Friday, August 18, 2017

Color Dare #257 ~ Slate, Blossom, Pansy, Lagoon with White....optional Silver



Welcome to the color challenge for this week! We'd love to see you create something to share with this color challenge. You must use all the colors but if you don't have an exact color you may substitute something close, but don't add any brand new colors! Full details can be found on our home page.

I LOVE this stamp set, Keep Dreaming, and will be sad to see it retire at the end of this month. But in the meantime I am putting it to use! This card is a double mat style card. To make this I cut my top layer to size and laid it on top of the next white layer, then got busy stamping! There is a bit of a gap where the two cardstock layers meet, but the mat covers that area so no worries! I touched up the flowers with ink pads and a water brush then added a touch of shimmer, too!



All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Keep Dreaming, Nature's Wish
  • Exclusive Inks: Slate, Blossom, Pansy, Lagoon, White with optional Silver
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Lagoon
  • Water Brush
  • Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Little Dreamer Glitter Gems
If you need a consultant I would be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Are you feeling inspired? Create and share any paper craft and link on our home page. Don't forget to check out what the other Design Team members have created while you're there!



Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

#colormyheart #colordare #closetomyheart #cardmaking

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Introducing the new Color of the Year ~ Bashful!

Last year was Sea Glass. This year it's BASHFUL!
It's a beautiful soft pink that will go with so many other colors....or.....stand on it's own! Talk a look.


I wanted to keep this card simple and let Bashful take the stage. The cardstock and glitter paper are both so pretty! I popped some color using black as a contrast to the Bashful. Did you hear our cardstock now has TWO colors on each sheet! One side is the usual color it's been and now the other side is a lighter version of the same color. The Bashful cardstock here is the darker side just to give you an idea of things.

All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Bashful cardstock and Glitter Paper
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Black cardstock
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Stamp Set: Flourishes
  • Pink Pearls
You can view our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book here.
Check out the new Bashful color and all the other new products!

Let's go shopping!
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.

Have a great day!
Michelle

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #annualinspirationsideabook


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop


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Our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book launched recently so it's time to have some fun showing off the new products! If you've come from the blog of Vickie Odell you're on the right track! Just keep clicking on the link at the end of each post to go to the next blog.

I love the new Basics Fundamental papers! The patterns are so pretty and versatile. Here I paired it up with the Beautiful You stamp set. This set features the ability to do 3 step stamping to create your image! On the darkest layer I added some Clear Shimmer Brush and the photo doesn't go it justice. 


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Beautiful You Stamp and Thin Cuts
  • Basic Fundamentals papers
  • Exclusive Inks: Pebble, Pewter, Charcoal
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Embellishments: White Pearls, Clear Shimmer Brush, 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 Jennifer Dykstra is sharing with us.

Have a creative day!
Michelle

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #annualinspirationsideabook 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy About Cardstock


Welcome to our monthly technique hop! If you've come from the blog of Cat Nowak  you're o n the right path. Just keep clicking the links to go to the next blog in the hop! Easy, right!

This month we're featuring our NEW cardstock because it now has a light and dark side of the color on each sheet. Very cool! As you can see on my layout the flowers and leaves are light and dark. I cut the flowers from Sorbet and the leaves from Juniper. Isn't it a nice compliment to each other with the light and dark versions of the same color?



All products are Close To My Heart:

  • Cardstock: Sorbet, Juniper, Pebble, Black, White Daisy
  • Stamp Sets: A Splash of Color, Sending Smiles
  • Exclusive Inks: Black
  • Cricut Artistry
  • Clear Sparkles

Let's go shopping!
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 Michelle Johns is sharing today!

Happy Hopping!
Michelle 

#closetomyheart #scrapbooking #techniquebloghop #cricutartistry




Friday, August 11, 2017

Color Dare #256 ~ Juniper, Peacock, Pomegranate, Black and White



Welcome to a new color challenge from the Design Team at Color My Heart! Each Friday we offer a new challenge as a starting point for you to create a paper craft to share. Use the colors listed above but if you don't have an exact color you may substitute something close. However, do not add any brand new colors to the challenge.

I love this little "M" size stamp! I used a water brush to color it in for a nice soft look. After that I simply matted and put it on the card front. Quick and easy!




All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Delicate Flower, Nature's Wishes
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Black, Juniper, Peacock, Pomegranate
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pomegranate, Peacock
  • Water Brush
  • Embellishments: Adventure Ribbon Pack, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles
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!

So are you ready to create and share? Full details are in the post on our home page so go check it out! While there be sure to take a look at what the other Design Team members have created to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joyful Stars Blog Hop


Hi there! I hope you're enjoying the Joyful Stars hop. If you've come from Marie Flayer's blog or if you jumped on from here welcome and have fun! It's one big circle so just keep clicking on the links to go to the next blog.

A few posts ago I shared a layout I did for the Stamp of the Month using pink as my theme color. That layout is for my granddaughters and now it's time to make one for my grandsons. I changed the colors but the basic design is the same. It's amazing how just a color change can make such a difference!



All products are Close To My Heart:

  • Stamp Set: School Year (only available Aug 1-31, 2017)
  • Exclusive Inks: Pacifica, Cranberry
  • Adventure Fundamentals paper pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica
  • Red Enamel Gems (retired)
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 Tracey Pierce's blog to see what she has to share with us!
Have fun gathering new ideas!

Michelle 

#closetomyheart  #stampofthemonth  #scrapbooking
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Friday, August 4, 2017

Color Dare #255 ~ Ruby, Slate, Sapphire, Willow, Black and White...optional Silver



Feeling crafty today? Great because it's time for a new color dare challenge!
Use the colors for this challenge to create any paper craft then link it to our home page. Full details are in the post at Color My Heart's home page.

I stamp rolled images from the For You Darling stamp set to get these pretty flowers. The rest of the card was from the Clean and Simple card sketch seen below. It was very easy and fun to make. TIP: the sentiment stamp actually says "Happy Birthday Darling" but I wanted more of a generic message. So I simply cut the word darling off the stamp and saved it on the carrier sheet.







Clean and Simple

All products are Close To My Heart:

  • Stamp Set: For You Darling
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Ruby, Sapphire, Willow, Black
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Black, Willow
  • Embellishments: Blue Burlap Ribbon, Grey Gems
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
Let's go shopping!
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!

Click here to go to the Color My Heart home page and find out more about how our challenge works. While there you can check out more ideas being shared by the other Design Team members!
We'd love to see your creation so get your fingers inky!

Have a creative day!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking