Welcome to the September challenge at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenges! This month we're using the Falling For You Paper Pack! And here is what I've made for you today:
So it's possible that this doesn't quite make you think of the Falling For You papers, however that beautiful krafty colored stripe in the back is from the pack. I should say that this is not the color scheme I started out with. I was going to go all (yes) gold, with kraft, orange and green... you know fall-ish! But when I made the decision to heat emboss some of those pretty feathers from the Feel So Blessed September Stamp of the Month on vellum in Aged Gold; I accidentally picked up my shabby pink container, sprinkled it on and was like.. what is all the pink?... idk... meant to be? And since I had heat embossed about 7 of them because I knew I'd be using them again, I decided to go with it instead of starting over.. although I'm sure I could easily use 14 if I'd done 7 more...lol!
I've been using a lot of vellum in my crafting lately... I just love the light layers it creates and here, I double vellumed it! When I was trying to decide my layer in between the stripe and the sentiment, I first thought white and embossed... but I wanted the stripe to show through so I decided embossed vellum layer.. I LOVE it! I also love that retired embossing folder from CTMH-so happy I snagged one before it was gone!
And I wasn't planning on coloring in the feather, but when I added it to my cluster in plain white it got lost with all of the other vellum layers so I think pink was just right.
That pretty ribbon was in some happy mail from a crafty friend and I used some of the kraft leaves in the Falling For You Complements. And I added some of my favorite paper flowers from Hobby Lobby and some tiny pink Prima ones I bought from the Funky Junky.
I mimicked some of the embellishments at the top too and finished it off with sequins that came in my Falling For You Workshops Your Way bundle... I love to get the Workshops Your Way even if I'm not going to follow the workshop because I get all of the coordinating items in one tidy package...
Hope you enjoyed your visit! I sure enjoy having you here! Now be sure to check out what Donna and Susan have for you! And don't forget about our wonderful guest designer, Tracey Pierce!
Hope you'll play along for your chance to win a small gift from us! You don't have to use Close to My Heart Products... just use the photo of the paper pack for inspiration and link up! New projects only, no backlinking and we don't mind if you play along with other challenges as well! See the Three Amigos Blog for more details and to link up!
I'm also playing along with the Outlaws Twisted Thursday, which is always Anything Goes with a Twist and this week the twist is ... well... Anything Goes... that's right up my alley! You should check it out...there are prizes and it's a Ning site so you either have to sign in or sign up but it's so worth it! A wonderful group of crafty people!
And very excited because I found out that this card is being featured on the Outlawz this week!
Hope to see you again soon! We're having a Blog Hop over at The Cutting Cafe on the 7th... fun and different and lots of chances to win free files! And the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop starts on the 15th!! Wooo Hoooo!! See you soon!