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog!

This weeks challenge is C.A.S.E. which means Copy and Steal Everything! There are so many talented artists out there to be inspired by, but Heart 2 Heart wanted us to “copy and put our spin on a project from the current Seasonal Expressions Idea Book”.

I don’t think there is a greater form of flattery than when someone wants to copy your work…unfortunately I fell victim to someone that was unscrupulous a few months ago that actually stole a piece of my artwork and put their own stamp on it. It’s important to also give credit where credit is due when inspired by a card.

My inspiration came from page 84 of the Seasonal Expressions 1 A Birthday in Watercolor. The talented artists at Close to My Heart are always an inspiration!

My spin was to use a B&T paper from the Seasonal Mix-Ins paper packet and choose a color combination from the Love of Color – Glacier, Sweet Leaf & Thistle. I also didn’t have the puffy sticker embellishments (what’s wrong with me) used on the original card so I used I Heart Us sequins mixed in with the spatters.

I hope you will look at the Close to My Heart Catalogs more than just a place to shop, but also as a source of inspiration. Find a card that you love and share it with the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by…see you soon!

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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.

 

 

Welcome Baby – Color Dare #302

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Bashful, Glacier and Mink

This color combination screamed baby to me so I have a baby card for my stash.  I love the Baby Animals Stamp set – not only the cute animals but a funny sentiment too!  I layered the Baby Panda on a stitched circle, I love how they layer with the Basic Circles dies.

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)!

 

Double Trouble #2

Happy Monday – it’s time for more trouble – Double Trouble that is!  You’ll be seeing regular challenges the first and third Monday of each month and I hope you’ll be joining us…on the off chance there’s five Mondays in a month – it’s going to be a Free For All (stay tuned).

Melanie, Sue & I are having fun brainstorming these challenges and I hope you’re having fun following AND playing along.

This week our challenge is to NOT USE patterned paper on your project.  I’m popping in with a TWIST (or an additional challenge which is always optional) to use a die cut, the Double Dare this week is to link to the ever popular Three Amigo’s Blog Hop.

It wasn’t much of a challenge for me not to reach for patterned paper…I tend to like the Clean & Simple Style.  I embossed my white panel with the Woodgrain embossing folder to add texture and then die cut the banners from the Close to My Heart Basic Banners Thin Cuts, the 1 inch squares were also die cut with the Documented-Cardmaking Thin Cuts and then stamped with the coordinating flowers a pearl adorns the center of each flower.

I hope you’ll decide to play along with the Double Trouble Blog Challenge you can find the rules here.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you liked my card and will leave me some love.  I read each and every comment that’s left.

Heartfelt – Color Dare #295

Wow, that was a quick week!  I can’t believe it’s Friday already and time for another Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week the Design Team is challenging you to use Glacier, New England Ivy & Nutmeg.

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I really like the sentiments from the In My Heart card making Kit.  I stamped the pine bough in 2nd generation New England Ivy randomly on the top of my card base and then layered on papers and a zip-strip from the Fresh Air papers.  If you’re looking for a masculine paper pack this might be your go to!  That little heart in the corner is a wooden complement and made me so happy.

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OK, now it’s your turn…you can find all the rules for our challenge here.   When you visit our homepage I hope you’ll leave some comments on the other Design Team members posts.  We all spend lots of time creating inspiration for YOU!

 

Bloom & Grow

I stopped by the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop to see what they had happening in the new year and to my happy surprise it’s an ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE.

Have you heard that there’s a new card how to book?  Make it From Your Heart 4 was released in January and I’m finding it great inspiration.  This card is a loose interpretation of one of the new patterns.

I really like the large tone on tone rose B&T paper from the Whimsy Paper Packet and thought it paired well with the January Stamp of the Month Bloom & Grow.  The matching Glacier ribbon with it’s gold stripe allowed me to pull in some Gold Glitter Paper and Gold Glitter Gems as accents.

Don’t forget that the Bloom & Grow stamp set is only available during the month of January and you can add it to your order for full price or get it for just $5 with a qualifying order.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon.

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This Little Piggy – Color Dare #269

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Bashful, Black, Glacier, Toffee and White Daisy.

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This little piggy was stamped on Bashful Cardstock and layered on Glacier CS and a piece of Bashful Glitter Paper all on top of a piece of Black & White striped B&T from the Cats & Bats Kit.

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)!

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