Saturday, October 20, 2018

Featured Paper Blog Hop-Grateful Heart


Hello and welcome to our featured paper pack for October: Grateful Heart. This paper pack has beautiful, rich colors and patterns that make it a true pleasure to create with. Now since this is a hop you will find many wonderful ideas using this paper pack. If you've come from the blog of Haley Dyer you're right on track. Just click the link in each post to continue along on the hop. 

This is my version of the layout on page 47 of the Holiday Expressions Idea Book. I only made a one page layout but in the book it's a double. For the butterflies I used our new watercolor pencils. These pencils are GREAT! The color comes off the pencil smoothly and using a water brush blends easily. The pumpkins were made using the stamps and the coordinating Thin Cuts. This layout is simple but so FUN! This is also a great way to use scraps that you always seem to end up with.


All products are Close To My Heart
  • Grateful Heart Paper Pack
  • Stamp Set: Grateful Heart - Cardmaking + Thin Cuts
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Saffron, Goldrush, Pomegranate
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Journal Pen
  • Clear Sparkles
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 and see what beautiful ideas Erica Haskin has created to share.
Thanks for hopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Michelle

#bloghop #gratefulheart #showandtellwithmichelle #scrapbooking

Friday, October 19, 2018

Black Ice ~ Color Dare 315


This week the Color My Heart Design Team is challenging you with our popular Tic Tac Toe grid. You can pick a row or column of colors or use them all. You can even pick and chose which colors to use. Just remember you need to use only colors from the grid BUT if you don't have the exact CTMH color you can use a close match of another brand. Just don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Neutral colors are free to use with the above.

For this challenge I used the colors on a diagonal: Lagoon, Gold and Nectarine with Black.

This is a simple card to make but really impresses! It's a technique called Black Ice and is created with simple layers. Here we go......

First cut your Gold Foil (silver works, too) layer a bit longer than you want the finished piece. This gives you a place to hold it still and you just trim it off when finished. Ok the first layer is made with our Intense Black ink or a StazOn ink. It needs to be permanent ink. Smear some ink across the front of the gold foil. It doesn't need to be even or a thick cover. Now carefully stamp your images with the same ink. Be careful because the gold foil is slippery and you don't want blurred images. At this point use a heat tool to dry the ink. Once dry you're ready for the next layer. Take an embossing pad and smear or pat it across the gold foil. Shake on the clear embossing powder and tap off excess. Set it with the heat tool. That is basically the end of the technique and you can stop here BUT I like to add some color. I used our ShinHan markers and colored the parts of the design I wanted to stand out a bit more. Voila! I layered with cardstock and added a sentiment and some sparkles I also colored with a marker.


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Grateful Heart Cardmaking
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Lagoon, Black
  • Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Embossing: Versamark pad, Clear Powder
  • ShinHan Markers: Peacock Green, Marigold
  • Clear Sparkles
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. Use colors from the grid above (or the closest match you have) to create any paper craft. Full details on how to share are in the post on our home page. We can't wait to see what you create!

Have fun creating! 
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #ctmh #showandtellwithmichelle colormyheartcolordare

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Holiday Sparkle / Seasons of Joy Blog Hop


It's getting to be that time of year! Time for lots of sparkle and fun. We're showing you lots of ideas using either our Holiday Sparkle special card kit or our new Season of Joy Cricut cartridge. Settle in and get ready for some great ideas!

If you've come from the blog of Haley Dyer that's great. Just keep clicking on the link in each post to continue along on the hop. At the end of my post you'll also find a link to a list of those participating in the hop.

For my project I decided to use the stamp set from our special called Love with All the Trimmings. It has so many wonderful sentiments that you'll use it over and over again! You can get this stamp set on it's own or as part of the Holiday Sparkle Bundle.

I love the layout on page 61 of our Holiday Expressions Idea Book. It's done in traditional colors but I used the bright colors of the Oh What Fun papers. I also turned it into a double layout by mimicking the left page. The other stamp set I used is Tis the Season-Scrapbooking. I also added a fun piece of fringe I made using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts.

The items in the Holiday Sparkle special are only available through October 31st so don't delay!
This bundle contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.

Bundle $38.95, Card Kit alone $29.95, Stamp set alone $18.95. Click here






Love with All the Trimmings $18.95

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Love with All the Trimmings (available until Oct. 31st), Tis the Season-Scrapbooking
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Raspberry
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Clover, Pixie, Raspberry
  • Paper Pack: Oh What Fun
  • Specialty Paper: Sugarplum Glitter Paper
  • Thin Cuts: Decorative Borders
  • Sugarplum Glitter Gems

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 and see what great ideas Debi McBain has created to share with us.


Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#ctmh #holidaysparkle #scrapbooking #showandtellwithmichelle


Monday, October 15, 2018

Paste-fully Creative - CTMH Technique Blog Hop




The 15th of the month means you're in for a treat! We are here to inspire you with ideas using our NEW Texture Paste. So sit back and get ready to be amazed! If you've arrived from the blog of Michelle Johns you're doing fine. Just keep clicking the link in each post to continue to the next blog in our circle! Let's get started!

I cut a stencil using my Cricut and the Flower Market cartridge. Then it was simple step to add the texture paste using palette knife. Carefully peal up the stencil and clean off any extra paste. Once the paste was dry I added some watercolors and when that was dry I brushed on some clear and gold shimmer brush.




Close To My Heart products
  • Cricut Flower Market
  • Opaque Texture Paste
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Heather, Saffron
  • Watercolors with a Water Brush
  • Shimmer Brush: Clear, Gold
  • Stencil Paper
  • Palette Knife

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 hop over and see what Darlys Recker is sharing with us for inspiration. 

Thanks for hopping by! I hope you find lots of inspiration with this hop!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #techniquehop #ctmh 
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Happy Pumpkin Card ~ Color Dare 314

Welcome to our Color Dare Challenge. The Design Team over at Color My Heart does a weekly challenge for you by picking the colors to get you started. Using those colors (or a close match if you don't have the exact colors) you make any paper craft you like and link it to our blog. It's a lot of fun and you get really great ideas along the way.

I made this cute pumpkin card with the colors above.  It's a simple design but has a lot for your eyes to look over. I had fun using the Clear Shimmer Brush to add some sparkle to the pumpkin and I also colored the sparkles with a marker.





Inside of card.

Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Hello Pumpkin - Cardmaking + Thin Cuts
  • Workshop Your Way Hello Pumpkin Scrapbook Kit
  • Exclusive Ink: Clover, Nectarine, Black
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Clear Sparkles
  • Peacock Green ShinHan Marker
  • sponge
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 feeling inspired to create with these colors? We hope so because we LOVE seeing your creations! Full details are in the post on our home page so check it out and have fun making something to share.

Have a fun day!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #cardmaking #showandtellwithmichelle 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop





Welcome to Joyful Stars October Blog Hop. This is an anything goes hop so get ready for a variety of ideas! If you came from  Marie Flayers blog you're doing fine. Just keep clicking the link in each blog to go to the next blog.

I've been making a lot of these Mason Jars lately so I thought I'd share. It's really easy and makes a pretty finished product. I started with a regular mason jar and painted it with Modge Podge adhesive. Then it gets rolled in Epsom Salts. Set aside to dry. I wrapped twine around the top of the jar added a bit of Modge Podge around the top and dipped in the Epsom Salts. Once dry I used some Modge Podge Sealant Spray to seal the salts to the jar. Next I added a tag with some greenery and a pinecone for a final touch. The battery tea light gives a nice soft glow to add to the whole look.



Close To My Heart products:
  • Cricut Flower Market
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Fern
  • Stamp Set: Wonder of the Season
  • Exclusive Inks: New England Ivy, Candy Apple, Black
  • Re Shimmer Brush
Other products:
  • Mason Jar
  • Modge Podge: adhesive, sealant spray
  • twine
  • battery tea light
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 Betty Locco has created to share with us. 

Have fun on the hop!

Have a great day!
Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #homedecor #cricutflowermarket

Bunches of Love Meets Thanks and Giving Card

Here is a card I made for my card club and am also sharing over at Heart 2 Heart.

This pretty card is a combination of a couple of other card ideas. Most of the inspiration comes from a card made by my friend Mary Gunn.
Sometimes it's fun to stamp your images right on the patterned paper which I did here. It can add a nice touch of texture to the overall look. Here I used the Bunches of Love stamp set (I can't get enough of this set!) and the October Stamp of the Month, Thanks and Giving. The flowers were stamped in Ballerina ink but then colored with the Sugarplum Shimmer Brush. Same was done for the leaves using Mint ink and the Mint Shimmer Brush. The fun plaid paper is from our new Seasons Mix-in paper pack. This is a variety of papers that will "mix-in" with any of our other paper packs! How fun is that!



Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Bunches of Love, Thanks & Giving (Oct. SOTM)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Seasons Mix-in
  • Carsstock: Mint
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Mint
  • Silver Glitter Gems
  • Shimmer Brushes: Sugarplum, Mint
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.

Have a fun day!
Michelle

#showandtelliwthmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking
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