Supplies used: unknown pattern paper, Technique Tuesday scalloped baseboards, layered title by Colorbok, Making Memories Rose Petal Paint, Making Memories Rose Petal Specialty Glaze, CTMH Sparkles, Making Memories flowers, unknown ricrac, and eyelets.  Based on a Becky Fleck January 2011 Page Map sketch.  Scrap Our Stash February Challenge.

The February Challenge at Scrap Our Stash this month is LOVE.  I really dug into my stash for this layout.  I think the patterned paper may have been from the Target Dollar Spot at least a year ago, the scalloped baseboards are from when a local scrapbook store closed years ago, and the eyelets and brads are even older.   The ricrac is from a bag I found at a rummage sale!  I am not one for empty space on a layout or just plain cardstock so I filled the white cardstock space with heart-shaped eyelets to create my own patterned paper.  I painted the chipboard border with a pink base topped with a coat of specialty glaze.

(click to see a bigger photo – but it may take awhile to download)

Supplies used: Making Memories Specialty Glaze – Rose Petal, Fancy Pants Transparent Die Cuts, and Making Memories Maddi Scrapbook Page Kit.

Layout Challenge: #126 of 210.

That is the big question: What is the name?  I love to play games so here’s one for you.  I’ve made this page layout for the baby book of the many names that we considered.  The name we chose is on here.  Can you guess what it is?

Welcome to another Close to My Heart Product Spotlight Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring Just Bloom flowers!  Flowers are one of my favorite products and with two girls I add them to almost every page.  Plus, the Summer Posies and the White Daisies are currently on sale!

Here’s a closeup of the flowers (the best I could get because they are so shiny):

Products used are all CTMH: Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet, Just Blooms White Daisy Variety Pack, Spot On Backgrounds stamp set, Playful Flourishes stamp set, Create-a-Shade paint, Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Hodge Podge Color Ready AlphabetHollyhock, Sweet Leaf, and Chocolate ink.

Layout Challenge: #55 of 210

My favorite flowers are the White Daisies because you can make them any color you want by using reinkers and dying them.  There are so many things that you can do with these flowers: add a little or a lot of color with reinkers and ink, stamp them with any design and color for added detail, layer them, or paint them.  There are many things you can add as the flower center: a drop of paint or glitter glue, buttons, brads, eyelets, rhinestones/gems/sparkles, pearls, a ribbon knot, sticker, or stamped image.

You can see many of these techniques on the flowers on my layout.  I stamped some of them with different images and because I just love the shimmer I painted them all with Create-a-Shade paint.  I also love sparkles so I added them as my flower centers and around the flower clusters.  The Color Ready alphabet stickers are sponged with Sweet Leaf for a perfect color match to my layout.

Now hop over to Tracy’s blog to continue!

Please come back and visit on July 15th for our next blog hop spotlighting the Cupcake Sprinkles stamp set.

See the previous post for a complete list of participants.

Supplies used: CTMH Bella Level 2 Paper Pack & Stickease, CTMH Olive & Lilac Mist cardstock, unknown chipboard flourishes, Making Memories paint, Bazzill? flowers, CTMH Sparkles, Cricut Storybook cartridge.

Layout Challenge: #51 of 210.

Gee, this might turn into a mini series of decorating your scrapbooking tools and more!  It all started when I finally got around to decorating these jars.

Products used: MM organizer, CTMH Tickled Pink papers, CTMH Sparkles, Kaiser rhinestones, Prima Say it in Style Crystals, Petaloo flowers, and Mod Podge.

Products used: MM organizer, My Mind’s Eye papers, unknown flowers, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, MM paint, unknown ribbon, Dress It Up Glitter Dots, K & Company Grand Adhesions butterflies, and Mod Podge.

Products used: MM organizer, GCD Studios papers, DCWV Glitter stack papers, Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters, Michael’s rhinestones, Darice rhinestones, MM paint, unknown ribbon, and Mod Podge.

Embellish is defined as: to make beautiful, decorate.  This is exactly what I have been doing with all my scrapbook organizers and tools lately.  It makes my scrapbook room even more enjoyable and inspiring.  These Making Memories desk organizers come in a plain white.  They are nice as is but I have enjoyed making them my own.  I bought one from Crop Chocolate and had trouble finding more after that.  I thought I found a good deal on my additional ones and was disappointed.  I learned that even though they advertise with the same picture and they are both MM, I should have bought the ones that were $40 and not $20.  The first one I got is actually wood, solid, and heavy.  The other ones I thought I found at a decent price are cheap cardboard/chipboard-like.  They are very like-weight and will definitely not last as long.  Christine wasn’t very happy with me that she had to trade with me so I could have the nice one 🙂 but I made it up to her by decorating them.  Now if Michael’s ever gets my set of drawers in again I will show you some other things I have done.  Have a great day!