Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Color Dare #248

This week Color Dare is inspiring us with some of the colors from the No Worries packet.  I chose to use a couple patterned papers from that set as well as Desert Sand, Sapphire, Glacier and White Daisy cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment with New England Ivy and added more green by using some bling from the retired Blue and Green Epoxy Gems.

This is the sketch that inspired me:


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Hugs and Kisses!

Our Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week finds us using Emojis as our theme.  How fun is that?  While Close to My Heart offers a darling Emoji stamp set, I chose to use a purchased cutting file to create my little guy.  My patterned papers are retired CTMH, the colors being Lagoon, Honey and Cranberry.  The cardstock used is White Daisy, Black and Cranberry...all current. The embellishments are from the Black and White Dots assortment. Enjoy!

Here is the Close to My Heart Emoji stamp set...

Emojis (C1669)

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Heart 2 Heart Emoji

Monday, June 12, 2017


Here I layout closer to getting my riverboat cruise album done!  I had these pictures printed and the layout selected when I saw the palette designated for this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.  I love the combination of Slate, Whisper, Pomegranate, Fern, White Daisy and Black. These colors are just perfect for these pictures!

Design credit goes to Donna Cosgrove
In addition to White Daisy, Black and Slate cardstock, I used the following patterned papers:
  • The weathered wood is from the No Worries packet--Seasonal Expressions 2
  • The Pomegranate dot is from the Enchantment Fundamental pack--2016-2017 Annual Expressions
  • The Fern patterned paper is from the Hello Lovely packet--retired.
The challenge also used silver as an option. The Silver Sequins from CTMH have a matte finish that were perfect for this more rustic look.

The gals on the Design Team really outdid themselves this time...each of their projects are beautiful!  I really encourage you to click on the link and check out their artwork!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Just Dandy!

This week's Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge features the Close to My Heart exclusive colors Cocoa, Smoothie, Lemon, Sea Glass, Cashmere and White Daisy.  It seems like such a long time since I have seen Cocoa featured anywhere so I decided to give it some attention as the background. (the Cocoa looks black in the picture, but it is a dark brown...really!) The stamping was done with Sea Glass and the Dandy and Little Leaves stamps.  Each of these are M size stamps and are only a "dandy" $2.95!  They are perfect for background stamping and also can be trimmed out as I did for the leaves behind the hearts.  The hearts were cut from Smoothie with the smallest of the Hearts Thin Cuts. Matting was done with Cashmere.  That left me with Lemon...look closely...I used a yellow sequin from the Prickly Pear Sequin Set and topped it off with a Bitty Sparkle.

All the products used on this card are from the 2016-2017 Annual Expressions catalog, except for the sequins which are in the Seasonal Expressions 2.

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Monday, June 5, 2017


It is Fiesta Time at Heart 2 Heart Challenges and Team Ruby is all set to inspire you!  For my card, I immediately thought of the Prickly Pear paper packet from the Close to My Heart Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.  In addition, I used Sapphire and Tangerine cardstock.  The stamping was done with the Fiesta Time stamp set. The little party-loving cactus cutting file was found on Cricut Design Space.  The Prickly Pear Sequins provide the bling.

This was one of the more fun cards I have made recently.  I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to create your own fiesta themed art!  And then...I hope you will submit to the Heart 2 Heart challenge. Just follow the link at the bottom of this post!

Prickly Pear Paper Packet X7221B
Fiesta Time C1681

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Life is Good!

The challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare this week is to create art using the colors from the Little Dreamer  packet.  Such happy colors!  So I chose to create a layout using photos of our favorite people from the riverboat trip we took last summer. These people also make me happy!

In addition to the Little Dreamer paper, I used White Daisy and Glacier cardstock.  The embellishments other than the "friends" stamped image are from the Good Life Complements. Bling is provided with Little Dreamer Glitter Gems. Design credit goes to Donna Cosgrove. 



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Color Dare #245