Sending Love – Color Dare 208

Happy Friday!  It’s time for another color challenge at the Color My Heart Color Dare.  Color Dare 208 offers a fun mix of Pixie, Thistle, Juniper, Lagoon and White Daisy.  Make sure you drop by and link up your creation – all the details on how to do so are on our homepage.

I had fun playing with these colors as I have a special, pink loving, girl starting kindergarten this year and I’m going to send her a little extra love.

This retired stamp set paired perfectly with some new papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and a strip of Thistle cardstock.  My Shin-Han markers made a quick work of coloring and I blended Warm Gray, Pastel Green and Turquoise Blue to get a close match to our Juniper.  I LOVE our markers for just that reason.

What will you do with this color pallet?  Don’t forget to stop by the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog to see what the other DT members have created.

Awesome Atlantic Hearts

Do you remember third grade?  I do!  It seems like forever ago, but I still know my times tables😉  I’m always looking for an excuse to make a card and this one is headed all the way to Texas where it will hopefully brighten a special third-graders day!

I spent some time looking at some “new to me” challenge blogs and then settled with an old favorite The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  It’s just hard not to love it since I was once on the DT.

Sketch #174 has some simple lines that I fell right in love with and knew would be a perfect place to show off some of Close to My Heart’s new ribbon!  Yes, ribbon is back in full force in the new catalog – can you see me jumping with joy?

I rotated the sketch counter-clockwise allowing me to use the sentiment I wanted on the front of the card.

That cool B&T paper is from the Fundamental Memo assortment – I feel another pack  purchased in my not-so-distant future!  I stamped some stars (which almost look hand-drawn) in Emerald Ink directly on the B&T and then layered the sentiment square (rectangle) onto a piece of Emerald CS. The card was finished with some Pansy & White striped ribbon a piece of Emerald Ribbon and some Purple Glitter Gems.

Pansy and Emerald are just two of the new colors in the revamped Adventure Color Family and it’s quickly becoming my favorite color family.  The entire Fundamentals Line has been redone so if you don’t have a consultant I’d love to share these new products with you.  Just leave me a comment how to reach you or pop over to my Facebook Page (Papercrafting Princess) where you can message me.

Thanks for stopping by…if you get a chance take a trip over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and if you need some more inspiration visit the Color My Heart Color Dare too!

You Might Have Missed Me

Life is busy!  I failed miserably for this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare.  As of yesterday I still had all my Gold and Yellow embellishments spread all over the table in the Craft Coop.  Perhaps it was too messy to be creative…I fixed that!

Color Dare #207 is to use Saffron, Canary, White Daisy & Gold.  As I sifted through my piles I discovered an entire pack of this special paper just begging to be used.  I pulled out a sheet of the yellow floral and I wondered what I could pair with it and then it hit me…it was like flowers being thrown to a ballerina which brought out my Safari Ballet stamp set once again.  I’m pretty sure this is my most used stamp set.

It’s hard to see in the picture, but the ballerina’s tutu is cut from a piece of vellum embossed with gold dots and the bow on the tail is gold glitter paper.  I’m in need of some thank you cards so this one is already heading off in the mail.

Have you made time to create your Color My Heart Color Dare card this week?  I hope you have because it just makes life all better when you get to spend some time crafting.

Thanks for stopping by…see you Friday!



Just 15 days until the new Seasonal Expression is released and I just might happen to be playing with new products in the Craft Coop today.

Sea Glass will be making an appearance in all of the new paper packets.  Oh yes, please!!!  Have I mentioned it’s my new favorite color?

What’s your favorite holiday to craft for?  Leave me a comment and you’ll get a card from me from my favorite holiday!

Fabulous Florence – Color Dare #206

It must be Friday and time for another Color Dare Challenge.  This week the challenge is to use the colors of Florence.

I’ve made quite a few cards using the Florence paper packet…it was the featured paper of the month at Close to My Heart.  I really fell in love with the bold floral paper.  I decided to challenge myself with this card and use all the “backsides” – papers I hadn’t used previously.  This card is a variation of a card offered in the Penelope Workshop.  The frame is cut from the Cricut and stamped in Peacock – the sentiment is a new stamp set All The Thanks.

Feline Unique

I used to have a fondness for stuffed animals and I had a stuffed cat made from a beautiful Chintz fabric so when I saw the August Stamp of the Month “Purr-fect Halloween” I knew I wanted to make a cat using the floral pattern from Florence.


This itty-bitty card is just 2.5 X 3.5 – the perfect size for sticking in a briefcase or backpack to be found as an added pick me up during the day.  The Florence papers  in the background just give a subtle amount of texture.

Make sure that you are following my blog for some more fun artwork with the August Stamp of the Month.


Ring of Posies – Color Dare 205

Happy Friday!  It’s been a frantic week around the farm…lots of fun, lots of stamping!  Have you played along with the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge?  Maybe this is your week?  Color Dare #205 is a lovely combination to work with, Juniper, Thistle, Eggplant, Crystal Blue and White Daisy.

I love the simple card I designed for this week’s challenge.


My card is fashioned after the tag on page 66 of the new Annual Inspirations.  I stamped my wreath in Juniper and then layered flowers cut from the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  Don’t let the name of this cartridge fool you, it is full of way more than flowers!  The sentiment is from the new Operation Smile stamp set True Love.

This set of 9 needs to be added to your collection if for no other reason than Close to My Heart will donate $7 from every purchase to Operation Smile.  I see lots of fun possibilities and plan on featuring it every month for the next year here on the blog.

Close to My Heart offers lots of opportunities to help change a child’s life with a smile – our exclusive stamp sets, t-shirts and of course rounding up your order!  I’d like to see my customers help me fund at least one smile this year (as little as $240).

Thanks again for stopping by I hope you’ll hop over to the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog where you can see all the other design team members art it’s fantastic!