Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Live Beautifully Blog Hop

Welcome to the Live Beautifully blog hop, if you arrive here from Maz Wood you are in the right place. If you arrived here by chance, I hope you like what you see and continue the hop by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

The Live Beautifully papers and stamp set are only available for this month and is just gorgeous. I love all of the papers, the florals are so pretty and the others are so versatile, they will allow you to create lots of fabulous projects.


I wanted to create a layout that showcased the softer colours of this pack and I found this sketch which I thought would work really well. While on holiday in Tasmania last year we spent a wonderful day at "Tasmazia" which is not far from Launceston. There is so much to see and do there. The flowers and sentiments are left over from previous Workshop Your Way kits. I love how Close To My Heart carry over the same colours to new kits, which allows you to use the decorative elements with any number of paper collections. I added gems to the centers of the flowers and a few little butterflies to finish off the layout.

My second project is a simple and easy card, I used the leaves stamps to create the focal image. I stamped the leaves in Pomegranate Ink Z2854 and the Happy Birthday in Cashmere Ink Z2875. I used the Black Dot paper and the Gold Dot Zip Strip and small piece of the Gold Stripe Vellum from the All About Gold Fundamental paper pack Z3246. A gold puffy from a previous Workshop Your Way compliments pack decorated the center of the image, and small glitter gem adds a little bling to sentiment. All items used in my projects can be purchased from my website

To continue the hop click here to go to Chris Woodward's blog to see what she has created. I am sure it is something wonderful. Please take a moment and leave a comment we all appreciate it.


  1. I love this layout, it's just gorgeous! And what a great idea using the leaves for petals 😊

  2. Oh wow I love your flower using the leaf. I also like that you have combined past products with current, lovely layout

  3. Doris you are so very good at mixing products and creating something beautiful. Your layout is such a lovely way to capture this special memory.

  4. That card using the leaves is so unique - looks like a poinsettia flower! I would never have thought of that!

  5. You are so clever Doris. Thinking outside the square. Lovely pages and card. Thanks.