Monday, November 12, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #339 Meets Color Dare #317

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  This fortnight our theme is "Thanksgiving".  My card features a lovely cut from Holiday Cakes cartridge (available in Cricut Access program).


Other products used:
     Grateful Heart patterned paper
     Pomegranate Card stock
     Mink Card stock (center panel background)

Here is more information about Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #339:





Challenge #339-Thanksgiving
Make a project using anything Thanksgiving related. But there has to be a least one cut from the Cricut Library!


This Weeks Sponsor is-
FCCB
And the prize is-

Two brand new Close to My Heart Stamps sets!

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.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!



My color choices were inspired by Color My Heart Color Dare challenge #317:



If you have a chance why not play along with these two fabulous challenges?  Fantabulous Cricut #339 ends on Sunday evening 11/25 and Color My Heart Color Dare #317 ends on Thursday evening 11/15.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Little Red Wagon--Just a Sentiment
      Simon Says Wednesday--Thanks/Thanksgiving     


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

:) Marie

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Dream Catcher Card for November Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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 Debi Brile'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!  



My card features Boutique paper and the beautiful Hostess Rewards stamp set called "Dream Catcher" (page 6 of current catalog) with Peacock ink. (Second generation used on stars, clouds and feathers)



My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch #383:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Heart 2 Heart Challenges--Inspired by Nature
     Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--Anything Goes
     As You Like it Challenge--Monochrome or Rainbow (I prefer monochrome colors on this card because these patterned papers are so pretty!)
     


Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar'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

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, November 4, 2018

A Big Thank You Meets Seasons Mix-In

As I was cleaning off my craft table I came upon this shimmery die cut that I created several weeks ago with a Close to My Heart Thin Cut Die.  Then I found a wonderful paper from the CTMH Seasons Mix-In paper set and my card was done!




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
     Use Your Stuff--Free Week
     Simon Says--Anything Goes
     Cut it Up--Clean and Simple
     Die Cuttin' Divas--Anything Goes

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

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Seasonal Trees Card With Atlantic Hearts Sketch

Seasonal Trees is next month's Stamp of the Month and it works so well with the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch #286.  This is a one layer card (not my usual style).  The accent dots were created with an eraser tip dipped in ink and then painted with the Gold Shimmer Brush.


      Seasonal Trees--available in November
      Bunches of Love
      Goldrush Ink
      Sponge
      Autumn Terracotta Ink (retired)
      Chocolate Ink (retired)
         Husk paper (retired)

Here is the wonderful sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafteezee--Leaves
     Doubletrouble--Fall
     House of Cards--Fall Flowers or Colors
     Addicted to CAS--Foliage
     Crafty Calendar--Fall
     Words 2 Craft By--Leaves

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.
     
     

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mercury Glass Wedding Cards With Case This Sketch #293

We needed a wedding card this past weekend so I made an extra one using the same elements with slightly different background paper.  The background paper is "Mercury Glass" by Recollections.  The bridal couple is a Cricut cut from the Close to My Heart Flower Market cartridge.  The Celebrate sentiment is a Crafter's Companion die.  Which do you like better--silver or gold?



My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Case This Sketch #293:


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
      Crafts Galore Encore--Anything Goes
      Jo's Scrap Shack--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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hedge Hugs Card for October Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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 Debi Brile'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!  



My card features a new stamp set called "Hedge Hugs" along with Boutique paper, Bluebird Ink, Sugarplum and Sapphire  card stock.


Card Inside:


Doesn't this just make you smile?

My card layout was inspired by this Stick it Down sketch:


I'm also entering this card into the Heart 2 Heart challenge to showcase items from the new Close to My Heart Holiday Expressions catalog. 

Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar'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

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, September 28, 2018

Milestone Birthday Card With Paper Players Sketch #411

This glittery card was made for a special friend who turns 70 this week.  The pretty patterned paper is "Beautiful Friendship" from Close to My Heart (retired but still available until supply runs out).  The heart doily Cricut cut is from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge.



This is the fabulous  Paper Players sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      
      Southern Girls Challenge--Spots and Dots         
      Always Happy Birthday--September Challenge
      Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes

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





Monday, September 17, 2018

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #335--Leaves

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!  This fortnight we are challenging you to use your Cricut machines to create a project featuring "Leaves".  The lovely image I used can be found in the "Botanical Cards" cartridge which is in Cricut Access.


Products used:
     Husk card stock--retired Close to My Heart
     Cricut Image #M8D()F7
     New England Ivy card stock
     Love Note sentiment
     Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder
     Egyptian Gold Twinkling H2O watercolor paint                (on flowers and mat behind sentiment)
     Foam Tape

From the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog:
      


Challenge #335-Leaves
Make any card, scrapbook layout, 3D sculpture, etc. about leaves!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate!

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.


If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

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


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Color Dare Twisted Tic Tac Toe Meets Tuesday Morning Sketch #470

My friend Laurie just celebrated a milestone birthday which warranted a special card.  My colors were inspired by the current Color My Heart Color Dare Twisted Tic Tac Toe Challenge--to use 3 or more of the newly retired colors.  This card uses Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Cranberry cardstocks along with White Glitter paper.  The Cranberry panel was stamped in White Daisy Ink (and then clear embossed with Versamark Ink) with the new stamp set Love Notes.  The Crystal Blue heart doily is from the retired Artiste Cricut cartridge.




Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare color palette that I chose from:



This Color Dare challenge goes until Thursday evening September 20 and you can substitute similar colors if you don't have the exact Close to My Heart named colors yet.  Why not give it a try?

My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch #470:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Use Die cuts or Punches
       Daisy Chain Challenges--Birthday
     House of Cards--Birthday Theme
     Cut It Up #156--Birthday

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

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Love Note for September Joyful Stars Blog Hop

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 Debi Brile'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!  



My favorite new stamp set from the recently released Close to My Heart Holiday  Expressions catalog is "Love Note".  It has several sentiments and this beautiful marble like background stamp.  It was stamped in the new color Sugarplum.  Although the other color looks black in this photo it is actually Charcoal.  Some white enamel dots accent the left side of the card.  The sentiment was stamped with Charcoal Pigment Ink and then clear embossed.




Here is the new stamp set used in my card:


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My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #353:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Simon Says Wednesday--Stamp on It
      Pause Dream Enjoy--Anything Card
      Crafting With An Attitude--Anything Goes

Now it's time to head over to Michelle Loncar'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

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, September 2, 2018

Numbered Birthday Card with Freshly Made Sketch #352

My niece turned 17 last week and I made her this colorful card with Freshly Made Sketch #352:






Products used:
     Recollections Color Splash paper 
     Belated Birthday stamp set (retired CTMH)
     Sapphire CS
     Sapphire Ink

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:
    
 

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Rainbow optional
     Always Happy Birthday--Birthday
     Cut it Up--ABCs or 123s

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, August 31, 2018

Color Dare #308 Meets Atlantic Hearts Sketch #279

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog.  It is the last week of the month so we have another fun "choose your own" color challenge using the Tic Tac Toe challenge board featuring Documented color palette.  I used the top row featuring Peacock, Heather and New England Ivy.  The background stamp is Heartfelt Thanks and the butterfly is from the retired Chelsea Gardens stamp set.  The butterfly was black embossed and then painted with Saffron ink.  Several layers of Clear Shimmer Brush were then applied.  Peacock Large Dots Ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon pack was placed over the Saffron card stock horizontal stripe.



Here is the Documented Tic Tac Toe Board to inspire your creativity.  Please be sure to let us know which row or column you are using when you submit your entry. You must use 3 in a line but you may add other (or all) colors from the challenge board. If you don't have these exact colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in the fun.  Just click on the graphic below to get to the Color Dare blog to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you.  Our challenge is open until Thursday evening, September 13.  We look forward to seeing how you use these colors. 


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My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch #279:


This sketch challenge goes until Sunday evening, Saturday 2 so you still have time to play along.

I'm also linking this card up to the following challenges:
      Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
      Crafty Gals Corner--Anything Goes
      Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
      Mod Squad Challenge--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.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Bashful Glittered Butterfly Birthday Card

It was nice to find some time to play in my craft room today and I was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketch #351.  



Close to My Heart products used:
     Dreamin' paper (retired)
     Bashful Glitter paper (retiring on August 31)
     Chelsea Gardens stamp (retired)
     Belated Birthday (retired)
     Black Pigment Ink
     Clear Embossing Powder
     Just Blooms flowers (retired)
     White Shimmer Trim
      Black and White Enamel Dots

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Anything Goes
     Mod Squad Challenge--Butterflies or Rainbows
     Double Trouble--Summer Birthdays

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, August 17, 2018

Color Dare #306 Meets Atlantic Hearts Sketch #277

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are inviting you to try combining the following three Close to My Heart colors:  New England Ivy, Saffron and Heather with an option of Gold.  If you don't have these exact colors yet you may substitute similar ones so you can still play along with our challenge.  It is OK to add neutrals also.


Close to My Heart products used:
     Gold Metallic Card Stock
     Enchantment Fundamentals Paper
     New England Ivy CS
     Saffron CS
     Heather CS
     Gone Fishin' greeting stamp (retired)
     Gold embossing powder

Instead of adding sequins, pearls or enamel dots as accents in the top left corner, I used a regular hole punch in the patterned paper to reveal the metallic gold underneath.
     

Please click on the Color Dare graphic to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you .

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My card layout was inspired by this fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch:


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Please check out BOTH of these wonderful challenges.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Aud Sentiments Challenge--Anything Goes
     Watercooler Wednesday--Masculine
     Craftaholics R Us--Anything Goes
     Crafty Addicts #51--All About Boys or Men



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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