Wednesday, May 10, 2017

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

This bog hop features the Close To My Heart May campaign, Live Beautifully. 
There are terrific products available this month - a gorgeous paper pack, a stamp set and a Cut Above kit which is also available as part of an album bundle (both Post Bound and D-ring). Each of these products brings its own unique flavour to this campaign and can be used on its own, paired with the products in this campaign or with our other fabulous products. 

You should have arrived here from Gina Brandstetter's blog

If you get lost, a list of all participants' blogs can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I chose to use the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set to create the card below. I have held onto this card pattern for some time as I really like it and have used it a few times. It involves several layers. 

I chose to focus on the purple and black papers in this pack. Something that you can't see on the card is the use of the Shimmer Brush. I outlined all of the flowers (the white sections) using that brush. The bottom photo shows a bit of it but it really stands out in person. The sentiment was stamped in three colours. 

I hope you enjoyed my project. 

The next blog on this blog hop is Michelle Loncar's blog
I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you. 

Any of the Live Beautifully products shown below can be purchased on my Consultant Website. This campaign is while supplies last so be sure to order early!

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Live Beautifully Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock
Stamps: Live Beautifully
Inks: Black, New England Ivy, Eggplant, Pixie, Thistle
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Foam Tape, Thin Foam Tape, Sponge Daubers, Enamel and Glitter Duos - Purple Hearts, Black Journaling Pen, ShinHan Marker, Clear Shimmer Brush


The Live Beautifully Products are shown below: 

CC1212B - Paper Pack   $17.75

CC1212C - Stamp Set   $21.25

CC1212A - Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit    $57.00 
This kit provides everything you need to complete 5 gorgeous layouts (except the journaling pen and adhesive). It also comes with 6 Memory Protectors to hold your completed layouts. 
The layouts are shown below: 

You can add the embellishments before adding your photos by adding adhesive to the parts of the embellishments that don't cover the photos. For the stickers that DO cover the photos, adding baby power to the adhesive sections that cover the photos removes the stickiness so the photos can be slid into place while the sticker remains in place. So simple! 

Post-Bound Album Kit (20% off retail value)   $86.95 (retail value is $111) 
- contains a complete Live Beautifully Cut Above kit (see above)
- adhesive
- journaling pen
- Grey Post-Bound My Legacy Album

D-Ring Album Kit (20% off retail value)   $86.95 (retail value is $111)
- contains a complete Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit (see above) 
- adhesive
- journaling pen
- Grey D-Ring My Legacy Album


  1. Lovely card. I really like your colors.

  2. Dear Alyson, your cards are always so beautifully designed and this one is no exception. Truly lovely!


  3. Those roses look so bright and beautiful! Love the adding of the "yellow" to the center of them. It really looks nice!

  4. Love how you used a part of your different panel cuts and the layers and coloring of your roses...beautiful.

  5. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!! I love the colors and unique shapes you used for layering. Stunning!


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