Thursday, February 28, 2013

Damask Divas Chantilly Blog Hop



Welcome to another Damask Divas Blog Hop!  (March 1st all links will work!) Thanks so much for stopping in to see the many ways you can put your Chantilly Paper Packet to use!  If you came from Shirley's Blog, then you are in the right place.  If not, just check out the line-up at the Damask Divas Blog.

Chantilly just might be my favorite paper of all time!  Of course, I am a girl who likes to change her mind, so let's just be realistic and call it my favorite for the moment, shall we?  ;) 

I made this shadow box frame for my cousin and her hubs who had their second darling little baby girl in February.  I simply love creating these personalized frames for people who order them from my Etsy Shop.  They are fabulous gifts for new parents and easy to customize.  This is also my entry for the Heart 2 Heart February Challenge, Love is in the Air.  It has been tortuous waiting to link it up until we had the blog hop because I finished this project before Valentine's Day!!  ;)  It was totally perfect for both assignments though, so well worth the wait.


The background paper for this frame was made by dabbing my Twilight Exclusive Ink onto a piece of White Daisy Cardstock with my handy dandy sponge dauber.  I used it all over the paper and then cut out the section that I liked the best.

I used a few different Close to My Heart My Acrylix stamp sets for this one.  The Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop size C set I used for the clouds is currently available and the retired sets I used are Capture the Date, Moments in Time, and February Word Puzzle.  I used all these retired sets for numbers and lettering, so they would be very easy to substitute.  :)


The hot air balloon is a gorgeous cut found on the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  It usually has a flag on top of the balloon, but I just cut that off.  ;)   I added a bit of baker's twine to attach the basket.


These letters that spell out "olivia" are the glamour glitter alphabet stickers.


I placed one of the Chantilly zip strips along the bottom of the frame for a bit of grounding effect.  I really love the looks of this particular strip.  The sentiment at the bottom of the artwork melts my heart.  I positively had to place a heart in the basket being carried away...snif!

I hope this has inspired you to create your own beautiful paper piecing!  Have fun on the rest of our blog hop--you won't believe your eyes!  Cydney's blog is your next stop!  :)  Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway on the Damask Divas Blog for a chance to win a Close to My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set!!!

42 comments:

  1. Another Rock Star project my friend!!! LOVE it, the background is amazing! Oh , I just love it all! You have one lucky cousin. :)

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    1. You are too sweet, thank you! You guys know how to make me feel like a rock star, lol! :)

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  2. Wow Amie this really rocks! You amaze me month after month with your creativity. I am definitely inspired :) Kathi

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    1. Yay! That is what I love to do--inspire! Thanks, Kathi!

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  3. I love this Amie. You create the best stuff!!! :)

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    1. Hi Terri!!! You are awesome, thanks!

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    2. Have you played with your cartridge yet??? ;)

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  4. This is just to wonderful! Love the dobber detail for the sky, very wonderful touch!

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    1. Thanks so much, Traci! The plain Twilight Cardstock was just too solid...needed something more "light." :)

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  5. This is so amazingly cute, I can't believe it!! Great job!

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    1. Ha, ha...thanks so much, Latisha! :)

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  6. I love this picture Amie!! That baloon and everything you captured is fabulous!! What a wonderful work of art. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, thank you, Gloria! You are so sweet! :)

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  7. Love, love, love it!!! Beautiful! You do amazing projects.

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    1. Hi Jamie! Thanks, that is such a great compliment! :)

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  8. This absolutely rocks, as always!! It is beyond perfect for H2H and the hop...I'm glad you waited and linked up :-)

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    1. I keep forgetting to hit reply! Read my reply below, lol...

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  9. Waiting is for the birds...I have never been good at it! Thank you so much, Jayma! :)

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  10. Awesome! You have great design and color sense Amie.

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    1. I will have to trust you on that one, Cydney, lol. Thank you!

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  11. Love the hot air balloon. I went for a ride this summer and really enjoyed it. I've scrapbooked some of the ride but can still do more embellishments. Guess what I'm going to use for one of the pages. Great job.

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    1. Perfect! That would be great, Marylouh! Thank you for coming to see. :)

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  12. As always you rock it! Love your project! So fun so cute and I just love it! Great job!

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  13. CanI say, incredible? What a gorgeous project! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H.

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    1. Hi again, Melinda! Thanks so much! :)

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  14. This project is awesome! TFS.
    scrappinlaurie@yahoo.com

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous and I have a ton of summer babies coming up.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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    1. Well, this sure might come in handy because I think the theme is very summery! Thanks so much, Kristi! :)

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  16. AWESOME!! I LOVE it!!!!! You'll have to explain further on the dauber technique you used for the background!! I have two cousins who are expecting and a good friend of mine AND another new friend this would be a WONDERFUL gift for them all!!! Beautiful.

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    1. That is so funny you say that about the dauber, because I almost did a video, but then I realized all I did was literally dab, dab, dab, all around the paper with varying pressure one section at a time! Trust me, it was so easy...play with it on scratch paper if you like, but this was just a one and done type dealio. ;) Thank you so much, my friend! :)

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