Thursday, February 14, 2013

2013 Spring/Summer New Product Blog Hop

First of all...
I pray you are having a great day!

It has been awhile since I have participated in a blog hop but I am thrilled to be back!  I am lovin' these new Close To My Heart products and after you view our artwork, I am sure you will love them too!

This blog hop is one big circle.  If you are coming from Traci's Blog you are on the right track.  You can elect to start at Helen's Blog where you can find a list of all participants or you can continue to make your way through my blog post.

I have bee wishing for a black and white paper packet for some time (ever since Silhouette) and was thrilled when I saw "For Always".  I have been wanting to redo my wedding album as I initially created it on 8 1/2 x 11" pages in 1998!  While my first wedding album is definitely a design of the times, I wanted something a little more elegant so this is what I came up with.  (Please click on images for enlarged view.)
One of the things I love most about this paper packet is its versatility.  I used our "For Always" coordinating "Stickease" with a Ruby (red) twist.  The possibilities are endless with this paper packet!  Stop by to see Sunday's post and view how I used it with Gypsy (purple) - which was my wedding color.
I have not put photos on my layout yet because I am in the process of getting my wedding photo negatives transferred to a CD for digital prints.  I kept all of my wedding photos in the 4x6 size, not wanting to mess them up.  I am thankful that I will be able to print the photos as many times as I want.  However, I recently moved to a little town where the Wal-Mart does not develop photos!  Can you believe that?  When I do put photos on the layout, I will be sure to post an update.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know what you think of my artwork and feel free to move onto Priscilla's Blog or continue reading below for a supply list.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Check out another piece of artwork I created with a twist on this paper packet by clicking here.

Supply list (all Close To My Heart products):

Happy hoppin',


  1. Great job, I also love the black & white!

  2. Love your frame and the tutorial... Walgreens prints if you have one of those! Kathi... also you can request prints from Snapfish and the like of online photo processing places. Kathi

  3. Your layouts will be a beautiful tribute to your wedding!

  4. Love this layout better than than CTMH's option for these stickease. Great job!