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 Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 05/15/2013 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are focusing on FABRIC. If you are starting here just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Stephanie Chumbley.
Supplies used: Sophia Paper Packet (retired), Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Chantilly Textiles, Harvest Baker’s Twine, Felt Alphabet – Keepsake (retired), Sparkle Flourishes, and Bitty Sparkles.
I have to admit when Close to My Heart came out with these fabrics I really wasn’t sure what to do with them. It’s great that they coordinate with different papers but I have a feeling they will last me a very long time. For my layout I used the fabric to create the butterflies and flowers. The butterflies are roughly 2″ squares of fabric cut with pinking shears on the sides. To create the flowers I first cut a long strip (about 1/2″) of fabric. Then I twisted it so the pattern was mostly on the outside and from there I twisted it further into a circle. As I did the final twisting, I used 1″ glue dots to adhere it to my paper flower. The inside of the small flower is a strip of fabric tied in a loose knot with the ends cut off. At first, I planned to use knots with the ends but I didn’t like it so I used those (they look like little bows) in the upper corner of my layout. I used this sketch from Scrappy Sketches.
And here are some closeup pics:
Your next stop is: Judy Faye !
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 Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 04/15/2013 06:00 am by Wendy
Thanks for joining us this month! If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Stephanie Chumbley’s Blog.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sophia Paper Packet (retired), Sophia My Stickease (retired), Clear Sparkle Flourishes, Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired), Green Glitter Glitz, and Stardust Glitter Glitz.
The Sophia Paper Pack was one of my favorites. I still had some left along with the coordinating Stickease so I decided to use them for this challenge. These are both retired but I also added in some current product. The most common things I do with My Stickease is add 3D Foam Tape to add dimension, and add more embellishing to them in some way. You could use brads, ribbon, sparkles, or my recent favorite – Glitter Glitz. On my layout, I used Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired), Sparkle Flourishes, and Stardust Glitter Glitz. I also used Green Glitter Glitz to add some color and sparkle to the scalloped paper at the top of the page. One more secret was the placement of the Stickease “buttons”… the scallop was a scrap that I had with my papers and it was a tad bit shorter than what I need for the page. I used these button stickers to fill the gap!
Here’s a closeup:
Your next stop is Shirley’s Blog!
List of Participants:
1. Stephanie Chumbley
2. Wendy K.
4. Tabbi Fritz
5. Melinda Everitt
6. Judy Faye Garner
7. Joy McHargue
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 04/13/2013 08:00 am by Wendy
The April Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is Dots and Stripes with Birds, Butterflies or Bees from your stash. Create a layout using at least one polka dot and one striped paper and either birds, butterflies, or bees.
Here is my layout:
Supplies used: Echo Park papers and stickers, Studio18 Rhinestones, and unknown flower rhinestones. Sketch by Liz Qualman – My LIttle Sketch Book:
This was a pretty quick layout because I used a sketch and a paper packet. It really doesn’t get much easier than that!
What will you create? Go to Scrap Our Stash to submit your own layout. You have until April 29th.