I’m so happy to be back in the circle again! It seems like “years” since I’ve been here. The ankle is healing well and I’m walking easily again.

Welcome to our first Cross Canada Blog Hop of 2020 featuring artwork created using the CTMH’s “Spruced Up” collection. If you’re interested in purchasing 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 normally would work your way out to B.C., then loop back to the East Coast. However, it’s a small hop this month and I am the furthest west you will be going! if you want to follow us across Canada, then you can start at the beginning by clicking here to go to Michelle’s page in Nova Scotia. If you came from Brandi’s page then you are in the right place!

Today, we are creating with Close To My Heart’s “Spruced Up” collection, which is the first collection in the January/February 2020 Supplemental catalogue. You can find the collection beginning on page 2.

This month, I am showing you three 2-page layouts that I created using CTMH’s “Spruced Up” collection. If you’re interested in winter sports or just getting out now and then to enjoy the scenery, this collection is for you! I hope my monthly Scrapbook Club ladies will enjoy recreating them!

Supplies used in this layout:

  • X7253S Spruced Up paper pack + sticker sheet
  • X5951 Espresso cardstock
  • X6034 Sangria cardstock
  • X6046 French Vanilla cardstock
  • X5947 Mink cardstock
  • X6029 Julep cardstock
  • X5959 New England Ivy cardstock
  • Z2835 New England Ivy stamp pad
  • Z2829 Espresso stamp pad
  • C1816 Spruced Up – Cardmaking Stamp Set (also available with Thin Cuts)
  • D1902 Spruced Up – Scrapbooking Stamp Set (also available with Thin Cuts)
  • X7253F Spruced Up Wood Shapes
  • Z3609 Julep Shimmer Trim
  • Z3608 Soft Pink Shimmer Trim
  • Z4224 Black Shimmer Brush
  • Z3508 Julep Shimmer Brush
  • Z3513 Pewter .03 Journaling Pen
  • Misc Cricut cuts
  • Misc brown & green markers (for wood pieces & spruce boughs)
  • Misc white marker (for wood pieces & faux stitching)

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 Spruced Up collection. For more inspiration, please join us again next month when we will be featuring more artwork from the January/February Supplemental catalogue, using the “Celebrate Today” collection. Mark your calendars for February 10th so you can hop along with us again!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle. If you get lost along the way, she also has the complete hop list. 

Until next time!


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