Friday 15 February 2013

February Blog Hop - 2 page layout

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring a 2 page layout. This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 
One of our Crafty Canadian Consultants is running a contest, so hop on through and don't forget to leave comments.....
I am the first stop on this Blog Hop, but if you have come from Michelle M's blog Twirl N Time then you are in the right spot as this is a circular hop.

Treasured Tags layout from Cherish How to Book

For this layout I used the New Claire Paper. I really love the colors. This layout is featuring pictures of my youngest at her first birthday party....she really loved her cake.

I used Blush Cardstock as the base for my layout, and used Cotton Candy, Outdoor Denim and Ruby Cardstock for my accents aswell as the first sheet of paper in the Claire paper packet.

The embellishments are mainly the shapes cut from the bold pattern of Claire and I added Liquid Glass to them to make them shine. I layered the flower by cutting out each different section of this flower.

This next photo I used the Rosette Ribbon as some added detail to soften the layout.

This next photo I've wrapped some Baker's Twine from the Paradise collection, and tied a knot to add a little dimension.

Here I've journaled using the Chalk Board Marker. The Cardstock is distressed using the sanding block.

Using the Chalk Board Marker I've added stitching and doodling to the edges just to finish off the look.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Stephanie of Stephanie's Creations.

Below you will find the entire blog lineup, just in case you get lost along the way.
  1. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle You Are Here 
  2. Stephanie ~ Stephanie's Creations
  3. Nicola ~ Timeless Cottage
  4. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
  5. Joanne ~ Jag's Scrappin Corner
  6. Carrie ~ Scrappin With Carrie
  7. Krista ~ Simply Creating
  8. Sheri ~ Sheri says-just scrap it
  9. Brae ~ The Brae-er
  10. Carol ~ Welcome to CraftyCarol's Place
  11. Heather ~ Creative Coconut
  12. Teresa ~ Country Crafting Mama
  13. Cheryl ~ Scrapbooking with CTMH
  14. Terry Ann ~ It's my Garage--I Can Craft In It!
  15. Janet ~ Jan's Works of Heart
  16. Kathy ~ IT'S A GIRL THING!
  17. Famida ~ Get Scrappin With Fami
  18. Chantal ~ It's a Hoot Papercrafts
  19. Nancy ~ Nancy Klein
  20. Candra ~ Paper Dragonfleur
  21. Michelle M ~ Twirl N Time

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring our new 5x7 Hinged Display Tray.


  1. I really love how you used liquid Glass!

    1. Thanks it was fun to try, and I still have to perfect it, but it didn't take all that long to dry.

  2. Super cute!! Love the journaling on the chalkboard paper.

  3. LOVE it, Michelle!! I have so many ideas floating in my head and the chalkboard marker is in several of them! I love how you distressed the cardstock first. It looks like a blackboard after it has been used lots! Great job!

    1. Thanks, I knew I needed to do something to add depth to it, just leaving it plain didn't sit well with me....I'm really happy with how well it came together.

  4. Michelle, luv your layout. Your little girl is adorable. I luv your use of liquid glass. Nice touch!

  5. Thanks Joanne, I think she is pretty cute too!

  6. Such a pretty layout .... great combo of paper and embellies. Love your details! Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. The Rose Blossoms are hosting a hop on the other side of the border if you care to check us out!

    1. I will be sure to stop over today and have a peak at what the Rose Blossoms have created. PS: I do keep a close eye as to what is happening with Rose Blossom Legacies.....

  7. I love your use of colours and textures to give a 3D effect to your pages.Abigail is pretty cute too.

  8. Love the layout and this idea!! Thank you so much to everyone on your blog hop. You have found another way to connect all of us CTMH Canadians and I truly appreciate that. OH, and oogling over all the wonderful layouts! I will venture back many times. THanks again.

    1. I am so happy that we were able in inspire you with our layouts.

  9. I just ordered (and it came in yesterday) the chalkboard writer for the very first time!! must have been fate that I stumbled upon this blog...Love how you broke down different aspects of your layout ;-)

    1. Thank you, I hope you will follow my blog and check out future hops!

  10. Super cute! I had not thought to use the chalkboard marker on cardstock! So going to have to go try that out now...

    1. Thanks was a little something I thought would finish off the blocks.

  11. Very nice lo. I love all the techniques you used and the pictures are priceless.

  12. Beautiful layout with the Claire paper, thank you for the inpspiration, I cut out some of the flowers tonight and liquid glassed them.


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