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 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,, 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.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your mother.

  2. Beautiful layout. Love the tone on tone accents.

  3. Beautiful layout! I love how you embossed the different layers!

  4. I agree with Donna, the tone on tone textures are really great.

  5. The tone on tone accents provide a lot of texture and interesting accents for your layout. Well done.


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