Saturday, 6 June 2015

My Crush Blog Hop

Welcome to the My Crush Blog Hop, this is our additional hop put on by the SOTM Blog Hop Group.  This month Close To My Heart has an awesome promotion featuring the My Crush albums, Summer CrushDuring the month of June, when you purchase any My Crush® book and its accompanying assortment pictured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015, you will receive the coordinating stamp set FREE! That is a savings of at least $9.95 USD / $10.95 CAD! Choose from five lovely My Crush book offerings that will provide a swoon-worthy background for your favorite memories. From family reunions to camping adventures to holiday countdowns—and much more—you will be crushing on all these books and the possibilities they provide. Every My Crush book features a hard cover with wire binding and cardstock-weight pages that are printed with eye-catching designs to form the perfect bases for your memory keeping. Additionally, each My Crush book also features unique details—from glossy print, to vellum pages, to gold foil, to ink-resistant patterns—that make displaying your personality easier than ever. Plus, once you add the artistry of the coordinating assortments featuring sticker sheets, envelopes, alphabets, cards, and journaling spots, along with your free stamp set, you will be well on your way to your own gorgeous mini book creation!

For this Blog Hop we have 32 consultants participating, and we have many amazing projects to showcase for you.  If you have come from the fabulous work of Melissa than you are in the right spot. If you get lost along the way head on over to Melinda's blog and you will find the full list of participates there.

For my project, I decided to create a memories book for my husband and I.  I started by pulling out a few photos, and just started adding mementos and journaling to the pages. I'm featuring 3 2 pg layouts that I have created. The Crush book I choose is In The Pink(Z2000).

 The word "dream" is part of the page, I then stamped out "I had a" using the Handwritten Print stamp in black ink.  Using a journal spot from the My Crush In the Pink Assortment I finished the statement. On the second page I stamped at the top "You Are My Happy" from June's SOTM in black ink.  I added some White Sequins from the Coral collection and stamped the M size stamp "Sweeter With You" in White Dasiy Pigment Ink and heat set it with Embossing Powder.

 The first of these pages, I used Jouraling card from the Balloon Ride PML set, and added a stamped imaged from May's SOTM "Enjoy the Moment".  The second page, I matted the photo on a piece of cardstock from the Basic Fundamentals Assortment.  I then used the hoodstooth clip from the In The Pink Clip collection to hide some extra journalling.

I added some doodling just for fun. I really love how easy it is to put these pages together.

The first page I stamped some journalling lines a stamp from Documenting Moments stamp. I created a pocket behind the photo of the BioDome so that I could slide the ticket stubs.  For the second page I used an envelope from the In The Pink Assortment to hold the concert tickets.  I stamped "Life Is Grand" also from the Documenting Moments stamp using the masking technique in Cotton Candy and Black Ink.  Then I added a tab from the In The Pink Sticky Tabs.

I hope you enjoyed my pages, and that I've inspired you to create your own memories Crush album.  Now head on over to Melinda for some more fantabulous artwork.


  1. I enjoyed "walking through" your album. I liked the way you added to the word dream to create your title for one of the pages.

  2. I really like the tickets stuffed in the pocket, fun idea! I think it's what My Crush is all about, quick pages about daily life!

  3. I need to figure out where I have all my concert ticket stubs stashed and get the in one of these books! Great pages!

  4. Great idea to use envelopes for memorabilias

  5. Love your pages! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Love how you made the pages your own

  7. Great job, Michelle!

  8. I am in awe. I love your pages. I've been telling myself I do not need the In The Pink crush book, but your pages are weakening my resolve.

  9. What a great album! I love how you have some of the tickets and other memorabilia tucked away.


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