Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Birthday Sparkles with MFT Sketch #342

A while ago I had colored the birthday candles with Nuvo Glitter Markers without any plan to finish a card with it until I saw this perfect sketch by My Favorite Things.


Products used:
     Sapphire CS

Here is the fabulous My Favorite Things sketch that inspired my card layout:

Sketch Challenge 342 #mftstamps

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Optional Add Splatter
     Create and Inspire Challenges #64--Anything                   Goes
     Love to Craft--Anything Goes
     A Perfect Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sunflower Box Card for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 306 Anything Goes

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog post!  This fortnight the challenge is "Anything Goes" as long as you use something from the Cricut library.  

Today I'm sharing a box card I cut from Lori Whitlock's All Occasion Box Cards.  I made it for my mom who really loves sunflowers.  I also used some Cricut Pearl papers for the flowers and arch. 



Here is a view from another angle so you can see how shimmery the Cricut Pearl Papers are:


Products used:
     Colonial White CS--Close to My Heart
     Vineyard Berry CS--retired Close to My Heart
     Sunflower CS--retired Close to My Heart
     Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Card cartridge
     Pearl Paper Sampler Bolds--Cricut
     Pearl Paper Sampler Neutrals--Cricut
     Treat Yourself stamp--retired Close to My Heart
     Pomegranate Ink--Close to My Heart

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafty Creations Challenges--Anything Goes
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     World Wide Open Design Team Challenge--                      Anything Goes

What will you "cricut craft" and share with us?  We look forward to visiting your blogs to leave you some "comment love".   


Challenge #306-Anything Goes!
Create a project that features anything in the Cricut Library!

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The prize is 4 digital stamps!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie


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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Speedy Recovery and Tulips for Paper Play Sketch #47

One of my friends recently had a cardiac arrest and required treatment with a hospital stay.  I made this card for her using a Technique Tuesday Tulip stamp and greeting from Kiss it Better from Close to My Heart.


This photo was taken from a different angle so you can see how shimmery the Nuvo Glitter Markered tulips are:


Here is the Paper Play Sketch #47 that inspired my card layout:



Admittedly I took some "creative license" by placing my 3 enamel dots on the sentiment strip.  The patterned paper background is from Sunny Yellow B & T paper retired from Close to My Heart.  The Tulips were stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored in with Nuvo Glitter Markers.  

I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Glitter 'N Sparkle--Summer Sunshine 
     My Time to Craft--In the Garden
     Cute Card Thursday--Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hooked on You Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #221

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have another fabulous sketch for you to try.  I needed a birthday card for my uncle who loves to fish so with him in mind I created this card:


     Hooked on You stamp set--retiring July 31st!
     Washi Wonder stamp set--available during July                    only during Stampaganza promotion!
     Sapphire Ink
     Sapphire CS
     Memento Black Ink

Other products:
     Lunar Blue Metallic Paper by the Paper Cut
     Stampendous CSD18--small fish
     Nuvo Glitter Markers to color Washi Wonder                       stamps before inking

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge graphic:


Our challenge ends on Sunday evening, July 23 at 11PM EDT.  We would love to have you join us in our gallery!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Cuttlebug Mania--Sea You (the small fish was cut              with a Stampendous Die and the Cuttlebug                  machine
     Delicious Doodles Challenges--Beside the Sea
     Eclectic Ellapu--Seaside or Summer Colors
     Worldwide Open Design Team Challenge--                             Anything Goes
     QKR Stampede--By the Seaside or Anything Goes
     Penny Black and More Challenge--For the Boys

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard to Say Goodbye Blog Hop

With a new catalog arriving soon we are highlighting some of our favorite products that will soon be retiring.  If you have come from Tammy Lubick's blog you are on the right track.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html


This month we have 19 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's optional theme and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

One of my favorite Close to My Heart Thin Cut Dies is "Happy Birthday" and it will be retiring soon.  I used it with Prickly Pear papers and a Case This Sketch #230 card layout.


Here is a card I made with the "negative" piece:


Here are other ways I've used this Thin Cut Die:




Now "Hop" on over to Kirsten DeSorcy's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, these products will only be available until July 31 or until supplies last!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this Thin Cut Die set.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:

      Watercooler Wednesday--Birthday
     Crafty Gals Corner--Male
     Mod Squad--Sentiment as the Main Focus
     Dare 2B Artzy--Bright Colors
     Three Amigos--Prickly Pear
     Seize the Birthday
     Pile it On--Something beginning with S-stripes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Paper Players #352 With Close to My Heart Colors

This week's color challenge at the Paper Players calls for Stampin' Up colors: Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and Rich Razzleberry.  Not owning any of those colors I substituted Close to My Heart colors:  Thistle, Raspberry and Pansy.


     White Daisy CS
     Black Shimmer Trim
     Dreamin' Big Thin Cuts and Stamp (retired)
     Pansy CS
     Raspberry CS
     Thistle CS
     Pansy Ink
     Calyspo sequins (retired)
     True Love sentiment

Here is the color palette that inspired my card:


I'm also sharing this card with:
     The Paper Shelter--Punches and/or Dies
     The Three Muses--Things with Wings
     Country View Challenges--Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Color Dare #252 Meets Your Next Stamp #68

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we would love to see what you can create with the following Close to My Heart colors:  Black, White Daisy, Raspberry, Sea Glass, Emerald with optional Silver.  Of course if you don't have these exact colors yet you can substitute similar colors so you can still play along.  We can't wait to see what you come up with!


My card features two stamp sets that are available again during the month of July 2017 only for the Close to My Heart Stampaganza special promotion.  (Buy two stamp sets and get the third FREE along with several stamp sets available for limited time only*).

     Black CS
     Enjoy the Little Things* stamps
     Washi Wonder* stamps
     Sea Glass CS
     Emerald Ink
     Raspberry Ink
     Versamark Ink
     White Embossing powder
     Silver Embossing powder
     Itty Bitty Pearls

Other products
     Inkessentials Pen Nibs--used to color flowers and               leaves with Emerald and Raspberry Inks

Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare Color Graphic--just click on it to get to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you.  We would love to have you play along with us!

Image may contain: stripes

My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Your Next Stamp challenge #68:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Crafting With An Attitude--Anything Goes
      Crafty Creations--Anything Goes
      Shopping Your Stash--CAS for Simplicity Day
      Classic Design Team Open Challenge--Anything               Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thinking of You Card for Case This Sketch #229

Case This Sketch #229 appealed to me so I used it to create this card:


Before I used the Direct to Paper inking technique with Distress Oxide inks, I used washi tape and Scotch Post it removable tape.


Next I just rubbed Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks.


After peeling the washi tape and post it note tape I stamped SU's Thoughts and Prayers tree stamp in CTMH Peacock Ink.  The greeting is retired from Close to My Heart 30 Years of Happy Set.

Here is the wonderful Case This Sketch that inspired my card layout:

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2017/07/case-this-sketch-229.html 

I'm also submitting this card to the following challenges:
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes 
     Inspiration Destination--Anything Goes
     Crafting from the Heart #167--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie


p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.




p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Joyful Stars Blog Hop Featuring Paper Bird

Welcome back to another Joyful Stars Blog Hop! We are a group of Close to My Heart consultants who share something each month on the 9th and at 9PM EST. If you are coming from Andrea Sherman's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is also on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired!


My card features an older stamp that is available again this month only! As part of its July 2017 Stampaganza celebration Close to My Heart has brought back several popular sets to be included in its Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion.  




Close to My Heart products used:
     Paper Bird stamp set
     Wise Guy greeting stamp (retired)

My card layout was inspired by this Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch:



Here are some other cards made with older stamp sets that have recently become available with the July Stampaganza special:  Just click on each photo to go to the blog post for more details:


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Now it's time to hop on over to Michelle Loncar's blog. I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she shares.
     

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Color Dare #251 With Freshly Made Sketch #295

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are challenging you to combine all and only these exclusive Close to My Heart colors:  Sorbet, Lemon, Juniper, White Daisy, Black and Gold.  Of course if you don't have these exact CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun!


Using the wonderful sketch by Freshly Made Sketch #295 I created two cards with slight changes.  The flowers on the left card were sponged with Sorbet and Juniper inks while the flowers on the right were stamped with Memento Black Ink onto Sorbet and Juniper card stock.  Some extra ink was sponged around the Sorbet flower edges.

Here are close up photos of each card:  





I would love to hear which one you like better.

     White Daisy CS
     Lemon CS
     Sorbet CS
     Juniper CS
     Uptown Fundamentals Paper (Gold foil)
     Memento Black Ink
     Hawaiian Hibiscus Stamps (retired)
     Jack Cardmaking Bundle--sentiment
     Sponge Daubers
     Clear Shimmer Brush

Other products:
     Nuvo Crystal Drops Dandelion Yellow

This fabulous Freshly Made Sketch inspired my card layouts:


Click on this Color Dare graphic to be inspired by what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to share:  


Image may contain: stripes


I'm also submitting these cards to the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Summer Sunshine
     Crafty Gals Corner--Anything Goes
     Make My Monday--Summer Brights


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

p.s. If you like what you see on my blog please consider "following" me by email or in your blog roll so you don't miss out on any of my fabulous card making ideas. You can sign up on the right sidebar.



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