Card Puzzle – Color Dare 253

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Slate, Glacier, Willow, Tangerine and Poppy with Gold.

I decided to play with the August Word Puzzle Stamp set.  It was retired a few years ago and brought back as part of the Stampaganza special during the month of July.  You can get the entire set of 12 months for just $143.60.  These stamps will bring your calendar making to the next level.

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)!

What are your favorite stamps from the Stampaganza sale?

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True Love – Color Dare #252

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Black, White Daisy, Seaglass, Raspberry, Emerald and Silver.

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I wanted to make sure that I got a little more artwork completed with the Operation Smile True Love stamp set before it retires at the end of July.  A Seaglass flower from the All Together complements to layer on top of the silver shimmer trim and a few white dots finish things off.

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)!

What is the one thing in the current catalog that you are going to miss the most?  Leave me a comment if you have a chance.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Be Jolly – Stampganza

Stampganza is like Christmas in July, right?  Buy two stamp sets get the third for free…it’s almost like Santa is letting you pick what you put under your tree.

Don’t miss getting the Be Jolly stamp set that was brought out of retirement just for Stampganza this month.  It’s a terrific set of 4 Christmas/Winter themed sentiments to add to either the inside or outside of your cards.

Here I’ve paired it with some Glacier B&T from the Fundamentals line and adorned it with a little silver shimmer trim.  One Christmas card saved for the stash!

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment with the stamps you’ve found for Stampganza.

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Ouch! 

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!

Enjoy the Little Things – Stampganza

Wow!  It’s Wednesday already…where does time go?

I’ve been having a blast showcasing the stamp sets that were brought back from retirement this month for Stampganza.  Enjoy the Little things with it’s cute flowers and little tag sentiment reminding us to enjoy the little things.

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My 3X3 card was random stamped with the flowers in Glacier, Thistle and Lemon – notice how my random stamping is done in a triangular pattern – it really makes it an organized random 🙂  stamping off the page is good too!  Most of the time I start with a larger piece of paper and then cut it down to the size I need for my card.

Have you picked out your favorite stamps for Stampganza?  You can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Better with a Friend – Stampganza

Happy Tuesday!  Better with a Friend is another retired Hostess Rewards set that has been brought back for Stampganza this month.

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I love the girls in this set…two shoppers and a dog walker!  I knew right that I was reaching for the Little Dreamer paper pack and all it’s pinkness for this card. My Shin-Han touch twin markers made quick work of the coloring and what girl doesn’t love red shoes!

If you’d like to purchase the Better With A Friend stamp set you can find it here along with the other Stampganza stamps that were brought back for this special.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll take the opportunity to leave a comment.

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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.

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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.

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