Sunday, February 17, 2019

President's Day Flash Sale


Starting Monday, Feb. 18th at 4:00pm CST for 24 hours you will have a chance to shop for products up to 50% off.  Products will be current and retired and available while supplies last! Be sure to check it out in my online store!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop


Mid month means it's time for a new Technique Hop! This month we're featuring layers. Layers can be made in many different ways. So sit back and get ready for some great layering ideas!

If you're coming from the blog of Miss Carrie's Creations you're doing fine. Keep clicking on the links in each post to hop to the next blog. It's that easy!

I have two versions of a layered card to share today. I changed a few details but the layering idea is the same for both cards. I started by stamping at the top of the card. The green dot layer was made with an embossing folder. I used sand paper to make the dots stand out. I also used a bit of ribbon or glitter paper along the top edge of the embossed layer. That created the bottom layering of the card. Next I added a flower popped up on Thin 3D Foam Taped tucked in some embellishments and a sentiment. The flowers were colored using a water brush and ink from a stamp pad lid.  Lots of layers going on and they all work so well together! 





Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Budding Peony, Wordfetti
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Fern, Candy Apple, Pixie, Pansy
  • Cardstock: Fern, White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Glitter Paper: Red. Gold
  • Embellishments: White and Gold Ribbon, Shimmer Brush: Gold, Black
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Sandpaper. Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

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.

Are  you ready for some more great ideas? Hop over and see what Marcia is sharing today.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #techniquehop #cardmmaking #ctmh 

Home and Heart Card ~ Color Dare #330


Open through Thursday Feb. 28th

The col My Heart Tic Tac Toe color challenge works just like the game. Pick colors in a row, column or diagonal for creating any paper craft you like. You can even use them all!  White is free. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use whatever brand you have. Just make sure the colors are as close as possible and don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Full details are on the Color My Heart home page.

I picked the colors in the bottom row: Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon plus a little black. I started with a pattern from out very helpful how-to book called Make It from Your Heart (Volume 4, pattern 18). So now the colors and pattern are both selected and I just needed to do a bit of stamping to pull it all together! The wreath was stamped in black and colored with ink and a water brush. For the hello sign I stamped in black and then just washed some Thistle ink over it. 





Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Heart and Home, Wordfetti
  • Paper Pack: I Heart Us
  • Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Lagoon, Thistle, Sweet Leaf
  • Embellishments: Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Sugarplum Glitter Gems
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Waterbrush
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.

It's now your turn to create and share using colors from the grid above. Create any paper craft you like. Full details are on our home page. I can't wait to see what you make!

Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #ctmh #showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking

Home and Heart


Love of Color

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Butterfly Friendship ~ Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Starts Blog Hop. It's an anything goes style so you'll be seeing a variety of fun and creative ideas! Sit back and enjoy! If you've come from the blog of Joyce Gough you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the link in each post to hop to the next blog for more ideas.




I love this butterfly set! With it you can create such beautiful butterflies AND cut them out using Thin Cut dies! I used a pattern in our how-to book called Make It from Your Heart Volume 4 (pattern19). The Feels Like Home paper pack is my favorite in our catalog especially the flower paper in the corners. Since I wanted to use that paper I picked my colors based on what you see in the flowers. I stamped the three butterflies in Intense Black ink and used the fill-in images to color each one. The largest was stamped with Sugarplum ink twice because I wanted a darker tone. The middle butterfly with Pixie ink and the smallest with Sugarplum just once. I also splattered some Sugarplum Shimmer Brush on the white area of the card front. Each butterfly was also covered with Clear Shimmer Brush so they sparkle and shimmer. 

Inside of card

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Butterfly Friendship + Thin Cuts
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Feels Like Home
  • Exclusive Inks: Sugarplum, Fern, Pixie, Intense Black
  • Cardstock: Fern, White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Sugarplum Glitter paper
  • Make It from Your Heart Vol. 4, pattern 19
  • Sugarplum Shimmer Brush
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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 for you to hop on over to see what Betty Locco has created to share with us today. Have fun on the hop and come back often.

Michelle

#joyfulstars #showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh

Butterfly Friendship / available with or without coordinating Thin Cuts
Feels Like Home paper pack

Friday, February 8, 2019

Be Yourself Layout ~ Color Dare #329


Open through Thursday Feb. 21

Here is a quick layout using Carolina, Mint and Smoothie from the colors above. It created a really pastel sort of look. Once I stamped the sentiment in the upper left corner and the ink was dry, I used the Mint Shimmer Brush to highlight it and make some sparkle. The rest of the layout is decorated with little hearts  and sparkles. The tags were cut with Thin Cut dies,  stamped and then layered for the layout. This color combination came from our new Love of Color Book. There are 3, 4 and 5 color combo's that will inspire you over and over again.

The Be Yourself set is a very special stamp set. It's our Operation Smile set and $7 from each sale goes to help children get facial surgery to correct cleft lips and palates. It's a non-profit organization doing incredible work and we're proud to be part of their mission.







Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Be Yourself, Custom Tags
  • Paper Pack: Seasonal Mix-in, I Heart Us
  • Cardstock: Carolina, Smoothie
  • How-to Book: Love of Color
  • Exclusive Inks: Mint, Black
  • Gold Glitter Gems
  • White and Gold Ribbon
  • Thin Cuts: Decorative Borders
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.

I hope you're feeling inspired to give our color challenge a try. It's fun and easy. If you don't have the exact colors shown you can use whatever brand you have as along as the color is as close as possible. Create any paper craft you like and link to our home page. Can't wait to see what you make!

Michelle

#colormyheart #colordare #showandtellwithmichelle #loveofcolor

Friday, February 1, 2019

Color Dare #328 ~ Inspirational Photo


Color Dare #328 
Use the colors in the photo as inspiration for the colors you use in your creation.
Open through Feb. 14th



There are lots of colors to pick from in the inspirational photo above. Use the colors you see to create any paper craft you like. I used the colors Lagoon, Ballerina, Ruby and Intense Black. These are Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you like. 


I started out with a pattern from our Make It from Your Heart How-to Book. It makes card making so easy because you have the cutting guide right there along with photo examples. Use the pattern to make it exactly like the directions or use it as a starting point and make adjustments to suit you.


The stamp set is called Know That I care and has the outline and solid images to make the flower. I wanted to make the white sentiment layer stand out a bit so I inked the edges with a sponge. I added some sparkle with the white glitter paper and a touch of black shimmer brush on the flower centers.






Black Shimmer Brush on flower centers.


Close To My Heart products
  • Make It from Your Heart: Volume 4, Pattern 10
  • Pattern Paper: Something Fierce, Mix-in Paper
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Lagoon Ballerina, Ruby, Intense Black
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: White Glitter Paper
  • Thin Cuts: Decorative Borders
  • Black Shimmer Brush
  • 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 another look at the inspirational photo and then go create any paper craft you like to share on our Color My Heart home page where you'll find full details on how to share. We can't wait to see what you create!

Michelle 

#colordare #colormyheart #showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking

Know That I Care
Mix-in Paper












Monday, January 28, 2019

Feels Like Home Valentine Card

Welcome back! I promised you another Valentine's Day card using Feels Like Home paper and this is it! This card is another one inspired by a card in our Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog. Click here to view online. Take a look on page 64 and you'll see it in the upper left of the page. I did make a few adjustments but the basic idea is still there. 

The wreath was colored with a water brush and ink from the lid of the stamp pad. When you do layers of ink you can increase the depth of the color to make shades and shadows. The little flowers were also colored the same way but the final layer was put on with a shimmer brush for some sparkle.

The tag was cut using a Thin Cut die. I used a journal pen to add the lines and dots around the edges.






Close To My Heart products
  • Paper: Feels Like Home
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Stamp Sets: Feels Like Home -Cardmaking, Wordfetti, Beloved Bouquet (retired)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Fern, Sugarplum, Charcoal
  • Thin Cut dies: Fancy Tags
  • Embellishments: Sugarplum Shimmerbrush, Gold Glitter Gems, White and Gold Ribbon
  • Journal Pen, 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.

Thanks for stopping by. Stop by often for more ideas and inspiration!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh

President's Day Flash Sale

Starting Monday, Feb. 18th at 4:00pm CST for 24 hours you will have a chance to shop for products up to 50% off.  Products will be cur...