Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Floral Note Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #565

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a striped top border with 2 slim horizontal stripes, an assortment of banners and a large floral element spread over the top.  This is just a starting point and you can interpret this any way you see fit.  My card features Close to my Heart Mix-in Paper from July--August 2023 and a floral die (unknown source). The flowers were colored with various Shimmer Brushes from Close to my Heart.  I left off a sentiment so it can be used at a later time to meet the occasion.

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, February 25 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:

     Daisy Chain Challenges #82--Flowers

     Crafting from the Heart #9--Anything Goes

     Ally's Angels--Anything Goes     

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Birthday Queen Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #563

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with vertical panel, round focal element with a sentiment, banner and 3 small embelishments.  My card features a patterned paper from "Brushed" a crown thin cut die from "Storybook Cardmaking Workshop" cut from gold holographic poster board.  The red part of the crown and the 3 accents were created with "Game Over" Lunar Paste.


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, February 11 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:

      Cupcake Inspirations #587--Red, White and Pink

      Dream Valley Challenges #309--Add a Sentiment

      Make My Monday #218--Use Patterned Paper   

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Retirement Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #561

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a background panel divided in 3 parts with a round focal segment, sentiment and embellishment.  One of my golfing friends just retired so I used the sketch to make him a special card.  



 

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, January 28 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 #308--2 or more papers

     Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes cardmaking

     

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

:) Marie

 

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Friday, January 19, 2024

Valentine Card with Freshly Made Sketch #619

 This postage framed stamp seemed to fit the Freshly Made Sketch #619. Older Closer to my Heart stamp (Sending Love Postage) and paper (Sweetheart) were used along with Holographic and Red Foil as the accent pieces.


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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Simon Says Wednesday Challenge--Have Some Fun
     Creative Knockouts #613--Lots of Layers (4 for my card)
     Double D Challenges--Sparkle and/or Shine

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Get Well Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #560

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with a trio of squares set on point with a striped base layer. I needed to make a masculine "Get Well" card which inspired my card creation.  The paper is "Hello Darlin'" and the stamps are from "Kiss it Better" and "Get Well Soon" retired from Close to my Heart.

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

      Crafting from the Heart--Anything Goes

      Let's Craft and Create--Anything Goes plus sentiment

      Cardz4Guys--Something new from your stash (paper)

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Get Well Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #559

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with 3 stripes beneath the rectangular panel in the center.  My cards were inspired by wanting to use a new confetti paper I found in clearance at Hobby Lobby.  I wasn't sure if I liked the navy blue trim or turquoise trim so I made 2 cards.  The pink layer is pink acetate which I also picked up on clearance years ago.  The stamped elements were from a retired Close to my Heart stamp and thin cut die set called "Under the Weather".


Here are closeup photos.  Which card do you like better?

Card #1

Card #2

Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, January 14 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:

     Crafting from the Heart #8--Anything Goes

      Die Cut Divas Challenge--Never Before Used Stuff (confetti paper and Under the Weather stamps)

      Gem of a Challenge--Anything Goes

      Sweet Stampin' Challenge--What's New (confetti paper and Under the Weather stamps)

      Alphabet Challenge--T is for Texture

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Christmas Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #557

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with a curved panel, circular focal frame and a wire or thread embellishment.  My card features a sentiment from Close to my Heart's December Stamp of the Month called "Christmas Snow Globes" over a Scalloped Circle Die Cut frame in Jade Card stock.  The background papers are Poppy with Plush Poinsettia special textured vellum (retired SU).  The wire trim was recycle from a wine bottle.

 



Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, December 31 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--Anything Goes with something new (Christmas Snow Globe sentiment)

      Dream Valley Challenge--Anything Goes

      Double Trouble--1 die cut and 1 string and join Use Your Stuff

       Use Your Stuff #481--Double Trouble Collaboration

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Milestone Birthday Card with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #636

The large panel on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #636 worked really well for a Cricut designed sentiment for a milestone birthday.  The papers used are Gold Foil cardstock (Paper Studio) Cranberry and "Brushed" (retired Close to my Heart.)


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

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

     The Paper Shelter 13th Birthday--Celebrations

     The Crafty Addicts #8--Anything Goes

     Dream Valley Challenge--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Wired Ribbon Focal Point on Thanksgiving Cards with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #555

Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a horizontal layout with a central focal point and sentiment over it.  My cards feature a gold bordered wired ribbon focal point over different backgrounds with a Thanksgiving sentiment.  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 17 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:

      Crafting from the Heart #8--Anything Goes

      Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #219--Anything Goes

      Allsorts #758--Something with a B (color brown) and AG       

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

:) Marie

 

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Friday, December 1, 2023

It's Your Birthday Cards with Paper Players Sketch #668

This week's sketch at The Paper Players appealed to me so I created two cards using a Close to my Heart stamp and die set called "It's Your Birthday" using "Celebrating You" paper--also Close to my Heart.




Which card do you like better?

Here is the fabulous Paper Players sketch that inspired my cards:


I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      Krafty Chicks #692--Anything Goes
      Seize the Birthday #274--Optional Fall theme
      Crafty Gals Corner #249--Dots and/or Stripes
      I Spy with my Little Eye #9--Sparkle and/or Shine
      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, November 27, 2023

Farewell Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #553

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a horizontal layout with a central focal element with layers and embellishments from the side.  My card was made for good friends who are moving away.  I created the greeting on my computer and printed it on to card stock. The patterned paper is from Hawthorn paper pack (retired Close to my Heart) with a light grey layer under it and then over Gold Metallic Card Stock.  


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

      Creative Knockouts #508--Lots of Layers

      Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday November--Anything Goes

      Creative Fingers #266--Anything Goes

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Sunday, November 26, 2023

Large Birthday Sentiment with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #633

 These two cards came together very quickly following Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #633!  The sparkly papers are from Noble Peacock DSP (retired Stampin' Up) and the big sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Best Year Yet".  The first card was embossed with "Cobalt Tapestry" from Personal Stamp Exchange--can you see the tiny flecks of gold in it?  The second card was stamped with Versamark, then "Uptown" ink by Catherine Pooler and then sprinkled with Polysparkle Clear Tinsel Embossing Powder (retired from Close to my Heart.)


Which card do you like better?

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


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

      AAA Birthday Challenge #55--Large Sentiment

      Krafty Chicks Challenge #691--Any Occasion

      Seize the Birthday #274--Option of Fall Items

      Simon Says Stamp Wednesday--Make it Sparkle

      Sweet Stampin'--Birthday

      Cardz 4 Galz #212--Embossing Wet or Dry

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Memory Lane Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #551

 Welcome back to another Atlantic HeartsSketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a vertical layout with a trio of squares and a sentiment strip.  My card features stickers and paper from a special promotion from Close to my Heart called "Memory Lane".  In order to reduce bulk I used a blue marker to edge each of the squares.  A Clear Shimmer Brush was used to embellish the stickers. 

 Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 19 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:

     Use Your Stuff Challenge #496--Anything Goes

     Crafty Calendar November Challenge--Anything Goes

     Seize the Birthday #273--Option--Neutrals Only

 

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

:) Marie

 

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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Birthday Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #549

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features a split vertical card layout with a center focus panel and small embellishment on the lower right hand corner.  My card features Grateful Hearts Paper (retired Close to my Heart) and It's Your Birthday sentiment and accent stamp.


I was having fun playing with these colors and stamp set so I made a second card with a different layout:


Here is our fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout and for you to try.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, November 5 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:

     Stamping Sensations--Autumn Colors

     Seize the Birthday #272--Add a Sky topping optional

     Dream Valley Challenge #304--Autumn Colors

 

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

:) Marie

 

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