Monday, May 10, 2021

Sending Some Hugs with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #420

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers a hexagonal focal shape, a horizontal strip and a sentiment under the horizontal strip.  We would love to see how you interpret our sketch this week.  This is what I've created:


Close to My Heart Products used:

     Blue Belle Card Stock                                                                           Hillside Cottage Paper                                                                           Mink Card Stock                                                                                   White Daisy Card Stock                                                                          Sending Some Hugs stamps Cardmaking Workshop                            Versamark Ink                                                                                         Intense Black Ink                                                                                   Clear Embossing Powder                                                                       Bright Pink Tri Blend Spectrum Noir Marker                                       Jade Green Tri Blend Spectrum Noir Marker                                       Chalk Marker                                                                                         Scalloped Circle Thin Cut Die                                                               Stitched Rectangle Frames       

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our chard challenge is open until Sunday evening May 16 and you can link up your creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blog and leaving some bloggy love comments.

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                         Seize the Birthday--Furry Friend                                             2 Crafty Critter Crazies--Anything Goes with a Critter                  Love 2 Craft--Always Anything Goes                                Happy Little Stampers--Anything Goes with Dies                Crafty Animals--Anything Goes                                      Simon Says Wednesday--Feminine                                      Watercooler Wednesday--Feminine

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

:) Marie

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #419 with Color Dare #442 Love of Colors Palette

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch offers several banners along with a horizontal strip and focal element.  I chose my colors from the Color My Heart Color Dare Love of Color palette which features colors from the new Hillside Cottage Paper Packet.



     Blue Belle Card Stock
     Paprika Card Stock,
     Sundance Card Stock
     Hillside Cottage Paper
     Serenity Paper (horizontal strip)
     Sending You Hugs Cardmaking stamps
     Sapphire Ink
     Oval Thin Cut Dies

Here is the fabulous Atlantic Hearts Sketch that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday, May 9 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving you comment love.


Here is the Love of Color graphic that inspired my color selection:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Crafters Cafe Challenge #265--Anything Goes
     Crafters Castle #41--Anything Goes
     Always Fun Challenge #212--Combine Something Old with                      Something New (old--oval thin cut dies, Blue Belle paper,                  Sapphire ink, new--stamp set, Hillside Cottage patterned                    paper)
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap #145--Anything Goes

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

:) Marie

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Milestone Birthday with Freshly Made Sketch #483

 My sister's mother-in-law turns 90 on Thursday so I made her a one of a kind card in bright, cheery colors (Tropical Blue, Green Apple, Flamingo) following the Freshly Made Sketch #483.


The stamp sets used are "Wordfetti," "Friendship Alphabet" and "Some Kind of Wonderful".  The background panel was spritzed with Turquoise Gloss Spray and the numbers were gold embossed.

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

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

     Pattie's Creations Design Challenge--Birthday

     Seize the Birthday #213--Option of Furry Friend

     Cute Card Thursday #684--Party


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

:) Marie

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Eat, Play, Love Mother's Day Card with Tuesday Morning Sketch #603

 Here is a quick card that I made following Tuesday Morning Sketch #603.  The patterned paper is Eat, Play, Love,  and the greeting is from an old Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month called "Framed".

Here is the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch #603 that inspired my card layout:

       


I'm also entering this card into the following challenge                                 Catch the Bug--Anything Goes                                                             Creative Fingers--Always Anything Goes                                             Cardz4Gals--Mother's Day                                                                   Little Red Wagon--Smell the Roses                                                       Watercooler Wednesday--All Occasions                                               The Sisterhood of Crafters--How does your garden grow?
         Fusion--Mother's Day, Sketch or Giraffes


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

:) Marie

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Golfing Lady with Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #503

Apart from cardmaking Golf is a passion of mine and I have lots of friends who receive golf themed cards.  I also like using up favorite vintage papers, retired colors and stamps. (Close to My Heart Indian Corn Blue Background & Texture Paper, Outdoor Denim Cardstock, Tee Time stamp).  Instead of cutting an oval as the sketch suggests I used Fancy Stitched Bracket Frames.


Here is the fabulous Try Stampin' on Tuesday Sketch #503 that inspired my card layout:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
     Krafty Chicks Challenge #577--Anything Goes
     The House That Stamps Built--Anything Goes
     Simon Says Wednesday--Anything Goes
     Creative Knockouts #399--Tic Tac Toe (right column)
          

***Special Note--There is a Stamptacular Sale going on through the end of April with loads of Close to My Heart stamp sets at a discount.  You can check it out here.***


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

:) Marie

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Sending Hugs with Paper Craft Crew #423

National Scrapbooking Month is next month and Close to My Heart has some wonderful product bundles to celebrate.  This card was made with the Sending Hugs Cardmaking kit.


Here is the fabulous Paper Craft Crew #423 that inspired my card layout:


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

       2 Crafty Critter Crazies #49--Anything Goes With a Critter

      Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes                    with Patterned Paper

      Simon Says Stamp--Sending Hugs

      Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #139--Add an Animal

      Daisy Chain Challenge #51--Monochrome

      Lost Coast #120--Sentimentally Yours

      Academy Scrap Art April--Mood Board--Greens


***Special Note--There is a Stamptacular Sale going on through the end of April with loads of Close to My Heart stamp sets at a discount.  You can check it out here.***


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

:) Marie

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Scandinavian Folk Art Hello Card with Atlantic Hearts Sketch #417

 Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our sketch features several panels and a banner to spark your creativity.  My card features stamps from the Close to My Heart April Stamp of the Month Called Scandinavian Folk Art along with Mix-In paper from May-June 2020, Sapphire Cardstock and Grape Cardstock.  The images were stamped in Versamark Ink and Grape Ink and then clear embossed to give it a nice glossy look.


Here is our fabulous sketch for you to play with this week.  Our challenge is open until Sunday, April 25 and you can link up your creation here:



I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Incy Wincy Designs--Colors of Spring or Wet or Dry Embossing
      Always Fun #210--Anything Goes
      Make My Monday #146--Checks or Plaids

***Special Note--There is a Stamptacular Sale going on through the end of April with loads of Close to My Heart stamp sets at a discount.  You can check it out here.***


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

:) Marie

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Kitty Sympathy Card with Stamping Pals #14 Sketch

 My neighbor just lost her cat of 18 years so it prompted me to make her a pet sympathy card with retired Close to My Heart products (You Make Me Happy cat stamp, Charlotte Paper, Slate Card Stock, With Heartfelt Sympathy sentiment). I also used some current Close to My Heart products such as Scalloped Circle Thin Cut and Earth Brown Tri-Blend Marker and Coral Tri-Blend Marker


My card layout was inspired by this fabulous sketch from Stamping Pals sketch #14:


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                              Heart 2 Heart Challenge--Combine New and Old Products

        2 Crafty Critter Crazies--Anything Goes with a Critter 

        Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge--Anything Goes                        with Patterned Paper 
         Pearly Sparkles Challenge #61--Animals, Birds or Insects                   Cutie Pie Challenges #158--Raining Cats and Dogs


***Special Note--There is a Stamptacular Sale going on through the end of April with loads of Close to My Heart stamp sets at a discount.  You can check it out here.***


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

:) Marie

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Alcohol Inked Stars for Freshly Made Sketch #481

Several weeks ago I was playing with alcohol inks and made several panels.  I used a star thin cut die to cut the 9 elements for my card following Freshly Made Sketch #481. The striped background square was cut from acetate Animation Sheets.  The Cheers My Dears sentiment was stamped in Versamark Ink and Candy Apple Ink and embossed with Polysparkle Embossing Powder (retired CTMH product).


This is the alcohol inked panel that the stars were cut from:


Other alcohol inked cards can be found here, here and here.

Here is the fabulous Freshly Made Sketch #481 that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
    Aud Sentiments Challenge #272--Anything Goes with a Sentiment
    Creative Knockouts #397--Add a Sentiment
    Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge--Bright Colors

***Special Note--There is a Stamptacular Sale going on through the end of April with loads of Close to My Heart stamp sets at a discount.  You can check it out here.***

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

:) Marie

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Slimline Birthday Card for Sunday Stamps "Go Slim" Challenge

Slimline cards seem to be very trendy now so I decided to join in the fun with this festive birthday card.  The Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge this week has a slimline card with a bold sentiment.


Close to My Heart products used:                                                                 Lagoon CS
       Party Time Paper & Sticker Paper (gift packages)
       Retired Thin Cut Dies

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


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      Cardz 4 Guyz--Use Something New from your stash (Sapphire                 Glitter Paper)
      Seize the Birthday #212--Optional Topping--Spring Flowers

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

:) Marie

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Get Well Card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch #416

Welcome back to another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog post!  This week our simple sketch has two horizontal panels with a middle stripe and a focal image.  


Close to My Heart products used:
     Heart Full of Love--currently on sale for $9.50 instead of $14.95
        Intense Black Ink
     Flamingo Ink
       Blue Skies Cardmaking Card Stock--no longer available

Here is the versatile Heart Full of Love stamp set:




Below is the wonderful Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge graphic that inspired my card layout.  Our challenge is open until Sunday evening April 18 and you can link up your project here.  We look forward to visit your blogs and leaving comment love.


I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
       Make My Monday Challenge #416--Checks or Plaids
       Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #155--Anything Goes
       Corrosive Challenges #4--Anything Goes
       Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps #576--Use a Circle

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

:) Marie

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blue Skies Paper as the Peek-A-Boo Star of Freshly Made Sketch #480

 When I saw this cool sketch from Freshly Made Sketches I remembered a dear friend had gifted me a Creative Memories Cutter with 2 Wavy Blades which was the perfect tool to create this card. 



Close to My  Heart products used:                                                              Blue Skies paper                                                                                    Canary Card Stock                                                                                Wordfetti Stamp Set (retired)                                                                Candy Apple Ink

Other: Antique Gold Shimmer Paper (Recollections)

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





I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
      CAS on Friday--Happy Mail
      Crafter's Cafe--Anything Goes
      Let's Craft and Create #170--Anything Goes and add Flowers

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

:) Marie

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Scandinavian Folk Art Greeting with Tuesday Morning Sketch #600

 My card today was really quick to make following the fabulous Tuesday Morning Sketch.  I used some very old Close to My Heart paper called Star Spangled Blue Background and Texture Paper and the Scandinavian Folk Art sentiment stamp.  A Stitched Circle and Stitched Square Frame were used to frame the bold sentiment. This card will go to my husband for Father's Day.


The small circle embellishments were created by clear embossing Star Spangled Blue Card Stock and then using a regular hole punch.

The Scandinavian Folk Art Stamp Set is the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month which can be purchased for just $5 with a qualifying order of $50.



Here is the wonderful Tuesday Morning Sketch that inspired my card layout:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:                              Daisy Chain Challenges--Monochrome                                                Happy Little Stampers-- Anything Goes With Dies                              Love to Craft Challenges--Anything Goes                                                My Besties Brazil--Tic Tac Toe (Middle Row)



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

:) Marie

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