Kindness – Color Dare #296

Already one week into June…time needs to S-L-O-W down!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is featuring the colors Toffee, Juniper and Pomegranate.  Such pretty colors to work with.

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I’m trying to build my stash of thank you and birthday cards, but it seems like it’s a never ending battle!  Like I said last week I really like the In My Heart card making kit sentiments so here I am again with a different layout.  The wood panel at the bottom of the card might be a far stretch at Toffee, but I just had to use it.  I also stamped the small THANKS banner in Toffee and cut it out and layered it over a piece of wood-grain banner which I stamped in Juniper and then trimmed.  I tied a little bit of Juniper Thick Twine into a knot and frayed the ends to add some dimension.

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Now it’s your turn to come play along.  You’ll find the rules for the Color Dare here.  When you visit our home page – make sure you visit each of the Design Teams pages and leave them a comment.  We each work hard to bring you lots of inspiration each week and it’s nice to get some “love”.

Thanks for stopping by.

Owl Always Love You – Color Dare #289

Here it is Friday already!  Welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Raspberry, Mink & Juniper.  You can always use black & white unless otherwise stated in the challenge post.

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You’ll notice some Shin Han Markers sitting on top of the ink pads in my photograph, alcohol inks are a wonderful little tool and with just the right combination you can turn them into something completely different.  According to a chart provided by Close to My Heart layering Warm Grey, Pastel Green and Turquoise will give you a color that resembles Juniper – I think if I’d cut my owl from White cardstock instead of the B&T it might have given better results, but it’s close.

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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I’m so thrilled to be back among such a talented group of artists.  I hope you’ll take a minute to visit each of their pages and leave a little comment.  It’s what keeps us creating for you.

 

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!!!

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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.

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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.

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Dreams – Color Dare 256

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Juniper, Peacock, Pomegranate, Black & White Daisy

I was a bit delayed in getting a graduation card/gift off to my husband’s nephew, but I think I was really just waiting for the right stamp set to come along.  I loved this sentiment stamp that comes with the new Cricut cartridge.  It can be used for so many reasons.  I also used one of my MFT Blue Prints Dies for my card.  Looking at my card again I see some changes I want to make with the next one so you’ll be seeing a repeat of this pattern soon.

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)!  I really hope that you’ll consider joining the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  It really is a lot of fun.

Color My Heart #144 – Guest Designer

I am so excited to be selected as the Guest Designer for this weeks Color Dare of Juniper, Canary, Ruby and White Daisy – you might say I’m tickled pink!

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I am going on my 10th year (July) with Close to My Heart and although I haven’t participated in the Color My Heart Color Dare for long, it’s a challenge I’ve followed for a while so when I was given the extra little push to try it out I threw my hat in the ring.

It took me five tries to come up with a card that I loved…these colors kept speaking Christmas to me, but luckily now I’m ahead of the game when December rolls around!  I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest by Shana Gaff, but decided to put my own spin on it.

I love that the Art Philosophy cartridge will cut a banner card (p29) and then all the little pieces that go along too!  I had quite the collection to put away when I was finished (oh who am I joking, it’s all still there!)

Here’s your shopping list:

  • B1476 My Fave
  • D1560 Holiday Tags
  • D1607 Bodacious Banners
  • Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder

I’d like to encourage you to take the Color Dare Challenge…it’s such a fun place to play.