Monday, 15 June 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop - June - Mini albums

Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring Mini Albums.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop and I just happen to be the first stop for your journey across Canada. If you came from Janet's Blog  then you are in the right place! 

For my mini album project I decided to use the Hip Pic Album.  It is so much fun to use and so quick to put together.  The paper that I used was an exclusive package that attendees received at 2013 Convention in Walt Disney World.  It was my very first convention, and I had many things that I wanted to do.  I highlighted some of those items in this book. I used a few different stamps to get the desired look I was going for, including the coordinating stamp from 2013 Convention.( Sorry if some of the photos of my project are bright.  Practicing with my settings and outside photography)

I used the ink colours found in the paper package, Smokey Plum, Honey, Cranberry, Sunset and Jupiner along with slate for the stamped lines.  I used Washi tape in the same colours too.

We arrived late due to bad weather in Philadelphia and it was dark when we passed through the Welcoming sign. It was still pretty magical. Here I used Sunset Chevron Washi Tape, and a tag stamp found in May's SOTM, stamped in Jupiner.

When I registered for convention, Leadership day wasn't open to Supervisors, and so I had made lunch plans with Janet and her husband at RainForest Cafe.  The food was fabulous. Here I again used stamps from May's SOTM, stamped in Smokey Plum, Honey and Cranberry.  The notebook page with lines came from a stamp in the Artbooking Cricut Collection.  I then stamped the decorative border stamp found on the Convention stamp in sunset, layered it with Honey Triangle Washi tape and some Patterned paper.

These next pages were fun to put together, who doesn't love Donald Duck!  I applied Honey ink to the large sun stamp,and then inked the other edges with Sunset giving it a two tone affect.  The flowers and Viva stamp also came from the Convention Stamp Set. The second page has banners from the Bodacious Banners Stamp.

That happened is from May's SOTM, and I paired it with the Black Arrow Washi Tape.  The photo is from General Session.  Then on the second page I made my own tab and applied it to my journalling and added some retired Jupiner Washi tape.

LOL, too funny, realizing I didn't add my date before I took the photos, opps!  Here I used the Sunset Chevron Washi tape along with a the date stamp from May's SOTM.  Page 2 consists of the stamped border seen before, some ink smudging and Honey Triangle Washi Tape.  The Love It, is a piece of Washi Tape from the Carnival Washi Tape pack.

The last page I'm showing features an envelope from the In The Pink Accessory collection, the Black Arrow Washi Tape. The embellishment is actually cut out from the patterned paper.  The second page is patterned paper with Dove Tails cut.  Here I got to meet Monica and Hug here when I went to receive the Rising Star award for 2012-2013.  Thank you to all my lovely CTMH Canadian friends who nominated me.  Love you all, and see you in 2016.

I didn't have time to complete my album, as some of my pictures were blurry and I had to reprint them.  I promise I'll share them in a later post and will plug in the link.( link will go here)

I hope you enjoyed my mini album, and some of my highlights from convention.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky from Timeless Cottage.
 If you get lost along the way you can come back here, as I've posted the complete lineup below:

  1. Michelle  YOU ARE HERE 
  2. Nicky
  3. Sheri  
  4. Lucy 
  5. Brae 
  6. Donna 
  7. Janet 

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 the Operation Smile Stamp Set.  So mark July 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. Nice work Michelle, and such a good way to capture a specific event. I love the brightness of the seems to go well with all things Disney, including Convention!

  2. Great mini album. Love how you embellished each layout and layered your banners and flowers.

  3. Hey! That's us!! Love the album, Michelle! We will have to have lunch at the Rainforest Cafe again next year with the whole family in the picture!


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