Friday, June 23, 2017

Color Dare #249 ~ Cashmere, Glacier, Lagoon, Sapphire, Whisper, White Daisy


Time for another color dare! This week the Color My Heart Design Team is challenging you with all the colors featured in the No Worries paper pack. You don't need the paper pack to participate. Just use the colors in the palette and create any paper craft you like! Details are in the post on our home page.

This week I created a layout and the more subtle patterns in the pack are in the background. I took a close up photo so you could see it better. Recently, three of my grandkids got new sunglasses in prep for summer. They are SO excited about it and this layout is perfect for their photos. I backed the arrow with cardstock so it was easier to read. Notice the shine on the lenses of the ornamental sunglasses? I used Liquid Glass spread over the lens area!




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • No Worries paper pack
  • Cardstock: Sapphire, Glacier
  • The Good Life Compliments
  • Liquid Glass
  • Journal Pen
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 create and share. We LOVE seeing what you create! Full details are in the post on our home page



Have a creative day!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #scrapbooklayouts

Friday, June 16, 2017

Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop



Welcome to our blog hop featuring the stamp sets that will be retiring at the end of July. This hop is brought to you by the same consultants that bring you the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  If you've come from Sheila Bennett's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to continue along on the hop.

My card features the Wreath stamp set and it's matching Thin Cut. This wreath is so versatile for any occasion! Here I kept it kind of subtle and without added embellishments. There is an overlay layer that is under the wreath. It was slightly narrower than the card front so I trimmed off about 3/8" from the right edge. Then I glued a piece or ribbon along the edge on the inside of the card. You can get a bit of a peek at it along the top of the card. HINT: to adhere the overlay I first glued the wreath to the overlay. Then I flipped it over and placed glue on back in places that will be hidden by the wreath. This way no adhesive shows!



All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp set: Wreath and Thin Cuts (retiring), Happy to Be Friends (retiring)
  • Rustic Home paper pack (retiring)
  • Overlay-Gold and Silver (retiring)
  • Enchantment Ribbon (retiring)
  • Exclusive Inks: New England Ivy
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd can help with that, too!

Now it's time to hop over and see what Gina Brandstetter has created to inspire us.
Thanks for hopping by!

Have a fun and creative day!
Michelle

#closetomyheart  #cardmaking  

Color Dare # 248 ~ Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White, Desert Sand


You know what Friday means! That's right.....a new color dare challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart! This week the featured colors are Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White and Desert Sand. I love the color Sapphire and decided to make that my focal color!

Believe it or not, this card was created with images from the June Stamp of the Month called Hello Foxy. You've probably seen a lot of ideas using those cute fox images. My card today shows the look you can get when using the other images!

The wreath is stamped in Desert Sand with the flowers and leaves being colored with ink and a water brush. It's a very simple and easy card to make and I was done in no time!

Hello Foxy is the June Stamp of the Month. This means it's only available from June 1-30, 2017. After that it's gone, gone, gone! So get yours right away because it's just too cute to pass up!




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamps: Hello Foxy (only available June 1-30, 2017)
  • Exclusive Inks: Desert Sand, Sapphire, New England Ivy, Glacier
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sapphire
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Water Brush
  • Embellishments: Blue Enamel and Glitter Duos, Blue Burlap Ribbon
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. We LOVE seeing what you are inspired to create using the colors for this week. Full details are in the post on our home page.




Have a creative day!
Michelle 

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking

Thursday, June 15, 2017

TWO SALES IN JUNE!

ANOTHER SALE ADDED TO JUNE!

I just got word that we have another sale to finish out the month of June!
As you can see in the graphic you'll save 25% on cardstock packs for the rest of June!

You won't see the sale price until you have added any item to your shopping cart. That's when the sale price will be visible on the cardstock packs! There is no minimum to qualify for this special.....OR...the Album Special that is still running, too! This is the perfect time to stock up on both albums and cardstock! Click here to shop!

Join the "JUNE MYSTERY HOSTESS" party when placing your order and you just might be the Mystery Hostess and earn Hostess Rewards for FREE product! Name will be drawn on June 25th.


Don't forget the album sale! They're going fast so check out what's available on my website. Click on "Promotions" in the tool bar at the top and it will show you "We've Got You Covered". This is the link to the album sale!


While you're at my website check out the "Going Soon" and "Clearance" links, too. There is a lot of great stuff retiring July 31st or while supplies last!

Have fun shopping!
Michelle

#closetomyheart #closetomyheartsale #scrapbooking

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Shake It Up




This month we're shaking things up with Shaker Cards! These cards are so much fun and a lot easier to make than you might think! Let's get started.

If you've come from Darlys Recker's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to continue on the hop.

First you need to have a window cut into your top layer. I used a 2" x 2" square but you can use any shape you like. Behind my window is a Flip Flap used as a pocket for the shaker pieces. I used sequins after taking off the glue dot on the back.

Decorate the top layer as you like. I used some paper from Little Dreamer and My Girl Compliments.  I also used a Journal Pen to decorate around the edges. Once this layer is decorated it's time to assemble the shaker part!

Choose a Flip Flap that will cover the window area with a bit of extra on all sides and room for the closure flap to be hidden. Once you have your shaker Flip Flap done then glue it to the back of the window. You need a bit of space for the pieces to shake easily so now it's time for the 3D Foam Tape. Place the foam tape around the edges of the window and the outer edges of this top layer. This will create the shaking space and also support this top layer of the card front. Now you have a Shaker Card!



All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Little Dreamer Paper Pack
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • My Girl Compliments
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Flip Flaps--3" x 4"
  • Gold Sequins
  • Clear Shimmer Brush
  • 3D Foam Tape
  • Journal Pen
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 to see what Melissa Robinson has created to inspire us!

Happy Hopping!
Michelle

#closetomyheart  #cardmaking  #techniquebloghop

Friday, June 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Bog Hop



Welcome to the June Joyful Stars Blog Hop! Each month we have an anything goes style hop and it's a lot of fun! This month I'm showing off a new stamp set from Seasonal Expressions 2 called Jack Cardmaking. Even though card making is in the title it can be used in any kind of project not just cards.

If you've hopped over from the blog of Joyce Houck then you're on the right path. Just keep clicking the link in each post to continue to the next blog!

I stamped the bear in black on Desert Sand cardstock and used the matching Thin Cut to cut him out. Easy Peasy! I shadowed a bit where the marks are on his belly indicating a shadow and also below where he would be "standing" on the card. The background is from Rustic Home paper pack. The Pappy images are part of the stamp set and also have matching Thin Cuts. Oh...the bear paws holding the sign needed to be colored in and I used a Journal Pen to make the claws.




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Jack Cardmaking Bundle
  • Rustic Home paper pack
  • Cardstock: Desert Sand, White Daisy
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Desert Sand, Poppy
  • Poppy Twine
  • Thin 3 D Foam
  • 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!

Now it's  time to hop over to Betty Locco's blog for more inspiration. 
Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#bloghop  #cardmaking #closetomyheart  #seasonalexpressions2