Bright Birthday – Color Dare # 241

Happy Friday…I’ve been MIA from the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog for a few weeks, but I’m back with some bright cheery colors.  This week we are featuring the colors Lemon, Raspberry, Willow and White Daisy.

I embossed each of my cardstock panels and then layered a strip of white daisy stamped in Lemon.  I love the bright yellow, but it can be hard to see if you don’t use a bold stamp.  My hibiscus is made with the Flower Market cartridge and cut at 1.75.

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)!



A Boy with Whimsy

I love this sweet baby elephant…I’ve used it for several cards since the Flower Market cartridge was released last year, but this by far is my favorite!  I think it might be because it’s all BLUE!!!

I reached for my Whimsy Fundamentals and grabbed the Glacier and Crystal Blue papers and ribbon to put together this layered collage card from the Wishes How To Book.  I like all the patterns giving the card lots of texture.

The Fundamentals papers are so versatile without a specific theme they are a great addition to your card making supplies and come in our Whimsy, Adventure & Enchantment color palettes.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll take a minute and leave me a comment about your favorite Fundamentals collection.


A Gift For Little One

During the month of April the adorable and time saving Cut Above layout kits are on sale at 50% off.  There are two kits to choose from Forever & Always and Little One.

I have a sweet friend having her first baby boy in a couple of weeks and I thought the Little One Kit would be the perfect addition to her baby gift and since I wanted to have first hand knowledge of how quick and easy they are to put together I set out for a little crafting fun on Saturday afternoon.

Each kit comes with:

  • Two 12″ × 12″ printed base pages
  • Die-cut paper pieces
  • Title and embellishment stickers
  • 12 coordinating pocket cards
  • Two 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
  • Two pocket-style Memory Protectors™

From start to finish it took me 32 minutes to put assemble the two-page layout and insert the pocket cards in the memory protectors, that included opening the zip lock bag, reading the instructions and punching out all the Die Cut Papers.

I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the stickers and die cuts and the cute factor is unbeatable.  I think I’ll pick up a few more while they are on sale so I have some cute gifts on hand.

Thanks for stopping by…I’ll see you soon.





Swinging Easter

I love sending Easter cards and this year with a little help from my Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge my cards are simple yet whimsical.

I used Pansy & Canary for my card bases and a scrap of the Kaleidoscope papers from my scrap bin.  All the little colors have always reminded me of jelly beans and it’s just such happy colors.

I decided to link up with the Heart to Heart Challenge – Whims-ical, because afterall I’ve never really seen any bunny hopping around the yard wearing a jelly bean fur coat and hiding eggs.

Thanks for stopping by and spending some time with me today, I’d love it if you’d take a minute and leave me a comment.




Flock For Grandma

Here I am as promised with another card using the April Stamp of the month Flock Together.  Didn’t I tell you this stamp set was perfect for a baby card?

I really like the Whimsy Fundamentals line especially the page of brush stroked love 🙂  I then layered a little Gold Glitter Paper and Pixie cardstock to hold my image.  The birds were stamped in Whisper and Pixie to represent grandma & baby.

I’ll be back next week for some more ideas for this stamp set, but in the meantime you better get yours ordered before it’s not available.

Thanks for stopping by!


Joyful Stars Blog Hop – A Little Birdie


Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for April…a little birdie told me you should have arrived here from my friend Debi Brile’s Blog, but if you are starting here that’s ok too.  We are a circular hop filled with amazing artwork with Close to My Heart products so if you click on the links at the end of each post you’ll eventually end up right back where you started.

As my husband would tell me…let’s roll ’em cowgirl!

This month I’m featuring a gate-fold card using the papers and stamps from the Some Kinda Wonderful product line.  I wasn’t too sure of the patterns in these papers when I saw them in the catalog, but I’ve ended up using them all.  I can’t get enough of the animals and sentiments in this cute coordinating stamp set and since it’s paired with thin cuts, this girl couldn’t be happier!

I’ve also linked my card up to a new challenge blog called Three Amigos.  Their first challenge is to use the Some Kinda Wonderful papers.  If you’d like to link up something too, click here.

If you don’t have a consultant I’d love it if you’d choose me – not local that’s ok too!  I host a mystery hostess party each month on my business page – if you order you’re entered for a chance to be the hostess for that month.  You can also find out about my classes and other happenings if you LIKE my Facebook Page.

Now we’ve reached the time where you can leave me a comment (if you want to make me happy) and then you can hop over to Krista’s Crafty Corner to see her project.


Time to Party – Color Dare #238

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Peacock, Willow and White Daisy.


As you might have imagined the first thing I thought of when I saw this combination was football…not just any football, but Seahawks football.  It would really have been better if the Peacock was Pacifica, but I’ll compromise.


I had a lot of fun with this card.  It’s a 5X7 football invitation.  The time to party sentiment is taken from the Cricut Flower Market collection.  Close to My Heart’s clear stamps make it so easy to divide your images into different colors – here the Time To was inked in Willow and then Party was inked in Peacock – a little huff on the stamp and it was ready to go.  The cute invitation set was sitting on my desk – it’s an exclusive consultant stamp, but was too perfect not to use.

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!

While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite sports team is and you could win a 4 pack invitation set from me.