Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mojo Monday #517 Father's Day Card

Tomorrow is Father's Day so I made this card for my golfing boyfriend using the current Mojo Monday sketch.



     Whimsy Fundamentals Paper (retired)
      Sapphire Card Stock
      Fern Card Stock
      Sapphire Burlap Ribbon
      Golf stamp
      Sapphire Ink
      Say it All stamp (retired)
      Stitched Square Frame

The polka dotted embellishment is Candi from Craftworks Cards.

Here is the wonderful Mojo Monday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Cute N Crafty Challenge--Father's Day or Card for a Man
     Cardz 4 Guys--Father's Day
     Crafty Calendar Challenge--Masculine

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

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Friday, June 14, 2019

You're Awesome Father's Day Card with Sunday Stamps Sketch #206

Father's Day is this weekend so I was inspired to make this card with a combination of stamps.  You Rock, the mountains, stars and sun are from the You Are Awesome stamp set.  The lined stamp is retired Close to My Heart and the Father's Day sentiment is from retired CTMH "Say it All".  The plaid paper background is from Into the Wild.


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



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun #114--For Dad
     Cardz 4 Guys--Father's Day
     Cute N Crafty Challenge #28--Father's Day 
     Addicted to CAS #161--Dad

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

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

June Joyful Stars Blog Hop Floral Thinking of You Cards

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!  


I have two bright and cheery Thinking of You cards to share with you this month.  The first follows the current Freshly Made Sketch #391 using Craft On patterned paper, Floral Delivery Stamp, Carolina Card Stock, Bluebird Card Stock and Bluebird Ink.


Although you can't see it in the above photo, the floral panel was dipped in Versamark Ink and clear embossed to create a shiny surface. Here is a different view so you can see the glossy effect.


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


My second card follows Case This Sketch #325 and features Pixie Card Stock, Raspberry Card Stock, Floral Delivery stamps, Raspberry Ink and Black Ink.  The frame was cut with Stitched Rectangular Frames.  The stamped flowers were fussy cut and embellished with White Enamel Dots.


This is the sketch that inspired my second card:



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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Friday, May 31, 2019

Thank You Card with Paper Players Sketch #443

Today's post brings a colorful card using the current Paper Players Sketch.  The plaid panel features Close to My Heart Into the Wild paper.  The flower stamps are from the recently retired You Got This Cardmaking workshop.  As I'm trying to use up my stash the most of the products used are retired Close to My Heart.



The background is Honey cardstock .  The flowers were stamped in Espresso Ink on Autumn Terracotta cardstock.  Then I tapped the flowers on to Versamark Ink and used Polysparkle Tinsel clear embossing powder to give it the shimmer effect.  The sentiment is from A Thousand Thanks.

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
        The Paper Shelter--Flower Power
        The Crafty Addicts--Anything Goes
        Watercooler Wednesday--Anything Goes

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

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Color Dare #343 Meets Sketch Saturday #565

There is a Love of Color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare.  The challenge is to use at least 3 colors from the 6 listed.  I used Sugarplum patterned paper from Feels Like Home paper (recently retired from Close to My Heart), Sage Card Stock, Sapphire Card Stock, Sage Ink and Sapphire Ink.  I used a ruler and a Silver Metallic Marker to edge each of the papers and to color in the "eyes" of the Peacock feathers.  The stamps are Elegant Peacock from Close to My Heart.  My card is 5"W by 6.5"L.


Here is the wonderful Love of Color Palette that influenced my color choices.  


Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are open for 2 weeks and this one closes tomorrow evening.  Badge awards are given along with a randomly selected participant to receive a monthly prize.


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


Did you hear that Close to My Heart is celebrating it's 35th year?  To help celebrate they are having a 48 hour Flash Sale offering many items at 35% off.  Check it out:

Anniversary Flash Sale

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Watercooler Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Through the Craft Room Door--Always Anything Goes

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

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Glitter Numbered Birthday Card with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #405

My sister's mother-in-law just celebrated a big birthday and thus the inspiration for this glittery card:


Close to my Heart products used:
     Bluebird CS
     Carolina CS

Here is the fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
     Allsorts Challenge--Birthday
     Seize the birthday--Option-Balloons
     

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

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Seasons Mix-In for Sunday Stamps Sketch #204

This fortnight's Sunday Stamps Sketch reminded me that I have some small paper doilies in my stash that could be used to complete the challenge.  This card was made with my friend Bev in mind who just had cancer surgery.



The doily was adhered to Smoothie card stock and then the sentiment from Stronger Together stamp set (retired CTMH) was stamped in Sapphire Ink.  The Lagoon patterned paper is from the Celebrate Seasons Mix-In paper set from last Idea Book.  The top left corner was embellished with White Enamel Dots.

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



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Anything Goes
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     Cute and Crafty--Mother's Day/For a Lady

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

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

May Joyful Stars Blog Hop with To My Bestie

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 Krista Hershberger'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!  


I have two cards to share with you that started with the same great sketch from the current Stella Says Sketch Challenge using the May Stamp of the Month "To My Bestie".  The images were colored in with Marvy watercolor pencils.


The above card uses the new Craft On striped paper and Zip Strip, Bluebird Card Stock, Lilac Card Stock, and Black Shimmer Trim.


This card uses the recently retired So Much Happy striped paper and Zip Strip, Thistle Card Stock, Canary Card Stock and Purple Shimmer Trim.

Which card do you like better?

Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch that inspired  my card layout:


The versatile To My Bestie stamp set is only available during the month of May and can be purchased for just $5 with a qualifying $50 purchase here.

Stamps



I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      Aud Sentiment Challenge--Feminine &  Sentiment
     Papercraft Challenges--For Women or Girls
     The Paper Players--Friendship


Now it's time to head over to Debi Brile'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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Zoe Birthday Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #315

Close to My Heart recently brought back their retired paper pack Zoe last month and it is available until the end of May.  I just love the Glacier argyle pattern and am using it once again with these two cards.  (Other cards made with this special paper can be seen here, here and here).Contrasting card stock stripes are Glacier and Peacock.  In the first card the top corner embellishments are Peacock dots from the retired Documented embellishments and the ribbon is White and Gold Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the retired Belated Birthday stamp set and was stamped in Peacock Ink.



The second card uses recently retired So Much Happy sequins and Glacier and White Ribbon.


Which card do you like better?

There is still plenty of time to enter this week's Atlantic Hearts Challenge:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Sweet Stampers--Birthday
     The Crafting Challenge--Bows or polka dots
     International Art and Soul--Birthday
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie



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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sweet Girl Mother's Day Card with Sketch Saturday #562

Sweet Girl is the name of a fabulous new paper pack from Close to My Heart.  My card also features Cricut Metallic Gold written text from the CTMH Flower Market cartridge.


The Stitched Heart dies were used on Carolina Card Stock along with tiny flowers from the Grateful for You Stamp set in Carolina Ink.  

Here is the wonderful Sketch Saturday #562 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Mod Squad Challenge--Mother's Day
     Simon Says Monday Challenge--use something Metallic
     Always Fun Challenges #109--Female or Mom
     Aud Sentiments #226--Feminine and Sentiment

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

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Monday, April 29, 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge #434 with Party Balloons

When I saw the current MFT sketch I immediately thought of using the balloons from the soon to be released Party Balloons stamp set from Close to my Heart that will be released on Wednesday, May 1.


Close to my Heart products used:
   Something Fierce Paper (retiring April 30)
   Canary Paper
   Candy Apple Ink
   Bluebird Ink
   Sapphire Ink
   Salutations Stamp birthday greeting (retired)

The MFT sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday #164--Texture Optional
     Daring Cardmakers--Use Balloons
     Aud Sentiments--Birthday Sentiment

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

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Zoe Meets Freshly Made Sketch #385

Freshly Made Sketch has another fabulous sketch to try and I'm happy with how it looks with Close to My Heart's Zoe paper.  Both the polka dot strip and stamped butterfly use the limited time only Zoe paper (available through April 30).  The butterfly is from Butterfly Friendship.  The background card stock is Sorbet.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
         Alphabet Challenge--C is for Clean and Simple
         Sheepski Designs Challenges--Wings

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

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So Much Happy Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #313

I'm still having fun using the Daisy floral paper from the Close to My Heart So Much Happy paper pack!  (You can see more Daisy cards here).  This time I used Cricut Design Space and the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch--#313





Which card do you like better?

I used a Cricut cut from Elegant Edges and cut it as a square.  Then I applied 4 ' wide double sided adhesive tape to the back side of the daisy pattern paper and then cut it in half on my paper cutter so that I could make two cards.  I didn't count on not being able to easily remove the adhesive from the cut out half circle edges so I added superfine glitter to cover up the glue.  The yellow flower centers were also glittered.  Other Close to My Heart supplies I used are:
Canary Card Stock, Seasons Mix-In paper, Carolina Card Stock, Sapphire Card Stock and retired Thin Cut Dies.  If you would like to replicate my scalloped edge cut you can find my Design Space cutting file here.

You can join in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge here:



I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Aud Sentiments Challenge--Birthday
     Moving Along With the Times--Floral
     Seize the Birthday--Option-Texture
     House That Stamps Built--Anything Goes
     Paper Shelter--Add a Sentiment


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


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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

So Much Happy Meets Case This Sketch #318

These cards made with the So Much Happy Paper pack from Close to My Heart were so quick to put together with Case This Sketch #318.  (This lovely paper pack will expire on April 30 to make way for new catalog items on May 1.)




I just love this daisy patterned paper so much I made a second card reversing the mat and background paper.

Which card do you like better?  

The sentiment is from Butterfly Friendship (also retiring next week) and was stamped in Sapphire Ink.  The banner is a retired Thin Cut Die from CTMH.

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my cards:


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

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #312 Easter Card

I was in a creative mode last week and made several Easter cards (and actually mailed them!)  This card was inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch #312.  


The cardstock colors are Glacier, Sugarplum and Pansy.  The Sugarplum stamped butterflies are from the Close to my Heart April Stamp of the Month called Love So Sweet.  The argyle center strip is from the Zoe paper pack.  The Pansy Ink stamped sentiment is from a very old wooden "super set" name unknown.

This is the April Stamp of the Month set available for just $5 with a $50 purchase here.

Stamps
I chose soft colors (white, pale bluish green from lower butterfly and pale purple from the tulips) from the Crafting by Designs inspiration photo:


Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch photo--the challenge stays open until April 21:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:
      CAS on Friday--Butterflies
      
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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