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 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!


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

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

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

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