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.


  1. What a fun layout! I love the seashell border and that you had your children help you with this page.


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