Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #375 with Seas The Day Paper

This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch has lots of layers to challenge your creativity!  I used Close to My Heart's Seas the Day paper and a sentiment from Sweet Hummingbird to create this encouraging card:


The sand dollar and gold shell were cut from the Seas the Day patterned paper and embellished with Diamond Stickles.  A Seashell Sequin adorns the sentiment panel.

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


You have until Sunday evening July 5 to enter our challenge here.  We look forward to seeing your creations!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Paper Minutes--Sea
     International Art and Soul--Blue as the Main Color
         with Patterned Paper

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Blue Skies Paper with Inspire.Create. Sketch 71

This lovely card was made with Blue Skies patterned paper and Blue Skies Coordinating Card Stock.  Notice the glossy pattern on the yellow strips.


The sentiment is from Mason Jar Bouquet and the background colors are Pixie and Candy Apple.

My card layout was inspired by this wonderful sketch by Inspire.Create #71.



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Creative Fusion--In Nature's Garden

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #373

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a wonderful sketch to stimulate your creativity.  Our sketch this week features a half circle off the edge with a focal image within it, two sentiment strips and two vertical panels.  


I used products from my stash to create this card so the products are all retired from Close to My Heart. The striped paper is from "I Heart Us" paper and the birthday candles and greeting are from "So Many Candles Workshop Your Way". Bisque Liquid Pearls color the candle flames.

Our challenge is open until Sunday evening June 21 and you can link up your card here.  We would love to see what you can create this week.  This is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout:


Since this is a birthday card I'm going to enter it into the following challenge:
     Seize the Birthday--Option Topping of Summer


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

:) Marie

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Friday, June 12, 2020

A Million Little Things and Stitched Together for Sketch Saturday #613

When I saw the current Sketch Saturday challenge graphic I remembered that I own an old Fiskars slot corner punch with hearts that would work perfectly for this challenge.  My current favorite floral stamp set from Close to My Heart is "A Million Little Things" and I'm featuring it over "Stitched Together" patterned paper and Candy Apple frame.  The flower was colored with Coral, Dull Grey and Ice Grey Tri Blend Markers and embellished with a Clear Shimmer Brush.  The sentiment is from the Aurora Cardmaking Workshop kit.


Here is the Sketch Saturday Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Creative Knockouts--Anything Goes
     Shopping Our Stash--Unfinished Objects (I colored the flower              weeks ago!)
     Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday--In the Summer Garden

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

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Color Dare #396 Meets Fusion Card Challenge

I really like the Mix-In Color Palette from Color My Heart Color Dare #396 so I created a second card for the challenge.  I'm still enjoying playing with Through Thick and Thin stamp set (retired May 2020) so it was used to make a fun birthday card based on the Fusion Card Challenge sketch.


The challenge colors I used are Linen, Peacock, Peach and Mint.  The birthday sentiment is from Birthday Greetings.  The patterned background paper is from Sweet Girl (retired CTMH).  The Mint Shimmer Brush was used to color the Mint toilet paper rolls.

Here is the Color Dare Mix-In Color Palette challenge graphic that inspired my card:


This fabulous Fusion Card Challenge sketch inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Optional Topping--Summer
     Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes plus a sentiment
     Watercooler Wednesday--All About Occasions

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

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

June Joyful Stars Blog Hop with Brushed and a Budding Friendship

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 Betty Locco'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 brought pack a lovely old paper pack called Brushed and a pair of stamp sets to coordinate with them.  (These are available for a limited time only.)

My cards were inspired by three different sketch challenges and I will list the sketch directly underneath each card.

This first card was inspired by Sunday Stamps Sketch #232.
The cardstock colors are Black, Lemonade, Candy Apple and Green Apple.  The patterned paper is from the featured paper pack "Brushed".  The small floral stamp and greeting are from "A Budding Friendship".


Here is the fabulous Sunday Stamps sketch that inspired my card layout:


My second card was inspired by Stick it Down June 2020 sketch.  The background card stocks are White Daisy and Pixie.  The yellow floral patterned paper is from "Brushed" and it is matted with Green Apple Card Stock.  The flower from "A Budding Friendship" was stamped on Candy Apple and Green Apple card stocks with Intense Black Ink.  The "Say it in Style" sentiment was embossed on vellum and cut with a retired Thin Cut Banner die.   The flower was brushed with a Clear Shimmer Brush and Julep Gems accent the four corners of the card.






My last card was based on the Case the Designer challenge at Global Design Project.#244.  I really liked the cut away front panel that reveals a different paper lining the inside.  The patterned papers are also from "Brushed".  The flower was stamped onto Lemonade Card Stock and brushed with a Peach Shimmer Brush.  The flower center was accented with Golden Rod Stickles.  The leaves were stamped on Evergreen Card Stock.


This is another view so you can see that the top panel is narrower than the entire card.


 This is the Global Design Project graphic that inspired the above card:



Which card do you like best?  Please feel free to leave me a comment below.

Here are the featured products I used in making these 3 cards:


A Budding Friendship

Brushed Paper Packet (CC6201)



Now it's time to head over to Joyce Gough'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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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Humorous Sentiment for Inkspirational Challenge with Sketch Saturday Sketch

I've been having fun with the Through Thick and Thin stamp set and was inspired to create yet another card with it by the current Inkspirational Challenge to use "Funny Sentiments".  I paired the challenge with Sketch Saturday's challenge to use any previous layout.


     Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cut Dies
     Sapphire Card Stock
     Linen Card Stock
     Raspberry Card Stock
     Celebrate Today patterned paper
     Through Thick and Thin stamp set (retired May 31)
     Charcoal Ink
     Raspberry Ink
     Sapphire Burlap Ribbon
     Sugarplum Glitter Gem



This Sketch Saturday graphic inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Simon Says Monday--Make Your Own Background
      Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
      Always Fun Challenges--Layers

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Atlantic Hearts #371 Meets Color Dare #96 Mix-In Palette

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a wonderful sketch to stimulate your creativity.  I chose to use 3 of the colors (Charcoal, Sweet Leaf and Peacock) from the Color Dare challenge board to create my cards.



The sentiment is from Every Little Thing Cardmaking stamp set and the leaf is from Every Little Thing Vellum Diecuts.  (To color the back side of the leaves I smooshed some Peacock ink onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and painted it with a waterbrush).

Here's a slightly different card using the same sentiment with slightly different papers.


Which card do you like better?

Our challenge is open until Sunday evening June 7 and you can link up your card here.  We would love to see what you can create this week.  This is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout:


This is the color graphic from the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge this fortnight:


This challenge is open until Thursday evening June 12 and you can link up here.

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenge:
    The Paper Players--center row-sympathy--diecut--silver

        
   
      

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

:) Marie

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Sparkly Strips for Freshly Made Sketch #437

Here is a quick card I made using Freshly Made Sketch #437.   The stamp set is "Your Own Kind of Wonderful" which is an older Close to My Heart set which is returning for the month of June.  The subtly striped patterned paper is Mix-In and it was mounted over Silver Foil paper. The blue glossy stripes were from an old Discover card mailing and the red stripes are Laser Tape from the Dollar Tree.  An embossed Country Dragonfly was popped up with 3D Foam Tape.  The ink is Candy Apple.



Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Your Next Stamp--Sparkle and Shine
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Creative Fingers Challenge--Anything Goes


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

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Friday, May 29, 2020

Through Thick and Thin for Paper Players #492

Sometimes we just need a little humor in our lives and this funny stamp set was just what I needed to play with today!  This card follows the Paper Players #492 sketch.



     White Daisy CS
     Linen CS
     Raspberry CS
     Celebrate Today paper
     Charcoal Ink
     Raspberry Ink
     Stitched Rectangular Frame Thin Cut Dies
             until May 31)

Here is the stamp set I used:

National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1

Here is the fabulous Paper Players Sketch that inspired my card layout:
  

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafty Catz--Anything Goes with option of 2 layers or more
     Creative Fingers Challenge--Anything Papercraft Goes
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes 


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

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Million Little Things with Crazy 4 Challenges #535

I found last week's sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges interesting and I immediately thought of using one of the flowers from the "Million Little Things" set as the focal image.


     Lilac CS
     Pansy CS (retired)
     Black CS
     A Million Little Things Stamp
     Light Green TriBlend Marker
     Lavender TriBlend Marker
     Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

Other:  Marvy Scalloped Square Punch

This is the wonderful Crazy 4 Challenges sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafters Cafe--Feminine
     Creatilicious Challenge--Anything Goes with option of Pink                    and Purple
     The Crafting Challenge--Flowers
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Anything Goes


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

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Patriotic Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #370

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a layout featuring several elements, a diagonal strip and a sentiment.  I chose to use stars for a 4th of July card for my Navy son.


     White Daisy CS
     Sapphire CS
     Candy Apple CS
     Candy Apple Ink
     Regatta paper (retired)
     Stitched Brackets Thin Cut Dies
     Stars Thin Cut Dies
     Sentiment stamp (retired stamp from a "super set"
     Fireworks stamp (retired)
     Clear Shimmer Brush

Here is our Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic:


Our challenge is open until Sunday evening May 31.  You can link up your entry here.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun Challenges--Summer Fun
   Get Creative Challenges--Make it Sparkly (stars)
   Dream Valley Challenges--Add Some Sparkle (stars)

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

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Through Thick and Thin for Freshly Made Sketch #436

I received my new National Scrapbook Day Cardmaking Bundle the other day and couldn't wait to play with these humorous stamps.
Freshly Made Sketch #436 was the perfect way to share these stamps.


     White Daisy CS
     Linen CS
     Raspberry CS
     Celebrate Today paper
     Charcoal Ink
     Raspberry Ink
     Stitched Rectangular Frame Thin Cut Dies
             until May 31)

Here is the stamp set I used:

National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1

This is the Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
       Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes and a Sentiment
       Creations in Pink--Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
       Krafty Chicks--CAS

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

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge Meets Color Dare #394

The flourish on the Fusion Card Challenge graphic interested me so I decided to create a card with it. I used Close to My Heart Lagoon colored paper, ink and shimmer brush to also participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare Monochromatic Greens Challenge #394.  The flourish stamp is a very old wooden CTMH stamp called Poetry in Motion.  The sponge like background paper is from Adventure Fundamentals from 2017.  The sentiment stamp is from Time to Celebrate, the May Stamp of the Month.



Here is the Fusion Challenge graphic that inspired my card design:


Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare graphic that inspired my color choice:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Creative Crafters #28--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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