An Adventure – Color Dare #247

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors:  Fern, Pomegranate, Whisper, Slate, Black, White & Silver

This barn-wood B&T paper in the No Worries paper packet was a heart stopper for me.  Other than the line of starfish which is a ZIP strip from the same paper packet there isn’t much “beachy” about this card either.  I stamped the sentiment in Fern ink and cut it with the matching thin cuts die and popped it up with a little 3D foam tape.  I embellished my card by adding a piece of Whisper Thick Twine right along the top of the zip strip and added a few silver sequins.  The inside is stamped “congratulations on your retirement”.

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 do you think of the Color Dare?  Do you ever take inspiration from the challenge colors?  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Last Chance to Live Beautifully 

Don’t put off until tomorrow which you should do today!  

Ordering the Live Beautifully papers, stamp set and cut above kit should move to the top of your To Do List today, because tomorrow they will be gone.  That’s right, it’s the very last day of the month and our Live Beautifully Special is going to come to an end.

I have so enjoyed the elegance of these papers and am ashamed to say that I have not inked up my stamp set nearly enough this month.  The sentiments are among my favorites.

This is also the last chance to order the May Stamp of the Month: Live, Laugh, Love.  So hop on over to my webpage and add both to your cart – while you’re there you might think about adding some Gold Glitter paper and gold gems to your cart because they both coordinate with these lovely papers.

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you’ll leave me a comment and make a date to come back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a brand new stamp of the month along with some other specials.

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Sparkle, Shine Color Dare #245

Happy Friday!  It’s time for another Color My Heart Color Dare.  I can’t believe it’s our last challenge using the colors from our Little Dream paper packet.  The colors in this weeks challenge are:  Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Thistle, Glacier, Lagoon, White and Black.

I pulled out my paper pack and immediately saw this fun background from the PML cards included with the pack.  I love finding a use for these cards outside their intended use of pocket scrapbooking.

The cute cupcake from the Sweet Birthday stamp set and dies was colored with my Shin Han Markers – if you use your imagination the colors are still within the guidelines 😉

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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)!

So, what do you think of the changes the Design Team made to the Color Dare – focusing on the colors of one paper packet each month?  I’ve had a lot of fun sharing and hope that you’ll join us at the Color Dare this week.

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Love – Color Dare #244

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Glacier, Canary, Juniper, Thistle, Black, White Daisy and Silver.

I found this Love Card over at consultant Karen Pedersen’s Blog and she was gracious enough to share the sketch so I just copied away.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with copying as long as you give credit where credit is due I can only hope that something I post will inspire one of you my readers to copy me (or Karen for that matter) she does awesome work.

The Love stamp is from the May Stamp of the Month – Live, Love, Laugh.  It is a terrific set and available for just $5 US with a qualifying purchase, but only during the month of May so make sure you don’t miss it.

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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Thanks for sharing a little bit of your Friday morning with me each week.  I hope you’ll stop by again soon.

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Happy Everything – Color Dare #242

Happy Friday…I’m not sure where time is running off to, but it’s already time for another Color My Heart Color Dare.

The Color Dare is taking on a little bit of a new look – we have decided that each month we will focus on colors from a specific paper packet.  You do not have to have the paper packet to participate, but it will help focus on the paper schedule that Close to My Heart has suggested consultants share artwork with.  You can find out all the details here!

This week we are featuring the colors: Lemon, Tangerine, Blossom, Willow, Desert Sand, White Daisy & Gold – colors that you’ll find in the Little Dreamer paper packet.

This week, I decided that I wanted to stray away from the paper packet and just bring you a fun, bright, cheery card!  I’ve also had the Way To Go stamp set sitting on my desk un-inked for months.  That is NOT proper use of a new stamp set and I’m sure it was getting there wondering why it was being punished.  My card has a loose interpretation to the one showed on page 67 of the Annual Inspirations.  I love that the Close to My Heart Idea Book is just that – a jumping off point for great inspiration!  My sentiment was embossed in gold and then the card was adorned with a few gold gems.  It’s much more noticeable in person.

Now it’s YOUR turn.  Head over to the home page of the Color My Heart Color Dare where you can find some amazing art from the other design team members and all the rules to play along.

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Thanks for stopping by…see you soon!

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Love – May SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Live, Laugh, Love , a set of 9 stamps.  If you have come here from Crafty Carol Taggio’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have over 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

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I have several anniversary cards that I need to prepare for my stash and I thought this bold LOVE stamp was the perfect choice to reach for.  I embossed it in Princess Gold Embossing Powder and then mounted it on a piece of Gold Glitter Paper.  The B&T papers are from the exclusive Live Beautifully paper packet which is only available during the month of May.

Now “Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

 

Smile – A Special Color Dare

Color Dare on a Monday – you bet!  During the month of May we will be celebrating National Scrapbooking Month – Live Beautifully all month long.

The featured colors for this challenge are:  New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pixie, Lemon, Sea Glass, Juniper, Whisper, White Daisy and Black.

I chose several of the B&T papers from the Live Beautifully Paper Packet and layered them in strips.  I then reached for the special stamp set designed for this campaign and embossed the word smile in gold.

There are no limits to the number of entries into the Live Beautifully Special Challenge, however you will also want to participate in each of our weekly challenges as well to be eligible for a special prize in a random draw.  A package of Close to My Heart Glitter Paper.

Thanks for stopping by….Live Beautifully through the month of May and all year through!

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