Not for Halloween- Color Dare #217

Happy Friday!  I must say, Friday’s are one of my favorite days…it kicks off a brand new week of Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.    This week the challenge is to use Sunset, Sweet Leaf, Black and White Daisy in your creations.

I wanted to show that these colors can be used for more than Halloween, although I thought a sweet leaf colored witch would be appropriate.  I love the So Many Smiles stamp set and decided to do some random stamping.  I mounted the image on black card stock and then put a piece of orange shimmer trim along the top and three green triangles along the bottom.  The sentiment block was cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I noticed after putting my card together that it’s very similar to one I saved on Pinterest from DT Member Cat Nowak.

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 so much for stopping by and spending a little bit of your Friday with me.  I hope you’ll come back again soon!


Lovely Birthday – 3 in 1 Challenge

I spent a lovely 4 days on the Oregon Coast, but it was back to my happy place this morning when I made enough room on my craft desk to sit down and make a birthday card for my aunt!

I decided that I was going to go for the gusto with this card and combine the #jrlcreativechallenge with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #107 and Color My Heart Color Date #142.

I started with pulling all the ink pads of the color dare out of my organizer so I didn’t forget anything.  I decided to use the Lagoon cardstock for a base and used both the Zig Zag and Dot embossing folders to give it texture.  With the base for the AHSC being 4 separate pieces this came together in a fun way.


I then stamped the flowers and leaves from the Lovely Birthday stamp set in Pear, Glacier and Sunset, embossed them with the dots folder for texture and then fussy cut them.  I had a Smoothie Mini-Medley Accessory Kit left (I knew there was a reason I hoarded things) and pulled a button out to add to the stamped sentiment banner.  I also added sparkles to the flower centers and the vine because a little bling never hurt anything!


Don’t forget to make the inside pretty too…in this case I added a matching flower to the lower corner.

Thanks for stopping by today…it’s good to be home and crafting again!