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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For this layout I used a stencil to poke holes for the flower and then stitched with embroidery floss.

The Workshop Your Way Hello Baby Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set
3 – Sheets Hello Lovely B&T Duos
1 – Cardstock Sheet (White Daisy)
1 – Blush Shimmer Ribbon
1 – Grey Enamel Gems
12 – White Card Bases & Envelopes

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to create 12 cards.  You can use the instructions to create them as is or you can change them up to create your own designs.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Whisper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

How I changed up the cards: I added a Sea Glass mat (3.5 x 3.5) and changed 2A on the Project 2 to Sea Glass.  I just love the Birthday Sparkles stamp set and it’s super cute with the banner!  I also left the ribbon off the cards.

Supplies used: Paper Bliss stitched stickers, all other is Close to My Heart.

This month for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge, we are challenged to either use a scrapbook recipe for our page, or to do a layout with a recipe.  I’ve had this layout sitting around for awhile and just needed to finish it so this was the perfect motivation for me.