Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Summer Vibes

Surf Boards, Beach Chair, Sun & Surf

Here in Southern California we celebrate summer
 at the beach. Summer Vibes are movin' the 
days activities. Time to relax and chill. This card is
 brought to you by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
If you need a fun sketch for a special card be
 sure to check out Freshly Made Sketches each week.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Color Dare #300

It's Been Six Years
Since the first Color Dare came on the scene, I remember when Sarah Stone invited Close to My Heart consultants to come and play at the new Color Dare challenge. And...I was there. You can visit my first post at Color My Heart HERE. Time really does go by fast at my age. Thanks Sarah.
And... six years later I still love playing at Color My Heart. To get the soft colors on my card I stamped the image in permanent black ink on water color paper. Then I placed one drop of  Bashful, Mink, and Pacifica re-inker on an acrylic block. I used the water brush to water color the image. Fun and easy.

Join the contest and design a special project with these colors and win a medium size box of fun Close to My Heart products. Be sure to post your project at Color My Heart.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Having Fun

With a Square Card
I was in the mood to deviate from the norm 
and make a square card when the sketch at 
Freshly Made Sketches came my way. 
The flower comes from For You Darling
 stamp set and the sentiment comes from 
The colors come from the color challenge 
Fresh Air Color Palette. I used the colors
 New England Ivy, Juniper, and Glacier.
If you need a fun and different card sketch 
check out the sketches at Freshly Made Sketches.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Just Right

For Flowers
I've been wanting to play with my new die-namics stitched flowers from
My Favorite Things when I came across this sketch at  CAS(E) this sketch.
It is just right for the stitched flowers.
Be sure to check out the sketches at CAS(E) this sketch for a fun
challenge for your next project.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Celebrating the 4th

Happy Birthday USA
It's Double Trouble and Atlantic Hearts that made this card come together.
Double Trouble says use the 3-2-1 recipe, add some embossing, and 
use the sketch from Atlantic Hearts.
God Bless all Americans today as we celebrate our Independence.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


It's Your Day
Celebrate that special day with this card made 
using the Sketch at Freshly Made Sketches
The Picture My Life cards and the sketch 
below make this easy and fun to make.

Use this sketch to make your own special card 
for that someone special.
Be sure to share your creation with us.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Heart 2 Heart Copycats

Meets Color My Heart
You don't have to ask me twice to be a copycat. I prefer using a pattern or a sample already made with a little added twist of my own. Thanks Heart 2 Heart for the copycat challenge.
This is my copycat version of the card on page 48 in the current Seasonal Expression.
I didn't have that stamp set so I used stitched flowers and "hello" from My Favorite Things.
I used different paper from the Documented paper pack and the New England Ivy burlap ribbon.

I also used these color from Color My Heart for my card.
Now you can be a copycat and use these colors to make one too.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time to Chill

In The good Old Summertime
Grab your lemonade and chill in your favorite 
easy chair and Enjoy the Summertime fun & sun.
Unwind and Relax with a special 
creation for Heart 2 Heart.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

And the Trouble Begins

With Challenge #3
The color challenge at Double Trouble and Color My Heart 
play well together. By making 1 card for 2 challenges I'm
 actually saving the trouble of making that 2nd card. 

Double Trouble wants me to do the following:
Use colors at Color My Heart.....Check
Add string to the project .....Check
Link up with Color Dare #297....Check

For some summer fun be sure to play along with

Monday, June 25, 2018

Birthday Wishes

The Heart 2 Heart challenge celebrates Dads this
 month. Not only does our Dad celebrate 
Father's Day but he also has a birthday in June. 
I wanted to use the eclipse technique for 
the DAD letters with a beach background since 
we enjoy the California beaches with our Dad. 
Be sure to share your DAD inspirations 
with us at Heart 2 Heart.