Friday, June 28, 2013

Color Dare #49 - Cranberry & Pacifica with White Daisy

Hey everybody! Greetings from Orlando FL! We are learning some exciting new news about Close To My Heart at Convention 2013! I will post some updates on my blog later today. I will be back with the winner of last week's challenge a little later. This week we are celebrating the 4th of July with red, white, and blue. Our colors are :


White Daisy

Here are the beautiful creations from our design team:
Okay! Now it's your turn! Create a project using the suggested colors. You may also use black and grey, but no other neutrals this time around. Take a photo of your project and upload it to your blog. Then link it up here and make sure to link back to us in your post! Please read the sidebar for complete rules. Have fun making your patriotic projects!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Color Dare #48 - Smoothie & Topiary

I had so much fun picking the winner from last week's entries. Seeing them in the thumbnails is a bonus! Everyone had a beautiful card! I really had a hard time, but I really liked Pam's dress! Congrats to Pam E, you're the winner. Don't forget to grab your Color Dare Diamond to display on your blog.

ETA: I am getting really excited about the CTMH convention coming up next week! If any of you CTMH consultants who are followers, readers, or participants of this blog are going to convention, let me know in the comments. Pam, Lela, and I are all going, and we'd love to have a meetup with you guys!

Pam K. will be giving away a paper packet of the winner's choosing from the spring/summer catalog for the winner of the June challenges! Keep participating for your chance to win!

Today's color dare is:


I used these colors for my title with the neutral Cocoa as my main color. Please visit my blog for more information.

Here are the entries from the Design Team:

Now it's your turn! Go make something using Smoothie and Topiary. Take a picture of it and upload it to your blog. Make sure you put a link to us in your post and link your post up here at the bottom of this page! Please read the complete rules on our sidebar. Have fun with this one!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Color Dare #47 - Honey

Hi Everybody! Thanks for playing along last week! Congrats to Michelle Loncar who won the yellow, orange, and pink color dare! Don't forget to grab the Color Dare Diamond to display on your blog!

This week we have just one color for you. Feel free to add any neutrals to your project:



Lesson: Shades of yellow usually go well with blacks and greys. However, you can mix it up and use browns and creams as well. I'd like to see some different styles with this one! Have fun with it!

*Note - I'm sorry I added green to my card - I forgot it was there until I uploaded it and I tried to replace this card with a different one, but I'm having trouble uploading it - I know it looks great, but please don't break the rules like I did! :)*

Our guest designer is Brenda Frerichs. She made two beautiful cards:

Here are the wonderful projects from our design team. Don't forget to leave them some comments!

Now it's your turn! Create a project using the featured color. Upload it to your blog and link it up here. Please read the sidebar for complete rules. Don't forget to link to us in your blog post! Have fun!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Color Dare #46 Entries

I am so happy with how these warm-colored cards turned out!

We decided to go ahead and get the thumbnails for the entry links, so this will be my last entries post. I know some of you really liked it, but it will really make less work for me. Thanks everybody for your participation!

Arlene Bonsma



Joyce Lau

Kristin Holm

Jody Gustafson

Hansi Brittain

Pam E.

Gretchen Stumme

Winner's Post - May

Sorry it took me so long to put up this winner's post! I've been so busy with my Convention Swap cards (you will get to see a spoiler tomorrow!). First, I'd like to congratulate the winner of last week's Dream Pop Color Dare: Jayma Malme! Here is her project - she made a gorgeous printer's tray:

Second, I'd like to congratulate the random winner for the month of May. I put all the entrants into a hat - one for each time you played, and my daughter drew a name: Sheila Bennett! Sheila played twice last month.

First on the Tommy (Honey, Cranberry, Outdoor Denim) Challenge.

Second on the Dream Pop Challenge!

Sheila, Becca will contact you to get your address and send you your prize!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Color Dare #46 - Orange, Yellow, and Pink

Hi Everybody! I'm gonna make it short today because I got a late start to this post. I am having trouble choosing a winner from the Dream Pop entries because they were all fantastic! So I'll get the winner up along with the May prize winner up in a post in a few days.

This week's dare is some nice summery colors. I wish it was summer here, but it's been cold and rainy for the past 5 days or so. Well, my daughter only has 2 days of school left, so hopefully that will bring the warmer weather.

The colors are - Choose your own:


You must use all three colors, but they can be any shade. Don't add any extra colors except neutrals.

I made a CAS card (because I was in a hurry)! You can read more about it on my blog.

Here is a wonderful project from our guest designer: Sheila Bennett!

And here is our wonderful design team! Don't forget to leave them some comments!

Pink, Orange, Yellow--aka Smoothie, Sunset, Buttercup!  Editing was brutal on the smoothie!  sigh.
Now it's your turn! Create a project using the featured colors and link it up here. Don't forget to include our link in your post! Please read the complete rules on our sidebar. Have Fun!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Color Dare #45 Entries

We had so many Dream Pop entries - so glad you guys liked this one! I need to get some feedback - do you want me to continue with these entries posts? If you read this, let me know in the comments if you like these or if you're indifferent. I'm trying to decide if I should stop these posts and whether I should bite the bullet and buy the thumbnails for the linky widget. Thanks!!!!!!

Kristin Holm

Jessica Anson

Kristine Tanase

Mary Gunnfunn

Terry Ann Diack


Kim Richardson

Sheila Bennett

Joyce Lau

Jayma Malme

Karen Russell

Michelle Loncar

Gretchen E. Stumme


Marie Flayer DT



Cheryl Even

Pam E.