Friday, May 15, 2015

Cross Canada May blog hop

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring Jeanette’s How –To Books for scrapbooking.  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 Deanne at deannejacobs. If you came from Nicky Scott of Timeless cottage then you are in the right place! 

I was looking though some of my photos and found a few of my Dad that were taken the last Christmas that he was here with us. I am not sure why I choose to take these of my parents that day, but I am thankful that I did. I browsed through our how-to-books and found a single page layout for two photos that would work. I choose the
'Cherish' how to book, page 17 and choose to just do the one page. I used our new Jackson paper pack from our Seasonal expressions 2.
This the page that I created....

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Krista Ritskes of Simply Creating.

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, my creations with Michelle

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 Mini albums.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taste of Summer Team Braer blog hop....

I  am participating in a team Braer blog hop, so if you came from Krista Ritskes of Simply Creatiing you are in the right spot. 
Hi again, this past Saturday was (inter)National Scrapbooking day, I did spend some time scrapbooking and I played with our new exclusive paper pack designed especially for National Scrapbooking day. After looking at the various bright and cheery papers, patterns and colours, I got to thinking that these colours reminded me of the 1980's. Since I have lots of photos from that era from our family, I found some to use for my pages. It was nice to be able to get a few more layouts finished for my family albums.
 The paper pack is in the photo above, I used the reverse side with the more solid pattern in the gorgeous bright colours.
This is a layout that I made for my son's sixth birthday party, (I will not tell you how old he is now). I looked in the booklet from the Close to my Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge and spotted this layout, so thought I would try it.
I love how easy it is to make a layout once you have your papers and set up the cartridge in your machine and away you go, the layout is done before you know it.
I also looked through our pattern books and spotted a layout to use one larger photo in a layout, this is what I came up with. The reds matched perfectly to the female outfits in the photo, love it.
Again, a older picture, where do the years go?
Your next stop on the hop is Nicky Scott.