F is for Friend- Color Dare 254

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors from the Prickly Pear Paper Packet:  White Daisy, Tangerine, Poppy, Seaglass, Sapphire, Sorbet, Lemon, Blossom and Emerald – whew I think I got them all!

My card is straight from the Originals Card Confidence book…I love our pattern books and am so sad that they are retiring at the end of this month.  If you haven’t got yours yet – you really need to get them.

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)!

Thanks for taking a little time on Friday morning to stop by for a visit.


A Little Thank You

Since it’s been a challenge to get in the craft room this week, I’ve had some extra time to hop around and look at some challenges and thought just maybe this little Thank You card might fit the bill for a couple of them.

My card is just a 3X3 I like to keep this size on hand to stick in customer orders – just a nice little treat to find and I think it’s important to give thanks!  A Seaglass base with the rainbow paper from Prickly Pear and my all time favorite long-retired M stamp which I colored in with my Shin Han markers.  I quick knot of twine and a few Prickly Pear sequins finish things off.

Seriously, if you’re ideas are waning in the heat and over whelming activity of summer take a look at some challenge blogs like Heart to Heart this week they are featuring Fabulous Fonts and Three Amigo’s Blog Hop Challenges where you’ll find Prickly Pear being featured during the month of July.  Of course I can’t mention blog hop challenges without mentioning one of my favorites – Color My Heart Color Dare.

Thanks for stopping by…I can’t wait to get back in my Craft Coop and start playing with my new things.



I just got home from the dentist and really don’t feel like doing anything so thought I’d sit down and enter a blog challenge over at the Three Amigo’s Blog.  The challenge this month is to use the Prickly Pear Paper Packet.  Not a big stretch from me since the Color My Heart Color Dare is also using this paper packet this month.

My card features the cute cactus papers and then a piece of Willow mounted at an angle under the main image.  I love the sentiments in this stamp set and since I can’t think of anyone that I’ve recently offended to send a “I’m sorry” card to I decided to use the Stuck on You sentiment.  I’m kind of stuck on my husband so I might use this card for our upcoming anniversary.  I hope he doesn’t read my blog…LOL!

So if you get a minute stop by and see Lisa, Sue and Donna on the Three Amigo’s Blog Hop and link up your Prickly Pear creations.  Thanks for stopping by…see you in the morning!

You Only Live Once – Stampganza

Happy Monday!  As I mentioned on Saturday it’s Stampganza during the month of July and Close to My Heart has brought a number of popular stamp sets out of retirement.


You Only Live Once was a hostess rewards stamp that I fell in love with and along with many others have become “keepers” in my never ending supply of stamps.  The sentiments just ring so very true.

I love this floral pattern from the Prickly Pear papers…just sweet in my humble opinion.

If you’d like to order this set you can find it here…along with the other stamps that have been brought back.  July is a great time to stock up on your stamps – buy two get the third free.

Thanks for stopping by…let me know which retired stamps are your favorites.