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. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Circus Alphabet



This month brings us an alphabet stamp set that is whimsical and fun! There is a different font style for upper case and lower case letters, too!

If you've come from Maureen O'Sullivan's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links and you'll continue on an artistic adventure showing you many different and creative ways to use an alphabet stamp set!

Here is what I came up with....a spinner card! The circle in the middle is the spinner part. Before closing the card, turn the circle around several times and hold in place to close the card. When the card is opened, the circle spins around! So don't forget to decorate both sides of the circle!


This is what the entire Circus Alphabet set looks like. I love the fact there are two different font styles to use individually or mix together! Talk about versatility!

Circus Alphabet is only available from July 1-31, 2014. 
Click here to get yours now!


All products are Close To My Heart:
--White Daisy Circle Spin Card
--Lollydoodle paper pack
--Pink Glitter Paper
--Inks: Sweet Leaf, Whisper, Cotton Candy
--Bitty Sparkles

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Let's go shopping!

Now it's time to see what Wendy Coffman has to show us!

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Happy Hopping!
Michelle





Friday, June 27, 2014

Blast Off!

It's Blast Off time with a new Color Dare Challenge!
This time the colors are Crystal Blue, Pacifica and Barn Red. 

***For the 100th Color Dare we are giving a special prize!
The winner will get to chose a paper pack and matching compliments from the NEW catalog when it goes live Aug. 1st!


I'm also using a sketch from Clean & Simple.


This is a top fold card 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The stripe paper comes from the Ariana paper pack. It was a moment of inspiration that I used the stripes going both ways.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Bleated Birthday stamp set
--Ariana paper pack
--Inks-Barn Red, Pacifica
--Cardstock-White Daisy, Pacifica, Barn Red
--Cricut Artbooking cartridge
--Small Sparkle Flourish
--Bitty Sparkles
--3D Foam


Let's go to the Color My Heart Challenge for this week. If you don't have the exact colors just use something close. We love to have people join us. The more the merrier!

Have a creative day!
Michelle