Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Flourished Frame Get Well Card with Case This Sketch #349

This quick card was made following Case This Sketch #349 with Close to My Heart Flourished Frame, Feel Better Soon, Every Little Thing Paper, Ballerina Card Stock, Evergreen Card Stock and Evergreen Ink.



Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:
     

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

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Thanksgiving Blessings

This post is a day late but better late than ever!  I'd like to wish everyone a belated Happy Thanksgiving.  If you would like to recreate my card you can find my Design Space file here.



Products Used:
     Hawthorn Paper
     Goldrush CS
     Images from Cricut Access
     Cricut Very Berry Marker
     Cricut Metallic Copper Marker

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
     Shopping Our Stash--So Thankful
     Words 2 Craft By--Thankful to Have a Cup
     The Paper Funday--Twist-Thanksgiving
     Through the Purple Haze--Fall Everything
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge
       Heart 2 Heart--An Attitude of Gratitude

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

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Numbered Birthday Card With Tuesday Morning Sketch #530

A very special young man is celebrating his 39th birthday and I had to make him a very special card!  This week's Tuesday Morning Sketch #530 was perfect to highlight his special age.



The Sapphire circle and numbers were dipped in Versamark Ink and then into Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder (very old Close to My Heart product) and embossed.  I love the shimmer it created.  The Party Balloons (retired from CTMH) greeting was also stamped in Versamark Ink and then Sapphire Ink and then embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powder.  The patterned paper is Hawthorn.

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card design:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     AAA Challenge--One Image and Optional Twist Shimmer
     Papercraft Challenges--Birthdays
     Little Red Wagon--Happy Birthday
     Craft Rocket Challenges #65--Happy Birthday
     Watercooler Wednesday--Masculine
     AAA Birthday--Include a Number
     Heart 2 Heart--Full Circle


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


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Friday, November 22, 2019

Trio of Poinsettias with Fusion Card Challenge

My card follows the current Fusion Card Challenge sketch:



Years ago I purchased glittery poinsettia paper and I fussy cut these flowers to layer them on top of shimmery yellow stitched circles (Solar Yellow Metallic paper from the Paper Cottage).  The poinsettia flower centers were embellished with Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Crystal Drops.  The greeting is an old (maybe 7-8 years old, perhaps older) Close to My Heart stamp called "A Holiday" and was embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder.  The background paper is from this Mix-In Paper Packet.

Here is the fabulous Fusion Card Challenge sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also linking this card creation to the following challenges:
     Cardz 4 Gals--Get Ready for Christmas
     Ellibelles' Crafty Wednesday--Christmas/Holidays
     Paper Shelter--Christmas Card
     Crafty Sentiment Designs--Christmas

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

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Daughter-in-Law Birthday Card with Tuesday Morning Sketch #529

It was a lot of fun making this bright,glittery, and cheerful birthday card for a special person. 


The Bluebird and Carolina frame was cut from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge and the Daughter-in-Law sentiment was drawn using the Cricut Sans font.  The background color is Lilac and the patterned paper is from the Craft On paper pack (recently retired from Close to My Heart).  The glittery stripes were created with Silver, Blue and Purple Shimmer Trim.  The stamped greetings are from "Just a Number" and "For Family" (both retired CTMH) and were black embossed.

Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Craft Rocket Challenge #65--Birthday
     Papercraft Challenges #50--Birthday
     Seize the Birthday--Option of off the edge

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

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Every Little Thing Birthday Card With Multi Square Windows Thin Cuts

The floral patterned paper from Every Little Thing paper from Close to My Heart is so pretty!  I paired it with the Multi Square Windows Thin Cut Dies in Wisteria Card Stock layered over Evergreen Card Stock.  The Birthday sentiment from Sentiments from Melissa Esplin was stamped in Evergreen Ink and Versamark Ink and then embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I cut the floral paper with the window die so I could insert the pieces into the windows (I'll have a floral grid to use later on.)




I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
     Craft Rocket Challenge #65--Birthday
     Papercraft Challenges #50--Birthday
     Seize the Birthday--Option of off the edge
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes
     Stinkin' Inkers--Die-lirius and Punchy 
     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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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Golf Themed Card With Atlantic Hearts Sketch #342

This week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge really appealed to me with it's paper strips and central element.  I chose to use paper scraps from several different golf themed papers.



The golf stamp is  from Close to My Heart.  Paper colors are Sage, White Daisy and Evergreen.  The ink is also Evergreen.

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



I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Make Your Mark
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Use Patterned Paper
     Stamps, Fun and Creativity--Non-Cute

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

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Personallized Birthday Card with Fusion Sketch

My nephew (who happens to enjoy golf) just celebrated his birthday and thus warranted this special card:


The Happy Birthday greeting is from Party Balloons, name letters are from Junior Varsity Alphabet and the golf ball is from Tee Time--all retired Close to My Heart stamp sets.  The inks are Evergreen and Sapphire.  The background paper had no identifying marks on it other than "Golf".

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Addicted to CAS #172-- Birthday
     Seize the Birthday--Off the Edge Option
     Perfectly CAS--Birthday Using 1/3 or Less

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

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Color Dare #367 Meets Stella Says Sketch #718

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! 



I've been playing with fall colors and Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamps this week.  


Did you know that there are items from the September--October catalog that there are still available?  When you go to your consultant's online business account, go to the "shop" tab and scroll down to "online only" you can find a variety of items that you may have missed.  If you don't have a CTMH consultant you can check out my business account here.

Products used:
     Almond CS
     Sangria CS
     Goldrush CS
     Espresso CS
     Versamark Ink

Here are the fabulous greetings that come in the stamp set I used:

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As you can see this is a very versatile set!  You can see some other cards I've made with this set here and here.

This was a quick card to make following the color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare (which feature Close to My Heart colors) and a great sketch by Stella Says Sketch at Bugaboo.





I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Craft Rocket Challenges--Happy Birthday
      Seize the Birthday--Birthday with option over the edge
      Heart 2 Heart--Anything Goes with CTMH products


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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Friday, November 8, 2019

Hawthorn Hello for Freshly Made Sketch #410

There is another wonderful sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and I had the time to play along.  My card uses Hawthorn paper, Sentiments by Melissa Esplin stamp and Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder.



This sketch inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafty Creations Challenge--Anything Goes

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

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hawthorn Papers and Melissa Esplin Sentiments for Sketch Saturday #588

Card sketches are a wonderful way to get my creative juices flowing.  Here is a quick card I made following this week's Sketch Saturday #588:



This wonderful sketch inspired my card layout:


Close to My Heart products used:
     Almond CS
     Espresso CS
       Versamark Ink

I made my own embellishments with Versamark Ink, Copper Tinsel Embossing powder, scrap of cardstock and paper punches.



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Thinking of You
     Addicted to Stamps and More--Anything Goes
     Use Your Stuff--Use Scraps
     Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes

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

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Freshly Made Sketch #408 with Love Note Stamps

This week's Freshly Made Sketch #408 really appealed to me and I was able to make this card quite quickly using their fabulous sketch.


     Love Note stamps (marble panel and sentiment) --now retired
     White Daisy Card Stock
     Bluebird Ink
     Bluebird Card Stock
     3D Foam Tape
     Black Shimmer Trim

Here is the wonderful sketch that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Allsorts--Make your own background--no designer papers
     Lavinia World Challenges #12--Anything Goes
     Pink Gem Challenge--Anything Goes

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

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Butterflies For You with Tuesday Morning Sketch #525

When I saw this fascinating sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches I thought of an underused retired Close to My Heart paper pack called Some Kind of Wonderful with its huge circles and bright colors.  I paired it with a current CTMH stamp set called Butterflies for You from the Every Little Thing Cardmaking Kit and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  The background color and sentiment color is Raspberry.


Here is the wonderful Tuesday Morning sketch that inspired my card layout:


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

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sunflower Sympathy Card with Moving along with the Times Sketch #108

Sunflower Sympathy and Thin Cuts is a beautiful floral stamp set by Close to My Heart.  I created this lovely sympathy card with it.  


Close to My Heart products used:
     Sunflower Sympathy and Thin Cut Dies
     Saffron Card Stock
     Paprika Card Stock
     Almond Card Stock
     Toffee Ink
     Espresso Ink
     Mix-In Paper

Here is the fabulous Moving Along With the Times sketch that inspired my card layout:
     

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Shopping Our Stash--Autumn Colors
      Addicted to CAS--Plaid
      Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday--Stamp it!
      Inspire Create Challenges--Die Cutting
      
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Case This Sketch #343 Fall Birthday Card

This is a quick card I made following Case This Sketch #343.  I love the use of stripes behind a bold sentiment!


Close to My Heart products used:
     Eggplant CS
     Hawthorn paper
     Paprika Ink
     Gold Shimmer Brush

Other products:
   Bubble Greetings by Taylor Expressions

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Just Add Ink--Just add "H"
     Shopping Our Stash--Autumn Colors
     Allsorts--Spots and/or Stripes
     Seize the Birthday--Option--For Kids

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

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