Sunday, November 30, 2014

December's HWBH

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!

If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my hearts Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The hearts of the west team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is Showhaven paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.
If you came from Nancy Klein'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 love love love this paper pack!! I have not had a chance to use it enough so i was excited to make a layout that will be ready to go when i get the pictures printed. The will be from the Calgary Zoolights. 

I used the Art Philosophy, Artbooking cricut cartridges for the handy images and the layout is from the Magic program book with my twist on it. I love glitter and this layout has it on the snowflake boarder, the ornament and some on the reindeer. The flowers were already made but the blue ones were dyed with glacier reinker, rubbing alcohol and a spray pen. 


A close up of the bundle. I spayed some dots from the spay pen to add visual interest until i can get the pictures added. The ornament was cut at 10", the middle cut out was 8" the bundle up title is at 11" from the artbooking.

Your next stop is Freya Hall Dunbar's Blog.
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.


1. Nancy Klein's - http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-december-blog-hop.html
2. Chantal Pearson's - Your already here! 
3. Freya Hall Dunbar's -http://freyassimplecreations.blogspot.ca/2014/11/december-hearts-of-west-blog-hop.html
4. Holly Young-Bowers's - http://heartfeltmemories2.blogspot.ca/2014/11/snowhaven-hearts-of-west-blog-hop.html
5. Kerry Hammel - http://scrapbookfunbykerry.blogspot.ca/2014/11/december-hearts-of-west-snowhaven-blog.html
6. Kathy Skipper - http://kathy-itsagirlthing.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-december-blog-hop.html
7. Donna Thomson-Digby - http://datsmystyledj.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-8th-blog-hop-snowhaven.html
8. Sonia Parent St Jean - http://www.scrappingsonia.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-december-snowhaven-blog.html
9. Terry Ann Diack - http://terryanndiack.blogspot.ca/2014/11/snowhaven-hwbh.html
10. Corinna Murphy - http://corinnacraftfun.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-december-blog-hop.html
11. Linda Pekrul - http://blueskyscrapping.blogspot.ca/2014/11/december-hearts-of-west-blog-hop.html
12. Heather Myers - http://hlmyers.blogspot.ca/2014/11/hearts-of-west-debember-blog-hop-2014.html



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday Special!!!

Just a few days until Black Friday. Here is a cute flyer to help you make your choices.


Contact me for more info or to play your order. 

Christmas season is upon us and please make sure your orders are in with in the first week or so to make sure you get it before Christmas day!!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Weekend Retreat!

I really wish i could go to these once a month :-) they are fun amazing and i get soooo much done! Just a few short weeks ago i attended Nancy's in the beautiful town of Canmore ( i would totally move there in a second)

I was able to get 4 layout finished as well as visiting with some wonderful and fun ladies. I met 2 of my readers (they always make me blush)

I scheduled 4 posts about this but totally ran out of time so today you will get to see all 4 of them as well as the secret project Nancy designed for us. It is a wicked idea! One that i will use every year!

Take a look at these layouts, send me your comments..i LOVE to hear from you.

!st layout a now retired paper pack Jubliee (my favorite one) This is at the Calgary Corn Maze I stayed up to 12.30am to finish this...it was a must a tell ya.


No special techniques, pretty simple layout. The pigs are colored the same way they are at the corn maze, they race them and it is one of our favorite things to see there. The Colonial white flag is a great place for me to add my journal notes.

This is the main embellishment on this next layout. I use sponges to add color, used a black pen for fake stitching and then after i attached them i used Liquid glass all over the blue parts. It took a little while to dry but it came out great!



I used artbooking for the honey comb overlay and a wicked stamp set that fits just perfectly in the blue over lay. The kraft over lay was a bit tighter fit but it worked out. The odd 3 blank rectangles are just for my journal notes.


One of my favorite places in Calgary is Heritage park. This place is amazing and we never get the whole park done in 1 day. I captured a few sneak peek to put in this layout. I will add more layouts soon. I really distressed the edges (always fun to rip paper) 

Last layout of the weekend turned out pretty cool. I made each element with the artiste from the chip board poker chips to the ace of spades card. Too much fun!!


This also was at Heritage park in the fun saloon. I added a little retired paper under the poker title. The back pages are from the basic fundamentals. I LOVE LOVE these paper packs. I will have a very fun Rainbow greeting card class at the end of this month. $30 for 10 brightly colored cards to keep you a head of the game :-)

This is the awesome project from Nancy klein. This is what i went home with and a still full pack of coordinating chip board pieces.



What Nancy recommend is to stick your timeless recipes and pictures of the foods and family and keep adding to it every year. I will do that and i will start just as soon as i use my Studio J to print out my odd sized pictures. They are on sale right now and they are giving away golden tickets!!! I really want one so i can just frame it. I love everything CTMH. Click here for more info

Thank you for reading and i hope you have a wonderful day!! Stay tuned soon for another blog post featuring my favorite layouts. Also i am looking for some ladies for a monthly scrapbook club.