Thursday, December 31, 2015

January's Hearts of the West Blog Hop featuring La Vie En Rose

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!

If this is your first time joining us you will love it. If you have been here before welcome back.  It features Close to my Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.

This months challenge is using the La Vie En Rose Paper Pack, brought to you from the Annual Inspirations. 

 La Vie En Rose Paper Pack

La Vie En Rose Complements

La Vie En Rose Assortment

Workshops on the Go La Vie En Rose Scrapbooking Kit
If you came from Kerry'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.

I would like to share with you a few layouts I made using the La Vie En Rose Workshop on the Go.  Sorry for the poor pictures, lighting was bad and I left getting these done until the last moment.  

Layout #1 using the La Vie En Rose Workshop on the Go.  I just love using the Workshops on the Go.  We will be making this layout at class/club in January.

Layout #2 using the Workshop on the Go as well.  We will also be making this layout at class/club in January.
Then I have a fun layout of pictures from my wedding.  We just celebrated our 10th Anniversary and we are still as crazy.

Layout #3 using some of the leftover paper from the workshop.  I also used extra white daisy, ruby and bamboo cardstock.  I used the Artbooking and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridges to cut out the circle at 9" RDS and the title is cut at 1 1/4".  For stamp sets I use the workshop set, Big Hug, Stuck on You (new set that has a coordinating thin cuts die set), and Beloved Bouquet (January stamp of the month).  Inks used black, ruby, blush (retired), bamboo, and olive (retired).

Some close ups.  The sentiment "Plant a kiss on me."  is from the new Stuck on You set that is available starting tomorrow, January 1st.  The flowers and leaves are from the stamp of the month set, Beloved Bouquet.

The January Stamp of the Month is called Beloved Bouquet.  In January with a $50 qualifying purchase you can purchase it for $6.  It can also be purchased for $21.25 for the month of January only.

Beloved Bouquet artwork by the CTMH art department.

Beloved Bouquet artwork by the CTMH art department.

The Constant Campaign for January is:
Pocket scrapbooking cards for your everyday life. Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an exclusive Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program—available for one month only! This collection was designed to coordinate perfectly with the sensational Everyday Life™ 2016 Planner Pages and My Crush® Everyday Life Pages, so you can seamlessly integrate pocket scrapbooking into your 2016 planner. Whether in the planner or on their own, these cards make it easy to preserve your everyday moments all year long. Get yours today for only $10.50 CAD before this offer is gone! *Offer valid January 1, 2016 (9:00 am MST)–January 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last

Today (Dec 31st) is the last day to order from the Holiday Expression idea book.  Tomorrow to start off the New Year will be the Seasonal Expression 1 which is full of lots of fun goodies including some thin cuts dies that coordinate with some of the new stamp sets as well as 3 new paper packs and workshops.

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.


Your next stop is the beginning of the hop Nancy's Blog.

Here is the whole list of blogs in case you got lost.

1.    Nancy
2.    Donna
3.    Corinna
4.    Kerry
5.    Kim               (YOU ARE HERE)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop

 Hello and Welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop

This week our featured product is the foil tape.

Silver Foil Tape

Gold Foil Tape

I am featuring the Gold foil tape.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Scrapbooking with Kirsten Jade  as she has the complete list.  If you came here from Sheila's Stamping Stuff you are in the right place.

Now on to my projects.  I will have a complete list of supplies for them at the end with links for where to purchase them.

First, I have a card using the Sangria paper pack and the Treats of Friendship stamp set.  I just love this stamp set and coloring it in.  The gold foil tape really adds a nice pop to this card.

Close up of the foil tape.

Then I have another card using the Sangria paper pack and the Wedding Day stamp set.  On this card I used the baby wipe technique as well to make my own background paper for the sentiment.  You can see that the gold foil tape is becoming slightly embossed from the embossed paper behind it.  You can put the foil tape on paper and emboss it and it is beautiful.

Lastly, I have a layout using the Urban paper pack.

Thank you for checking out my project. If you would like to purchase our featured product of the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here

Supplies used:

 Urban Paper Packet  $11.75
Typography  $35.50
 Wedding Day  $3.50
 Crazy Good  $21.25

Eggplant Ink pad $8.25
Pomegranate Ink pad $8.25
Sapphire Ink pad $8.25
Glacier Ink pad $8.25
Saffron Ink pad $8.25

If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback!  The next person is on the blog hop is Annette from Little Crop Shop on the Corner. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday, December 16th as we will be featuring our thick twine! Have a great day!

Remember that you can now get the Everyday Life Planner and the Cyber week sale is still on for a few more days.