Saturday, February 15, 2020

Color Your World ~ February Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Hop! Each 15th of the month we feature a different technique for you to hopefully try out yourself! This month we're featuring ways to color your creations!

The blog ahead of mine belongs to Alyson Mayo. Click on the links in each post to continue along on the hop. You're going to love all the ideas you see! 

I decided to make a card using our very special stamp set called Keep Your Head Up. This set was designed exclusively to help our friends in Australia with the bush fires. 100% of the proceeds will go to this cause through Red Cross Australia. 

I love how this card turned out and  a photo just doesn't do it justice. I stamped in black ink and colored using a variety of our Shimmer Brushes. Most often you'll see the shimmer brushes used to accent different parts of a design but you can also use them to just color the design itself! In the close-up you get a better idea of the colors and maybe a bit of the shimmer. 

The frame was made using the Stitched Square Thin Cut Dies and our Oasis Holographic Paper. This paper is SO cool! Depending on how the light hits it the color shifts and changes. A little bow seemed like a good touch to finish off the whole thing. I left the inside blank so when the card is used a custom message can be added.





Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Keep Your Head Up
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Specialty Paper: Oasis Holographic
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • Thin Cut Dies: Stitched Squares
  • Shimmer Brushes: Clear, Gold, Lagoon, Sapphire, Julep, Wisteria, Raspberry
  • Wisteria Ribbon
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Now it's time to hop over and see what colorful ideas Haley Dyer is sharing! Enjoy the hop. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #techniquehop

Friday, February 14, 2020

FLASH SALE Valentine Weekend!

Luck is in the air this weekend with the Lucky in Love Flash Sale! Get great deals on individual items, bundles, and some exclusive goodies during this three-day flash sale!
 
The Lucky in Love Flash Sale will begin on Friday, February 14 at 4:00 pm (CST) and will end on Sunday, February 16 at 3:59 pm (CST).

CLICK HERE to see the Flash Sale! 





July 4th Layout ~ Color Dare #381

You know what Friday means! It's time for a new Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge! Each Friday our Design Team gives colors to create with. You can create any paper craft you like and use any brand of supplies even though we reference Close To My Heart colors. Just be sure you can make a VERY CLOSE MATCH to the challenge colors. "Close enough" doesn't count.

I decided to catch up on some of my scrapbooking and use these photos from last 4th of July. This occasion was really special because I had 4 of my 5 grandchildren together for the first time! The colors in the photos inspired me to use the colors of Lagoon, Candy Apple and Glacier from the grid. I stamped the flowers across the bottom from the Cherishing Her stamp set. This set is our February Stamp of the Month and will be available only until February 29, 2020. You can even get this at a huge discount with a qualifying order. Check it out on my website.

I pulled out my How-To book called Make It from Your Heart, Volume 3 and used Pattern 11. The papers are from the Mix-in paper pack. I colored only the flowers I wanted to be Candy Apple and left the rest uncolored. The flower centers are filled in with Black Diamond Stickles to add some sparkle. The title piece was made with my Cricut Hello USA cartridge. I splattered with a couple of Shimmer Brushes on both pages.



Cherishing Her Stamp Set
Available February 1 - 29, 2020







Close To My Heart products
  • Paper Pack: Mix-in
  • Cricut Cartridge: Hello USA
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Candy Apple, Lagoon, Glacier
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black
  • TriBlend Marker: Dark Red
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 3, Pat. 11
  • Embellishments: Black Diamond Stickles/ Shimmer Brush: Red, Lagoon /Red Shimmer Trim/ Silver Thread / Journal Pen
  • 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'd love to have you on my team!

Check out our home page to see what the other Design Team member created to share. Join in the fun  by creating and linking to our home page. We LOVE to see what you make!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #scrapbooking #colordare #colormyheart

Monday, February 10, 2020

You're Not Old Card


I've been invited to be a designer with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and this is my first sketch as a designer! This is going to be so much fun! Sometimes it's hard to figure out your starting point when crafting but with a sketch challenge you already have your starting point! 

I paired this sketch with one of my favorite stamp sets: You're Not Old. I love this feisty, sassy lady! Doesn't she just look like a rascal? The paper is from the Celebrate Today pack with embellishments in Julep. I used the largest Stitched Brackets Thin Cut die to cut out the image layer just to fancy it up a bit. Coloring was done with our TriBlend Markers which make blending and shading a breeze! I also added some shimmer to the smoke and candle flames and some Liquid Glass to the lenses of her glasses.

Wanna know the best part? This month we're having a Stamptacular Sale so you can get this stamp set + Thin Cuts for only $15 (regular price is $20.95)!!! How about that for a deal! Did I mention it includes the Thin Cut Dies? Click here to see all the sets on sale this month.






You're Not Old Stamps + Thin Cuts


Close To My Heart Products
  • Stamp Set: You're Not Old + Thin Cuts ------on sale in February!
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Celebrate Today Paper Pack
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Julep
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Bluebird, Julep
  • Thin Cuts: Stitched Brackets
  • Embellishments: Julep Glitter Gems, Julep Ribbon
  • Tools: Shimmer Brush: Gold, Clear, Liquid Glass
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Have fun creating with our sketch! Link to our Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge home page to share your creation! Can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #AtlanticHeartsSketchChallenge #cardmaking

Friday, February 7, 2020

Happy Card ~ Tic Tac Toe Color Dare #380

The challenge this week from Color My Heart Color Dare is to use our Tic Tac Toe grid for your colors. Pick them like you would the game by row column or diagonal OR use them all! DO NOT add any extra colors to the grid. We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. "Close enough" doesn't count. Make any paper craft you like and link to our home page.

My card was inspired by Jen Rubio (JenRubio.us). I loved the sponged background for the flowers as another example of how to add color without coloring! I did change the colors of my card to go with the ones in the Tic Tac Toe grid. I used the top row: Raspberry, Lagoon and Ballerina.

The sponged area was made with a stencil I made with Thin Cut dies. I kept the part you usually toss and used it to sponge the colors. After that I stamped the bouquet and added some Stickles to the flower center, along the edge and by the ribbon knot.

By the way, this stamp set is called Cherishing Her and is our February Stamp of the Month. If you're not familiar with our Stamp of the Month program it works like this. We have one exclusive stamp set for the month and you can only get it the month it's featured. You can also get the stamp set at a discount with a qualifying order! Full details are on my website.







Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Set: Cherishing Her (only available Feb. 1-29th)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Paper Pack: Mix-ins
  • Cardstock:White Daisy, Ballerina, Lagoon
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Raspberry, Ballerina
  • Thin Cuts: Stitched Brackets
  • Embellishments: Black Velvet Ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles
  • Tools: Round Sponge
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team.

Be sure to follow me on my blog, Pineterest and Facebook so you keep up with the great ideas!

Now it's your turn to create and share using the Tic Tac Toe grid of colors. We LOVE seeing what you create! 

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #cardmaking #ctmh #colordare #colormyheart #colorchallenge

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Valentine's Day Cards


 Today I created some Valentine cards for the grandkids and I used the Double Trouble challenge of repeating an element on the cards. My repeating element is the plaid background on each card. Now that I think about it the sequins are repeated on each card, too.

I used our fantastic stamp set called Build-a-Plaid for the background. It looks a bit intimidating at first glance but really is easy. Just select one or two images and stamp across the cardstock. Then select another one or two images and stamp going the opposite way and you have a plaid! You don't even have to just make plaids. Use the images as stripes or even just as an accent to other images. The splatters came from tapping a shimmer brush against my finger. It creates a nice splash of color and shimmer all at the same time!

By the way..... there is a huge Stamptacular Sale happening on my website during February!



Build-a-Plaid Stamp Set
On sale for $12.25 in February!
(regular price $18.95)

Say It in Style Stamp Set
On sale for $12.25 in February!
(regular price $18.95)


Close To My Heart products
  • Stamp Sets: Build-a-Plaid, Say It in Style
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: White, Lagoon, Pixie, Candy Apple, Carolina, Thistle
  • Exclusive Inks: Intense Black, Pixie, Candy Apple, Lagoon, Thistle, Carolina
  • Stitched Hearts Thin Cut Dies
  • Shimmer Brush: Lagoon, Red, Wisteria
  • Sequins: Crafty (found in the Online Only section of my website)
  • Liquid Glass
Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I'd love to have you on my team!

Be sure to check out the challenge at Double Trouble because they always come up with fun ideas!

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to sign up to follow me so you don't miss any great ideas!

Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #doubletrouble 

Color Your World ~ February Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Hop! Each 15th of the month we feature a different technique for you to hopefully try out yourself! This month we...