Saturday, January 21, 2012

Using Up Your Stash Blog Hop

If you are joining us for the "Using Up Your Stash Blog Hop" you are right on track. WELCOME! You should be coming from Wendy K's blog. There are 10 participants this month and if you get lost along the way you can see the entire list of hoppers on Rachel's Blog.  So let's get started.

Today I am showcasing retired "Close To My Heart" paper Jingle. This was a Christmas paper when it came out but as I was going though my stash these colors caught my eye & said VALENTINE. So using my handy dandy Cricut with  Art Philosophy Collection - I cut 4 1/2 inch letters spelling LOVE. I used spray adhesive to stick the paper to cardboard (the cardboard was from the back of paper tablets, yes I save that also) I simply use a canvas as my base that I painted with brown craft paint. The flowers were some a had collected over the years, none of them are CTMH. Ribbon & little "love" are some CTMH odds & ends.  Blush, Hollyhock & Tulip which make up Light red & pink shade and the colors I used with a little Cranberry.

Now hop on over to  Tabbi Fritz's blog for more ideas of using up your stash and I hope you enjoy this hop as much as I enjoyed participating in it.


  1. Replies
    1. Judy, I've given you an award on my blog, check out my 1-27-12 post!

    2. Wendy, thanks so much. this is my first blog award. :0)

  2. Great way to use a themed paper packet "out of the box"...lovin' it

  3. I love it! totally would not have thought to use this paper like this but it is beautiful. The flower really tops it off. great job