Ivy Lane Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Diva blog hop!!! If you came from Ronnie Johnson’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at the Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

This is my first blog hop, and I’m so excited!! This month we are featuring the Ivy Lane Paper Packet, which is one of seven new paper packets in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book!!!! Being the mom of a boy I very rarely get to use pretty pink paper on my scrapbook pages….EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO VALENTINE’S DAY!

Damask Diva: CTMH Ivy Lane Blog Hop

{Scrapbook page inspired by this sketch}

Damask Diva: CTMH Ivy Lane Blog Hop

Damask Diva: CTMH Ivy Lane Blog Hop


Products Used:
Paper: Ivy Lane Paper Packet {all papers INCLUDING the Bamboo and Hollyhock Cardstock are included in the paper packet!! I did add Blush Cardstock to this layout because it matches so perfectly!!}
Stamps: Keyboard Uppercase Stamp Set
Inks: Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™ Pad; Blush Exclusive Ink™ Pad
Other: Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge; CCR; Waterbrush {retired}; SureCut™  Deluxe Craft Paper TrimmerNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors; 3D Foam Tape; Pink Glitter Gems; Sponge Dauber; Thread {non-CTMH}; Janome Craft Sewing Machine {non-CTMH}; Elmer’s Tape Runner Adhesive {non-CTMH}


Now head on over to Sharon Chapman’s blog to see what she has created using the new Ivy Lane Paper Packet! If you get lost, just hop on over to the Damask Diva blog for the full list. Thanks for stopping by!!


Love When That Happens

Today’s sketch is from the Retro Sketches Challenge, and is linked to their blog for the most current challenge. When I saw this sketch I immediately knew which products I was going to use for this card!! I LOVE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!

CTMH: Reel Life & Proplayer

Starting with a white cardstock base, I added a layer or Proplayer patterned paper, followed by a layer of Outdoor Denim Cardstock, and finally another layer of White Daisy Cardstock. All of Close To My Heart’s colored cardstock are white core, so to let that show I used the Sanding Kit around the edge of the Outdoor Denim Cardstock to create the white border. Now, Proplayer is not a new collection from the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book, but it is the first time I’ve played around with it. I bought a packet of this collection, because I love that it is BOY themed!!! I’m the mom of a boy, so boy paper is a treasure when I come across it!! I was saving it for my scrapbook pages, but it just fit my theme too well so I had to use it! I’m thankful that this is one of the four collections that will be transferred into the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book {2/1/2014}.

The hexagon stamp and the circular sentiment both come from the same stamp set, Reel Life. The hexagons are stamped first in Crystal Blue Exclusive Ink™ and then the edges are rolled in Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink™. The circle for the sentiment can be cut 2 ways…you could use the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge/Artiste Cricut® Cartridge like I did or you could use the 1¼” Circle Punch that CTMH offers.

Adding a little 3D Foam Tape & some paper piercing and the card was done!! Although I am a mom of a boy, I do love my embellishments. It was difficult for me not to add some Sparkles or Aqua Dots but I resisted my urges and kept this card masculine!! It was tough, believe me!!

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to hear what you think of this masculine card!!