Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Red, White, and Blue or any Three Color Combination Use Your Stash Paper

Welcome to the Use Your Stash blog hop, if you have come from Priscilla's blog, you are right on track.

It is time again to use up some of that stash paper. Do you have every color of the rainbow in your cardstock stash? I know I do and it is time to use some of it up and at the same time, use some of those spare scrap pieces hanging out.

I store my paper in the Cropper Hopper or Paper Studio Scrap Keepers. These little folders have an inside pocket on both sides. I store full sheets in the center and my scraps in the pockets. I label them with the item number for quick reordering.







When I use a new paper packet, I pull the folders for each coordinating color of cardstock and store it next to my craft table. It saves time by having all colors at my finger tips and it helps
use the scraps, because they are right there.







And in celebration of our Close To My Heart Convention, I created a Use Your Stash Blog badge so my fellow hoppers could find me quickly. I used Black, Smokey Plum, and Slate. It has been a while since I used Smokey Plum and it is one of my favorite colors and it retires September 1st, if it is your favorite you better stock up!



I hope you enjoyed my project, now off to see what Paige has created for us!


Please share your comments, I love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all hoppers, should you need to return
Shirley Ross

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It is ALL in the Shadow Technique Blog Hop

It is fun to return as a member of the Technique Blog hop. Our blogging group will be featuring the Simple Shadows technique shared on page 102 of the current Annual Inspiration.

If you are coming from Haley's blog you are on the right track! This is a big ole circle, so when you return to where you started, you have seen them all.

On page 102 of the current Annual Inspiration, the shadowing technique uses two titles, one light and one dark. The lighter would be placed atop the other but slightly off center, making it look shadowed.

My card idea is a floating image style card. This card was created first in Design Space as it is fun to have the file ready to create more later. A good idea for me as you will soon learn.




Using the Wanderful My Reflections paper pack for the background piece, doesn't look like travel paper does it?

Gypsy was one of the coordinating colors from Wanderful and it was fun to use the purple glitter paper as the shadow of the butterfly.

Added sparkles to the body and as the glitter flight trail.


Here is the floating effect which was created using an old 6"x6" page protector.


Finally this is the inside. The saying will show through a little through the clear opening.

And as I shared above, did you notice the card is going the wrong direction -- glad it is saved in Design Space so I can create another and maybe use the travel theme of Wanderful by adding an airplane or suitcases or who knows, the ideas are endless. Here is the link to the Design Space file if you would like to try one of your own.

Now on to see what Tonya has in store for us.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Convention Ends

The last days of our Close To My Heart convention were just a blur. From the new Annual Inspiration unveiling to a wonderful awards banquet to a dance and crop to end the festivities.

Thanks for joining me, even if it was only a sneak peek, during our 2015 Convention!! Join the Rockin' HeARTs for next year - ask me how!!


Friday, July 10, 2015

This Is Why We Do What We Do

The second full day of Convention has been full of more surprises one being a little Holiday Expressions coming soon and many challenges!

And this video summed it up for me on why I am so passionate about this crazy, crafting job I have. Please enjoy and share with your friends!!


Convention has Started Day 2

The first day of the Close To My Heart Convention is the BEST day ever because you know before lunch you will be given a beautiful new bag and A NEW ANNUAL INSPIRATION!!


And the rest of the day is full of Creative and Business classes but your mind is on the NEW!!

Want to be a part of this FUN? See the new, beautiful package that can be yours -- let me show you how!!!