I don’t use primary colors much, especially for baby pictures which usually have some shade of pink.  So here’s something different.

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 – HeartsHeavenly 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.

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!

This is a layout from the retired Lucky Workshop Kit.  I’ve had it together and it just needed pictures.  With such a versatile layout I just couldn’t decide what pictures to use.  The ones I ended up choosing are from a family/game day.

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 Tabbi Fritz’s Blog.  If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here.

This month we are featuring buttons and flowers.

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Supplies used: Let’s Get Together Paper Packet, Colonial White Waxy Flax, Just Blooms Flowers (link to similar product), Red Assortment Buttons, Color Ready Alphabet – Hodge Podge (link to similar products), Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts, Cranberry InkHooray Bouquet stamp set, and Art Philosophy Cricut Collection.

This is one of my favorite paper packs from “back when”  When I looked at my stash of buttons I had a lot of red and thought of this paper.  I used a sketch from Page Maps March 2011.  I discovered that it is fun when I am able combine old supplies with new ones.  Most of the products I used are fairly old but then I used the Hooray Bouquet stamp set with my Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and those are both newer supplies.  I am learning that this is so easy to do with stamps!

I was also reminded with this layout why I love waxy flax so much.  It is so easy to thread buttons and stays in place.  I attached my buttons to the layout, poked holes with my Piercing Tool, and threaded the waxy flax through – no needle needed!

I am so pleased with how this title came out.  Again, I mixed old product with new.  I opened my package of Irresistible letters and used up more of my Color-Ready Alphabet.  It turned out to be a great combination!

Now hop on over to Ann Marie’s Blog for more ideas on using up your button and flower stash.

If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on my previous post.