Friday, July 12, 2013

Mix and Mingle

They are really challenging me this month over at the Heart 2 Heart blog. lol! This week's challenge was to mix and mingle stamp sets and paper packs. One of my favorite things about Close To My Heart is that everything matches and coordinates. So when I pull out a paper pack, the patterned paper and cardstock all go together so I can quickly create a card or layout. However, another great thing about the way everything coordinates with CTMH is that with the 42 exclusive colors, you can mix and match from different paper packs. Anyone who really knows me, knows this is a little out of my comfort zone! So this week I stepped out of what I am most comfortable with and dug through several paper packs to find just the right combination of papers to match some pictures a friend of mine had taken of our daughter at the pumpkin patch. I must admit, I absolutely love the way it came together. I used a layout design from the Imagine how-to book and paper from 4 different paper packs, Moonlight, Buzz and Bumble, Dreamin', and the new Huntington paper pack. I also used three different stamp sets, So Grateful, Timeless, and Cherished Flourishes. It is good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes, you never know what you will create!


Moonlight, Buzz and Bumble, Dreamin', & Huntington Paper Packs - Close To My Heart 
So Grateful, Timeless, & Cherished Flourishes Stamp Sets - Close To My Heart
Champagne, Goldrush, & Autumn Terracotta Cardstock - Close To My Heart 
Autumn Terracotta Brads - Close To My Heart 
Autumn Lane Assortment - Close To My Heart 
Pooh Font Cricut Cartridge
Cocoa, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, & Sweet Leaf Stamp Pads - Close To My Heart 
Scotch ATG 
Glue Dots 
Pop Dots


  1. LaJeania -

    You blended the paper packs beautifully! Who would have thought Huntington would go so well with Moonlight! Love the layout and the photos of your daughter are just beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige - DT

  2. Wow! You combined four papers and three stamps, yet it all goes together and compliments your photos. I would have never guessed that you were out of your comfort zone!

  3. This is GORGEOUS!!!!! I'm going to have to borrow little girl pics from my sister just to scrap lift this

  4. I would have thought from this layout that you were IN the ZONE!!! This is just gorgeous, LaJeania! I will sure be combining these this fall!!! :D

  5. That is totally amazing! I am loving the paper packets you were able to combine -- thank you for joining us at H2H

  6. Fall beauty indeed! You have totally mixed it up with all the different paper packs and stamp sets! Thanks for letting us challenge you once again @ H2H!