February 2019 Cross Canada Blog Hop

I Heart Us

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the CTMH I Heart Us collection. 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 …. by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you.

Now on to our hop! As this is a circular hop, if you’ve just hopped onto my blog, then you are starting in Alberta and will work your way out to B.C., then loop back to the East Coast. However, if you want to follow us across Canada, then you can start at the beginning by clicking hereto go to Michelle’s page in Nova Scotia. If you came from Janet’s page then you are in the right place!

Today, we are creating with Close To My Heart’s “I Heart Us” collection, which is the second collection in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book and catalogue. You can find the collection beginning on page 36.

I began with a page sketch that I had saved on Pinterest a while back. I have a lot of sketches pinned onto my “Sketchy Sketchy” board. You can check them out here. If you have any other sketches that you love, feel free to send them to me and I’ll be happy to add them to the board!

This layout was designed to use at my monthly paper crafting workshop. I wanted the ladies to get a feel for the cut-apart sheets, as well as highlight a couple of the dies in the Decorative Borders thin cuts set. The grouping of flowers on the right page come from the I Heart Us – Cardmaking stamp set, and were stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured using our watercolour pencils, then fussy cut. The two yellow flowers by the journaling strips, were stamped with Canary ink and then fussy cut. We finished off with a few detail pieces from the I Heart Us Complements and the I Heart Us Sequins. Now to find some cheerful photos to add!

CTMH I Heart Us February workshop layout
CTMH I Heart Us layout

To shop this look, you can see everything listed below at my CTMH shopping site, here.

Supplies used in this layout:

  • X7242B I Heart Us paper
  • X7242C I Heart Us Complements
  • Z4270 I Heart Us Sequins
  • X5998 Canary card stock
  • X6007 Lagoon card stock
  • X5987 Bluebird card stock
  • Z4242 Watercolour Pencils
  • Z4241 Decorative Borders Thin Cuts
  • Z4189 Intense Black Ink Pad
  • Z4823 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Thanks for hopping along with us! I hope we’ve inspired you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques featuring the I Heart Us collection. For more inspiration, please join us again next month when we will be featuring artwork using the “So Much Happy”collection. Mark your calendars for March 10th so you can hop along with us again.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Kristine . If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle’s page,  as she has the complete hop list.

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