Saturday, September 23, 2017

From the Heart Meets CAS Colours and Sketches #241

From the Heart is a special promotion from Close to My Heart to celebrate National Stamping Month.  The complete set comes with a set of gold foiled die cut pieces to make 10 interactive stand-up cards and lovely floral and large sentiment stamps.


I needed to make a get well card for a friend so I chose the above sentiment stamp and combined it with the color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches.  My Close to My Heart Color Substitutions are Emerald, Pacifica and Pansy.  


Here is the CAS Colours & Sketches color palette that inspired my card:



This card is also being entered into the following challenges:
     Colour Crazy Challenge--Anything Goes
     Simply Papercraft--Anything Goes
     Craft Rocket Challenges--Something Beginning               with "F"--(flower)
     Moving Along with the Times--Sentiment as Focal                   Image
      Addicted to CAS--Floral
   
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Feel So Blessed Meets Color Dare #262

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This fortnight we are inviting you to combine all and only the following Close to My Heart colors:  Willow, Goldrush, Emerald and then combine them with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the following neutral colors--White Daisy, Pebble, Black, Charcoal and Pewter.  Of course, if you don't have these CTMH colors yet, you may substitute similar colors so you can still play along.  You can find these colors in the "Cats and Bats" paper packet.

My card features stamps from the current CTMH Stamp of the Month "Feel So Blessed" which is available only during September.  I managed to use the 3 colors and ALL the neutrals in this card layout.


Here are all the stamps available in the September Stamp of the Month:

Stamps

Just click on this Color Dare graphic to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has to inspire you and to link up your creation:


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I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafting from the Heart #175--Anything Goes
     World Wide Open Design Team Challenge--                      Anything Goes
        Watercooler Wednesday Challenge-- Penny's                       Masculine Anything Goes


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

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Fall Challenge

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog post.  Our theme this fortnight is "Fall" and we are being sponsored by Dreaming Tree SVG's.



Products used:
     Anna Griffin's Seasonal Soiree cartridge
     Close to My Heart Artistry cartridge
     Champagne CS (retired CTMH)
     Autumn Terracotta  CS (retired CTMH)
     Barn Red CS (retired CTMH)
     Gold Metallic paper by the Paper Cut
     Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (retired CTMH)

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Make My Monday--Autumn colors
     Always Fun Challenges--Fall colors  
     



Challenge #310-Fall Season
Make a project about the fall (sports, leaves, etc)!

This Weeks Sponsor



Dreaming Tree SVG's

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

The challenge is open until Sunday evening October 1.  We hope you can find time to play along with us!

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

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Golf Themed Birthday Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #229

Papercrafting has been one of my passions and so is golf!  When my golfing friends have birthdays I feel compelled to create with a golf theme.  This special card was made for my brother-in-law following the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch #229.


I used Design Space and the Cricut Explore to create this card.  The golf tee border image is from Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge and was expanded to span the card.  The numbers are from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge cut from Silver Glitter paper and a thin craft foam for dimension.  The sentiment is stamped from "Just a Number" stamp set by Close to My Heart with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The turf paper is by Frances Meyer and the background paper is Pear from Close to My Heart.  The golf tee border is shimmery because it was cut from Recollections Antique Gold shimmer paper.  If you would like to replicate this card you can use my DS file here

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


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We would love to see what you can create with this wonderful sketch--you have until Sunday evening, September 17 to enter here.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Lost Coast Designs--Numbers
     Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps--Birthdays
     Dragonfly Dreams--Patterned Papers
        A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Under the Sea Birthday Card

The challenge over at Seize the Birthday is "Ocean Colors" and the theme of this week's challenge at My Time to Craft is "Under the Sea".  I found a wonderful open sketch layout at Sketch Saturday and used it to make this card that fits all three challenges:



Products used:
     Under the Sea stamp by Technique Junkies
     Ponderosa Pine Ink (retired Close to My Heart)
     Just a Number sentiment (retired Close to My                     Heart)
     Watercolor paper
     White Daisy CS
     Tropical Blue CS (retired Close to My Heart)
     Sapphire CS
        Sapphire Ink
     Nuvo Glitter Markers
     Watercolor Paints
     Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Here is the fabulous Sketch Saturday sketch #480 that inspired my card layout:



My Time To Craft!


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun Challenges--Create a Scene
     Dragonfly Journeys--True Blue
     Glitter 'n' Sparkle #256--Anything Goes

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

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

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 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!



My card features the September Stamp of the Month called "Feel So Blessed". 


I stamped the feathers onto Adventure Fundamentals paper (Lagoon, Blossom and Pacifica) with Black Memento Ink and then fussy cut them.  The silver sparkled feather veins were made with the Silver Metallic marker.  The yellow background panel is Lemon cardstock with the Chalk Marker creating a background texture.  Thanks was stamped in Memento Black ink and matted with Raspberry cardstock and popped up with 3D Foam Tape.

Here is what the rest of the September Stamp of the Month includes:

Stamps

This fabulous stamp set is available for a limited time only.  You can get it for just $5 with a $50 order from your Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don't already have a consultant you can get it from me here.

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 entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Stamp it!
     Simply Papercraft--Anything Goes
     Aud Sentiments Challenge #188--Anything                  Goes with a Sentiment
     Craft Rocket Challenges--Something                               Beginning with "F"--Feathers
     Pile it On #134--Feathers and/or Scales
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!

:) Marie

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From the Heart Meets Freshly Made Sketch #304

Freshly Made Sketch #304 really appealed to me so I used the Close to My Heart September special promotion set called From the Heart to make this CAS style card:


Click here to see another project made with this stamp set.

Close to My Heart products used:
     From the Heart stamp
     Raspberry CS
     White Daisy CS
     Black CS
     Adventure Fundamentals patterned paper
     Raspberry Ink
     Willow Ink
     Versamark Ink
     Memento Black Ink
     Ranger Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder
     Clear Shimmer Brush

Other products:
     Stitched Circle Die by KatScrappiness

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



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Stamp It! 
     Aud Sentiments Challenge--Anything Goes with a             Sentiment
     Craft Rocket Challenges--Something beginning              with "F" (flowers)

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

:) Marie

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Color Dare #260 Meets Try Stampin' on Tuesday #338

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  Our color challenges now go for two weeks to give you more time to play along.  This week we are challenging you to create something with all and only these exclusive Close to My Heart colors:  White Daisy, Charcoal, Bashful, Willow and Raspberry.  Of course if you don't have these Close to My Heart colors yet you can substitute similar colors so you can still join in the fun!



The gorgeous stamp I used is from the CTMH September National Stamping Month promotion card kit which comes with 10 interactive cards.  Charcoal Ink was used for stamping the focal image onto White Daisy cardstock.  The flower and leaves were colored by painting with Bashful, Raspberry and Willow inks. Clear Shimmer Brush was added to the flowers for a little extra shine.  The glittery bow trim was cut with the new Ribbon Border Thin Cut Die and Bashful Glitter paper. The focal panel is matted with Willow cardstock and the background papers are Raspberry cardstock and Bashful cardstock.

Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare graphic.   Don't you love how our new image features the papers instead of the inks as the papers are now two toned!  Just click on the image and it will take you to the Color Dare blog so you can see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has created to inspire you.

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Here is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday--Stamp It
     Watercooler Wednesday--Feminine Anything Goes
     Simply Papercraft--Anything Goes
     Daisy Chain Challenges--In the Pink
     Classic Design Team Open Challenge--Anything             Goes

Here is the color scheme for Color Dare #259 which will end on September 14 at 10 PM EST:


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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Police Officer Congrats Card With Just Add Ink Sketch #375

A young friend of mine recently graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy so I made him this personalized card:


Products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Sky CS
     Sapphire CS
     Silver Metallic CS
     Silver Foil Tape
     Life's a Party Cricut Cartridge

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



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Allsorts--New Beginnings theme (new job for card               recipient)
     A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Simply Papercraft--Anything Goes
     Moving Along with the Times--Add a Number
     Crafting by Designs--Anything Goes
     Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Anything                    Goes


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

:) Marie

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pansy Birthday Card with Sketch Saturday #478

My just turned 16 year old niece is a big fan of the color purple which has inspired my card creation.


Close to My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Pansy CS
     Amethyst CS (retired)
     Adventure Fundamentals--2016--now retired
     Silver Glitter paper
     Ribbon Border Die
     Artbooking  Cricut Cartridge

Here is the fabulous Sketch Saturday sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering my card into these challenges:

      Seize the Birthday--Anything Goes 


       Heart 2 Heart--Anything Goes CTMH style
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     CCEE Stampers--Monochromatic and Dies
     Watercooler Wednesday--Anything Goes


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

:) Marie


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tee Time Thank You Card With Case This Sketch #236

This thank you card was made for a golfing friend of mine using the current Case This Sketch #236 layout. 



The Thank You greeting is from the retired Close to My Heart Artiste cartridge.  The golf tee paper is from an unknown source.

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

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

:) Marie

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #227

Are you ready for a new Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge?  My Design Team card uses the new Ribbon Border DieAdventure Fundamentals Paper, Raspberry cardstock, Silver Glitter paper and the retired Perfect Fit greeting stamp from Close to My Heart.  It was really easy to put this card together with these wonderful products!


 Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week:

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Be sure to stop by the Atlantic Hearts Sketch blog on Wednesday to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team has created to inspire you.

We hope you are inspired to create using this sketch!  You have until Sunday evening, September 3rd to share your artwork in our gallery here. 

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Heart 2 Heart--Anything Goes CTMH style
     Seize the Birthday--Anything Goes
     World Wide Open Design Team Challenge--                       Anything Goes 
     Crafty Friends Challenge--Birthdays
     In the Pink--Anything Goes
     Crafty Gals Corner--Punches and/or Dies

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card With Heart 2 Heart Sketch

I love the new two toned solid cardstock by Close to My Heart!  One side is darker and the other side lighter which coordinate so nicely together.  Today's card uses Pacifica cardstock and ombre Adventure Fundamentals using a Heart 2 Heart sketch.



The greeting is from Card Chatter Birthday which was retired from Close to My Heart several years ago. 

Here is the fabulous Heart 2 Heart Sketch that inspired my card.  (Apparently I forgot to look at the sketch when I put the card pieces together as it is oriented differently--a bit of "artistic license" perhaps!)

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I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Seize the Birthday--Anything Goes 
    Crafty Friends--Birthday
    Craft for the Craic--Something with a triangle
    Kitty Bee Designs--Birthday
    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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Friday, August 25, 2017

Color Dare #258--Black, White, Ruby, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Slate and Whisper

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog post!  This week we are inviting you to create something with all and only the following Close to My Heart colors which can be found in the Jack paper pack:  Black, White, Ruby, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Slate and Whisper.  Of course, if you don't have these fabulous Close to My Heart colors yet you can substitute similar colors so you can still play along.

Close to My Heart has introduced a new Ribbon Border Die which I used to create this card using all the challenge colors:


Close to My Heart products used:
     Black CS
     White Daisy CS
     Slate CS
     Sweet Leaf CS
     Ruby CS
     Juniper CS
     Whisper CS
     Ribbon Border Thin Cut Die
     Sincere Expressions stamp (retired)
     Memento Black Ink
     Black and White Dots

Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare graphic.  Just click on it to get to see what the rest of the fabulous Design Team members have to inspire you:

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I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog--Thinking of You
     Moving Along with the Times--Beginning with B-            -Bows
     Addicted to Stamps and More #256--Anything                   Goes
       House That Stamps Built--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #308--Vacation

Welcome back to another Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog post!  Our challenge theme for the next 2 weeks is VACATION.  One of my favorite things to do on vacation (and any other time) is GOLF which inspired my choice of Cricut images.


Products used:
     All Sports Cricut cartridge
     Font is from Flower Market Cricut cartridge Close             to My Heart
     Sky CS (retired Close to My Heart)
     Bamboo CS (retired Close to My Heart)
     Colonial White CS (retired Close to My Heart)
     Black CS
     Sapphire CS
     Turf paper by Frances Meyer
     3D Foam Tape
     Cricut Black Pen

We would love to see what you can create using a Cricut image with a vacation theme.  What will inspire you?



Challenge #308-Vacations
Make a project about vacations!

The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at

Amazon!

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.



If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!


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