Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new items from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Life is Good Layout by Wendy Kessler

Life is Good Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Rustic Home Paper Packet, Uptown Paper Packet, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Raspberry Cardstock (new color!), Uptown Ribbon Pack, Picture My Life – Gold & Silver Overlay, Thin Cuts – Hearts, Gold Glitter Paper, Grey Enamel Gems, and 4×6 Flip Flaps.

I had so much fun using some of the new papers with these photos.  I was surprised at how well the Rustic Home Paper mixes with the gold elements.

Thin Cuts Tip: Keep a stick pin handy at your desk (I use one with a red tip so I can spot it better).  Use this pin to poke through the holes with the diecuts get stuck in the Thin Cuts.  It is also handy to clean out the tip on the Liquid Glass (which you will most likely be using with your Thin Cuts.)

Vellum Tip: To adhere vellum you can use a vellum tape or spray.  Another option is to apply adhesive where it will be hidden.  Looking at the above layout, I attached the vellum where my pictures and ribbon would cover up any adhesive.  This second option does take planning. 😉  You could also attach with staples or brads.

Organizing Tip: I like to keep all the paper from one packet together.  I’ve got lots of large ziplock bags leftover from completed workshop kits that I reuse (or you could purchase some).  You can peel off the label from the Paper Fundamentals package pretty easily and stick it on one of these bags.  If it doesn’t come off well, you can just tape it to the bag.

New Fundamentals

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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Darlys Recker · 08/07/2016 at 3:38 am

Lovely layouts – I especially like the use of the vellum & flip flaps. Thanks for the tips.

Haley D. · 08/07/2016 at 6:47 am

Your layout is beautiful and perfectly complements your pretty photos!

Michelle Stewart · 08/07/2016 at 7:30 am

Great layout. Love the pop of color with the woodgrain.

Maureen · 08/07/2016 at 7:50 am

Lovely LO. Great choice of colors!

Donna Digby · 08/07/2016 at 8:00 am

Very nice layout! Love all the layering you did with the papers, ribbon and your die-cuts and embellishments.

Catherine Nowak · 08/07/2016 at 9:33 am

Beautiful layout ~ love the pink and gold with the wood grain.

Casandra B · 08/07/2016 at 9:46 am

Thank you for the inspiration. I love the pink with our rustic fundamentals. Your photos are perfect for this layout.

Jen Rubio · 08/07/2016 at 2:23 pm

Beautiful pages Wendy!! Love your tip about storing paper too! 🙂

Kathy Burrows · 08/07/2016 at 3:58 pm

Love this paper pack and the new thin cuts. Really like what you did with them here.

Lauren · 08/07/2016 at 7:34 pm

Such a gorgeous layout- love your tips too!

Terrie · 08/09/2016 at 3:37 pm

Great layout and awesome tips!

Brenda L · 08/16/2016 at 11:24 am

Gorgeous layout! Raspberry, Adventure, Uptown and Rustic Home Fundamentals work wonderfully together.

Denise Gifford · 08/20/2016 at 9:57 am

Great layout.
I love how you used the vellum with the papers.
The colours are perfect for you photos
Thanks for sharing

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