Friday, September 19, 2014

Color Dare #111 with a Birthday Twist



Welcome to the color dare for this week! Our colors are Sorbet, Cranberry, Lagoon, Olive and Pacifica. This is a top fold standard sized card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2").  In order to get the cake is different colors I did some paper piecing. I stamped it in Olive, Cranberry, and Sorbet. Then I cut out the parts I wanted in that color. To get the Lagoon flags on top I used a masking technique. I placed a Post-It note to protect where the cake would be. I inked up the flags in Lagoon and stamped them off the top of the Post-It note. Then I pieced the cake layers onto the CS.

-Belated Birthday stamp set
-Inks: Sorbet, Cranberry, Pacifica, Lagoon, Olive
-CS: White Daisy
-Chalk It Up paper pack
-Glitter Paper: Teal, Green
-Blue Epoxy Bubbles
3D Foam
Corner Rounder
Other product: Post-It Notes


Also, check out the Design Team samples and other entries at Color My Heart! You can join us with your creation until Thursday at 9:00PM (CDT). If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. We'd LOVE to have you join us!

Have a creative day!
Michelle



Saturday, September 13, 2014

Cricut Artfully Sent is here!


 Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge is now available! This video will give you a great idea of all you'll be able to do with this cartridge!

Order yours now by clicking here.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Color Dare #110 - Sunset, Honey & Barn Red

Hello! Welcome to the Color My Heart Color Dare for this week!


Our colors this week are Sunset, Honey and Barn Red. I made a standard size card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") with a side fold. I used a couple of techniques to get the look you see above.
First, I used my Barn Red pigment ink and clear embossing powder to make the image. So even though you can't see it in the photo, the outline of the image has a glossy shine to it. I also dry embossed the background layer with the Floral embossing folder.
Next, I used blending pens to color the flower with Honey and Sunset inks. First, pick up a bit of ink from the inside of the ink pad cover and lay down a light wash of color. Then build on that with more ink to darken certain areas to give it depth. Take it slow because you can always add more ink.
The Color Dare picked the colors for me. I used pattern #21 in our how-to book, Make it From Your Heart Vol. 1. Once the colors and pattern are selected the rest is EASY!

All products are Close To My Heart:
-Quick Cards-Japanese Blossom stamp set
-Scaredy Cat paper pack
-Inks-Honey, Sunset, Barn Red pigment ink
-CS- White Daisy, Barn Red, Honey
-Embossing-Clear powder, Floral folder, heat tool
-Blending Pen
-3D Foam
-Make It from Your Heart Vol. 1
-Gold Glitter Gems

My website is open day and night.
Be sure to "join" the Birthday Party/Mystery Hostess group.
Everyone placing an order with this group may have their name drawn as the Mystery Hostess and receive FREE Hostess Rewards! The party closes Sept. 27th so don't delay!

Now be sure to check out the other ideas over at Color My Heart. Join us each week for a new color dare. We chose the colors....you do the rest! If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. Neutral colors are always allowed with the chosen colors of the dare. 
See our sidebar for more details.
You have until Thursday at 9:00pm to join. Come and give it a try!

Have a great day!
Michelle






Saturday, September 6, 2014

National Stamping Month - #30 Years of Happy Blog Hop

It's National Stamping Month and we have a 
special stamp set AND hop for you!
If you've arrived from Jacquelin Green's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the links to continue on the hop. At the end of this post is a link with all the participants.

Our special stamp set is called #30 Years of Happy. It's in honor of our founder, Jeanette Lynton's 30 years in the stamping and scrapbooking business! There are 30 images in the set that cover all kinds of occasions! Take a look in my sidebar to see all the images!

When I sat down to stamp I wanted to make a variety of cards using our Paper Fundamentals. These papers have a two sided design: one is a glossy pattern and the other is a non-glossy pattern. I LOVE these papers. We now carry them is ALL color groups, too! Here is a group photos of some cards I made.....all have images from #30 Years of Happy!


3" x 6" side fold
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Pixie & White Daisy cs, Pink Glitter paper, Crystal Blue & Pixie inks.


 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card top fold
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Confetti paper, White Daisy & Pacifica cs, Crystal Blue, Pacifica, Canary & Pixie inks, Gold Sequins.


 3" x 3" side fold
Basics Paper Fundamentals, Champagne & Colonial White cs, Black Glitter paper, Chocolate ink, Black Mini Medely.

 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" side fold
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, White & Black cs, Black ink, Black Mini Medley.

4 1/4" x 5 1/2" top fold
Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Brushed paper, White & Black cs, Canary, Cotton Candy & Pear inks, Edge Distresser, Pink Sparkles (retired).

As you can see, small images work on any size project. Yesterday I posted a layout using #30 Years of Happy! Click here to take a look.

 #30 Years of Happy is only available Sept 1-30, 2014! With a purchase of $30 of stamps you get #30 Years of Happy FREE! 

Click here to start shopping!

Now it's time to continue on the hop for more great ideas! Next up is Kathy Burrows.  Have fun!


Click here for a list of all participants in this hop.

Have a creative day!
Michelle


Friday, September 5, 2014

Color Dare #109 - Confetti Wishes

Time for another Color Dare! Get your inks, papers and stamps ready. Here we go!

Color My Heart is featuring the following colors in the color dare this week:
Canary, Thistle, Pacifica, Lagoon, Crystal Blue, Pear. These colors are in the Confetti Wishes paper pack in our Annual Inspirations book.

I had the perfect pictures for this color dare! I used the #2 pattern from Make it from Your Heart Vol. 2 book. So...my colors were decided by the color dare. My pattern is already planned out with the Make it from Your Heart how-to book. I have pictures ready to go! Let the creating begin!

I cut flowers and a background shape with our Cricut Artiste cartridge.
There isn't a lot of B&T paper in the layout, but the patterns have all the colors in the stripes and dots! 
I also used our special stamp set for September: #30yearsofhappy. You can see all the images in this set at the end of this post. 
Come back Sunday Sept 7th for a blog hop with tons of ideas for this stamp set! 

-Stamp set: #30yearsofhappy
-White Daisy, Pear cs
-Ink: Thistle, Canary
-Confetti Wishes paper pack
-Green Glitter paper
-Cricut Artiste cartridge
-Make it from Your Heart how-to book
-Purple Glitter Gems
-Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet (retired)

My website is open 24/7.


How can you get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set? You get it FREE when you buy $30 of stamp sets in September! It's that easy! Click here to get started on your order!

Don't forget to join us this week at Color My Heart! We do weekly challenges and would love to have you share your artwork with us! If you don't have the exact colors use something close. You have until Thursday at 9:00pm to join. See our sidebar for complete details.

Have a creative day!
Michelle

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September 2014 Stamp of the Month: Family Forever


Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Hop featuring Family Forever. There are 80 consultants participating in the swap this month! That's A LOT of ideas to inspire you! If you've come from
  Traci Godbee's blog just keep hopping along by clicking the link at the end of the post.
The hop is actually one big circle. 

I love the tree image in this set. I paired it with Smokey Plum and Olive to create this 7"x5" card. I used the sponging technique to make the tree look nice and full. The scalloped border at the bottom mimic's grass. A couple of sparkles and it's done! 


-Sept. Stamp of the Month: Family Forever
-CS - White Daisy, Olive, Smokey Plum
-Ink - Smokey Plum, Olive
-Green Glitter paper
-Topiary Ribbon
-Sparkles - Green Epoxy Bubbles, Clear Bubbles, Bitty Sparkles
-Sponge

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Here is what the whole set looks like. Lots of cute images! Don't forget this set is a Stamp of the Month. That means it's only available from Sept 1-30, 2014. With a qualifying purchase you can get this stamp set for only $5.00! 


Now it's time to see what Judy Burger has to inspire you. 

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle



Friday, August 29, 2014

Color Dare #108


Hi! Do we have a great color dare for you this week! 
Flaxen (new color), Sorbet and Lagoon!
These colors made me think tropical and guided my hand to a new stamp set called Treasured Friendship.  I've gold embossed the seashell and added a bit of color with a blending pen. This is a quick and easy way to add just a bit of color.  The papers are from the new Seaside pack and perfect for this color dare! The pattern is from Make It From the Heart vol. 2.


All products are Close To My Heart:
Paper: Seaside, White Daisy, Brown & Tan glitter paper
Ink: Lagoon, Sorbet
Embossing: Versamark pad, Ranger Princess Gold, heat tool
Embellishments: Aqua Dots, Brown & Tan Sparkles, Gold Glitter Gems, 3D Foam

Let's go shopping!
Shop any time....day or night!

We share a new color dare each Friday and you have a week to share your creation! If you don't have the exact colors, use something close.
Color Dare #108 will be open until 9:00pm Thursday Aug. 21st. 
It's SO much fun! We get you started with the color choice. 
The rest is up to you!

Have a great....and creative day!
Michelle