Friday, July 20, 2018

Color Dare #302 A Million Thank-Yous

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's challenge is to use only Glacier, Mink, and Bashful. You may also use White Daisy and Black, but please do not add additional colors.

Before I left for convention, I was playing around with the Nights of Lights stamp set and loved this color dare combo with the images that look like fireworks. I layered the three colors using the three different image sizes to create my own background. The stamped background is layered onto a die-cut Galcier panel, then adhered to a Mink top-folding card base.



If you look closely, you can see that I stamped hearts onto the White Ribbon using the In My Heart WYW stamp set and Bashful ink. I also added a touch of pink to the Clear Sparkles using the Tender Pink ShinHan Touch Twin Marker. The inside has another Glacier die-cut panel, but no other embellishment yet (hence, no photo).



Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, August 2nd to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
B1557 Thanks A Million
G1156 WYW- In My Heart (B1607)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5947 Mink Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z2825 Mink Ink Pad
Z2819 Bashful Ink Pad
Z2841 Glacier Ink Pad
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3274 Sparkles-Clear
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots
Z2464 ShinHan Touch Twin Marker- RP198-Tender Pink
Other: Stitched Rectangles (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Three Amigos #16 and Color Dare #300 Challenges

Welcome to the Three Amigos and Color Dare Challenges. Since I just returned from CTMH convention, I decided to combine both challenges into one project to save my sanity. The July Three Amigos Challenge  is Embossing!  Create something using at least one form of embossing... dry, heat, paste... you decide!  Or use them all! The Color Dare Challenge is to use only Mink, Bashful, and Pacifica on your project. You may add White Daisy and/or Black, but no other colors.

While I was perusing the new Idea Book we received at convention, I spotted a card that became my inspiration for today's challenges. I used Paqcifica Cardstock to create a top-folding card base. After embossing the White Daisy panel with the Dot Embossing Folder, I added a bit of Mink Ink to some of the raised areas. 


The Bashful strip looked a little flat, so I made it shimmer with the Bashful Shimmer Brush. I used our Circle and Stitched Circle Thin Cuts to create the sentiment piece.


I embossed the edge of the inside panel and added a strip of shimmery Bashful to complete the card.



Ready to play? For Color Dare, just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, July 19th to enter! 


Add your favorite embossing technique for the Three Amigos Challenge! Be sure to check out Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created too! I hope you enter both!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies Used:
C1713 Notes of Inspiration (Retired)
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder (Retired)
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles

Friday, June 22, 2018

Color Dare #298 Let's Celebrate



It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's challenge is to use only New England Ivy, Linen, and Blossom, with optional Gold or Silver. You may also use White Daisy and Black, but please do not add additional colors.

Flowers were the first thing that came to mind when I saw this challenge. I tried to think outside the box to come up with something different, but wasn't thrilled by my attempts. So, flowers it is. I pulled out my Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 4 pattern book, a B&T paper from the Fresh Air Paper Packet, the Documented- Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts set, and a few scrap pieces of cardstock to get started.


I stamped all of my images with New England Ivy ink and added color to the flowers using a dry waterbrush and a bit of Blossom ink from the lid of my pad. If you look closely, The Linen panel is stamped tone-on-tone using the Splash of Color stamp set. I replaced the rectangular sentiment panel with die-cut circles, slightly offsetting them for added interest. I showcased the flower near the sentiment by adding a few pieces of the New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon. Clear Sparkles and Silver Foil Paper add lots of sparkle and shine.


I carried the front design into the inside of the card to finish it off.


Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, July 5th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Z3274 Clear Sparkles

Monday, June 18, 2018

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #15

Did you miss me on June 3rd? I know Lisa said I was on vacation, but it was more like a staycation. My dad was visiting for two weeks at the end of May (he surprised me by giving me one days notice that he was coming a week early!) He left on the 3rd, but as luck would have it, I was sick in bed the entire week after. It has taken me until now to recoup. I'm still not caught up, but I missed my studio and decided to make this card. June's challenge is to use machine die cutting (Cricut, Brother, Silhouette, Big shot, Cuttlebug, or whatever machine you use).



Have you seen the Create The Rainbow sale yet? You won't want to miss out on the great deals this month! I love that CTMH grouped color families into cardstock bundles for this sale. I chose the Blue Cardstock Bundle for this card, which includes Crystal Blue, Glacier, and Sapphire.


I die cut chevron shapes from each of the blue colors, then stacked them on a white panel. The panel is raised off of the card base with a piece of white craft foam. The sentiment is from the Stamp Set included in the Cricut Flower Market Collection. I added a few Bitty Sparkles (also on sale this month, and a must have for your stash) around the sentiment.


The inside mimics the front and includes another sentiment from the same stamp set.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge for this month. Lisa and Donna have some cute inspiration posted for you as well!

Supplies Used:
Other: craft foam (Michaels), Pretty Pink Posh- Stacked Edges 2

Friday, June 8, 2018

Color Dare #296- Celebrate

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week we are challenging you to create something using only Toffee, Juniper, and Pomegranate with Gold as an optional add on. You may also include White Daisy and Black, but please do not add any other colors.

It's been a while since I've been able to get into my studio. My dad came to visit for 10 days, then I ended up sick in bed for another 4 days. I'm still not feeling 100%, but I was feeling too restless to stay in bed. I put this card together fairly quickly when you subtract the breaks I had to take to rest.


I used the new Thin Cuts- Stitched Circles dies to cut an assortment of circles from Juniper and Pomegranate Cardstock, making sure the side of cardstock I wanted showing (I used the light side) faced the cut edge of the die. I drew three light pencil lines on the left side of a Toffee cardstock panel (light side cut 1/4" smaller than the card base) and began arranging the circles. Once I was happy with the design, I lightly adhered each circle in place, poked holes using the Stitch Ruler and Piercing Tool, and hand sewed them into place with two strands of the White Twine. 


I dug through my embellishments and found retired sequins from Dreamin' Big and No Worries that matched the Juniper and Toffee colors perfectly. I wish I could have found a match for the Pomegranate as well. I'll have to keep digging. The sentiment is stamped with Juniper Pigment Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


I brought a few of the die-cut circles and sequins to the inside of the card as well.

Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, which gives you until 11pm EST Thursday, June 21st to enter this one! I can't wait to see what you create!



This card actually fulfills three challenges this week. Color Dare, Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges (machine die-cutting challenge), and a new one called Double Trouble Challenge. Be sure to check them all out! 

Thanks for taking time out of your day to visit!

Supplies Used:
Whimsy Mini Pigment Ink Pads (Retired)
Dreamin' Big Sequins (retired)
No Worries Sequins (retired)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Color Dare #294 Big Thank You

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! It's the last Color Challenge in May and Tic-Tac-Toe is here again. You get to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board using the Close to My Heart color palette from the featured paper pack of this month "Beautiful Friendship." You MUST use and identify the three colors in a row of your choice; however we will allow any or all other colors from the Challenge Board to be included. I chose to use a diagonal of colors from the bottom left up to the top right, Bashful, Smoothie, and Canary.


My card came together quickly and easily thanks to one of our new Thin Cuts- A Big Thank You. To incorporate all of the challenge colors, I sponged a panel of White Daisy Cardstock with Bashful, Blossom, and Canary inks. I die cut the thank you image from Bashful Glitter Paper to add a bit of sparkle to the card without overwhelming the design, and backed it with my sponged piece. 


The die cut panel is popped up off of the Smoothie mat using craft foam, and then adhered to a Bashful card base.


I sponged another panel for the inside of the card. To soften the sponged panel so a handwritten note could easily be read, I attached a piece of Vellum Paper with a Bashful glitter frame.



Ready to play? Just create a project using at least three colors in a row of your choice. You must identify the row you chose with your entry. You may also add any or all of the other colors from the Tic-Tac-Toe board, but please do not add extra colors. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 10pm EST Thursday, June 8th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Color Dare #292 Missing You

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's challenge is to use only Bashful, Canary, and Linen. You may also include White Daisy and Black, but please do not add any other colors.

I stared at the three challenge colors for quite some time trying to decide which direction I wanted to take for my card. My original idea just wasn't working for me, so I went with "plan b." The soft colors in this challenge are perfect for clean and simple cards. I decided to focus on the Bashful and Linen, and use Canary as an accent.

The Rose Embossing Folder adds subtle texture to the Linen panel while allowing the Bashful Glitter butterfly to remain the main focal point. I backed the die cut butterfly with Canary Cardstock, adding a layer of vellum in between to soften the yellow. I tried not to use black on this card, but the challenge colors were too light for the sentiment.


To add a bit of dimension to the butterfly, I adhered the body directly to the card panel and used Thin 3-D Foam Dots under the top portion of the wings. Sparkles accent the body and sentiment.


Inside, the Bashful panel is accented with embossed Linen cardstock and a thin strip of Bashful Glitter Paper.


Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share, and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 11pm EST Thursday, May 24th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for stopping by today!
P.S. If you love challenges, the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges theme is May Flowers! Why not try both?

Supplies used:
Other- Cricut Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Butterfly Trio Dies