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.


  1. Fun cards, I really love your doodling. Well done.

  2. Love the coloring on the last card! So pretty.

  3. Lovely. Nice touch with the heart embossing.

  4. Great cards! thank you for sharing.

  5. lovely cards...great job with the markers :)

  6. So pretty- I love your second card with all the patchwork pieces.

  7. Beautiful job Heather. Love the first card with the glitter on the embossing and soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing!