Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christmas Card Workshop / Kits


Are you feeling the urge to create some Christmas cards? I have some quick and easy cards to get you started! 
If you can’t attend a workshop I will prepare a kit for you to purchase!

This set of cards has an Old World feel. I love the pop of color using glitter paper!

This set of cards is from our NEW Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge!
The card on the left is a cut-out card with a pretty liner.
The card on the right is a pop-up card. Both the Noel on the front and star inside are silver backed.

Christmas Card Workshop
—Make 3 cards of each design for a total of 12 cards with envelopes.
—Also stamp a 12”x12" sheet of To/From tags

DATE: Saturday Oct. 25th 10:00am (sign up asap!)
            Saturday Nov. 15th 10:00am (sign up by Nov 11)
PLACE: My Home — Edwardsville, KS (directions sent in confirmation email)
COST: $15.00

If you would like to host a workshop at your house with a group of friends—contact me!

Want to buy a kit to make on your own?
You may purchase a kit of either set of cards. 

Old World cards: 
—8 pre-stamped and cut cards with envelopes
—directions for assembly
Cost: $12.00 (includes postage—Continental U.S only)

Artfully Sent cards:
—8 pre-stamped and cut cards with envelopes
—directions for assembly
Cost: $15.00 (includes postage—Continental U.S only)

Allow approximately 2 weeks to receive your kit(s). 

Michelle Loncar

Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Dare #115 - Sunset, Olive, Outdoor Denim

The Color My Heart color dare for this week challenges you with the colors of Sunset, Olive and Outdoor Denim. They have a real fall feel, don't they? As I was paging through my new Artfully Sent booklet to chose a design to make I ended up with this cute card. 

What a great card for all kinds of occasions! When you want to compliments someone or maybe just give someone a boost, this card will do it! I've used Outdoor Denim as my card base. The Bravo liner inside is Olive. Then I backed the you rock message with Sunset. I love how it turned out. And to top it off it's a very quick and easy card!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
--Sunset, Olive & Outdoor Denim cardstock

Would you like your own Artfully Sent cartridge? It's full of patterns for pop-up cards, scene cards, sleeves, pocket cards, icons, sentiments, tri-folds and more! Click here to order now.

My online store is open 24/7.

Be sure to check out the other entries in our challenge this week. We'd love for you to join us. It's a lot of fun! We get you started by picking the colors. But if you don't have the exact colors pick something close. Neutral colors can also be used with the dare colors. Full details are on the sidebar of the Color My Heart blog.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Technique Blog Hop--Handmade Hues

Hi there! It's time for our technique blog hop.
If you've arrived from 
you're on the right track. Click the link at the end of this post to go on to the next blog in the hop!

This month we're featuring the technique on page 66 in the Annual Inspirations Book called Handmade Hues. This technique features our new ShinHan Twin Touch Markers. I LOVE these markers!!! The ink flows smoothly from the marker for easy coloring. There is a chisel tip and a writing tip and we have 24 colors plus the colorless blending pen. The colorless blending pen removes color as a means of blending.

On this card I've used a stamp set called Cuddly Salutations. It's one of our Hostess Rewards sets. As a hostess there is a special group of stamp sets you can select with your Rewards. 
I've used the Mahogany and Clay markers to color in the cute little dog. You can see the shading that can be done with the markers. It give a more 3D look to your art. On the Hello bubble I just did a light wash of color with a blending pen.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cuddly Sensations (Hostess Reward set)
--Pathfinder paper pack
--CS-Cocoa, White Daisy
--Ink-Black, Glacier
--Glitter Paper-Tan & Brown
--Markers-Mahogany, Clay
--Blender Pen
--Neutral Metallic Twine
--Sparkles-Brown & Tan
--3D Foam

My online store is open 24/7!

Now it's time to hop over to Sheila Bennett's blog.

Happy Hopping!

Monday, October 6, 2014

ShinHan Marker Blog Hop

Welcome to our ShiHan Marker Blog Hop! 
The Stamp of the Month consultants decided our new ShinHan markers are SO awesome we needed to do a special hop to show them off!

If you've arrived from SheilaBennett's blog you're on the right track. The hop is a big circle and you just keep clicking the links along the way. Click here for a link to the entire list of participating consultants.

I love the Yuletide Greetings stamp set and felt in the mood to make some Christmas cards. The ShinHan markers are perfect for a set like this! I colored the images with my base color. Then using the shadow lines in the image, I went in with a darker color to add some shadow highlights. I also used the Colorless Blender pen to remove a bit of color in places I wanted it to be lighter. 
The ShinHan markers are super! The ink flows off the tip easily. You have a broad tip and a writing tip, too. I LOVE these markers! I know you will, too. Now, take a look below for a more detailed look at the shading on the images.

All products are Close To My Heart:
-Yuletide Greetings stamp set
-White Cards & Envelopes
-CS: Ruby, New England Ivy, White Daisy
-Inks: Black, New England Ivy
-ShiHan markers: Carmine, Cherry Pink, Vivid Green, Sap Green, Golden Yellow, Colorless Blender
-Glitter Paper: Green, Brown & Tan
-Red Shimmer Trim
-Gold Sequins
-Pink Gems
-Grey Epoxy Bubbles
-Brown & Tan Sparkles
-3D Foam

I'd love to be your consultant!
Shop any time....night or day!

Now it's time for more inspiration! Hop on over to 
Gina Brandstetter's blog to see more ideas!

Thanks for hopping by!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Color Dare #113 - Glacier, Canary, Cranberry

Sometimes when I sit down to create a project I have an idea what I want to make but end up with something totally different. This is one of those times! It pays to keep an open mind when creating. I also paired up my project with the Color My Heart Color Dare.

The tire tracks are 2nd generation ink in black. A journaling pen was used to make the lines around the edge of the card and canary cs. I used a Golden Yellow Shinhan marker to color the background around the 8. I also added a couple black epoxy bubbles on the tires and popped up the race car with 3D Foam.

-Fast and Furious stamp set
-Ink: Cranberry, Black
-CS: Glacier, White Daisy, Canary
-Journaling Pen
-Shinhan Marker: Golden Yellow
-Black Epoxy Bubbles
-3D Foam

You can shop or night!

A Color Dare is a great way to get yourself going on a project. The colors are already chosen for you and you get to put them to work! If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. Neutral colors are always allowed, too. A new dare goes live Friday morning and you have until Thursday at 9:00pm (CDT) to link your creation to the Color Dare. Click here to check out Color My Heart and our Color Dares. See the sidebar for details.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month October 2014 Blog Hop: Home for the Holidays

Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This set is SO cute you aren't going to be able to resist! With all the ideas you'll find in the blog hop you'll be all set to create!

If you've arrived from Lucy Kelleher's blog you're on the right track. The hop is one big circle so just keep clicking on the links. I've also included this link for a list of all those participating.

I just love this little polar bear! I stamped him in Glacier and added a touch of red on his cheeks with a marker. The red, gray, glacier color theme carries through with the other products to make a cute and fun card!

Here's a look at the entire set. Don't you LOVE all the images! See that red line around most of the images? That means those images have a coordination Cricut shape on one of our exclusive cartridges! That makes it even easier to create! PLUS, Close To My Heart keeps available stamp sets with Cricut compatible images even after they are no longer in an Idea Book!

All products are Close To My Heart:
-Cricut Art Philosophy
-Snowhaven paper pack
-Ink: Glacier
-Shinhan Marker Carmine
-Ruby Chevron Washi Tape
-Red Glimmer Trim
-Ruby Mini Medley Accent
-Aqua Dots
3D Foam

Shop any or night!

Now it's time to go see more great ideas! 
Next up is Lauren Moore!

Have a great day!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Artfully Sent Card with a Color Dare

Yippee! I received my new Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge this past week and couldn't wait to try it out! Here is the first card I made. Well, it's actually a sleeve that I turned into a card!

First I cut out the butterfly sleeve. I also cut a piece of white CS to fit inside the sleeve because I wanted to use markers to color the butterfly images. I lightly traced the butterflies onto the white cs and then used the markers. I glued the white cs to the inside front of the sleeve. Instead of using the flap to finish the sleeve, I cut a piece of cs to cover the the butterfly side to give a nice finished look. Now you end up with a sleeve turned into a card!

This shows the inside right of the card. I used butterflies from the cutting process to decorate the inside of the card. The are just too cute to waste!

-Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
-Just to Say (part of the Artfully Sent collection)
-Shinhan Markers: Tender Pink, Leaf Green, Marigold, Warm Gray
-CS: Juniper, White Daisy
-Ink: Juniper
-Black Epoxy Bubbles
-Bitty Sparkles

Shop any or night!

The colors for Color Dare #112 are: Cotton Candy, Juniper, Pear and Sorbet. Come join us! 

Have a great day!