Friday, August 19, 2016

Look Inside the 2016–2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book

Color Dare #207 ~ Saffron, Canary, Gold + White Daisy




Yea it's Friday! Everyone love Friday! One reason to love Friday is it's time for a new color dare from the Design Team at Color My Heart!
This week we're going with a monochromatic theme by using yellows with gold and white. Here I've stamped some leaves and popped a flower for a 3D effect. The diagonal stripe paper is from the new Enchantment Fundamentals pack! Love those new Fundamentals! The card is quick and easy and called for a bit of bling to finish it off!




All products are Close To My Heart:
--Shower Flowers, Finding the Words stamp sets
--Inks: Saffron, Canary
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Saffron, Canary
--Enchantment Fundamentals paper
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Shimmer Trim: Gold
--Gold Sequins
--Clear Sparkles
--3D Foam Tape

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



Now it's your turn to join us and create something with these colors. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close! Details on how to join are in the sidebar of our home page. We love to see your artwork!

#colormyheart #colordare #ctmhconsultant

Have a great day!
Michelle

Monday, August 15, 2016

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Copy That!

One of the active challenges over at Heart 2 Heart is the Copy That challenge. You simply page through the current Annual Inspirations book and chose a design you like. Then recreate it, post to your blog and link to Heart 2 Heart! There are so many fantastic artwork ideas to chose from! Here is what I came up with ......



This card was inspired by the one on page 67 in the Annual Inspirations book. I did make some adjustments but overall I think it is a good copy!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Way to Go stamp set
--Exclusive Inks: Eggplant, Peacock, Fern, Black
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Eggplant, Fern
--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!

Go check out the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog. They always have great ideas to challenge your creativity!

#Heart2Heart #CloseToMyHeart #cardmaking #creativeideas

Have a great day!
Michelle


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Friday, August 12, 2016

Thin Cuts Without Stamping

Color Dare #206 ~ Flaxen, Peacock, Poppy, Ruby, Saffron, Whisper


The colors for this week are from the Florence paper pack in  Seasonal Expressions 2. They are so pretty and I can't wait to see what you create with this color combo. If you don't have these exact colors just use something close. Details on how to join the fun are on the
Color My Heart home page in the sidebar.
This project is also being entered in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Florence.

A few weeks ago I shared a card based on the adult coloring books that are so popular these days. I've had a lot of fun with this technique as have my workshop groups! Here are some more fun samples with little twists from last time. Each one has it's own personality!

By the way..... the Ornate Blossom stamp set, Ornate Blossom Thin Cuts Florence Sequins and Florence paper pack all retire at the end of August!!! 




All products are Close To My Heart: (see images at end of post)
--Ornate Blossom stamp set
--Ornate Blossom Thin Cuts
--Florence paper pack
--Florence Sequins
--White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Rose Gold Foil Tape
--ShinHan Markers: Peacock Green, Marine Blue, Cherry Pink, Light Orange
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Smoothie

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

Now it's your turn! Create something fun with the colors of this color dare. It can be any kind of paper craft! Check out the ideas from the other members of the Design Team on our home page!



Ornate Blossom stamp se

Ornate Blossom Thin Cuts
Florence paper pack
Florence Sequins

Have a creative day!
Michelle

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New Product Blog Hop

It's that time of year! Time for a NEW Annual Inspirations Book! Fun! Fun! Fun! 
This  hop will feature anything new from the Annual Inspirations Book! Let's go!

If you arrived from Haley Dyer's blog you're on the right path. Just click the links at the end of the post to continue along the hop!

I couldn't wait to get inky with the Nature's Wish stamp set! I had two masculine birthdays coming up  that I bought this set for specifically! Big time outdoorsmen! Of course it was a no-brainer to pair it up with the new Rustic Home paper that looks like wood. Add the new twine as an accent and that's about all it took. TIP: On the bottom you see the twine as it comes in the package. I cut it in half lengthwise for the top trim to make it narrower. Very easy to do!





For the inside of the card I did a 2nd generation image of the trees. I stamped the sentiment on top and the trees made a nice background.





Nature's Wish
Rustic Home


Rustic Home Ribbon












All products are Close To My Heart:
--Nature's Wish
--Rustic Home paper pack
--Rustic Home Ribbon
--Ink: Cocoa, Fern
--Colonial White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
--Cardstock: Colonial White 
--Glue Dots




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

Now it's time to see what Gina Brandstetter has to share! 
Thanks for hopping by!

Michelle