Love you always – Color Dare 257

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Silver, White Daisy, Lagoon, Pansy, Blossom & Slate

I got happy with my Thin Cut – Heart Basics and just cut some random on a White Daisy base that I had layered on Slate and then backed with Lagoon & Blossom.  I cut a banner from Pansy cardstock and embossed a saying from the Flower Market Collection.  It was finished off with two grey gems. Clean and simple for the win!

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 hope you’ll join us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge…if you are one of my customers and joins the challenge, I’ll have a special treat for you.  Just leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by to play.  You don’t have to have a blog to play along and if you need help posting we’re here to help!

There’s a New Gang in Town

Close to My Heart released a brand new stamp set for Operation Smile on August 1st…Punny Pals has already earned a permanent home on my desk for lots of card making fun.

This set of thirteen animals and their 23 punny sentiments are cute enough on their own, but Close to My Heart’s $7 donation to Operation Smile for the sale of every stamp set makes it sweeter.

There is an entire section on my webpage dedicated to Operation Smile where your purchase will include a donation to a non-profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the World.

Punny Pals would make a terrific gift for anyone on your list – whether they are a card maker or just wanted to add a little smile to the outside of an envelope.  Pair Punny Pals with our Stamping Starter Kit and you have a great Back to School Gift for your child’s teacher.  When you place your order you can also “round up” with a donation to Operation Smile.  Won’t you join me in supporting this cause.

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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.

Joyful Stars Blog Hop – Hot August

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Welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop!  If you’re coming here from my friend Michelle Loncar’s blog you are on the right path, but if you are starting here that’s ok too – we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you’ll hop right on around and end up right back where you started.

Wow has August been hot!   First it’s the first month of the brand new Close to My Heart Annual Idea book and Seattle with 45+ days without rain…I don’t know about where you are from, but this girl is about to wilt.  I’ve been spending lots of time in my craft room playing with new supplies – yes, it’s got A/C!!!

I wanted to introduce you to the brand new Color of the Year BASHFUL!  It’s a lovely pink that goes so nicely with all our other colors especially the new basics!

My card also features a brand new M sized stamp which I repeatedly stamped on water color paper and then water colored with soft pinks and greens.  The Thank You stamp is from a set that carried over All The Thanks!  I finished it by adding a few clear sparkles and think I managed a very elegant card.  Someone recently said that I make clean and simple look sophisticated – I’ll take that as a complement.

Thanks for stopping by…take a minute and leave me a comment and tell me what the weather is like in your neck of the woods and then hop on over to my friend Debi Brile’s That Might Look Good On A Card blog where you’re sure to find some delightful work.

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Detention – Three Amigos Challenge

I stopped by the Three Amigo's Blog Hop Challenge where I learned I was a winner last month – I'm honored even though it's just a random draw!  This is a fun blog hop challenge and not too big so you should go check it out.  This month they are featuring the Jack papers you can find the link here.

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I was playing around with the August Stamp of the Month Back to School and the Jack papers and cute bear stamp were on my desk (actually there was a lot of stuff on my desk – so much that I barely had room to stamp) and thought I should make a teacher bear…then I thought I should give me stamping buddies detention!  It's all downhill from there.  I had to figure out how to make my Cricut do the printing – a challenge on it's own.

I'll be back tomorrow with more new things so make sure you get subscribed by clicking on the link on the side of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope I gave you a little chuckle.

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My Favorite Today


The new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations went live yesterday and I didn't have time to craft, but I did have this little Sweet Baby card all made ahead of time.

This card also features the Color of the Year -Bashful! This soft pink is going to be so fun to create with and blends so nicely with our new neutral palette.

When you place a $25 order this month you'll find a brand new AI in your bag.

Thanks for stopping by.