Thursday, December 31, 2020

Hello 2021

Good By 2020
It's been quite a year. I sure can say I'm glad it's over. 
I'm looking forward to all good things coming in 2021.
May the Lord bless you richly in the new year as 
you celebrate Him and all He does for us.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

With Serenity
Tic Tac Toe colors: Blue Belle, Toffee, and Sapphire
Using the PML Serenity cards this card is made with Pattern #11
 in the Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4 How to Book.
You can view my whole Serenity Collection Here.

Choose your Tic Tac Toe colors and
 share your creation with us at Color My Heart

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Color Dare 421

Time for Happiness
Happiness comes in the December Stamp of the Month. 
 Along with some wonderful sentiments this stamp set has some 
beautiful flowers for coloring. I water colored with ink pads 
Scarlet and Sage. I bordered the card with Desert Rose CS.
 I didn't want my sentiment to dark so I used second 
generation Black. For some color inspiration be sure
 to visit Color My Heart each week.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Autumn Orange

With Pumpkins and Leaves

When Orange came up at Color My Heart I wanted to pass. I don't do orange. Then I remembered my favorite CTMH Pumpkin and Textured Leaves that come in shades of orange. Added a little brown and now I'm sending Autumn Wishes to you and yours as we celebrate Thanksgiving. 

Have fun with orange in the Fall and share at Color My Heart. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

It's Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart
Using the bottom row of colors: Raspberry, Evergreen, and Clover
 I made this simple and easy JOY card. The background is the 
Stitched Lattice card front and the snowflake is from Elegant Snowflakes.
 I added some Evergreen and Clover holly leaves 
with some Raspberry berries.

Now it's your turn to share your Tic Tac Toe
 creation with us at Color My Heart


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Love of Color

At Color My Heart
Grape & Lagoon 3-D Flowers with Peacock leaves on an 
Added a little Cricut "Hello" greeting in black.
The Love of Color How to Book gives us lots of 
fun color combinations from our CTMH color palette. 

Choose your colors and share at Color My Heart.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Color Dare Recipe

1 Neutral-1Glitter-1Color
Card Color Recipe
1 Neutral: Pebble
1 Glitter: Blue Belle Glitter paper
1 Color: Blue Belle
This angel was an accident and headed for the trash when with a second look I came up with this card. I was trying to make the angel white with white daisy pigment ink. It didn't turn out so I stamped Blue Belle on top of the white daisy which left the white shadow around the edge of the angel. I set it aside and came back the next day and came up with this card. Sometimes mistakes turn out to be a new and different technique.

Use this recipe to make your creation to 
share at Color My Heart.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

It's Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart
For my card I used Candy Apple, New England Ivy, and Gold.
The card has a Candy Apple on Black base with a black lattice paper accent piece (a sneak peak from the new book coming on Sunday). I used the flower from Operation Smile and added some gold glitter trim and a gold glitter gem in the center of the flower.

Use this Tic Tac Toe color board to make your
 creation and share at Color My Heart.

Tabbed Doors Tutorial

A Fun and Playful Card
Make this Birthday Card for someone's special day.
Step 1. Cut the tabbed door thin cut from any cardstock.
 I used white daisy.

Step 2. Cut doors off to use as a placement guide.

Step 3. Cut a tabbed door front from your choice of paper.
Cut another tabbed door front from a coordinating cardstock.

Step 4, Cut selected doors from the paper tabbed door front
 and attach to the doors on the cardstock door front. 
Step 5, Decorate the remaining doors as desired.
Step 6. Cut the border off the paper card front and
 attach to the cardstock door front.

Step 7. Use the placement guide to add the images
 and sentiments behind the doors.
Step 8. Attach the door front to the images sheet.

Step 9. Open the doors for a fun surprise behind each door.
Step 10 Decorate inside card as desired.

View more ideas for Tabbed Door Cards HERE.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Color My Heart 415

Meets Atlantic Hearts Sketch
The Color Dare at Color My Heart are the colors from the new 
Lovely paper pack that includes the new color of the year Blue Belle.
 The sketch from Atlantic Hearts made this card fun and easy to make. 
I used the Blue Belle CS for card front made from the new
 Stitched Lattice Background. My other colors are 
Ballerina, and Evergreen. I added some BTP paper
 from the Lovely PP and made the flowers 
and sentiment from the Operation Smile Stamp set. 
These two Heart blogs do make my heart happy.

Choose from these fun colors to create your special project.

Keep this sketch for now and any future card
 you might want to make.


Monday, October 12, 2020

Color Dare 414

Fun Fall Colors
Colors: Avocado, Sundance, and Nectarine with a 
wood grain background.

Lots of colors to choose from. 
Share yours with us at Color My Heart.


Shaker Card Tutorial

Fun Shaker cards are easier now with our 
window foam and acetate kits.

Our kits come in all shapes for all occasions.

Step 1. Choose your shape. You can choose from squares, 
rectangles, circles, stars and hearts.
Step 2. choose your paper pack and the coordinating
 color for your shaped frame.

Step 3. Cut the base section Stamp on the base or cut
 the base out of decorative paper.

Step 4 Add your window foam to your base leaving om the 
protective cover.
Step 5. Powder inside the shape with baby powder to prevent 
the shaker pieces from sticking to the foam.

Step 6. Add your desired shaker elements: sequins, 
star confetti, beads, cut outs, etc.
Step 7. Pull off foam protective tape and add the
 acetate window to the sticky foam.

Step 8. Adhere the window frame to the acetate cover. 
Step 9. Your shaker window is ready to add to your card.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

With Bloom With Grace
Using the colors Fern, Expresso, and Desert Rose from the 
bottom row on the Tic Tac Toe board. Also added some 
Sundance and French Vanilla. I used the thin cut only 
from Textured Leaves for the leaf shape. The stamped
 images and sentiment are from With a Thankful Heart 
stamp set. The wood grain paper has Expresso
wood grains with a French Vanilla base.

Share your  Tic Tac Toe creation with us at Color My Heart.


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Distressed Oxide Ink

Background Tutorial
Use the new Distressed Oxide Inks to make some fun backgrounds for a Christmas Nativity Scene. There are 14 colors top choose from in our new Ink collection. I used the blending technique for the background on the card. The ink colors are Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, and Chipped Sapphire. You will need the ink blending tool with the foam applicators for this technique.
Step 1. Apply the first coat of color with the blending tool using a circular motion on your white cardstock.
Step 2. Apply a second color next to the first color using the circular motion to blend the two colors together. You can see where the Picked Raspberry on the Mustard Seed made a shade of orange.
Step 3. Apply the third color using the circular motion blending the Chipped Sapphire with the Picked Raspberry to make a little shade of purple.
Step 4. Apply a spatter of glittery drops for the night sky with your clear shimmer brush.
Stamp your selection of images on your blended background with your Black Ink pad. 
Add a sentiment of your choice. Soften the edges of the Mustard Seed with the Antique Linen Ink using a circular motion to blend the two colors.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Join the March

For Prayer
Saturday on the National Mall was the Prayer March 
for our country. Thousands of people gather with each 
other to pray for our nation. Even if we couldn't
 be there we can join our hearts in prayer for our 
nation as we face these uncertain days.
We pray that God will heal our nation and believe that He is making 
all things new as His Word tells us. Only God can heal a broken heart
 and make it new. Only God can win against the turmoil that seems 
to be raging across our great cities. Pray for peace to fill the hearts 
of those who need peace. Calm the winds of turmoil and set 
our country on a new path of hope and peace. 

I used this sketch from Atlantic Hearts for my card

I used the colors Avocado, Nectarine and Sundance from Color My Heart for my card.

Thank you Atlantic Hearts and Color My Heart for the inspiration.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart
My color choices are from the top row on the Tic Tac Toe board below: 
Eggplant, Saffron, and Pixie with an accent base of Thistle.
I colored the Christmas Ball in the center with Saffron, Shaded around the gold with Pixie and edged it with Eggplant. I used Eggplant to stamp the word background on Thistle cardstock. The slim line card pattern is a copy right released pattern from the Wishes Card program Top Band. There is a Silver glitter star on the top of the manger.

Come play Tic Tac Toe with us at Color My Heart.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

For the Boys

Celebrate A Birthday
Making cards for guys involve simple colors and simple layouts.
The card colors for this card come from Color My Heart challenge
Red White and Blue. I used two blues, Carolina and Sapphire 
for more visual fun and Candy Apple with White Daisy.

Join the fun at Color My Heart 
with your Red White and Blue project.