Saturday, October 6, 2012

Make It From Your Heart

If you are looking for my project for the October Fest Blog Hop - Day 1, please click here.

Today we will show you how to Make It From Your Heart!  Jeanette Lynton has created a brand NEW “how-to” program to not only guide you but also inspire you to create beautiful artwork.   This amazing publication has so many different pattern blueprints that you can interpret in ANY WAY you want!

Through our blog hop, we hope to inspire you to use your own artistic instincts to interpret and create your own artwork.  Each of our crafty consultants has chosen a different page of this book to create two projects for you – that’s right two projects with the SAME pattern!  One project will follow the blueprint pattern as laid out.  The second project will use the pattern “with a twist”  to show you how versatile the patterns are.

We are having a giveaway – that’s right blog candy for you hoppers!  I just love Volume I of Make It From Your Heart and I know you will to, soooooo, I am giving away a copy of Make It From Your Heart – Volume 1.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on each blog.  If you would like an extra chance to win, become a follower of my blog (comment below if you do, or if already are a follower).  Also, if you would like a third chance to win, "like" my Facebook page:  Close to My Heart with Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant.
My project is:

I chose page 44, pattern 23 from the Make It From Your Heart book.  The pattern was for a card which was cut from Desert Sand cardstock.  As you can see from my picture above, the pattern was for an A2 size card - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".   I used our Pear and Partridge paper pack - the colors are just perfect for Christmas don't you think? I cut out 6  1 1/2" squares.  The sentiment on the outside, the little partridge, and the wreath come from the Merry & Bright stamp set.  I used Cranberry and Olive ink to stamp them.  I also used Cranberry ink for the edges.  The sentiment on the inside comes from our Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set.  It fit perfectly inside the wreath.

The card you see above uses the pattern from the book exactly.  

Now for the twist!  Just because it's a card pattern doesn't mean you have to use it only that way.  I decided to use that same pattern to make a Halloween scrapbook layout:

The above layout uses the same pattern or blueprint as I did for the card I made.  I used our Moonlight paper pack as well as our Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements for the layout.  The photo squares are cut at 3" and 3 1/2".  Each of the Colonial White squares was edged with a coordinating ink color.  The middle strip on the top of the ribbon underneath the letters came from our Satin Polka Dot Ribbon with a zip strip from the top of one of the Moonlight papers.  The "Halloween '12" was made using our Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet which I inked with coordinating ink.
Make It From Your Heart (9035)
Pear and Partridge paper pack (X7162B)
Merry and Bright stamp set (C1510)
Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set (B1412)
Moonlight paper pack (X7161B)
Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements (X7161C)
Colonial White cardstock (1388)
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2173)
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2153)
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2101)
Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Z1802)
Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet (Z1779)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

As you can see I made two very different projects from the same pattern.  There are 30 different patterns in our Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1 book.  Imagine the possibilities!

The next stop to making it from your heart is Darla of Caution: Crafting is Contagious.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this month's blog hop:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create YOU ARE HERE
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious  YOUR NEXT STOP
  3. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle    
  4. Maria ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place   
  5. Theodora~Celebrate Crafts
  6. Bethany - Stamping at Home
  7. Stephanie- The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog


  1. Lucy, love the card, it is a great design for sure, and the layout looks fabulous...

  2. Pretty card!! LOVE the halloween page!!

  3. I especially love the Christmas card!

  4. Lucy...lovely Christmas card. So elegant.


  5. this is awesome Lucy!!! thanks for inviting me to your hop!


  6. Love that you made two different projects from the same pattern. New follower.

    Thank you,

  7. Love that Christmas card I see a lift coming!

  8. awesome project. I am a new follower and on the blog hop.


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