Family Legacy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Family Legacy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety of projects using the March Stamp of the Month. 84396199_10157170432297686_1120654321550098432_nIf you have come here from Michelle Loncar’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.

We are bringing all kinds of wonderful vintage products into your life today, with our Yesterday & Today papers and our beautiful Family Legacy stamp set.  Our New Catalog Idea Book is full of old world products you are going to love this season, and I am eager to show you how I used them to create a page featuring my beautiful daughter. 

Isn’t she just stunning?  When I first saw this photo of her, I wanted to create a layout right away, but, at the time, we didn’t have any papers in our collection to make her stand out.  Can you image my excitement when I saw these Yesterday & Today papers for the first time last month? They are just fabulous!  

The process video for this layout wasn’t quite ready to share before this blog post was due. February and March are busy for us with Awana, and I fell a little behind in my craft room.  Today, I am just going to share a few techniques I used to create this layout.



When I saw our Family Legacy Stamp set, I knew that the bundle of roses would be a ideal complement to this design.  The image was stamped onto the background using White Daisy ink to create a soft, chalk-like look, then used again to create the Espresso embossed paper behind the photo. 

After cutting a few strips of paper from the Yesterday & Today pack, I decided that I wanted to add a few circle images to match the circles in her photo. I found a Rose sticker and a paper doily, but had a difficult time finding a third circle image I liked.  That is when I decided to create the outline using Gold Embellishing thread.  It added the third circle element I needed without overpowering the page. 

After layering the papers , Vellum Die cuts, and stickers I took a step back and felt like the page needed something in the upper right corner, so I cut a strip of paper and stamped one of the quotes from the Family Legacy stamp set. 

In all honesty, it turned out so much better than I had hoped.  I have always enjoyed creating a vintage, distressed look on my pages, and am happy to see that we have a line of new products to allow me to create even more old-world designs. 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’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. Remember, the Family Legacy stamp set is only available until March 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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This Happened ~ March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the This Happened Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the March This Happened stamp set. 49708615_10156181121437686_5131541734584483840_n.jpgIf you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’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.

I made it a goal this year to create pages that contained actual photos. Although this event happened over 15 years old, the photos are finally going to appear in an album and our This Happened stamp set created the perfect place for me to record my memories.

MissCarriesCreations-FieldDayLayoutI will admit, I am a tad bit rusty when it comes to creating my own personal scrapbook pages.  (here is where I get a little personal) When a family member passed away 15 years ago, I couldn’t bring myself to create pages anymore, and it wasn’t until I “had to” scrapbook some photos last summer that I realized how much I missed it.

Since I am a bit on the rusty side, I decided to use a cutting guide from the So Much Happy Scrapbook workshop as a starting point. The color palette of the Something Fierce paper collection fit my photos, but needed a little inspiration for a layout.  This is why I always download our guides. Even though this is a current guide you can download on my website, you never know how it will inspire you long after the paper pack is gone.MissCarriesCreations-SoMuchHappyLayoutOneI only chose to use a few of the stamped images on my layout. Most of the accents are from the Something Fierce Cut-Apart page or Complements, but that large “Remember” stamp was a great addition and a perfect way for me to journal the memories.

If you look closely, you will see that I stamped the “Take Note” to use the top portion of the stamped image as an accent and the “What a Day” sentiment fit perfectly with a memory full of field day five-year-olds.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Katy Taylor’s blog to see her work! She always has something beautiful to inspire you. Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Remember This stamp set is only available until March 30th .  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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