Saturday, August 25, 2018

You've Got Class CTMH Blog Hop

Cover Page for my 2018-2019
School Year Album using
CTMH 'You've Got Class'
'You've Got Class' CTMH Blog Hop
Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the 'You've Got Class' promotion. I'm so glad you're here! If you're here from Darlys Recker's blog you're on the right path. This hop is a circle so you can start here and work your way around. When you get back to me you'll know that you've seen all of the creative ideas offered through this blog hop. There are 7 participating consultants so you're bound to be inspired by the time you complete the hop. If you'd like to see the full list, you can find that on Melinda's blog: If You Bling It.

This blog hop features the You've Got Class promotion. This promotion is available through September 30, while supplies last. Here's a closer look at the product line: 
Set of 30 clear MyAcrylix Stamps 

Set of 'School Kids' clear My Acrylix Stamp Set + 'Thin Cuts'

'You've Got Class' Workshop Kit including
both cardstock paper packs, both stamp
sets with Thin Cuts, Flip Flaps, and True Fit Folios
For a little background as to my purpose for this album, I am a Library Media Specialist at a public elementary school. I take a lot of pictures of library activities throughout the year. I post them on a bulletin board in the hallway, then change them out after the next round of STEM challenges or other activity. This Workshop will be the perfect foundation for my new 2018-2019 KEC/Canal Point Media Center Album. Today's layout will be the first page in the album.

Here are some pictures that will give you a closer look at my layout as I explain my process. I used the Summer Fun Paper Doll + Thin Cuts to represent me. I stamped the doll in Toffee. Then I used the Thin Cuts to cut out the doll, purse and dress. I stamped the purse and dress designs using Background Essentials (Hostess Rewards) stamp set in Poppy. An available alternative stamp set would be In The Background. I used some red dots I had on hand for the hair knot as well as the buttons on both the dress and purse. Red Gems would work as well. 

Next I used the Flowering Alphabet stamp set with Lagoon ink to stamp '2018' and '2019' on the linen cardstock. I matted that with the Lagoon cardstock. The heart with dots on both sides is a stamp from the Let Me Show You How stamp set that comes in the New Consultant Kit. I used the writing font from the CTMH You Are Here cartridge to add the wording: "Ms. Bower, Library Media Specialist, KEC/Canal Point Elementary School, #KECCanalPtMedia" on Linen cardstock. It's a great way to add journaling too, especially if you don't like your own handwriting. The color of the Cricut 0.4 Tip pen is Geode. I used Cricut images available with Cricut Access: (Teacher #M4593F) for the chalkboard and (School Days #M46FE7) for the 'School Days' image. I added blue stars from some confetti I had on hand.

A close-up of the 'School Days' image
I stamped the words 'Tell your story' with our Typography stamp set in Lagoon on the Linen coordinating cardstock. I embellished the 'o' in story with a small Thin Cuts Stitched Heart. This photo also gives a closer look at the background papers. I used the B&T patterned ledger and poppy papers, and the solid sapphire blue paper. I used the 3rd Grade layout in the 'You've Got Class Workshop Instructions' on page 5 as my inspiration.

As a final fun touch, I made the doll representing myself into a bobblehead! I layered two small 3-D Foam Dots behind the doll's feet and three large 3-D Foam Dots behind her shoulders so the body would align properly with the head after I attached the wobble element (Amazon). Check out the video to see her head in action. I know this page will primarily be in a Memory Protector, but I still thought it'd be fun. What do you think?

Other Close To My Heart supplies used:
    Want to make this layout? Let's go shopping! Want help with assembly? Let's meet up or do a Facebook Live! Just let me know.

    If you are not already working with a consultant, I'd love to earn your business. If you'd like to enjoy the added privileges of being a consultant, I'd love for you to join my team. Check out the labeled tabs for more details. You can also contact me via comment or email.

    I'd love for you to leave me your thoughts before you continue on with the blog hop. What was your favorite part of this layout?

    Your next stop is Catherine Nowak's blog so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

    Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,

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