Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Hop Scotch

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!
If this is your first time joining us, welcome, you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is the Hopscotch paper pack (X7194b), hand picked by Nancy Klein, from the Seasonal expressions.

Hello Everyone and Welcome.

If you came from Terry's Blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.

As I continue to scrapbook our latest Disney trip, here is what I came up with this month. Oh! almost for got that on each layout for the Disney trip I am including a hidden mickey see if you can find him.

 I love how stamping on the Shimmer trim added to my layout.

For this layout I used:
  • Hopscotch paper pack (x7194b)
  • D1540 - In the Background
  • D1630 - Curlicue Alphabet
  • D1537 - Glamour Alphabet
  • White Shimmer Trim (Z3024)
  • Sparkles Clear Flourishes - small (Z1812)
  • Sparkles Clear Assortment (Z1752)
  • Assorted Shin Han Markers
  • Memento Ink (Paris Dusk)
  • Smoothie and Sunset Pigment inks

any of this can be ordered here on my website. *The current Seasonal Expression can be ordered from until the end of the Month. THEN WE GET A NEW ONE!!!!!!

Your next stop is Holly's Blog.


Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you!

Thanks for 'hopping' by, please feel free to leave a comment.


Love and Inky Hugs



 Here is the complete list in case you get lost!

1. Nancy Klein's -
2. Chantal Pearson's -
3. Chelsey Vorosmarty -…/hearts-of-west-m…
4. Terry Ann Diack -…/…
5. Heather Myers - You are here!!

6. Holly Young-Bowers -…/hopscotch-hearts-of…
7. Valerie Kapsha -
8. Kerry Hammel -…/hopscotch-hwbh-mar…
9. Corinna Murphy -…/hopscotch-hwbh-march-…
10. Donna Thomson-Digby -…/hearts-of-west-11th-blog…
11. Sonia Parent St Jean -
12. Kim Loewen -…/march-hearts-of-west…
13. Janet McCormick -…/hopscotch-hearts-of-w…

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!
I am excited to tell you I am participating in the Cross Canada Blog hop this month.
so Howdy From Calgary, Alberta,

and Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Cards inspired by Close to my Hearts FABULOUS how to books. 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, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle. If you have come from Chantal's you are in the right place!
I love CTMH's how to books! They are fun and have a ton of ideas you can find lots of inspiration in them. they are Awesome when you need an idea fast. All three Cards I created only took me a little over an hour from start to finish (and that includes colouring time).
Here is what they inspired me to create:

I actually used Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 for all 3 of my Cards.

This simple card is inspired by project number 23 in the book (page 44). I coloured the heart from the M1049 stamp set using my Shin Han markers. I use the heart embossing folder and added some glitter to the hearts, and some shimmer tape to embellish.

This cards inspiration came from project 21 (page 43). very simple card. sentiment from D1584 Big Hug.
My Last Card was inspired by project 24 (pg44). I coloured the image, A1157 - Quick Cards-Island Greetings,  using my Shin Hans Again (there is a close up below).
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Kristine's Blog.

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog, My Creations with Michelle 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 fabulous how to books from Close to my Heart.
 We hope you will join us again next month for some Easter Fun!  So mark March 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.