Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop: Seasonal Expressions 1

I am so excited! It's the Holidays. And there is a new Seasonal Expressions full of fun new stuff. And because of that, we are blog hopping again. Time to share some great ideas with new product that will inspire you!

You should be arriving here from the lovely and talented Michelle Snyder's blog. Should you get lost along the way, simply go here to find your way. And now on to it!

Valentine's is right around the corner and I don't know about you, but my house always seems a little bare after Christmas and I don't have that many Valentine decorations. The Seasonal Expressions is full of great Valentine's stuff so I dove right in to make some Valentine decor.

I started with the Heartstrings Paper Packet and the Forever in My Heart stamp set. I've been experimenting a little bit with mixed media lately so I grabbed a canvas and started getting messy.


I embossed this little cherub in white and sponged around him. He didn't pop as much as I hoped so I shaded around him a bit and added a cute little puffie bow. 

I love the way this heart turned out embossed. And yes, the multi-medium made the black ink on Love Struck bleed just a little but I don't care. This is supposed to be messy, right? And I love the arrow badge from the Heartstrings Assortment. I loved these badges so much I used two.

More puffies (these are so stinking cute) and a few stickers from the Heartstrings complements...


And ta da! A finished canvas. This was so much fun. I used the Heart embossing folder and some Whisper cardstock to add a little more texture. I almost can't wait for Christmas to be over so I can display this (I said almost). 

I hope I've inspired you. And now on to the wonderful Lisa Stenz's blog. Happy Blog Hopping!


  1. WOWZA! I'm kind of a big, old chicken with stuff like this. You've inspired me to try more mixed media!

  2. Oh Boy! Makes me want to CREATE! Great job Blythe! <3

  3. Oh Blythe! I could tell by watching you at Team Builders that you have an eye for mixed media. This is absolutely WOW!

  4. Very nice, I have yet to try my hand at Mixed Media, but you have inspired me.

  5. LOVE...LOVE...LOVE!!! The little puffie for the cherub's bow tie is PERFECT!!!

  6. Love it Blythe! You are becoming a master of the mixed media! :)

  7. Great job! Love the mixed media and texture!

  8. Love your canvas Blythe! It's so sweet and shabby chic. Just beautiful! *Ü*

  9. So neat Blythe!! I tend to stick with the "normal"...and you have really inspired me! Love how this turned out! :)