Saturday, January 21, 2012

Use Your Stash Blog Hop - January

If you are joining us for the "Using Up Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Michelle's Blog. If you get lost along the way you here is the entire list of hoppers:
  1. Joy McHargue
  2. Ann-Marie Trammell
  3. Michelle Battitori
  4. Wendy K
  5. Judy Faye Garner
  6. Tabbi Fritz
  7. Tonya Whitehurst
  8. Debi
  9. Shirley
  10. Michelle West 
  11. Rachel Ventura
Let's get started. Today I am showcasing 2 layouts I got out of the Magic Book. 

The first one I used two paper packs that many of you wouldn't think would go well together: Mischief and Bliss. I used the "Top Hat" pattern from the Magic Book (pg 114). Click any image to zoom in.
The stamping was done with the "Rock The Block" special that is running until the end of the month. The letters were cut from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.
I used some Miracle Irresistible (ON SALE NOW for $1) that I inked with cocoa ink and some Dimensional Elements (inked in Parchment). I added a few wood buttons too.

The second layout is a very close copy of the "Magician's Choice" pattern from page 116 of the Magic Book. I used the Cherry O paper and the Bliss again.I added some drawn on stitching around the edges.
I used up a few Just Blooms Paper Flowers and Clear Buttons (which I put B&T paper behind to accent). I added some Floss and Bitty Pearls too.
I used up some Blush Ribbon and some White Ricrac ribbon. 
I created the leaves on this flower by using the 1 1/4"  Circle Punch and punching a folded strip of sweet leaf cardstock. I then inked it.
Last I added a Twitterpated Dimensional Element and a photo clip from the Olive Mini Medley
Now hop on over to Joy's Blog for more ideas of using up your stash.

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  1. Love it, sooo glad you showed close ups.

  2. I love the color of your layout with the use of the Rock Around the Block stamp set.
    Wendy K.

  3. Just found your blog, Thanks for the all the instructions.

  4. Love the paper combo- fun! Mischeif really goes with a ton!

  5. Amazing and I love how you used Mischief and Bliss together. Well done!