Monday, May 23, 2022

Masculine Noble Peacock Papers with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #474

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a 3 vertical striped background over a mat with a central oval focal embellishment and embellishments.  I wanted to make a masculine card so I chose the embellishments to be stars not flowers and the bold colors of the Noble Peacock papers (Stampin' Up several years ago).  The gold mat was a recycled  envelope liner!

 


This second photo was shot from a different angle so that you can see how sparkly this paper is.



Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May29 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.

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

     Dream Valley Challenges--Add Embellishments

     Simon Says Monday--Add Texture

     Use Your Texture #448--Use Some Gold

     Crafters Challenge #285--Stripes and/or Spots

     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything                      Goes with Patterned Paper

     Seize the Birthday #238--Faux or Real Stitching

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Sparkling Hexagons with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #473

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a square card with a vertical strip of hexagons (or whatever other element you choose) matted with contrasting paper, a sentiment in the lower right corner, and some small embellishments.  My card uses Mix-in Paper from May-June, Stitched Square Frame Thin Cut Die, hexagon stamp from very old Close to my Heart set called "Wicked", Birthday Greetings Stamp, Capri Ink, Versamark Ink, Irridescent Embossing powder, Holographic Foil Paper with 1/8" paper punch.


This second card angle shows off the sparkling embossing powder better.  


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 21 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



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

     Allsorts Challenge--Add Some Sparkle

     Craft Rocket Challenge #92--Birthday

    Seize the Birthday #238--Faux or Real Stitching

     

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Just A Note Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #472

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a central matted vertical panel, a matted center panel for a sentiment with 2 smaller squares to the left side.  A tied bow is used as an embellishment.  

My card uses last year's "You Are Enough" paper with Sapphire Card Stock mats and a greeting from Rustic Sign Sentiment.  A small sized Stitched Rectangle Frame was cut in half and placed to the side of the vertical piece.  I used an old Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder to stamp the sentiment.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 15 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



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

     Classic Design Challenge--Anything Goes

     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything                    Goes with Patterned Paper

     Die Cutting Divas--Anything Goes

     Happy Little Stampers Die--Anything Goes with Dies

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Congratulations Card with Freshly Made Sketch #534

A dear friend of mine just let me know that she is expecting her 4th grandchild so I decided to make her this gorgeous card using Freshly Made Sketch #534.  


The products used are mostly retired from Close to My Heart:
     Cherry Blossoms stamp
     It's the Little Things sentiment stamp
     Toffee Ink
     Light Pink Tri-Blend Marker
     Light Tan Tri-Blend Marker
     Sea Glass Ink
     Strokes of An Artist Stamp
     Gelly Roll Clear Glaze Pen

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:
      
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Dare 2B Artzy Challenge--Flowers
      Just Us Girls #631--Flowers
      Fun Friday #163--Flowers

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

:) Marie 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Slimline Sunflower Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #471

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a Slimline Card with 3 rectangular layers, a center strip, center circle element and small sentiments.  I used papers from "Sunset Fields" paper bloc from Recollections.  To reduce bulk on my card, I used a brown watercolor marker and a ruler to outline all of the rectangles.  The floral wreath was fussy cut from a tag included in the paper bloc.  The sentiment is from Alina Cuttle.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 7 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



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

     Get Creative Challenge #111--Use Flowers

     Make My Monday #173--Happy Birthday

     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge

       Seize the Birthday #237--Butterflies or Hummingbirds

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Floral Get Well Card with Freshly Made Sketch #532

The pretty patterned paper is from an old SU paper pack called "Beyond the Garden" and I decided to feature it in the center of the card.


The holographic foil dragonfly is from a Tonic Studios die set called "Swirling Vines".  The outer border was cut with a Rectangle Stitched die from Sage Card Stock.  The sentiment is from Alinacutle.

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

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

     Alphabet Challenge--B is for Blooms

     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything                        Goes with Patterned paper

     Time Out Challenges #212--Spring

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Masculine Congratulations Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #469

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical slimline card with 3 circles, a central banner and several embellishments.  My card uses several Close to My Heart retired items: Outdoor Denim Card Stock, Pomegranate Card Stock, Pomegranate Ink, Cutest Baby Congrats stamp, For My Beautiful Friends hearts and dragonflies, Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die.  The embossed circles are from "Cubes" by Lisa Horton Crafts and the shimmery cardstock is from Recollections Antique Gold.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 24 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



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

     The Male Room #161--Dry Embossing

     All Sorts Challenge--Masculine

     Craft Rockets Challenge #91--For Boys/Men

     Heart2Heart--Anything Goes CTMH Style

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Saturday, April 9, 2022

Masculine Congratulations Card

One of our friends was just appointed head football coach so I wanted to make him a celebratory card.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Lumen 3D embossing folder inked with Sangria Ink on Nectarine paper.  The sentiment was a Crafters Companion set called Simple Sentiments cut from Sangria paper and embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder.  The bottom paper is Shortbread.


I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

     Craft Rocket Challenges #91--Boys/Men

     Fab 'n' Funky #548--Masculine

     The Male Room #161--Dry Embossing

     Allsorts Challenge Week #671--Masculine

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

:) Marie


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Monday, April 4, 2022

Paradise Palms Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #467

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a slanted vertical element with side embellishments over a layered panel background.  My focal panel uses a trio of palm trees from the SU Paradise Palms stamp set embellished with palm leaves die cut from the matching Paradise Palms die set.  The birthday greeting the Sawyer Cardmaking Workshop Set.  The paper colors are Pacifica, Lemonade, Capri and Evergreen.


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 10 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.


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

     Double Trouble #107--Create a Scene

     Dream Valley Challenge #267--Anything Goes

     A Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Numbered Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #466

 

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a round focal element with several vertical stripes.  My card was made for a special friend who celebrated a milestone birthday using some very old patterned paper.  The scalloped circle and numbers were cut with my Cricut machine.  The embossed stamped greeting is from "Birthday Greetings".



Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, April 3 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.


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

     Seize the Birthday #234--Option of Green and White

     Through the Craft Room Door--March 15

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Floral Card with Freshly Made Sketch #528

This is my first card featuring Julie Hickey's Friendship Flower Stamp Set and Die.  I colored the flowers with a Flamingo Shimmer Brush, Lemonade Shimmer Brush and Julep Shimmer Brush.  The grass from SU's Paradise Palms was stamped in Evergreen Ink onto Julep Card Stock. (I intentionally did not place a sentiment on this card so I could decide what sentiment to put on when I need to send this card.)


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

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

      Allsorts #669--In the Garden

      CAS on Friday #227--Flowers

      Cardz 4 Galz #169--Spring Flowers

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Thinking of You Card with Fusion Card Challenge Sketch

 I love simple card sketches like the one from Fusion Card Challenge this week and was motivated to use this pretty patterned paper that has been in my stash for quite awhile.  The sentiment is from "Large Sentiments" from Card Making Magic.  It was stamped in Versamark and Pacifica inks and then embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder.  The background layers are Pacifica Card Stock (retired Close to my Heart).

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


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

     Lil Red Wagon #646--Emboss Everything

    Sisterhood of Crafters--Sentiment Focus

    A Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie


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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Pixie Sparkled Blooms for The Paper Players Challenge #583

Several weeks ago I created several card panels with Pixie Sparkle Powders and am starting to put them together into cards.  The challenge at The Paper Players inspired my stamp choice. The flowers started as a piece of photo paper sprinkled with Sunburst Pixie Sparkle Powder and sprayed with water.  When the piece air dried I stamped the bouquet from a retired Close to my Heart stamp set called "Cherish Her" with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. (The sister greeting is also from that set.) I then used a green brush marker to color the leaves and stems.  The gingham paper is very old Crystal Blue B & T paper from Close to my Heart.  The bold Happy Birthday is from "Sweetest Birthday Wishes" stamped in Capri Ink.


Here is the sketch graphic from The Paper Players that inspired my card layout:


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

     Simon Says Monday Challenge--Bright and Cheerful

     Retro Rubber Challenge #178--Anything Goes with stamp                older than a year (Cherish Her was February 2020                        CTMH stamp of the month)

      Try it on Tuesday--Say it With Flowers

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Make the Cards Dry Embossing Challenge with Try Stampin' on Tuesday #548

The Simon Says Stamp Floral Fields Embossing Folder was used to create these two bright and cheerful cards.  This embossed piece had been laying on my craft desk for quite awhile and I decided to use it as a last minute entry into Make the Cards Challenge #50 to use Dry Embossing Challenge.  A Sundance Shimmer Brush was used to color the flower centers with matching Sundance Card Stock panels.  Sapphire Glitter Paper created the accents.


Which card do you like better?

In this first card Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords Dies were used for the greeting.


In this second card Sentiments by Melissa Esplin Celebrate stamp was stamped in Sapphire Ink.  The bow was die cut from CTMH retired "Party Balloons".


The above card was based on the new sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Monday--Bright and Cheerful
     Heart 2 Heart--Hip, Hip Hooray!
     Stamping Sensations March Challenge--Something for Spring
    

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

:) Marie

 

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Numbered Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #465

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a layered square card with a banner and sentiment.  My card uses paper from "So Much Happy" (retired CTMH), Junior Varsity Alphabet, Birthday Greetings, Lagoon Card Stock, Gold Metallic Poster Board, Peacock Feathers Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, March 27 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some bloggy comment love. Please stop by our blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to inspire you.



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

     Get Creative Challenges #109--Use Green

     Heart 2 Heart--Going Green

     Use Your Stuff--White plus 1 color

     Seize the Birthday #234--Green and White

     Color Dare #487--Shades of Green

 

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

:) Marie

 

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