Friday, September 19, 2014

Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit Stamps for Color Dare #111

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post!  This week we are challenging you to create using the following Close to My Heart colors:  Cranberry, Sorbet, Olive, Lagoon and Pacifica.


My card features these 5 colors and two terrific stamps from the Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit:


Close To My Heart products used:
     Lagoon CS
     White Daisy CS
     Pathfinding Cardmaking Kit
     Sorbet Ink
     Cranberry Ink
     Lagoon Ink
     Pacifica Ink
     Olive Ink

The current sketch challenge at Nacho Average Challenges #107 was the inspiration for my card:


We would love to have you play along with the Color Dare challenge!  You may substitute similar colors if you don't have these Close To My Heart colors yet and you may combine them with neutrals such as black, white, beige, greys and tans.

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


Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Colors for Color Dare #110

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post.  This week we invite you to create something using the following Close To My Heart colors: Sunset, Honey and Barn Red.


I couldn't resist making a card with an autumn theme with these fabulous colors!


Close To My Heart products used:
      Barn Red CS
      White Daisy CS
      Olivia paper (retired)
      Bamboo Ink--sponged onto the White Daisy CS
      Barn Red Ink
      Honey CS
      Sunset Ink
      Flourished Blessings leaf stamp (retired)
      Pathfinding Cardmaking kit stamps--thanks and woodgrain stamps
      Bronze shimmer trim--cut with a 1/4" hole punch for embellishments

I followed the Freshly Made Sketch #152 to make this card.

This card is also being entered into the Friday Mashup FM177 Leaf Theme.


There is a photo inspiration for Add a Little Dazzle that I'm sharing my card with:

Fall


We would love to have you play along with our challenge!  You may substitute similar colors if you don't have these Close To My Heart colors yet and you may combine them with neutrals such as black, white, beige, greys and tans.  

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Glacier and Pacifica Again with an Atlantic Hearts Sketch

My previous blog post featured a new Close To My Heart color called Glacier paired with an older CTMH color called Pacifica.  I really like the way these two colors work together so I made a card for some golfing friends with the same colors using the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch #72.


Close To My Heart products used:
      White Daisy CS
      Glacier CS
      Pacifica CS
      Glacier Ink
      Tee Time stamp set (retired)
      Say it in Style stamp (retired)
      Dots Embossing Folder

Here is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch #72:
   
I'm also entering this card into Cardz 4 Guys #35 Clean and Simple challenge.
   
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week filled with fun and creativity!
:) Marie

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sketch Time at Sunday Stamps!

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Sketch challenge post!  You're going to love playing with this one:


My card features a future Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month for October 2014 called Home for the Holidays (pg.14 of the Annual Inspirations catalog) and a new CTMH color called Glacier.


The embossing folder is "Assorted Snowflakes" by Darice.  I applied color to the raised images with a Q-tip and my Glacier ink pad.  The background tags and card base are Pacifica CS.  The Happy Holidays greeting is from Holiday Tag Set.  The polar bear's scarf has some glitter gel (I used it at a friend's house and can't remember the name of it).  

We can't wait to see what you create using this sketch!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our sketch graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, September 19 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.

Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyBrendaStephAngelKathya, Alyson and Leena.

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

:) Marie


Friday, September 5, 2014

Confetti Wishes Colors for Color Dare #109

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post!  Welcome also to new members of our Design Team:  Donna, Catherine, Peachy and Tina!  We have 6 bright and cheery Close To My Heart colors for you to design with this week: Canary, Thistle, Pacifica, Lagoon, Crystal Blue and Pear.  These colors can be found in the new Confetti Wishes paper pack.  You may substitute similar colors if you don't have these CTMH colors yet and you may combine them with neutrals such as black, white, greys and tans.  The challenge is to use ALL 6 of these colors in the same papercrafted creation!  Are you up to the challenge?


I could have taken out the Confetti Wishes paper and made a lovely card but I wanted to challenge myself to just use all of these colors.  The butterfly is from the "Love This"stamp set.  The card size fits a business sized envelope--4" x 8.75".


The butterflies were stamped with Black Ink and then "fussy cut" and adhered to the paper.  A Black Shin Han Touch Marker was used to color the butterfly bodies and antennae.  

Close To My Heart products used:
      White Daisy CS
      Black CS
      Kraft CS
      Love This stamp set
      Banner Wishes stamp
      Shin Han Touch Black Marker
      Lagoon CS
      Thistle CS
      Pear CS
      Crystal Blue CS
      Pacifica CS
      Canary CS
      Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel--retired unfortunately!

We hope you find time to meet our challenge this week.  Please use a direct link to enter the challenge and view our Design Team entries here.

I'm also entering this card into the Designer's Choice Birthday Challenge at The House That Stamps Built and Seize the Birthday.

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





Thursday, September 4, 2014

Black, White and a Pop of Color for Three Challenges

Black, White and a Pop of Color is the challenge at Stampin' Royalty this week.  The Colour Me challenge this week is Yellow with neutrals allowed.  I followed the Freshly Made Sketch to make this card.






My focal panel was made with a new embossing folder by Close To My Heart.  I embossed it in White Daisy and then again in Canary and carefully cut the flower out.  I was inspired to do this from this card I found on Pinterest.

Close To My Heart products used:
      White Daisy CS
      Black CS
      Canary CS
      Floral Embossing Folder
      Licorice Opaque Adhesive Gems (retired)
      Black B & T Paper (retired)

Here is the Freshly Made Sketch that inspired me:
   

Here is the Color Challenge Graphic from Colour Me....

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





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Treasured Friendship Seashells with Retrosketch #130

There is a pretty interesting sketch at Retrosketches this week that I used to make this birthday card.  I was happy to use some new products from Close To My Heart (Treasured Friendship stamps, Seaside Paper and Shin Han Touch Markers).


Here is the sketch that inspired me:


Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Seaside Paper
     Treasured Friendship stamps
     Banner Wishes stamp
     Pacifica CS
     Kraft CS
     Shin Han Touch Alcohol Markers
     3D Foam Tape

I'm also entering this card into Seize the Birthday and Designer's Choice Challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Color Blocking with Shin Han Touch Alcohol Markers for Try Stampin' on Tuesday #182

The sketch for last week's Try Stampin' on Tuesday appealed to me so I decided to make a card using my new Shin Han Touch Alcohol Markers from Close To My Heart.  (I made a stencil by cutting 2-- 1" squares next to each other to place the three colors in a row).


Close To My Heart products used:
     Lagoon CS
     White Daisy CS
     Give a Lift stamp set
     Black Ink
     B68 Turquoise Blue Shin Han Touch Marker
     B262 Cerulean  Blue Light Shin Han Touch Marker
     BG61 Peacock Green

Other--Bling adhesive trim

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


Friday, August 29, 2014

Color Dare #108--Flaxen, Sorbet and Lagoon

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post!  (You may substitute similar colors if you don't have CTMH products yet and combine them with neutrals such as black, white, colonial white, greys and tans). This week we are inviting you to combine all three of the following Close To My Heart colors:  Flaxen, Sorbet and Lagoon.


Flaxen is a brand new CTMH color. It was not one of my favorite of the 5 new colors but after working with it for this challenge I must admit that it has grown on me.  I also got to use two new stamp sets to make this card. 


Close To My Heart products used:
     Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set
     Happy Hexagons (Hostess Reward Choice)
     Flaxen CS
     Flaxen Ink
     Lagoon Ink
     Lagoon CS
     Sorbet CS
     Sorbet Ink
     Black CS
     Dots Embossing Folder
     3D Foam Tape

We hope you find time to enter our challenge this week!  You can check out Design Team entries here.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Seaside Greetings in Blues for House That Stamps Built Challenge

This lovely lighthouse is part of a new stamp set from Close To My Heart called "Seaside Greetings".  I used a House That Stamps Built sketch and color theme to make this card.


Close To My Heart products used:
     Art Philosophy cricut cartridge (to cut ovals)
     Seaside Paper
     Seaside Greetings stamp
     White Daisy CS
     Pacifica CS
     Glacier CS
     Outdoor Denim Ink
     3D Foam Tape
     Liquid Glass (on tiny shells)

Other products
     tiny shell stamps are "stubbies" by Judith

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Stamps Color Challenge #83

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps challenge--white, pink, light blue and green.  The Close To My Heart colors I used are: White Daisy, Blush (recently retired), Indian Corn Blue and Olive.  The corresponding Stampin' Up colors are White, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist and Old Olive.
The panel in my card was created with the CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I first stamped each cardstock piece with it's corresponding ink and then made three puzzle piece cuts from the Artiste cartridge and then matched them together (I have two other panels for future cards).


Close To My Heart products used:
     Artiste cartridge
     White Daisy CS
      Olive CS
      Blush CS (retired)
      Indian Corn Blue CS
      Black CS
      Black Ink
      Olive Ink
      Blush Ink
      Indian Corn Blue Ink
      Swirls Around stamp (retired)--blue
      In the Background stamp--pink
      Pemberly WOTG stamp (retired)--green
      Seaside Greetings sentiment

Welcome to our newest Design Team member Alyson!  Now it's your turn to combine these three colors and link up to the Sunday Stamps Challenge blog.
We can't wait to see what you create using these colors!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our color graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, September 5 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.
Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyAlyson, BrendaStephAngel and Kathya.

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

:) Marie

Friday, August 22, 2014

Have a Happy Day for Color Dare #107--Smokey Plum and Olive

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge!  We challenge you to use Close To My Heart colors in your papercrafts to meet this challenge.  (You may substitute similar colors if you don't have CTMH products yet and combine with neutrals such as black, white, colonial white, greys and tans). This week we have two fall colors for you to create with:  Smokey Plum and Olive.
 
 
My card combines old Close To My Heart products with a brand new stamp set.





Close To My Heart products used:
     Have a Happy Day stamps
     Olive CS
     White Daisy Cs
     Smokey Plum Ink
     Olive Ink
     Smokey Plum Victorian B & T paper (retired)
     Smokey Plum B & T paper (retired)
     Clear Sparkles

We hope you find time to meet our challenge this week.  Check out the Design Team entries at here

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Two Shades of Green for Color Dare #106

WElcome back to another Colo My Heart Color  DAre blog post!






Close To My Heart products used:
      White Daisy CS
      Juniper CS
      Black CS
      Sweet Leaf B & T paper (Winter Cozy set--retired)
      Juniper Ink
      Sweet Leaf Ink
      Have a Happy Day stamps

Please visit the Color My Heart Color DAre blog for more inspiration.  We would love to have you join us this week.


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


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ink Splattered Background for Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #82

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Challenge post!  This fortnight we are offering a sketch for you to work with:


There are so many ways that this sketch can be interpreted!  Here's what I did:


The background was created by inking an acrylic block with Cranberry ink, placing the white CS next to the block and then spritzing the block with water so that the ink splatters onto the card.  The yellow patterned paper is recently retired Jubilee from Close To My Heart.  The side strip panel starts with Pacifica CS with Free to Be Me Gold Foil vellum on top (although this photo does not do it justice it is very shiny gold!).  Next is a stripe of Cranberry Fleur Des Jardines B & T paper and last is a piece of gold ribbon.  The embellishments are a red button with the gold foil on its center and 2 flowers from the Colonial White Rosette Ribbon.  The greeting is from the new Close To My Heart set called Seaside Greetings and was stamped in Pacifica Ink.

How will you interpret this sketch?

We can't wait to see what you create using this sketch!   Please use a direct link to join us here and include a link back to us in your blog post.  (Feel free to post our sketch graphic too to let your readers know about our challenge.)  You have until Friday, August 22 at 6PM EST to enter this challenge.

Please take the time to visit the rest of the Design Team's blogs and leave them some appreciation.  HollyJoanBrendaStephAngel and Kathya.

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

:) Marie

Friday, August 8, 2014

Artiste Cut Feathers for Color Dare #105

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare blog post where we challenge you to use Close To My Heart colors. We're looking ahead to Fall with this color scheme:  Sunset, Pear and Barn Red.


You must use all 3 of these colors in your papercrafted creation (it doesn't have to be a card!).  You may also combine your project with neutral colors such as white, black, greys, tans.  If you don't have CTMH colors yet you may substitute with a similar color.


Close To My Heart products used:
     Barn Red CS
     Sunset CS
     Pear CS
     White Daisy CS
     Black CS
     Artiste cartridge
     Artbooking cartridge
     Dot Embossing Folder
     Pear Ink
     Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment
     Barn Red Ink and sponge dauber for feathers

The feathers were cut from White Daisy CS with the Artiste cricut cartridge.  (pg. 78 Accent 3 shift 1 at 2.75" and 2 at 2.5").  I then sponged Barn Red ink on the feathers.  Hello is found on page 39 of the Artbooking cricut cartridge book and was cut at .5".

The dotted embossed squares were colored by painting Pear ink (ink an acrylic block and then spritz with water) onto the negative area of the embossing folder.  Squares were cut out after the paper was embossed.

Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you. You have until Thursday, August 14 at 9 PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Sunset, Pear and Barn Red.

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

     
     

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