Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Cross-Canada Blog Hop..

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring creations that using products that will be retiring at the end of the month.   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 at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Michelle of my creations with michelle then you are in the right place! 

The product that is retiring, what a hard choice, so many favourites leaving, but many new favourites coming ;)
I decided to work with the remainders of my Workshops on the Go Frosted Cardmaking kit, I just love this very versatile stamp set that comes with the kit.  I had made all the cards in the kit and had left over B&T duos paper, on Pinterest I pinned these fabulous layouts from Karen vanDalen in The Netherlands and decided to try it for myself with the beautiful photos that I had taken from this past years ice storm.

Karin van Dalen













The above two are my inspiration, this brought back memories of my quilt making days.....
I practiced cuts to get the sizing with scrap paper, then started the cutting, embossing, inking and laying out of my pieces.  I had purchased a 1/4" quilters 6" ruler a little bit ago and it was sitting on my crafting desk, the perfect tool to help with this layout.  I decided to go with the more muted colours for paper so that the photos would shine.  I added some of the leftover silver glitter gems to give a bit of sparkle to the layouts as well.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is L. Hill  of twirlntime.  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 designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring some of our favourite products. We hope you will join us again on February15th, 2014.
Supplies used for my layouts:
Champagne & Whisper cardstock
Frosted B&T duos paper
Workshops on the Go Frosted Cardmaking kit stamp set - D1562
sponging of all edges done in Champagne, lettering done in Cashmere ink.

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