Good Things – Color Dare #291

It’s Friday…time for another Color Dare!

This week the Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team is creating with the colors:  Sapphire, Smoothie, Heather and Gold if desired.

I used papers from the new Beautiful Friendship paper packet paired with the stamp set from the Festive Birthday card kit and a pattern from Make It From Your Heart 4.

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I hope you’ll take some time to create with us you can click HERE for the details of the Color My Heart Color Dare.

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My son called me from work on Thursday and told me he needed a birthday card for a one year old and a thank you card.  I created both today, but you’re going to have to wait for the birthday card.  He likes to barter, so I’m trading him my car being vacuumed and the windows being washed for the two cards.

I wanted to play with the Color My Heart Color Dare again this week I love the colors, Lagoon, Smoothie, Hollyhock and White Daisy.

I have seen a lot of these bird cage cards on Pinterest so I pulled out my Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and started cutting.  I used Smoothie cardstock for my birdcage and lined it with a Lagoon B&T from the Blossom Collection.  I then backed the bird cutout with a piece of Lagoon cardstock.  The flower on the front is cut from Hollyhock and a pink enamel gem makes up the center.  The bow on top is cut from a piece of Lagoon B&T from the Heartstrings Collection, it has tiny little Hollyhock hearts.

 

I really had fun piecing all the paper together.  The Artfully Sent cartridge takes card making to the next level.

Have you stopped by the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge?  It’s a really fun place to gain some inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite card from the Artfully Sent Cartridge is.

 

Blossom Fancy Fold

I’ve been MIA, but I’ve been busy!  Thursday we went to a Trace Adkins concert in Shelton, Saturday we attended a memorial service and Sunday we witnessed our beautiful niece get married (not that the other nieces aren’t beautiful, but this bride knocked it out of the ballpark!) So, for a quick post tonight this is one of the cards for my card class tomorrow.

It was made using the Blossom Papers and the stamp from the Blossom WOTG!  It’s a fun and easy fold.  I will explain in more detail later! For now my eyes are held open with glue dots :). Thanks for stopping by and I will see you soon!

Lovely Birthday – 3 in 1 Challenge

I spent a lovely 4 days on the Oregon Coast, but it was back to my happy place this morning when I made enough room on my craft desk to sit down and make a birthday card for my aunt!

I decided that I was going to go for the gusto with this card and combine the #jrlcreativechallenge with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #107 and Color My Heart Color Date #142.

I started with pulling all the ink pads of the color dare out of my organizer so I didn’t forget anything.  I decided to use the Lagoon cardstock for a base and used both the Zig Zag and Dot embossing folders to give it texture.  With the base for the AHSC being 4 separate pieces this came together in a fun way.

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I then stamped the flowers and leaves from the Lovely Birthday stamp set in Pear, Glacier and Sunset, embossed them with the dots folder for texture and then fussy cut them.  I had a Smoothie Mini-Medley Accessory Kit left (I knew there was a reason I hoarded things) and pulled a button out to add to the stamped sentiment banner.  I also added sparkles to the flower centers and the vine because a little bling never hurt anything!

 

Don’t forget to make the inside pretty too…in this case I added a matching flower to the lower corner.

Thanks for stopping by today…it’s good to be home and crafting again!

Seaside by Request

I spent the better part of my day putting together a layout for the Stamp of the Month swap coming up on May 1st and ordering pictures from Studio J to go on that layout along with planning a birthday layout for Miss B and ordering pictures for that I am about to go cross eyed from looking at pictures on the computer, but then I got a phone call that I hadn’t posted a card today which made the guilt set in.

You’d think the caller thought I was hitting the coconut tequila or something!  It really does make a yummy drink and since I was thinking about the beach…

Since the Seaside Scrapbook Workshop On the Go was within reach I decided I could whip out one little card and I think I even got everything straight, LOL!

This is just a 4.75 X 3 inch card, perfect to stick on a package for a summer birthday or maybe to write some romantic note in to my DH for a fantastic weekend at the beach and how much I appreciate him.

I matched the ink to the paper, Pear, Smoothie and Desert Sand tied on a piece of hemp and stuck on some Aqua Dots.  Card done and posted to blog…now onto that Coconut Tequila!

Thanks for stopping by!

Just Because – #colorcrush

I have been wanting to play with this stamp set for a while and when I saw the #colorcrush posted at the Close to My Heart Instagram page I immediately thought of the beach!

Champagne, Glacier, Smoothie and Sorbet came together nicely with a calming feel – depending on the stamps it would be perfect for a sympathy card or a fun summer beach layout.

        

The clam shell appears on the inside corner of the card and was first stamped using a base of Champagne and then I layered on the other colors with a sponge dauber, I really like how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by.

A Note for You – AHSC #96

Wow…three weeks in a row, I’m pretty sure the moons have aligned!

With my crazy schedule adjusting to a full time 9 year old in my life, I stepped away from Social Media back in October.  I miss the connection that I had with my friends through Facebook, but also realized that there are other ways to keep in touch.  I did however catch the Instagram bug and have been enjoying posting pictures of my art at Papercrafting_Princess.

This past week Close to My Heart posted a #colorcrush to use Pixie/Smoothie/Sorbet/Goldrush so I thought I’d do a little combining of two challenges bringing some color to Sketch #96 at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

I had fun playing with this design.  I embossed the Pixie cardstock base with the dots embossing folder, then cut a scalloped design with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I loved the X pattern in the strip and after looking at it mounted on the pink decided to add a  Smoothie piece behind it that would bring out the texture a bit more.  The flower is from a stamp set that has got a lot of use (I made 100 invitations for a ladies tea at church a few years ago with it).  The center of the flower is stamped with Pixie and unlike the larger flower it is not two stepped so I drew over the pink stitch line with my black journaling pen.

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Yes, that’s real honest to goodness sunshine streaming through the window onto my card.  You can see in the second photo that I took a second strip and sponged some ink on the inside.  I started with just smudging Smoothie with a sponge and then went back and added Sorbet and Goldrush to give it a gradient look.

I’m excited to get this in the mail and surprise someone with a little cheer…my Happy Mail Campaign is well underway!

Thanks for stopping by.