Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!

If you have come here from Michelle Johns’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! 

For today’s blog hop, I decided to show you how easy it is to use Picture My Life cards to make cards. There is a sheet of these Picture My Life cards included in each paper packet. I made a card from each set, except I didn’t have Central Park so I used the Picture My Life Birthday Cheer cards instead. I always seem to have some of these leftover when I am finished with the paper so this is a great way to make use out of them.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet, White Ribbon, Bashful Ink, Sponge Dauber, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Sapphire Cardstock, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Fresh Air Paper Packet, New England Ivy Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock, Bronze Sequins, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Birthday Cheer Cards, Gold Shimmer Brush, Red Shimmer Trim, Colorful Texture Stamp Set, Black Ink, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Documented Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Gems, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, White & Gold Ribbon, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, 3-D Foam Tape, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’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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Boo Halloween Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, Cardstock (Black, Cocoa, Brown Bag (retired), Kraft, and Sunset), Black ink, and sponge dauber.

Cardstock only pages are so much easier with the Artbooking Cricut Collection!  Everything on this page was cut from the Spooky Layout button and I just sponged some ink onto the haunted house for some added dimension.  Easy peasy!

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

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Maddox Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used: CTMH Superhero Paper Packet, CTMH Dimensional Elements, CTMH Sky ink, and Two Busy Moms Crackle Alphabet stickers.

This was a layout from the Superhero Workshop on the Go Kit.  You will see a theme in my upcoming posts; I am trying to finish up some layouts before my new product comes!

E1014 Posterboard Alphabet stamp set $29.95 (You can purchase this for half-price when you qualify and order the November Stamp of the Month!)

Supplies used are all retired products by Close to My Heart, with the exception of the Indian Corn Blue ink and the Posterboard Alphabet stamp set.

Sorry for the crappy photo…having camera issues today.  I’m not sure I should admit that I have had this layout sitting around for <gasp> years!  I’ve cleaned my scrapbook room this week and found it has made it’s way to the next step of having pictures with it.  Really, all I needed to do is add the photos…  At least it was an easy one for today when I am short on time!  I will use flip flaps for to include all the individual family photos under the one on the right page of everyone.  I used 3D Foam Tape to pop up the photos as needed around the dimensional element pieces.  The Posterboard Alphabet stamp set that I used is great for many different techniques.  I stamped it on my patterned paper, then cut out the letters for my title.

This month the Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is Stars & Stripes.  I realized I really don’t have much for stars at all!  So for my layout I opted to use striped paper (I’ve got plenty of that!) and embellish with some chipboard stars.

Supplies used: Pebbles pattern paper, Close to My Heart cardstock, Close to My Heart Dimensional Elements – Stars, Close to My Heart Dimensional Elements Alphabet, Close to My Heart Twilight, Honey, and Goldrush inks, Michael’s Rhinestones, and unknown journaling paper.

I often do one-photo layouts.  One trick to filling up the page is by adding a border.  If you look at this page, the blue strip is the backside of a scrap from the striped paper.