Friday, July 25, 2014

Charming Chevrons


The deadline for the Design Team at Color My Heart was closing in. I had nothing prepared yet for this color dare! Help! Then I decided to keep it simple and stop stressing.  I got out my Charming Chevrons stamp set and lined the images up on a block. Stamped with the 4 colors of the dare: Sorbet, Honey, Indian Corn Blue and Cranberry. Mat it. Stamp a greeting. Embellish it! Viola! I'm ready for the color dare!


All products are Close To My Heart:
--Stamp sets: Charming Chevrons, Banner Wishes
--Ink: Sorbet, Honey, Indian Corn Blue, Cranberry, Black
--CS: White Daisy, Sorbet, Black
--Durables Triangle Studs
--Black Epoxy Bubbles


Click here to check out this week's Color My Heart Color Dare!
You have until Thursday July 31, 2014 9:00pm CDT to enter. 

If you don't have these exact colors just use something close. Neutral colors are always ok to add to your work. 

Have a great day!
Michelle

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sneak Peek Alert! A Budding Friendship


Hello! I've had some time this week to work with new products that will be available soon! I am loving our new products and can't wait to share them starting August 1st with the release of our Annual Inspirations Book.

For this card I used the Freshly Made Sketches #146. I love the simplicity of the design! It was a very easy card to make, which is always a plus. 

It's a little hard to tell in the photo, but the flower is stamped in Glacier (new color) for the flower petals. Then stamped in Lagoon for the flower outline. I love tow step stamping! The paper is from the Seaside pack, also a new product.


--Stamp sets: A Budding Friendship, Banner Wishes
--Inks: Glacier, Lagoon
--Seaside paper pack
--CS: White Daisy, Lagoon
--Teal Glitter Paper
--Bitty Sparkles
--3D Foam
--Lagoon Zipper Lace (retires July 31, 2014)

Shop day or night....even in your jammies!

Have a Creative Day!
Michelle








Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Technique Hop - Annual Inspirations Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop for July. This month we are featuring different techniques that you'll find in the new Annual Inspirations Book going live August 1st. 

If you've come from Sheila's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the link at the end of each post to continue on the hop.

I chose to highlight the Glitter Paper as my sneak peek technique. There will be 6 different packs of Glitter Paper in the new book: Teal, Purple, Pink, Green, Black & Grey and Brown & Tan. They are all gorgeous!

I needed to make a birthday card for my granddaughter, Hazel. She is all about the color pink and sparkles! Seemed like Glitter Paper was the way to go! I cut the message and crown with the Cricut and hand cut the candles. Lots of bling later and the card was finished!



All products are Close To My Heart:
--Lollydoodle paper pack
--Cotton Candy Ink Pad
--Pink Glitter Paper pack
--Brown & Tan Glitter Paper pack
--sequins from Lollydoodle Workshop on the Go
--Pink Sparkles
--Clear Sparkles


Now it's time to see what Haley is sharing. 

Thanks for hopping by!

Have a great day!
Michelle





Friday, July 11, 2014

Bloom Layout

For the Color My Heart color challenge this week I decided to create a layout. 
The colors are Pear, Sunset, Lagoon and Gypsy. 
As usual, neutral colors can also be used.


 The image in my mind was of a trellis with an abundance of flowers. So, I fired up my Cricut and started cutting! I started with a lattice overlay for the background to create a trellis, keeping it a white on white look. Next up was to cut flowers, flowers and more flowers....and some leaves! Before gluing the flower layers together, I used a journaling pen to do some outline detailing.

 Left Page

  Right Page


 Close up showing the trellis.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cardstock: White Daisy, Gypsy, Lagoon, Pear, Sunset
--Cricut Art Philosophy, ArtBooking
--Purple Glitter Gems
--Green Epoxy Bubbles
--Aqua Dots
--3D Foam
--Journaling Pen
--Base & Bling Purple Jewels (retired)
--Skylark Assortment (retired)


Don't forget to check out the Color My Heart Color Dare!
This week's color dare is open until Thursday 9:00pm CDT.

Have a great day!
Michelle

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Distressing Tools



Learn to use Close To My Heart's distressing tools.



Have a great day!

Michelle

Fundamental Crafts Contest


Add a little glimmer or a classic subtle design to your project with the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment. Leave a comment before July 31, 2014 here, on Facebook or Jeanette Lynton's blog and tell us your fundamental scrapbooking item for your chance to win a Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment!


Happy Crafting!
Michelle

Radiate Beauty



Let your crafts echo the fanfare of a big top show with Close To My Heart's Circus Alphabet stamp set. These funky letters are perfect for creating titles and sentiments, or for adding some bold, beautiful backgrounds to your projects.