CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Purposeful Patterns

Hello & welcome back to DanYellScraps! 
So today, is a special treat, because it is the monthly Technique Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Michelle Loncar's blog  , then you are on the right track! If you are just joining in now, this hop is focusing on Close to My Heart's make it from the heart pattern books. 

A little bit about the Make It From Your Heart Volume 3 pattern book; It fits inside our Everyday Life™ albums for easy and convenient transportation (sold separate). Includes 36 two-page layout patterns for standard photo sizes, as well as artwork inspiration demonstrating how to incorporate additional photos using our Pocket Plus™ and pocket scrapbooking Memory Protectors™. Layouts are organized by the number of photos they use. It arrives as loose, 3-ring hole-punched pages; 8⅜" × 6⅞".

Each of us has chosen a pattern to show case in either a layout or a card. 

My pattern is from Make It From Your Heart Vol 3,  pattern #9 

Check out the cute fish swimming by, and the adorable starfish floating around! Fussy cutting scraps of paper helps stretch your paper and your imagination, in this case helping me create the underwater scene I was looking for. Not to undermine the ombre title 'Mermaid Hair Don't Care'. Inked in Glacier and Lagoon. 

Adding gold pearl gems to the mermaids hair, and some doodling around the journaling areas helps accent and draw the eye in. 

My favorite aspect about the pattern books, besides the full cutting diagrams, are the two layout suggestions in full color photos, and finally an artwork tip! All of these helped me create my layout with ease and style. 

Get your pattern book today; and then head on over to Michelle Johns Blog My Flights Of Fancy.

Thank you for hopping along today, below are a list of supplies used and their item numbers for your reference. 

  • Make Waves Paper Packet Item Number: X7227B $9.95
  • Make It From Your Heart Vol 3
  • Gold Foil Paper Item Number: Z3365 $6.95
  • 12" × 12" Black Cardstock 1386 $14.50 (need 6 sheets)
  • Black Shimmer Trim Z1809 $4.95
  • Gold Shimmer Trim Z1985 $4.95
  • Gold Pearls Z3371 $3.95
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen Z1979 $3.25
(images provided via Design Space Link - must own cartridge to access)
  • Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection (no cartridge) Z3399 $79.00
    • (physical cartridge) Z3169 $99.00
  • Cricut® Artistry Digital Collection (no cartridge) Item Number: Z3190 $79.00
  • (physical cartridge) Z3167 $99.00
  • Marker Alphabet Stamp set
  • Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2841 $7.95
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2895 $7.95
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z3271 $8.95
  • Pansy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2804 $7.95
  • Emerald Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad Z2806 $7.95
  • Marker Alphabet E1034 $29.95

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