Friday, January 23, 2015

Color Dare #127 ~ Black, White, Indian Corn Blue and Silver

Are you ready for another Color My Heart Color Dare? This week is a very nice color combination: Black, White, Indian Corn Blue and Silver! Love the neutrals with a pop of color and sparkle!

I decided I was going to emboss an element in silver and use the Indian Corn Blue as a pop of color. Here's how it turned out!

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the tag in black cardstock. Then I dry embossed with our Floral folder. Next I patted the embossing pad all over the tag and then sprinkled silver embossing powder over it. After tapping off the embossing powder I heat set it and ended up with a very pretty silver tag!

The butterflies were also cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge and I inked the edges. After adding some Bitty Sparkles it was finished!


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue
--Ink: Indian Corn Blue, Embossing
--Cricut Art Philosophy
--Floral Embossing Folder
--Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
--Sponge Daubers
--Bitty Sparkles
--3D Foam

I'd love to be your consultant!

This color dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CST. 
Check out what the other Design Team members have created to help inspire you.
If you don't have these exact colors use something close. Details on how to join the color dare are on the sidebar of the Color My Heart blog.

Have a great day!
Michelle

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Technique Hop -- Charmed I'm Sure

Our technique this month focuses on page 133 from our current Expressions Book. In this hop we want to share ideas on how to use our Base and Bling in other ways than jewelry.

I'm also entering this post in the Color My Heart Color Dare for this week: Bamboo, Black and Champagne.

If you've come from Sheila Bennett's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the link and you'll continue on the hop and see some really great ideas!

For my project I made a small purse from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. It's a great size for a gift card or small trinket. The patterned paper is from the Yuletide pack and I used an owl from the Base and Bling Charms called Free Thinker. I tied it as an accent with some Neutral Bakers Twine. There is a small Hook & Loop Dot under the tab with the bow to make easy open/close of the purse!





All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cricut Artiste Cartridge
--Cardstock: Black, Bamboo
--B&T paper: Yuletide
--Black Small Sparkle Flourish
--Free Thinker Charm
--Neutral Baker's Twine
--Hook & Loop Dots

I'd love to be your consultant!

Now it's time to see what Melissa Robinson has to share with us.
Thanks for hopping by!

Don't forget to check out Color My Heart and see what the design team has for you. Each week we get you started with the color choices then off you go to create whatever you like. Details are in the sidebar on our home page.

Michelle


Friday, January 9, 2015

Color Dare # 125 - Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, Black, White Daisy

Time to get your creative mojo going! 
The Color My Heart color dare for this week features the colors from the Snowhaven paper pack: Cranberry, Glacier, Whisper, Black and White Daisy.

I went with a layout this week. It's a single layout and I still need to print the photo, so I'll add it later.
I used the Close To My Heart How-To book called Reflections. The pattern is Title Toppers-Pieced Together (1C). It was fast and simple to put together! For a fun little look, I used our Chalk Marker to doodle some dots and lines around the edge of the layout. Tip: when you use the chalk marker remember it will turn whiter as it dries.



All products are Close To My Heart:
Paper: Snowhaven, black
Reflections How-To Book
Shimmer Trim: Red, White
Chalk Marker
Embellishments: Black Flourishes-Small, Black Mini Medley Accents

My website is open day and night!
I'd love to be your consultant!

Click here to see what the Design Team created for the color dare this week.
Each color dare goes live Friday at 6:00am CST and closes Thursday at 9:00pm CST. 
We get you started by choosing the colors. The rest is up to you! If you don't have the exact colors just choose something close. We'd love to have you join us!


Have a creative day!
Michelle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Year > > Noted Blog Hop

Since January is National Papercrafting Month 
we have a special blog hop for you!
If you've hopped over from Sheila Bennett's blog then you're on the right track. Click the link at the bottom of my post to continue on the hop.

Year > > Noted is a special paper kit that includes a C-size stamp set, stickers, yardsticks and B&T Duos papers all specially designed to coordinate with the My Creations kraft mini book. 

But don't let your creativity stop there. You can also use this paper kit to make cards and 12"x12" layouts, too! For this hop I made a quick card. I love the paper patterns and colors in this kit. The gold stickers add some shine and glitz to your projects. I've also used the "Hello" from the January Stamp of the Month-This Moment.


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Year > >Noted paper kit
--This Moment stamp set (Jan. SOTM)
--Brushstrokes stamp set
--Inks-Sunset, Desert Sand
--Journaling Pen
--Gold Sequins
--Junebug Puffies
--Bitty Sparkles
--3D Foam

This paper kit is only available from Jan. 1-31, 2015. You can get the paper kit with a qualifying order of $50 min. OR if you'd like to add a kraft mini book it's only an additional $5. 
That's $10 for $34 worth of product!

I'd love to be your consultant.

Now it's time to see what creative ideas 
Peachy Iris G. Lamb has to share.
Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day!
Michelle

Friday, January 2, 2015

Color Dare #124 - Glacier, White Daisy & Kraft

 Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!
Let's kick off 2015 with a Color My Heart color dare: Glacier, White Daisy and Kraft.
I still had out some holiday type stamp sets and decided to show how you can make them work for other times of year, too. The more you use your stamps/supplies, the more economical they are!

I love this scooter! I did some paper piecing with Glacier cardstock to add some color. I stamped the scooter in Desert Sand on White Daisy cs. Then I stamped it again on Glacier cs and cut out only the body of the scooter. Add some adhesive and and place it on the scooter image. 
The gift was stamped in Glacier ink. I then used the Clay Shinhan Marker to color the flowers.
For some texture I used the Chevron Embossing Folder  on a piece of Kraft cs. The chevron pattern goes really well with the pattern on the scooter seat and tires! 
As for the cute little bird, I used a blending pen to add a touch of color. A sparkle flourish for the exhaust and a few for the gift and it was done!



All products are Close To My Heart:
Stamp sets: Make It Merry, Build a Cake, Just To Say(Cricut Coll.)
Paper: White Daisy, Glacier, Kraft
Ink: Desert Sand, Glacier
Chevron Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Clear Sparkle Flourish, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles
Blending Pen
Clay Marker

I'd love to be your consultant!

We hope you are inspired to join us in the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge.
A new color dare goes live each Friday morning at 6:00am CST.  You have until Thursday at 9:00pm CST to upload your creation. If you don't have the exact colors use something close.
We'd love you have you join us! Click here to see what the Design Team has to share!

Happy Creating!
Michelle

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Stamp of the Month Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to our first hop of 2015!
If you've arrived from Dana Kessler's blog you're on the right path! Just keep clicking on the links to go to the next hop. 

Our January Stamp of the Month is called This Moment and has 12 images! I used quite a few in my project. This is a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" side fold card. I created the background with the "target" image. I put the stamp on the block image side DOWN. That gave me a solid circle and I used it to do 2nd generation circles in the background. Cool, eh! Another fun tip is what you see behind the card. It's one of our new Designer Creations Paper Bags. They make a perfect envelope for standard side cards! They come in 4 colors: Honey, Ruby, Slate and Lagoon.


Remember.... this stamp set is only available from Jan. 1-31, 2015! 
With a qualifying purchase you can get this set for only $5 (value $17.95).
Click here to order yours now.


All products are Close To My Heart:
--This Moment - Jan. Stamp of the Month
--Cardstock - White Daisy
--Ink: Lagoon, Ruby, Sorbet
--Designer Creations Lagoon Paper Bag
--Chalk It Up Puffy Stickers 


Now it's time to see what's next on the hop. 
Let's go see what Jean McNulty has to share with us today!

Have a great day!
Michelle

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Lagoon, Black and Silver -- Wow!

Hi! This post is one that makes me very pleased! I LOVE this stamp set. I LOVE this color challenge! I LOVE how it turned out!


I really like how this flower turned out stamped in Lagoon and Black inks. Stunning! The rest of the card was easy because I used the pattern from the Freshly Made Sketches blog. Sweet!

The colors challenge is from the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog
Did I mention I LOVE these colors together? 


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Someone Special stamp set
--Cardstock-Lagoon, White Daisy, Black
--Inks: Lagoon, Black
--Silver Glitter Paper
--Aqua Dots
--3D Foam 

I'd love to be your Consultant!

Happy Creating!
Michelle