Saturday, May 3, 2014

Free To Be Me Blog Hop



It's National Scrapbooking Day today and in honor of that Close to My Heart has a special paper collection out this month to celebrate. A group of us ladies are doing a blog hop to feature this amazing theme so if you've come from Kristine Ponte's amazing blog, then you're on the right track! Sit back and I hope you enjoy my creations featuring this Free To Be Me paper collection. I so love this and made 3 cards so far.

For my first card I used the stamp set Feathers and cut them out. The ink colors I used are Cranberry, Bamboo and Lagoon. I wanted to highlight the colors and feather design of the paper and thought this stamp set complements it perfectly! For the sentiment I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Seasons Cricut Collection stamp set that comes with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I embellished the top with Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment and the bottom with Teal shimmer trim.



My second card uses the red UV Coated paper for background, and I layered it with Barn Red cardstock before adding the Free to Be Me design on top of it. I made it a bit longer so I can draw white the lines for the 'road'.  I used Camper Crazy stamp set for this card and colored in the RV. The sentiment was stamped using regular Black ink and I sponged the sides of the paper with Creme Brulee ink.



Last but not the least, this paper speaks volumes so I wanted to make it as simple as possible. I cut a piece of  leftover Twilight cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Windy Day stamp set. I adhered 3 Black Epoxy Bubbles and attached a ribbon I have from scraps. I made a tiny bow so it looks cleaner.




Here's a complete look of all the fabulous papers in this collection.



  • 6 – Free to Be Me B&T Duos™ Papers 
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Teal Cardstock Sheets 
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Red Cardstock Sheets
  • 2 – UV-Coated, Designed Gold Cardstock Sheets 
  • 1 – White Feather Print Vellum Sheet
  • 1 – Gold Foil Polka-dot Print Vellum Sheet
Featured colors: Gold, Mint, Peach, Red, Teal, Tan, White Daisy 

Remember, these fabulous fabulous papers are just $5 when you qualifying purchase reach $50. Take advantage of this deal right now! You won't regret it! Visit my store at shabbychiccrafting.ctmh.com or leave me a message if you're interested! I promise you will fall in love with these papers too!

I hope you've enjoyed my creations. Now it's time to keep hopping and next stop is Haley Dyer's wonderful blog! Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone! Thanks for hopping!

6 comments:

  1. These are terrific! I love the teal shimmer trim with this paper.

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  2. Your artwork and photography are terrific! Great job for your first hop with us!

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  3. All of your cards are fantastic! Love that trailer stamp and the feathers stamps...my favs :)

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  4. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it! :) Hope to be part of many more hops! :) Thanks for having me!

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