Best Friends FURever Blog Hop

Welcome to the Best Friends FURever Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Best Friends FURever collection. 75435849_10156934575312686_5940485385833414656_n.jpgIf you have come here from Darlys Recker’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When I first saw  the Best Friends FURever papers, I couldn’t wait to make a layout of our little furball. Now that the kids are grown, I have just as many, if not more photos of her than I do of my kids.  She is our little lap dog who brings us so much joy, and I can’t image life without her. MissCarriesCreations-FurBabyLayout

Let me walk you through how I created this layout. I started by adding some Opaque Texture Paste to a striped Kraft paper. I designed a heart overlay in Design Space™, cut it from Vellum, and attached it to the page over the Texture Paste.

I have created a FREE CUT FILE for you to use in Design Space. You will need to own the images from the Artbooking collection to cut out this image. 

Most of the paper strips came from the Best Friends FURever paper packet. I was in need of one additional pattern and discovered that the Dots paper from the Mix-Ins pack matched these papers perfectly. A chevron was cut into the bottom of each strip, the strips placed onto the background, then stitched with a sewing machine.

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I added the photo with a Kraft paper mat, and some of the stickers from the Best Friends FURever paper pack.  When adding embellishments to your projects, always make sure you have designed a Visual Triangle. This creates flow and balance to any layout.♥ 

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I have created a short process video to teach you about creating a Visual Triangle and show you  how I created the elements on this layout.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. These Best Friends FURever products are only available through December 31stwhile supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order the supplies to make this layout.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my project

Best Friends Furever Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (CC11191)
Best Friends FURever Paper Pack + Stickers

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Mix-Ins Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

Z1375
12 x 12 Kraft Paper

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Opaque Texture Paste

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Palette Knives

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Cricut® collection image
CTMH Artbooking Collection

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Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

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Cricut™ Air Two

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EK Success Ruler

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1151
Foam Tape

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EZ Runner Grand Tape Runner

Z3341
Foam Dots

A Card for the Dog Lover

Created for the Color Dare Color Challenge

This week, at the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge, we have been tasked with creating a project using only browns and a splash of color.  If you would like to join this challenge, you will need to link your project at the Color Dare Blog before December 6th.

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Even though this week’s challenge was a bit difficult for me, it gave me a chance to play with the new Eat, Play, Love stamp set.  This stamp set is only available during the month of November, and it is the perfect stamp set for dog lovers. (Don’t worry, we have one for cat lovers, too.)MissCarriesCreations-DogPersonCard.jpg

Since I was only allowed to use a splash of color and neutrals with the brown, I chose to shade my dog using a white watercolor pencil on Kraft paper.  For my ‘pop of color”, I used a patterned paper from the Best Friends FURever paper pack in shades of Bluebird and cut it into cloud shapes using my Cricut™. MissCarriesCreations-DogPersonCardDetail

The sentiment was stamped using Black Ink which, unfortunately, ran a bit on the Kraft paper. (If you have any tips for preventing this, please let me know.) I wanted the sentiment to stand out, so I took a White Gel Pen and filled in the letters.  The same pen was used to add faux stitching to the card and the clouds.  If you are not a dog lover, this card could easily be replicated using the Kitty Cuddles stamp set.

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I hope this card has inspired you to join us at the Color My Heart Color Dare blog and share your creation using only browns and a splash of color.  Remember, the Best Friends FURever stamps, paper packs, and mini-album kit are only available, while supplies last, through November 30th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Special For All My FURbaby Friends in November

Best Friends FURever Special

Our furry friends play a huge role in our lives🐾, and we want to help you document your favorite memories with your pals with paws. To help you do this, we’ve created a one-of-a-kind 6″ x 8″ Cut Above® kit, a Best Friends Furever Workshop kit, the Best Friends Furever paper suite and coordinating cardstock pack, AND two new stamp sets.

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Save 20% when you purchase the FURever Workshop Kit

Through November 30th, you can order any of the exclusive, individual items for full price. As an added perk, you can get the Best Friends Furever Workshop Kit w/Stamp Sets at a 20% discount! With the exception of the stamp set, these special items are only available while supplies last.

Here is What is Included in the Workshop Kit

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(13) Cardstock Sheets
(1) White Acrylic Hearts
(4) White card bases & envelopes
(3) Top-load 12″ × 12″ Memory Protectors™
(1) Memory Protectors™ Design 2

Kit can be ordered with OR without stamp sets
(1) My Acrylix® Eat Play Love Stamp Set 
(1) My Acrylix® Kitty Cuddles Stamp Set 

Order this kit 

Create even more fun pet-themed projects using our other Best Friends Furever items, too! We’ve also created a new paper packet, sticker sheet, and two new stamp sets, along with a special workshop kit to help you keep your pet-themed creativity flowing.

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Paper Packet & StickersCoordinating CardstockCut Above Album KitEat Play Love Stamp SetKitty Cuddles Stamp Set

We are offering special deals for Hostesses whose parties reach the third level or higher of Hostess Rewards, and for new Consultants who sign up during the month of November – choose either the Eat Play Love Stamp Set or the  Kitty Cuddles Stamp Set for free!

This Best Friends FURever special is available for a limited time. These exclusive items are only available while supplies last, so get yours before they’re gone! 

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.