Wednesday, August 6, 2014

You make me HAPPY...

Welcome to the NEW PRODUCT BLOG HOP brought to you by over 50 CTMH Consultants...some of the very same you see on a monthly basis for our SOTM Blog Hop!

If you've come from Dawn's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you started!  If you get lost along the way, you can always go {{{here}}} for a complete list!

I have TONS of pictures for my project so if you'd like to keep moving and skip all the close-ups, you can go ahead and hop to Kathy's Blog for some more NEW PRODUCT peeks!!!  Don't worry...if you stick around and look through all my photos, there will be a link to her blog at the very end as well!

This Annual Inspirations is AWESOME with a capital A...W...E...S...O...M...E!!!

It's hard for me to pick a "favorite" but Chalk It Up is right up there!!!  The colors are the perfect balance between dark and light...girly and masculine...stars and get the idea!

Here's a layout that has been swimming in my head for a's all about my LOVES and the selfies I force them to  I mean, what did we do before cell phone cameras???  How often could {{{I}}}} be in the picture...this way I can!!!

Here's the left layout...a LOT going on so I've broken it down into some close-ups...LOTS of Chalk It Up Complements and puffy stickers from the Chalk It Up Assortment!  I used Hopscotch Alphabet for all the names under the photos then wrote the month and date the pictures were taken (except for my hubby's pictures...they are from different years). Details for each photo are ABOVE the photo (I know different blogs do different things so I thought I'd clarify
I had some tiny prints (1-1/4 x 1-1/4) of some of my favorite selfies with my husband.  All the photos I adhered to White Daisy Cardstock for the Polaroid feel!  The FABULOUS "life is good" stamp comes from the Chalk It Up WOTG!!!....LOVE this stamp!  It measures about 3x4 which makes it really easy to stamp in multiple colors and fussy cut out for a layered look!  I pop-dotted for can see that in the 2nd picture.

This might be my 2nd favorite focal piece...all built on a PML Card from Surf's Up...LOVE mixing paper packets and adding PML cards!  The "love it" stamp is from All the Details stamp set, the Sorbet photo corner is from the Chalk It Up Complements...the "selfies" is stamped with one of my favorite NEW Stamp Sets, Handwritten Print...AWESOME VERSATILE stamp set!!!  By stamping it in different colors (Sorbet, Flaxen & Lagoon), it kept the funky feel of the rest of the layout!  The arrows under the "selfies" banner is our NEW Black Arrow Washi tape  on top of Flaxen Cardstock!!!
This is my oldest baby...I used the Chalk It Up Assortment for the Sorbet hearts and some more Black Arrow Washi Tape in the bottom left corner of the photo.
This is my middle son and he is DEFINITELY "an original"...another stamp from All the Details stamp set!!!
Here's a look at the right side layout...I had to include the side bar "You make me HAPPY" stamped with the Handwritten Print...told you guys I LOVED that stamp set!!!  I added some more Chalk It Up Complements and Assortment.  I also stamped some clouds from Lifting Spirits and outlined them with Lagoon Ink and a Blending Pen for a softer look.
Close-up of the side bar...more Black Arrow Washi Tape over Flaxen Cardstock...
My baby boy...remember those Sorbet photo corners from the Chalk It Up Complements...keep on looking to see how I created this Sorbet Dimensional Element frame for our picture!
Here's what the photo corners look like on the Complement sheet...
Photo corners are popped out and you're left with this...
Cut out the "innards" and this is what you get...a perfect little frame!!!
See the dimension it adds!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for sticking around for ALL THE PICTURES!!!

You're next stop is Kathy's hop on over and see what NEW PRODUCT she has to share!!!


Melissa Robinson said...

Adorable with a capital A! :) LOVE what you did with the alpha set on the far right side, switching up the colors and size of text. CUTE STUFF!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Great layouts - your pics make me jealous! I wish my guys were little ones again!

Michelle Stewart said...

Love all the detail you shared with this post.....might need to use some of these for my back to school layouts.

Morgan Vogt said...

You are the queen of fussy cutting - I love it!

Lori said...


Pam said...

Wonderful layout!! Your pictures and all of the elements work perfectly!

Dawn said...

There is so much to love about your layout! Beautiful work!

Jen Patrick said...

Amazing layout! Your kiddos are all so cute :)

Jen Patrick said...

Amazing layout! Your kiddos are all so cute :)

Donna said...

Fun! Love the polaroids.

Amy Ricker said...

I love your layout it is super cute!

Casandra Bennett said...! Love this. I like the way you popped the title with different colors. I may borrow that idea for my workshop, even if only for myself. Your selfies title piece is super cute, too. Clouds, stars, hearts, oh my!

Wendy Kessler said...

Love-love-love! this layout!!

Tonya Whitehurst said...

WOW!!!!!!!! Love Love Love this!!!!!!!!!!

Maureen said...

Great LO! Love the Selfie idea! Works so well with Chalk it up.

Lynn said...

So many inspiring ideas in this post. Thanks for sharing this creative layout!

Haley D. said...

You are soooo creative! I love the selfies too!

Amy said...

Darling LO--one of my favorite WOTG's, and I love that Handwritten Alphabet! So cute!