Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A Blast From the Past

With Color My Heart
My very first Color My Heart Challenge was May 28, 2012. The color challenge was purple. Here is my entry to that challenge: A New Color Dare. At that time I called the coloring technique a puddle pad. Just take a baby wipe to make a pad and puddle it with re-inkers and use as an ink pad
I used the same stamp and pattern for this notepad cover as I did in 2012 giving it an updated look. The colors I used for this Color My Heart challenge are Sapphire, Julep, and Eggplant. 

Inside Notepad Cover

Purples, Blues, and Greens are always 
fun to play with. Give it a try.


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Birthday

 AMERICA
As we celebrate our nation's birthday, I wish you a truck full of blessings and joy. As we pray for our country and our leaders, may the Lord fill our hearts with His love for all Americans. Blessings to you and your family as we celebrate together all that God has done to make our country rich beyond all imagination. 
Have a blessed day, Jody

Use this inspiration photo to make a special
 project to share with us at Color My Heart.

The truck card was inspired by my downline 
Valerie Beechler.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Fun with a Sketch

At Atlantic Hearts

Every week there is a new sketch at Atlantic Hearts. If you want to make cards from sketches this is the place to visit. 
I made this card with some new papers and stamps coming up in the next Idea Book from Close to my Heart on July 1st. 
Don't miss the opening day reveal.

Use this sketch for a fun card. You can use any 
image in the place of the flowers.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Summer Greetings

And No Worries
Summer is just around the corner and it 
will be time for fun, sun, and no worries

Card inspired by the Atlantic Hearts sketch 
and the inspirational colors at Color My Heart.

Use this sketch for your creation and 
share at Atlantic Hearts
Lots of fun summer colors to use on your project. 
Be sure to share with us at Color My Heart.


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Tags for All Occassions

With Paper Clusters
The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is to use a tag on your project. I decided to make a collection of tags with paper clusters. Each tag is made with scraps of papers in the colors from the Color My Heart challenge. The scraps are randomly layered on each tag and staple to the tag.  The staple is covered with an icon of your choice. Add a sentiment to the tag and attach the tag to a card, gift bag, or scrapbook page.
Collection of tags made with the new tag Thin Cuts.
 Sweet Leaf, Peach, Peacock
 Peach, Sweet Leaf, Peacock
 Linen, Peach, Charcoal
 Peach, Mint, Charcoal
 Charcoal, Mint, Peach
Use these colors for your project and share are Color My Heart.
If you make a tag or two be sure to share with us at

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

At Color My Heart
Evergreen, Sage, and Sapphire are my Tic Tac Toe 
colors for the challenge at Color My Heart.
Use the sketch below from Atlantic Hearts for a simple and special card. Just choose your strips on the side, add a sentiment, flower, leaves, and a butterfly to complete your card.
Choose your Tic Tac Toe colors for your creation 
and share with us at Color My Heart.



Sunday, May 31, 2020

Wrapping It Up

With Brushed Paper Pack
Wrapping up National Scrapbooking Month

Two page layout
CTMH is bringing back the 2015 Brushed paper pack beginning tomorrow June 1st. The cheerful colors will make any scrapbook pages ones to remember. The butterfly and flowers on the lattice background will make your pictures stand out and pop off the page. Be sure to check out Bring Back My Pack at CTMH

Left Page


Right Page


Blessings and Happiness to You

With Sunshine and Rainbows
Inspirational card brought to you by Heart 2 Heart.
In these days of self quarantine I'm sending you greetings of sunshine and rainbows. As we go forward each day praising the Lord we will all arrive on the other side of this pandemic.
 Blessings to you and yours. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

It's Coming Back

The Brushed Paper Pack
Just a little sneak peak with the 2015 Brushed
 paper pack coming your way tomorrow June 1. 
This card was put together with the leaves, flowers and butterfly from the Brushed stamp set and the sketch from Atlantic Hearts.

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Happy Birthday

Green Shaker Card

Combining the greens from Color My Heart 
and the Sketch from Atlantic Hearts makes a 
fun birthday shaker card. The Happy Birthday 
Shaker Window Thin Cut makes this easy to make. 
Add a little Julep sequins and your card is 
ready to shine for that someone special. 

Use this sketch to make a card and share at Atlantic Hearts.
Choose your greens and share your creation at Color My Heart.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

And The Greens Have It

With the Herringbone Technique
The Color My Heart Shades of Greens is the 
inspiration for this herringbone technique background. 

New England Ivy and Julep are the greens with  
Mink and Linen. Butterflies are Pewter and Julep. 

Get your greens and share at Color My Heart.


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Color Dare 393

It's Tic Tac Toe Time
It's always fun to make a stamped background to place 
your cut images from the Stitched Together
 Cricut Collection. The Tic Tac Toe colors 
are diagonal Candy Apple, Pewter, and Green Apple. 
The stamped background is a plaid Green Apple.

These Cricut cut images are on a random stamped 
background with Tic Tac Toe Colors 
Pixie, Pewter, and Raspberry. 

Use this Tic Tac Toe board for your color combo
 and share with us at Color My Heart.

Angel Mother in May

Celebrating Mothers
Mothers are our angels all year long. They love us, 
guide us, protect us and are always our cheer leader

What mother is not the best?  Take the challenge at 
Heart 2 Heart and share your celebration of mothers.

The colors for this card come from the Tic Tac Toe 
challenge at Color My Heart. I used the second 
line down: Pixie, Pewter, and Raspberry. This card 
also has a random stamped background with cut images 


Monday, May 11, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

With a New Cricut Collection
Color My Heart's color challenge works just perfect with the new Stitched Together Cricut Collection. There are some fun images that fit nicely on cards as well as scrapbook pages. 
Green Apple, Tangerine, Lemonade

Clover, Canary, Bluebird


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


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Happy Times

With Three Shades of Blue Greens
Mint, Lagoon, and Peacock make the colors of this Happy Card. The "Happy" is the new thin cut from the Stitched Together card making stamp set. This is a fun set that has layers of "Happy" thin cuts. It also comes with a selection of happy sentiments.
The blue greens are inspired by the challenge at Color My Heart. For more "Happy" cards with three shades of one color view HERE. 

Choose your color, choose your shades and 
share your creation at Color My Heart.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

A Little Sneak Peek

It's that time again for a new Idea Book for 
May and June. I'm just giving you a little
 sneak peek of the June Stamp of the Month 
set with this card
The sketch from Atlantic Hearts inspired me
 to share one of the tags from the June SOTM set. 
The set has three other tags ready for coloring and
 sharing on a gift, gift bag, or card. You won't want 
to miss this fun stamp set available in June.



Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Heart 2 Heart

Stripe Challenge

I had to go all the way back to the Grateful Heart
 paper pack to find some green striped paper to
 go with my red poppies. Here in California we 
celebrate the golden poppies but I wanted to 
make the red poppies for a change.
If you like striped papers make a special creation to 
share with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Heart 2 Heart

Meets Color My Heart
Using three colors from the challenge dare at 
Color My Heart to celebrate the 10th Anniversary 
of Heart 2 Heart with 10 hearts randomly placed 
on the card. The colors are Glacier, Smoothie, and Peach.
Happy Anniversary Heart 2 Heart. 
It's been a wonderful 10 years!

Choose your three colors and share 
with us at Color My Heart.


Love Our Kitty

Too Cute to be a Crazy Cat
We rescued this cute little kitten left in our driveway. 
We searched the neighborhood for her home but no one
  claimed her. So... we have a new addition in our family. 
She's very snoopy, very smart and cute as a button.
Now it's your turn to share your family pet
 with us at Heart 2 Heart's Pet-Pourri

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Time

At The Beach
Life at the beach is where everyday is Saturday.
The theme of this card is from the Heart 2 Heart
 challenge and the colors come from the 
Color My Heart challenge.


I used the diagonal colors Sapphire, Peach, 
and Canary with a little bit of Mink.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter Blessings

Wishing you all a very blessed Easter as we celebrate 
our Risen Savior. May your hearts and lives be 
full of his grace and joy as you walk with Him daily. 
Because of Jesus, Jody
My card colors are from the color challenge at
 Heart 2 Heart (Pixie, Canary, Julep, and Lagoon) 
and the inspiration color board at Color My Heart

Grab your favorite colors from this inspiration
 board at Color My Heart or choose the colors 
from the challenge at Heart 2 Heart and 
share your project with us.