Friday, January 20, 2017

Color Dare #227 ~ Blossom, Canary, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Sea Glass, Tangerine, Whisper and White Daisy

Wow! That is a loooong list of colors, isn't it! Don't be afraid of it because it's a list of the NEW Sugar Rush colors. So let's get going  on Color Dare #227!

I decided to do a Double Z Fold card using the Sugar Rush papers. It's quite easy and a lot of fun as well. Here are the cuts and scores you need to make:

Cut:
-Main card base 4 1/4 X 11"
-Small card base 1 1/2 X 11"
-Main card panels: 2 @ 4 X 2 1/2", 1 @ 4 X 5 1/4",
-Small card panels: 2 @ 1 1/4", 1 @ 1 1/4  X 5 1/4"

Score:
-Main card base: score at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2"
-Small card base: score at 2 3/4 X 5 1/2"




All products are Close To My Heart:
--Sugar Rush paper pack
--Sugar Rush-Cardmaking stamp set
--Cardstock- Canary, White Daisy
--Exclusive Inks-Tangerine, Pomegranate, Sea Glass
--Sugar Rush Dots

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. Use the colors of this color dare to create a paper craft. If you don't have the exact colors you can use something close. Details are in the sidebar of the Color My Heart home page.

Happy Creating!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking  #colorchallenge

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy for Complements


Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Close To My Heart Compliments. Compliments are packs of coordinating stickers, die-cuts, vellum, puffs, golf foil, etc. Each pack of Compliments has it's own selection of coordinating items to accent the matching paper pack.

So let's get started! If you've come from Wendy Kessler's blog you're on the right track. All you have to do to continue on the hop is click the link in each post. It's one big circle with 8 consultants participating.

There are many different packs of Compliments in our Idea Books. Each paper pack has it's own pack of Compliments....PLUS....our new Seasonal Expressions 1 has a selection of Compliments called Fundamentals Creative Collection. So there are many ways to match up Compliments to your projects!


In the layout below I used Hello Lovely paper and Compliments. It's a simple design with the Compliments really accenting where the photos will go. The ones you see here are stickers and have so much detail! The hearts have gold foil patterns and I used the Clear Shimmer Brush on the flowers for a bit of sparkle. 




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Hello Lovely paper pack
  • Hello Lovely Compliments
  • Cardstock: Sea Glass, Whisper
  • Gold Glitter Gems
  • Clear Shimmer Brush
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 Judy Faye Garner created to inspire us!
Thanks for hopping by!

Happy Hopping!
Michelle

#techniquebloghop  #scrapbooking  #closetomyheart  


Friday, January 13, 2017

Color Dare #226 ~ Glacier, Peacock, Black and White Daisy

This week the Design Team at Color My Heart has a lovely color combination for the challenge. Just two colors paired up with Black and White! Peacock and Glacier are two of my favorite colors and it was fun to pull them out for this challenge.

I decided to use the Fundamentals paper packs and I think it was a good choice! The base paper is from Enchantment and the middle paper is from Whimsy. The flowers are from the Hello Lovely-Scrapbooking stamp set and were stamped with Glacier and Peacock, some in 1st generation and some in 2nd generation stamping. The pattern comes from one of our How-To books called Reflections. The pattern is #51 Front & Center-Photo Focus. It was very simple to put together. The only part that took a bit of time was the fussy cutting of the flowers and title. 



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Reflections How-To Book
--Hello Lovely-Scrapbooking stamp set
--Whimsy and Enchantment Fundamentals paper packs
--Cardstock: Black, White Daisy
--Exclusive Inks: Black, Peacock, Glacier
--Enchantment Ribbon
--Enamel Gems-Blue Dots
--thin 3D Foam
--Journal Pen

Other:
Craft Knife

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. Get out your crafting supplies and create a paper craft for this color dare. It can be cards, layouts or whatever paper craft you'd like to make. Just be sure to use the specified colors of this challenge. Don't add any colors to it, but if you don't have these exact colors you can substitute something close. Details are in the sidebar of our Color My Heart home page.

Happy Crafting!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #scrabooking

Monday, January 9, 2017

Joyful Stars blog hop

It's time for a new Joyful Stars Blog Hop!
If you've come from the blog of Tracey Pierce you're on the right path. Just click the links in each post to continue along on the hop!



This month I created a a layout to share. In this layout I used the Rustic Home Fundamentals paper with some cardstock accents. I also used my Thin Cut Hearts to make a variety of sizes to sprinkle around on the layout. The layout pattern is from the Magic How-to Book.












All products are Close To My Heart:
--Rustic Home Fundamentals paper 
--Cardstock: Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, White Daisy
--Thin Cuts-Hearts
--Sugar Rush Dots
--Clear Sparkles
--Cricut Art Booking (letters)

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 Andrea Sherman created to share.


Have fun hopping!
Michelle 

#bloghops  #closetomyheart  #scrapbooking

Friday, January 6, 2017

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop! It's always fun to get new products and Seasonal Expressions 1 will delight you with all the new products! This hop is a big circle so you can hop on and off at any point. There is also a link to a list of all participating consultants at the end of this post. Now, if you've arrived from Brenda Lapp's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the link in each post to continue.



These cards are based on a technique recently shared by Becca Whitham. I love how the Thin Cut is displayed between the cardstock and patterned paper! It's so smooth in the design!

The way I got this look is to first cut the Thin Cut word out of cardstock and save the word for later. Using the top or bottom piece of cardstock I layered that over the pattern paper that covered the card face. After adding a couple embellishments it's finished! Isn't that a lot easier than it looks!







All products are Close To My Heart:
--Thin Cuts: Happy, Hello/Thanks
--White or Colonial White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Colonial White, Fern, Sorbet, Desert Sand
--Specialty Paper: Hello Lovely
--Embellishments: Pink Shimmer Ribbon, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, 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 go see what Jean McNulty has created to share! Have fun on the hop!


#bloghop  #thincuts  #cardmaking #SeasonalExpressions

Have a great day!
Michelle

Color Dare #225 ~ Cashmere, Champagne, Pomegranate, Fern with Colonial White

Welcome to the first Color My Heart color challenge of 2017! Can you believe we're starting a brand new year already? Where does the time go? We have a great color dare for  you this week so let's get started! If you would like to share your creation we would LOVE to see it! You need to work with the color dare colors. If you don't have one of  the color you can substitute something close, but don't add any new ones. Details on how to share your artwork are in the sidebar of our home page.

These colors made me feel a winter elegance kind of feeling. So I warmed up my Cricut, tapped into the Close To My Heart Flower Market cartridge and got busy cutting! The flowers are in Colonial White and brushed with the Shimmer Brush. The pine cones are Champagne and Cashmere. There are Clear Sparkles sprinkled around the layout. Rather than leave them clear....which was very pretty.... I decided to use a marker to color them and it's very pretty! I also used the edge of a block to create the lines.






All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cricut Flower Market
--Cardstock: Colonial White, Cashmere, Champagne, Pomegranate, Fern
--Exclusive Inks: Pomegranate
--Shimmer Brush
--Clear Sparkles
--ShinHan Marker: Sap Green

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!
Create a paper craft using the color dare colors and share it with us. We LOVE seeing what you create! Go check out the Color My Heart home page for details!


#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #flowermarket  #cricut

Happy Creating!
Michelle