Hearts of the West Team April Blog Hop!
Welcome to the Hearts of the West Team April Blog Hop!
If this is your first time joining us: YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT! This Blog Hop features Close To My Heart consultants from all over Canada showcasing their projects.
If you’ve been here before: WELCOME BACK!
This month’s challenge (hand-picked by Nancy!) is to create a paper project using the “Confetti Wishes” paper pack, which you can find in the current Annual Expressions Book.
Here are some other supplies that coordinate perfectly with the Confetti Wishes Paper Pack (X7189B)!
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Thistle(Z2640), Pacifica (Z2192), Canary (Z2643)
My Acrylix Stamp Set: Puppy Party (B1464)
Cricut Artbooking Collection (Z1906)
Confetti Wishes Complements (X7189C)
Confetti Wishes Assortment (Z2044)
To find out more about the products that I used to create this or any of my fun projects; or to get more great ideas, you can visit my Online Business Address or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you came from Kim Loewen‘s blog then you’re in the right place, this is a circular blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case you got lost, the full list is at the end of this post. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea or water, relax, and hop around the team with us!
For this layout I combined some of the ideas from the Confetti Wishes WOTG Main layout, and a layout idea that my friend, Chris, found on Pinterest. The original idea used leaves as a background to tie the flowers together, but I thought that would make the corners look too busy, so I used a bit of ribbon in the bottom left corner only. To save paper, except for the Daisy White photo mats, all papers are fit together. There is no overlap. The “journaling tags” that you see peeking out from behind the left hand photo are faux tags! If you wanted to make them real tags, it would be very easy to do that. The string of banners along the bottom was a lot of fun to create! I randomly picked a few to pop up, just to add a bit of dimension. You could very easily accommodate four vertical photos, rather than two vertical and two horizontal. Unfortunately, I have not had time to go looking for photos for this layout!!
List of materials/supplies used in this project:
- Confetti Wishes Workshop on the Go (G1086) – B & T Duos, stamp set, gold shimmer trim and assortment
- Exclusive Inks Pads: Pacifica(Z2192), Thistle(Z2640), Canary (Z2643), Pear (Z2197)
- Card stock: Pacifica(X5759), Daisy White (1385), Canary(X5772)
- Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon (Z1990)
- Embellishments: Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807), Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806), flowers and brads from my stash.
Since this layout was for the ladies in my Monthly Scrapbooking Club, I also created a card using the Confetti Wishes paper pack, and the March Stamp of the Month: Choose Happy.
Online recently, I saw a card using a frame similar to this with ribbon running across the centre of the cardstock, and really liked the look of it! I trimmed the “celebrate” patterned paper so the text was somewhat centred, rather than using a piece of ribbon centred over the background cardstock. Then I used the ribbon instead to anchor the frame with a bow. So that it didn’t cover the “celebrate” too much, I put the frame and ribbon at a jaunty angle! The frame itself is coloured using our ShinHan alcohol markers. I just love these markers! They are so easy to use and have beautiful vibrant colour. I took a close up so you could see for yourself!
To finish things off, I added some Pink Glitter Gems.
List of materials/supplies used in this project:
- Confetti Wishes Paper Pack (X7189B)
- Exclusive Inks Pad: Pear (Z2197)
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
- March SOTM, Choose Happy (S1503)
- Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627)
- Card stock: Daisy White (1385), Thistle (X5769)
- Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon (Z1929)
- ShinHan Alcohol Markers: Leap and Sap Green, Marine Blue, Lavender
- Embellishments: Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)
Would you like to learn how to create this layout or card (or both!) for yourself? Let me know in the comments below, or send me a message at email@example.com
Don’t forget to stop by throughout the month for tips and news! And speaking of news:
I am hosting my very first fund-raising crop event:
CROP YOUR HEART OUT!!!
In support of Calgary Reads
April 11, 2015
10:00 am to 9:00 pm
18 Hidden Creek Rd NW
It’s going to be a great day!
Registration is open until April 10, 2015
Your next stop will be Janet McCormick‘s Blog, where I know she has a fabulous project waiting for you!
Thanks for “hopping” by! Come back next month to see what creative projects we’ve cooked up! We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. If you like what you see and are interested in keeping up to date with everything paper, don’t forget to bookmark my site, or better yet, sign up to receive all my news right to your inbox, as it happens!
Here is the list of hoppers for this month:
1. Nancy Klein
8. Kim Loewen
9. Valerie Kapsha – YOU ARE HERE!!
10. Janet McCormick
11. Kerry Hammel
Until next time!!