Posted in Blog Hops on 05/21/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
Welcome back to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. This month we are focusing on Metal Embellishments. I bet you have a lot of those sitting around just waiting to be used. If you are just starting, you can just continue until you make your way back here. If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Rachel Ventura.
For both of these layouts I pulled out some OLD supplies! The paper and My Stickease ares CTMH but I couldn’t tell you the name. I used glitter brads on the first layout and silver metal brads on the second layout. I really love using brads because they are so easy to incorporate.
Now hop on over to Joy McHargue to see what she has done with metal!
Here are a list of Participants:
Posted in Blog Hops on 05/18/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our May Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop! As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant. If you don’t already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create. If you came from Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!
Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but we also have a Wedding theme. There are so many weddings this time of year! Do you have any weddings coming up?
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: For Always Paper Packet, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Artiste Cricut cartridge, For Always My Stickease Assortment, Sparkles Clear Assortment, and Bitty Sparkles.
Your next stop on our “Happily Ever After” hop is Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
- Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
- Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
- Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
- Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
- Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
- Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle
- Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101
Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you in creating your own wedding themed projects!
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/13/2013 12:00 am by Wendy
The May Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Patterned Paper Party! Create a layout using THREE or more patterned papers from DIFFERENT collections.
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: EK Success Overton House Designs paper, Heidi Grace Designs paper, unknown stack paper, Making Memories Simply Stated Heidi Large White Alphabet Rubons, Stickabilities Alphabet Stickers, Prima Flowers, Michael’s rhinestones, and ribbon. Sketch from Imagine by Close to My Heart.
At first I thought it was going to be difficult to mix patterned papers because I have switched to buying packs because they are so much easier to coordinate. But what do you know…I have some really old paper! This challenge was a good thing because these papers would normally be my last resort. So single sheets here I come and this is what I came up with. The best way for me to mix pattern papers is to choose one multi-colored paper as a starting point, then find mono-toned or less busy papers to go with it. You can see this from my layout. I have the striped paper and polka dot papers (mostly covered) as my busy, multi-colored sheets. Then I added the pink flowered sheet, brown flowered sheet, green polka dots, and pink/green flowered sheet. I have a large supply of Making Memories alphabet rubons making those the first that came to mind. Even though I have a large stash, I do use them often. They are good quality and make a quick way to add a title, similar to alphabet stickers but with more letters to use.
Now I will share the funny part of doing this layout. I was as far as the pictures on the paper, just had to add a title and embellishments, when I realized that these are Christmas pictures – not birthday. I certainly wasn’t going to start over at that point. I decided that I did use pink and green so that’s close enough to Christmas colors. I was just focused on how well the paper matched her outfit and I guess that’s what happens when your child has a birthday so close to Christmas.
What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout. You have until May 29th.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 05/06/2013 12:30 pm by Wendy
Supplies used: CTMH Hooligans Paper Packet, Recollections Glitter Tape, American Crafts Elements Clear Mini Jewel Brads, Prima Black Rhinestones Flourish, and Making Memories Simply Stated Hand-Lettered Rub-on Words (Expressions). I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/28/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
Here’s the next sketch at Scrap Our Stash! This time, use at least 6 buttons from your stash.
Here’s my layout:
Supplies used: Close to My Heart Buzz & Bumble Paper Packet, Close to My Heart Color-Ready Cork Alphabet, Making Memories buttons and flowers, and other Close to My Heart misc. retired embellishments.
I had a little trouble with the circle on this one. I used the outside of a bowl to place the buttons but next time I will draw a line with pencil and then place the buttons. Because of the different sizes, they didn’t line up as nice as I wanted them to. This is a very different layout for me because of the colors but they worked well with the photos and I’ve almost used up this paper packet now.
There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash. You have until April 29th.