Sunday, May 22, 2016

Color Dare 194 Watercolor Card for Dad

After checking out the color challenge this week, I decided the colors Sapphire, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, White and Black would be perfect to make some masculine cards.  My card stash for guys is just about empty so I need to get creating some to have on hand.  I decided to use a background image from Artistry.  It is on page 7 and I think it was cut at 3 1/4" using Black Cardstock.  I cut off a few triangles to make a more varied shape rather than a square.  The background of the card is Watercolor Paper painted with three blue colors from Z3132 Watercolor Paints that are very close to the challenge colors.  For a bit more depth and dimension in the background, I stamped D1660 Ink Blot using Sapphire Ink.  The sentiment is from C1633 For Family and the DAD is stamped using B1484 Jennifer's Hand both in Sapphire Ink. One done and about 10 to go - I better get stamping...

 Hop on over to the Color Dare Blog for some more great inspiration!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Happy Times Paper for Color Dare 192 and Mojo Monday 447

Here is a card I created using the Close To My Heart National Scrapbooking Promotional paper, Happy Times.  I used the Mojo Monday Sketch 447 for inspiration and the Happy Times paper just happens to be the same as the colors in the Color Dare this week, which are Fern, Cotton Candy, Canary, Glacier and White.


In addition to the Happy Times Background and Texture Paper, it uses both Canary and Fern Cardstock.  The Canary circles were texturized using Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder.

The card uses the brand new stamp set C1649 A Bunch of Love and Z3251, the coordinating Thin Cuts Dies.  I also used the new Z3224 Medium Round Waterbrush to color the flowers.
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Monday, May 9, 2016

Joyful Stars May 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop.  If you have come from Krista's Blog, you are on the right track.  It is a circular hop, so you just hop from one blog to the next until you reach the blog you saw first.  Then you will know you have seen them all.    I wanted to make a special thank you card so here is a card made using the image of glasses (Icon-2) from page 40 of the Cricut Artistry Cartridge.

I edited it in the Cricut Craft Room to make a card. 
 The inside of the card has two small folded pieces of X7202B  Kaleidoscope Background and Texture Paper.  This pattern is adapted from the old "explosion" card inside.  If you would like instructions, just google "explosion card" and you will find plenty of tutorials if you are interested.  The "glass" front is a paper I found at Michael's Craft Store.  The words are stamped using the Close To My Heart font B1484 Jennifer's Hand.  The word (spec) tacular is part of a stamp from Endless Creations.  The stamp says "hope your day is (spec) tacular, but I just used the word (spec) tacular.

Hope you are enjoying the hop.  Be sure to visit all the other participating consultants.
You can find a complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog if you get lost along the way.
Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day!
Now it is time to hop to Donna's Blog.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month Special

Celebrate happy times with exclusive papers and stamps
Happy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and Close To My Heart is offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE!

This fun paper packet is available for one month only.  It features floral designs, gold foil details and more.  You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement.  Additionally,there is a new coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $17.95.  Together with the Happy Times paper packet, this stamp set will help keep your precious memories vivid and bright in the pages of your scrapbook. 

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