Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

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Oh, I’m so excited about this blog hop! CTMH has done a great thing and has recently released a new supplemental catalog stuffed full of BRAND. NEW. PRODUCT!! There are nearly 40 consultants highlighting product from this NEW Seasonal Expressions Volume I Idea Book. If you’ve come from Sheila Bennett’s Blog, you are in the right place…if you’ve started here-Welcome!! This blog hop is a giant circle, so join in the fun by clicking the link at the bottom of my post to take you to the next consultant. If you happen to get lost along the way there is a full list of participants on Melinda Everitt’s Blog.

There is so much great new stuff in this new Idea Book, I didn’t even know where to begin! {If you haven’t checked it out, click here, to take a look!} I knew I was in trouble when I was flipping through the pages and I wanted one, or in some cases, two of almost everything!!! While I am in l.o.v.e. with the products in this new book, I really struggled with what to create! I finally decided on a layout that complements this layout I created earlier in the week. Because of CTMH’s color palette I was able to combine the two new paper packets {Hopscotch & Heartstrings}! Love that the paper packets complement each other so well!

CTMH Seasonal Inspirations Volume 1

 I started with a Whisper Cardstock base and placed the newsprint B&T Duo® from the NEW Heartstrings Paper Packet. I added a few doodily circles using Glacier Exclusive Ink™ and the NEW Doodled Designs Stamp Set. I used the Chevron Border Punch on the blue B&T from the same paper packet. Next I layered a journaling card from the NEW Hopscotch Picture My Life™. I cut the tag from the NEW Hopscotch Paper Packet (the Art Philosophy Cricut® Cartridge has a few great tags available!!) and added a sticker from the NEW Hopscotch Complements.

Now let me tell you about the placement of the tag….I love this picture of Aidan-his expression-the cake, but the hutch and dining chair in the background-not my fave! So I used a craft knife and cut a slit in the photo and slid the tag in the photo to cover up the hutch and the dining chair. It also made a great place for the title! The number comes from the Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set and the hashtag is from the Lol Stamp Set. After the tag was in place I added a washi tape sticker from the NEW Heartstrings Complements. The little red chevrons at the base of the photo are the leftovers from the blue B&T that I punched earlier. I just used the flip side of the paper! The “fabulously fantastic fun” is a zip strip from the NEW Hopscotch Paper Packet, and the “&” badge button is from the NEW Hopscotch Assortment. After I had everything laid out and adhered I really felt like the right side of the layout needed something. So I again used Glacier Exclusive Ink™ with the NEW Assorted Edges Stamp Set to create an edge along the newsprint B&T. For finishing touches, I added a little stitching and a couple Aqua Dots.

Seasonal Expressions Volume 1

A couple things to keep in mind when checking out the Seasonal Expression Volume 1-pay attention to the icons next to the new products. A few items scattered throughout are time sensitive and will only be around while this Idea Book is live (December through March) so grab those items while they are still available.  The stamp sets and a few of the new embellishments will be sticking around, but the paper packets, WOTGs, the Cut Above™ kits, and a few other items will be retiring at the end of this Idea Book’s cycle. For more information and to shop from the NEW Seasonal Inspirations Volume I Idea Book contact your CTMH consultant or click here to shop now! Your next stop on our hop is Nikka Geers’ Blog!

-Kelly

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8 thoughts on “Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

    • Thanks, Adeline! I don’t know about you, but when I’m crafting the clean & simple look (or the quick & easy look) always takes more work & time to create! haha!! But like I was told by another papercrafter- “clean and simple is so hard to get right, but once it’s right, it looks like it should have been a easy”. 🙂

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