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March 2019 Cross Canada Blog Hop

So Much Happy

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the CTMH So Much Happy 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 “So Much Happy” collection, which is the third collection in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book and catalogue. You can find the collection beginning on page 46.

The idea for my project this month started with the CTMH Stamp of the Month “This Happened”. Every month I offer a free kit to anyone that purchases the SOTM. Last month I did a layout and I didn’t want to repeat myself. So I looked around for another way to use the stamp set and this is what I came up with.

It’s a one-page wonder mini album!

The project had to be relatively simple and easy for me to reproduce. It also needed to focus on making use of the stamp set. The white/yellow flowers on a grey background, paired with the happy Lemon yellow (from the So Much Happy collection), was perfect! This little cutie also features a few of CTMH’s Thin Cuts to give it added dimension, but keep it from getting too thick. The overall measurements when closed are: 4″ high x 4 1/4″ wide x 1/2″ thick. It will accommodate 5 – 4″ x 4″ photos if replicated as shown.

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

Supplies used in this layout:

  • X7241B So Much Happy paper pack
  • X6007 Lemon card stock
  • X6007 Lagoon card stock
  • X6010 Mink card stock
  • X6028 White Daisy card stock
  • X6021 Sapphire card stock
  • Z4241 Decorative Borders Thin Cuts
  • Z4182 Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
  • Z4181 Stitched Circles Thin Cuts
  • Z4259 Stitched Square Frames Thin Cuts
  • Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z4221 Mink Twine

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 So Much Happy collection. For more inspiration, please join us again next month when we will be featuring artwork using the “Feels Like Home”collection. Mark your calendars for April 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. 

Until next time!

Valerie

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