Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make It From Your Heart Blog Hop

Today we will show you how to Make It From Your Heart! Jeanette Lynton has created a brand NEW “how-to” program to not only guide you but also inspire you to create beautiful artwork. This amazing publication has so many different pattern blueprints that you can interpret in ANY WAY you want!
Through our blog hop, we hope to inspire you to use your own artistic instincts to interpret and create your own artwork. Each of our crafty consultants has chosen a different page of this book to create two projects for you – that’s right two projects with the SAME pattern! One project will follow the blueprint pattern as laid out. The second project will use the pattern “with a twist” to show you how versatile the patterns are.

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers! Lucy - Love 2 Create will be giving away a copy of the Make It From Your Heart – Volume 1. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should begin your hop at the beginning with Lucy - Love 2 Create.  If you came from My Creations with Michelle’s blog, you’re in the right place!

My projects today are a 2 page layout and a card.

When I flip through the 2012 Fall/Winter Ideabook, there are many things that I really love.  However, there are 2 items that I feel are a MUST!  One is the new Cricut Artiste Cartridge and the other is the Make It From Your Heart publication.  They are fabulous and I use them frequently.  That is why I am so happy to participate in this hop!

I utilized pattern 15 on pages 34-35.  It is a 2 page layout design.  On the left hand side of the Make It From Your Heart publication (pg. 34), the design digram with cutting directions can be found.  The right side (pg. 35), gives two completed layout examples.  Below you will find my layout example using the new La Belle Vie paperpack.

I love stamping with Create A Shade paint on black cardstock.  The paint gives a fun shimmer to the paper without overpowering the pages.  Another technique that I would like to highlight is the use of the Baroque Borders stamp set to create my own random stamped patterned paper. 

Project Recipe
Cricut Artiste Cartridge 
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
La Belle Vie Paperpack
Black Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock (photo placement holders)
Baroque Borders Stamp Set (August Stamp of the Month)
Create A Shade Paint
Blush Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
Glitz Glitter Gel
Journaling Spot

My second project is the card inspired by the 2 page layout design.

I have a friend that just had identical twin girls.  So, I wanted to create a
 "Congratulations Baby Card" for her.
 For this card, I was inspired by the right hand scrapbook page of layout 15 (see layout page example above).  You can see that I followed the same geometric pattern with the rectangles on this card.  I used one of my favorite retired stamp sets "Special Delivery" for this card.  The stork with baby was stamped, colored and then pop-dotted on the card.

Project Recipe
La Belle Vie Paperpack
White Daisy Cardstock Card Base
Vineyard Berry Cardstock (retired)
Special Delivery Stamp Set (retired)
Black Ribbon (non-CTMH)
Vineyard Berry Stamp Pad (retired)
Black Stamp Pad
Pop Dots

The next stop to making it from your heart is Theodora from Celebrate Crafts
Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:


My Creations with Michelle said...

Maria, the layout is divine and your card is super cute. Love the colors, they work so well together.

Wendy K. said...

Beautiful project and great interpretation of the sketch.

Theodora Stacey said...

Love them both!

TeresaK said...

Both projects are very nice, but I especially like the layout! Super cute!

Marianne said...

Your projects are great. i really like the card. Thanks for sharing. New follower!


Robin said...

love the cute layout!!!


Karen Y said...

Both your projects are adorable. New follower


Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome project. I am a new follower and on the blog hop.