Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Show Your Love

Welcome to a special edition of the Heartfelt Sentiments Team blog hop.  Today we are featuring projects made just for your valentine!  If you are coming from Melissa's blog then you are on the right path!!  Be sure to check out all the designers blogs to get some great inspiration.

Last weekend I joined a group of fellow consultants at our team meeting....always loads of fun, and this day was no exception.  At one point in the meeting we were challenged to create a project with only 2 Picture My Life Cards and what ever bling/accessories we had available - in a 10 minute time period!  Oh my, it takes me at least 10 minutes just to come up with a base idea (card, layout, etc) let alone put it together.
What a challenge this was!  

I created this layout with 2 of these cards from the Heartstrings Picture My Life Kit.

I trimmed the "A few of the details" journaling spot from one of the cards that I had already cut in half.  The bottom half of the card I used for the pocket to hold more journaling strips or memorabilia.  The banners and date section were trimmed from my second PML card.  I added a sticker from the Heartstrings Compliment pack on top of my pocket and a few red enamel hearts sprinkled around.  I chose to use the black base page from the Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment because it has that great embossed image and it gave the layout a little pizzazz since there is not much on it. Not bad for 10 minutes!  (I have to admit, I did bring this layout home later and added some mats for the photo and sticker-so not quite 10 minutes).
Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to try this challenge.  Now hop on over to Judy Faye's blog and be inspired by her creativity!!


Monday, January 19, 2015

H2H Birthday Color Challenge

This week at Heart to Heart Challenges we are challenging you to create with the color matched to your Birthday month.  My birthday is in October - so it was Sunset for me!!
Since my studio is STILL not unpacked (sigh) I, once again, jumped over to Studio J to create my project.
This kit mix is one of the retired paper packets that is still available in Studio J - gotta love that.  One minor issue I had - the orange color in the kit mix was Autumn Terracotta - not Sunset!  No's so easy to change the color of the paper in Studio J....just click on the paper well and find the color you want in the drop down box and "ta da" you have Sunset instead of Autumn Terracotta!!
Really - if you haven't played with Studio J you should try it!  Jump on over to my website and give it a try.  You can play as much as you want and never have to spend a penny!!

So....what is your birthday color?  Be sure to share your color challenge project with us at H2H.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Charmed, I'm Sure

Welcome to a new month of the Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are sharing creations using the assortment of Close To My Heart jewelry charms as shown on page 133 of the Annual Inspirations Ideabook in different projects that are not jewelry.  If you are coming from Catherine's blog then you are on the right track.  Be sure to visit all our designers' blogs to get tons of inspiration!

For my layout I used one of the Circle Pennants to feature a picture of my great grandmother and I.  It's so simple to punch out a 1" circle and pop it right into the pennant.

clear glass cover is available to keep your picture securely in the pennant and give it some protection from the elements.  I added a piece from the Thinker and Rhinestone charms collection on the ribbon for some added effect. Here's a close up of the pennant area of the layout.  Because I didn't want the pennant and charms to move around on my layout, I secured each of them to the paper with a glue dot.

I chose to use the retired Timberline Collection paper because it is so rustic and antique looking - which goes perfectly with my photo of the cafe.  You'd never guess this was a camping/outdoors focused paper line. I was really sad when this paper retired, but rest assured I got plenty of it so I could use the wood looking piece on many more projects!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Now hop on over to Judy Faye's blog to see her fabulous creation!!

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