H2H Weekly Challenge| Invitation Only

I am so excited you are back to check out this weeks challenge! This week we are setting the challenge to create and invitation or to scrapbook an invitation. I am choosing to scrapbook an invitation!

What a surprise when I received a letter in the mail, inviting me to the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards banquet! I was nominated for Citizen of the Year in Sandusky County. WHAT!?! ME? Did they get the right Danielle?
I have no idea who nominated me, nor what I am doing that lead me to be qualified for this award. I suspect it is the community service projects my cub scouts, their parents and myself tackle all year long. But that is the point, so you keep doing the good deeds unknowingly.

The evening was fun, I was able to catch up with my long time Friend Leah! We had a wonderful dinner with lots of chatter and laughing. It was not until the end when the Citizen of the Year was announced. I was sitting on the edge of my seat. Secretly I wanted to win, I was nervous, because all the recipients were giving thank you speeches. I was sort of sweating bullets on what to say. I mean I was only able to guess what I had done to deserve a nomination, let alone a win. Finally at last the  winner began describing the 2019 winner. I immediately knew I was the runner up, as they described the 2019 winner as one who has dedicated 38 years to community service, I have only been alive for 37! Clearly not me. Hehe! I didn’t realize just how many talented and dedicated souls there are in my community, they go far beyond the call of duty! It was such an honor to be nominated. I will continue to serve my community, day after day, and year after year even if it means, I will never be nominated again. I mean isn’t that what you are supposed to do anyway?
Their theme was 'CLUED IN', and everything was from the table settings to the menu featured a token or verbiage from the family favorite board game.

To enter this weeks challenge head to the H2H challenge page and here here! Remember to included Close to My Heart product(s).

Here is my layout featuring my invitation to such a fun night! I used scraps from I Heart Us to create a layout!

What special event have you been exclusively invited to? Did you scrapbook it? What about your child's first birthday party, or perhaps a special surprise birthday for a friend or relative that you hand made? Remember to head on over to the H2H Challenge page to enter your artwork for this week, and check out all of the challenges for February!

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I Heart Us | Featured Paper Blog Hop

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing items from our I Heart Us Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart Consultants. If you are visiting from Erica's blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with our hostess Carol. Next check out Kathleen's blog.

How adorable is this layout? It is part of the workshop your way scrapbooking collection!

I dressed my layout up, with cricut cuts with butterflies, a heart banner and some fun spring flowers.

After you visit Kathleen's blog, come on back and check out my other I Heart Us artwork!


Lovely Layers - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome Back!

Todays CTMH Technique Blog hop is focusing on Layer designs in our artwork whether it’s through the use of various papers, clusters of embellishments, or stamp images that allow for layering! If you have arrived from Valerie's Blog, you are on the right track!

In my layout, you can see that I have a few areas that have layers to them.
For starters the base page is lagoon cardstock, with a layer of thistle cardstock, followed by a layer of the I Heart Us B&T paper. You also notice my photos holders have layers to them, coordinating colors of Lagoon cardstock the darker side, along with Canary cardstock.

You can also find layers in my cricut cut flowers. Then again you will find layers in the small cluster of sequins and hearts at the bottom right hand corner. Bounce to the top and you will layers of sequins on the banner.

Here is another layout that is full of layers that you can see my tutorial on my YouTube channel on my previous blog post here.

Whats your favorite way to add layers to your artwork? I'd love to know leave a comment below!

Now head on over to Katy's blog for her layer technique!



Using your paper Scraps| Overlay Collage

Don't throw your scraps away....

Well may be the itty bitty ones, but I have a cute way to use up some scraps that won't sit at the bottom of your scrap pile waiting for it's day to shine (that was a bit dramatic - but you get my point). 

I was scrolling one of my favorite artwork groups for CTMH cards, layouts and such, when I came across a fellow consultants (Lara Moss) post. She had shared a beautiful layout created with an overlay she purchased. I knew I could do that (not better necessarily, just that I could do that) so I sat down to Design Space, and starting playing with the overlays found on my Artbooking and Artistry CTMH Cricut cartridges. Once I found overlays that I thought would look the best, I found a basic image and went to work. 

Here is my finished layout: 

I filled in all the spaces with scraps from the I Heart Us paper packet. Layered this using 3 D dimensions on top of a heather gray cardstock sheet. A lagoon photo matte 3.24x4.25 was added with a banner heat embossed in Ranger White Embossing powder. The Banner and sentiment can be found in the Stamp of the Month Set for the Month of February item# S1902

Below is a video following the completion of this layout, and below there you will find the FREE Design Space Link to create your own overlay collage layouts. 

Get your Design Space Link here: Star/heart Collage overlay 
(must have artbooking and artistry cricut cartridges to cut the images) 

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