Friday, November 14, 2014

Color Dare #119 Smokey Plum, Hollyhock & Olive

Here is a Color My Heart Color Dare that really worked out well for my idea!
Smokey Plum, Hollyhock and Olive with the Sing Glory hostess stamp set!

The angel is embossed using Smokey Plum pigment ink and clear embossing powder. I love how it looks with that shine all over her.
The holly stamp was stamped to make an all around border. I went back with a Carmine marker to touch up the berries. Some sparkle was added with Purple Glitter paper, Pink Glitter Gems and a Clear sparkle for the angel's wing.

Sing Glory is one of our Exclusive stamp sets in our Hostess Rewards program. As a hostess you can select any of the 9 special stamp sets in the Hostess Reward program! These stamp sets are deeply discounted, too! Host a gathering in-home or online and you can add Sing Glory to your stash!

My online store is open day & night!

Go check out the other entries and ideas shared by our Design Team. Leave them a comment and make them smile today! Color My Heart posts a new color dare each Friday morning. This color dare is open until Thursday at 9:00 pm CST. Get your creativity going and join us for a fun color dare!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to an extra blog hop from the Stamp of the Month consultants. 
We wanted to share ideas using the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge since it's new and SO much fun! If you arrived from April Nourse's blog you're on the right track. Just keep clicking the link to go to the next blog in the hop. Click here for a list of all participating hoppers.

The Artfully Sent cartridge has a lot of different card styles BUT it also has the kind of cards you use in the Picture My Life scrapbooks! So this cartridge is great for card makers AND scrapbookers alike!

The first card I have to share is this sparkly Merry & Bright card. This is a cut-out card and I backed it with strips of Glitter Paper. I also added some hand-drawn lines with a journaling pen. 

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
--White Daisy cardstock
--Journaling pen
--Glitter Paper-Black & Grey, Purple, Pink, Teal
--Aqua Dots

This next card is a pop-up card. Creating cards with Artfully Sent is super easy! The Cricut does all the "heavy lifting" for you!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge
--CS-White Daisy, Glacier, Cranberry
--Shimmer Trim- Red, Teal
--Bitty Sparkles

Look at all you get when you order the Artfully Sent Collection! 
1 - cartridge (700 images: cards & fonts)
3 - My Acrylix D-size stamp sets
1 - 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock pack
The cartridge features more than 25 different card themes and 5 different card formats. Card styles include pop-ups, scenes, sentiments, sleeves and pocket cards.
All this for only $99 (retail value of nearly $120)! Plus, with this purchase you also qualify for the Stamp of the Month for only $5. 

CLICK HERE to go shopping!

Now it's time to hop over to Wendy Kessler's blog for 
more great ideas!

Thanks for hopping by. Enjoy the Artfully Sent Blog Hop!


Friday, October 31, 2014

November 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Can you believe it's time for the November blog hop already? 
Where did 2014 go?
The hop for It's the Little Things is a big circle so keep on clicking the links to continue. If you've come from Maureen O'Sullivan's blog you're on the right track.

What a cheerful and pretty set we have for November. I love all the flowers, but then, the flowers sets always catch my eye. 

On this card I took colors from the Confetti Wishes paper to create the flowers. The strips of Confetti Wishes paper are paired with a strip of Teal Glitter Paper for a bit of sparkle. I love how this card turned out. It's one of those feel good cards that make you smile.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--It's the Little Things (Nov. Stamp of the Month)
--Confetti Wishes
--Cricut Art Philosophy (circles)
--Teal Glitter Paper
--Inks: Lagoon, Thistle, Canary, Pacifica
--Embellishments: Purple Glitter Gems, Gold Sequins, Aqua Dots, Clear Sparkles

My online store is open 24/7!

It's the Little Things will only be available Nov. 1-30, 2014. You can get this set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase ($50 min.). How about some Holiday shopping for the crafters on your list!

Next up on the hop is Alyson Mayo's blog. 
Go take a look at her idea for this set.

Thanks for hopping by!

Color Dare #117: Chose your own Orange!

Welcome to the Color My Heart Color Dare! 
This week the challenge is to chose your own orange. Mine is Sunset!

I sponged Sunset ink on white daisy cardstock using a sponge dauber I love sponge daubers! They are easy to use and give a nice soft blend of color. The top is sunset and blends into Whisper at the bottom. I also inked the edge with black ink. The background was embossed with the Quatrefoil folder. I added a couple strips of Black Glitter paper for some sparkle.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Always Grateful stamp set
--Just to Say stamp set (Cricut Collection)
--Ink: Sunset, Whisper, Black
--CS: White Daisy, Black, Sunset
--Quatrefoil Embossing Folder
--Sponge Daubers
--Black Glitter Paper
--3D Foam

my online store is open 24/7!

Be sure to check out the other entries in the Color Dare! 
If you want to play along you still have time! This color dare is open until Thursday 9:00pm (CDT).
Pick your orange and create! Details are on the sidebar.

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Christmas Card Workshop / Kits


Are you feeling the urge to create some Christmas cards? I have some quick and easy cards to get you started! 
If you can’t attend a workshop I will prepare a kit for you to purchase!

This set of cards has an Old World feel. I love the pop of color using glitter paper!

This set of cards is from our NEW Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge!
The card on the left is a cut-out card with a pretty liner.
The card on the right is a pop-up card. Both the Noel on the front and star inside are silver backed.

Christmas Card Workshop
—Make 3 cards of each design for a total of 12 cards with envelopes.
—Also stamp a 12”x12" sheet of To/From tags

DATE: Saturday Oct. 25th 10:00am (sign up asap!)
            Saturday Nov. 15th 10:00am (sign up by Nov 11)
PLACE: My Home — Edwardsville, KS (directions sent in confirmation email)
COST: $15.00

If you would like to host a workshop at your house with a group of friends—contact me!

Want to buy a kit to make on your own?
You may purchase a kit of either set of cards. 

Old World cards: 
—8 pre-stamped and cut cards with envelopes
—directions for assembly
Cost: $12.00 (includes postage—Continental U.S only)

Artfully Sent cards:
—8 pre-stamped and cut cards with envelopes
—directions for assembly
Cost: $15.00 (includes postage—Continental U.S only)

Allow approximately 2 weeks to receive your kit(s). 

Michelle Loncar

Friday, October 17, 2014

Color Dare #115 - Sunset, Olive, Outdoor Denim

The Color My Heart color dare for this week challenges you with the colors of Sunset, Olive and Outdoor Denim. They have a real fall feel, don't they? As I was paging through my new Artfully Sent booklet to chose a design to make I ended up with this cute card. 

What a great card for all kinds of occasions! When you want to compliments someone or maybe just give someone a boost, this card will do it! I've used Outdoor Denim as my card base. The Bravo liner inside is Olive. Then I backed the you rock message with Sunset. I love how it turned out. And to top it off it's a very quick and easy card!

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Artfully Sent Cricut Collection
--Sunset, Olive & Outdoor Denim cardstock

Would you like your own Artfully Sent cartridge? It's full of patterns for pop-up cards, scene cards, sleeves, pocket cards, icons, sentiments, tri-folds and more! Click here to order now.

My online store is open 24/7.

Be sure to check out the other entries in our challenge this week. We'd love for you to join us. It's a lot of fun! We get you started by picking the colors. But if you don't have the exact colors pick something close. Neutral colors can also be used with the dare colors. Full details are on the sidebar of the Color My Heart blog.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Technique Blog Hop--Handmade Hues

Hi there! It's time for our technique blog hop.
If you've arrived from 
you're on the right track. Click the link at the end of this post to go on to the next blog in the hop!

This month we're featuring the technique on page 66 in the Annual Inspirations Book called Handmade Hues. This technique features our new ShinHan Twin Touch Markers. I LOVE these markers!!! The ink flows smoothly from the marker for easy coloring. There is a chisel tip and a writing tip and we have 24 colors plus the colorless blending pen. The colorless blending pen removes color as a means of blending.

On this card I've used a stamp set called Cuddly Salutations. It's one of our Hostess Rewards sets. As a hostess there is a special group of stamp sets you can select with your Rewards. 
I've used the Mahogany and Clay markers to color in the cute little dog. You can see the shading that can be done with the markers. It give a more 3D look to your art. On the Hello bubble I just did a light wash of color with a blending pen.

All products are Close To My Heart:
--Cuddly Sensations (Hostess Reward set)
--Pathfinder paper pack
--CS-Cocoa, White Daisy
--Ink-Black, Glacier
--Glitter Paper-Tan & Brown
--Markers-Mahogany, Clay
--Blender Pen
--Neutral Metallic Twine
--Sparkles-Brown & Tan
--3D Foam

My online store is open 24/7!

Now it's time to hop over to Sheila Bennett's blog.

Happy Hopping!