Monday, January 15, 2018

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

It's so exciting to be blog hopping with the Rose Blossoms to kick off this new year. A Blog Hop is a big circle of blogs all showing something special involving a theme. In this case we're showcasing the four paper packs in the Seasonal Expressions, which is available to order from now through April 30th. We're here to show you just some of what these products can do. If you came from Creating With Liz you're in the right place. You can also start here and hop all the way around.

I'm here to show you just a little something using the Making Waves Paper Pack. I have one single scrapbook page for the end of my 2017 album. You will notice that it has absolutely nothing to do with mermaids or the ocean. That polka dot background piece matches my Winter coat perfectly!!

This layout design is inspired by the layout on page 49 of the SE catalog. 
That column of so many patterns is a great way to show off your paper collection.

In addition to the Paper Pack, I used the Make Waves Complements, the Make Waves Sequins & Gems, the Make Waves Shimmer Trim, White Glitter Paper, a few pieces of Adventure Fundamentals, and some Adventure Cardstock. If you order the Making Waves Workshop Your Way you will get all four items listed plus some coordinating cardstock plus directions to make three different two page layouts. 

Here are a couple of closer looks at my creation.

I used the Alphabet Thin Cuts to make this number because up until now I didn't realize that I would need the new set of matching Number Thin Cuts too!!! The number set would've been best.

Those flower sequins are especially swoon worthy. I wanted to put them everywhere but I restrained myself and stuck with the centers of the glittery snowflakes.

Just one more close up. There are two stickers here. The sentiment AND the multi colored stars. 
Those purple dots also come with the sequins. 
Such a smart combination of items for such a small amount of $$$.

It's really fun to have used this paper for Winter. Of course there are so many beach and little girl applications but this grown up girl in her down coat taking selfies in the car to try to ignore the temperature is happy with such a perfect ending to my annual album.

It's time to hop on and see what Lynn Darda created in her Bungalow.


  1. Shelly, I love this! So cool that you used that pic of yourself and to use Making Waves with snowflakes is just well...brilliant! Fantastic job! You need to start sharing your work for the SCT class because you always do great layouts.

  2. Shelly, Amazing design with the Making Waves! Beautiful!

  3. This is beautiful Shelly! Love the purples and greens in your layout! And those snowflakes!! Just gorgeous!

  4. Love this design! So fun!!! 😊

  5. Shelly this is an AMAZING layout! Love everything about it.

  6. What a creative and inspiring take on Making Waves! You rocked it Shelly!

  7. mrb11.02 -Marg is right. You rocked it Shelly! The flower sequins are my fav. Thank you for sharing your God Given Gifts with us all these years. Forever Grateful. Keep creating, Keep sharing!