Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/16/2012 08:00 pm by Wendy
A bunch of Close to My Heart consultants have gathered together once again to bring you a blog hop featuring the papers in the brand new Dotty For You Paper Packet. The hop makes a circle so if you are starting here, continue until you make your way back. If you are coming from Haley Dyer’s Blog you are on the right track.
The Dotty For You paper packet includes 24 specially designed, coordinated B&T Duos sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing. Spread the word and help us celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with this exclusive Dotty For You paper packet promotion. Available April 17 (9:00am MST)- May 31 (11:59pm MST), while supplies last. Get yours today!
Here’s what I have created for you today:
Supplies used are Close to My Heart unless noted: Dotty For You Paper Packet, Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Colonial White RicRac from the Colonial White Designer Ribbon Round Collection, Basic Buttons Assortment, Bamboo Waxy Flax, Dimensional Elements – Hearts, Heavenly Blue ink, Smoothie ink, and DCWV Quote Stack.
I just love all the different colors that this paper pack has in it. You can do many layouts and they will all look so different! I really don’t care for the cloud paper and thought for sure it would be one that I would use the backside of but what do you know here it is showing up on my layout and it is perfect for these baby pictures! My layout is also a copycat from the Studio J layout below. I noticed the row of stitching and substituted it with ric rac. I really like the mix if it with the line of ribbon.
Your next stop is Elizabeth Mindemann’s Blog.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/01/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
E1021 Trinity Alphabet
Supplies used are all CTMH unless noted: Dotty for You Paper Packet (Available April 17-May 31, 2012), Trinity Alphabet stamp set, Sunset ink, Lagoon ink, Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes, Dimensional Elements Banners, buttons from my stash, Stampin Up Baker’s Twine. Sept. 2011 Page Map.
Trinity is a great alphabet because it offers three different size letters, punctuation, and numbers! I’ve used all the sizes in my layout. I had to use the Stampin Up baker’s twine because it was all I had in my stash but CTMH has some new Baker’s Twine and I think the colors are a bit brighter. I’m going to have to get some now!
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 03/29/2012 01:34 pm by Wendy
I think this is my final quick layout and I’m going to have to do a bit more work on future projects. The picture is of my daughters with their American Girl dolls after they put on a fashion show. The paper is from the same stack I’ve been using lately with a Michael’s rhinestone flourish, stash ribbon, a bigger brad (Basic Grey?), Studio 18 rhinestones, and Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles Scalloped Baseboards added for embellishing. Notice that I used a cutting knife to cut the details surrounding the photo mat and tucked my photo underneath.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 03/22/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
This layout was created for the Use it or Lose it Challenge. The challenge this time is Paper Piecing. I used to do paper piecing all the time. It’s a lot easier now that we have the Cricut but I still just haven’t used this technique much. It is a bit time consuming but always worth it in the end.
For my layout I pieced together some stamped images as you can see in the closeup picture above. My base was created using an image from the Life’s Creation stamp set (retired). I stamped and cut out the image 3 times and placed them in a circle. My next layer is a flower from the Sweet Home Workshop-On-The-Go stamp set (retired) and the top flower is from Life’s Creation. Paper piecings look even more amazing if you add some type of embellishment to them like I did with the Opaque Pearls.
Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: paper, Life’s Creation stamp set (retired), Sweet Home stamp set (retired), Colonial White Ribbon, Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Irresistibles Eclectic Chipboard Die-Cuts Alphabet, Chocolate/Juniper/Tulip/Sunset inks, and Zig marker.
The layout was one I received in a swap at convention a couple years ago, created by Anna Peterson. I added the title, journaling, and stamped embellishments.
To join in on this challenge visit Use it or Lose it Challenge.
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 03/21/2012 08:00 am by Wendy
WELCOME! I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”. If you have already started, you should be coming from Judy Faye Garner’s Blog. If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here.
This month we are all using Dimensional Elements (chipboard).
Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise stated: Florentine Paper Packet, Family Love stamp set, Timeless Charms, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Dimensional Elements Mixed Shapes, Cocoa Collection Ribbon(retired), Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Olive and Chocolate inks, and Zig marker. Sept. 2011 Page Map.
Well, I’m struggling with my mojo today so I wasn’t very creative when it came to using chipboard. The only piece I used was the piece for the title. I have to say that I do love how these dimensional element (chipboard) pieces coordinate with our Art Philosophy cartridge. I just cut the shape I need (in the size indicated on the dimensional element packaging) and it fits perfectly. This makes it super easy to add paper to the top of the chipboard.
The Family Love stamp set is a new one for me and you will be seeing more of it. It is great for those family pages and has some nice decor images too like the one in the corner of my page. I first inked my stamp in Olive, then I used a sponge dauber to add Chocolate ink to the center. It was a simple way to add multiple colors to the stamped image.
Now hop on over to Shirley Ross’ Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.
If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on my previous post.