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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: Expressions I Products Featured


Welcome to the Simply Inspired Expressions I Blog Hop!  I'm sure you will not be disappointed!   Every project you will see on this hop features a new product(s) from the Expressions I mini-catalog that debuted on January 1.  You can see it and view it page by delicious page here.  You can also order any of the products I've used (or that anyone else has used) on my website.

If you have come here from the beautiful Blythe Shupes's blog, you are on the right track. This 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 here.

Today I've chosen to share two projects with you; a one-page 12" x 12" layout and a 3.5" x 8" card.  I've chosen to feature a couple of things from Expressions I:  the Woodland Romance stamp set and the Charlotte Workshops Your Way kit.  I created the Charlotte Workshops your Way as instructed (which makes three 2-page 12" x 12" layouts and a Picture My Life {PML} layout). I used the left over papers to create this layout (paired with some papers from a few other paper packets), as well as the card.  I have included a full products used list, complete with photos and links, at the end of this post for your convenience. 

Woodland Romance Stamp Set
Charlotte Workshops Your Way Kit
Here are my projects:

"Love This Girl" one-page 12" x 12" layout:  I had tons of fun scrapping a couple of photos of our little granddaughter on Thanksgiving 2015.  She showed up dressed for the occasion (I guess the rest of us were pilgrims) and was too cute not to get a few photos of.
I love the combination of the bold black and white with the soft peachy and grey colors from Charlotte. Don't you?  The gold accents and embossing (on some of the flowers and the deer head) are the perfect added touch.

I just love that deer head stamp embossed. The gold really stands out on black cardstock!

Always remember to add at least a little bit of journaling.  It's so important to include your memories of the event or memory you are scrapbooking.  The photos are darling by themselves, but by adding a bit of journaling, I am leaving the 'story' for generations to come!

And here is the 3 1/2" x 8" Valentine card (fits easily in a legal size envelope):
The perfect Valentine card for just about anyone on your list!

To create the wreath, I just cut a 2 1/2" circle, adhered my "Love" sentiment (which I fussy cut) to the center, and glued black and gold embossed flowers (from the Woodland Romance stamp set) to the edges. I popped the whole thing up to really make it shine and be the focal point of the card.

Now hop on over to the beguiling Beckie Lehman's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the Close To My Heart Consultants in the hop to get some great papercrafting ideas with many of the new products in Expression I.  There are 16 of us hoppin' this time and you won't want to miss a single project.

Contact me or shop directly from my website to get your Seasonal Expressions I products today. Or, contact me directly (801.360.9896, with any questions.  Have fun hoppin'!


Blythe said...

Lovely as usual, my friend! And that little Sage!!!! Too cute!

Sheri Rottler said...

Beautiful Karen - you and your art! XOXO

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness gracious! You are in your finest creative element when you scrap the little ones. So beautiful, Karen, with so many amazing details!

Tina Lovell said...

WOW! Love everything about this layout~ it totally rocks!

Melissa Robinson said...

Perfect page. Perfect photo. Perfect embellishments. Perfect card. Love it ALL!

Katy said...

LOVE this layout and the card! The gold embossed deer head as a trendy tag is the perfect touch. So glad y'all are back at this blog hop...a bunch of inspiration in one place!

Margi Gilbertson said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Your art always make me happy and inspired!

Janice Wilson said...

love this.

Morgan Vogt said...

I love the flow of this layout - the way your eye just slides down it, it's like a mental waterfall. :)

Bren Yule said...

Wow Queenie! That is just stunning! I love your detailed work and the gold just makes it pop!!! Smooches!

Lisa Stenz said...

Oh dear! I can't decide which is cuter—the layout or your granddaughter. I could look at your projects for hours. They just bring a smile to my face. Both the card and layout are perfecto—just like you. xoxo

denise anderson said...

I LOVE BOTH!! I feel a scrappy lift coming on! Such a cute card! Spring! Such a darling layout. Such a cute model!! Really nice work missy!!

Krista Hershberger said...

When I heard you were using one of my new favorite stamp sets for this hop, I couldn't WAIT to see what you created!! I LOVE your layout creation & I especially love how you brought the gold embossing into the mix - gorgeous! Your adorable grandchildren make your creations even more beautiful!! Thanks for the reminder to create this "different" cards size! Will be sharing this at my team retreat in a few weeks! ;)

Lynn said...

Beautiful work, so rich in texture and interest. New Karen P faves for sure.


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