Love of Color – Color Dare #334

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  

Won’t you join the fun in our Love of Color Challenge.  We are using the Close to My Heart How To Book Love of Color as our inspiration.  This week our challenge features the color Lilac.  We provide a board in which you can pick a minimum of three colors from to create your project.  We use CTMH color names for reference; however, you are welcome to use any products as long as they are the closest match. Please don’t add any additional colors unless it is noted on the board.

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My card inspiration came directly from the Love of Color Lilac page – I chose to use the combination of Lilac, Sweetleaf, Peach, Lagoon & Gold. This color combination just seems fresh like a spring day and will make a great birthday card for my stash.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.   Our Weekly Challenges are open for two weeks and you have until Thursday, March 28th to enter Challenge #334 

Make sure you check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (just as you love comments on your artwork – we love yours too)!

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!

A Love of Color Birthday

If you haven’t added the Love of Color How To Book to your collection of stamping must haves rush right over to my website and add it to an order NOW! Each color has been dedicated a two page spread which includes breathtaking artwork and multiple color combinations it also fits perfectly in the Every Day Life album.

I have always used our paper packets as a reference guide for making cards and scrapbook layouts, but the Love of Color has become a new go-to. I notice that I am now using colors that I never would have thought to use.

It’s easy to know that Pixie and Raspberry go together and I had a feeling that Mint would blend perfectly, but I never would have thought to add a touch of Sweet Leaf and although the recommendation was to use Charcoal; I grabbed my other favorite neutral – Black. Using the Washi Tape from the Hello Pumpkin cut down to 1/4 inch strip and some black dots really gave my card the perfect pop.

If you’d like to shop for the Love of Color How to Book or any of the other products available please visit my webpage at http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com I always have a Mystery Hostess party available to shop from and when you place your order that way you might just end up with the some free CTMH products too!

Double Trouble #10

Welcome to Double Trouble‘s first Double Digit Challenge – that would be challenge #10!!!  This week Trouble Maker is challenging you to use at least three colors with a stamped or digital image.  Twisted Sister is asking you to use a critter and add a punny saying with your image, finally Double Dare is asking us to link with the Brown Sugar Challenge #282 using a critter.

The entire time I was creating I was humming this verse from a song I grew up singing in the United Methodist Church.  It’s been a number of years since I’ve been in church, but I guess some things just stick.

“All things bright and beautiful, 
all creatures great and small, 
all things wise and wonderful: 
the Lord God made them all.” 

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My first inclination was to reach for the retired Operation Smile Punny Pals stamp set and then I thought no that would be to easy, so instead I reached for the long ago retired Safari Ballet stamp set.  Ballet and roses just seem to go together so I grabbed some of my last scraps of the retired fundamentals paper and the new Love of Color Book for a combination – Lagoon, Sapphire and Canary.  I dressed my ballerina head to toe in Canary yellow (or as close as I could get with my Copic Markers).  I want to let you in on a little secret – that skinny yellow strip of cardstock was cut with the Ribbon Thin Cut from CTMH and I just layered my circle of the bow part.  To finish off my card I stamped my “punny saying” with Sapphire Ink onto the Lagoon B&T and added a few sparkles.

Now won’t you head over to our Double Trouble Design Page and see what Thing 1 and Thing 2 have created.  While you are there you’ll find all the rules to link up to our challenge.  If you find you still need a little help – we can get you started, Thing 1 although a Trouble Maker is a real whiz with the computer!

 

Thankful for Sweet Friends

There are so many new products being released on September 1st – I wasn’t sure what I wanted to share first so I decided to pop in with a card using the September Stamp of the Month and a new color scheme from the Love of Color – Close to My Heart’s latest How To book.

I picked a B&T paper from the Boutique Paper Suite and then turned to the Saffron Page in the Love of Color Book.  It suggested a color combination of Saffron, Almond, Peacock, Ruby & Espresso.  Now for the life of me I am not a 5 color gal in card making unless it happens that all the stars align in a B&T paper (which sometimes it does), but I decided this new book couldn’t lead me astray so I grabbed my other favorite How To Book – Make it From Your Heart Vol 4 and went to work.

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The September Stamp of the Month,  Sweet Treats, is a real winner and will celebrate all your upcoming occasions through the end of the year and beyond.  When you can purchase a stamp set for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase why wouldn’t you want to have it as part of your stamp collection?product image

This is the cover for the new Love of Color Book.  It will fit in our 6X8 everyday life album and I’m pretty sure you’ll be hearing a lot about this book in the coming days & months!

There really are so many specials going on during the month of September…make sure you check back frequently and you can even visit my business page at www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Leave me a little love with a comment on what you’re most excited about with this new catalog.