Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Blog Hop - Consultant's Choice

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I 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 how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle S. at My Crations with Michelle . If you came from Carol's Blog of Crafty Carol's Place then you are in the right place!

For this month's Hop I made some banners using the Dotty For You papers.  These are gifts for some super amazing friends of mine that I'm visiting in St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. next month.

These 3" chipboard squares are leftover from a previous project where I used the CTMH My Creations Memory Game.  I simply cut the 3" squares, attached with Mod Podge & then used the sanding block to round the corners.

I Cut 1" x 12" strip of patterned paper, scored every 1/4" & then fan folded to create these Yo-yo's.  It was easy to secure them with Liquid Glass.  I then used the Token Alphabet, stamped the sentiments in Gypsy ink on White Daisy Cardstock & punched out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  Again, I used Liquid Glass to adhere the Yo-yo's & letters.

I finished off by using the Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in the top corners & used 3/4" jump rings to secure.  I made sure to punch additional holes on the outside of each word so the recipient of this gift can add them all together is she chooses.  I also papered the back side of each square so she can add other sentiments of her liking.  I hope this gift brings her JOY.

I also made a name banner for a very special girl.  Juneshia lives in St. Thomas & as she and her family have very little in the monetary sense and I wanted to give her something special, just for her.

I sure hope she likes it!

Here's a closer look for ya'.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Terry Ann's Blog of It's my Garage--I Can Craft In It!.
 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in February when we will be featuring new products from the 2013 Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Wonderful Christmas Memories

It was so nice to have the whole family together for Christmas!  My 3 step kids came out from Alberta to spend a week here in Manitoba.  It was the best gift that they could have given their dad.  My 3 kids were so happy to have the time with their brother & sisters and that makes my heart happy.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday too!

Love from the Lees Gang~