Thursday, July 31, 2014

Damask Divas Chalk It Up Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!!!  Welcome to the Damask Divas Chalk It Up Blog Hop!

If you arrived from Kelly's Blog, then you are on the right path.  If not, you can head on over to the Damask Divas Blog to find the entire line up!

August is always a super-exciting month for my kiddos with new school supplies and clothes and all, but this month is even better for me with the release of NEW Close to My Heart products to share with you!!!  :)

Today we are featuring the NEW Chalk It Up Paper Packet, so come see what I whipped up with mine...

I thought this would make a fantastic card to send my youngest child's teacher at the end of the first week of school.  Do you have any idea how hard they work?  I can imagine that first week is especially rough, so this will be a great little pick-me-up.  :)

I ADORE paper piecing, and this little owl from the August Stamp of the Month, What A Hoot, is the perfect guy to use this technique on!  I thought the arrows in this pattern make cute feathers...

If you have had a chance to look at the new embellishments available, then you saw these!  I love the NEW Enamel Stars and Gold or Silver Sequins!  I would have LOVED more sequin colors, but since there aren't, here is a quick tip:  COLOR THEM!  You read that right--use the new ShinHan Touch Twin Alcohol Markers to give those light silver sequins a whole new look to coordinate with any of your papers!  :)  You only want to go over it once with the marker or the color begins to lift, so practice and have some fun!  Pssst...try it on the White Enamel Stars too!  ;)

Complete Creative Formulary:

X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
August 2014 Stamp of the Month:  What A Hoot
M1029 A True Thank You
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z2466 ShinHan Touch Twin Peacock Green Marker
Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
X254  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack

(Links will be live on August 1st.)

Well, I can't keep you too long, so you are off to Michele's Blog for another look at the versatile Chalk It Up Paper Packet!   Enjoy the Hop!

Get it HERE!

Find all the details HERE!


  1. Oh.MY.GOODNESS!!!! How AdorOWLble!

  2. I absolutely adore this, Amie! You are so incredibly talented! I love ya to death! What a great idea for those amazing teachers!

  3. LOVE that you colored the sequin! I don't think I'd have ever thought of that!

  4. What a clever use of that owl! Love the chalk and the chalkboard look. Checking out the blog hop while watching Jimmy, lol.

    1. LOL!!!! I was blog hoppin' too!!! Thanks, Lynn! I knew I liked you! :)

  5. So cute...I love the wood grain embossed background!! Oh, the chalk and owl makes you "wise"!! As always, amazing!

  6. I work at a school and know any teacher would love this card! great job

  7. Oh, Amie...LOVE every bit of this as usual! Love the wood grain, your owl is too adorable and of course how you colored the sequins! Fabulous!!!

    1. I have been literally coloring everything but the kitchen sink with those markers now, lol! ;) Thanks! :)

  8. TOTALLY cute!!!! Love this card, Kigz!!!


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