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

     
     

Thursday, August 7, 2014

CTMH Blog Boosters New Product Blog Hop!

Today is the last day to enter the Blog Boosters New Product Blog Hop and I finally have something ready to post (that I'm not sharing with other blog challenges).  Thank you, Tresa Black, for setting this up for us again!

My card uses brand new stamps from 3 different stamp sets and two new colors from the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations catalog that debuted August 1.


Close To My Heart products used:
     Seaside Greetings--sailboat
     Have a Happy Day--zigzag
     Pathfinding Cardmaking WOTG--greeting
     Champagne CS
     White Daisy CS
     Outdoor Denim CS
     Thistle CS
     Thistle Ink
     Glacier Ink
     Outdoor Denim Ink
     Gold Sequins      



I'm off to visit the other blog hoppers and hope you will too!

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




Friday, August 1, 2014

Color Dare #104--Lagoon, Honey and Ruby Birthday Card

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post!  There are only three Close To My Heart colors in this challenge (neutrals such as white, black, beige and greys are also allowed and if you don't have Close To My Heart colors yet you can substitute something similar).


My card features Jubilee paper--which retired today.  I cut a square of this beautiful Honey colored patterned paper and backed it with Ruby CS.  Underneath the panel is a Lagoon stripe with Paradise Assortment Bakers' Twine.  


Close To My Heart products used:
     Jubilee paper
     Ruby CS
     Lagoon CS
     Ruby Ink
     Lagoon Ink
     White Daisy CS
      Bakers' Twine Paradise Assortment
     Perfect Fit Birthday
     Red Sparkles
     3D Foam Tape

I'm also entering this into this week's Seize the Birthday challenge.

Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you. You have until Thursday, August 7 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 Honey, Lagoon and Ruby.

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

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Pretty Pinks for Sunday Stamps Challenge #81

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Challenge blog post.  This fortnight we are offering you a color challenge.  Please use all three of these colors in your papercrafted creation.  (You may also use neutrals such as white, black, tans and greys).  Here is the color graphic to inspire you:


SU Colors: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla & Strawberry Slush

CTMH Colors: Blush, Colonial White, Cotton Candy


Close To My Heart products used:
      Colonial White CS
      White Daisy CS
      Black CS
      Mad About You stamp set (retired)
      Love This border stamp 
      Hollyhock Zipper Lace (retiring July 31st--order it now before it's too late!
      Cotton Candy Ink
      Blush Ink (second generation)  This is also retiring July 31!
      Clear Sparkles
      3D Foam Tape

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, August 8 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, July 25, 2014

Four Color Challenge for Color Dare #103

Welcome back to another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge post where we invite you to use Close To My Heart colors for your papercrafted creations.  This week we challenge you to use the following four colors:  Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary, and Cranberry. (If you don't have these specific CTMH colors yet you may substitute colors that you do have that are similar).  You may combine these with neutrals such as black, white, beige, tans and greys.




Close To My Heart products used:
     Jubilee paper
     Topiary CS
     White Daisy CS
     Happy Autumn stamp set (I masked off the flowers to ink the stems and then colored the flowers with an           old Cranberry marker)
     Casual Expressions Thinking of You stamp
     Topiary Ink
     Indian Corn Blue Ink
     Indian Corn Blue B & T paper (retired)
     Cranberry Ribbon (retired)

I followed the Nacho Average Challenge #99 sketch to make this card and I really like how it came out.


Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team has to inspire you. You have until Thursday, July 31 at 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Topiary and Cranberry

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


    

Friday, July 18, 2014

Stampin' Royalty #237 Meets Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #212

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #212 appealed to me as did the Stampin' Royalty colors so I combined them both in this simple card:




PPA212
These are the Stampin' Royalty colors:


Close To My Heart products used:
     Love This stamp set
     Black Ink
     Black CS
     Seafoam CS (retired)
     Seafoam Fleur Des Jardines paper (retired)
     Spring Iris CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue B & T paper (retired)

Other products:
    Liquid Pearls--White Opal

If you like color challenges as I do I invite you to try Color My Heart Color Dare.

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

Under the Sea for Color Dare #101 and Hand Stamped Sentiments #190

Do you have any uninked stamps just waiting to be used?  I have lots of them and I'm trying to use more of them in my challenges (even if they've already been retired).  This adorable crab from Close To My Heart's "Under the Sea" set has just met ink for the first time.


The Color My Heart Color Dare challenge colors are:  Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Indian Corn Blue.


Close To My Heart products used;
     Sorbet CS
     Indian Corn Blue CS
     Sweet Leaf CS
     Under the Sea stamp set (retired)
     Black Ink
     Indian Corn Blue Ink
     Sorbet Alcohol Marker
     Winter Button Assortment (retired)
     Distressing Kit
     Winter Cozy B & T paper
      Clear Sparkles
      Silver Shimmer Trim

Other Products:
    Lifestyle Craft Embossing Folder

This is the Hand Stamped Sentiment sketch that I followed:
    

Check out what the fabulous Color My Heart Color Dare Design Team B has to inspire you:  Gretchen, MichelleHansi and Sarah.  You have until Thursday, July 24 9PM CT to enter your papercrafted creation here.  We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing what you create with the colors Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Indian Corn Blue.

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Colour Me...#28 Meets Case This Sketch #84

Here is a quick birthday card I created combining two fabulous challenges:





I'm also entering this into Seize the Birthday Anything Goes theme.

Close To My Heart products used:
     White Daisy CS
     Purple Pansy CS (retired)
     Purple Pansy Ink (retired)
     Heavenly Blue CS (retired)
     Heavenly Blue Ink (retired)
     Shooting Star stamp
     Star Stamp (retired)
     Perfect Fit Birthday stamp

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

Scenic Papers for Sensationally Simple Sunday Stamps Sketch #80

Welcome back to another Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge!  This week we are giving you a really simple sketch to work with:


When I first saw this sketch I thought of all the pretty papers in my Close To My Heart stash that already had a "scene" in them and made two cards.  You can let me know which one you like better by leaving me a comment at the end of this post.



Close To My Heart products used:
     Balloon Ride paper (will retire July 31)
     Saddle CS
     Hello Blooms stamp
     Black Ink
     Mocha Adhesive Gems (retired)



Close To My Heart products used:
     Surf's Up paper (retired)
     Splendor WOTG stamp set (retired)
     Licorice Adhesive Gems (retired)
     True Teal CS (retired)

Other products:
    SU Ticket Punch

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, July 25 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

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