Tuesday, March 3, 2015

More March Stamp of the Month--Choose Happy

I'd like to share another idea using Choose Happy the 
March Stamp of the Month.
This is such a fun stamp set and there is so much you can do with it! See the sidebar for images of this stamp set. Look at all those cute frames borders and messages! 

I was inspired by a card made by Cindi Jensen and this is my take on it. First I stamped the images on the layer for the upper right corner. Then I covered that layer with a piece of B&T from the Hopscotch pack and folded over the corner to reveal the stamped flower BUT I did not glue it down yet. The frame from Choose Happy was stamped and cut out then layered on a piece of Glacier cardstock. The Mini Stapler secured all these layers together THEN I glued it to the card front.

Don't forget Choose Happy is only available from March 1-31, 2015!


This is the inside of the card. I used a strip of Hopscotch along the bottom and stamped a small image to pretty up the inside, too.


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp Sets: Choose Happy, A Bunch of Thanks
--Cardstock:Ponderosa Pine, Colonial White, Glacier
--Inks: Ponderosa Pine, Glacier, Smoothie, Flaxen, Sunset
--Mini Stapler
--Gold Glitter Gem


Get your Choose Happy stamp set now!
Click here to see how you can get it for only $5.00!


Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Stamp of the Month blog Hop ~ Choose Happy


We have a great Stamp of the Month set this month called Choose Happy!

This card is a 3 1/2" by 8" card and it easily fits in a legal sized envelope.
I stamped the frame and cut it out both the outside and the inside of the frame. This allowed me to place it over the vase of flowers and give it some dimension. I cut the paper so it would look like wallpaper behind the framed picture.



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Choose Happy 
--Snowhaven paper pack
--Ink: Black, Glacier
--Cardstock: Whisper, White Daisy
--White Shimmer Trim
--Black Epoxy Bubble
--Stuck on You Puffies
Click here to go shopping!
I'd love to be your consultant.


Look at all the cute images! What a great stamp set!
Choose Happy is only available from March 1-31, 2015.

Click here to see more great ideas using Choose Happy. 


Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

Friday, February 27, 2015

Color Dare #131 ~ Outdoor Denim, Honey, Sunset & Olive

Hi! Are you stopping by to see the latest Color My Heart color challenge? You should be because our color dare's are SO MUCH FUN!
This week the colors are Honey, Sunset, Olive and Outdoor Denim + White. If you don't have these exact colors just use something close. Now that we've picked the colors for you it's time to create something to share! 

I made this card and it really was fast and easy with the chosen colors. I heat embossed a flower from Someone Special as seen below. I mounted the squares on Outdoor Denim, added a message and some sparkles. Oh, I also popped the middle flower on 3D Foam. That's it! Quick and easy and the end is a very nice card.



All products are Close To My Heart:
-stamp sets: Someone Special, Joyful Birthday
-Cardstock: Honey, Sunset, Olive, Outdoor Denim
-White Daisy Cards & Envelopes (50ct value pack)
-Ink: Outdoor Denim
-Embossing: Versamark ink, White powder, heat tool
-Clear Sparkles
-3D Foam

I'd love to be your consultant!

Now it's your turn! Come and join the fun at Color My Heart color dare.
Full details on how to share are in the sidebar on our home page

Have a great day!
Michelle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Video: Cricut Artfully Sent Sleeve Function


Layering is where it’s at! The Sleeve function of Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge holds dozens of options that will lend beautiful depth and complexity to your cards in a matter of seconds.

Have a great DAY!
MICHELLE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fast and Easy Card!


One of my favorite paper kits in the Annual Expressions is Brushed. I love the colors and patterns! So when I saw the Heart 2 Heart challenge for this week....Think Pink...I knew I had to get my Brushed papers out! I also saw the Mojo Monday challenge for this week and felt it was the perfect sketch to blend with the Think Pink challenge!


This 4" x 6" card came together quick and easy! I cut the layers and adhered them to the card. The message and flower are from the Brushed Compliments. They are vellum but I put them on white cardstock and cut them out so they would stand out from the other layers. I then used some Glue Dots  to adhere some loops of Extra Thick Twine to the back of the message. Finally, I used 3D Foam to pop up the message layer. The Flamingo Dots finish the card! 

This card took about 20 min. from start to finish. So when you need a card but don't have a lot of time, using the Compliments save a lot of time. 



All products are Close To My Heart:
-Brushed paper pack and Compliments
-Pink Glitter paper
-Flamingo Dots
-Pixie Extra Thick Twine
-3D Foam
-Mini Glue Dots

I'd love to be your consultant!

Be sure to check out Heart 2 Heart and Mojo Monday!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

Friday, February 20, 2015

Color Dare #130 ~ White and Silver

This was a fun color dare! At first I was wondering just how much I could do with only white and silver. Once I got going I found a lot of different ways to do this Color My Heart color dare!


My first decision was that I wanted to use a Cricut Artbooking Sentiment cut-out and back it with Silver Glitter Paper. Next up...heat embossing in silver for the message. Then I noticed my Metallic Silver pen on my desktop. Why not? So I added a border to the card base and message layer by running the edge of the marker along the cardstock. Finally, I got out my Silver Sequins and clear sparkles to finish things off and there you have it! It all came together so quick and easy just by deciding to use the sentiment key on Cricut Artbooking!

All products are Close To My Heart:
-Joyful Birthday stamp set
-Cricut Artbooking (page 13)
-White Daisy cardstock
-Silver Glitter paper
-Silver Embossing powder, embossing ink, heat tool
-Silver Sequins
-Clear Sparkles
-Silver Metallic Marker
-3D Foam

I'd love to be your consultant!

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You still have time to join us for this FUN color dare! 
Each week we post a new challenge on Friday morning. It closes Thursday at 9:00 pm CST. 
Details are on the sidebar on our home page. 
Now, go check out what the other members of the Color My Heart Design Team have to inspire you!

Have a great day!
Michelle

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Music to the Eyes

Hi and welcome to our technique hop for February. This month we are featuring the technique found on page 34 of the Annual Inspirations book called Music to the Eyes. The idea of this technique is to use a journaling pen to add some outlines to your images or accents. This will came them contrast with the background and they will POP!

If you've come from Wendy Kessler's blog you're on the right track! 
Just keep clicking the links and to make your way around the hop.

This is the card I made for this hop. I used the Someone Special stamp set. I hadn't used the small flower image yet so that's what I concentrated on this time. I cut some circles from the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to get started. I inked the flower in Cotton Candy and used a sponge dauber to add some Thistle ink to the flower then stamped it on the white circle. I did the same technique to stamp the leaves and the message, too. Then I got out my journaling pen and added some outlines. Just a little here and there to define the flower petals, leaves and letters. Then one final outline around the outside of the circles. On the background of the card I stamped the mesh image from Distressed Background in Sweet Leaf to add some texture. It's subtle and just enough to compliments the focal images.

Here is a close up of the flowers and message so you 
can see the outlining better. 



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamps: Someone Special, Distressed Backgrounds
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Thistle, Sweet Leaf
--Ink: Cotton Candy, Thistle, Sweet Leaf, Topiary
--Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
--Journaling Pen
--Ribbon: Thistle Diagonal Striped, Topiary Mini Chevron
--Stuck on You Puffies, Clear Sparkles, Mini Stapler
--3D-Foam, Sponge Daubers, Corner Rounder 



Now it's time to hop over to Melissa Robinson's blog for more great ideas on using the journaling pen! 

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle