Friday, May 20, 2016

Color Dare #194 ~ Blues with White and Black

 this week, the Color My Heart Design Team is challenging you with a blue palette: Sapphire, Pacifica and Crystal Blue with White Daisy and Black. Blue is one of my favorite colors and I knew an idea I saw on Pinterest would be a good way to show off the blues!

Sometimes you need to think out of the box when looking at the images in a stamp set. I used the Brushstrokes stamp set to create the flower on my layout. See that long image in the top right? Those are the flower petals. The circle of course is the flower center! Did you see the potential for a flower when looking at this stamp set? Take a close look at your stamp sets. Turn it sideways. Turn it upside down. Think outside that box and you may see the potential for all kinds of unexpected designs!
So I stamped some of the petals in Sapphire and Pacifica directly on the layout base. Then I stamped more on some scrap cardstock in Pacifica and Crystal Blue with the edges rolled in Pacifica. After fussy cutting the petals I started layering them on the petals stamped on the layout base. I only glued down the end in the center end of the petal so I could use some Thin 3D Foam Tape under the outside end to give some depth to the flower. It kind of reminds me of a Zinnia. What do you think? For the stem and leaf I just stamped in black since we didn't have a green on the palette.



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Brushstrokes stamp set
--Ink: Sapphire, Pacifica, Crystal Blue, Black
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Pacifica
--Playful Puffies--retired

If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help you!

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Want to join us and create something to share in this color dare? Click here for the Color My Heart home page. In the sidebar you'll find details on how to join the color dare. While you're there, check out what the other Design Team members have created. I know you'll love it all!

Have a great day!
Michelle

Sunday, May 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop ~ Let's Interact

What a fun Technique we're doing this month! Let's Interact can mean a variety of techniques from pockets, slide-outs, tabs, Flip-Flaps, etc. Anything that gets you to do something with the card, layout or paper craft!

If you've arrived from Kirsten Jade's blog you're on the right track. Just click the link in each post to continue on the hop.

I saw this card on Pinterest posted by Paper Crafts magazine and decided it was a great idea to share for this hop. With graduations, Father's Day, birthday's this idea can really be a great way to gift some money or a gift card. You could even put a special message in the pocket!

Just fold back the edge and snip a notch to make it look like the lapel of a suit. Some dotted lines add a good detail. Then cut a slit for the pocket and adhere to the card front. Be sure to just glue around the outside edges so the pocket will work. White emboss a sentiment and you're done!



All products are Close To My Heart:

If you need a consultant I'd love to help you out!


Now it's time to hop over to Helen Gullet's blog for more inspiration!

Thanks for hopping by!

Michelle

Friday, May 13, 2016

Color Dare #193

Are you ready for a new color dare? Well the Design Team at Color My Heart has a fun one for you this week! Here we go!

Canary, Champagne, Juniper, Slate, Whisper with White Daisy. 
These are the colors in the Georgie paper pack.

I chose to make a card using a pattern from Make It from Your Heart Vol. 2. This is pattern number 29.  Using our How-To books makes stamping and scrapping SO EASY!

I wanted the image to stand out more and felt just inking it up and stamping would not make it pop enough. So I decided to use a technique called paper piecing. I stamped the image in Juniper and then again in Canary. I cut out the word birthday in Canary and adhered it on top of the Juniper image. That's all it took and now the image pops!







All products are Close To My Heart:
--Georgie paper pack
--Cardstock: Whisper, White Daisy
--Ink: Juniper, Canary
--Shimmer Trim: Aqua
I'd love to be your consultant.


Now it's time for you to get creative and join the fun! Click here to go to the Color My Heart home page where you will find details in the sidebar on how to join the fun! While you're there check out the ideas from the other Design Team members. By the way, if you don't have the exact colors for the dare, just use something close! This color dare will be open until Thursday at 9:00pm CDT.

Have a creative day!
Michelle

Friday, May 6, 2016

National Scrapbooking Month ~ Happy Times Blog Hop

May is National Scrapbooking Month and do we have a great special for you!
We have a paper pack called Happy Times with 12 patterns 4 of which have gold! There is also a matching stamp set called Happy Times that you'll love, too! So let's get started!

If you're coming from Alyson Mayo's blog you're doing fine. Just click the links at the end of each post to continue along on the hop!

My first card was inspired by Debbi Fournier. I just loved the folded back edge and had to re-create it for myself! This card uses both the Happy Times paper and stamp set.



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Happy Times paper and stamp set
--Cardstock: Pomegranate, White Daisy
--Ink: Smoothie, Pomegranate, Fern



I also wanted to try a Pinterest inspired card using the Happy Times stamp set. The papers are from La Vie En Rose and really make the colors pop! In the first card the flowers are Gypsy and Thistle with Fern stems. In the second card the flowers are 1st and 2nd generation Hollyhock with Fern stems. Each panel is bordered with Silver Foil Tape.




All products are Close To My Heart:
--Happy Times stamp set
--Finding the Words stamp set
--La Vie En Rose paper pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
--Ink: Gypsy, Thistle, Fern, Hollyhock
--ShinHan Markers (to color sparkles): Peony Purple, Carmine

If you have any questions I'm here to help.




Now it's time to hop over to Brenda Lapp's blog and see more great ideas!


Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

Color Dare #192 ~ Fern, Canary, Cotton Candy, Glacier, White Daisy with Gold

Hello and welcome to a special color dare from Color My Heart
This week we are featuring colors from the Happy Times paper pack that is the May Special. The colors in the ink pad photo are just suggested colors this week. A few of the colors in the paper pack are not official CTMH colors, so we'll be using colors that are close.

NOTE----you do not have to use the Happy Times papers or stamp set to join the color dare this week! The papers are stamp set are just an inspiration. 

The colors listed on the Zip Border of the papers are: Canary, Fern, Pink, Magenta, Mint and White Daisy. For the Pink color I used Smoothie 2nd generation and for Magenta I used Pomegranate. I also used Sunset on the circle card to bring in the orange of the paper design.

There is also a stamp set called Happy Times to go with the paper pack. The paper pack is $14.95 or FREE with a $60 USD purchase. The matching stamp set is $17.95. Both of these products are available only from May 1-31, 2016.
***Anyone who orders the Happy Times paper pack and stamp set.... 
 I will email the directions for the Happy Times Card Workshop (12-24 cards) and Happy Times 6-Page Scrapbook Kit.

Card is from a card workshop designed by Michelle Snyder

Card design is from Corporate Art Department for Operation Smile






Compatible color suggestions:
Fern, Canary, Glacier, Smoothie, Sunset, Pomegranate, Hollyhock, Cotton Candy, Pixie.
Sometimes a second generation color matches a little better.

All products are Close To My Heart:
Card 1:
--Happy Times paper pack
--Happy Times stamp set
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Fern
--Ink: Smoothie
Card 2:
--Stamp sets: Happy Times, A Penned Hello
--Happy Times paper pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Canary, Hollyhock, Sunset
--Ink: Fern, Canary, Pixie, Sunset
--Art Philosophy (circles 1 1/4" and 1 1/2")


If you have any questions I'm here to help!

So now it's your turn to create something with the suggested colors this week. You do not have to use the Happy Times paper pack or stamp set. Those are just the inspiration for this week's color dare. Just use the above suggested colors or something close and you're fine! Go to our
home page and check out what the other Design Team members have created. Also, details on how to join the fun are in the sidebar. It's easy! Come on and get your fingers inky! 

Have a creative day!
Michelle