Monday, May 20, 2013

Using up your Stash Blog Hop- metal embelishments

If you are joining us for the "Use Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Nikki's Blog.

There are 8 participants this month. If you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog. Let's get started.

Today I am showcasing sing metal embellishments on a layout. With this the primary embellishing was done with metal pieces, and i used ones that coordinated with the Dream Pop paper as I am also showcasing it.

This was a fun layout for me in part because it did not focus on people, but rather pictures that most would not scrapbook due to something blocking part or all of the subject that the photo was being taken of.  In my case it was the first time we took our boys to disney world, and they both got balloons. The balloon our youngest son got constantly got in the way of the camera no matter what we did with it. Going through the pictures after the trip started to get amusing because we would always wonder is the blue balloon in the next picture.

 On this page I used 2 metal embellishments. The first one is the yellow circle at the top of the layout. The majority of the metal pieces I used on this layout came from a retired Mini- Melody. They are packaged with several embellishing items to make it super easy to have stuff organized together that work well together. Then it is just a matter of picking one that matches the project. Below I have the mini-melodies linked on my website so the current ones can be viewed.
With the fun paper from the Dream Pop packet I found it perfect to use this metal piece to focus on a word thankful.
 On both of the pictures on the second page I put 2 metal tabs on the pictures, then to help vary the color I used a different color metal brad.
This was the last metal piece I used which holds the journaling in place.

Supply List:
**the items listed below are the items that can currently be found in the Close to My Heart Idea book for purchase. To make purchasing easier for you I have linked the code of each item on my webpage so the price can be found as well as purchasing completed.**

Dream pop Paper Pack- Click Here (you will get offered to add this to your cart once you meet the minimum purchase requirement.)
Black hemp- Z282
Brad Assortment- Z1366
Mini- Melody assortments- Click here
Cork Alphabet- Z1450
Artiste Cricut Cartridge- Z1790

Now hop on over to Janet's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

Dream Pop Paper Pack

Simply make an order of $35 or more and you can get this paper pack for $10. Go HERE to place an order and get a pack of dream pop paper.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dream Pop Paper layout- disney

As I promised there would be more layouts to be shown soon of where I was finishing off the last of the pictures from a disney trip.

I have been loving the Dreampop paper and it works great with disney because it is fun, bright and busy.

This was a fun challenge for me because several of the papers in the dream pop pack are pink, and kind of scream girlie at you. So for this layout it was important to use a color that was considered gender neutral to accent with the pink.

****Only 12 more days to get this paper (Dreampop)*****

Simply make an order of $35 or more and you can get this paper pack for $10. Go HERE to place an order and get a pack of dream pop paper.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Concert Layout- Dakota

The main thing in this layout is the CTMH Dakota paper, and it's foil compliments (stickers).

For this layout I wanted to keep it simple but fun. I left space on the right page in case I decided to add the tickets to this layout, however the empty space is nice and they may go on another one. I used my cricut to make the stars using the CTMH Artiste cartridge.

with the foil compliment accents being very thin, I decided to first attach it to cardstock, then cut around it. From there I added 3d foam tape so I could stick pins behind it.
The strip in the middle of the right page is the top strip of paper I cut off of the paper I was using.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Video- Packed with punch

Just taking a moment to share the latest video with you from Close to My Heart. Hopefully it leaves you inspired and ready to create.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Using my Stash- Ruby Rock-it

This stash project is a layout thats has been needing to get done for some time. It was from the first time I took my boys to Disneyworld. I had about 4 layouts that just never got done for that trip, and I finally sat down one day and got them finished. (you should be seeing them over the next couple of days) So since they were older pictures and fun and bright I looked around in my stash to see what would compliment that.

This layout was made using CTMH cardstock, and Ruby Rock-it paper (minus the honeycombs that was a random sheet I found.)

The bottle cap was a leftover I found from a CTMH kit, and the arrow is from the Ruby Rock-i collection.

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***** only 16 more days to get your hands on some DreamPop paper.... for details on how to get it go HERE*****

Video Time- custom photo wells

In case you haven't heard there is more new stuff brewing with Studio J, specifically custom photo wells!

To get the full scoop on this, take a moment and watch this video.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Technique Blog Hop- Fabric

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 7 of us highlighting the use of fabric on a project. 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 Debi's Blog, you are on the right track!

For this project I made a layout and a card showing two different ways to use fabric in your projects.
 In both of these projects I used the Dream Pop paper available through Close To My Heart only during the month of May!

In this layout I used the fabric as a ruffle to accent a photo.
 In this layout I used Glitter Glitz on the cork alphabet numbers to make them shimmer.
For the ruffle I simply used glue dots as I made folds to hold it in place.
On this card the fabric was used as the background coloring. This allowed for a base design as well as giving the card different texture.

Supply List:
** *all items are Close to My Heart, and have been linked to my website(where applicable) in order to make pricing and purchasing easier.***

Dream pop: (becomes available in the cart once you have a minimum of $35 in the cart)
Gliter Glitz silver: Z1482
Cork Alphabet: Z1450
Garden Wood shapes: Z1718
chantilly textiles(fabric): Z1819
Sparkles: Z1752
Sparkles Black Flourishes: Z1745
Shimmer Trim (silver): Z1799

Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Stephanie'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!

 If you get LOST! Below is the list of hoppers linked to their blog post for the hop!
Tabbi-( You are here)

Dream Pop!

This is the paper I used in my projects for this hop. You can get this paper for $10 for the month of may if you make an order of $35 or greater. This is the CTMH promotion for National Scrapbooking Month. Go HERE to get yours today!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

April Card Swap- Black and White

As you seen from me a few weeks ago, I am back participating in the Happy Scrappin' Squad's monthly card swap. The April them was to make cards out of black and white only. While You seen my card, Below is a slide show of all the cards that were made.

Happy_Scrappin's 2013-4 CTMH Technique Swap - Black and White album on Photobucket

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stamp of the Month- May

May Stamp of the Month- Pinwheel

Celebrate the summer with pinwheels. During the month of May you can get the stamp set below for $5 if you make a $50 purchase.

 If you would like to make any of the featured projects with this stamp set you can get the instructions to make these projects here.
Order your stamp set from My Website, and get a chance to win all the hostess goodies if you order from National Scrapbooking Virtual party.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month- Dream Pop!

It's National Scrapbooking Month!

To celebrate CTMH has put out a promotion to help you get extra crafty this month. During the month of May you can get this paper pack for $10.

If you buy $35 worth of product you can get this pack (24 papers) for only $10! To make this even more fun, I am going to host a Scrapbooking party on MY WEBSITE, if you order through it and get the Dream Pop Paper you will be entered in a chance to win ALL the hostess rewards that are earned from the party. 

This is a layout that was done with the Dream pop paper.


***Winner will be announced on May 28th to allow time for the winner to pick items for the rewards... If the party total does not hit a limit for hostess rewards the winner will then receive a bundle of free goodies from me that will be announced on the 28th, (value of the bundle will be at least $25)***