Friday, April 21, 2017

Color Dare #240 ~ Black, Glacier, Lemon, Pacifica, Raspberry, Whisper, Willow & White

Welcome to a new color dare from the Design Team at Color My Heart!
This week the colors in the challenge come from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack. You don't need the paper pack to participate, although that gives you more options and makes it more fun! If you don't have the exact colors you may substitute something close but don't add any new colors! Details are in the post on our blog.

This is such a fun pattern from the Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack that I couldn't resist using it. I just trimmed around the design to make an uneven edge. The hello sentiment is from one of the PML (Picture My Life) cards that come with the paper pack. I just trimmed it down and rounded the corners. The strip behind the hello layer is one of the Zip Borders. It's a fast and easy card to make!

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All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Grey Enamel Gems
  • Shimmer Brush-Clear (used on the word hello)
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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 a paper craft using these colors. Details about sharing are in the post on our home page. We LOVE seeing what you create!

If you do share a Some Kinda Wonderful project with us you may also share it in these two other Close to My Heart themed challenges:  
     Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge April                       (ends 4/30)

       Between the Folds--Some Kind of Wonderful                (ends 4/24)


Have a creative day!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Beautiful Monogram Wreath


Isn't this a beautiful wreath! Would you like to know how to make one of your own? You could adapt it in many ways if you don't want to use the monogram. Click here for the directions!

Have fun!
Michelle

#closetomyheart  #homedecor  #cricutflfowermarket

Saturday, April 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Vellum Makes Everything Better

Welcome to our monthly Technique Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Vellum and the different ways it can be used.
If you've come from Tammy Lubick's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking the link in each post to continue to the next blog.

I love vellum! I decided to heat emboss on vellum from the Uptown paper pack. You have to heat the powder carefully so you don't burn the vellum or make it warp too much. After I was finished the heat embossing I put the vellum under a book to weight it down and make it flat again. The bows were cut from Cricut Flower Market.

In the first photo I tore around the image. Velum tears easily so be gentle. 

In this photo I cut around the image with scissors.


In this photo you can see the flowers are colored in. I used watercolor pencils and colored on the BACK of the vellum. Coloring on the back gives a nice soft look and works with markers, too. The lines in the vellum are hard to see because I backed it with white to show off the colors!



All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Uptown paper pack
  • Stamp Set: In Bloom
  • Embossing: Clear stamp pad, gold & silver powders, Heat tool
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Thistle, Pomegranate, New England Ivy
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cricut Flower Market
  • Glitter Paper: Gold and Silver
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 time to see what Darlys Recker has created to inspire us. Have fun on the hop and thanks for hopping by!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

#techniqueblohop #cardmaking  #embossing





Friday, April 14, 2017

Color Dare #239 ~ Eggplant, Canary, Slate and White

It's Friday so you know what that means.......a new set of colors to challenge you from the Design Team at Color My Heart! This week we're challenging you with Eggplant, Canary, Slate and White. If you don't have those exact colors you may substitute something close BUT don't add any new colors! Full details are in the post on the Color My Heart blog

These colors kind of made me think of pansies. Lucky for me, the Cricut Flower Market cartridge has a cut for pansies! Here is what I came up with for this color dare. The background is stamped with 2nd generation inks. I also used the Shimmer Brush-clear on the Slate part of the flowers. Once I placed the sparkles I thought they looked a bit too bright so I took my marker and colored them to blend in better with the flower center. There is still a touch of bling and dimension but it's more subtle now.


All products are Close to My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Sending Smiles, Line It Up (both part of the Flower Market Cricut Bundle)
  • Exclusive Inks: Eggplant, Canary, Slate
  • Cardstock: Eggplant, Canary, Slate
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cricut Flower Market
  • Embellishments: White Twine, Sparkles: Clear, Bitty, Shimmer Brush-Clear, ShinHan Marker: Golden Yellow, Thin 3D Foam Tape
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! We love seeing what your ideas are for these colors. Create any paper craft you like. Details are in the post on our home page!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking



Monday, April 10, 2017

Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge (April 2017 #1)

Today I'm trying out the new Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. This is their first official challenge and I just couldn't resist giving it a try! What is the challenge you ask? The challenge is to use the Some Kinda Wonderful papers OR the colors from the papers. 

Ok here we go! I paired the Some Kinda Wonderful papers with the April Stamp of the Month: Flock Together (available April 1-30, 2017). These little birds are just adorable! You can see a picture of the entire set in the upper left corner of my blog. 

I've also paired this up with the Mojo Monday Card Sketch Challenge.


All products are Close to My Heart:
  • Paper: Some Kinda Wonderful
  • Stamp Set: Flock Together (available April 1-30, 2017)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Black
  • Exclusive Inks: Archival Black, Raspberry
  • ShinHan Markers: Vivid Green, Cherry Pink, Warm Grey, Pastel Green, Colorless Blender
  • Black and White Dots
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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!

Take a little time today to create and share with the Three Amigos! 


Have a great day!
Michelle

#closetomyheart  #cardmaking  #bloghops #stampofthemonth

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Hello! It's time for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop! This is an anything goes hop so you will see a wide variety of ideas on this hop. 


If you're hopping over from Joyce Houck's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking on the link in each post to hop to the next blog! Easy Peasy, right!

I recently made this card box. The box itself is a retired item and I was feeling bad it was laying around unused so I got out my Hello Lovely papers and went to work! The image on the top is one of the Hello Lovely Compliments. I blinked it up with some of our Clear Shimmer Brush and added a ribbon. It really was an easy project! Inside I have 6 cards with envelopes. It will make a very nice gift and once the cards have been used you can still use the box for other things!










All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Hello Lovely paper pack
  • Hello Lovely Compliments
  • Sorbet Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Blush Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Card box--retired
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 see what Betty Locco has to inspire us! Thanks for hopping by and I hope you'll  come back often for more ideas!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

#bloghop  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking

Friday, April 7, 2017

Flash Sale is on NOW!


Lots of great items and bundles 30% off on my website!

This is a 24 hour sale so get your deals now!
The sale ends tomorrow at 4:00pm CDT

#flashsale  #closetomyheart