Wednesday, May 16, 2018

SE 2 New Product Blog Hop...

HAPPY HUMP DAY, ladies and gents!!!

I'm so excited to be joining the SOTM Blog Hop gals to bring you some NEW products from the Seasonal Expressions II that just came out May 1st! This hop only has 20 participants and will be featuring NEW PRODUCTS you will want to put on your wish list!

If you've come from Brandi's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you started!

I am NOT a flowery person but this stamp set is MUST HAVE!!!





These stamps are available for purchase on my website along with the Beautiful Friendship line...GORGEOUS!!!

Thanks for joining me and leaving me some love! You'll want to stop by Jean's Blog to see what she has to share!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop...


Welcome to this month's CTMH Technique Blog Hop featuring LOVELY LAYERS and all that applies!

If you've come from Annemarie's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping around 'till you've seen all ten blogs!

I am choosing to showcase the wonderful ability to layer stamped images using CTMH's clear blocks and stamps. This card is made with the NEW Beautiful Friendship line from CTMH and it is GORGEOUS!!!

Notice I stamped some flowers as intended then left the outlying flowers as "outline" only...



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Here's a look at the inside...


Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to head on over to Darlys's Blog and see what LOVELY LAYERS she has to show you!




Sunday, May 6, 2018

NSD - Postcard Perfect Blog Hop...

Happy MAY everyone!!! I hope you all have enjoyed inter-National Scrapbooking Day yesterday...I was creating with some friends...old and new...and we played A LOT with this month's special from CLOSE TO MY HEART....Post Card Perfect

This month the hoppers with the SOTM Blog Hop are showing you artwork featuring Post Card Perfect so you can be inspired to get your own kit and celebrate the month of May!

We only have 17 creative consultants hopping this go 'round so you'll gain lots of inspiration in a short period of time!

If you've come from Michelle's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you started!

Here's a look at one of the cards I made with the paper packet and the Thin Cuts - Block Alphabet...

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To get the dimension on the letters, I cut 2 additional layers of the word ALOHA using cardstock then adhered them all in stacking fashion. In the top photo, it appears because of the shadows to be a whole lot of dimension but you can tell here it's a very subtle difference...
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How about that shimmer on the word ALOHA...I used our Bashful Shimmer Brush

There are 3 kit options with this special and it's only good for the month of May so hurry on over to my website to purchase the kit that's right for you!



Thanks for stopping by...you'll head on over to Gina's Blog and see what she has to share! Don't forget to leave some lover along the way and brighten someone's day.

Have a GREAT week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Classic Summer Bash SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to a NEW MONTH...a NEW SEASONAL EXPRESSIONS...and a NEW Stamp of the Month blog hop!!!

We only have 25 consultants joining the hop this month so you have no excuse to visit each one...because you WILL WANT to see all the different ways this summery SOTM has been used!

If you've come from Haley's Blog, you're on the right track and almost to the end...unless you just started, then you'll keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you began!

I was inspired by CTMH'S layout they posted yesterday on using your Cricut to journal...while I didn't do all my journalling using my Cricut, I did do a large part...and I LOVE how it turned out!




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Aren't these Central Park sequins PEFECT for this layout...almost resemble drops of lemon-ade....



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Here's a look at ths ADORABLE stamp set...it's only available during the month of May so hurry and get your hands on it!!!




Thanks for stopping by...you'll now head over to Kirsten's Blog and see what CUTE thing she has to share!


Monday, April 30, 2018

H2H Tool Time: Vellum...

Another week and another year older for me!!!

This week over at the H2H Challenge Blog we're featuring VELLUM and want you to do the same!

There are a TON of uses for Vellum but I chose to use the most common (to my uses, I guess)...softening a background so your focal piece can stand out more.

I used the soon-to-be-retiring GIMME SOME SUGAR paper pack to create this card and while the wood-grain background piece isn't very overwhelming, I wanted something to break the piece up. This is where the Vellum came in...as you can see, I only used it on the top 1/3 of the card and used my Marvy Journaling Pen to doodle around the edges so you could definitely get the 'break up in pattern' that I wanted.

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Vellum can sometimes be hard to adhere to your artwork..the majority of the adhesive used is hidden behind my flowers but I did put tiny dots of Liquid Glass in the corners...to hide that, I doodled. Stamping on Vellum can also be hard so I chose to use a tiny stamp set available only to CTMH Consultant and stamped my sentiment off the Vellum...

Thanks for stopping by on this GLORIOUS Monday...I hope you'll take the time to go check out all the H2H Design Team Members' blogs and see what they did for this challenge.

Don't forget to play along...