Hearts of the West Team June 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, our team leader!) is to create a paper project using the “Seaside” paper pack, which you can find in the current Annual Inspirations Book.
Here are some other supplies that coordinate perfectly with the Seaside Paper Pack!
Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads: Desert Sand (Z2118), Glacier (Z2641), Pear (Z2197), Sorbet (Z2164)
My Acrylix Stamp Sets: Treasured Friendship (C1594) and Seaside Greetings (D1609)
Cricut Artbooking Collection (Z1906)
Seaside Complements (X7192C)
Seaside Assortment (Z3014)
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 email@example.com.
If you came from Janet‘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 month’s layout, I went to the Close To My Heart Reflections Scrapbooking Program. I just love the endless possibilities! I chose the Bottom Border – Footnotes (pg. 31) for the left side, and then matched the coordinating pattern, Quartet – Pinwheel (pg. 107) for the right side. The Pinwheel design is one of my favourites. There are so many ways you can go and it is always eye-catching when it’s done!
This time, I let the paper pick the photos!! When I went looking for photos that would be well suited to this pack’s “seaside” theme, it didn’t take me long to realize that I just had too many photos from which to pick. So I set out my choice of papers and then started laying down photos. It was amazing how well this worked! As I moved through my pile of photos from our Nova Scotia trip in 2009, the right pics just sort of jumped out at me. Once I had a selection of photos, I looked through them for a theme, and picked out all of the photos from our day at Peggy’s Cove. Now all that’s left is for me to add my journaling. If you have never tried this pairing technique, the next time you are not sure which way to go with your photos, let the paper do the deciding!!
For the date, I used the Framework stamp set in black on B & T paper. The “Peggy’s Cove” is stamped in black, using the Urban Alphabet stamp set, and then fussy cut. I used my Xyron sticker maker to adhere the letters to the layout. The shells were coloured using our Shin Han Touch Twin markers. The three small photos at the top of the left page are actually just little pieces cut out of bigger photos that I wasn’t going to be using on my layout. My square punch worked great for this! I double-matted quite a few of the photos this time, just because I wanted to pick up the different colours. The little starfish in the top left corner of the bench picture are the centres of the sand dollars. Waste not, want not! You can’t really tell in the photos, but I used dimensionals to pop up some of the photos, the journaling and some of the embellishments, just to add a bit of depth. Finally, I added some inking on just a few pieces for a bit more visual interest and softness.
List of materials/supplies used in this project:
- Seaside Paper Packet (X7192B)
- Exclusive Inks Pads: Black (Z2105), Desert Sand (Z2118), Sorbet (Z2164)
- Card stock: Desert Sand (1273), Sorbet (X5751), Glacier (X5770), Colonial White (1388)
- Stamp Sets: Treasured Friendship (C1594), Urban Alphabet (D1507), Framework Alphabet (E1027)
- Embellishments: Oceanside Sequins (Z3041), Glacier Extra Thick Twine (Z3039), Pearls (retired), Martha Stewart sand dollar punch
- Shin Han Touch Twin Markers
Would you like to learn how to create this layout for yourself? Let me know in the comments below, or send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to stop by throughout the month for tips and news! And speaking of news:
I am hosting my very first:
ALCOHOL MARKER TECHNIQUE CLASS!!
July 3, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm
At my place in NW
It’s going to be a great evening!
We will talk about the basics (the best way to store markers, what kind of paper should be used, etc.,
and of course, the basics on how to begin creating some of the beautiful pics you see in magazines and on the internet.
Registration is open until June 20, 2015
Your next stop will be Donna’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!
Until next time!!
P.S. Here is the list of hoppers for this month: