Monday, September 1, 2014

My Favorite

This week at Heart to Heart Challenges we are starting a whole new month of challenges.  Today we are showcasing our favorite color combos in connection with our monthly scrapbook challenge.

I didn't think I really had a "favorite" color combo, but in looking back at my creations over the last few weeks I discovered that black, white and light blue seems to be my go-to color combination now.  I really like how the 3 colors contrast each other!
My layout this week has just a bit of the color combinations, but just enough to give the piece some contrast.  I added in a bit of cranberry red for added interest.   Can you spot the staples on the layout?  They are plain silver, but with just a few strokes of my ShinHan marker, I changed them to a blue color to match the layout! (Color the staples before you put them in the stapler) You'll note the absence of photo's on my layout - I'm "pre-designing" layouts to use when our new addition arrives this month.  

This layout is inspired by a photo my cousin took of his baby daughter and my mother.  
My plan is to take a picture of Me, Jess and my mom all holding Nicole in this blue rocker after she arrives later this month.

I think I have used this paper packet as much as I can...well maybe I'll use it for accent pieces, but now it's time to go on to a new favorite combo. What is your favorite color combo?  Please share your creations with us at H2H challenges!


Today's project is brought to you by:
Close To My Heart:
Snowhaven Paper Packet - X7188B
Artbooking Cricut Cartridge - Z1906
Handwritten Print Alphabet Stamp Set - E1030
Mini Stapler and staples - Z2027 & Z2097
ShinHan Markers - page180
Miscellaneous retired stamps
Order all these items here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hostess Exclusive Stamp Sets

Welcome to the Heartfelt Sentiments Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set blog hop.  There are 11 exclusive stamps sets in the new Close To My Heart Annual Inspirations Ideabook.  These stamps sets can only be ordered if you host a gathering, workshop, etc and have a minimum sales total of $150.  The stamp sets are offered at a special discount for the hostess - so check them all out here and book your gathering today!  If you are coming from Melissa's blog then you are definitely on the right track!

The stamp set I am sharing with you is Hat's Off - C1593 and can be seen on page 8 of the ideabook.These are just a few of the images you get with the set.....It absolutely screams my name and I couldn't wait to start creating with it!.  The patterned paper is from the Snowhaven collection on page 79 of the Ideabook.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now hop over to the other Melissa's blog and see what stamp set she has to share with you!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Inspired by a book

This week over at Heart2Heart Challenges we are sharing projects inspired by a book.

My layout is about my family's love of reading.  When I was young we had no television (had one that got taken out by a lightning strike and my parents didn't replace it for years) so we did a lot of reading.  Then when all the kids were young Grandma read to them constantly.  I had the photo of Grandma reading to the girls already, so I waited for my chance to catch my oldest daughter and my dad reading to snap more pictures for my layout - a true scrapbooker, don't you think?

The layout is made from some very very retired Close To My Heart paper that was one of my favorites.  The flowers are made from crepe paper circles stretched to give the petals depth.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to share your book inspired projects with us here.

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