Friday, 15 February 2013

Cross Canada Blog Hop - February

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring a 2 page layout. This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts. 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 Stewart at If you came from Terry Anne Diack's blog then you are in the right place! 

You will likely have seen these photos last month in the Cross Canada hop where I made the Display Tray. I wanted to have a layout with them as well, so here they are again! I once again used La Belle Vie, pigment inks, and Sparkles Flourish Black. The letters (You & Me) were cut with the Cricut Artiste and then stamped with Smokey Plum pigment ink and the Key to my Heart stamp set. The hearts on the left page are stamped in first, second, third and fourth generation using Smokey Plum again.
Materials used:

La Belle Vie paper pack
Sparkle Flourish Black
Key to my Heart Stamp set
Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink
Cricut Artiste cartridge
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Kathy Skipper of It's a Girl Thing. If you get lost along the way, you can head back to Michelle's blog,, 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 scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring our new 5x7 Hinged Display Tray.

If you are interested in the products used in this blog, please visit my website at and send me an email, or phone me! I would love to come to your home and show you how you can make your paper crafting faster, simpler and easier with Close to my Heart!


  1. Janet, your layout turned out fabulous. I love it, great job!

  2. Your layout came together nicely. Great job!

  3. First off ... LOVE the name of your blog! Lovely work with LaBelle Vie ... I think that paper will be missed by many of us. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!
    P.S. The Rose Blossoms are hosting a hop on the other side of the border if you care to check us out!

  4. Beautiful layout. I loved the colours you used and the stamping effect. Really pops without being obvious.

  5. Lovely layout! It really complements your display tray from last month. Happy crafting!