Wednesday, August 16, 2017

CTMH Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new products from the new catalog--so many wonderful things to see!.  If you have come here from Sheila Bennett's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html



This blog hop we have 26 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using brand new products featured in the new Annual Inspirations catalog.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


     Beautiful You stamps and Thin Cuts
     Basics Paper Fundamentals
     Raspberry CS
     Scallop Border Thin Cuts
     Bashful Ink
     Blossom Ink
     Raspberry Ink

My card layout was inspired by this fabulous sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday #334:

http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2017/08/challenge-334.html
  

    
Now "Hop" on over to Corinna Murphy's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

No Worries for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #225

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  We have another fabulous sketch for you this week.  My card uses Close to My Heart No Worries paper, Kraft paper, Sapphire Ink and the retired Holiday Tags stamp set.


Here is the wonderful sketch that I followed:



We hope you find the time to share your creations with us here this week. 

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     City Crafter Challenge--No Flowers 
     Inky Chicks--Sentiment instead of Image
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     Tuesday Throwdown--Anything Goes    

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

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Color Dare #256--Black, White, Pomegranate, Peacock and Juniper

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are challenging you to use all and only the following exclusive Close to My Heart colors:  Black, White, Pomegranate, Peacock and Juniper.  Of course if you don't have these CTMH colors yet you can substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun!

My card features Birthday Sparkles sentiment, For You Darling flowers and patterned paper from Jack PML card.



My floral array was stamped with Black ink (I created a mask to get the three connected) and sponged with Pomegranate ink.  I didn't like how dark it was so I brightened it up by creating white dots with the Chalk marker.  I fussy cut it and dipped it into Versamark ink and embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powder (retired CTMH) to give it a glossy look.  Here is a close up photo:



Here is our color palette for this week's challenge:

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Just click on the color graphic to get to see what the rest of the fabulous Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you.  Our challenge will end Thursday evening, August 17.  We can't wait to see what you create!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     A Bit More Time to Craft #49--Anything Goes
     Love to Craft--Anything Goes
     World Wide Open Design Team Challenge--                       Anything Goes
     Sunny Day Crafting #47--Flowers


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

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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



The card I am sharing with you was created with the new Roses Embossing Folder and Bashful Card stock from the new Annual Inspirations catalog and the Workshop Your Way Anniversary Workshop stamp set.


     Pomegranate CS
     New England Ivy CS
     Bashful CS
     Black CS
     Pomegranate Ink
     New England Ivy Ink
     Sponge Daubers
     Workshops Your Way Anniversary Cardmaking                Stamp
     Versamark Ink
     Gold Embossing Powder

Now it's time to hop on over to Michelle Loncar's blog. I'm sure you'll be inspired by what she shares.

I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     A Bit More Time to Craft #49--Anything Goes
     Love to Craft--Anything Goes
     World Wide Open Design Team Challenge--                       Anything Goes
     Sunny Day Crafting #47--Flowers 
    Paper Shelter #304--Blooming Time    

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

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Case This Sketch #223 Meets Addicted to CAS One Layer Challenge

This adorable frog sitting on a curved rock is my interpretation of the current Case This Sketch challenge.  The image was painted with Twinkling H2O paints which have a wonderful shine to them.



Products used: 
     Frog Holding Flower stamp from Rubbernecker
     Just for You stamp from Close to My Heart
     Versamark Ink
     Memento Black Ink
     Clear Embossing Powder
     Twinkling H2O paints:  African Jade (for                         shadowing) Moss Green, Mallard                                 Green, Celestial Sun, Warm Pecan

Here is the Case This Sketch #223 that inspired my card layout:
    

It is rare that I use only one layer on a card so I'm able to enter it the Addicted to CAS One Layer Challenge:


I'm also submitting this card to the following challenges: 
     Dragonfly Dreams Challenge--Animals
     Penny Black and More Challenge--Creatures
     Simply Create Too--Flowers
     Connie Can Crop--Watercolors
    
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Color Dare #255 Meets Freshly Made Sketch #299

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This month we are featuring colors from the "Jack" paper packet along with some others.  We are challenging you to create something with all and only these exclusive Close to My Heart colors:  White Daisy, Black, Willow, Ruby, Sapphire Slate with Silver as an option.  Of course, if you don't have these exact CTMH colors yet you may substitute similar colors so you can still join in on the fun!



Here is the Color Dare challenge graphic.  Just click on it to get to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you.  We look forward to seeing what you can create with these challenge colors.

Image may contain: stripes

Close to My Heart products used:
     Willow CS
     White Daisy CS
     Black CS
     Slate CS
     Sapphire CS
     Ruby CS
     Scallop Border Thin Cut
     Memento Black Ink
     Card Chatter--Birthday (retired)   
     

My card layout was inspired by this fun Freshly Made Sketch:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Option--Tie One On
     Day Dreamer Challenges--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New CTMH Products for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #223

The new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog went live today and my Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #223 creation features several *new products.


Close to My Heart products used:
     Black CS
     *Bashful Pink CS (CTMH Color of the Year!)
     *Bashful Pink Glitter Paper
     *Basics Fundamentals patterned paper
     Pansy CS
     Thistle CS
     Flower Market Cricut Cartridge (Rhododendron                    flower and sentiment)
     Pansy Ink and sponge dauber to distress edges
     Several layers of 3D Foam Tape

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch #223 that inspired my card layout:


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How will this sketch inspire you?  We can't wait to see what you do with it.  The challenge ends Sunday evening, August 6.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Ooh La La Creations--Anything Goes
     Crafting from the Heart #170--Anything Goes
     Dream Valley Challenges--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.
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