Welcome to the August Cross Canada Blog Hop! If you have come from Krista’s blog then you are on the right path.
This month we are featuring our favourite new item- honestly I had a really hard time picking just ONE item so I kind of did a work around 🙂
My favourite thing is our NEW ‘Make it From Your Heart-Volume 3’ how-to book! If you have never seen one of our how-to books then you are missing out! These are perfect for inspiration and ideas when you need JUST the right layout! Both of my layouts featured here are from the new book (and there are so many to choose from!!!!)
My first page also features our new Fundamental papers, Bashful (our colour of the year for this year!) and some cuts from our ‘You are Here’ Cricut Cartridge (LOVE THIS ONE TOO!)
My comic-con layout also uses new Fundamentals, the Cricut Cartridge (for font and the city skyline) BUT I also used some of the Jack Paper Pack to get just the right look.
Now, can I share a secret with you?
The ‘Make it from Your Heart’ book has some extra features in the back- patterns for pocket scrapbooking AND patterns for pages that was to use our Page Protector Plus system! BOTH the layouts I used here use of of the Page Protector Plus- you can see more in the video posted below!
Have you seen our newest circut cartridge? Flower Market is so much more than flowers (but the flowers are pretty amazing!). I will be sharing few videos a month that show just what you can do with this cartridge. Hang on to your hats ladies as this is going to be a very fun ride!
This video features Key 6 (I cannot believe how much you can create with just one key!)- watch how you can pull together a very feminine look for a layout. Perfect for a little girl page.
It is a right of passage for many children- the time spent at overnight summer camp. My son left yesterday for a week at Camp Oki. He was nervous (and so was I) but I know that he will have an awesome time and come home with LOTS of stories to share. To commemorate the event and remind him of the fun he had last year I created this layout just before he left. Last year was his first experience at Summer camp and he was NOT happy that I was sending him. I went when I was a kid and really wanted him to experience all the fun I remember having. He did, of course, and came back telling us all about it.
His camp is also a special camp. Camp Oki runs for only one week of summer and is free to families who qualify- they call it a camp for kids with special hearts. Kids who attend Camp Oki are patients at Sick Kids hospital in Toronto and have a variety of cardiac issues. Austin was born with an aortic stenosis that required open heart surgery a few years ago. He was given a new aorta with ‘donor’ tissue (he tells his friends he is part zombie and will live forever LOL). This camp is his opportunity to just be a kid- he can be crazy, push the limits and try the activities that cause his heart to beat! It is safe at Camp Oki- they have nurses and a Cardiologist on site for the week. I am so grateful for every person that makes this week possible for Austin and hope he continues to attend.
For now, I miss him… I missed him within minutes of leaving him at camp. Only 5 more sleeps until I pick him up!
For now we can enjoy this layout! Created with Rustic fundamentals, peacock cardstock, 7-12 School compliments and the Flower Market cricut cartridge.
You may have already heard the news… that we have released another cricut cartridge! Crazy right?! I mean, how do we continue to find 700 different images and stay on trend and make it useful to card makers and scrapbookers AND offer all kinds of fun stuff with it! Well, despite all that we did it- the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge has arrived and it is awesome!
This layout uses the cartridge for our flower circlet and the title. I added some shimmer to the flower’s with our new shimmer brush (this thing is uber-awesome and is literally flying off the warehouse shelf!). Nice, clean and simple layout.
Flower market can be used for more than just flat flowers. The 3D flowers on it are also amazing (if you have seen the cover of our new Annual book – the bouquet was made with this cartridge). Here are some flowers that I cut and assembled. They were quick and easy. I added some sponging to the edges for effect and on the one flower you can see more Shimmer pen… I told ya- amazing!
Shimmer Pen magic up close… I just had too… it is likely the best thing in the new book and I cannot wait to show off some techniques with it!
Now here is a sneak peek for you card ladies. How cute is this bicycle and basic! This image is on the flower market cartridge AND the stamped sentiment is from the one (of three) stamp sets that come with the cartridge (as well you will receive a full pack of cardstock to use in making all your pretty projects). Other items used on the bike are Whimsy fundamentals and Sea Glass Glitter paper.
So- have you fallen in love yet??
I sure have! You can get all this great stuff on your own Flower Market cartridge by visiting my SHOP.
Happy November! A time of frosty windows and the beginning of our snow season (although if it holds off till December I would be okay with that too!) November starts to bring with it all the fun of the pre-holiday season: baking, decorating, time with family, traditions, expectation of the big reveal of christmas morning… I just love this part! For you, November will also herald a season to get back to scrapbooking and for me it means getting last Christmas scrapbooked BEFORE this Christmas!
Whatever our seasonal photos and memories, White Pines will be a paper that fits in perfectly! White Pines features a more traditional holiday colour palette with a hint of something a little different. The complements and assortment can add a fun flair to your pages or cards!
The below layout features the paper and complements as well as some of the Picture my Life cards (one for journaling and two accents that were cut out of other PML cards).
Christmas morning and only four photos??
I have hidden some extra photos of that morning behind others- using our AWESOME flip flaps (see below)
They are a great way to incorporate more photos but also add in photos that might not feature the best photography 🙂
You may not be aware of how cute and perfect our October stamp of the Month is for the upcoming Christmas season. If you are not check it out and make sure to get it before it is gone at the end of this month!!!
In this layout I used the stamp to create the lights at the top of my page (I then coloured them in with our shinhan markers).
Other product used in this layout: white pines paper, complements, fern twine and CTMH cricut artistry cartridge.
Here is the full stamp set (and yes it coordinates with out CTMH Artiste cricut cartridge.)
Fall has arrived and with fall comes the desire for deep, rich colours in shades of green, purples and blues. The perfect accent to all of the beautiful fall photos you are sure to take (or have taken for years) is our Sangria paper.
For me it was the perfect paper to scrapbook my photo of our new home- we have been here almost a full year but I just did not have the right paper or accessories to scrapbook this memory until now. I love how it turned out!
Fundamental Stickers: Enchantment
Purple Shimmer trim
Here are some other layouts featuring the Sangria paper
Welcome to the Brae-er team blog hop featuring some of the fabulous new arrivals we have had this month! If you have not seen these yet then you are missing out – they are soooooo good!
August saw the early release of some fabulous new products from our upcoming Annual Inspirations Book (out September 1st). So, what did I make with our new arrivals:
I made the most adorable layout featuring the most adorable little girl! In a few weeks this sweetheart turns 4 and the theme for this year’s party is ‘My little sunshine’- this layout was just the perfect piece to inspire more party decor! I used Zoe paper, accessories and complements as well as cuts from the CTMH Artistry and Artbooking cartridges with a mix of stamps to create my title!
What are the new arrivals you can purchase in my SHOP?
Cricut® Artistry Collection (Z3167)
My Reflections™ Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B)
Zoe Complements (X7197C)
Zoe Assortment (Z3082)
Coral Shimmer Trim (Z3088)
Enamel & Glitter Duos Green Triangles (Z3123)
Workshops on the Go® Zoe Scrapbooking Kit (G1096)
Framed – August Stamp of the Month (S1508)
Zoe Studio J® Kit
Zoe Studio J® Limited Edition Express Collection (Live until September 30, 2015)
Marker Roll-Up (Z3120) and Accessory Roll-Up (Z3121) as part of the August Get Organized Campaign
You will probably see a lot of these featured in our blog hop today! Now hop on over to Ashley’s blog to see what she has to share with you about the new product!
And if you get lost, here is our complete list of hoppers!
Welcome to the Cross Canada Blog Hop! This month we are featuring summer fun- that is easy to do when we have had such a great summer in my part of Canada.
For my summer fun project I decided to create a layout showing some of the fun we have been having. It is our first summer in our new home and we are lucky to live across the street from Lake Simcoe and have our very own neighborhood beach! It is sandy and shallow- the perfect beach and just steps from our door. Needless to say we spend a lot of time there.
To create my layout I used the Zoe paper, Zoe complements and Zoe accessories. I also added some images from the new Cricut Artistry cartridge (love it!) If you have not ordered some of this paper yet then you are missing out- I do think it is the belle of the ball when it comes to our new Annual book- super versatile and so pretty! You can place an order on my SHOP