Friday, August 31, 2012

Damask Divas September Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog!  Starting at midnight of Sept. 1st, I am part of the Damask Divas September Blog Hop. We are showcasing the beautiful new Paper packet, Clementine, from Close to My Heart.  If you came from Diana's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas to find out where you are in the hop.

This month, I had a backlog of pictures and needed to catch up so I decided to create a layout from the new Make It from Your Heart--Volume 1.  I chose the pattern, In Focus, on page 14 (which is really just named Pattern 14, lol thank you, Shelly!)  The pics I used are from spring break 2010 on a trip to Florida.  I feel like the colors in Clementine make these photos of the setting sun on the ocean come to life.


Aren't the colors perfect?  I would have never thought to use them in this way--these pics were the next to use in my scrapbook order, so it just kind of fell into place.  The strips of blue that border the squares of color are from another paper pack, Pemberley.   I also took the letters from the Pemberley Stickease to spell out "perfect."  The color was just begging to be paired up with the colors of the sunset in Clementine.  I inked the edges of a cork heart shape with the new Cashmere Ink and placed one of the Cottage Assortment buttons in the center.  The word "ending" is stamped with the Trinity Alphabet My Acrylix in Saddle Ink.


Next, I fashioned my very own sun from the shapes on our new Artiste Cricut cartridge with one of Clementine's pattered papers and some Sorbet Cardstock.  This cartridge is JAM PACKED with new shapes--700 shapes in all!


I wanted to capture the emotions of the moment in a journalling tag that I cut from the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  It is inked in Saddle and embellished with Soebet Ribbon from the Designer Ribbon Red Collection, Natural Hemp, Sorbet Buttons from the Buttons Red Assortment, a cork heart from the Evergreen Cork Shapes, and another one of the Cottage Assortment buttons.  The words are stamped from the Keepsake Alphabet My Acrylix in first and second generation technique.  First generation stamping is the color you get when you ink up a stamp and stamp it the first time.  Second generation is the lighter color you get when you immediately stamp it again.  This is a very useful technique for creating movement on your pages, or for stamping in a color that you might not have.  ;)



So, what do you think?  I am really loving Jeanette Lynton's new book that I got this layout from.  It really gives you a lot of bang for your buck, and I will be posting other layouts from it soon!  I highly recommend it!  :)

Thanks for popping in on our hop!  Now you are off to Sheri Ann's Blog to see her beautiful creation with Clementine.  DON"T FORGET TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY ON OUR DAMASK DIVAS TEAM BLOG!  I hope you are having a great time learning about some amazing projects you can make with the versatile Clementine Paper Packet! If you get lost in the hop, you can find the entire list of talented consultants at the Damask Divas Blog.  Now hop to it!


32 comments:

  1. The photos are just perfect with this paper. Looks awesome.

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    1. I definitely thought so too! Thanks!

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  2. Awesome layout Amie!! Love the pictures and the paper together. Great job!! Have a fantastic holiday weekend!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. It was meant to be, Gloria. ;) Thanks so much--hugs and well wishes right back at you!

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  3. So Pretty!! Love your layout! I am very impressed you have a photo lineup!! I seriously need to just jump in and start scrapbooking!

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    1. If I get them printed (which is an accomplishment in itself, lol) then I put them in order is all. You can do it! Thanks, Carolyn. :)

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  4. Very pretty, esp love the tag!

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    1. Hi, Karina! Thanks so much--me too!

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  5. Awesome job Amie! Perfect layout choice, perfect paper choice and I love all the details, right down to the sun you created! Tfs with us!

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    1. It just seemed to come together for this one for sure. Thanks for your kind words and always coming in to see what I am up to! :)

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  6. First ... before I saw any of the amazing photos I read that this layout was called "In Focus" and I ran out of the room to find my book. These layouts have names??? I've been calling them "Pattern 14" and such based on the top left corner. Turns out we're going to have to name them ourselves. I hope you laugh when you go back to look.

    Second ... I looooooooooooove your layout. All of it. You've given "Clementine" a whole new look. It's always so cutesy to me, but here is very calming. Great!!

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    1. OH!!! Why do you cause me these fits of giggling? I cannot believe I did that!!! Thank you for the compliment--and the assist! AGAIN! lol...(did you know there are three others with the same "name" ?) ;)

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    2. I especially love the pattern called "notes".

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    3. LOL!!!! And here I took you for an "illuminate" kind of gal! Oh, I can't stop...it hurts!

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  7. Great layout and love your embellies, you rocked it again! This was not my favorite paper packet, now I think I like it!

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    1. Yay! I am always glad when someone else makes me like something that I was not fond of before--glad this made you do the same! :) Thanks, Stephanie!

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  8. The layout is really beautiful, Amie. I love the way there is such a warm glow. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cydney--I was really happy with it!

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  9. I love that you added some of the papers from Pemberley! Very nice! All the papers go so well with the pictures too!

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    1. I don't even remember how I decided to, lol, thanks!

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  10. That is beautiful! I have been mostly digital scrapping the last couple of years. You've inspired me to do a little bit of both! This is great.

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    1. Cool! Sara, I am just the opposite, and trying to give digital a try to get caught up! ;) Thanks!

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  11. Love your layout and the colors. It all comes together so perfect!

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  12. Great layout. I want to go there!

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    1. LOL...thanks...it is fantastic there I assure you! ;)

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  13. The paper is perfect for your gorgeous photos. The layout is perfect.

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  14. I love this layout, the photos go with the colors used in the clementine pack! Beautiful work Amie! Have a great labor day!

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Thank you for adding some sparkle to my day with your comments!