Saturday, 15 August 2015

August Cross Canada Blog Hop - Summer Fun

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Summer Fun projects. 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 am the first stop when you are hopping from East Coast to West Coast. If you have come from Kirstin's blog then you are in the right place. Let's have some Summer Fun.

My Summer fun consists of many things.  When the maritime weather is nice, we head to the beach or spend some quality time at my parents where the kids can swim in the ocean or in my folks pool. When the weather is not so nice, my kids have been helping make our summer album.  Here you will see that the kids helped me with placement of the photos and they also helped with some distressing.

We used paper from the Seaside paper package, starting with a Desert Sand base. We used the zipstrip with the fence design to break up the page.  The kids weren't sure about journaling, and since this is their album, I'm not pushing the issue, but they did great with picking out the stamps to use.  The Seashells are from C1594 Treasured Memories, and the title is from the alphabet stamp E1028 Hopscotch Alphabet.  I helped cut out the seashells, and helped assemble the page.  I really enjoyed creating this page with my children.  Here you see my 2 youngest children, Nicholaus and Abbigail.  I hope you enjoyed our artwork and that you will continue hopping along, as I'm sure Rosalynd has some amazing artwork to share with you.

If you get lost along the way, I've provided the complete blog hop list below:
  1. Michelle 
  2. Rosalynd 
  3. Nicky 
  4. Brae 
  5. Carol 
  6. Donna 
  7. Jessica 
  8. Christine
  9. Angelina 
  10. Kirstin
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 favourite new Paper Collections.  So mark September 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Zoe Blog Hop

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring the Zoe Collection.  We are so happy to have your join us and hop along to see all our artwork. If you have come from the incredible creations from Julia Hammond then you are in the right place.

For my project I used the Glacier Hoodstooth  pattern, matted ontop of Glacier cardstock.  I added a piece of Coral Shimmer Trim, and the framed piece is from the Zoe Compliments which I stamped the For You in Slate ink.  The sentiment is from the August SOTM - Framed.

Next stop on our hop is Chris Zook, so hop along and see what incredible creation she has in store using the amazing Zoe Collection.

The Zoe Paper Collection and accessories are available for purchase in August.  For more available products you can contact your local consultant or contact me.  To start shopping now, click here!

Saturday, 1 August 2015

August SOTM Blog Hop - Framed

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is Framed, a set of 12 stamps which also coordinates with the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  If you have come here from Melissa's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 47 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my project I decided to create a card using the new products from the Zoe collection.  I love the patterns in the Zoe paper package and couldn't decide which one to use, so I used all 6 patterns and created this Sunburst card. I matted the design on white cardstock then adhered to a piece of Sorbet cardstock before adhering it to the card. The stamping is down in to steps, First the frame which is stamped in Sorbet, and then the sentiment, which is stamped in Slate.  The frame has a coordinating cut on the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge, however, I had to fussy cut the frame out because my cartridge hasn't arrived yet. The shimmer trim is Coral, a new colour available along with the Zoe Collection.

To create this Sunburst card, I cut 1.5" wide strips by 5" long. Then I cut them diagonally and alternated the patterns. After adhered, I just trimmed off the overhang of paper.

Now "Hop" on over to Melinda's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!