Friday, July 22, 2016

Color Dare #203 ~ Sorbet, Canary, Crystal Blue with White Daisy

Are you feeling creative today? You've come to the right place because it's time for a new color dare challenge! The Design Team at Color My Heart is challenging you with Sorbet, Canary, Crystal Blue with White Daisy. If you don't have these exact colors just use something close. Create any kind of paper craft you like! Then you link to our blog or Facebook page. It's that easy!

You know how popular the adult coloring books are now? You see them everywhere! I decided to give it a try and created this card. I random stamped the background leaving it uncolored. Next I stamped an extra image and colored that one in and mounted it on top of the background. A few embellishments later and it was done. Easy Peasy!



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Ornate Blossoms stamp set
--Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: Crystal Blue, White Daisy
--Ink: Archival Black
--ShinHan Markers: Light Orange, Golden Yellow, Turquoise Blue
--Shimmer Trim: Coral
--Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles, White Twine
--Thin 3D Foam Tape

If you need a consultant I'd love to help!




Are you feeling inspired? Get your supplies out and create something to share! Tell your friends! Get together and have a Color Dare party!
Details on how to join are in the sidebar of our home page.

#colordare, #colormyheart, #ctmh, #Ornateblossoms

Have fun creating!
Michelle

Friday, July 15, 2016

Color Dare #202 ~ Browns with White Daisy OR Colonial White

Ok I'll admit it. I am not a fan of the color brown. I know a lot of you out there love brown but I'm not one of them! BUT, once I got over the initial, "ewwww, brown", I dug in and decided this was the perfect color dare for some heritage photos! This week we are challenging you to use Colony al White with 1, several or all the Browns! 
So here comes another fun Color My Heart Color Dare!

This layout is really very simple. I chose the browns that would make the photos pop and added some dry embossed layers. HINT: I learned from a friend that when dry embossing use a piece of foam as a layer and your cardstock won't crack! I used a stripe embossing folder to go with all the lines in the photos and made me think about railroad tracks. A bling and the layout was done. HINT: to make the clear sparkles go with the color dare I used a marker to change the color to a light brown!

You can join the fun by creating any kind of paper craft. If you don't have the exact colors use something close. Then you link to either our blog or Facebook page! Details on how to join are in the sidebar of the Color My Heart home page. While there be sure to check out what the other Design Team members created to inspire you!





All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cardstock: Saddle, Cashmere, Cocoa
--Embossing Folder: Stripes
--Embellisments: Florence Sequins, Gold Sequins, Clear Sparkles
--ShinHan Marker: Mahogany

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help!



Now it's your turn! Off you go! Get your fingers inky!

#color dare, #Colormyheart, #ctmh, #trains

Have fun creating!
Michelle

Friday, July 8, 2016

Color Dare #201 ~ Magical


Welcome to a new color dare from Color My Heart! Each Friday we challenge you with a new combination of colors. You can make whatever paper craft you like. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close! It's that easy! Details on how to link to the color dare are in the sidebar of our home page.

This week the colors are taken from the Magical paper pack. They are Black, Cranberry, Crystal Blue, Honey, Sapphire and White Daisy. You may think you udon't see all those challenge colors in my layout. I decided to use the heart B&T from the Magical pack and the hearts are in all the colors of the challenge! Then I just concentrated on the main colors I wanted to accent with from the photos. The layer that says "amazing" is from the Picture My Life Watercolor packs. There is a clear embossed image on the card. I used the water brush and ink to make the image appear!





All products are Close To My Heart:
--Magical paper pack
--Cardstock: Sapphire, Crystal Blue, White Daisy
--Ink: Sapphire
--Fundamental Assortment: Cranberry
--Corner Rounder
--PML Watercolor Clear cards
--Water brush

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help!

Now it's your turn to join the fun! Use all the colors of the color dare and let your creative mojo go then link to our blog or Facebook page! Click here for details and to see more inspiration from the other Design Team members.



Happy Creating!
Michelle

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ From the Notebook


It's the first of the month so that means a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you're coming from Gina Brandstetter's blog you're on the right track! Just keep clicking the link at the end of each post to continue on the hop!

At first glance the From the Notebook stamp set might look like just a scrapbooking set. Not the case! As with most stamp sets it's very versatile! I purposely decided to use this set for cards just to show how fun it can be in that creative arena, too!

I made some quick and easy cards using the PML cards in the Magical paper pack. You get a whole sheet of great backgrounds for cards and layouts alike! I used the same design and just swapped out the papers to get different looks.







All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp sets: From the Notebook, Jennifer's Hand 
--Magical paper pack
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Ink: Cranberry, Crystal Blue
--Cardstock: Black, Cranberry, Crystal Blue
--Shimmer Trim: White
--Corner Rounder

If you need a consultant I'm happy to help!



Now it's time to hop over to Kathy Burrows blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for  hopping by!

Michelle

Color Dare #200 ~ Ruby, Sapphire and Colonial White ~~ PRIZE ALERT!


Since this is such a special Color Dare we are going to invite the Diamond Award Winner for challenge #200 to select colors for a future Color Dare challenge. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? See the end of this post for prize info!

Color My Heart is challenging you with the colors Ruby, Sapphire with Colonial White. If you don't have those exact colors just use something close. Here is what I've created to inspire you. Don't forget to check out our home page for more inspiration!

I decided to keep it simple. I stamped the images in Archival Black ink because I planned to use markers and didn't want it to bleed. Just some touches of the challenge colors and it was done. For the Shimmer Trim the blue was a bit too bright so I used the same blue marker and colored over the Shimmer Trim. This darkened the blue just enough to go better with the Sapphire.




All products are Close To My Heart:
--Enjoy the Ride stamp set
--Colonial White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Ink: Ruby, Sapphire, Archival Black
--Cardstock: Colonial White, Ruby, Sapphire
--ShinHan Markers: Marine Blue, Cherry Pink
--Shimmer Trim: Red, Blue
--Thin 3D Foam Tape

Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help!


This blog title says "Prize Alert!" so it's time to explain that. 

There are so many terrific Close to My Heart paper products available the Design Team has decided to gift one (or maybe more) lucky winner(s) a choice of one CTMH paper packet from the current Annual Inspirations catalog, upcoming Annual Inspirations catalog or upcoming Holiday Expressions catalog. In order to be eligible for a random draw you must leave a comment on EACH of our Design Team members blog posts for Color Dare #200. There will be one prize awarded for each 10 people who comment on all DT entries so if there are 20 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 2 prizes awarded and if there are 30 people who comment on all DT entries there will be 3 prizes awarded. You will need to click on each DT member's name to get to her blog to leave a comment. Although it is not required to win a prize this week we would love to see what you can create with our challenge colors. 

Now it's your turn! Create something with the colors above. Directions on how to join are in the sidebar on our home page. It's a lot of fun and we get you started by choosing the colors! Get together with your crafting friends and have a Color Dare party!
This color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT.


Happy Creating!
Michelle

Friday, June 24, 2016

Color Dare #199

Welcome to our new Color My Heart challenge for this week. 
It's time to get out you Sunset, Pacifica and Cranberry inks along with White Daisy and get busy creating something to share! If you don't have those exact colors just use something close.

I created this layout with photos from our 2010 Close To My Heart convention in Washington, D.C. It  was magical to be on the National Mall for the 4th of July! For the layout I created a stamped background with the Fireworks Fun stamp set. I added some sparkles and journalling and it was done!








All products are Close To My Heart:
--Fireworks Fun stamp set
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Paper Fundamentals-Adventure
--Ink: Cranberry, Pacifica, Sunset
--Clear Sparkles

I'd love to be your consultant if you need any help.

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Now it's your turn! Get your fingers inky! Directions on how to join the fun are in the sidebar on our home page. This color dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT 
Tell your friends. Have a group challenge to see who can be one of our weekly winners!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

Friday, June 17, 2016

Color Dare #198 ~ Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf with White Daisy

Guess what day it is? It's FRIDAY and time for a new color dare from the team at Color My Heart! This week the dare is to use Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf with White Daisy.

I went for a soft look to accent my photos so I used a waterbrush to apply the color to the flowers and leaves. I was thinking of doing a circle of flowers around the photo on the left so I laid it all out without gluing it down. When I had it the way I wanted I moved the photo to glue the layers together and some of them moved creating the dip of a heart. Viola! A new design formed and I love it much better than the first idea! Just goes to show that keeping an open mind while crafting can bring even better results! There was a lot of fussy cutting but it actually went faster than I thought it would.









All products are Close To My Heart:
--Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf, Watercolor Paper
--Ink: Archival Black, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf
--Waterbrushes
--Microtip Scissors
--Thin 3D Foam Tape
--Journal Pen
--Embellishments: Clear Round Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles

Let's go shopping!
I'd love to be your consultant if you need any help!

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Now here is how it works! It's your turn to get your craft on and join the fun! You can make any paper craft you like and we get you started with the color selection. If you don't have those exact colors use something close. Details on how to join are in the sidebar of our Color My Heart home page.  While you're there, check out what the Design Team created to inspire you! If you don't have a blog  you can upload your photo to our Facebook page and join the fun that way! We'd LOVE to see your artwork! Tell your friends about us and join together!

Have a Creative day!
Michelle