Thursday, January 27, 2011

CTMH Spring/Summer 2011 Blog Hop!

It's that time again- Close to my Heart is releasing a new Idea Book and a group of fabulous consultants are here to give you a sneak peak of some of the fabulous new products! Be sure to check out all the blogs at the bottom of this post!

I know when most people first see the paper packet, Bliss, many are going to immediately think weddings. But for me, it is all about BABY now a days, and I knew this paper would be perfect for Aubrey's first pictures. Pair it with the Bohemian Alphabet, and WOW. since the paper is so neutral, you can add any accent color to match your photos- for me, it was Grey Wool and Baby Pink:

Layout: Reflections- Side Bar Focus

Layout: Reflections- Main Frame
Paper: Bliss, Grey Wool and Baby Pink Cardstock
Stamps: Bohemian Alphabet, Chocolate Alphabet Small
Embellishments: Bliss Stickease, Opaques (Licorice, Pearl), Dimensional Elements- Irresistibles Villa, liquid glass, glitz glitter gel, sponge dabbers, colonial white ribbon.

As with most of my projects, this did not turn out as I had originally planned- originally these were going to be companion layouts ("Perfect little fingers, precious tiny toes, bright shining eyes, cute button nose"), but as I worked on the second page, the text blocks I made just did not fit. so back to the drawing board for a different page, but overall I love the way these turned out!
I liked that I could use the flower and vine in the alphabet set to accent the pink cardstock, too. The new irresistable chipboard is also fun to work with and customize with ink.

Now don't stop here! Have fun browsing all the other blogs below. And if you want to share your artwork, just click on the link below to your post. Please be sure to link back here, too!

Happy creating everyone!

**Since the Linky Party is now closed, I have included a list of all the links below:

Bliss Baby Scrapbook Pages:
Valentine's Project Class:
Sea Breeze and Sweetheart:
Carla Creates- Bliss Butterfly Card:
Aspire Card-Sheila Bennett:
Sophia Layout by Lisa Stenz:
Amy Liz Schultz:
Beth Naumann- Sophia Cards:
Debbie Carriere:
Rosy Regards Card:
Sophia Layout:
Tresa Black Fabulously Artsy:
Teri Baxter:
Donna McGlasson:
Teresita Arvelo Freindship Card:
Mayberry Layout by Lori Scott:
Lori Miller- Fanfar Layout:
When SOTM's Marry.....:
Kandi Gallegos-Garcia:
Marie Flayer:
Wings Layout by Jane Hass:
Pinwheel Cards by Big Red Scraps:
Sophia Magic:
Scrapping With Lisa:
3-D Spring Home Decore- Some Bunny Loves You:
Sweet Treats-
Pixie Pals-
Wings Display Board-
Heartfelt Treasures-
Pennant Banner using Wings II Paper:
Rosemary Bridges:
Dreams Come True:
Altered Notepad using Wings:
Pennant Alphabet Stamp Set:
Sweetheart Layout:
Altered Square Envelope Scrapbook Tutorial:
Stamped Tile Coaster Set Tutorial:
Mayberry Layout, Scrap It Girl:
Sweetheart Layout- Mary Thompson:
JuliAnne's Recycled banner with Sophia Flowers:
Sophia Layout:
Terrie Dodd:
Sophia WOTH Bobus Card:
Wings 2010 Cover Page:
Valentine's/Anniversary Card:
Wings Desktop Calendar:
Tic Tac Toe Game:


Cindy said...

Beautiful layout and even more beautiful baby! Thanks for coordinating the Hop!

Wendy said...

This layout is almost as beautiful as the baby girl in the photos!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful layout - really shows off the stamp sets & paper, but your beautiful baby is still the star of the show :) TFS

Michelle said...

Gorgeous...both the baby and the layout!

Karen C said...

Lovely layout (and baby :)!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Beautiful layout!! Love the blog hop!!!

Haley D. said...

Beautful layouts of a beautiful baby girl! Congrats to you and your family. I love how subtle the paper is so that your sweet baby really shines.

peggylee said...

so beautiful, I love how you took a wedding theme papers and created such a beautiful baby layout...amazing

roxybonds said...

Beautiful layout!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! I wasn't a fan of Bliss, but you've made me reconsider. :-)

Dot said...

This is an amazing layout. I wouldn't have ever thought to use it for baby pictures. Just beautiful!

Jean M. said...


Jessica said...

Beautiful layout and congrats on your beautiful daughter, they grow so quick enjoy every moment. My "baby" is 8 months old already. Thanks so much for hosting the hop for us again this time around.

Jane said...

What a gorgeous layout and color combo and a beautiful baby girl too! Thanks for showcasing Bliss and demonstrating such a creative way to use this PP!

Scrap It Girl said...

Just found your site.. love the layout, great use of that paper pack.. love it, thanks for sharing.. I am a new follower!