Monday, April 6, 2015

New Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 blog hop.

Close to My Heart's Seasonal Expressions 2 contains fresh new, seasonal  products that are available April 1st through August 31st 2015. I find that the paper and stamps in this idea book reflect trendy contemporary imagery for a celebration of life and family. 

If you arrived here from Michele's blog you're on the right path.  We have about 40 consultants worldwide participating in this hop.  

If  you've just found our hop be assured that you will see all the artwork, since the hop is actually one big circle, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, want a list of all the blogs, or get lost visit Melinda's blog.

This is a layout using the new Blossom Paper Pack, which I love love!  I used the Spellbound pattern from Jeanette Lynton's pattern book Magic.  These pattern books make it easy to create beautiful layouts and cards using any paper and embellishments. 

This is my next step and I think something is's the twine.  I going to sew, by hand, the Glacier twine along the edges of White Daisy.

I finished the stitching on the pages and I still felt like it needed more, so I did more. :)  the products I used are from Close to My Heart. 

I was very worried that I had made a mistake when I inked the edges in black.  I wanted to pitch the layout, but I continued to work with it and this is what I the end product became, which I love. 
Right page
Left page

 Blossom Spellbound layout.

Close to My Heart Products used:
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier, & Lagoon
  • My Reflections Paper & Complements:  Blossom
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • Oceanside Sequins
  • Boardwalk Washi Tape
  • Exclusive Ink:  Black
  • My Acrylix Stamp sets:  Wavy Blooms D1651, Framework Alphabet E1027, & A Typeface A1117

If You'd like to view these products and more contact your consultant, visit my website or contact me, I'd be happy to help.

Thank you for taking the time to view our blog hop.   Now it's time for you to hop over to Jean's blog to discover more amazing artwork.

Create from the Heart,

PS.  I'm offering BLOG CANDY this month, so check out the goodies, leave a comment and you may be the lucky winner.


  1. Oh - I love how you showed the progression of your layout. Very nice. And nice to see your craft table in the back ground.

  2. Love it :) so pretty. Love the sequins.

  3. Beautiful layout. Great idea for adding the twine.

  4. Darning layouts. got to love that twine.

  5. Great layout! Love the sequins.

  6. I love how you showed your progress! Great layout and such wonderful paper

  7. Beautiful layouts!

  8. Your layout turned out just beautiful!! Love the stitching & the sequins!

  9. Awesome. Everything makes this layout

  10. I love that sequin sprinkle across the page, absolutely beautiful!


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