Welcome to the current round of blog hops. In this round, we will be featuring our favourite product(s) from the November/ December Seasonal Idea Book. Remember, this is a Hop in the Round; meaning, if you visit everyone then you'll end up where you started. If you've come from Becca, then you're in the right place. If you get lost along the way, just visit Melinda for the List of Hoppers.
When I opened this catty for the first time, I remember flicking through the first few pages, until I came to page 14, and then I went "WOW!!", and I fell in love with Serenity. There's no way I can tell you what it is I like about it because there's so much that I do like. It's just WOW! Having said that, I couldn't pick JUST 1 product to feature- there's just so many I HAD to HAVE! I've mixed a few to show you.
I wanted to do lots of pretty projects to show off this paper pack but I've restrained myself to just 1 2-page layout and a couple cards. While I wouldn't classify Serenity as a 'Christmas' paper, or even a 'Winter' paper, it does lend itself to many pretty cards, including cards for the holiday season. Have a look:
I just love the Blue & Brown colour combination. I've used 3 of the designer papers here, along with a few of the snowflakes from Elegant Snowflakes (Z3899), a little of the Blue Belle Shimmer Trim, the Steel Stickles and the Blue Belle Glitter Gems. Sentiment is stamped in Sapphire ink, on Daisy White. Just a simple card with a lot of layers.
The next card is just a bit of silliness but I like it!
Here, I've used the Toffee Zipstrip along with the 'variegated blue ice' paper (my name, LOL) as a background for 1 of those silly Christmas Gnomes from Gnome for Christmas (Z3902). The sentiment is stamped in Blue Belle and matted on Sapphire. The Gnome, his Mushmas tree (Christroom?) and pressie are coloured with a variety of Triblend markers. I wanted to bring in the colour scheme from Jingle Joy for this- a variety of pinks and greens and lighter blues. I think it looks cute (and my husband wants to send this one to his family- LOL). To finish off, I put a drop of Red Stickles for the holly berry on the Gnome's hat and used the clear Shimmer Brush to lend a little sparkle to the ornaments on the Mushmas tree.
Finally, here's the 2 page layout I came up with:
I used that variegated paper as my base and cut down the pinecone paper to 9x10. There's room for 2-4x6's, 2- 4x3's and 2-3x3's, along with any combination of flipflaps! I used a few of the items off the Sticker Sheet and a couple of the PML cards too- the brown one is for journaling and the snowflake is for interest (note- I used a blue sequin from the Blue Belle pack for the center). To add a little sparkle, I sprinkled more of the sequins around the pages. I really like the 2 corner features I came up with to 'contain' the group.
Well, I hope you've liked what I've had to show you. Please visit everyone and don't forget to leave comments- we love to hear from you! Now you're off to Brenda . I hope you've found some inspiration here. Have a gander at the Nov/ Dec Seasonal Idea Book; undoubtedly, there's something there to make you go WOW! too.