Happy Times! That is the name of the Paper pack from Close To My Heart for National Scrapbook Month. I used Fern, Canary, Cotton Candy, Glacier, White Daisy and Gold, the colors in theHappy Times Paper Pack. The flower like design fromOrnate Blossoms washeat embossed with Gold Embossing powder. I then colored it in with the inks mentioned above using a Blending Pen. The "leaves" were stamped on Fern cardstock with Fern ink. Paper is from the Happy Times paper pack. I love the Gold Foil!
You can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE With a qualifying purchase of $60. This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, 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. Get the coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, 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 or on your cards.
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This weeks Color Dare Challenge #191 is all about orange! I have been coming up with cards using butterflies and the Your Own Kind of Wonderful for this month's card kit so added an orange one to the group. I used Sorbet, Sunset and Poppy. The colors look so much better in person! I heat embossed the three butterflies in white then used sponge daubers to add the three colors. It was mounted on orange ombre paper from Sangria. It is embellished with coral sequins and the sentiment was stamped with Poppy ink..
Orange is not a color that I use often, so thank you Color Dare for this challenge. I am enjoying the challenges! Thank you design team for the inspiration!
I have had this retired stamp set for as long as I have been a consultant with Close to My Heart and have not used this part of the set. It just called out to me with these happy colors! This is my Color Dare #190 card. I have used Ruby, Gypsy, Honey and Pear inks only. The top flower was heat embossed in white and the first three colors were applied with sponge daubers. The sentiment was also heat embossed in white and clear Wink of Stella was added to the solid colors and the sentiment.
Cardstock: Ruby, Gypsy Honey and White Daisy
Inks: Pear, Versa Mark with White heat embossing powder
Stamp set: A Flowering Bunch, SOTM S1306
Cricut Cartridge: Artiste
I was the Sapphire winner for this card! Exciting!!!
Are you young at heart? Doesn't matter your age you know!!!
I got out some stamps from the last Stamp of Approval Young At Heart collection by Catherine Pooler and created these cards. I have a lot of birthdays coming up and everyone always needs birthday cards. That was the main reason I bought the set! It was full of goodies and ready to create great projects as well as opportunity learn some new tricks! There were some great, fun stamp sets, die cuts and a masking sheet. Also a glitter pen. So much fun to pay with. All this was in the box!!
I have never thought of trying to see how many different combinations of four things I could get on a card but it was FUN! This challenge is from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge for the fourth month, April! Can you find four things that I used four of?
I hope you saw four stars, four pictures, four words and fours colors! Now see what you can create using four of something! For more ideas go to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog!
This is the season where everything is coming up green! Leaves, grass, flowers pushing through the ground and cards! The weather is cold and very windy today and there were snow flakes flying through the air but not enough to hide the GREEN! I want the 70 F weather from two days ago...Lol.
I added some various shades of Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles for some added BLING! I did some second generation stamping and used the lighter shades so that only one camera stuck out. The little star shapes came from an older stamp set, CC1041 Hello, Life.
There were other stamp set I could have used for this but it was close and it worked for what I wanted...filler!
I used second generation stamping for the smaller butterflies and also the Lagoon back of the larger butterflies. Tone on tone was used for the Gypsy butterflies on the border. Lesson learned - I can create a card with just two colors on a White Daisy card!!! Can You?
I used the top four colors with my inks and Glacier and Topiary card stock to back my image. The triangles punched with the Triangle Border Punch so that the Topiary would show through.
I didn't want to cut out the antenna of the butterfly so I stamped it on a second time and fussy cut it out, minus the antenna, and sponged the wings with Sweet Leaf, Glacier and Cotton Candy ink. The area around the butterfly was sponged with Sweet Leaf and a little bit of Cotton Candy ink. The center of the butterfly is the only part that was attached so that the wings could stand up a little for added dimension. Three pink dots balanced off the design and all was added to a layer of Cotton Candy Fundamentals paper. The stamp set is retired Paper Bird Hostess Reward stamp set.
There are a lot of great Hostess Reward stamp sets so why not have a party? Book, Home or even Facebook! I would love to help you earn some great products!
Same design, different paper...along with one Crazy Bird from Tim Holtz.
Stampaganza has come! Better late than not at all in getting this out on my blog.
Buy any two My Acrylix® stamp sets (M-, A-, B-, C-, D-, or E-size) at full retail price and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE! That is a savings of up to $29.95! Just a reminder: If you purchase multiple stamps in sets of three (six, nine, twelve, etc.), you will earn the lowest-priced stamp sets on your entire order for free. For example, if you order nine total stamp sets, the three lowest priced stamp sets will be free.
This offer is only available during March, so start submitting your stamp orders as soon as possible, and let the Stampaganza begin!
If you do not have a consultant you may order them on my website: mscrappin.ctmh.com
The deal just got sweeter! CTMH has added this stamp set!
In celebration of this month's Stampaganza special, Close To My Heart has released the exclusive new My Acylix® Hello Paradise stamp set, available now through March 31! Stamp your way to paradise with this beautiful D-size set, and remember, during Stampaganza, you can buy two My Acrylix stamp sets and get a third free!
Start putting your orders together now and get them in before the end of March!
I kept my card clean and simple with one layer. I really liked Tracey's spring colors but chose circles rather than actual flowers to make my cluster. I stamped flowers and sentiment with So Many Smiles. The saying is heat embossed and the center of the largest flower is on pop dots and has Liquid Glassadded to the center. All products and stamps are from Close To My Heart.
Here is Tracey's card. Makes me anxious for spring flowers and warm weather!
All you have to do for the background is rub the ink pads on a clear block, spritz with water and lay on the paper and "smoosh" it until you get the desired look. Great YouTube video to watch with Catherine Pooler.
,Give it a try and share your results!
Happy crafting and Enjoy Life's Moments!