Sunday, April 30, 2017

May 2017 HWBH

This Blog Hop features Close to my Heart Consultants showing you their projects. This months challenge is to use the Live Beautifully paper pack available only during May 2017!

 If you came from Nancy Klein'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. 

May is the month of Mothers Day, so I used the Live Beautifully papers to create a card.
 
I created this card as a side folding A2 card.  I used a page from the Live Beautifully paper pack and the Live Beautifully stamp set to create the beautiful flowers on this card.  The gold glitter pen colored the white part of the flowers. (The picture shows it a little bit but in person it looks great!) I used the True Love Operation Smile stamp to create the adorable girl and the heart.  I used the (now retired) Hello Lovely Cardmaking bundle to create the banner for the card. I cut it from center of the card mat and covered the hole with the pink side of the paper.
Then the whole card front was attached to a Sea Glass card base and the card was done!
Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment below.  Now hop on over to  Corinna Murphy's Blog. 

Here's the line up:


Friday, March 31, 2017

Some Kind of Wonderful Blog Hop

 This Blog Hop features Close to my Heart Consultants showing you their projects.
This months challenge is to use the  Some Kind of Wonderful paper pack found in the Seasonal Expressions 1.  This is the last month to order from Seasonal Expressions 1 so order quickly if you are interested in this collection!
 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. 

March was such a busy month that I only got a photo of one of the cards I made.
I used the  Some Kind of Wonderful papers with one of the zip strips for the bottom.  These adorable characters  were made with the Some Kind of Wonderful Cardmaking Thin Cuts BundleJust a white twine bow and the side and the card was that quickly done!  I love how Close to My Heart makes cards and layouts so easy with the right tools and supplies!  

Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment below.

Now hop on over to  Nancy Klein's Blog. 

Here's the line up:

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: