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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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Case This Sketch #342 with Hawthorn Colors

Here is a quick card I made following Case This Sketch #342 with fall colors from Close to My Heart Hawthorn papers and Sunflower Sympathy Stamp and Thin Cut Dies. Card Stock colors are Toffee, Sangria and Saffron.  Ink colors are Toffee and Espresso.


My card layout was inspired by this fabulous sketch:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun Challenges #131--Dies or Punches
     Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies
     Bitten by the Bug--Crows, Scarecrows or Sunflowers
     The Male Room--Stay CAS

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

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Atlantic Hearts #337 Meets Color My Heart Color Dare #363 for 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 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! 



My card this month features Every Little Thing paper, small butterfly from Sunflower Sympathy, Wisteria and Evergreen Card Stocks and Gold Embossing Powder.


My card was inspired by Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #337 combined with the Color My Heart Color Dare #363 Tic Tac Toe Board (left top diagonal--Wisteria, Gold, Evergreen)








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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Monday, September 9, 2019

Quick Birthday Cards with Monstrous Halloween 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 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 haven't received my new items from the new Close to My Heart catalogs yet so I looked in my online business account and found that the Monstrous Halloween stamps and Thin Cuts from last year are still available.  It has cute little monsters and this fabulous birthday greeting.  I used the Love of Color book to choose some coordinating colors.

Here are two cards with the same layout with a different arrangement of colors (Sage, Peacock, Carolina and White Daisy):




Which card do you like better?

My card layout was inspired by this Mojo Monday sketche that was rotated 90 degrees.


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
   Cardz 4 Guys--Celebrate
   Dragonfly Dreams Challenge--Birthdays
   Crafting Happiness--Birthday
   Simon Says Monday Challenge--Stamp It   




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, August 9, 2019

True Love Anniversary Card for 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 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! 


This was a really quick card to make using True Love paper, Special Day Duo and Sapphire Ink .

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     AAA Cards--Made in Minutes

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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Monday, July 15, 2019

Graduation Card with Freshly Made Sketch #396

This week's Freshly Made Sketch was used to make my niece's high school graduation card.  I used Close to My Heart's Charming Border stamp set, Sapphire Ink and Almond Card Stock and old Graduation stamps.



Here is the sketch I followed:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge:
     Allsorts Challenge #528--Clean and Simple
     

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

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Seaside Greetings Returns for July 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! 



This month Close to My Heart is bringing back one of my all time favorite stamp sets and paper--Seaside Greetings-- for a limited time only!  


Here is the fabulous stamp set that is available until August 31st:

Seaside Greetings (CC7194)

There is also a coordinating paper kit available:

Seaside Paper Packet (CC7192)


     Seaside Greetings Stamp Set
     Seaside Paper Pack
     Smoothie Card Stock
     Espresso Ink
     Almond Ink
     Almond Card Stock

My card layout was inspired by this fabulous card sketch by Case This Sketch 329:

 

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Always Fun Challenges--Anything Goes
      My Time to Craft--Beside the Seaside
      Simply Create Too--Anything Goes With a Twist of                          Patterned Paper


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, July 5, 2019

One Corner Floral Stamped for AAA Card Challenge #143

There is an interesting challenge at AAA Cards this fortnight--just stamp one corner with an option of flowers.  I needed to make a birthday card for my sister who loves calla lilies so this challenge was perfect for me.



Products used:
    Lasting Lily (Stampin' Up)
    Sentiment--From Me to You (Close to My Heart)
    Sprinkles stamp (Close to My Heart)
    Sugarplum Ink
    Fern Ink
    Pebble Ink
    Intense Black Ink

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Your Next Stamp #117--Three of Something
     Creative Knockouts--Birthday
     Seize the Birthday--Option of Sunshine
     Shopping Our Stash--One Layer Card

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

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

No Worries Retirement Card With Atlantic Hearts Sketch #322

My brother-in-law is retiring soon so I was inspired to make this fun card with some retired Close to My Heart products. (No Worries Cardmaking Thin Cuts and Stamps and No Worries paper.)  The Atlantic Hearts Sketch features an interesting grid pattern which I accomplished using striped paper.




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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Make My Monday--Begins with B (beach umbrella, beach                    chair)
     Addicted to Stamps--For a Boy/Man
     Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog--Boys/Men and/or Rain/Sun                Weather
     Tinker-Dream--Summer

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


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Monday, June 24, 2019

Healling Hugs Roses in Freshly Made Sketch #393

This week's Freshly Made Sketch #393 inspired me to create this pretty card:




Although the rose and leaf stamps are from the Stampin' Up Healing Hugs set, the rest of the products are from Close to My Heart.  The card stock colors and inks are Candy Apple and Fern.

Here is the wonderful sketch I followed:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      A Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes
      Kraftin' Kimmies #486--No Patterned Paper
      The Crafting Challenge--Flowers

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


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Just Add Ink Sketch #462 Meets Seize the Birthday Cover the Card Challenge #168

The striped sketch over at Just Add Ink appealed to me and I immediately thought of the fabulous woodgrain paper from the Close to My Heart No Worries paper packet.  I paired it with the So Many Candles Cardmaking Kit stamps and Sapphire Ink



Here is the fabulous Just Add Ink sketch that inspired my card layout:


The "Toppings" option at Seize the Birthday is to "cover the card" which I have done with the Woodgrain patterned paper.

I'm also linking to the following challenges:
      Crafting by Designs--Happy Birthday
      The Paper Shelter #388--Stripes and/or dots
      Watercooler Wednesday #226--Masculine Anything Goes
      Shopping Our Stash #398--You're So Punny

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

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Paper Hug Card with Case This Sketch #326

When I saw this week's Case This Sketch challenge I immediately thought of using an older Close to My Heart stamp set called "Swirls Around" as the background flourish.  The cricut cut oval is from the Lacy Labels cartridge and the sentiment stamp is from a retired CTMH stamp set called "True Love".



The paper color is Sugarplum and the stamps were inked with Peacock Ink.  Don't you love how great these two colors look together?  I cut an oval from white craft foam to "pop up" the oval frame.

Here is the fabulous Case This Sketch #326 that inspired my card layout:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Sparkles Forum #117--No Patterned Paper
     Aud Sentiments Challenge #229--Anything Goes & Sentiment
     Crafty Sentiments--Anything Goes
     Retro Rubber Challenge--Anything Goes (Sentiment stamp--2             years old, Swirls Around background stamp about 5 years                 old)
      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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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Freshly Made Father's Day Card with Color Dare Colors

This is my last Father's Day Card this year and it follows Freshly Made Sketch #392.  Shades of blue are my favorite colors and that is the challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #347.


     Sapphire Card Stock
     Carolina Card Stock
     White Daisy Card Stock
     Love Note stamp (retired)
     Sapphire Ink
     Say It All stamp (retired)

This fabulous Freshly Made sketch inspired my card layout:


This Color Dare challenge graphic inspired my color choices:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Addicted to Stamps--For a Boy/Man
     Through the Purple Haze--The Guys Have It
     Just Us Girls--Light, Medium, Dark of Same Color

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

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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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