Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Patriotic Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #370

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a layout featuring several elements, a diagonal strip and a sentiment.  I chose to use stars for a 4th of July card for my Navy son.


     White Daisy CS
     Sapphire CS
     Candy Apple CS
     Candy Apple Ink
     Regatta paper (retired)
     Stitched Brackets Thin Cut Dies
     Stars Thin Cut Dies
     Sentiment stamp (retired stamp from a "super set"
     Fireworks stamp (retired)
     Clear Shimmer Brush

Here is our Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic:


Our challenge is open until Sunday evening May 31.  You can link up your entry here.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Always Fun Challenges--Summer Fun
   Get Creative Challenges--Make it Sparkly (stars)
   Dream Valley Challenges--Add Some Sparkle (stars)

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

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Through Thick and Thin for Freshly Made Sketch #436

I received my new National Scrapbook Day Cardmaking Bundle the other day and couldn't wait to play with these humorous stamps.
Freshly Made Sketch #436 was the perfect way to share these stamps.


     White Daisy CS
     Linen CS
     Raspberry CS
     Celebrate Today paper
     Charcoal Ink
     Raspberry Ink
     Stitched Rectangular Frame Thin Cut Dies
             until May 31)

Here is the stamp set I used:

National Scrapbooking Day Cardmaking Bundle 1

This is the Freshly Made Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
       Aud Sentiments--Anything Goes and a Sentiment
       Creations in Pink--Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
       Krafty Chicks--CAS

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

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge Meets Color Dare #394

The flourish on the Fusion Card Challenge graphic interested me so I decided to create a card with it. I used Close to My Heart Lagoon colored paper, ink and shimmer brush to also participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare Monochromatic Greens Challenge #394.  The flourish stamp is a very old wooden CTMH stamp called Poetry in Motion.  The sponge like background paper is from Adventure Fundamentals from 2017.  The sentiment stamp is from Time to Celebrate, the May Stamp of the Month.



Here is the Fusion Challenge graphic that inspired my card design:


Here is the Color My Heart Color Dare graphic that inspired my color choice:


I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes
     Creative Crafters #28--Anything Goes
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Garden Tag Card with Sketch Saturday #610

Pinks are not my usual color palette but they seem to work well here with this Sketch Saturday sketch #610.  The floral image was colored with Raspberry, Ballerina and Julep Shimmer brushes. 


Close to My Heart products used:
     Raspberry CS
     Ballerina CS
     Black CS
     Intense Black Ink
     Garden Tag (June stamp of the month)
     Time to Celebrate sentiment stamp (May stamp of the month)
     Stitched Circles Thin Cut Die
     Julep Shimmer Brush
     Raspberry Shimmer Brush
     Ballerina Shimmer Brush
     Stitched Circle Thin Cut Die
     Raspberry Ink
     Fiskars Cloud Edge Scissors (retired a long time ago)

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



I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
       Crafty Gals Corner--For the Ladies
       Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday--Make it Feminine
       Stamping Sensations--Say it With Flowers

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

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

New Home Welcome Card for Color Dare #394 Monochromatic Greens

It has been a long time since I've participated in a Color Dare challenge and I was inspired to join when I saw the Monochromatic Green challenge.  I made this card a few weeks ago for friends who moved into a home with a green door and shutters.


      Heart and Home stamp (retired)
      Lagoon Card Stock
      Black Embossing Powder
      Adventure Fundamentals 2017 Patterned Paper
      Clear Shimmer Brush
      Red TriBlend  Marker
      Light Green TriBlend Marker
      Toffee Ink for wreath

(Although this challenge requires no other colors except greens and neutrals, it just made sense to have the accent wreath in a different color than green so I hope my entry is not disqualified for this artistic license).

Here is the Color Dare challenge graphic.  Just click on it to get to the post where you can enter until Thursday, May 28th at 9PM CST.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Make My Monday--Tone on Tone Background
      Not Just Cards--Anything Goes

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

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #369 Birthday Card

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have a wonderful sketch for you to try.  We would love to see what you come up with. You can share your artwork with us here.



My card features Close to My Heart products: Birthday Hugs and Kisses, Carolina Card Stock, I Heart Us Paper, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Sapphire Burlap Ribbon, Uptown Fundamentals PaperGold Embossing Powder and Noble Peacock Paper (SU).


Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 24.  We sure hope you can join us!  You can enter your project here.

I'm also sharing this card with the following challenges:
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes                   with patterned paper
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge #51--Add a Ribbon or Bow
     Scribbles Design Challenge #89--Brads, Buttons or Bows
     Seize the Birthday--Option Monochromatic
     Dragonfly Dreams--Ribbon, Lace and/or Pearls
     Cardz 4 Gals--Birthday

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

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #368 with a Million Little Things

Welcome to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we are framing the center and adding a focal image to overlap the frame.  I used "A Million Little Things" stamp set, "Time to Celebrate" stamp of the Month and "Stitched Together Paper to make my card.  I also used Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers (Light Green, Ice Grey and Dark Red) Candy Apple Card stock and Stitched Rectangle Frames.  The bow was cut from Silver Glitter Paper with a retired Gift Set Thin Cut Die.  A little bit of Clear Shimmer Brush outlines the flower petals.


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


Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, May 17.  We sure hope you can join us!  You can enter your project here.

I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
     Get Creative Challenges--Make it Sparkly
    Use Your Stuff--Flowers and/or Butterflies 
    Stamping  Sensations--Say it with Flowers
    Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Anything Goes with Patterned
       Paper
     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hole in One Congrats Card with Sunday Stamps Sketch #230

A friend of mine just made a hole in one so I made her a celebratory card with the current Sunday Stamps Sketch #230.



The background paper is from an unknown source.  The sentiments were stamped with Gold Embossing Powder with Close to my Heart's May Stamp of the Month called Time to Celebrate.  The dark green paper strips are CTMH Evergreen Card Stock.   Gold Glitter Gems adorn the side strip.  The "Hole in One" sentiment is from an old CTMH stamp set called "Tee Time" and was stamped in Evergreen Ink,

Here is the fabulous Sunday Stamps Sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     Crafty Cardmakers--Celebration
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper--Anything Goes with                           Patterned Paper
     Make My Monday--Tone on Tone Background

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

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Mother's Day Cards for May 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 Joyce Hauck'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! 



Mother's Day is this upcoming Sunday and although my mom and mother-in-law have passed on I created cards for my sisters and daughters-in-law to honor them.  My first card features Dreamy Holographic Paper, Stitched Circles Embossing Folder, Sapphire Card Stock, Glacier Cardstock and Say it in Style stamp set.  




I had several pieces of embossed Dreamy Holographic paper leftovers so I also made these quick cards adding Lilac, Thistle and Sapphire card stock paper in the first card.  The second card uses Glacier, Sapphire and Peacock card stocks.  The greeting is from Birthday Greetings stamp set.




Back to Mother's Day Cards--the next cards use the new Aurora papers and the May Stamp of the Month--Time to Celebrate.



I'm entering cards into the following challenges:
     Cardz 4 Galz--Birthday
     Simon Says Wednesday--Dies/Punches
     Always Fun--Female or Mom
     Get Creative--Make it Sparkly
     Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes With Dies
  
I would love to know which is your favorite card.  Please leave a comment below.   

Now it's time to head over to Krista Hershberger'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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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Stitched Together Mother's Day Card for Case This Sketch #370

Although my mom and mother-in-law are with us in spirit I've been making Mother's Day cards to share with my sisters, daughters-in-law and mother figures in my life.  I really liked the "wonky" layers of the Case This Sketch challenge and I turned it so it could fit in the Mother's Day sentiments.



The pretty patterned paper is Stitched Together over Peach Card Stock.  The Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut Die was used.  The sentiment is the May Stamp of the Month called Time to Celebrate (only $5 with $50 purchase).  Once I cut a template for the layered pieces it was really quick to put together, so I made a few more cards.

This second card uses the flip side of the patterned paper from the first card.


My third card uses Adventure Fundamentals Paper from 2017 with Lagoon Card Stock as the base.



I would love to know which card you like best. Please share in the comments below.

Here is the fabulous Case This Sketch #370 graphic which inspired my card layouts.


Here is the very versatile May Stamp of the Month set of sentiments called Time to Celebrate.

Time to Celebrate—May Stamp of the Month

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
        Always Fun Challenges #161--Female or Mom
        Cuttlebug Mania--Celebrating Mums
        Shopping Our Stash #419--Happy Mother's Day

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

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge # 367

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week we have lots of layers to challenge your card making.  Here is our current sketch for you to try:

Image may contain: 1 person, possible text that says 'Sketch 367 Sentiment smal sentiment Createdby Michele Stevart for for Atlantic Hear ts Sketch Challenge'

I'm still using up scraps left over from my wedding Thank You cards and made an Anniversary card:


The silver patterned papers are from an old Martha Stewart collection.  The solid blue card stock is Sapphire from Close to my Heart.  The sparkly hearts and dots were created by placing the Sapphire card stock in Versamark Ink and then embossing with Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder (retired CTMH).  The greeting is from Close to my Heart's Every Little Thing Cardmaking set.

We hope you can join us by sharing your artwork with us here.  Our challenge will end Sunday evening March 10.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Corrosive Challenge #5-Anything Goes
     Crafter's Castle--Anything Goes
     Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes
     A Bit More Time to Craft--Anything Goes

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


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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Pink Flowers for AAA Cards

Here's a really quick card I made using an older Rubbernecker floral stamp.  The challenge at AAA Cards is to use a single image with an option of inspired by TV.  



Isn't this pretty?  Pale PinkDull Green  and Ice Grey Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers were used to color the image and a Clear Shimmer Brush was used to give it some sparkle.  Rather than use a layer of green paper to mat the focal frame I used a Dull Green Marker and a ruler.  The greeting was stamped in Fern Ink from Some Kind of Wonderful Stamps and Thin Cuts.  The background paper is Ballerina.

I chose the color pink to participate in the Inkspirational Challenge photo here:




I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Creatilicious Challenges #186--Add Sparkle
      CAS on Friday--Favorite Flower Stamp
      Crimbo Crackers #209--Use Your Old Stash
      Cute Card Thursday #632--Feminine
      Stamping Sensations--Say it With Flowers


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

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #366

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week's sketch features a tag, overlay or stamped background and banner.  We look forward to seeing how you interpret this sketch.


My Cricut machine came in to service to make this card.  The floral background is from Botanical Leaves.  The shimmery papers are the Paper Cut.  The floral patterned paper is Celebrate Today from Close to My Heart.



I made a second card changing the floral colors.  Which do you like better?


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
     Sparkles Forum #127--Spring is in the Air
     Dare 2B Artzy--Pastel Colors
     Dragonfly Dreams--Flowers

Now it's your turn to create following the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch #366.  Our challenge ends Sunday evening April 19.  You can link up your creations here.  We look forward to visiting your blog and commenting on your artwork.

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

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Monochromatic Hello Card for Freshly Made Sketch #432

Freshly Made Sketches provide wonderful opportunities for creativity and I'm glad I found the time this week to play along.  I used very old Close to My Heart B & T paper in Ocean and a current sentiment stamp from Say it in Style.  The focal circle is Foil Acetate from Cricut which I've had in my stash for several years.  The greeting was stamped in Versamark and Ocean Ink and embossed with Polysparkle Tinsel Embossing Powder (all retired CTMH).


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps and More--Anything Goes
    Crafter's Castle--Anything Goes
    Di's Digi Challenge--Die Cuts or Punches

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

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