Friday, September 16, 2016

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!

If you have come here from Gina's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have over 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's newly released products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I wanted to create a layout for a special family photo- and as soon as I saw the 'blessed' stickers in the Swan Lake Complements I knew that I wanted to use it as my title.

This layout uses the Complements as well as the new Swan Lake Paper Packet for all the patterned papers and the journal box.

The Swan Lake Complements have the most amazing gold foil detail! I also love the colour combination of Black, Poppy and Glacier.

I used the Flower Market Cartridge to cut some flowers, which were then stamped with the new coordinating With You stamp set. These particular flowers used a Honey Background and were then stamped with Sunset ink over top. The sentiment under Blessed is also from this stamp set, which I stamped in Peacock ink.

The banner was made using pieces of the paper packet. I cut more flowers from the cartridge to match the stamp set and used 1st and 2nd generation stamping in Poppy and Peacock to create the base and shade image. I strung the flowers together with White Twine and used Blue Glitter Dots in the centre of the blue flowers.

I can't wait to put the photo of my in laws surrounded by their grandchildren on here!

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! 


  1. I love the flowers! But my fav is how you used the overlay on the word Blessed.

  2. I have really struggled with this paper pack but this is GORGEOUS! Love this layout and may just have to CASE it for a future layout - terrific work :)

  3. Beautiful all your elements and thank you for sharing instructional details

  4. Super layout! especially the sentiment and banner.

  5. This layout looks great, love the banner.

  6. Wonderful layout! Perfect for a family photo.

  7. I love this page. I have the perfect family photo. Thank you


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