Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop



                       Welcome to the Annual
         Holiday Expressions Spotlight Blog Hop!

It's getting close to that time of the year for leaves to be falling, snowflakes drifting, and scrapbook papers rustling as we prepare for those moments with family and freinds that make life memorable. 

You have arrived here from Daryls' blog we have 23 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the hop a complete list of participants may be found here.   






I made a decision to create a layout without using any stamps.  I did use ink, but no stamps.  My goal was to create a fun holiday layout in about an hour.  The holidays are a busy time of the year with so many different events being held and snatching a few moment to relax and craft is a blessing.

I really like the Beary Christmas papers, complements, embellishments, and stamp sets.  This is one of my top 5 Holiday paper packs.  I tend to like traditional papers with cute reindeer, bears, Santa's and snowmen.  I like the magic of Christmas and the wonder in children faces as they look at all the amazing decorations. I think this paper captures that magic.

Now, finally you say, down to what I did.  I grabbed my trusty Make it from You Heart (MIFYH) Vol. #3, decided upon pattern 13, I used the zip strips from the picture my life pocket cards, two pocket cards, complements, Beary Christmas Dots, and New England Ivy Ink.

I used a simple technique that's trendy by getting a paint brush wet grabbing ink from the lid of my ink pad and splattered it on the White Daisy card.  It takes maybe two or three minutes to do this and it adds a layer of texture to the layout.  The rest is very simple I took the complements and used some  powder to make them easier to handle, since I used pop dots and foam tape to add more dimension.





 Close to My Heart Supplies Used:

Exclusive Cardstock:  Fern & White Daisy
Exclusive Inks:  New England Ivy
Exclusive Patterned Paper:  Beary Christmas
Exclusive Complements:  Beary Christmas
Embellishments:  Beary Christmas Dots
Other:  Scotch ATG Tape & EK Tools Powder Tool
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Thank You for viewing the hop and visiting my blog.  Please show me a little love by leaving me a comment before visiting the next artist.  Now travel to Haley's blog to see what she made using products from the Holiday Expressions Idea book. 




Create from the Heart,

Friday, September 1, 2017

Feel So Blessed - Stamp of the Monh Blog Hop


    Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Hop


You have arrived here from Michelle's blog we have 25 consultants participating in this spotlight hop.  If you lose your place while moving through the blog hop  the complete list of participating consultants can be found here.  

I adore this Stamp of the Month it can work for cards, layouts, and mini-albums. I've seen some adorable ones now here's an image of the set.



    My first layout had an accident resulting in this new layout.  I added falling leaves to give it more color.  I love the colors of Fall and I'm going to use this layout in my Grandson album.


I created this layout using a few new items that debut in our Holiday Expressions along with the fab SOTM and all the  yummies in the new Annual.  A complete list of the items I used is listed below.

Exclusive Inks:  Espresso, Poppy(pigment)
Exclusive Cardstock:   Espresso, White Daisy
Patterned Paper:  Basic Fundementals
My Acrylix Stamp Sets:  Falling for You - Cardmaking Stamp & Thin Cuts Z4041,  Feel so Blessed - SOTM S1709
Exclusive Embellishments:  Gold Heart Clips, Gold Pearls,  White & Gold Twine, 
Other:  Ranger Gold embossing powder, Versamark, Cricut Design Space Font
Retired:  CTMH White & clear detail embossing powders
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Thank You for viewing the hop and visiting my blog.  Please show me a little love by leaving me a comment before visiting the next artist.  Now travel to Haley's blog to see what she made using this set. 

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My fathers continued illness is impacting classes and crops that I hold in my home.  I'm hoping to resume sometime in October. 


Create from the Heart,
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