Friday, October 25, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Christmas Cards

Christmas is just around the corner.  With our 2nd snow of the season here in beautiful Manitoba, Canada, I just had to start making my Christmas cards.

This is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size card.  I used the Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet, Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon, Polar Bear Holiday Stamp Set, Sparkle Flourishes-Small and coloured it in with markers in slate, ruby & juniper.  The brads are retired but oh so perfect to add to this card.

For this next card I used the Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack, Red Shimmer Trim, Liquid Applique & our HOSTESS ONLY stamp set called, Wintery Wishes.  Just a little bit of paper piecing makes the cute penguin simply adorable.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Family Pictures

I took today as a much needed, fun play day in my scraproom.  As usual, I created my layout BEFORE knowing what pictures I would use for it.  I find it takes the pressure off of having to be so matchy-matchy.  

I am loving the new Laughing Lola papers from Close To My Heart and decided to play with that today.  My poor Cricut was feeling a little left out so I shared the love & incorporated some fun overlays into my layout.  Do you ever wish you could get LOTS of pictures on just 1 layout?  That's when I reach for the Flip Flap Page Protectors. 

I was able to get SIX 4x6 pictures as well as THREE 3x3's to this page without it being overwhelming.  I also like how they become interactive.  

Once my layout was complete, I went to my photos and found these that went perfectly!  Hope you're inspired & ready to create.

Here's a recipe list so you too can create this layout page.  

Laughing Lola Paper Pack, Cricut Artbooking, Cricut Artiste, A typeface stamp set, Keyboard Uppercase stamp set, Flip Flaps, Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape, Black Shimmer Trim, Sparkles Clear Flourishes-Small and additional cardstock in Gypsy & Lagoon.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Base & Bling Blog Hop

Welcome to our October Blog Hop featuring the NEW Base and Bling line. You will see creations from our participants that will include necklaces, rings, bracelets, headbands and so much more.  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 how to 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 at My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Scrapbooking with Cheryl then you are in the right place!

Here is the Base & Bling Necklace Kit that we made at the Close To My Heart Convention.  I just love the colours as it goes with so much!

My daughters just love wearing the Base & Bling Hair Clips.  They either wear them as they are or clip them onto a headband as an added accessory.

For the clip on the top, I used the For Always Textiles fabric and Base & Bling Floral Accents.

For the clip on the bottom I used the Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon with the Base & Bling Teal Jewels.

To adhere the fabric to the base piece of the jewelry, simply use the Base & Bling Adhesive Dots

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Jan's Work of Heart.  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle, as she has the complete blog list. 

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in November when we will be featuring the projects from the new Mini Holiday Gift Guide.  We hope you will join us again on Novmeber 15th.