Thursday, September 24, 2020

Congratulations Card with Sketch Saturday #628

Today I'm sharing a congratulations card for a special young lady made following the current Sketch Saturday sketch.  The rosy background paper is retired from Close to My Heart "La Vie En Rose".  I used my Cricut to draw the Emmy Award. The small stamps are from "30 Years of Happy" and "You Amaze Me"--also retired from Close to My Heart.  The focal panel is backed with a scrap from a sheet of holographic poster paper from my stash.



Here is the fabulous Sketch Saturday sketch that inspired my card layout:






I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Watercooler Wednesday--All Occasions
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #387 With Lovely Paper

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! This week our sketch challenges you to slant your paper while including a sentiment in the lower corner.  My card features Close to My Heart's Lovely paper and coordinating card stocks in Sage, Ballerina and Blue Belle.  The greeting comes from my favorite sentiment set called "Sentiments by Melissa Esplin".





Below is our fabulous sketch.  We can't wait to see how you will interpret it.  You can share your project with us here.  We look forward to visiting your blog soon.


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

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Bridal Shower Card with Freshly Made Sketch #453

 My Cricut was dusted off and used in creating this bridal shower card for my stepdaughter.  


The background card stock is Close to My Heart's new color of the year Blue Belle.  A holographic paper by Colorbok is the background of the doily and diamond.  A purple metallic cricut pen wrote the sentiment.  If you would like to replicate the card you can go here.

My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #453:



I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
                      If You Give a Crafter a Cookie--graphic

   
                Aud Sentiments #260--Anything Goes plus a sentiment
                Simon Says Stamps Wednesday--No Stamps Allowed


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

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September Joyful Stars Blog Hop with Bloom and Grace Paper

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 Joyce Gough's blog you are on the right track. (The complete lineup is on Joyce's blog in case you get lost.) Have fun being inspired! 



Close to my Heart has a new annual catalog and a new seasonal catalog that have just been released.  I have been having so much fun playing with the new Bloom and Grace sunflower patterned paper. (Sunflowers always remind me of my mom who used to decorate her kitchen and bathroom with that theme.) I made a flurry of cards and would love to know which ones you like best.

Card #1:


The dotted stripe is from the zip strip.  The sentiment is from Sentiments by Melissa Esplin with Espresso Ink.  I used an Earth Brown Tri-Blend marker to outline the sentiment panel.

Card #2:


The background patterned paper is from Lovely paper.  The fussy cut sunflowers were embellished with Lemonade Shimmer Brush and Toffee Shimmer Brush.  My card layout was inspired by a recent Global Designs Project sketch.

Card #3:


The sentiment is from Every Little Thing Cardmaking with Thin Cut Dies embossed in Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder and matted with Espresso Card Stock.  The center stripe is retired Copper Shimmer Trim.  I'm entering this card into the CAS Colours and Sketches challenge #387 which can be found here.


Card #4:


The sentiment is from Birthday Greetings and was stamped in Toffee Ink. Once again I used the Earth Brown Tri-Blend Marker to edge each of the paper pieces which are mounted on Fern Card Stock.  My card layout was inspired by this Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #474:


That's all for now with this beautiful paper!  Please leave me a comment with your favorite card noted.

Now it's time to head over to Joyce Hauck's blog --I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she has to share.


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

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #385

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we our sketch includes an arched element in the top left corner, two thin strips and a sentiment.

The flower array on my card is from Bunches of Love stamp set and was stamped in Evergreen Ink on Julep card stock, a gold foil strip and Evergreen strip.  The sentiment is from Spruced Up Cardmaking.  The flower and leaves were colored in with Julep Shimmer Brush, Sugarplum Shimmer Brush and Lemonade Shimmer Brush.


Here is this week's sketch.  We look forward to seeing how you interpret it.  Our challenge ends Sunday evening, September 13 and you can link up here.


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

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #383 with Party Time

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week's sketch features 3 rectangles, a ribbon or linear element and a sentiment.  My card features products soon to be released by Close to My Heart on September 1.


Close to My Heart products used:
     Green Apple Card Stock
     Lemonade Card Stock
     Party Time Paper
     Wishing You Everything Stamp
     Belated Birthday (Retired)
     Silver Embossing Powder

Can you guess where I got the green ribbon slide from?

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout:


Our challenge is open until Sunday evening August 30 and you can link up your creation here.
    
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Option--Rainbow Colors
     AAA Birthday--Tic-Tac-Toe--(Masculine, DieCuts,                             Patterned Paper)
     Paper Girls Challenge--Emboss Like a Boss

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

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Stick it Down Guest Designer Golf Themed Card

Today I am honored to be the Guest Designer over at Stick it Down. This is a great place to go for card and layout inspiration.  I have many golfing friends and this sketch was perfect for upcoming birthday cards I need to make.  My card features golf images from SU's Clubhouse stamp set, Minc Holographic foil (on a computer generated sentiment printed with a laser printer), and scraps of golf holographic poster board used for a different project.







Here is the fabulous Stick it Down sketch that inspired my card layout:
You have until the end of the month to play along with this challenge.  One randomly selected winner will receive a prize and another winner will be selected to be a guest designer.  We would love to see what you can create with this wonderful sketch.

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

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