Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Happy Hello Card

Color Dare #304
Easy to make cards with the Picture My Life
 "Love Us" cards that coordinate with the 

Your turn to make a project with these
 colors from Color My Heart

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tic Tac Toe With

The Colors of Central Park

My color choice is the top row: 
Pacifica, Willow, and Mink
A Best Wishes Birthday Card made with
 the color challenge at Color My Heart.
With the Tic Tac Toe challenge there are 
lots of choices for lots of special projects.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Color Dare #302

Glacier, Mink, and Bashful

With the NEW Guidelines at Color My Heart for neutrals I was able to add Charcoal 
to my card. Made it so  much more fun. I used the light side of Mink for the wavy 
bottom and the darker side for the leaves. Then came my dilemma. I usually like to 
stamp my images as much as possible so I stamped these flowers from the 
Beautiful Friendship stamp set, cut them out and attached to the card.
Then I looked at the card made by Sue Bruch and I wanted to make flowers
 with my stitched flower set from MFT.  Now I can't decide which card I like better. 
What do you think?
Be sure to play with us at Color My Heart each week for some summer time fun.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Fresh Air at Heart 2 Heart

Brings a "Fresh Air" Background
The Fresh Air paper pack is full of fresh 
outdoor colors: blues, greens, browns.
Colors that will make you smile.
I used the papers to make a fresh and different 
background for my Smile greeting. To make 
this background cut 1/2 inch strips of paper and 
layer them randomly on a piece of card stock. 
Add your freshly made background to a card 
or scrapbook page.
Be sure to play with us at Heart 2 Heart each 
week as a new challenge is posted each Monday.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Christmas in July

Warmest Wishes at Christmas with this
Double Trouble Fancy Fold Center Step Card.
I added my own twist with a fun handmade 
background made with scraps.
Cut 1/2 inch strips and attach to a piece of CS 
in varied positions. Use this piece as a background 
on your card or scrapbook page.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Anything Goes at Heart 2 Heart

Time to Celebrate Your Day
With a 4 X 6 greeting card or a 
4 X 6 Pocket card for scrapbooking.
This card is made by paper piecing the 
It's Your Day Thin Cut with White Daisy 
Pacifica CS, Central Park papers, and a 
yellow marker for the flames. Now you can use 
this as a 4 X 6 greeting card or chose one of the 
scrapbook layouts in Make It From Your Heart. 
The following patterns use a 4 X 6 Pocket card: 
10, 12, 22, 23, 24, 26, 32, 34, and 36.

Now you can share your Anything Goes
project with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Color Dare #301

Cheerful Colors of  Summer
Brought to you by Central Park paper pack.
Polka Dot black frame and the green leaves are 
cut with My Favorite Things die cuts. The flowers 
are from CTMH Flower Market Cricut Collection. The colors are 
brought to you by Color My Heart Dare #301
Be sure to check out Color My Heart weekly for
a new and fun color combination.

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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Add a Little Black & White

To Color Dare #296
Using the sketch below from Atlantic Hearts I used some black & white for my tag and some black for my sentiment. Then I added the colors from Color My Heart for the flowers and leaves. I'm also having fun with my new stitched flower die cuts from My Favorite Things.

Use this sketch to make a fun and easy card for that someone special.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Banner Clips

From Fresh Air
and the colors at Color My Heart
Glacier, Nutmeg, and New England Ivy
We celebrate banners at Heart 2 Heart 
and use die cuts to make them.
Add these tags made with the Fresh Air paper pack 
and the colors from the Color Dare at Color My Heart
to a scrapbook page, card, or gift box

I used the following die cuts for fun and easy tags:
From My Favorite Things: Stitched fishtail tags
From CTMH: Stitched Circles, Stitched Hearts
 and Stitched Ovals. 
You can share your die cut projects at the

Add a tag to embellish a scrapbook page.

Use a tag to make a card.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Triadic Color Combinations

 Red, Blue, & Yellow
If you put an equilateral triangle inside the color wheel as shown below, it touches
THREE colors equally spaced apart. That is a Triadic Color Combination.
There are only four possible combinations
For the Red I chose Poppy, for the Blue I chose Pacifica, and for the
 Yellow I chose Lemon from the colors in the Birthday Cheer PML cards.

Use this color wheel to chose your Triadic Colors and then
share your project with us at Heart 2 Heart.

To view more Birthday Cheer GO HERE

Friday, May 25, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month

 It's Postcard Perfect 
Celebrating National Scrapbooking Month
at Heart 2 Heart with my scrapbook layout using Pattern #5 in the
paper pack includes some fun vellum that I used on the page for
Creative Vellum at Heart 2 Heart. Each edge has and overlay
of polka dot vellum and the green strip that
run across both pages has a fern vellum overlay.

You can view more of my Postcard Perfect layouts HERE

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Heart 2 Heart Meets Color My Heart

Happy Mother's Day
The colors at Color My Heart: 
Sapphire, Smoothie, and Heather 
are used to make this card for the  
Mother's Day challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
Happy Mother's Day blessings to all those 
special moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters, 
daughters and grand daughters. May the 
Lord bless you richly as you serve Him 
with your special motherly love.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just for Mother's Day

Colors from Color My Heart
Juniper, Mink, and Raspberry
Mother's Day is coming May 13. Use these 
fun colors to make a special card for your 
mother, daughter, daughter-in-law or that
special motherly friend. All mother should
 be celebrated so share the spirit and spread 
the love with a special card.
For this card I used the Juniper paper from the 
new Fresh Air paper pack and the zip strip from 
The oval is cut using the the new Stitched Ovals
Thin Cuts. The sentiment comes from the

Use these colors on your project and share 
with us at Color My Heart.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mix & Match With

A Heart 2 Heart
Color Challenge
Mix & Match with a combination of papers 
and stamps from the new Seasonal 
Expressions II coming your way on Tuesday, 
May 1st. On this card we have Bashful Polka
 Dots from Central Park, Colorful Mat & 
Blossom Mat from Documented, and the Smile  
stamp from Fresh Air. The wooden heart
comes from Fresh Air Shapes. I love to stay
 in the box of each paper pack but sometimes 
it's just fun to Mix and Match. 
These are the colors in the Challenge at Heart 2 Heart.
 A new challenge begins tomorrow so be sure to check in
and take a challenge or two.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

You've Been Framed

For Fun in the Sun
and a sneak peak
This is a Fun in the Sun Pocket Card 
for some summertime scrapbooking.
This card is made with the new upcoming 
paper packs from Seasonal Expressions II
and Postcard Perfect May Special. Be sure to check
 in on Tuesday, May 1st  for all the details.
The frame is compliments of the Heart 2 Heart challenge. 
Be sure to share your framed projects with us.