Thursday, September 10, 2015

Congratulations Card - Art By Miran Heartstrings Digi - Using Cricut Artiste and Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridges

Hello friends. I am celebrating my 600 Followers and 3 years with Close To My Heart; and would love for all of you to participate in my Blog Celebration.  Click here for the blog post. Join my followers on Google Friend Connect, link your blog with Mr. Linky and leave a comment.  No blog, no problem.  Leave me a comment letting me know you don't have a blog.  I will add you to my list.  I am giving away at least 25 wonderful prizes; maybe more; depending on entries. Anyone who wins outside US will qualify for digi stamps from my wonderful sponsors; as I am not allowed to send CTMH products outside the US.

I am cutting it close again.  The deadline for the Art By Miran Facebook Progressive Challenge is tonight at midnight.  This adorable image is Art By Miran Heartstrings; and she was free for entering the previous month.  Purchase the first Art By Miran Reserved Listing (wait for new one), color and create a card using that image; enter into the Facebook Progressive Challenge; and you will receive the next month's image Free.  

I created this adorable image for my granddaughter; who just found out she is 2 months pregnant.  Her baby will be due in April 2016.  I thought this was perfect for a Mother To Be holding this row of heartstrings.  Isn't that how all of us feel about our children?  They own our hearts from the time they are conceived.   I hope you enjoy this card.

Art By Miran Heartstrings for August Progressive Challenge
Using CTMH Kaleidoscope Paper Pack
Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Inside Card 
All Dies Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Colors are much lighter

Supplies used to create this card:

Doily on front - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge; pg. 65.  (My favorite doily)
Frames for Image - Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B
Hearts - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 51; #M3D76C
Sentiment frame - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 71; #M3B28E
Doily inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 31, #M3B515 
Border Inside - Cricut Artiste Cartridge; pg. 31, #M3DD5C
Circle Inside - Sizzix Circles

Image - Art By Miran Heartstrings 
Paper - CTMH Kaleidoscope
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Cotton Candy, Pixie and Pear
Sentiment outside - CTMH Banner Wishes B1438
Sentiment inside - created on computer
Ink - CTMH Cotton Candy and Pear
Ribbon - Offray

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21, Y23
Dress & Shoes - YG13
Hearts - R85
Confetti around image - R85, YG13

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Monday)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (cardstock/ribbon) (1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Retarte - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafting For All Seasons - TicTacToe (Die cuts/Digi/Sent.) (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Gals Corner - Bingo (Ribbon/hand colored digi/sentiment) (1 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
DL.Art Thankful Thursday - 1 per day (Thursday)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes w/sentiment (No limit)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
D.R.S. Designs - Make It a Cutie (No limit)
In The Pink - Ribbons & Bows/Pink - (1 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Art By Miran - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Allsorts - Lots of Layers (2 of 3) (Saturday)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Di's Digis Designs - Include a Sentiment (No limit)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes ?  (2 of 3)
 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Lacy Sunshine's Color Your World - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit) (Other Dates)
Card Mania - Pastel Colors (No limit)
Crafters Galore Encore - Anything Goes (3 of 5)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes (No limit)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 3)

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Or purchase for $17.95 with no purchase requirement

Die Cuts Match Cricut Artiste Cartridge

Choose any of these 3 stamp sets - only $13.95 or all 3 for $34.95.  
A Savings of $6.90.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products.  Call, text or email me with any questions you might have.

Remember - Keep On Creating!! 
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  1. This is so sweet. I lovehow you colored the image
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. Such a sweet card I love the cute image you have used to your papers go with it so lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us over at the World Wide Open DT Challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  3. SO bright and lovely, Gloria. Your creations are always so fun and creative. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge this week. Your support, participation and encouragement are such a blessing to us, and we're grateful for your part in helping us get to our 200th Challenge celebration. Thanks for being a part of it.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. What a lovely creation Gloria - we are so blessed you came by at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day and come back again! Gail DT

  5. This is beautiful.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03 and best of luck with this great entry.
    Don't forget we will be holding the "Champion of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories from the monthly challenges, so hope you keep joining in each month.
    Annette DT Leader

  6. This is gorgeous love the colours thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  7. beautiful way to frame the adorable image. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #40.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  8. So many lovely layers here and great colours, just perfect for our Allsorts theme this week, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. Gorgeous card love your image and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Beautiful card, Gloria! Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

  11. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, you Creation is stunning and a joy to look at
    ... Good luck hugs Tracy

  12. Lovely card, thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Lots of Layers' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Gorgeous card Gloria, thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Pam x

  14. such a fun, bright and cheerful card! Adorable! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  15. Beautiful card Glo I like the image and the design, Thanks for playing along with us at the World wide DT Challenge, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  16. What a sweet card. Your colouring looks great and I love the confetti. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Katrina x

  17. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog with your beautifully made card this week. Good luck in the draw - we hope to see you again soon!
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo Stamps DT

  18. Gloria once again this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our THIRD challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  19. Such a gorgeous card Gloria, lovely colours and a great image, lovely!
    hugs jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  20. Very cute card! Love the papers you've used. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog Looking forward to see you again soon.
    WWO DT
    Toadally Love To Craft {My Blog}

  21. Such an adorable image and you made a Fabulous creation with her. Thanks for joining in our Bingo challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  22. Thank you for joining us at WWODTC
    Heather DT

  23. Such a pretty card love the pink my favourite colour. Lovely image. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT. Do come back again. xx

  24. So love this the image is coloured beautifully and the papers match so well. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for All Seasons. Helen DT. Do come back again. xx

  25. Hermosa interpretación! gracias por participar con nosotras en Retarte de Stampartpapel. Feliz semana, Paula.DT

  26. Another stunning card thank you so much for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world challenge . Good luck and hope to see you again .
    Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

  27. Another stunning card thank you so much for joining us at lacy sunshine color your world challenge . Good luck and hope to see you again .
    Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

  28. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us at lacy sunshine . Good luck
    Caroline sn ct

  29. So sweet. Love the colors and image. thanks for sharing at Clear it Out.

  30. Beautiful card! Love the colors.Thanks for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie WW challenge!

  31. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion#278! Good luck!

  32. Awe! Congratulations to your granddaughter as well as yourself! This is a fantastic card to celebrate the occasion! Thank you for playing along in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge! Have a blessed day!

    Charity - DT Member - Word Art Wednesday (my personal blog)

  33. Great card...thanks so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT x

  34. What a fun color combo. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  35. Love the card and page you made with the CTMH stamp of the month set!! Great ideas. Your main card is totally cute and perfect for the DRS Designs Cutie challenge. Love, love, love your coloring, colors, image, paper and bg dots on your image panel. Great cut outs too. Awesome work and thanks for sharing it with us - we love to see your work.

  36. A delightful card. I love the pretty colours and image.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore September Challenge "Anything Goes" and good luck x

  37. So beautiful card!!! Thanks for play on Retarte, we hope to see you next time! Vilma-DT

  38. Very lovely! Thank you for entering the WWODT Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Vicki, DT Member

  39. I really like this card!
    Thanks for joining the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
    Good luck.

    Greetz Linette


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