Monday, July 21, 2014

Begin your Summer Recycle with UYSBH...

This month's UYSBH (Use Your Stash Blog Hop) is all about recycling!!!

If you've come from the very talented, Wendy Kessler, then you're well on your way to being amazed by all the recycling and reusing!

I have PLENTY to recycle and reuse in my scrapbook room but this little heart box that my daughter has colored on has been calling me.  It wanted to be pretty so I decided to dress it up with the retiring Ariana Paper Packet!

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Here she is all pretty...

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And...there's a little surprise inside...

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And...the "shreds" inside are also recycled...they're made from tiny 1/4" strips of Ariana B&T...our husbands KNOW that we have TONS of scraps laying around our scrapbook rooms!



Thanks for hopping by...you can hop on over to Shirley's Blog now and see what she's done with something we all have around the house and a bunch of BLING!!!!



Some Like it HOT with H2H...

This week's challenge over at H2H, is to show us your HOT projects!!!

Our DT really stretched their imagination this week and created some not-so-obvious projects...can't wait for you guys to see them!

I...went for the HOT beach pictures that I've had saved on my computer since 2007...smh.  Studio J is the PERFECT way to catch up on some much needed scrapbooking!!!

I used the Surf's Up collection...the BEST thing about Studio J is that all the paper packets (and even some that were never released in "print") will still be available eventhough the paper is retired!!! 

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here are some close-ups of the stickease...you can resize them, push them backward, bring them forward, crop them, stack them...the possibilities are endless!
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I made it to where these stickease went off the layout, much like you would do if you were stamping!
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And here is a close-up of the stitching (which I LOVE to do in Studio J!!!) and the date using the journalling function...


Friday, July 4, 2014

I am the Lord...

Welcome to July, and our new New Heart Design Team's first reveal. 


Our theme for this challenge is Create / Creation using this verse:

Isaiah 45:18 
For this is what the LORD says— He who created the heavens, He is God; He who fashioned and made the earth, He founded it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— He says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other."

You may apply this theme in any way you can imagine, create anything you want to, a layout, card, journal page, off the page project, anything. You have until July 17th to post your entry on your blog and link back to the NH Challenge!


Here's what I did with the challenge...

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Here'a a peek at the inside as well as some detail on the front...
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I think there is such power in the Lord's statement here...it would make a perfect sympathy card or a card for someone that needs to know the Lord is on their side...stop looking for wordly things to calm them and realize that there is only one God, pray without ceasing and he will ease your pain!



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Red & White H2H Challenge...

Welcome to JULY!!!  A month full of Red, White & Blue if you're from the great 'ol US of A!!!

At H2H this month, we are challenging you to use your RED & WHITE...whether it be on a card or a layout!

I chose to do a layout with some pictures of my two oldest boys long ago!!!


There's not too much extra to say about this layout other than I love the SMILE of these two cuties!  When these pictures were taken, they were 10 and 5...now my boys are 19 and 14...time flies!!!

I created this layout in Studio J using Jubilee...I added a bunch of stitching and used one of PageMaps sketches...you can see it pinned here.

Here are some detail shots...




Studio J is ALWAYS FREE to use...you only pay when you're ready to print!!!  You can buy the prints or the jpgs and have them printed at your local printer.

Let me know if you would like more details!  

You can check out other Studio J layouts as well as some tutorials to get you started HERE!

Don't forget to go to the H2H Blog and check out what the other DT Members have to share AND don't forget to link up your own Red & White project before the end of July!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Circus SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop featuring artwork from over 40 CTMH Consultants!



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

This stamp set is so versatile and CUTE...who doesn't love a good alphabet stamp set...and a doodle one at that!


I chose to make a card using the soon to be retired Ariana...it's MY FAVORITE!!!

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Here is a close-up of the flowers I cut from another piece of B&T...it just adds that extra dimension when you're working with floral B&T...


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Here is a peek at the bottom part and the scored frame...something as simple as scoring a square around your card can add extra dimension as well...
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Here's how I did the muted hearts...took a piece of hearts that I cut for a project I will be sharing next week and some White Daisy Ink and a sponge dauber and sponged away...
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Here's what the inside looks like...another flower cut from an extra piece of B&T...

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to get your hands on this stamp set by the end of July!  And...don't forget that there are tons of products being discontinued!  You'll have 'till July 31st to get your hands on all your favorites then they are gone forever!

Now hop on over to my friend, Haley's Blog and see what she has to share!