Monday, November 30, 2020

Freshly Made Sketch #463 with Sunday Stamps Color Palette #225

Now that our holiday company has left I've had some extra time to create cards.  I combined Freshly Made Sketch #463 with 3 of the colors from Sunday Stamps Color Challenge #245.



Close to my Heart Products used:

Other--Glitter Adhesive Foam by Creatology

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


Here is the Sunday Stamps Challenge graphic that influenced my color selection:


I'm also entering this card into the Heart 2 Heart challenge theme "Eat, Drink and Be Merry".  This entry also qualifies me for "Perfect Attendance" this month.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!  If you can please leave a comment and tell me which was your favorite card.

:) Marie

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Atlantic Hearts Sketch #397 with Party Time Paper

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  We have another wonderful sketch to spark your creativity this week which includes 3 vertical panels, a focal panel and a horizontal stripe.  My card features Party Time paper, Lagoon Card Stock, Sapphire Card Stock, Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cuts, So Many Candles Workshop stamps and Lagoon Ink.




Our challenge is open until Sunday evening, December 6 and you can enter our challenge here.  We hope you can find the time to play along with us this week.  Here is the wonderful sketch that inspired my card layout:


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

        Scribbles Design Challenge--Layer it Up

        Seize the Birthday--Sparkle and Shine

        Watercooler Wednesday--All About Occasions


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!  If you can please leave a comment and tell me which was your favorite card.

:) Marie

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

It's Your Day Card for CAS on Friday Challenge #193

 The challenge at CAS on Friday is to use a large sentiment and I was able to make a number of cards experimenting with different papers yet using the same die.  I would love to know which card you like best so I am numbering them.

Card #1


Card #2


Card #3


Card #4




Card #5


Card #6


Products used:
      It's Your Day Thin Cut Die--retired Close to my Heart
         Aurora Paper--retired CTMH
      Holographic Dreams paper by Craftsmith
      Antique Gold Shimmer Paper by Recollections
      Nuvo Crystal Drops--English Mustard

I'm also entering these cards into the following challenges:
      Seize the Birthday #204--Sparkle and Shine
      Creative Crafters #34--Anything Goes
      Inkspirational--Frame It

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!  If you can please leave a comment and tell me which was your favorite card.

:) Marie

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Seasons in Motion Thanksgiving Cards with Color Dare #490 Orange Palette

I'm loving the Close to my Heart Seasons in Motion special and have made a slew of Thanksgiving cards with these stamps and die cuts. I've used Orange colors for Color Dare #490--Shades of Orange. Notice how the scarecrow seems to be waving his hands as the "hello" tab is moved.



In this card the greeting switches from "Grateful" to "For You".





The colors are Goldrush and Paprika.  I used some older Goldrush B & T paper and a very old Thanksgiving stamp by Stampendous. 

Here is the Color Dare graphic:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Die-Cut Divas--Thanks or Thanksgiving
     Festive Friday--Thanksgiving
     Heart 2 Heart--Thankful

Check out the adorable images in the Seasons in Motion special:

So even though it may be too late to send Thanksgiving cards you can still use these stamps for adorable winter holiday cards.  There is also a special scalloped animation window and tabbed insert die set.


This special promotion is available until December 31, 2020 or until supplies last.  You can get them here.

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

:) Marie

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

40th Birthday Card with TGIF #290

 It's hard to believe my son will be celebrating his 40th birthday next week!  The special card I made for him uses a pale green metallic foil for the Cricut cut (Rockwell Extra Bold) numbers and background panel along with Serenity Paper, Sapphire Card Stock, Sapphire Ink, Time to Celebrate stamp and Stitched Rectangle Frame Thin Cut Dies.


Here is the fabulous TGIF sketch that inspired my card layout:

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

     Seize the Birthday--Option 1, 2 or 3                                                     Watercooler Wednesday--Anything Goes with Masculine twist           Inkspirational #226--"Frame It"                

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #395 Holiday Card

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post! This week we have several elements to challenge you--3 panels, circular focal element, banner, embellished trim. Since the holidays are coming upon us quickly I chose to make a Christmas card.



Close to my Heart products used: 
        Almond CS 
        Cedar and Pine Paper                                                                            Traditional Holiday stamp set
        Reindeer Crossing stamp                                                                       Uptown Fundamentals                                                                         Fancy Borders Thin Cut Dies                                                                Stitched Circle Thin Cut Die                                                                White Embossing Powder

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card creation.  Our challenge is open until Sunday night, November 22.  You can link up your entry here.


 I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                               Crafting Challenge--Add a Sentiment                                                   Dream Valley Challenges--Lots of Layers                                             Heart 2 Heart--Card Creations                                                               Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge--Holidays                     
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Serenity Sympathy Card with Freshly Made Sketch #461

A dear friend just told me that her sister-in-law passed away  so I created her a beautiful sympathy card with Serenity Paper pack from Close to my Heart. Freshly Made Sketches had a wonderful sketch to inspire my creativity.



Close to my Heart products used:
    Serenity Paper Pack
    Toffee Card Stock
    Sapphire Ink
    Every Little Thing Cardmaking stamp
    Clear Shimmer Brush

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Inkspirational--Frame it
     Crafters Castle--Anything Goes

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

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Stella Says Sketch #818

 One of my friends recently broke her arm and I remembered I had an old D.O.T.S. stamp called "Patch" (circa mid 1990's) that would suit the occasion.



     Ballerina CS
     Sapphire CS
     True Love patterned paper
      Get Well Soon stamp set
      Sapphire Ink
      Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir markers

Here is the fabulous Stella Says Sketch graphic that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Use Your Stuff--Stripes
    Crafters Cafe--Anything Goes
    Love to Scrap--Anything Goes
    Creative Fingers--Anything Goes
    Retro Rubber Challenge--Anything Goes

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

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Case This Sketch #397 Get Well Soon Card

 I've made several cards recently with the Close to my Heart stamp set called "Get Well Soon" so when I looked on my crafting desk and the stamp set was still there I decided to use it with Case This Sketch #397.



Products used:
     Get Well Soon stamp set (retired)
     Mix-In Paper 9015 (retired)

Here is the wonderful Case This Sketch challenge sketch that inspired my card layout:
 

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Love to Scrap--Anything Goes
     Through the Craft Room Door--Anything Goes
     Retro Rubber Challenge  #147--Anything Goes (Get Well Soon             stamp set appeared in Sept/Oct Close to My Heart catalog                 2019)

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

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Seasons in Motion for November 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 Gough'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! 




Close to my Heart has another promotion that features animated cards.  They are so much fun to make!  This time the Seasons in Motion bundle contains dies to create the animated window and focal panel insert.  

Card #1:
 

Colors used:  Blue Belle and Bluebird.  I'm entering this card into the Heart2Heart Blue Belle challenge, and Dream Valley challenges to use Dies.

I loved the scalloped edge of the panel so I made another card and I covered up the animation window with a 3" x 3" image from a few years ago just to give you an idea of how else this thin cut die could be used.

Card #2:

The colors used are Ruby and Evergreen.  The woodgrain background is from Spruced Up Paper.  I'm entering this card into the Try it on Tuesday Traditional Christmas colors.

Here is the Seasons in Motion Bundle:  (some elements can be purchased separately)






Now it's time to head over to Joyce Houck'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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Freshly Made Sympathy Card

 Here is a quick card I was able to create following Freshly Made Sketch #460.



Close to My Heart products used:
     Wisteria CS
     Black CS
     Every Little Thing patterned paper (retired)
     Card Captions (retired)

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Love to Scrap Challenge Blog--anything goes
     Love to Craft Challenge--anything goes

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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #393 Partners With Double Trouble #70 Stitch it Up Theme

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our inspirational sketch features a partial circle element along with 2 panels and a horizontal strip.  We are also partnering with Double Trouble's Stitch it Up theme. My card uses Close to My Heart's Stitched Together paper, Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die, Mint, Lagoon and Sapphire Card Stocks and Get Well Soon stamp set.




Here is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts Sketch #393 that inspired my card layout:

Our challenge runs until Sunday evening, November 8 and you can link up your project here.  You can check out the Double Trouble challenge here.

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

      Use Your Stash--Stripes

      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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Monday, November 2, 2020

Masculine Get Well Card with Freshly Made Sketch #459

 There is a really interesting sketch at Freshly Made Sketches and I was happy to find the time to play along.  


The patterned paper is from Aurora and the solid background panel is Close to My Heart's color of the year called Blue Belle.  The stamps are from a recently retired stamp set called Get Well Soon and was stamped in Sapphire Ink.

Here is the fabulous sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafters Cafe--Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap Challenge Blog--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Tuesday Morning Sketch #578 Thanksgiving Card

I used my Cricut and Design Space to cut the shapes for this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch 578:



     Desert Rose CS
     Cinnamon CS
     Sundance CS
     Almond CS
     Colonial White CS (retired)
     Grateful Heart paper (retired)
Other:
     Copper Cricut pen

Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning sketch that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
         Aud Sentiments Challenge--Anything with a Sentiment
         Paper Players--Thanksgiving theme
         Sunday Stamps--Color Graphic

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

:) Marie

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