Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for the month of July! I am so excited to share my creativity with you using beautiful Close To My Heart products.  If you have arrived from Lori Meadows' blog  you are right on track.  If you are just happening by, you will want to start on Joyce Houck's blog. There are over a dozen talented women participating this month and we hope you will enjoy what you see, leave a comment for us, and be inspired to create your own artwork with Close To My Heart.

In July, I have been working on a few more pages from my personal scrapbook. This is a book I am making of pictures of me and my family when I was a little girl. I am using the colorful, happy Chantilly paper packet and accessories for this album.  I have also been experimenting with the Chantilly textiles to create the little fabric skirt, bow and flowers you see adorning these layouts.  I just love how they came out, don't you? :) 

Me and my dad swimming in Cape Cod.

I love this picture of me and my little sister Lisa. What cute kids we were!

Me dressed up as a Raggedy Ann doll for Halloween. 

It was a snap to put these fabric creations together with just a little bit of Liquid Glass.  This glue dries pretty fast, much faster than it would take me to actually sew  :)   I added a bit of hand stitching using Black Waxy Flax (a product that I LOVE) as well as some stamping, embossing, clear bitty sparkles and pink glitter gems. The stamps I used were Frame Flair and the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Stamp set.   Here are some close ups of the pretty details.

I am so happy the Chantilly collection will be carried over to the next Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book coming out in only a few weeks.  I will have copies available for my best customers at the next Sterling House crop so be sure to ask me for yours! Oh boy if you love the Cricut, this Idea Book is going to knock your socks off! 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations! Now hop on over to Heather Flaherty's blog.  I know she has something beautiful to show you too! :)  If you liked my project, please leave me a comment! If you would like to follow my blog, please click on the "Join this site" button on the left side of the page. Feel free to scroll down and view some of my past posts.  You can also find my artwork on Facebook at Stephanie Loves Scrapbooking

To learn more about the products that I used in this layout or about my upcoming classes and vendor events please view my calendar, contact me at stephanielovesscrapbooking@gmail.com or visit my Close To My Heart site to purchase products online.   Thanks for stopping by! :)

Happy Crafting! :)


  1. Absolutely FABULOUS layouts. LOVE the pictures and all the details you put into it with the fabric.

  2. Stephanie,
    Your layouts are gorgeous! You did a beautiful job making all the embellishments from the fabric.

  3. This is FABULOUS I love the Chantilly papers and how the fit with the pictures.. The use of textiles is so creative!!

  4. These layouts are fantastic! I really love layouts with lots of squares in them. They make me happy. :)

  5. Very nice layouts! Beautiful job - love the flowers :)

  6. Your attention to detail in your layouts always amaze me Stephanie!

  7. Stephanie you are so amazingly creative. This is just gorgeous! I have quite a few old pictures of me when I was little and I may have to lift this idea. Love and miss you. Hugs..Jeanie

  8. I enjoyed seeing you as a little girl and your use of fabric. Thanks for all the close up pictures.

  9. Thanks for sharing uses for our material! :) I wasn't sure if I would ever use material...but LOVE what I have seen and the many different ways we can use material! Can't wait to see more completed pages in this book. Great idea to scrap some of our childhood pictures!! :) Wonderful memories and beautiful pages!

  10. I love what you've done with the fabric! I might have to pull mine from the shelf and start playing around. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Wonderfully done! The distressing on the edges of your banners really makes them pop. The fabric flowers are great. TFS

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