Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 2017 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

It's been awhile since I've been able to participate in this hop, life just seems so busy lately. I am working full time again and therefore, there isn't as much time for fun! I'm happy to be here today though and we hope that you will hop through and take a moment to leave comments on our posts.  We love to get feedback from our viewers… now on to our hop!
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at My Creations with Michelle  If you came from there then you are in the right place!

This month our theme is Holidays, anything we've created that has been inspired by the holidays. For me, it's always cards - we can never have too many, right?! These are a few of the cards I've been creating over the past few weeks for events I've held:

This one features our Beary Christmas Paper collection (X7225B) and Z3378 Gingerbread Friends stamp and die set. The gingerbread boy and girl were stamped with Nutmeg ink and adhered with foam tape for dimension. I had to add a little glitter with our red shimmer trim (Z1848)

This card also uses paper from the Beary Christmas collection, as well as some Kraft cardstock and vellum. The stamp set used was our October Stamp of the Month - I hope you were lucky enough to get it! I stamped on the the vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold powder. Attaching vellum can be tricky, you don't want adhesive showing through, so I coloured in the stars with a Carmine shinhan marker. Then I put a glue dot behind the star on top and used our glue pen where the letters were a little thicker. Finally, I ran the glue pen along the edge of the vellum and stuck it down. Voila, no glue showing!

Lastly, I wanted to share this patterned paper here! The first time I flipped through our Holiday Expressions catalogue I knew I had to have B1566 Frosted Christmas! So many possibilities!! I stamped the sentiment with Sapphire ink on White Daisy cardstock. Added some silver shimmer trim (Z1799) all layered on sapphire cardstock. I did add a little contraband - some silver twine that I had picked up last year. The snowflake was cut with our snowflake die from last year.....still one of my favourites!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nikki of Simply Artistic  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring our Holiday Celebrations. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Post Canada Day Celebrations!

Hi there! I hope you had the best day ever yesterday, celebrating our nations 150th anniversary of confederation.  Perhaps are taking the day today to recover :-) I want to share something with you that will help you document and remember all the fun you had yesterday. Close To My Heart has released one of their new Cricut cartridges early and bundled it with cardstock AND a Canada 150 stamp set - on SALE! Absolutely perfect for all us proud Canadian scrapbookers. Here's what you get in the bundle:
Check it out HERE!

On sale for the month of July only. You can also purchase the stamp set separately.  Happy Canada 150!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Have you heard the news? Close To My Heart is having a flash sale - 24 hours only to get in on fabulous deals! Save 30% on selected items and bundles of product, but only while supplies last. Don't miss out, click on this link to go check out the incredible deals!

Monday, May 1, 2017

I have been so slack lately when it comes to my blog so it's time to take the bull by the horns and get posting again! I am in full prep mode right now for the National Scrapbooking Day crop on Saturday but just wanted to take a little time to post some artwork!

I have been taking part in an online class with Scrapbook & Cards Today called SCT365.  The first of every month, we get a new sketch along with a designer's layout based on that sketch, cut files, all the instructions, and a bonus card to make too! For me, it's me the motivation to get some of my own scrapbooking done for a change. This was January's layout:

Blue, green, and yellow - one of my favourite colour combinations for a layout! I didn't use the cut file provided for this month as it was snowflakes and perhaps might not fit in so well. Hahahaha! You can still sign up for this class and all the previous month's layouts will be available to you! 

I will be posting February's layout soon, along with some other items I've been creating. Hope there is someone out there still reading!