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Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

April Showers bring May flowers ... and planning days for May celebrations.  On days full of snow and rain, I am able to spend time in my craft room planning for the upcoming holidays without feeling guilty that I should be working on my never-ending yard.  This week, I attempted to create a Mother's Day… Continue reading Mother’s Day Bouquet Card

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Watercolor Color Dare Card

For this week's Color My Heart Dare challenge, we are required to use Eggplant, Pewter, and Goldrush.  You would think that these colors wouldn't complement each other, yet, I found many examples in nature where these colors beautifully enhance one another.  For this challenge, I choose to create a simple card where the colors complement… Continue reading Watercolor Color Dare Card

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Color Dare Valentine

It's time to join the Color My Heart Dare Challenge! This week's challenge is to use all and only Glacier, Charcoal, Bashful and (optional) Silver. I chose to create this whimsical Valentine's Day card using some paper from the Chelsea Gardens and Gimme Some Sugar paper collections.  You can find a list of all of… Continue reading Color Dare Valentine

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From the Heart Color Dare Card

It has been almost a month since I last entered the Color My Heart Dare Challenge.  My life was a bit chaotic, so, unfortunately, crafting was not a priority.  I do love the fact that Close to My Heart allows me, as a consultant, to set my own hours so that when "life" changes, I… Continue reading From the Heart Color Dare Card

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Happy Heart Gift Card

I love that Close to My Heart has a line of masculine papers because I have used the Jack paper pack for many of my projects including this multi-layered thank-you card. Sadly, these papers and their accessories are only available until August 30th, so be sure to purchase them before they retire. I created this… Continue reading Happy Heart Gift Card

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Storybook Scrap Card

If you are like me, you have a pile of paper scraps that are never quite large enough to use on a project, but you save them just in case you need them.  Since I have made it a goal to start using up my supplies, I took out all off my Prickly Pear paper… Continue reading Storybook Scrap Card

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Quick & Easy Tag Card

A while back, I bought the Tagged with Love acrylic stamp set and I have been itching  to use it for the Color My Heart Dare challenge.  I was so excited to see that this set was one of the exclusive stamp sets chosen to bring back for our July Stampaganza. This card is simple to… Continue reading Quick & Easy Tag Card

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Happy Hexagon Flower Card

I often get asked, "How do you come up with ideas for cards?" Honestly, I truly believe that I am not a creative person.  I love to look online at beautifully created home decor and find that it is a good day when I have the dog toys and dirty socks off the floor and… Continue reading Happy Hexagon Flower Card

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Live, Laugh, Love with Watercolor

I love the look of watercolors, and though I have not perfected this medium, I do love that it is very forgiving.   This week's Color My Heart Dare challenge gave me the freedom to experiment with my  watercolor palette and use lots of colors on the flowers from the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp of the… Continue reading Live, Laugh, Love with Watercolor

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Quick & Easy Floral Card

Sometimes you need a last minute card and it can be difficult to find a design that doesn't take tons of time or try your patience.  The whimsical flowers in the Live, Laugh, Love Stamp of the Month are perfect for this kind of card making project. This week, I joined the Color My Heart Dare… Continue reading Quick & Easy Floral Card