Friday, February 17, 2017

Color Dare #231 ~ Hello Lovely Colors


Color Dare #231 is a collections of colors found in the Hello Lovely paper pack. It's a beautiful palette of these colors: Colonial White, Desert Sand, Fern, New England Ivy, Sea Glass, Sorbet, Whisper and White Daisy. Yes, it is a lot of colors! But if you have the Hello Lovely paper pack it's easy! If you don't, there are many ways you can work in a lot of colors with flowers, backgrounds, borders, banners, etc. 

This is a simple layout. the background squares of paper are 5" square. The middle pattern is the reverse of the other two papers. the flower accents, letters and small heart are from the Hello Lovely Compliments. I added a bit of bling to the flower centers. One the second layout I decided to add some Gold Shimmer to the roses. Which one do you prefer? 







All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Hello Lovely paper pack
  • Hello Lovely Compliments
  • Embellishments: Gold Glitter Dots, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Gold Shimmer Brush
If you want a little place an order.
If you want a lot host a gathering.
If you want it all become a consultant!



Have you been inspired to create and share your artwork? We LOVE it when people share with us. Details on how to join the fun are in the Color My Heart sidebar. It's easy and fun!

Happy Creating!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fundamentals Creative Collection Blog Hop



Welcome to a special blog hop from the Stamp of the Month Consultants! This hop features the Fundamentals Creative Collections found in the Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Book. There is an incredible amount of variety and possibilities with these paper packs! There are coordinating Compliments and ribbons, too! See the links at the end of my post for a peek at the paper packs!

Now let's get busy! If you've come from Tracey Pierce's blog you're on the right path. It's one big circle so just keep clicking on the links in each post. It's that easy!

For this hop I decided to go with the Whimsy paper pack. I haven't used this pack for a while so it was calling to me. Here I'm showing you two ways of using the papers. You can use the patterns in a monochromatic way like I did in the first card. The second card shows a mix of colors from the same pack. The design is from a Mojo Monday pattern featured last month. I varied the cards a tiny bit with embellishments and techniques. Card 1 has ink distressed edges on the cardstock and I colored the Clear Sparkles with a marker so they matched the theme. Card 2 has Edge distressed cardstock on the sentiment layer. I did a bit of ink splatter on the background with a water brush and ink from the stamp pad lids. The third photo shows this a little better. 








All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Whimsy Fundamentals
  • Stamp Sets: One in a Million, Birthday Sparkles (inside)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Sorbet (card 1), Smoothie, Glacier (card 2)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sorbet (card 1), Glacier (card 2)
  • Clear Sparkles & Marigold ShinHan Marker, Coral Shimmer Trim (card 1)
  • Black & White Dots, White Twine, Waterbrush (card 2J)
  • Sponge Dauber (card 1), Edge Disstresser (card 2)
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
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 Darlys Recker has created to inspire us!

Participating Consultants

Have a Creative Day!
Michelle

#cardmaking, #closetomyheart #fundamentalscreativecollection

Click for more views of the Fundamentals Creative Collection.

Patterned Paper

Specialty Paper
Z3255 WHIMSY
Z3253 ADVENTURE

Z3262 RUSTIC HOME 
Z3254 ENCHANTMENT

Z3294 MEMO FUNDAMENTALS

Z3263 UPTOWN

Z3246 ALL ABOUT THE GOLD





Tuesday, February 14, 2017

24 hr. SWEET SALE!


24-HOUR SWEET SALE STARTS NOW! We're celebrating Valentine's Day with 30% off of select products for the next 24-hours! To start shopping, head on over to my website!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Color Dare #230 ~ Pixie, Saffron, Whisper with White

Isn't this a sunny and bright color dare! The Whisper and White Daisy makes the Saffron and Pixie colors POP! I pulled out my Safari Ballet stamp set and got to work! Actually it was easy since I did a "my version" of the card on page 54 of the Annual Inspirations Book. Hey, that's what the photos are for.....inspiration! You can copy the sample in the photo or use it as a guide to create your own spin on it!

I used watercolor paper and Archival Black ink for the hippo. Isn't she cute! Once the  ink dried I went to work "painting" with a water brush and ink from the cover of the pad. The hippo is popped up a bit on Thin 3D Foam. I also did a watercolor wash to create a shadow for the hippo. This makes her look grounded rather than floating in air.  The stars are from the My Girl Compliments. There is some Shimmer on the tutu, bow and slippers, too.

This was a very easy card to make. I adapted the card on page 54 to fit this color dare. Go ahead and use those samples in the book as a starting point!



All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Safari Ballet
  • Exclusive Inks: Pixie, Saffron, Whisper
  • Dreamin' Big paper pack
  • Whimsy Fundamentals paper
  • Specialty Paper: Watercolor, White Glitter
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • My Girl Compliments
  • Tools: Waterbrush, Shimmer Brush-Clear, Thin 3D Foam Tape
  • Bitty Sparkles
If you want a little....place an order.
If you want a lot....host a gathering.
If you want it all....become a consultant!




Are you ready to put Color Dare #230 to work? Create a paper craft of your choice and link to our home page. Details for color dare participation are in the Color My Heart home page.

Have fun creating!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Hi how are you doing today! Feeling creative? I felt like doing some gardening. The problem is...I am SO not a gardener! Here is the type of garden I can handle, though!

Since this is a hop you just have to click the link in each post to continue to the next blog.  If you've come from Tracey Pierce's blog you're doing fine. Click the link at the end of  my post to continue on the hop.

I have loved seeing photos of the succulent gardens being made and decided to try my hand at it! The succulents are cut from our Cricut Flower Market cartridge. I've inked the edges for added dimension. I even used the Clear Shimmer brush on some of them. It's really not a hard thing to do and now I get to enjoy it for a long time. In fact, I had so much fun I ended up with 15 gardens! My sister-in-law came over and we started an assembly line. It was a lot of fun! They make great gifts! I'm taking these to a craft fair later this week.







The Juniper flowers are inked in Pansy. The Sweet Leaf flowers are inked in Blossom. The Sea Glass flowers are inked in Lagoon. Flowers were assembled with Liquid Glass for a real good "stick".

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Cricut Flower Market cartridge
  • Cardstock: Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Sea Glass
  • Exclusive Inks: Pansy, Blossom, Lagoon
  • Liquid Glass
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Clear Sparkles
  • Shimmer Brush-Clear
  • Gold Shimmer Ribbon (retired)
Non- CTMH products:
Containers, rocks, moss

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 Andrea Sherman has created to inspire us!


Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#bloghop  #cricut  #flowermarket  #succulentgarden


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Three Panel Card

When I saw this Freshly Made sketch I knew I had to play along! Simple yet intriguing! 

I pulled out my Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack and picked out the three patterns I wanted to use. I hadn't used the This & That stamp set yet and thought it would be just right for this card! Be sure to check out the Freshly Made Sketches blog, too!


Inside of card
All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: This & That
  • Paper Pack: Some Kinda Wonderful
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Embellishments: Black and White Dots
If you want a little place an order.
If you want a lot be a hostess.
If you want it all be a consultant!


Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

#closetomyheart  #cardmaking 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Color Dare #229 ~ Raspberry, Pansy with White, Black and Silver

Welcome to a new Color My Heart color dare! This week we have some bright colors for you to create with. Have fun and be sure to share what you create because we LOVE to see your artwork!

I really like a card on page 30 of the new Seasonal Expression Book. It's simple yet eye catching. This is my version of that card.

The flowers were stamped in 1st and 2nd generation inks. I also used a journal pen to do some outlining. The diagonal pieces in the background made from 2 strips of Some Kinda Wonderful paper and the Pansy is ribbon from the Adventure Ribbon pac. I used Liquid Glass to adhere the sentiment layer to the glitter paper as I have found that works best to kept it in place. The butterfly is aThin Cut image.




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Hello Lovely-Scrapbooking stamp set
  • Dreaming' Big Bundle (stamp set and Thin Cuts)
  • Some Kinda Wonderful paper pack
  • Specialty Paper: Silver Glitter Paper
  • Exclusive Inks: Pansy, Raspberry, Black, White Daisy
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Packs
  • Adventure Ribbon
  • Bitty Sparkles, Black & White Dots
  • Liquid Glass
  • Thin 3D Foam
  • Journal Pen
Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I can help
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!




Now it's time for you to get busy and create with these colors. If you don't have an exact color you can substitute something close. But don't add any new colors! Details to link are in the Color My Heart home page sidebar.

Have fun creating!
Michelle

#colordare  #colormyheart  #closetomyheart  #cardmaking  #thincuts