Lucky – Color Dare #234

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the color: Green

The Close to My Heart Greens are:

  • Sweet Leaf,  New England Ivy, Fern, Emerald and Willow

You can choose to use one, two, three or all of the Close to My Heart Green’s and add a little gold for an accent if you wish!


Last week I was vacationing in Phoenix (I’d say soaking up some Vitamin D, but that didn’t happen) and planned to “hook up” with fellow Color Dare DT Member, Sue Reynolds – in the lavender shirt behind me and her neighbor Mel (in the green).  They took me to this really cool scrapbook and stamping store (I forgot the name) but it had so many wonderful things.  It’s a serious wonder we ever got out of there.  That’s where I found the cute stamp set for my card this week.


The stamp set is by Newton’s Nook and came with some cute sentiments, the main image and a cute little clover.  I am really picky when it comes to acrylic stamps and this one passed the “Tracey Test”.  My card features the Close to My Heart Colors Willow and Emerald with some accents of gold shimmer tape and gold glitter gems.


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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Make sure you stop by each of our DT member blogs and leave a little love.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ll sign up to follow my blog…I’ll be back Monday with a cute new card using the stamp of the month.







Joyful Stars Blog Hop – Sweet Birthday


Welcome to the Joyful Stars March Blog Hop!  If you’ve arrived here from Nickie Hoffer’s Blog you are on the right path, if you’re starting here that’s fine too, we are a circular hop so if you keep clicking the links at the bottom of each post you’ll work your way right back to where you started.

Have you heard the news that the Close to My Heart has all of the Thin Cuts on sale this month?  You can learn more by clicking here, but make sure you come back and finish the hop!

My card this month features the fun papers of the Sugar Rush paper packet with a few twists and the Sweet Birthday stamp set and thin cuts.  See that hatch style print B&T under the cupcake – it’s actually a Picture My Life Card from the Sugar Rush papers.  The cupcake is also cut from a PML card – you can’t see it really well in the photo but it’s an ombre pink near the edge of the frosting and I then colored in the wrapper with my Shin Han Touch Twin marker.  The hat and candle were stamped and then cut using the thin cuts.

I love our thin cuts – fussy cutting is not in my vocabulary – I will avoid it at all expense either using my Cricut cartridges, thin cuts or just not cutting something out.

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.

Leave me a comment about your favorite Cupcakes Close to My Heart product and then hop on over to Krista’s Crafty Corner.




Dreamin’ with Heart to Heart

I think this week I’ve made up for lost time in the Craft Coop.  I’ve managed to make cards and scrapbook memories.  Over at the Heart to Heart Challenge Blog the challenge is to Dream Big – although it’s left to interpretation I chose to use the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop on the Go.

The fun thing about these scrapbook pages for me is that this trip is scrapbooked less than two weeks after it happened!  Now I will admit there was a little last minute push last night to get the photos on the pages before my class today because I wanted to show how fun the papers and layouts are.

The Dreamin’ Big Workshop had the perfect theme for our vacation “Adventure”.  I’ve been to a lot of places, but Arizona is one state that had escaped my radar.  We had a short 5 day trip that was jam-packed with activity including a Mariner’s Spring Training Game.

I know you’re going to say Baseball and Flowers and I’m going to say why not?  What I really hopes catch your attention is that zip strip with the words, explore, dream, discover, play, laugh.  We did all those things when we were in Arizona.

Thanks for stopping by I’ll be back tonight with more artwork for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you don’t want to miss any of my posts, why not click the follow button on the sidebar and you’ll get a notification each time I post something new.


Flower Market Key 44

Good Morning!  Who’s ready for some daffodils?  Well you can find them on Key 44 of the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge from Close to My Heart.

I love the fun cuts that can be layered on the Flower Market cartridge and all of the cuts on this card come from one key – #44. I thought the bright cheery colors of the Adventure paper paired with the woodgrain from the Rustic Home Fundamentals would deliver a smile to the recipient.

You can see more from this key on this video from Close to My Hearts Corporate You Tube channel.

Thanks for stopping by…let me know what your favorite key from the Flower Market Cartridge is by leaving me a comment.



Put the Easy in Your Cards

Happy Tuesday!

I’m a big fan of easy, so today I decided to share a card from our Close to My Heart Workshop Your Way Cardmaking Kit.

These kits are amazing!  They include everything you need to make 12 adorable cards – six each of 2 different designs.  You can also choose to mix it up a bit and come up with more.  Besides your 12 cards you’ll have enough supplies left over to make other projects, too!

The Hello Baby Card Making Kit contains the following items:

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1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
3 – sheets Hello Lovely B&T Duos™
1 – cardstock sheet (White Daisy)
1 – blush shimmer ribbon (Z3313)
1 – grey enamel gems (Z3089)
12 – white card bases and envelopes

If you’re new to cardmaking or scrapbooking or if you’re like me and just want to “add a little easy” check out all of our Workshop Your Way Kits on my website.

Tea with Friends

It’s like a virtual tea party here on my blog this morning…

Each month my upline hosts  a Stamp of the Month swap sometimes I participate, sometimes I just kick myself for not.  This month I received four amazing cards and picked up an idea for a card of my own that will appear here next week!

Each of these cards is so different and that’s the really great thing about this stamp set, it goes with just about everything.

Make sure you get your Tea-riffic stamp set before the end of March – you can order it here.  Thanks for stopping by – see you soon!


A Cup of Tea-riffic

Happy Friday!  I’m back with another card from the March Stamp of the Month set Tea-riffic.  Have you added this set to your shopping cart?  This set of 11 stamps is one your going to turn to time and time again…it’s the perfect blend of friendship and Mother’s Day.


Today’s card was made using the plain cup colored with the Shin Han Touch Twin markers and then I stamped the sentiment you are tea-rrific in Memento Ink.  The pretty floral background paper is from the Dreamin’ Big paper packet and the XO ribbon is from the Uptown Ribbon Pack.

Here’s the entire set of 11 stamps – make sure that you get yours before March leaves.


I’ll be back next week with some more fun artwork made using this stamp set.  Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your Friday with me.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Stamp of the Month blog hop – grab a cup of tea and visit my blog where you can hop around for some more ideas.