Sunday, August 31, 2014

FAMILY IS FOREVER - September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop we will be featuring September's SOTM, Family Is Forever 
which is a set of 7 stamps. If you have come here from Beth Naumann's Blog,
you are on the right path! The 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 a list of the participating blog's below.

This month we have about 80 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is
simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here is a close up of the set . . . .

 This card also uses Thistle inks, Scardy Cat paper pack, and the adorable thistle ribbon!!!!
Feel free to leave comments on ANY of the blogs you visit! Now it's Time to keep on hoppin to Wendy Coffman's Blog to see more fantastic Family is Forever Crafts!!!!!

If you get lost along the way here is a complete list of hoppers . . .

Melinda Everitt
Adeline Brill
Michelle Stewart
Sheila Bennett
Judy Faye Garner
Jen Patrick
Lucy Kelleher
Melissa Laverty
Maureen O'Sullivan
Sarita Schraeder
Katy Taylor
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Traci Godbee
Michelle Loncar
Judy Burger
Haley Dyer
Mary Eisen
Michelle Jones
Kami Welter
Vicki Price
Priscilla Gotham
Nancy Womersley
Shirley Ross
Krista Hershberger
Alyson Mayo
Michelle Johns
Maria Myers
Teresa Scrivens
Beth Naumann
Pamela Ellison
Wendy Coffman
Jen Rubio
Lalia Harris
Gina Brandstetter
Carla Ironside
Wanda Riley
Krista Ritskes
Dana Kessler
Dawn Ross
Kathy Corson
Brenda Lapp
Pam Jarrett
Stefani Ewing
Dawn Haight
Nikka Geers
Melissa Robinson
Michele Rowley
Justine Hovey
Julie Carriere
Lela Norris
April Nourse
Amie Kiger
Terry Ann
Jean McNulty
Catherine Nowak
Jilena Paskett
Kelly Janes
Lauren Moore
Heather Schmuckal
Kristine Ponte
Paige Dolecki
Joy McHargue
Jessica Hill
Regina Kettering
Julia Hammond
Tina Lovell
Donna Digby
Jaime Llewellyn
Morgan Vogt
Wendy Kessler
Peachy Iris G. Lamb
Carol Taggio
Sarah Hirsch
Kathy Burrows
Jacquelin Green
Casandra Bennett

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Inspired by Food

The final challenge in August is to be inspired by food!!!! Well as a wanna be foodie we have a TON, TON, TON of food pictures!  Narrowing it down to just a few hasn't easy but I finally settled on an impromptu cooking session with my boy.  We both LOVE Asian food and he has a passion for Sushi so we ran around town one day to pick up some yummy ingredients to make some California rolls as our 1st attempt. and the rest is scrappin history.  I some how missed printing the pick of him so I included it in the post and sent to my local print shop to get it in a jiffy.

Here is the pic to go in the matte . . .

And her is to see some more FOODIE inspirations H2H.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sweet Home Chicago

Inspired by a Song ...... Sweet Home Chicago by the Blues Brothers always runs through my mind as I look at these photos or spend time making memories with my family downtown.  So I had PLENTY of pictures to choose from for this challenge and FINALLY narrowed it down to our trip to the Taste this year.

To see more Musically Inspired Crafts head on over to H2H Inspired by a SONG
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Inspired by a Movie

One of the challenges this month over at H2H is Inspired by a movie.  I had a hard time thinking of one but my son came to the rescue.  My movie is Journey to the Center of the Earth.  While we where in Missouri this Summer Cave exploration was a great way to beat the heat, do something educational, and FUN!!!! So when I was chatting with my son about the "inspirations" this month he though the page I posted for the inspired by a book challenge was for the movie challenge and mentioned Journey to the Center of the Earth so that is how this page came to be for the movie challenge.

I used the timberline Scrapbooking WOTG, Timberline assortment, and my stickease.

To check out more crafty projects inspired by movies follow this link H2H inspired by a Movie HAPPY CRAFTING!!!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Undaunted Courage . . .

Over the summer we did a bit of traveling and to kick things off we went to Missouri for some spelunking "cave exploring"  It was so neat to see the wonder and excitement in my nieces and nephew.  So when the challenge was a book over at H2H I knew I would use Undaunted Courage written by Stephen E. Ambrose. It is about the Lewis and Clark Expedition which we heard alot about on this trip and has always interested me.   I also used the sketch over at Creative Scrappers to get my Mojo on.

And here is the super spunky layout I used to inspire 
So if you are looking to be inspired follow these links to see more

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Getting Scrappy with Pathfinding . . .

Here is my1st of many layouts using the new paper pack Pathfinding.  I adore this paper and now I will be using it alot!!!!! This layout is also for a swap I am in so 9 crafty gals will be receiving one of these. I hope they love it as much as I do!!!! Then when I saw H2H scrap challenge this month was Nature with a distressing element I felt doubly blessed to share this layout for that challenge.  I posted close ups of the leaves and tile which are my distressed element.  So If you love to be inspired by more natural scrap pages with a distressed flare follow this link H2H!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Pathfinding Workshop on the GO Card Kit

Here is my twist on one of the cards from the Card kit for Pathfinding.  I just love all things fall and this set is NO exception well actually I think it is exceptionally WONDERFUL!!!!!  If you'd LOVE to make these I'm hosting a fall card class in September.  With the kit directions these cards come together in a snap even with my little twists.