Sunday, August 31, 2014

September's Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to September's Hearts of the West Blog Hop!! I hope you have been enjoying all the fabulous creations!!!

This months challenge is the Pathfinding paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked by Nancy Klein who is the team leader of Hearts of the West.

If you came from Terry Ann Diak's blog, then you're in the right place.  However, this is a circular hop, so there is no "right" place to start!!  So grab your drink of choice, and hop along with us!!

I almost didn't participate this month.  I had the paper pack, but didn't have any mojo.  So I pulled out my sketch books, and started browsing the new Annual Inspirations book for ideas.  After a couple of hours, I had 3 cards.

For this one I used C1473 Remarkable Wreath.  The wreath is stamped in chocolate ink, and the leaves are stamped in Autumn Terracotta, then rock 'n rolled in Barn Red.

I'm not too sure that I like this one.  The acorn is from the wooden arbour shapes (retired), and I was trying to colour and shade it.  Maybe I should have left it plain.  I also used sequins and C1504 Fall Harvest for the sentiment.

For this card I used C1573 Do Your Best stamp.  I did tone on tone stamping for the background on the olive cardstock.

So there are my creations for this month, I hope you liked them!!  Next on the hop is Sonia St Jean.

And as always, we love your comments!!  Also don't forget to contact your consultant to get your hands on any of the fabulous products you see!!

Thanks for looking!!  ☺

The line up:

Friday, August 1, 2014

August Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Heart of the West Blog Hop!!  I hope you have been enjoying this hop!!  We have some very talented people, and a great color palette to work with this month!!

If you have come from Donna Thomson-Digby's blog, then you're in the right place!!  Don't worry if you get "lost", this is a circular hop, so you can join in anywhere!

For this month, I made 2 cards.  My first card uses the masking tape technique, that a fellow CTMH sister shared, and I really wanted to try it!!

I used whisper, sky and sorbet for the background, and stamped my image with outdoor denim and pear.  The stamp is from SU, and I used grey wool twine from CTMH.

My second card I really wanted to try the "smack down" technique, but I just wasn't satisfied with the way it was turning out so I went a whole other way.

The stamp I used was a hostess stamp, and is no longer available.  So cute though!!  :)  So there you have it, those are my projects for this month.

Your next stop is: Holly Young-Bowers's blog.  I hope you are enjoying this hop, and I hope you are able to join us next month as well!!  Below is a list of everyone participating this month.

1. Nancy Klein's
2. Chantal Pearson's
3. Donna Thomson-Digby's
4. Freya Hall Dunbar's   *you are here*
5. Holly Young-Bowers's
6. Linda Pekrul's
7. Jackie Vandaele's
8. Chelsey Vorosmarty's
9. Sonia Parent St Jean's
10. Terry Ann Diack's
11. Julie Kerr's

Thanks for hopping with us!!  Don't forget to tell us what you think!!  And as always, if you are interested in any of the projects posted, becoming a consultant, or purchasing CTMH projects, make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to find out more!!

Thanks for looking!  ☺