Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #425 with Party Time Zip Strips

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch has lots of diagonal strips and a central focal element.  I used the zip strips from Party Time paper to create this birthday card.  Isn't it fun to use these colorful strips this way?  The background card stock is Lagoon and the sentiment was stamped in Sapphire Ink.


The heart was embossed with a retired Close to my Heart folder called Quilt. 

Here is our fabulous sketch to spark your creativity!  We look forward to seeing what you can create and share with us here.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, June 20.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Seize the Birthday--Option of Nautical
     Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends--Anything Goes
     Crafters Castle--Anything Goes
     Alphabet Challenge--E is for Easy, Simple

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

:) Marie

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Triple Pop Up Card Reprise

Here is a repost of a Fancy Folded Card that is one of my favorites.  I'm entering it into Creative Creases #8.



I saw an interesting card on Pinterest and decided to make it using Timber paperSapphire Card StockNew England Ivy Card StockBirthday Greetings and New England Ivy Ink.


I followed a tutorial that can be found here.




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

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Hexagon Card with Color My Heart Color Dare #444 Tic Tac Toe Board

 The sketch over at Make the Cards #16 was the inspiration for my card layout although I was not able to write this blog post on time to enter the challenge.  My color selection was inspired by Color My Heart Color Dare #444 Tic Tac Toe Board (Diagonal Row: Peach, Rose Gold and Sapphire with Ballerina and Blue Belle as well).


Here is another view that shows up the Rose Gold paper (Everything is Rosy, retired SU):


     Peach Card Stock
     Sapphire Card Stock
     Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Die 
     You Are Enough paper
     Card Captions sentiment (January 2019 Stamp of the Month)
     Sapphire Ink
     
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:



     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes 
     Retro Rubber #159--Anything Goes
     Creative Moments #215--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Pixie Sparkles Stitched Flowers with The Paper Players Sketch #542

This is my first attempt at using a new (to me) product called Pixie Sparkles.  They are somewhat like Brushos and Color Bursts powders but they are also shimmery and have some texture to them. 


Here is another view so you can see how sparkly the flower is:

 I dropped some Teal Marine and Fuchsia Rose powders onto wet cardstock to create a color panel from which I cut out out the Stitched Flower Thin Cut Dies (retired Close to my Heart).  The background frame is Tropical Blue along with the patterned paper (retired Close to my Heart).  The contrasting strip and ink is Raspberry (retired Close to my Heart).  I chose these papers as they seemed to be a good match to the colors in the flower diecut.  The stamp sentiment is from Sending You Hugs Cardmaking Workshop available until 5/31.

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                              Seize the Birthday--Topping Option--Make it a Bouquet                      AAA Birthday--Happy Birthday                                                            Crafting Happiness Challenge--Color It                                                Make My Monday #149--Floral Birthday                                            Dragonfly Dreams--Add Some Sparkle                                                Crafters Cafe #266--Feminine

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

:) Marie

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Pregnancy Congratulations Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #422

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week's sketch has a couple of rectangular elements, sentiment and embellishment.  There are so many ways to interpret this and we are looking forward to what you can share with us here.


My card was made for a young couple who is expecting their first child who will be female thus the color choice.  I used older Close to my Heart products as I have a lot of these products on hand.   The heart patterned paper is from Adventure Fundamentals in 2017 with Ballerina card stock as the background panel.  The embellishment was created with Stitched Heart Thin Cut Dies cut from Sapphire card stock.  The greeting is from "It's the Little Things" stamped in Sapphire Ink and Versamark Ink and embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel embossing powders.  Stitched Rectangle Frames were used to cut the center panel.

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our chard challenge is open until Sunday evening May 30 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blog and leaving some bloggy love comments.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                             Crafters Cafe Challenge #266--Feminine                                             Creations in Pink #34--Anything Goes Mainly in Pink                         Girlz Creative Cards #13--Pink                                                             Pink Gem Challenge--Anything Goes                                                                                                                          

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

:) Marie

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Friday, May 21, 2021

Graduation Cards With Less is More Sketch #26

Graduation season is here thus I've made two very similar feminine cards based on Less is More Sketch #26.  I rotated the sketch 90 degrees and used papers from You Are Enough and my very favorite Graduation stamps from the late 1990's called "Congratulations Graduate" from Close to My Heart. The first card has Sangria Embossing Powder and the second card has Black Tinsel Embossing Powder.



Here is the fabulous Less is More sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       DL. Art Thursday--Graduation
       Everybody-Art-Challenge--Monochrome
       Crafty Sentiments Designs--Anything Goes
       Try it on Tuesday--Feminine
       Retro Rubber Challenge #158--Tics and Tacs  (pinks and reds,                 patterned paper and something shiny)


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

:) Marie

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Make My Monday Sympathy Card with Sunburst Background Thin Cut Die

 Here is a really quick card I made using a new Close to My Heart Thin Cut Die (Sunburst Background) and pretty patterned paper (Brushed). I'm submitting it to Make My Monday #148 Sympathy Theme.


The Sympathy greeting is from Sunflower Sympathy and the oval cut was Sweet Leaf Card Stock.  This is what the card looked like without the oval sentiment.


Close to My Heart offers a coordinating stamp set called Spot On Sentiments that fit perfectly over the starburst circle.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                             A Bit More Time to Craft--Always Anything Goes                               Love to Craft Challenge--Anything Goes                                             Addicted to Stamps and More--Die Cuts and/or Stencils                     Crafters Castle--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hole in One Card Congratulations Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #421

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  A good friend of mine made a "Hole in One" on Saturday so I used this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch to make him this congratulations card.


Close to my Heart products used:

          Evergreen Card Stock                                                                            My Hole in One Stamp and Thin Cut Set                                              Sentiments by Melissa Esplin Stamp                                                    Tee Time (retired)                                                                                   Gold Embossing Powder

Other:

     Grass Paper--unknown source

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday, May 23 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving you comment love.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
         

         Crafting Happiness Challenge-Anything Goes                                     Get Creative Challenge--Anything Goes                                               Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Anything Goes                               Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies                               Addicted to Stamps and More #405--Die Cuts and/or Stencils                  

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

:) Marie

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Sending Some Hugs with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #420

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers a hexagonal focal shape, a horizontal strip and a sentiment under the horizontal strip.  We would love to see how you interpret our sketch this week.  This is what I've created:


Close to My Heart Products used:

     Blue Belle Card Stock                                                                           Hillside Cottage Paper                                                                           Mink Card Stock                                                                                   White Daisy Card Stock                                                                          Sending Some Hugs stamps Cardmaking Workshop                            Versamark Ink                                                                                         Intense Black Ink                                                                                   Clear Embossing Powder                                                                       Bright Pink Tri Blend Spectrum Noir Marker                                       Jade Green Tri Blend Spectrum Noir Marker                                       Chalk Marker                                                                                         Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die                                                               Stitched Rectangle Frames       

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our chard challenge is open until Sunday evening May 16 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blog and leaving some bloggy love comments.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                         Seize the Birthday--Furry Friend                                             2 Crafty Critter Crazies--Anything Goes with a Critter                  Love 2 Craft--Always Anything Goes                                Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies                Crafty Animals--Anything Goes                                      Simon Says Wednesday--Feminine                                      Watercooler Wednesday--Feminine

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

:) Marie

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #419 with Color Dare #442 Love of Colors Palette

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers several banners along with a horizontal strip and focal element.  I chose my colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare Love of Color palette which features colors from the new Hillside Cottage Paper Packet.



     Blue Belle Card Stock
     Paprika Card Stock,
     Sundance Card Stock
     Hillside Cottage Paper
     Serenity Paper (horizontal strip)
     Sending You Hugs Cardmaking stamps
     Sapphire Ink
     Oval Thin Cut Dies

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday, May 9 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving you comment love.


Here is the Love of Color graphic that inspired my color selection:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafters Cafe Challenge #265--Anything Goes
     Crafters Castle #41--Anything Goes
     Always Fun Challenge #212--Combine Something Old with                      Something New (old--oval thin cut dies, Blue Belle paper,                  Sapphire ink, new--stamp set, Hillside Cottage patterned                    paper)
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap #145--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Milestone Birthday with Freshly Made Sketch #483

 My sister's mother-in-law turns 90 on Thursday so I made her a one of a kind card in bright, cheery colors (Tropical Blue, Green Apple, Flamingo) following the Freshly Made Sketch #483.


The stamp sets used are "Wordfetti," "Friendship Alphabet" and "Some Kind of Wonderful".  The background panel was spritzed with Turquoise Gloss Spray and the numbers were gold embossed.

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

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:

     Pattie's Creations Design Challenge--Birthday

     Seize the Birthday #213--Option of Furry Friend

     Cute Card Thursday #684--Party


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

:) Marie

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Eat, Play, Love Mother's Day Card with Tuesday Morning Sketch #603

 Here is a quick card that I made following Tuesday Morning Sketch #603.  The patterned paper is Eat, Play, Love,  and the greeting is from an old Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month called "Framed".

Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch #603 that inspired my card layout:

       


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge                                 Catch the Bug--Anything Goes                                                             Creative Fingers--Always Anything Goes                                             Cardz4Gals--Mother's Day                                                                   Little Red Wagon--Smell the Roses                                                       Watercooler Wednesday--All Occasions                                               The Sisterhood of Crafters--How does your garden grow?
         Fusion--Mother's Day, Sketch or Giraffes


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

:) Marie

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