Thursday, April 15, 2010

You Rock! - Product Spotlight Blog Hop

This is my first month participating in the Close To My Heart product spotlight blog hop. It's just a group of consultants spotlighting a particular product or products each month, to give you more ideas. This month we are featuring the new papers in our Spring 2010 Idea Book.

If you've come here from the Paper Crafting Princess, you're in the right place. When you're done here, you'll move along to Amy Edwards' Paisley Playhouse blog.

I chose to use the You Rock papers this month, as it is my favorite of the new papers for Spring. SO useful for teens and more. I'll share two projects to give you a little idea of what you can do...

First, a NO STAMPING card:

I used leftover items from my Workshop on the Go "best" kit for You Rock, including two Top Coats elements. I left my card blank for now, so I can choose later to use it for Birthday, a nephew's upcoming graduation, or something else.

I used the Medallion pattern for a 5"x7" card, on page 52 of the Wishes book. First, I distressed the edges of all papers with my Outdoor Denim ink pad, direct to paper (optional). I adhered my star & swirl Top Coats element using Liquid Glass under the star only, leaving the rest of the design loose. I layered my two circles, the "Spirograph" Top Coats element, and the button, and used my paper piercer to pierce holes through the three layers that matched the holes in the button. Then I tied all the layers together with the hemp. The entire piece was then adhered using some 3-D foam adhesive tape. A pretty simple card using my leftovers!

I'd also like to share the layout I made using the workshop on the go guide for You Rock. I think it shows the versatility you have with this paper.

You might think You Rock is more suited to teens, but it looked great with these pics of my 4-year-old's first day of school last fall! (I changed the sizes of the pictures in the layout to work with my photos better.) Click on the picture to enlarge and see the great details in this workshop layout - cutout stars, bitty sparkles, stamped images on the B&T paper, buttons - SWEET! I just love these papers, and I can't wait to use it even more - my 7 & 8 year old daughters both got guitars for Christmas...

For more details on this Workshop, contact me or your local consultant. Now, if you're ready to see what Amy has created for you this month, hop on over to the Paisley Playhouse!

National Scrapbook Day reminder: If you're in my area (SW of Chicago in Will County), I'm hosting an all-day crop on May 1st. Contact me for details!


  1. Oh now this is fabulous! I love this card and I bet it was pretty quick to go together. It is a perfect card for a teen or a young man...just love it!

  2. I am happy to see ideas with this paper. My younger sister LOVES this kind of look. Honestly the "you rock" paper intimidates me a little, so its fun to see what you've done with it.

  3. I love your layout! Very nice job on all of it!


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