Wednesday, December 30, 2015

La Vie en Rose HWBH

If this is the first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to My Heart Consultants from all across Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This months challenge is the La Vie en Rose paper pack brought to you by Annual Inspirations.

If you came from Donna's blog-'re in the right place. This is a go around blog so you can start anywhere. Just in case, the full list is at the bottom of this post. Grab a beverage and enjoy the hop!

This is a one page layout using Picture My Life Overlays in black over La Vie en Rose paper.  The roses are not my favorite part of this paper pack but I did incorporate them. I used some bitty sparkles and flourishes for embellishment as well the heart button ,I think is CTMH, but not positive. I also used the red enamel gems. The numbers and letters were from my stash. I would have used the Cricut to cut them out but time is an issue so I used my stash.  I used a Design 5 page protector for my layout.
I placed all the embellishments except the flourish on the outside of the protector. I forgot what I was doing and put the flourish inside.I think it would have shown up better on the outside. And I didn't want to remove it as I didn't want to rip the paper.


Hope you enjoyed my project. If you are interested in any of the items used in my project please go to Close to My Heart and use my OBA for ordering.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured

product is (Thick Twine).

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop or if

you get lost along the way you can start at the beginning with Scrapbooking with Kirsten

 as she has the complete list. If you came here from (Kirsten- you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

This is going to be a Birthday card for a sweet little girl.
I used all CTMH products. Some retired and some new.
I used Gypsy cardstock for the card base. I took some Pear cardstock and used the dot embossing folder to emboss it. I used the kaleidoscope paper to add the next layer. I used the Pixie thick twine to wrap around the kaleidoscope and pear cardstock. I attached it to the card base with 3D foam tape.
I stamped the cupcake from an old stamp of the month, Cutie Pie, and colored it with Hydrangea and Holiday Red watercolor pencils on White Daisy cardstock. I attached it to the gypsy colored kaleidoscope that I distressed with the distressing tool.
happy birthday was stamped from the retired Chantilly cardmaking workshop and then fussy cut.The embellishments are white sequins.

This Thank you card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest byCard Creations by Beth and is also made with the Kaleidoscope papers, and pear cardstock with gypsy ink. The sentiment is from Finding the Words(D1646). I took various pieces of the Kaleidoscope papers and folded them over the Pixie Thick Twine to make little banners. I attached the twine with glue dots. The bling is pink glitter gems.

The birthday card is also using Kaleidoscope papers with Pixie and Canary card stock. I used Pear ink for the sentiment and heart. 
The sentiment is also from Finding the Words stamp set. The heart is from Love Life(D1482).
I used Pixie and Fern Thick Twine for this one and some pink glitter gems for bling.

Thank you for checking out my projects. If you would like to purchase our featured product of

the week or any additional supplies you can buy them here ( If you

enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is

(Annette) from ( ). Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday (January 6) as we will be featuring (PML overlays!

 Have a great day!