You’ve Got Class Blog Hop

Welcome to the You’ve Got Class Blog Hop!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases the You’ve Got Class Promotion.  This is a great bundle to preserve your child’s K–12 school progress with this unique project, which includes instructions and materials for 14 single-page scrapbook layouts. Plus it includes special folders made for preserving standout schoolwork and other memorabilia, making it the perfect way to preserve your memories of these formative years. Or you can put your own twist on it.

If you are just arriving here from KIMBERLY BOWERS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 7 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I now have an official craftroom again and walls to hang artwork. I decided to hang my 12×12 frame and make monthly layouts to add so I can enjoy.  Since it is back to school why not start with a layout to celebrate.

I am so pleased the way it turned out.

I did pull in one retired stamp set to create the pencils.

I used the You’ve Got Class Workshop to make my layout. I used both of the stamp sets You’ve Got Class and School Kids Stamp and Thin Cuts.

Here it is with this year’s photo.

Your next stop is along this hop is KATY TAYLOR’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Purposeful Plastic Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the Flip Flaps, and Pocket Plus Pages.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I love our Pocket Pages Plus but I will admit I do not use them as often as I could.  This summer my son and I planned to do a bunch of hikes and a Park Tour. Rather than creating a layout of every park we went to this summer, I would just make one layout and utilize the Pocket Plus Page.  I have not printed my photos but the layout is ready.

Here is the full layout~ I used Central Park paper pack and the layout #33 from the Make it from Your Heart Vol 3. Here are the Pocket Plus pages.

I created a list on my computer of all the parks we went to and split them over two of pockets.  I will be adding 2 photos to this side. I used all the PML cards in this paper pack to fill the Pocket Plus openings.

I will be adding journaling and notes about our different adventures once the photos are printed.

The last Pocket Plus page is this one.

I found this playground image on my Silhouette so I used it with coordinating cardstock to add to the sun ray paper.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the Masking!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month ~ For the Love of Crafting

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring AUGUST’s stamp of the month ~ FOR THE LOVE OF CRAFTING (S1808) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I know I want to create a layout with this stamp set to document my love of crafting but I realized I really do not have any photos of me doing what I love.  I have snapped a few of my son who has taken to wanting to craft with me.  So I am thinking I will need to incorporate those into to it.  So for now I am going to focus on a card I was inspired to crate.

I used the masking technique to stamp the sentiments in Eggplant and Black.  I did use the coordinating Cricut cut for the larger sentiment which I cut using Bashful.  I then used my stitch guide ruler to create the stitch look around the Linen card stock.  I used the Documented paper for the background and accented it with Eggplant and Bashful cardstock.  I also used the scissors Cricut cut from You are Here cartridge.  You can find both Cricut cuts HERE.

No crafting project is complete with out a little shine so I used my liquid glass to make the hearts pop and added a few gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of August and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

 

Magically Masked Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting the masking technique.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork. If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

Masking can be done in a number of ways.  If you are using a stamp sets you cover up part of a stamp image with tape or paper and stamp only the part you want to show. I decided to make a Cricut cut to use as a mask. Here is the finished product and then I will show you how I created the fire works.

I used this fireworks overlay to make the mask.  I could not get the dimensions to fit a standard card without distorting the image.  So it was cut at 4.5″ x 6.8″ and I added a strip of paper to make it have the little border on all sides.

I then used a sponge to ink the fireworks in Sapphire and Pomegranate.

When you remove the mask it look like this.

I then turned it to the side and added the sentiment which comes from the Central Park Scrapbooking stamp set. I used second generation stamping to get the lighter background behind Summer. I then added a little liquid glass to the stars to they would pop.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the Masking!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Stampaganza Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampaganza Blog Hop!!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases our fantastic special this month with Stampaganza.  So you will be seeing art work featuring a variety of stamps sets which are retiring soon, but you can still purchase and get a deal!! This month when you buy any two stamp sets and get a third stamp set of equal or lesser value FREE!

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 12 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I realized I created this card for my son’s teacher this year and never shared it, so I thought this would be a great time to do so.

I used the adorable School Kids stamp set and dies.  I used my ShinHan Markers to color the little boy and school.  I used Cranberry, Toffee and Black cardstock.  The Alphabet pattern paper is from the the now retired Enchantment Fundamentals.  I then used my back pen to doodle the dashes.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Highlight Reel

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~ A Highlight Reel (S1807) a set of 23.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

There are so many great stamps in this set I was not sure how I wanted to use it.  I could totally see how I could incorporate it in a layout; however, time is not working in my favor as I am about to put our house on the market.  So I wanted to see how I could incorporate this stamp set into a card.  Here is my creation.

I focused on the car stamp and crated a fun pattern.  I colored them with my markers.  I used a card pattern from the Make it from Your Heart Volume 2.  I used the Central Park Paper Pack.  The “Happy” is from the Central Park Cardmaking Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Central Park Sequins for pop and a little White Ribbon.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of July and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Mini is Marvelous Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 11 of us highlighting mini albums or really anything crafty that is mini.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I really wanted to create one of the new Stories by Stacy albums and plan to make it for my husband for father’s day, but unfortunately life has been a bit busy.  I will still crate this album but it will be in a little later this summer.  Fortunately I had been working on a mini album so I decided to focus on it.  If you are coming from DEBI MCBAINS BLOG, you are on the right track!

I crated one of these albums for my son after his first year of Pre-K as I did not just want to give him a big box of papers.  You can check out my first on HERE to see how it will be bound. I will plan to take it to Office Depot/Max and have them add the binding.  The size of the book is 9×6 inches.

This is the cover using the Central Park papers.  I really love this pattern paper as it is so cheerful.  The inch worm ruler is a SVG file that I have with my Silhouette.  I used White Daisy, Charcoal and Willow.  I matted the photo with Glacier.

The inside cover is using the revers of the paper and his class photo.  I also saved one of his name tags to add to the album.

The PreK he went to used the Tools of the Mind program so every day they created a play plan which will go in this section which was him drawing a picture of what he was going to do and eventually starting to write what he planned to do. This was the divider tab for his play plans.

I made a divider for each of the different types of papers and artwork that went home.  I used all CTMH cardstock focusing on Willow, Poppy, Canary, Pacifica and Glacier.  Instead of using the actual art work I actually took photos of them, then had the photos printed and added.  This makes the whole book much more compact and a great memory book.   I am planning on dropping it off to get bound this week!! Now on to Junior Kindergarten….

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto HALEY DYER’S BLOG where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the awesome patterns Close to My Heart Offers!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Rad Dad ~ Masculine Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rad Dad ~ Masculine Themed Blog Hop!!!

You will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  For this hop we are featuring artwork which showcases the awesome Rad Dad stamp or masculine themed art work.

If you are just arriving here from MELISSA ROBINSONS Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 10 consultants participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I needed to create a couple of Father’s day cards and I really like the Dad you’re rad saying so I wanted to focus on that.  The next thing that came to mind was music and a guitar so that is the way I went.  I used a couple of guitars that are part of my Cricut subscription.

I used my Basic Star Thin Cuts to crate a mask so I could sponge the Crystal Blue stars.

I cut the guitar using Pewter, Sapphire, Chrystal Blue and Black cardstock.  I then added a little of my Clear Shimmer Brush to the Crystal Blue on the guitar. I also added a couple of the Black Dots. Here is a close up.

I then decided to do one with a bit more contrast and added Ruby.

I used a different guitar but followed the same design idea.  I used Linen, Kraft, Sapphire and Black for the guitar.  I did use the Ruby pattern paper from the fundamentals with the diagonal as the base layer, however, it is hard to see in the photo.

As you can see I used the Shimmer Brush again to add so sparkle to the guitar.  For both cards I did use the Rad Dad Stamp set which is only being offered now until the end of June so be sure to purchase yours today!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ A Bushel & A Peck

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ A BUSHEL & A PECK (S1806) a set of 15.

If you are coming here from VICKIE O’DELL’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

You can’t help but fall in love with adorable girl.  So of course I wanted to focus on her.

So I had an idea to sponge an apple behind this cute little girl.  I used the apple Cricut cut from Artbooking. I sliced the apple with a card base shape and then cut.  I then used the pieces to mask off the areas like this.

I used  my scissors to cut the stem and leaf so they were separate pieces.  I placed the apple and stem pieces to sponge the leaf with Fern.  I then placed the leaf piece and removed the stem to sponge in the stem area using Nutmeg and Espresso inks. Next I sponged the apple.

Placing the stem and leaf pieces I sponged the apple in Ruby.

I used my ShinHan markers to color the little girl and stamped the sentiment on Fern cardstock.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of June and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Seasonal Expression 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expression 2 New Product Blog Hop!

Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  Today we are featuring artwork which showcases our some of the new product that was just released in the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

If you are just arriving here from KIRSTEN JADES Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

This summer my son and I are planning on getting a hike in every week so I decided I would get a jump start on the layout and create a “bucket list” of hikes we could do.  So My plan is to take a photo or two from each hike and add it to this layout.  I will plan to add pocket pages to account for the additional photos.  As we complete a hike on this list I can just check it off!

I used the Make it from Your Heart Volume 3 to create my layout.  It is based off pattern 31 which shows you how you can utilize the pocket pages for more photos, which I intend to do.  I used the Fresh Air paper pack and both the Fresh Air Cardmaking and Fresh Air Scrapbooking stamp sets.

In this photo you can see the brown dots, these are the white dots which have been colored using a brown ShinHan Marker. I also used the New England Ivy Ribbon and the Fresh Air shapes.

The adventure title was cut using my Cricut and my Flower Market cartridge.

Your next stop is along this hop is KRISTA HERSHBERGER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creations she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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