Monday, August 8, 2022

Atlanta Hearts Sketch Challenge #485

Come on in, sit down and get ready for some fun with our latest sketch challenge from the team at Atlantic Hearts! Use our sketch to create any project you like. You can rotate, flip, flop the sketch....whatever you like as long as we can see the sketch in your project.

As you can see, I rotated the sketch to create a horizontal presentation for my card. Using our Beach Party papers and stickers I got busy. 

I simply followed the sketch but used a Journal Pen and doodled line instead of using strips of cardstock. I popped up the sign and bottle with Thin Foam Tape. I added some Waterfall Stickles for a touch of sparkle. And it was done! The cardstock is Candy Apple and the card base comes from our Cards & Envelopes Value Pack. 





Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Here you can better see how popping up a couple of elements creates dimension and interest to the eyes.


X7282S Beach Party Packet + Sticker Sheet

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Michelle

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Friday, August 5, 2022

Floral Layout ~ Color Dare #508

Welcome to our Color Challenge! Each Friday we give you a set of colors to create with. You can make any paper craft you like. We reference Close To My Heart color but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. When you're ready to join the challenge just use the link in the post on our home page. 

I love how this layout turned out! I just a pattern to get me started. It's from one of our How-to Books called Make It from Your Heart. I used Volume 2, Pattern 2 for this layout. We have many volumes with tons of patterns for layouts and cards!

The stamp set is one of our new ones in the Core Catalog for 2022-23. I couldn't wait to try it out and this is the result. Using White Daisy Cardstock for the base I lightly drew pencil lines to help keep myself on track when stamping. The other colors I used are Flamingo, Mulberry, Sangria, New England Ivy and Avocado. I used the same colors of Exclusive Inks, too. By the way, Sangria and New England Ivy are retiring colors the end of this month. So it's time to stock up!

After stamping on a Post-it note I fussy cut it out to use as a mask. I made masks for the two flower shapes. I started by stamping a large flower across the seam of the two bases and kept adding flowers as I moved to the outer edge of my pencil line. I went back to add the small flower, then added the leaves. Finally I added the small stems and flower buds. The last step was to add some dots of Goldenrod Stickles to the center of the large flowers and around as accents. The mat with white cardstock is for journalling.

The next step was to add the cardstock pieces to the layout and stamp the title on the left page. It's very simple when you have a sketch with all the cutting dimension and placement guide!



Color MY Heart Color Dare Challenge



Left Page

Right Page

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Michelle

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Core Catalog 2022-2023 ....... It's here!

 Our NEW CORE Catalog for the next year (2022-23) is now LIVE! You can view it online and shop away! 

Right now we actually have 3 catalogs to shop from. The new Core Catalog, the July-Sept Catalog and the Core Catalog from 2021-22. That's right....we have 2 Core Catalogs but only for the month of August.

There are so many exciting products in this Core Catalog! You just have to take a look! 





August Stamp of the Month ~ Teach Love Inspire

Hello! Can you believe it's August 1st already? Time sure is going fast this summer and school will be starting soon. Speaking of school, this Stamp of the Month is a perfect way to appreciate the teachers in your life! Leet's take a look! 

I decided to go with a Clean & Simple (CAS) style and love how it turned out. The white space and tone on tone layers create a great way to make minimal colors really pop! 

I started with our White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack. This is a must have item so you're always prepared to make a card! The stamping was done with Exclusive Inks in Intense Black, Grape and Clover. I used Intense Black so it wouldn't bleed when I used the markers.

The TriBlend Markers are fantastic! You get 3 shades of the same color in each marker They are alcohol based and blend beautifully. I used Lavender Blend, Purple Blend and Alpine Green Blend. 

Along the left edge I added strips of Cardstock in Grape and Clover and used White Daisy for the main layer. The Gold Glitter is one of our Specialty Papers and adds a nice touch of sparkle. I carried that sparkle through to adding some Goldenrod Stickles to the flower center and around the sentiment.








S2208 Teach Love Inspire
August Stamp of the Month
Only available August 1 - 31, 2022

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

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Michelle

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Friday, July 29, 2022

Color Dare # 507

 Hello and welcome to the latest color challenge from our Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we have a simple challenge for you. Use Candy Apple, Lemonade and Papaya together with Black, White and Gold being free colors to use. 

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. Kind of close doesn't count. Make any paper project you like. When you're ready to join our challenge use the link in the post on our home page.

For my project I decided to use the one image I hadn't used yet from our Stamp of the Month: Voices of the Sea. This stamp set will ONLY be available until July 31st so don't delay! You really do want this stamp set in your collection!

The crab image seemed like a perfect choice for the Candy Apple and Papaya colors. I worked in the Lemonade by using it on the seashell. 

To color the images I first stamped in Exclusive Ink Intense Black. This ink will keep from bleeding when adding "wet" color using markers, watercolors, water brushes, etc. I chose to go with a Water Brush and ink from the inside lid of the stamp pad. I painted a layer of Papaya on the crab then accented with Candy Apple. Once everything was painted and ready for the card front, I layers with Cardstock in the colors of the challenge. I also added Gold Glitter Gems and a wash of Gold Shimmer Brush as accents.


Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge



Close-up of Gold Shimmer


S2207 Voices of the Sea
July Stamp of the Month
Only available through July 31st!

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.



Michelle

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

 It's time for another fun sketch challenge from our Design Team at Atlantic Hearts! Use our sketch to get you started on any project. You can spin, flip, flop our sketch. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your project.

Using a card base from our White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (this is a great deal) I got busy making my card. The pattern papers are from one of our Mix-in Paper Packs (link is below). These papers are designed to mix in with our other paper packs. They also do very well standing on their own! 

My color palette came directly from the colors in the papers. I used TriBlend Markers to color the pretty flowers. The colors are all Blends: Coral, Citrus, True Blue and Green Turquoise. 

I used a piece of Capri Glitter Paper for the top detail and accented with some small wood hearts.



Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

Here's a close up of some details. I used a White Gel Pen to create some accents on the main flower and the wood hearts. The sentiment comes from the stamp set seen below and I hand trimmed it to keep it small in size. I also used a bit of Black Diamond Stickles for the center of the main flower and the lower wood flower. The main flower is popped up on some Thin Foam Tape for extra dimension.



D2052 For All Occasions Stamp Set


CC5226 Fancy Doilies Thin Cut Dies
X9040 Mix-in Paper Pack
(May-June 2022)

                                          

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Now it's your turn to  create something to share. We can't wait to see what you make!


Michelle

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Flash Sale!

We're having a Flash Sale!

It starts Friday, July 22nd at 4:00pm CDT and 
ends Sunday,  July 24th at 1:00pm CDT

Be sure to check it out early. Once something is gone 
you're out of luck!

Click here to shop the Flash sale.



 

Atlanta Hearts Sketch Challenge #485

Come on in, sit down and get ready for some fun with our latest sketch challenge from the team at Atlantic Hearts! Use our sketch to create ...