Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spotlight on the Holiday Expressions Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spotlight on the Holiday Expressions Catalog Blog Hop. There are about 30 bloggers sharing projects they created with products that are featured in Holiday Expressions. If blog hopping is new to you, click on the link (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next blog on the hop and you will be taken full circle back to the blog where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***jd designs by Jennifer Dykstra***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

For this card I was inspired by at sketch at Scrapbook & Cards Today The Blog: World Card Making Day 2015 - Sketch challenge!

On the pear stamp I used the rock and roll technique on the right side (from the Clearly the Best: Rock & Roll video) and the facial tissue technique for the stem (from the Cricut® Artistry Collection video).

One note about the scalloped background cut from White Pines; I was not happy with how the scallops looked when I unlocked the proportions and changed the cut size so I duplicated the image, overlapped the four duplicate images to create a rectangle approximately 5¼" x 4" (using the mat gridlines to approximate size), aligned the scallops and welded the images.

Since I am not sure I am explaining this well, here is a screenshot:

If you try this yourself and run into trouble, comment below and I will do my best to explain this better.

This next project is, in my opinion, a great gift idea, but I am having trouble finding a night light with a similar shade. I am thinking they would be great for anyone, e.g., teachers, co-workers, book clubs, etc. you need an inexpensive, yet personal, gift to. You could include several stamped images for the recipient to use at different times of the year. You could also use their monogram. This is what the light looks like at night.

Since the above photo does not show the stamps and coloring very well, here are some daytime photos. My goal with this photo is to show you how the insert goes into the shade. You can see it is hanging outside the share on the right side.

Since it still may be difficult for some to see the image and coloring, this is the vellum piece with white paper behind it.

If you know where we can find a similar night light for purchase, feel free to leave a link in the comments below. The light I have operates on a switch and has a clear acrylic shade where I can insert the vellum between the two pieces. I found a similar light at a large on-line retailer, but not the shade. Suggestions for an updated light that uses an LED bulb and turns on automatically would be appreciated; I cannot find one of those either.

Before you head to ***Scrap Stamp Share by Tammy Lubick***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

I love to hear what people think of my creations, so if you have a moment I would be delighted if you leave a comment.

I hope you are finding much inspiration on this hop. Thank you for visiting today. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Scrap Stamp Share by Tammy Lubick***.


  1. I love the clean simplicity of your Harvest Wreath! Very Pretty!

  2. Love your card, and the nightlight idea is awesome, you can change it out throughout the year.

  3. Love the colors in your card - the fruit is so vibrant! What a cute nightlight too!

  4. The wreath card colors work very nicely together and I love the nightlight idea.


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