Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 2016 Cross Canada blog hop - Colour of the year

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Seaglass, the Color of the Year. 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 do....by 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 Stewart at my creations with michelle. If you came from Michelle Stewart of my creations with michelle then you are in the right place!

This month we are using the colour of the year from Close to my Heart....SEA GLASS. Such a pretty shade of blue/green. My mother had to move to a care facility @six weeks ago and the changes in her life/health have been dramatic. I think we just saw her on a off day last weekend but ... I had taken a photo of her on the beach just a few weeks before she moved and the photo of her hands is from last Sunday. I needed to get these scrapped so I could display them on my wall as a reminder of the better days. I decided to make a tonal layout from a sketch inspiration from Rochelle Spears on my Pinterest board, Scrapbook sketches. She has lots of scrapbook sketches on her blog, you should check it out....   I thought rather than try to find other papers, which I am sure I have somewhere I would create my papers so they would all work. I am also in the midst of moving my crafting space around, hubby had a window put in for me on the south side so I now have natural light to work with.  This is the layout I created: 


I used a lot of different tools for the layout. Various alphabet stamps, I embossed some of the strips of paper using our folders, it is so nice that they can handle the longer strips with the slot in the top to pull them through, and then inked them with the sea glass ink. MOM is heat embossed in gold. I really enjoyed working on this project.
In the time in between I also blinged up my SEA GLASS planner for next year, using some stickers I have had for way too many years.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle Hugh of the right hugh .
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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 designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring projects created using our Traditional and Non-Traditional Christmases. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Christmas is coming....

Time to start creating those Christmas cards to bring joy to special people in your lives. Join me on Friday October 21, 2016 for a card workshop in the evening....We will create this card:
I used the sketch from this weeks Atlantic hearts challenge to create this card as well as some inspiration from this months stamp of the month Blog hop. I also used this months stamp of the month! Yuletide Joy! I random stamped the star image in slate on the slate cardstock and whisper on the white card stock. The black star is embossed with silver embossing, the silver glitter is our glitter tape cut in half and then some red bling. The sentiment is stamped in cranberry for a nice pop of colour. There is still time for you to join in the fun and create a card using the sketch from the challenge.
If you would like to purchase their own supplies to create your own creations, shop on my link on the right. If you would like to make your own you can join my card workshop on Friday, October 21, 2016, contact me for more details.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Jeepers, Creepers.....

Hi there, I thought I would create a bit this week again... always good to take time to create!
Over on the Color my heart color dare we are challenged to use the colours from the Jeepers Creepers paper pack and they
  So I decided to use the inspirations I got from my upline Krista Ritskes and create a card or two or three (need to finish those yet :)) This is what I created: 
I used cardstock in the colours needed and cut it into 4 X1/4" strips and glued them down to a base of 4 X 5 1/4" (note for next time put glue on the entire backing paper). I then cut a piece of black a little bit smaller and used our new thin-cuts to cut out hello. A lovely bright, cheery card to cheer someone's day.
If you would like to purchase the supplies used to make this please check out the shop with me to direct you to my web site. Another way to make this card is to sign up and join me for my next card workshop on Friday October 21, 2016.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blog challenges inspiration

Hi again, this week I took some time to challenge myself in creating something using the challenges from two or three of my favourite creative challenge blogs.
Over on the Color my heart color dare challenge #210 we are challenged to use:

At the Atlantic hearts challenge sketch-177 we are to use this sketch: 

And last but not least over on the Heart 2 heart challenges national-stamping-month, we have all month to play along and we just need to use a Close to my Heart stamp :)

This is what I created: 


I chose to use one of our new 'thin cuts' and have that as my main sentiment. I used the colonial white paper and water brushed the ink colours onto it in a stripe pattern before I cut it out using the die cut. I also used the stamp set D1660 Ink Blot and the birthday sentiment is from D1646 Finding the words. If you would like to order any of the items I used to create this card, check out the glitter paper in the upper right, linking you to my CTMH website. Have FUN creating.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I might be back.....

Hi again, I know, I know, it has been a long time. I have been spending as much time as I can at our trailer enjoying our summer time and weather. Sadly I do not have too much internet available while I am at the trailer as well as not too many craft supplies. I have been creating but mainly with yarn and sticks (my grandsons name for them) and of course reading.
I do check out the challenges each week in the hopes I may find a few minutes to create something. Today I had to create a card for a bridal shower that we hosted in our back gardens. I had been pondering the sketch challenge for a bit then saw the new colour challenge and thought why not. Sometimes the quickest way to make a card is to use challenges for the layout and colours it shortens the creative time as those decisions have already been made for you. So without further ado.... The atlantic hearts challenge is to use this sketch:  Then  over on color my heart color dare we are challenged to use only the colours listed and this week those colours are Saffron, Canary, White Daisy and gold.
 And this is the card I created for our Bride to be:)


I used the colours needed and used second generation stamping to stamp the backgrounds with the new background stamps from our new Cricut cartridg e "Flower Market". I also embossed the banners with two of our embossing folder, the dots were made with our gold metalic pen. All of the items I used are available on my shopping web site for Close to my Heart if you are interested in purchasing some of them. You can also always ask me for any questions or assistance.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Cross Canada Blog Hop Our love of Mom's


Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring For the Love of Mom’s.  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 do....by 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 mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca If you came from Nicki of timelesscottage then you are in the right place! 

For Mother's Day this year I contacted all my family to get photos of themselves. Once gathered after a few reminders I printed them off and made a album to help our Mom remember who she is to us and who we are to her. I labelled each photo with the relationship to her and names, I hope this helps her in the coming months and years. I will share only a few of the pages as there are many, we counted and there are 35 of us as children, spouses, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


I forgot to add daughter to this page...
 

These are just a few of the pages, I used all Close to my heart papers for  the backgrounds of these pages.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Donna of  datsmystyledj.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, 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 designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when our theme is Summer Vacation.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.