Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shades of Blue

At Color My Heart
Blue is an universal favorite color for men and women.The colors of 
blue are trustworthy, friendly and peaceful.It seemed that the colors 
at Color My Heart were just right to use for cards made with the 
Stronger Together stamp set. This stamp set supports relief for the
 hurricane victims with donations to the Red Cross. Hope you 
can participate in this worth while effort.
Colors at Color My Heart







I used Hearts and Butterflies to embellish the cards:
Hearts for love and Butterflies symbolizing new life.
Use these colors to make your special collection of
encouragement cards.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Adventure
Cardstock: White Daisy, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Sapphire
Stamps: Stronger Together
Ink: Black, Crystal Blue, Pacifica
Embellishments: Black & White Dots


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Colors

At Color My Heart
Nothing says Fall like pumpkins and leaves. To make fall colored leaves ink your
 stamp in Saffron and rock & roll in Fern on one side and Pomegranate on the other side.

Use these fun Fall colors from Color My Heart 
for all your Fall projects.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Falling For You
Cardstock: Toffee, White Daisy
Stamps: Falling For You, Retired: Autumn Wishes, Jubilation 
Ink: Espresso, Saffron, Pomegranate, Fern
Embellishments: Gold Pearls. Burlap Twine

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Color Dare # 262

Cats and Bats
It's not too late to make a Halloween card with
the Cats & Bats paper pack to share with someone special.
Color My Heart has the last challenge with this
paper pack. So...hurry and share your Halloween creation.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Cats & Bats
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Cats & Bats
Ink: Black
Embellishments: Cats & Bats Dots

Friday, September 29, 2017

Sharing My Gratitude Pumpkin

With Three Amigos 
To make a patch work pumpkin cut out the pumpkin using
the You Are Here Cricut cartridge page 21 in the booklet.
Cover the pumpkin with scraps of Falling for You papers.
Add some leaves and a sentiment and mount on a background.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Falling for You
Cardstock: Goldrush, Fern, Toffee
Stamps: Feel So Blessed
Ink: Espresso, Fern
Thin Cuts: Leaf, Falling For You
Embellishments: White Burlap ribbon

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

It's All About the Hearts

There's a new gang hangin' at Close to My Heart. Punny Pals is all about creating smiles.
Smiles with the fun critters and smiles for Operation Smile with a donation of $7.00
with each purchase of the Punny Pals stamp set. Lots more smiles coming in October!

It just seemed right to make some Punny Pal cards with the colors
Heart 2 Heart. For my Color My Heart colors I used Almond
B&T from Basics Fundamentals, Toffee CS, Nutmeg ink, and the
yellows in the Whimsy Fundamentals. I colored the critters with
Mad About Markers Clay, Mahogany, Yellow. and the blender marker.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy, Basics
Cardstock: White Daisy, Toffee
Stamps: Punny Pals
Ink: Nutmeg
Other: Ribbon from stash

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Color Dare Challenge Collection

Borders From the Heart
Using the colors from Color My Heart and the National
Stamping Month  stamp set to make some stamped border cards.


Side Border
 BottomBorder
 B&T Paper Border
Scalloped Border
Grab your stamp set and these wonderful flower colors and
stamp yourself some borders to share at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Basics, Adventure
Cardstock: Charcoal, Raspberry, Willow, White Daisy
Stamps: From the Heart
Ink: Charcoal, Raspberry, Willow, Bashful

Saturday, September 16, 2017

It's All About the Hearts

Using a coordinating color in the negative space behind a cut out 
image gives dimension and texture to your project. Heart 2 Heart
 is having a negative space challenge challenge this month. 
Come join in the fun!
I used the sketch below from Atlantic Hearts to make the circle
my negative space to accent the sentiment and flowers.
Use this sketch to create your project to share at Atlantic Hearts.
PS. It only seemed appropriate to use the Happy Heart stamp set.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Whimsy
Cardstock: Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Black & White Dots
Thin Cut: Heart Border

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It's a Color Dare Collection

 With These Odd Colors And
 the stamp set from National Stamping Month From the Heart
These colors at Heart 2 Heart seemed to be a definite challenge until....
I found this picture on Haley's blog. These birds are gorgeous 
and inspirational with the colors
So....This card collection was created with the National Stamping Month 
stamp set  From the Heart.  ( I couldn't make just one).



Now it's your turn to show us what you can do with these colors
and share with us at Heart 2 Heart. Take the challenge!
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Basic, Enchantment
Cardstock: Peacock, Pebble, Toffee, White Daisy
Stamps: From the Heart (National Stamping Month set)
Ink: Toffee, Pomegranate, Sorbet, Canary, Peacock and Pebble







Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Halloween Colors

Are At Heart 2 Heart
These colors make fun Halloween projects.
I used them to make my Hershey bar wrap.


Heart 2 Heart has extended the time we have to play. We now have
2 weeks to create a project for each challenge. So, grab these
Halloween colors and create a special goody for a special someone
and share with us at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Cats and Bats
Cardstock: White Daisy, Emerald, Pansy
Stamps:Cats & Bats
Ink: Black, Emerald
Embellishments: Cats & Bats, Dots

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Anything Goes.....

CTMH Style
CTMH brings out the style with the new Basic Fundamentals and
Basic Colors. My favorite new Black is Charcoal and my
favorite new White Daisy is Linen.
Be sure to play along at Heart 2 Heart with a new challenge each week!
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Linen, Charcoal, Pebble, Pixie
Fundamentals: Basic
Stamps: Feel So Blessed
Ink: Pewter
Embellishments: Bashful Pearls
Thin Cut: Bow Border

Stylish and Classy

At Heart 2 Heart
Nothing say "Stylish" like a rose and there is nothing
more "Classy" than glitter and pearls.
This stylish rose come to you from the new stamp set Beautiful You which
features the new three layered rose. Add the Bashful glitter ribbon
border and a pearl and you've got classy.
Be sure to play each week at Heart 2 Heart and you could be an
addict, darling and/or sweetheart. Don't miss the fun!
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy
Fundamentals: Basic, Whimsy
Stamps: Beautiful You, Celebrate
Ink: Raspberry, Pixie, Pebble, Pewter
Glitter Paper: Bashful
Embellishments: Bashful Pearls

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

A Sketch Challenge

At Heart 2 Heart
A fun and easy sketch to play with at Heart 2 Heart:
Using the new Whimsy Fundamentals make card 
making easy and classy. Give it a try!
This sketch from Heart 2 Heart is a keeper!
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Crystal Blue, White Daisy, Pewter
Fundamentals: Whimsy
Stamps: Thoughtful Bird
Ink: Pewter

Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's Camping Time

When you don't have camping stamps you go to the new
Cricut cartridge You Are Here. The tent,pg.8, the mountains, pg.33,
and the trees, pg 24, are fun to cut with our new two-toned cardstock.
The tent is Sapphire and accented with the back side, the trees are 
Willow front and back, and the mountain is Slate with the accent piece 
sponged with slate. This Camping card has never been more fun.
Be sure to check out the camping challenge at Heart 2 Heart 
and the color challenges at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jack
Cardstock: Sapphire, Willow, Ruby, Slate
Stamps: Flower Market greetings
Ink: Slate, Sapphire
Cricut Cartridge: You Are Here

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Meets Color My Heart

For National Friendship Day
Sunday, August 6 is National Friendship Day. For all my
friends who visit my blog this card is for you! I appreciate
your visits and all your kind comments.
Heart 2 Heart is celebrating National Friendship day with a fun 
friendship challenge. Hope you can share with us. For my colors I used 
the colors from Color My Heart: Sapphire, Lemon, Emerald and Poppy. 
The brick background is made with a stencil cut from Artbooking and 
sponged with Poppy ink. The bird is stamped with Charcoal ink and second 
generation Sapphire using the Thoughtful Bird stamp set with the three 
layer stamping technique. Leaves are cut with White Daisy and sponged 
with Emerald ink. Lemon flowers give the card it's final accent . 
And as the card says "So thankful for your friendship."
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Lemon
Stamps: Thoughtful Bird
Ink: Poppy, Emerald, Lemon, Sapphire
Embellishments: Sugar Rush Glitter Gems            

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Heart 2 Heart

Is in Stitches
I love all kinds of stitches on my projects: Faux stitches, sewing machine stitches, 
and hand stitches. But...lately I have been enjoying my stitched die cuts. If you
haven't tried stitching on your projects give it a try. Be sure to check out the
stitching projects at Heart 2 Heart for some inspiration!

CTMH Supplies: This cards shares a sneak peak of some new product coming your way on August 1
Cardstock: White Daisy, Two-toned Charcoal(new)
Paper: Vellum overlay (new)
Stamps: Happily Ever After (new), Short & Sweet
Ink: Pewter(new)
Embellishments: Pink Pearls(new)



Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fabulous New Fonts

Coming Your Way
On Tuesday, August 1 the new Thin Cut Block Alphabets can be yours
when ordering from the New 2017-18 Annual Inspiration. These letters
can be used for all your card making and scrapbooking needs.
Also coming your way will be the fabulous new Fundamental B&T Duos.
These basic papers will make all your card making and scrapbooking
 projects faster, simpler,and easier. The printed paper above comes
in the new Charcoal color. I added a spot of the new color of the year
Bashful in random areas on the printed paper. So much coming your way
so stay tuned as the new Annual Inspirations goes live on August 1.
I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts as the inspiration
for my card. And...the Fabulous Fonts inspiration come to 
from the challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Fundamentals: Basic
Cardstock: Bashful
Thin Cuts: Block Alphabets
Embellishments: Pink Pearls

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Oh the Places You Will Go

When You Dream Big
The Heart 2 Heart Challenge is just right for this banner from
the Artistry Cricut cartridge. Using Lagoon with a black and white
background sets off the banner. Remember...Dream Big and you
can go anywhere your put your mind to.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: Lagoon, White Daisy, Black
B&T Duos: Jack, Live Beautifully
Glitter Paper: Black
Cricut: Artistry pg. 34
Thin Cuts: Stars
Embellishments: Black & White Enamel Dots, Black Twine

Color Dare 253

Tangerine, Poppy, Willow, Glacier, and Slate
The colors Tangerine and 2nd generation Poppy from Color My Heart make these (sneak Peek) triple layered roses. The stenciled background is Willow and Glacier sponged on a stencil made from an Artbooking background. Leaves are 2nd generation Willow with Willow veins. The Glacier"Hello" is cut from Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
Be sure to take the challenge each week at Color My Heart.
CTMH Supplies:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Slate, Glacier
Stamps: Beautiful You (sneak peek from new Annual Inspirations)
Ink: Tangerine, Poppy, Willow, Glacier, Slate
Cricut cartridge: Artbooking, Flower Market

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Color Dare 252

Raspberry, Emerald, and Sea Glass
Color challenge at Color My Heart adds cool Raspberry to
the green colors (Emerald and Sea Glass) from Prickly Pear.
This sketch from Atlantic Hearts is a true keeper. Be sure to 
save it for future use.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Fundamentals: Memo
Cardstock: Sea Glass, White Daisy
Stamps: So May Smiles
Ink: Emerald, Raspberry
Note: I had this Raspberry rose just sitting on the table
and decided to use it even though it is not CTMH. This rose
comes from Heartfelt Creations. I've been having fun with
their flowers while waiting for the new Annual Inspirations.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Vellum Coming Our Way

In the New Annual Inspirations
Coming to you on August 1st 
This is a sneak peak using vellum flowers that are embossed with
white embossing powder and colored on the back with the colors 
from the Color My Heart challenge ....Lemon, Tangerine,and Sorbet. 
The centers are embellished with Sea Glass glitter gems.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: Happy to be Friends(retires on July 31)
Ink: Lemon, Sorbet, Tangerine, Sea Glass
Embellishments: Sugar Rush Dots, Sea Glass Glitter paper

Happy Birthday USA

Celebrating Independence Day
I've been wanting to make a 4th of July card with the No Worries
paper pack. When No Worries became the challenge at Heart 2 Heart
I decided it was time. Happy celebrations to everyone today!
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: No Worries
Cardstock: White Daisy
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Stamps: Fourth of July
Ink: Pomegranate, Sapphire

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Technique Time

 Water Color
At Heart 2 Heart the new water color challenge gave
me the opportunity to bring out my water brushes.
My favorite way to water color is to use the coordinating
ink pad and the water brush to add the color.

This is a close up of the water colored flowers and leaves.
For this technique cut your desired shapes and lay them on
the Versa Mat or a water proof surface. Spray them with a
light mist of water. Use your water brush to pick up ink color
from the lid of your ink pad. Touch the wet image with the
inked brush and it will spread across the wet image. To get the
two tone color on the leaves I used Emerald with a touch of Lemon.

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts for my card.
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Little Dreamer
Cardstock: Glacier, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Heart
Ink: Lagoon, Blossom. Smoothie, Whisper, Emerald, Lemon
Embellishments: Little Dreamer Gems
Flowers and Leaves: Flower Market Cricut cartridge

Accenting Awesomeness

With Emojis
There is an emoji challenge going on at Heart 2 Heart.
I used the emojis to accent the greeting on this card.
Be sure to play at Heart 2 Heart this summer.

CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Prickly Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy
Stamps: WYW Father's Day
Ink: Sapphire, Lemon
Embellishments: Poppy Twine, Blue Enamel Dots
Pattern: WYW Father's Day

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy 4th of July

With A Pretty Pocket
celebration card fun with a pocket of posies and a
Happy birthday message to the USA.
Don't forget to play weekly at Heart 2 Heart so you can
be an addict, a darling and or a sweetheart. 
CTMH Supplies:
B&T Duos: Jack
Fundamentals: Enchantment
Cardstock: Sapphire, White Daisy, Fern
Stamps: Rugged Dude, Holiday Tags, Keyboard Alphabet
Ink: Ruby, Sapphire
Flower Market flowers
Embellishments:Red Enamel Gems