Love – Color Dare #244

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

I found this Love Card over at consultant Karen Pedersen’s Blog and she was gracious enough to share the sketch so I just copied away.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with copying as long as you give credit where credit is due I can only hope that something I post will inspire one of you my readers to copy me (or Karen for that matter) she does awesome work.

The Love stamp is from the May Stamp of the Month – Live, Love, Laugh.  It is a terrific set and available for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase, but only during the month of May so make sure you don’t miss it.

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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Thanks for sharing a little bit of your Friday morning with me each week.  I hope you’ll stop by again soon.



Love – May SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Live, Laugh, Love , a set of 9 stamps.  If you have come here from Crafty Carol Taggio’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:


This month we have over 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I have several anniversary cards that I need to prepare for my stash and I thought this bold LOVE stamp was the perfect choice to reach for.  I embossed it in Princess Gold Embossing Powder and then mounted it on a piece of Gold Glitter Paper.  The B&T papers are from the exclusive Live Beautifully paper packet which is only available during the month of May.

Now “Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Another Piece of Cake

I have been really bad about sending cards – particularly birthday cards!  So bad that I think my “sorry I forgot” stamp has a permanent home on my desk top.

May’s Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake has encouraged me to quit settling for a quick note on Facebook and actually send “real cards” to my friends and family this year.


When you add this set of 17 stamps to your collection – you’ll not only be able to celebrate birthdays, but weddings and anniversaries too!  And let’s face it any other reason to Celebrate with Cake!

Close to My Heart offers all kinds of wonderful card making supplies – from our Cut Above card kits to the ink, stamps and papers to make a card from scratch.  Won’t you join me in bringing back birthdays?

Mine’s in August…when’s yours?  Leave me a comment if you’d like to get on my birthday list!