Friday, November 24, 2017

Color Dare 271


This week's Color Challenge offers a very versatile color selection using the palatte from CTMH Paper Pack "Beary Christmas". So many colors to choose from...and you are in charge. 
We're challenging you to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many as 9 of these CTMH Colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.

I used papers from the Beary Christmas paper pack. The wreath around the bear and the layer with the trees are Picture My Life cards that come with each Creative Collection paper pack. The hat was made with the Beary Christmas-Cardmaking set.  If you notice the wreath was cut with a circle Thin Cut, but I didn't want to cut the tails of the bow off. So I rolled the image with the circle Thin Cut almost all the way through my Cuttlebug and stopped before it cut that part of the wreath. I finished it by trimming the tails of the bow with my scissors. I also added some Clear Shimmer Brush to the pom pom on the hat and the snowflakes on the tree layer.






All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Beary Christmas - Cardmaking + Thin Cuts
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Specialty Paper: Beary Christmas
  • Exclusive Inks: Cranberry, Charcoal
  • Cardstock: White Daisy
  • Thin Cuts--Circles
  • ShinHan Marker: Marigold
  • Bears Christmas Dots
  • Shimmer Brush-Clear
  • Thin 3D Foam Tape
Let's go shopping!
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too!

Now it's your turn to create and share! Full details are in the post on our Color My Heart home page. 

Have a creative day!
Michelle 

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Black Friday Sale!!!

CTMH Black Friday Special!

We’re holding a one-day flash sale on your My website to celebrate one of the busiest shopping days of the year! The sale will give you a chance to get a 50% discount on all of our currently available Cut Above® Layout Kits. This includes our current kits as well as a selection of layout kits that were previously available. Some of these kits are only available in low quantities, so be sure to place your orders early!

This sale starts at 1:00 am (CST) on November 24 and will end at 11:59 pm on that same day. Sale prices are only available on orders placed through your my website during these times.

As an additional bonus, when you buy the Cut Above Layout Kit—The Story Begins kits (Baby Boy or Baby Girl), you are eligible for additional savings. As shown in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book, when you purchase one of these kits, you can purchase a My Legacy™ album of your choice at 30% off! That means that during this 1-day only sale, you can purchase these Cut Above Layout Kits at 50% off AND purchase a My Legacy album at 30% off—Talk about incredible savings!

Go to mloncar.com for details.

Come back Monday for more specials!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Workspace Wonder™ Carousel Base & Top

What a GREAT gift idea for the crafters out there! Our Workspace Wonder line of products works really well for organizing and keeping your supplies at hand.

Click here to see all our organizing tools.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Cut Above® Layout Kit—The Story Begins

Color Dare 270



This week we're challenging you with a few neutral colors PLUS pick your own RED. Cranberry is shown above but pick any red you like. I picked Pomegranate!

I used all the neutral colors as backgrounds for the flowers. The card base is really white but doesn't look that way in the photo. I also added some shimmer on the petals of the flowers. You can see that better in the close up photo below.  The fun thing about this stamp set is that is has matching Thin Cuts making it very easy to cut out the images. No fussy cutting done here! I did ink the edges of the flowers to give it a finished edge.





All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Beautiful You + Thin Cuts
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Espresso, Pomegranate
  • Cardstock: Espresso, Heather, Mink
  • Embellishments: Shimmer Brush--Clear, White Pearls
  • Tools: Corner Rounder, Sponge, Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's your turn to play along. Create any paper craft using ALL and ONLY the colors above. If you don't have an exact CTMH match you may substitute something close, but don't add any brand new colors to the palette. Full details are on the Color My Heart home page

Have fun creating!
Michelle

#colordare #colormyheart #closetomyheart #cardmaking

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop


The consultant group that brings you the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop is at it again. This time we're featuring the Fundamentals Special going on this month. If you came from 
Gina Brandstetter's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to continue along for more inspiration!

I needed a birthday card for my grandson and his favorite colors are red and blue. I used images from the November Stamp of the Month: Through the Year. It was a fun and easy card to make! 


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Set: Through the Year (only available in November)
  • Enchantment Fundamentals paper pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Archival Black
  • ShinHan Markers: Cerulean Blue Light, Pastel Green, Carmine
  • Cardstock: Sapphire, Pewter
  • Blue Burlap Ribbon, Clear Sparkles
  • Journal Pen
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's time to hop over to Krista Hershberger's blog for more inspiration. 

Thanks for hopping by!
Michelle

#closetomyheart #cardmaking #bloghop #paperfundatmentals

Friday, November 10, 2017

Christmas Card Blog Hop


It's that time of year so we're having a Christmas Card Blog Hop! We're the same group that does the Stamp of the Month hop so you know you're going to see some great ideas! If you've come from
Gina Brandstetter's blog you're on the right path. Just keep clicking on the links in each post to hop along!

My card is in non-traditional colors....which is my favorite way to go with Christmas cards. I cut a stencil with my paper trimmer for the rectangle. I sponged with Pewter ink to create the background for the trees. Leaving part of the rectangle lighter gives depth. Then I just stamped in Charcoal ink and added some Clear Shimmer Brush for a frosted, snowy look. The layers in the background are Pewter on the left and Silver Foil on the right. The foil doesn't photo well.




Inside of card


All products are Close To My Heart:
  • Stamp Sets: Nature's Wish, First Noel
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Exclusive Inks: Charcoal, Pewter
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Pewter
  • Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
  • Shimmer Brush-Clear
  • Round Sponge
If you need a consultant I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a consultant I can help with that, too.

Now it's time to hop over to Krista Hershberger's blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for hopping with us!

List of participating consultants

Have a Creative Day!
Michelle 

 #christmascardbloghop #cardmaking #closetomyheart