Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Holiday Expressions 

New Product Blog Hop

A blog hop is just one big loop of crafty, fun ideas as you visit each of the connected blogs. If you are coming from Krista's Krafty Corner, you're on the right path. If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post (and successive posts) to see which blog to visit next.

The new products I chose to work with are from the Cats and Bats collection.  The great thing about this paper pack is that it can be totally Halloween related, or if you're like a lot of the gals who come to my scrapbooking workshops, you might not want Halloween layouts.  Today I have some of both.

This layout has die-cuts from the CTMH Cricut Collection - YOU ARE HERE for the pumpkins.  I used both sides of the goldrush cardstock to get the two different tones for the pumpkins.  The vines are from the CTMH Cricut Collection - ARTBOOKING.

For this layout, I used the September Stamp of the Month, Feel So Blessed.  The willow diagonal striped paper is the black and white paper from this pack.   I applied the Willow ink directly to the paper to the paper to get the color I wanted for this layout.

Not all of my workshop gals wanted the paper with all the Halloween related words, so I  found another way to use them.  I cut letters and picture mats instead.  The letters on this layout came from the CTMH Cricut Collection, YOU ARE HERE.  The leaves were cut from the CTMH Cricut Collection, FLOWER MARKET.   The leaves were stamped to give them some texture and color using the stamp set, Splash of Color. 

I really like the two-tones of our updated cardstock. The picture mats on this layout use both shades of the emerald cardstock.

So now, for some Halloween layouts -- however, for those who don't want the Halloween layouts, a few pieces at the top of the page could be changed and embellished with something other than the Cats and Bats complements included here.

The same thing goes for this layout - just change the embellishments to have a more generic layout.  The zip strips used on this layout had a white background with the black dots.  I used the same technique with willow ink applied directly to the paper.

CTMH products used on these layouts 
click on each link to see these products on my website



Circut Collections 

Stamp Sets 
Feel So Blessed (September stamp of the month)


Thanks for visiting today.  Join me as we hop on to see which new products Carrie at  Miss. Carrie's Creations is showcasing.  Be sure to visit all the participating consultants to see all the beautiful new holiday Close To My Heart products.

All the participants in this blog hop are listed here if per chance you need to get back in the loop.


  1. Wow! So many great layout ideas:)

  2. OMG! Kathy, these are all amazing!! I love everyone of these and will have to copy them all!!

  3. Those layouts are all amazing. Great work. I can't decide which I like more. Fabulous job.

  4. You have been busy!!! I love how versatile the Cats & Bats collection is. Your first layouts scream fall, not Halloween. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Wow! that's a lot of creativity and it's all so awesome! Love what you've done and yes, I will need to copy also!

  6. Love the variety of layouts with this paper pack. So much can be done if you just think "out of the box" as you have shown here.

  7. Wow Kathy - what a wonderful array of pages! I'm sure your ladies loved them! :) Thanks for reminding me about inking already designed B&T paper. :) Love the new look that Willow ink brings to the pages :)

  8. I love all the layout designs you were able to create from one kit!


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