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This Little Piggy – Color Dare #269

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

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This little piggy was stamped on Bashful Cardstock and layered on Glacier CS and a piece of Bashful Glitter Paper all on top of a piece of Black & White striped B&T from the Cats & Bats Kit.

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)!

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Owl Always Love You

Did you pick up the Share A Smile Card Kit?  I loved the Punny Pals stamp set when it was released, but adding Thin Cuts took my love over the top.

I’m trying to share some new techniques in my Just the Basics card class and this background was a fun one.  I inked an acrylic block directly with my Glacier Ink pad and then spritzed it with water from my Spray Pen and applied it directly to my square of paper.  The fun thing about this technique is you won’t get the same results twice.  I then stamped my sentiment in Memento Black Ink and popped up the owl which I water-colored.

This is such an easy technique and you can also use multiple colors on your block just make sure to use your lightest color first.  You can also use your die-based markers for an additional look.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you’ll give this fun technique a try.

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Rework Wednesday

It looks like winter just might be on the way the wind has been howling all night long and it’s COLD!!!  We also had a little dusting of snow, nothing like my eastern Washington winters, but hey it was SNOW!!!

Today I’m excited to bring you a new series Rework Wednesday!  I receive so many amazing cards from consultants that inspire my creativity, but sometimes I just use them as a jumping off point.  I might like the concept, but just need to make a tweak here and there – use a different paper, change the colors, modify the size, etc.  I thought this would be fun for you to see how some of my cards come to life.

The first card I’m going to feature was made by my downline Stephanie Capelli.  Stephanie is married to my husband’s nephew and creates amazing cards…her style is usually the exact opposite of mine and we both recently participated in the November Stamp of the Month swap.

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This is Stephanie’s card.  The things I love about it are that she used a base of Kraft cardstock, kept the images simple, added just a tiny bit of bling and oh yes, the size – I LOVE tiny cards.

 

 

 

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Here’s mine.  Although I love tiny cards, sometimes I want a larger format so the first thing I did was turn this into a standard 4.25 X 5.5 card  I kept the Kraft base and added a strip of Fundamentals paper and a strip of Gold Glitter paper.  I layered the images on a solid piece of cardstock and popped the entire panel up.  I kept the images the same and even added the same bitty sparkles.

 

I hope you enjoy rework Wednesday…see you soon!

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Cheery Gingerbread Post It Holder – Color Dare #268

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Almond, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, White Daisy & Optional Gold.

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It seemed like the perfect combination of Christmas Colors to me.  I’d also seen this fun Post-It holder on Pinterest – watched the video, jotted some notes, but apparently forgot to pin the post – I’ll keep looking and hopefully find it again so I can share the directions for making 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!

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

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment including your favorite kind of holiday cookie!  Until later…

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November Specials with Close to My Heart

Happy November!  I want to start by saying thank you to my loyal customers and followers…without you there would be no reason for me to keep my blog alive.  I love sharing my artwork and reading your comments so a big thank you – you truly bless my life.

I really can’t believe that November is already here.  Close to My Heart sure does not disappoint with the specials this month.

 

  • November Stamp of the Month – Through the Year
  • November Special – Just for Fun

Through the Year:  Get this set of 28 for just $5.00 with a qualifying purchase during the month of November.  It’s going to work perfectly for the upcoming December Special which I’ll be giving you sneak peeks of real soon!

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Just for Fun:  November is the perfect time to restock your crafting essentials like paper, ribbon, die cuts and stickers during our Just for Fun Sale!  You can save up to 40% on bundles or 30% off individual items.  Visit the monthly specials link on my business page http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com for more information or feel free to contact me on my Facebook Page Papercrafting Princess.

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Remember this is also the perfect time to fill out your Close to My Heart wish list and give your family my number and I will make sure you get just what you want on Christmas morning.  I will also gift wrap for free!

Thanks for stopping by…I look forward to sharing more with you in November.

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Holiday Love – Atlantic Hearts #236

Well, I think I’m on a lucky roll with the sketches for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  This week the fun challenge uses a stripe background and two images perfect for me to pair with the Gingerbread Friends stamp set that was sitting on my desk.

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As soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use – this bold stripe from the Enchantment Fundamental pack.  The lines are a little wonky, but I felt it mixed with the whimsical gingerbread couple.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the B&T paper.

I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch and will maybe even give it a try…you can find all the details for entering at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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