Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Flourished Greetings Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #509

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a scalloped frame, sentiment circle with surrounding embellishments.  My card features Glacier card stock, Celebrating You paper, Flourished Greetings stamp, the palm leaves and flowers came from Fabulous Flamingo with Lagoon Ink and Honey Butter Ink.

 


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, January 29 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:

     AAA Birthday Challenge #45--Anything Birthday Goes

     Crafting Happiness Challenge #138--Celebrations

       

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

:) Marie

 

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Kendra's Card Challenge #9 Birthday Card

Several weeks ago I stumbled upon (perhaps from Pinterest?)  Kendra's Card Challenges.  This is her 9th challenge and she has templates to use 6 different 6 x 6 papers (with the addition of coordinating card stocks) to create 15 different cards.  The cutting diagrams and card sketches were well labeled and easy to follow.  It took me several weeks to complete but it was a lot of fun!

Here is a photo of the 6 papers I started with--just random papers I had in my stash although using a coordinating paper pack would work too.



This is how all of my cards turned out:



I'm entering the following card into several challenges:


Seize the Birthday--Option of Winged Things

Crafty Calendar January--Add a Sentiment

Double D--Anything Goes Birthday

Stamping Sensations--Add Some Sparkle

Art Impressions--Let's Celebrate


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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, January 9, 2023

Happy New Year Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #507

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features layered rectangles, a circular focal element, two flags with a sentiment and 3 small embellishments.  My card features green sparkled embossing powdered pair of champagne glasses from Howdy Neighbor stamp set, Happy New Year sentiments from For All Occasions stamp set, Glacier Card Stock, Peacock Card Stock Silver Foil Card Stock and a Metallic Silver Pen.  The layers were cut from Stitched Rectangle Frame Dies and the 3 embellishments were made with a 1/8" hole punch.

Here is a second photo that shows off the sparkle and shine of this card better:


 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, January 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:

      Art Impressions #342--Celebrate

      Crafting Happiness #138--Celebrations

      Use Your Stuff #474--Stitching Faux or Real

      Stamping Sensations January--Add Some Sparkle

      Get Creative Challenge #117--Something New

      Make My Monday #191--Something New

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Sunday, January 1, 2023

Engagement Congratulations Card with Freshly Made Sketch 566

Happy New Year everyone! 

My nephew got engaged at Christmas and I wanted to make them a personalized card.  I followed Freshly Made Sketch #566 and substituted hearts for the circles in the sketch.  An embossing pen and white embossing powder were used to personalize the hearts.  Leaf dies were used to cut gold metallic foil.  The white embossed background is an older Close to My Heart embossing folder.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      613 Avenue Create--Anything Goes with option of winter
      Can You Handle the Pressure--option of snow
      Creative Knockouts--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie


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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Peacock Embellished Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #505

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features several layers, a sentiment and an embellishment.  I used an old Ellentina peacock die with Capri Glitter Paper and a light blue shimmer paper as my embellishment.  The Flourished Greetings stamp was stamped in Mermaid Lagoon and then clear embossed.  The balloon background is from Celebrating You Paper and the solid paper is Sapphire.  

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, January 2 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:

      Simon Says Monday--Party Time

      Dragonfly Dreams Challenge--Anything but Christmas

      Crafty Calendar Challenge--Anything Goes

      Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday--Anything Goes

      Happy Little Stampers December--Anything Goes with                      Dies

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Wrapped Christmas Gift Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #503

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a layered background with a horizontal stripe, a vertical stripe, a bow and a sentiment panel.  It made me think of a wrapped gift package.  

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, December 18 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:

     A Place to Start--Option of Happy Holidays

     Crafting Happiness Challenge #137--Christmas

     Use Your Stuff #473--Anything Goes--Christmas edition

     Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas #624--option quick & easy

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Nested Hexagons with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #501

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features 5 nested elements along the right edge with a 2 part sentiment with 3 small embellishments.  I didn't have scalloped circle dies (and didn't want to pull out my cricut) so I used nesting hexagon dies with a Craft Smith paper pad called "Ocean Blues".  A holographic foil was used as the shadow for the birthday script.  The birthday die cut and shadow are from Honey Bee and the stamped "Happy" is retired Close to my Heart Card Captions.



This second card uses the lightest color as background instead of white.  Which card do you like better?



Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, December 4 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 Challenge #283--Lots of Layers

     AAA Birthday #43--Monochrome

     Sweet Stampin' Challenge--Birthday

     Seize the Birthday #252--Option--Case a designer

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Birthday Fishes Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #500

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  Can you believe we have offered 500 different sketches?  Many thanks to Michelle Stewart and Brandi Robinson who started this challenge blog so many years ago!

This week our sketch features a matted slim line card with 3 torn edged sections and 3-4 embellishments.  I started with the background paper from a Recollections pad called "Ink Splatters" as it reminded me of water.  The fishy items came from a retired Close to My Heart stamp of the month (April 2020) called "O-fish-ally Awesome".  Liquid Glass was applied to some of the bubbles for a dimensional effect and Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers were used to color the fish and crab hat.



 Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 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:

     Sweet Stampin'--Birthday

     Seize the Birthday--Option Many of Something--shiny                           bubbles with Liquid Glass

      Creative Knockouts--Anything Goes


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

:) Marie

 

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Toadally Awesome Meets Paradise Palms Dies with Freshly Made Sketch #562

I had some time today to pull out some stamps and dies that I hadn't used yet.  The (Stampin' Up) Paradise Palm tree and grass and sentiment from (Close to My Heart) Toadally Awesome make the 2 horizontal and 1 vertical element as in the Freshly Made Sketch #562.  Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers (Light Green Blend, Jade Green Shades and Magenta Blend) Shimmer Brushes (Raspberry, Short Bread and Black) and Nuvo Honey Gold Glitter Drops were used to color the elements.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Less is More #478--Outdoors
     Allsorts Challenge #703--Anything Goes with option of trees
     Creative Fingers Challenge #243--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #499

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a split panel background with a rectangular sentiment panel and bottom corner embellishment.  (Since my gold embossed sentiment was so large and it is a masculine card I omitted the embellishment).  The paper background is older from Close to my Heart called "No Worries" with Lagoon center panel bordered with gold holographic ribbon.  The sentiment is from CTMH last month's Stamp of the Month called "Blessings of the First Noel".

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 20 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:

     Cardz 4 Guys #309--Thank You

     Make My Monday #181--Thank You

     Simon Says Monday Challenge--Thanks/Thanksgiving

     Sweet Stampin'--Attitude of Gratitude

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Sparkling Thanksgiving Card with Freshly Made Sketch #561

 This card was made with pretty Autumn Blaze paper by Recollections and a Happy Turkey Day stamped in Cinnamon Ink.  Gold Holographic poster board was used as accents for the Postage Frame dies and Layered Leaf dies.


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

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      A Place to Start--Words of Thanks
      Sweet Stampin'--Attitude of Gratitude
      Cut it Up--Thanks/Thanksgiving with a diecut

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

:) Marie

 

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Friday, November 11, 2022

Stencil Colored Sunflower Cards

 Recently I took out the October Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp called Sunflower Fields.  It came with stencils to color in the flowers and leaves which I found is much quicker than coloring with markers!  Here are my creations:




Which do you like best?


I'm entering these cards into the following challenges:

     Make My Monday #187--Thank You

     Inspiration Station Photo Inspiration #41

       Crazy is our Fame and Stencils are our Game--November Stencil              Fun

     


     Simon Says Wednesday--Thinking of You


     Double Trouble #125--Color Theory DTC=C3
  
      

    

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Celebrating You Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #498

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a striped bottom panel with an oval matted sentiment.  My card features Celebrating You paper with Lagoon Card Stock, Lagoon Ink and Flourished Greetings stamp.

 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 13 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--Option of Halloween Colors

     Crafty Calendar Challenge--Anything Goes

     Happy Little Stampers Birthday--Anything Goes 

     Color Hues #52--Turquoise and Mustard

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Thirtieth Anniversary Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch # 497

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a triple layered background with 2 rectangles, a circle, a pair of focal elements, a bottom sentiment and 3 embellishments in opposite corners.  I made this special card for my sister and brother-in-law who are celebrating 30 years of marriage this week.  The papers are the Crisp Air palette along with gold glitter paper hearts, silver glitter number stickers and Copper Penny Nuvo Crystal Drops as embellishments.


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 6 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:

      Creatalicious Challenge #246--Anything Goes with option               of Fall

      Dragonfly Dream Challenges--Halloween/Autumn

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

:) Marie

 

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