Friday, September 19, 2014

Color Dare #111 - Cranberry, Sorbet, Olive, Lagoon, & Pacifica

Hi! We have an unusual color dare for you this week. Our design team members have come up with a diverse selection of inspiration projects to get you on the right track. I'm interested to see how creative you guys can be with this one!

Cranberry
Sorbet
Olive
Lagoon
Pacifica


I made a scrapbook layout using the retired Elemental paper pack. These are pictures of my husband's birthday this year. You can read more about it on my blog.

Now from our Design Team:

 





Now it's your turn! Make a project using the featured colors. If you don't have the exact colors, just use the closest you have. Take a picture of your project and upload it to your blog. Make sure you link to us in your post. Next, link your post up here. See our sidebar for complete rules. Don't forget to have fun! 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Once again..... August Prize Winner

Monthly Prize Winner ~ August 2014

We have a monthly winner to announce! 
Our random winner from the August entries is......(drumroll) 

SUSAN HOGAN


Congratulations Susan! Please send your mailing address to me a stamplady@kc.rr.com so we can get your prize in the mail to you!

Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. We hope to see more of your beautiful artwork soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Winners ~ Color Dare #109

Thanks to all who played along with our Confetti Wishes color scheme last week!  You sure made selecting the winners difficult with all your fabulous artwork.


Our Diamond Award goes to Kim Salito with her wonderful 3D box card:


Our Emerald Award goes to Jody Gustafson with her cheery paper bow tied card:


Our Ruby Award goes to Lauren Moore with her beautiful assortment of 3 x 3 cards:


Our Sapphire Award goes to our former Design Team member Amie Kiger with her delicious cupcake card:


Congratulations to all our award winners--don't forget to grab your blog badge from the tap up top.

There is still time to join in our next challenge!  Only three fall colors for Color Dare #110:


Sunset, Honey and Barn Red.

If you don't have these exact colors just use something similar.  Color Dare #109 will close at 9PM on Thursday, September 11.  You can find more info on how to join the Color Dare challenge in the sidebar of this page.

We hope to see your artwork in our gallery soon!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Color Dare #110 - Barn Red, Sunset, and Honey

Fall is in the air. I think it's funny that 2 days ago we had the air conditioner running full blast, and today I'm considering turning on the heater! Pretty soon the leaves will start to change and fall will be upon us full blast. I love fall, don't you? Well, we have some pretty fall colors for you to work with this week, to get you in the spirit!

Barn Red
Sunset
Honey


Just look at the awesome work our design team has for us today!








Now it's your turn! Make a project using the featured colors. If you don't have the exact colors, just use the closest you have. Take a picture of your project and upload it to your blog. Make sure you link to us in your post. Next, link your post up here. See our sidebar for complete rules. Don't forget to have fun! 



Monday, September 8, 2014

Monthly Prize Winner ~ August 2014

We have a monthly winner to announce! 
Our random winner from the August entries is......(drumroll) 

SUSAN HOGAN


Congratulations Susan! Please send your mailing address to me a stamplady@kc.rr.com so we can get your prize in the mail to you!

Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart. We hope to see more of your beautiful artwork soon!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Winners ~ Color Dare #108

It's time to announce the winners of Color Dare #108: Flaxen, Lagoon & Sorbet. First I'd like to thank all those joined us in the color dare. We really appreciate your talents and love that you share them here with us. Thank you and we hope to see your artwork on a regular basis!

Our Diamond winner is Denise Anderson Turley and her delightful You Amaze me card!


The Emerald winner is Suzanne Webster-Lowrie and her lovely Family card.


The Ruby winner is Katrina Brown and her heartfelt paw print card.


Congratulations to our winners! Be sure to grab your blog badge from our tab at the top of the page. We look forward to seeing more of your artwork in the coming weeks!


There is still time to join Color Dare #109! The colors are Canary, Thistle, Pacifica, Lagoon, Crystal Blue and Pear. These are the colors featured in the new Confetti paper! You have until Thursday at 9:00pm to join Color dAre #109. See our sidebar for the Challenge Rules.



Friday, September 5, 2014

New Design Team Members & Color Dare #109 - Thistle, Canary, Pear, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, & Pacifica

Welcome back to Color My Heart! We have some great news to share with you this week. We have four new design team members who will be joining us.

Joining Becca and Lela on DT A will be Donna, Catherine, and Peachy:

"Scrapbooking & photography are my true passions in life. I fell in love 
with photo design when I was in High School when I joined the yearbook 
committee. I started out as the photographer and was fortunate enough to 
even work in a dark room developing my own photos. Once I became the 
editor, I attended Yearbook camp, not once, but twice. One in Canada and 
one in the States. My passion for designing yearbooks continued in 
College; where I even designed the College handbook, Student handbook 
and the College Newspaper.

Once I graduated from College with my Business Marketing diploma, I was 
hired on at our local College's Student Union as their Marketing & 
Office Administrator. Where I continued my passion for design by doing 
bulletin boards, posters, bash tickets and more.

I then bought my own business, a coney dog shop and ran it for 5 years. 
Then I changed the coney dog shop into the first scrapbooking store in 
Thunder Bay, Ontario - Canada, DAT'S Scrapbooking and ran that for 9 
years. In January 2013, I became a Close to My Heart Consultant.

The two businesses that I ran were attached to the front of my home. The 
reason I went into business for myself was so that I could make a living 
and raise my children at the same time. We closed my scrapbooking store 
in December 2012 because we were victims to a sewer back up flood and I 
had to close my business for 5 months. We couldn't bounce back after the 
long closer.

I love the scrapbooking industry and I loved all of my customers who had 
become my friends over the years. So, to keep in touch with my friends 
and to stay involved in the industry, I became a Close to My Heart 
Consultant. For now, I am a stay at home mom until my son starts school 
in Fall 2015. CTMH helps me stay sane because running my home and 
raising my two children is a lot of work, but it doesn't make me 
completely happy. I need to be working on something or towards something.

I thrive on planning workshops, crops, participating in challenges and 
designing projects. I love losing myself in my scrap room and 
fortunately my son, TJ, who will be 3 in October loves being in my scrap 
room. He has his spot with his toys, crafts and a 32" tv with all his 
favourite Disney movies. He also loves playing with Cricut die-cuts. My 
16 year old daughter, Amy, also loves to scrapbook and we try to carve 
out time together whenever she isn't busy with school, sports and her 
friends. My husband, Trevor, of nearly 18 years, has dabbled in 
scrapbooking and it's not his thing, but he knows how to use most of the 
tools and can even show you a technique or two. I can't forget my 
shadow...my soon to be 11 year old pug, Sparkle. She has her spot in my 
scrap room as well and when I push the midnight oil, you should see the 
dirty looks I get from her because she won't retire to bed until I do.

I hope you enjoy the projects that I share with you and that they 
inspire you to make time for yourself to get lost in your passion of the 
scrapbooking world."



"I am Catherine, or Cat for short.  I just moved to Arvada, Colorado in September 2014.  Prior to that I have been living in Washington State for the last 9 years, but I am originally from New Orleans, LA.  I am married to my best friend and husband for 14 years and we have one son who is just turning 3.   I am actually a veterinarian who is taking some time off to be a stay at home mommy.  I have always been artistic and drawn to design.  I actually began scrapbooking in the mid 80’s while I was in college.  Granted it was very basic just using photos, memorabilia and construction paper (yes I know everyone is shaking their heads at this moment).  In my defense this was before I discovered there was a ligament hobby called scrapbooking in the early 2000’s. When I made this discovery I ditched all my construction paper and starting investing in all the wonderful goodness there was.  I was like a sponge trying to absorb as much as I could.  I was not introduced to Close to My Heart until 2012 while I was living in the Spokane area.   I was immediately hooked and signed up to be a consultant two months later.    It was only after becoming a consultant that I realized how fun and exciting it was to make card in addition to paper crafts and of course scrapbooks.  I really enjoy creating just about everything and sharing it with friends and family on my blog and in person.  I am really excited about joining the design team for Color Dare to see what inspirations abound."


"Here's a little something about me...

I'm Peachy Iris G. Lamb and  I'm a Trauma ICU/CVICU RN when I'm not doing something creative.  I have been a nurse for 19 years now and counting, but I have been a crafter for a longer time.  I started the creative process when I was 2 years old, and 37 years later, I'm still continuously learning and trying to improve on my crafts!  I joined Close To My Heart April 2014 as an Independent Consultant and I love the color palette and everything that goes with it!  I'm highly adaptable when it comes to my crafting style, but when I make things for myself, I do gravitate towards Baroque Minimalism and Steampunk.  I am looking forward to sharing my projects as a Design Team member for Color My Heart Color Dare!"



And joining Marie, Michelle, Gretchen, and Hansi on team B is Tina:


"Being a wife and mother is all I ever wanted in life and I'm fortunate to be married to a wonderful man for 28 years and a mother to two awesome kids as well. I love photography, to scrap and do anything artistic. I combine all of this to document and preserve my love and memories for my family. My layouts have lots of photos and journalling to tell the story behind them, all while using beautiful paper, simple, quick, and very doable techniques that create charming pages to share with friends and family. You can find me on my blog tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com and my facebook page MyScrappyIdeas for more ideas. "

Please visit their blogs and leave them some nice comments. You're going to love their inspiration!

Now we have a new color combination for you. This one is  from the new paper pack, Confetti Wishes.

Thistle
Canary
Pear
Crystal Blue
Lagoon
Pacifica


Now here is some wonderful inspiration from our Design Team:





I know you are ready to start creating with these featured colors! If you don't have these exact colors, use the closest ones you have. Then just take a picture of your project and upload it to your blog. Make sure you link to us in your post. Next link your post to us here. See our sidebar for complete rules. Have fun and let the creativity flow!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Winners ~ Color Dare #107

Happy Labor Day Weekend in the U.S.!  Hopefully you'll have some extra time to indulge in your passion for card making.  We do appreciate all of our regular and new players at Color My Heart Color Dare!

Last week's challenge was to combine the Close To My Heart colors Smokey Plum and Olive.

Our Diamond Award Winner is Jody Gustafson with her fabulous Cricut cut card and matching envelope.




Our Emerald Award Winner is Donna Digby with her beautifully textured fall card.  (Donna will also be     joining us as a new member of our Color Dare Design team!)




Our Ruby Award Winner is Katrina Brown with her very fashion savvy card.



Congratulations to all our winners.  If you haven't already done so please grab your winner's badge from the tab at the top of this page. They would love it if you stopped by their blogs and commented on their winning entries.

There is still time to join in on Color Dare #108 with these colors:  Flaxen, Lagoon and Sorbet.


If you don't have these exact colors just use something similar.  Color Dare #108 will close at 9PM on Thursday, September 4.  You can find more info on how to join the Color Dare challenge in the sidebar of this page.

We hope to see your artwork in our gallery soon!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Color Dare #108 - Flaxen, Lagoon, Sorbet

Hello! I hope you're all having a great Friday on a Holiday Weekend. 

We hope you're not so busy you don't have time to join our Color Dare this week! We have three great colors for you to create with this week. These are colors from our new Chalk It Up paper pack:

Flaxen
Lagoon
Sorbet



Here is some inspiration from our Design Team:


 




I know you are ready to start creating with these featured colors! If you don't have these exact colors, use the closest ones you have. Then just take a picture of your project and upload it to your blog. Make sure you link to us in your post. Next link your post to us here. See our sidebar for complete rules. Have fun and let the creativity flow!





Sunday, August 24, 2014

Winners ~ Color Dare #106

It's time to announce the winners for Color Dare #106. But first I'd like to thank the participants. Knowing this is a busy tie with so many schools starting up about now, thank you for taking the time to join us this week!

  Our Diamond winner is Jody Gustafson and her very cute frame card. 



 Our Emerald winner is Allison Kostiuk and her very pretty embossed card.



Next is our Ruby winner Katrina Brown and her creative My Crush book.



Finally, our Sapphire winner is Christy Bentley and her pretty dragonfly card.


Ladies, thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Color My Heart. We hope to see your wonderful artwork again soon. Be sure to grab your winner's badge from the top of the page.

There is still time to join Color Dare #107: Smokey Plum and Olive. If you don't have those exact colors just use something close. Color Dare #107 will close at 9:00pm on Thursday Aug. 28. 
Check out the Color My Heart blog. You can find info on how to join the color dare in the sidebar.