Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March - Sugar Rush HWBH

 This Blog Hop features Canadian Close to My Heart Consultants showing you their projects. This months challenge is to use the Dreamin' Big paper pack found in the Seasonal Expressions 1! 
 If you came from Corinna Murphy's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere.  Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post. 

When I first saw this paper pack in the Seasonal Expressions 1, I knew I wanted to create a mini album with it.  I am not a fan of the bug side of paper but happily the opposite side has flowers!
 
The Front Cover

Inside the Front Cover


The next page has a lift flap!  Under the flap and the opposite page were both stamped with the Dreamin' Big card making stamp set. 

 This layout used the scraps and zip strips plus the the Dreamin' Big Compliments.

These pocket pages can hold cards and any size picture up to 5x7

 
 Inside the back cover, these pocket pages can also both hold any size up to 5X7! I used the Dreamin' Big compliments to embellish the page and to hide the magnet on the blue pocket.

*Confession time- When I started this album it was supposed to be an 8x8 album with a binding system of attaching the pages to each other.  Unfortunately I couldn't get the pages together evenly.  So I shrunk the album to 6X8 so I could reuse some pages.  Then (I was really having issues) when I punched the pages with my bind-it-all, I accidentally punched the wrong side of the back cover.  I fixed that issue with some white glimmer tape to hide the extra holes then repeated the tape on the front cover to match. I love how it turned out!
 Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment below.

Now hop on over to Nancy Klein's Blog.

Here's the Line Up:

Saturday, December 31, 2016

January - Sugar Rush HWBH

 
This Blog Hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. This months challenge is the brand new Sugar Rush paper pack found in the brand new Seasonal Expressions 1!
Happy New Year!

 If you came from Corinna Murphy's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere.  Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.
So as always, grab you beverage of choice and hop around the country with us.

I created this card using the Workshop Your Way Sugar Rush Scrapbooking Kit.  I also used the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle to stamp the sentiments and diecut the doughnuts.  I love how easy this card came together with great papers, stamps and dies. I am loving this new Seasonal Expressions!  The papers are so much better in person than they look in the catalog.

Inside the card:
 Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment below.

Now hop on over to Linda Pekrul's Blog.

 

Monday, October 31, 2016

HWBH-City Sidewalks

 Welcome to the Hearts of the West Blog Hop!

This Blog Hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. This months challenge is the new City Sidewalks paper pack.

 If you came from Brenda Gieck's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere.  Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.
So as always, grab you beverage of choice and hop around the country with us.

I created this hexagon shaped box by following a great tutorial by Alexandra M on YouTube. This box was decorated using the City Sidewalks Scrapbook Kit.
Fresh Cut
 Cleaned up and Coloured


 The Evergreen Tree was created by a full 12X12 sheet of willow cardstock (just over 150 branches) cut using the Flower Market cartridge, X shift flower-1. (used the fill page setting.)  I used a vivid green Shin-Han marker to cover up the white core cardstock.  Then I glued the branches to a plain triangle of cardstock.   

The gifts where little tiny boxes made from scraps of the City Sidewalks paper pack. The tiny bows are made from ribbons in my stash and the two of the bows where made using metallic thread that my dear friend, Rondi, offered me when I worked on the project at her crop. The star on top of the tree is from the City Sidewalk Complements.
The sentiment is cut from cranberry cardstock using the Artistry cartridge, Holiday background. Then I used my shimmer brush to make it sparkle!
This Christmas my family will each get a gift in a hexagon box.
City Sidewalks was so fun to create with since all the papers coordinate so well and I also bought the coordinating cardstock too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Now hop on over to Sonia Parent St Jean's Blog.



Here's the Line Up:
Nancy Klein
Donna Digby
Brenda Gieck
Anna Miller
Sonia Parent St Jean

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

HOTW Jeepers Creepers Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Hearts of the West Blog Hop!
 This Blog Hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects.  This months challenge is the brand new Jeepers Creepers paper pack.
  If you came from Brenda Gieck's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere.  Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.
So as always, grab you beverage of choice and hop around the country with us.

 I used the Tied Frame pattern from the Originals book to make this card.  This card was so much fun to put together! I used Jeepers Creepers papers and some Jeepers Creepers Compliments plus the Enchantment ribbon pack.  The sentiments were from both Monstrous Halloween and Sugar Skull.  
Inside the card.
 I used the September Stamp of the Month Blessed Beyond Measure to create a Thanks Giving card:
  Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Nancy Klein's Blog.


Here's the Line Up:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June 2016 Calypso HWBH


 Please excuse the issues I am having with font sizes!

Welcome to the Hearts of the West Blog Hop!
This Blog Hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects.  This months challenge is the Calypso paper pack.

 If you came from Kerry Hammel's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere.  Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.
So as always, grab you beverage of choice and hop around the country with us.
 The Calypso paper pack arrived just in time to make a quick card for my brother and new sister-in law since they eloped last month! The blue on the sides is actually a zip strip from this paper pack. The stamp set used was from the May Stamp of the month.


Then I created a fun shaker card too! Calypso was fun to create with!  Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Nancy Klein's Blog.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

May -Happy Times HWBH



 This Blog Hop features Close to My Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their creative projects.

This month's theme is using Close to My Heart's Happy Times Paper Packet available only during May!

     National Scrapbooking Month—Happy Times

                          May Constant Campaign


 Happy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $70, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $17.75  with no purchase requirement. Additionally, we’ve designed a coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $21.25. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful new paper!
Dates: Offer valid May 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT).

If you came from Corinna Murphy's Blog, then you are on the right track. This is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere. Just in case, the full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

So as always, grab your beverage of choice and hop around the country with us.
 
I was  excited to get this beautiful Paper pack!  I set to work to make an new mini album...but now I need more paper so this month's Blog Hop will be a sneak peak. (I will post a video when more Happy Times paper arrives.)
 
This cover was created using the Artbooking Cartridge and a title from my stash.



Inside Cover

 
Tags and Flap of Inside Cover

Each Page will have a Tag but need more Happy Time papers to finish the other tags.


My Favorite Page! This wood grain paper was turned into a gate page.
Inside the Gate page!

That's my Mini Album so far. More to get finished as soon as more paper arrives! Thanks for visiting, now hop on over to Kim Loewen's  Blog.

Anna Miller -You are Here!