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1.21.2016

Stampin Friends Lots of Love January Hop

Hear ye!
Hear ye!

I'm participating in a new {to me} blog hop sponsored by the Stampin' Friends Facebook Group. On the third Thursday of each month, we will "hop" from blog to blog, sharing handmade goodies from a central theme.


The theme for January is Lots of Love!

This month, we have three guests with us, participating in the Lots of Love hop. Check out their work too!

If you are following the hop, you probably arrived here from Andrea Tracy - Tucker's blog -- .


With Valentines Day approaching, I've been crafting more than a few cards that fit our theme. I've been drawn lately to the very classically pretty cards and embellishments from Heidi Swapp's planner line and Project Life's Southern Wedding kit from Becky Higgins. Both have lots of pretty flowers and pinks and are super easy to work with together. 

I am loving the ease with which Project Life cards can become card-making elements. Creating (greeting) cards with the 3x4 cards designed for pocket scrapbooking is a natural progression. Certainly, I could stamp these images but since Heidi Swapp and Becky Higgins went to all this trouble to design such fabulous cards...why not make use of them?!

I love Valentine's Day! We don't do lots of presents or celebrate it really, but I like that for one day, people think about love a little bit. Joal and I have been together for more than half my life...hes the best thing that ever happened to me and has been since the day I met him. He makes my life right.




One of the current hot trends in card-making and scrapbooking is watercolor painting. It's everywhere. Perhaps that's why I was drawn to this pad of paper produced by Craft Smith and available only at Michael's a while back. 


This is not ordinary patterned paper--it's heavyweight and while it's not actually textured, you can see some of the texture through the painted images. (It's only printed on one side.)

Not only does it feature very pretty watercolor patterns, but also several sheets of elements that can be cut apart and used as additional elements or accents. I love the "all in one" aspect. 


I'm a scrapbook girl at heart, but lately there has been some struggle to put things on pages. Oddly enough, this page came together so easily I felt like I was somehow cheating. :) I've decided that for 2016 I am going to incorporate song titles into my page titles -- music is an integral part of our lives and I want to reflect that in my scrapbook pages this year. Love's the Only House is a song recorded by Martina McBride! I love the message it carries:

Love's the only house big enough for all the pain in this world

There's not much more to it than that. Love's the only house big enough for all the pain we endure in life.

There are many new participants in the 2016 hops, so you'll have many opportunities to be inspired. Don't miss out!










Sarah Devendorf -- that's me!

Andrea Pancrazio

Kim Smith


To continue hopping, you can visit Andrea Pancrazio's blog --

Supplies
Watercolors paper pad by Craft Smith, available exclusively at Michael's.
Ribbon by Offray.
Wooden heart by Stampin' Up!


Don't forget --
Leave a comment right here on my blog and you will be entered into a drawing for all sorts of project goodies from the blog host collective. Leave a comment and add the hashtag #SFJANHOP for inclusion in the drawing.



Happy Stamping and paper crafting everyone!!

--Sarah

29 comments:

Vonnie Garf said...

You did an awesome job with the projects and beautiful paper. I love it! Thanks for sharing! #SFJanHop

Kim said...

I am a scrapbooker too! Love your elegant cards! Thanks for sharing.

Siara Acdal said...

Great cards!!! TFS!

Barbara Welch said...

Love your projects. Thank you for sharing. #SFJanHop

Lynn Streifert said...

Hi Sarah, I love your projects!! I am thrilled to be in the hop with you!

Heather said...

#SFJanHop - Love your scrapbook page. Something I need to do more of too!

Tina Riddle said...

#SFJanHop beautiful cards as well as layout!

Happy Stamper said...

Such a beautiful set of cards! I always struggle with scrapbook layouts, but you did a great job. Thanks for joining us on the hop!

JJ McCoy said...

I love your work!!! I love the vintage look.... great job.

Melissa Thomas said...

Sarah I don't know how I missed your gorgeous cards on my first glance at the hop this morning but these are seriously great!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Leanne Johnson said...

Sarah - Your cards are so pretty! Heidi and Becky design really pretty product lines.

Deana Benson said...

Beautiful card and project.

Wahnita Hammond said...

#SFJanHop - Love, love, love!!!

Wahnita Hammond said...

#SFJanHop - Love, love, love!!!

mommikat said...

Gorgeous work. I love these cards.

Stacy Hobdy said...

#SFJanHop Thanks for sharing alternative ideas for project life cards. Loved your projects.

Kirsteen Gill said...

I LOVE the little heart accent with the 'you have my heart' sentiment! TFS Kx

Nanci Wilson said...

Thanks for sharing your great projects and for being in this wonderful Hop! #SFJanHop

kimberly killeen said...

#SFJANHOP - beautiful ideas! thanks for sharing

Roberta said...

#SFJanHop Interesting cards! Very unique!

Roberta said...

#SFJanHop Thank you for sharing your unique card ideas!

sdm fann said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creative talenta with us!!! #SFJANHOP.

Tina McEntire Hodge said...

Very nice cards!
‪#‎sfjanhop

Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftSpot said...

Beautiful projects #SFJanHop

Andrea Tracy-Tucker said...

Sarah! I just love your style and I am so excited to be hopping with you! Your cards are fabulous!

Mandy Reedyk said...

Great card and layout Sarah!! :)

luvchoklat (& love stampin' too!) said...

Very nice! I like your original style.

luvchoklat (& love stampin' too!) said...

Oh geez.....I forgot to put #SFJanHop in my comment!!

tjdickerson said...

So cute!!