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I first began scrapbooking in 1981 when my oldest daughter started kindergarten, of course scrapbooking has sure evolved in the years since then and so has my own scrapbooking.
 I love to scrapbook & I love Close to My Heart Products. My desire is to share with you my love of scrapbooking memories, and ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts and home d├ęcor`. To order supplies I have used, and for tons of ideas, go to my website, www.inkypaws.closetomyheart.com

Paws-ing to wish you joyous memories, Barbi

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Chalk it Up Artwork with Attitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk It Up Blog Hop. You may be asking yourself..... Just who are these "Stampers with Attitude"???? They are a team of Close to My Heart Consultants lead by my up-line, Kimberly Moss. This month the Stampers with Attitude are excited to share with artwork focusing on one of the NEW paper kits, Chalk It Up. Our blog hop is a circular hop. You just click on the link to the next blog at the bottom of each post and you will be on your way to more wonderful ideas. This month I am following Di Crawford . If you get lost, I have listed all of the participating blogs at the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.
This month, we are using the Chalk It Up paper kit (X7184B). You will find this kit very versatile. It is great for school projects, all types of cards and so much more. Don't kit the kit names put you in a box as to what to use it for, although a couple of the prints may be theme specific, the others have many uses. For this card I used the stamp set For a Friend (D1542). I used the Star BT and the Random Words BT. I also used the zip strip from this sheet of background texture duo and a strip of Lagoon CS. I used the direct to paper method of distressing the Lagoon CS with Lagoon Ink Pad. After distressing two short pieces of Lagoon CS, I flag cut one end of each piece. Then I used a Sponge Dauber with Lagoon Ink Pad to softly distress the edges of the Random Words BT. I stamped the "Thinking of you my Friend" saying with Archival Ink (44751) on a piece of Colonial White CS that I cut with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. Then filled in the strip around the edges with one of our new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (B68) Turquoise Blue page. I layered the Zip Strip onto the long strip of Lagoon CS. Then working from left to right, I adhered the Star BT piece against the folded edge, then the Lagoon CS with Zip Strip, and lastly the Random Words BT. I adhered the two Lagoon CS flagged pieces to the center bottom edge of saying, then applied 3D tape to back of saying to pop up the saying. Last but not least, I embellished with a piece from one of the Sparkles Clear Flourishes - small (1812).
Next here are two cards that made using the stamp set from the Chalk It Up WOTG. in both of them I have stamp the Life is good image three times. The first time I stamped the entire image on White Daisy CS in Sorbet Ink. The I stamped the "Life"" portion in Black Ink, then for the first card I stamped the "is Good" portion in Flaxen Ink and for the second card I stamped it in Lagoon Ink. Then cut those pieces out and layered them on the piece stamped in Sorbet ink. For the first one I also stamped the triangles in Black Ink, and Layered a smiley face from the Chalk It Up Assortment. for the first card I pleated the Black Twill ribbon for the bottom of the card. For the second card I pleated a piece of paper from the kit after inking edges with Lagoon Ink. I also adhered three Silver Sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed what I shared. I also have layouts using this kit, click HERE to see them. Then you can come back here and go onto our next blogger. The next blogger on this hop is Belinda McLane I'm sure you are going to enjoy what she has to share.

August Stampers with an Attitude Chalk it Up Blog Hop List - Final List
  1. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-stampers-with-attitude.html
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it-up-blog.html
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-attitude-blog.html
  4. Debbie Andrews ~ http://debspaperandscissors.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it.html
  5. Fawn Carriker ~ http://photofunwithfawn.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-an-attitude-august-blog-hop/
  6. Catherine Nowak ~  http://catscrapbooking.com/2014/08/10/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk-it-up/
  7. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-our-red-frame.html
  8. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-artwork-with-attitude-blog.html
  9. Belinda McLane - http://bbmclane.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-stampers-with-attitude-team.html
  10. Jen Patrick ~ http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk.html
  11. Christy Geyer ~ http://www.creativechristyg.blogspot.com/2014/08/stampers-with-attitude-chalk-it-up-blog.html
  12. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/2014/08/chalk-it-up-with-attitude-blog-hop.html
  13. Sue Latta ~ http://lattastamps.blogspot.com/
  14. Denise Elliott ~ http://www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com/2014/08/art-with-attitude-blog-hop-chalk-it-up.html

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Chalk It Up Layouts

This month I am focusing on the Chalk It Up paper kit. It is one of the new 9 kits in Close to My Hearts new Annual Inspirations Idea Book. The photos I used are from our trip to Sedona Arizona and the surrounding area. One of the days we went to the Grand Canyon. I took a layout we were given at the annual Close to My Heart convention and changed it a bit. I used the Happy Birds (C1600) stamp set to not only stamp some flowers to cut out and embellish with but also stamped the flowers in Lagoon ink on the Lagoon CS. And used Glitter Gam (B1465) stamp set to stamp the sketchy heart in Black Ink on the upper left of the first layout and the lower right of the second layout. I slao stamped some of the heart in our New Glacier Ink, cut them out and adhered them with 3D tape. I also used some of our new Bling Gems Gold Assortment. Hope you enjoy these layouts.
To purchase these items to make your own layouts, go to  my website.