Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard to Say Goodbye - Blog Hop

Welcome to the "So Hard to Say Goodbye" blog hop where we are sharing some last looks at products that are retiring soon.  For this hop, I am following Vickie ODell and am sharing this anniversary card.

The Love thin cut and stamps from D1646 - Finding the Words will retire at the end of July and the Prickly Pear paper is only available through August.  Be sure to place an order of your favorite Thin Cuts, Stamps and Paper Packets before they are gone!

Now head on over to see what Marie Flayer has to share with us.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Color Dare 251 - Enjoy Your Adventure

I've been away from blogging for a bit, had a crazy work schedule and then when it got nice out, just HAD to spend more time outside.  The CTMH convention was last week and they shared tons of ideas so I figured I should get back into my blog posts and share some of the fun products we have.

For this card, I a piece of  Prickly Pear paper and cut just the stripes I needed to meet the color challenge.  Then I embossed a piece of White Daisy with the confetti embossing folder and put that next to the colored paper.  The Uptown ribbon pack has this super versatile black and gold ribbon. For a title, I used the No Worries card making stamp set.

Check out Stampaganza where you can purchase two stamp sets and get one FREE through the end of July.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Live Beautifully - Together

May is National Scrapbooking Month and for this post, I am featuring a card made with the Live Beautifully paper packet for the special Color Dare challenge to use either the paper packet or the lovely colors featured.  I used a piece of the floral paper and the zip strip on the card base.  I don't have the coordinating stamp set so used a retired stamp that is similar and stamped on Pixie paper then layered on a piece of vellum to give it a bit more texture.  The "together" title is from the May Stamp of the Month and inked with Glacier; final touch of a few clear bitty sparkles and this anniversary card is ready to go in the mail.
Color Dare - Live Beautifully Challenge

Monday, May 22, 2017

Celebrate Card

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made this card using some different techniques with the different colors. Start with a black and white mat from Some Kinda Wonderful paper packet. Then make a slightly smaller mat cut from White Daisy.  Use the end of a pencil and Canary ink to make a random pattern.  Then use a slightly larger circle stamp inked with Glacier. (Remember, you can use the smooth side of a stamp for this if you don't have the right size circle.) Then a little larger circle stamp using Juniper pigment ink and heat set with embossing powder.  Cut three titles from Thistle paper using the Celebrate thin cut and layer them together, really gives it a raised look.  The next photo shows that a bit better.  Finish off with a few silver sequins and this card is ready to go in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by, check out other entries in this week's Color Dare challenge.

Color Dare 244

Monday, May 1, 2017

Anniversary card with May SOTM

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I just had to break out the May Stamp of the Month called "Live, Love, Laugh" for a wedding anniversary card with these super bright and cheery colors.  I stamped LOVE with Raspberry ink and cut the letters apart then substituted a heart for the "O" and matted the letters with Lemon card stock and mounted them on the Willow patterned paper.  Next up, use a sponge dauber to ink with Raspberry, layer on the "together" stamp in White Daisy and heat set.  

You can purchase this stamp set for just $5 with a qualifying purchase on my website in the month of May or visit the Color Dare site to see more artwork for this week's challenge.

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Color Dare 241

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Way Awesome Card

For this week's challenge card, I combined the Color Dare colors and the CAS(e) This Sketch to make cards for a project team at work.  We are wrapping up a big initiative and I thought it would be nice to have handmade cards for each team member.

Close To My Heart supplies used with this card:

  • Paper: Some Kinda Wonderful, Pacifica, Willow and White Daisy
  • Stamp Sets: Ink Blot Flair and Beyond Awesome
  • Ink: Raspberry, Lemon, Willow, Pacifica
  • Cricut: Artistry page 50 for the title and outline shape
  • Stripes Embossing folder (set paper at an angle in the folder)
Thanks for stopping by, if you don't already have a Close To My Heart consultant, check my website for these and other fun products.

Challenge entries:

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Color Dare 240
CTS 218

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Color Dare 239 - Thanks Card

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made a fun Thank You card with the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  I haven't played with this one much so thought it would be good for this challenge.  I'm happy with how it turned out and can't wait to send it off in the mail.

  • Cut a 4" planter image on Uptown Fundamentals paper using the image found on page 32 of the Flower Market Cricut Manual (cut off the bottom 2" and use it on a second card), wrap the container with slate/white twine.
  • Cut flowers on page 24 from Eggplant and Canary paper at 2.25" and 1.5" (remember the keys are linked so you cut the middles at the same size as your flowers and they fit perfectly!)
  • Apply Liquid Glass to the flower middles (that way, you can stay true to the color challenge)
  • Cut "thanks" from a Thincut and White Glitter paper
Check out my website for these fun Close To My Heart products and much more.  You can also head over to see what other creations are available on the Color Dare blog site.

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Color Dare 239

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