Sunday, March 12, 2017

Color Dare 234 - Pick your greens

For this week's Color Dare challenge, we get to pick any shades of green to use along with gold and white so I made this card for my mother-in-law for St. Patrick's Day.  I used the Sweet Leaf paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals pack as the background then layered on the gold stripes from the All About the Gold Fundamentals paper pack.  Next, I broke out the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and cut out the fun cloverleaf from some New England Ivy green paper and the Lucky title that I layered on gold glitter paper.  Final accent is a green gem along with a stamped sentiment inside and I've got a card ready to go in the mail this week.

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Color Dare 234

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Stamp of the Month Tea-rrific

Welcome to the Close To My Heart stamp of the month blog hop.  The March stamp set is Tea-rrific and features a nice variety of 11 different stamps.  We have about 30 consultants featuring artwork using this fun stamp set this month and I am following Michele Rowley

To make this card, I started with a watercolor splatter on the edges of the front panel.  Then I cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock to 3.75" x 5" and embossed it with the Simple Chevron embossing folder. Layer that with a .5" strip from the Whimsy Fundamentals collection and a row of seam binding ribbon below that.  Cut a 3" circle from the watercolor paper and ink with White Daisy; heat emboss.  Double stamp the flower using Fern and Sorbet inks, fussy cut the pieces out and layer them on the edge of the card. Use bitty sparkles for embellishment.

I'll be using this as a birthday card so I used the masking technique for the inside greeting and a combination of stamps from this month's set as well as Wise Guy birthday.

Next up in the blog hop is Terrie Shortsleeve, head on over to see what she has created for us.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Color Dare 232 - One in a Million Birthday

I used this week's Color Dare challenge to break out my new "One in a Million" stamp set to make a co-worker's birthday card.

  • Add about 8-10 Lemon re-inker drops and alcohol in a spray pen then spritz on a piece of White Daisy card stock cut at 3.75" x 5.5"
  • Layer on a piece of Fern fundamentals paper (this is from a retired paper pack I had on hand.) 
  • Use the solid side of the paper on the bottom; tie with a piece of sapphire and white twine before mounting to the card front.
  • Stamp title with Sapphire ink
  • Stamp an accent row with Lemon ink; the "Way to Go" stamp set has nice options
  • Add a few white enamel stars if you have them left in your stash on hand

Color Dare 232

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fundamentals Creative Collection

Welcome to the Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop where we are featuring projects made from the paper collections in the CTMH Annual Inspiration catalog. If you are coming from Corinna's blog, you are in the right place.  This is also doing double entry for this week's Color Dare challenge.

I am getting ready to teach a Baby's First Year scrapbook workshop and the Whimsy fundamentals paper collection is perfect for this project.

Supplies used:

  • 12" x 12" White Daisy paper
  • D1660 Ink Blot Flair stamp set - ink with Pixie around 3 sides of the base scrapbook page
  • Cut the banners for BABY from the Cricut Flower Market cartridge
  • C1668 Baby Bundle occasions - ink BABY banner with Whisper ink
  • 9" x 10.5" Pixie paper, ink Welcome with Pixie pigment ink and heat set
  • Attach banner letters to twist tie (I used this from my retired stash) and mount banner on Pixie paper wrapping the twist tie over the edge so it sticks down.
  • 2" x 12" strip of Whimsy fundamental paper with the Love words on it
  • 1" x 6.5" strip of White Daisy and dove tail the end so you can add journaling details
  • Stamp the stars with second generation Saffron ink and fussy cut
  • Stamp the heard with Pixie ink and mount with foam tape for a bit of dimension
  • Add photo placeholders and you've got yourself a fun layout to welcome baby!

Next up in the blog hop is Terrie, head on over to see what she's created for us or if you want to pause for some shopping and you don't already have a CTMH Consultant, check out my website at:

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Color Dare 230

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Color Dare 229 - Hello

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made this card to include with my customer orders that just came in.  I always include a card with each order, it's my way of saying "thanks" and allows me to try out new techniques or color combinations at the same time.
For this card, I used the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to cut out the title found on page 59 at 1.25" using Real Dial Size on silver glitter paper.  Then I put that on black cardstock and fussy cut.  (I had tried it without the black but the silver didn't pop enough for me, it faded into the background too much for my taste.)  Next, I cut a piece of White Daisy at 5" by 3.5" and used the D1660 Ink Blot stamp set for the background with Pansy and Raspberry ink.  Notice the larger splash on the upper right of the card, I was looking for more of a watercolor look so I inked the stamp then spritzed it with water before stamping, how cool is that for effect?!?!  Finally, a little freehand drawing of the lines around the edges and a few purple glitter gems for more sparkle.

You can find all these supplies on my Close To My Heart website if you don't already have a consultant, thanks for stopping by!

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Color Dare 229

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Color Dare 228 - Happy Birthday

February is a big month for birthdays in our family so I used this weeks Color Dare challenge colors as inspiration for this card.  I used a retired Lagoon pattern paper for three of the squares and then embossed three more squares with the confetti stars embossing folder and sanded the stars so the white would come through. Next, I used the Wise Guy birthday stamp set and Raspberry ink for the cake plate and cake. I stamped the cake on a separate piece then fussy cut and mounted it with 3D foam tape, added a title strip with a dovetail end.

Thanks for stopping by to check out this week's challenge!

Color Dare 228

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Color Dare 227 - Adore You

I was excited to see this week's Color Dare posted with the Sugar Rush colors to use as inspiration for a make-n-take card.  This coming weekend I am hosting a Stamp, Scrap, Craft fundraiser event for our local Blessings in a Backpack group.  I know I'm looking forward to a full day of crafting with friends.

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by.  You can find these supplies on my Close To My Heart website along with many other great papercrafting products.

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Color Dare 227
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