Friday, December 9, 2016

Color Dare #223 ~ Colors from Oh, Deer paper pack

Color My Heart has a large list of colors for you to work with this week. They are the colors from the Oh, Deer paper pack and really are lovely. Here they are....
Sea Glass, Bamboo, Cocoa, Colonial White, Desert Sand, Fern, Juniper, Slate, Whisper and White Daisy. If you don't have those exact colors you can substitute something close.

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest or Facebook and just loved the details. I don't have the artist's name so if you're out there let me know 
and I'll be happy to give you credit.

The Oh Deer paper pack has a great variety of paper patterns to work with . I love the pinecones and couldn't help but add some gold glitter paper.  It's really a simple card and comes together easily.



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Oh Deer paper pack
--Stamp sets: Perfectly Pine, Happiest Holidays
--Exclusive Inks: Juniper, Desert Sand, Cocoa
--Cardstock: Sea Glass, White Daisy
--Specialty Paper: Gold Glitter paper
--Gold Sequins

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.


Now it's your turn to create and share! Details are in  the sidebar of the Color My Heart home page. We really LOVE to see your artwork!

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart

Happy Creating!
Michelle

Friday, December 2, 2016

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Christmas Scrapbooking & Gift Wrapping...

Color Dare #222 ~ Metallics with Black and White or Colonial White

Friday bring a new Color My Heart color dare challenge. I love the color dare this week! It kept whispering to me to get out my embossing supplies and get to work!

We'd love to have you join us by creating something using these colors. If you don't have the exact colors you can substitute something close, but don't add any new colors. Details are in the sidebar of our home page telling you how to link your creation.


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I thought the metallics would really be great popping off black cardstock. Using the Dec. Stamp of the Month: Thoughtful Flowers (available Dec. 1-31), I random stamped images and a sentiment in embossing ink, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set. What looks like a grey layer of cardstock is actually silver foil tape. 


I couldn't stop there! I used some of our other darker colors and created more cards! These cards are in Eggplant, Peacock and Sapphire. 


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp set: Thoughtful Flowers (only available Dec. 1-31)
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Embossing: Versamark pad, gold powder silver powder, heat tool
--Foil Tape: gold, silver
--Cardstock: black, Eggplant, Peacock, Sapphire

Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Now it's your turn to create something to share. We LOVE to see your artwork!

Happy Creating!
Michelle

#colormyheart  #colordare  #closetomyheart  #embossing

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Stamp of the Month: Thoughtful Flowers Blog Hop

It's time for another blog hop from the Stamp of the Month consultant group! December has an amazing stamp set for us! I am partial to the flower sets and this one is great!

If you've come from the blog of Vickie O'Dell you're on the right path. Just click the link at the end of each post to continue on the hop. At the end of this post there is also a link to the main list of all participating consultants in the hop.


I made a CAS card with one of the little images in the set. The background is sponged with Sea Glass and Lagoon inks. Stamping in black makes the other colors pop! The photo just doesn't do this card justice. 
Thoughtful Flowers is only available from Dec. 1-31, 2016. Get yours now so you don't miss out.





All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Flowers (Dec. Stamp of the Month), Sending Smiles
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Exclusive Inks: Lagoon Sea Glass, Black
--Cardstock: White, Lagoon, Black
--Aqua Shimmer Trim
--Sparkles: Clear, Bitty
--Sponge Daubers

If you need a consultant I'd love to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!


Now it's time to hop over to see what Michele Rowley has to inspire you! 


Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#stampofthemonth  #closetomyheart  #ThoughtfulFlowers





Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday the Close To My Heart way!


If you love our innovative Cricut® Collections, then we’ve got a special deal for you today! When you spend $30 on retail-priced product*, you can buy one of our Cricut® collections at 30%-off—that’s a savings of up to $29.70 per Cricut® collection! There’s no limit to the number of collections you can get at a discount—you can get one for every $30 you spend! But this offer is only valid today, so get shopping!

#cybermonday  #closetomyheart  #cricut

Happy Shopping!
Michelle

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cricut Flower Market Blog Hop




The Stamp of the Month Consultants are sharing their creative ideas using the Close To My Heart Flower Market Cricut cartridge. This cartridge is SO versatile and has so much more than just flowers. So let's get into it!

If you're coming from the blog of Sheila Bennett you're doing fine. It's one big circle and you can hop on and off at any point. There is also a link at the end of this post to a list of all the participating consultants.

I decided to go with a technique called the Split Negative. It's really quite easy and looks impressive when done. To get things started I cut snowflakes from page 21 of the Flower Market booklet. You have to cut a full snowflake of each paper so you end up being able to make two cards! Once the snowflakes were cut I lined them up on my Paper Trimmer to cut them in half. Then you make layers alternating the colors so they are opposite. HINT: it is easier to glue with Liquid Glass when layering to get other papers to stick to the glitter paper. I added a few sparkles and stamped the sentiments both inside and out.

If you don't have the Flower Market cartridge yet it would be a fantastic idea for a Christmas or Holiday gift! It would also make the paper crafter on your gift list very, very happy!

GUESS WHAT? We have a special offer for that! CYBER MONDAY starts at 1:00am CST and when you spend $30 on retail-priced product, you can buy one of our Cricut collections at 30% off!!!









All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cricut Flower Market
--Stamps: Very Merry, Merry Christmas
--Specialty Paper: Sea Glass Glitter Paper
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: Peacock, Sea Glass
--Exclusive Inks: Peacock
--Adhesive: Liquid Glass, E-Z Dots
--Sparkles: Clear, Bitty
--Paper Trimmer

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Now it's time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's blog for more inspiration.


#closetomyheart  #flowermarket  #cardmaking  #christmascards

Thanks for hopping by.
Michelle

Design Team Call for Color My Heart


Speaking of ideas....... how about considering joining our Design Team! We have a fantastic group of people to work with and have so much fun! Here are some details.......
Would you be excited about:
-- Using Close to My Heart products in creating on a regular basis?
-- Creating one project and posting it to your blog every other week (twice a month)?
-- Commenting on assigned entry #'s on weeks you submit a project? (Fellow DT members also appreciate comments)
-- Voting for favorite entries every week?
-- Becoming part of our Color Dare DT Facebook group where we plan and communicate with each other?
-- Donating an occasional "prize" for our monthly prize winners?
NO PREVIOUS DESIGN TEAM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
If you can say "yes" to all the above then we would love to hear from you. We are asking for a six month commitment to run from January 2017 to June 2017 which may be extended if you wish to stay longer.
To apply--write DT after your challenge entry AND email Marie (AKA NJ Stamping Queen) at mflayer at comcast dot net. Applications will close at the end of Color Dare challenge #223 or on December 16, 2016.

#colormyheart