New Seasonal Expression Two ~ Personal Layout Challenge #17

Wow I can’t believe we have closed the chapter on Seasonal Expression One.  But do you know what that means??? It is time for the Seasonal Expression Two!!!!!!

1605-se-thanks-a-bunchYou are going to love this new idea book!!!  I decided to use the Florence paper for my personal layout challenge #17.

Florence Layout ~ 7 photo layout ~ full view ~ CatSrapbooking.comHere is a close up of each side:

Florence layout ~ 7 photo layout ~ Left page ~

Florence ~ 7 photo layout~ right side ~ CatScrapbookingFor this layout I used the following products:

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Seasonal Expression 1

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing Seasonal Expression 1 artwork.  The Seasonal Expression is the supplemental catalog which is only available until March 31st.  So if you love these paper packs, embellishments and a few stamp sets (anything with the clock icon) as when March 31st rolls around they will be gone.

If you are just hopping here from PAMELA O’CONNOR’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  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 at the end of this blog.

I just love the Hopscotch paper pack!!! It is such a fun and versatile paper.  I will be sad to see this one goes, so if you like it be sure  you order yours now because March 31st will be here before we know it.  I have designed a layout using this paper pack for todays hop.

Hopscotch layout ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this layout I used the following products:

  • Hopscotch Paper Pack ~ X7194B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier
  • Hopscotch Complements ~ X7194C
  • Embellishments ~ Extra Thick Flaxen Twine Z3036 and Sparkles Clear Assortment Z1752

Now hop on over to HILARY REYNOLDS’ Blog and see what she has designed for you today.

If you get lost along the way here is a full list of participants.

Happy Crafting!



Technique Blog Hop~ Irresistible Texture

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!

Technique blog badge - Irresistable

This month there are 7 of us highlighting the Irresistible Texture which is featured on page 11 of the new Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book.  Irresistible Texture can be created by using Close to My Hearts fabulous embossing folders.  There are 4 new ones (Hearts, Vine, Diamond and Scallop) in the Seasonal Expressions 1.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, you are on the right track!

Heartstrings ~ Love Ya Silly ~

I so love embossing folders as they give texture to solid cardstock.  One of the unique features of Close to My Heart cardstock is the white core. So after you use the embossing folders you can come back with a sanding block and turn the embossed area white!! This is what I did with the hearts. I also used a white pen to accent parts of the stamped images.  I also did a little paper piecing to make the eyes of these adorable monsters pop.

Products used:

  • Cardstock ~ Cranberry 1272, Whisper X5929 and Lagoon X5762
  • Paper Pack ~ Heartstrings X7193B
  • Stamp Set ~ Love Ya Silly B1470
  • Ink ~ Daisy WhiteZ2163, LagoonZ2195 , Chrystal Blue Z2117, and Hollyhock Z2128
  • Shimmer Trim ~ Z3024
  • Puffies ~ Stuck on You Z3037
  • Embossing Folder ~ Hearts Z3018

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto TONYA WHITEHURST’S Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!



Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Expressions 1 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 Close to My Hearts new Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog.  This supplement offers you some wonderful new papers, embellishments and assorted items which are only available until March 2015, so you will want to check it out and get your items while supplies last.
If you are coming here from BRENDA LAPP’S 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 over 35 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.
I had a hard time deciding what to start with as there are so many cool new items which will be great for Valentines, Spring and any time of year for that matter.  I decided on using the Hopscotch paper pack to complete a layout.  I really love this paper pack so be forewarned  as you will be seeing a lot of it from me 🙂
Hopscotch Layout  ~
I wanted to crate a bit of interest between the glacier cardstock base and the blue diamond pattern paper.  I decided to sand the edges but since the core of the paper is white and this paper pack features Colonial White I had to come up with a solution.  I decided to come back over the edges with the Colonial White ink and it really created a neat effect which is hard to see in these photos.
Hopscotch layout ~
One of the other items I really love are the Hopscotch assortment and the new Junebug Puffies which you an see in this photo.
Products used for this layout:
  • Paperpack ~ Hopscotch X7194B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Flaxen and Colonial White
  • Ink ~ Colonial White
  • Embellishments ~ Hopscotch assortments Z3016 , Junebug Puffies Z3038 and buttons from stash
  • Ribbon ~ Flaxen Extra Thick Twine Z3036
  • Silhouette ~ to cut the title
Now hop on over to ANGELA WHITE’s Blog and check out her wonderful creation.
Happy Crafting!
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