Saturday, 21 June 2014

Zippidee-Do-Da! - June Use Your Stash Blog Hop

Zippidee-do-da, zippidee-ay! My oh my, what a wonderful day! Plenty of sunshine heading my way. Zippidee-do-da, zippidee-ay!

I love the zip strips that come on our gorgeous B&T papers! They are perfect for adding a little extra something to a layout or card, but I hate to use them up! So I have a ton of zip strips stashed away so it is time to bite the bullet and use them.

If you arrived here from Adeline's blog, then you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just return to Adeline's page where you will find the complete list of hoppers! As you go, please leave comments as we love to get your feedback! So on with the artwork!

I needed a card for a wedding shower in May and this is what I came up with. The zip strips are from the Sonoma B&T paper - one of my favourites! I love the combination of the Smokey Plum, Olive and Cocoa, and the sentiments on the strips are so appropriate for a wedding or a bridal shower. The strips are all adhered to another piece of cardstock which is then adhered to the card base.

I added the strip of Silver Glimmer Trim because it really needed a bit of bling. The hearts are from the Dimensional Elements Hearts which is retired. I stamped the large heart with the square doily from one of the Artbooking stamp set in second generation , then stamped Love by masking the "ly" on the Lovely.

The two small hearts were distressed with Smokey Plum ink and the top one is popped up with some foam tape. Last, I wanted to add a couple of the Sparkles Gems on the small hearts.

The image on the inside is from the Banner Wishes (B1438) stamp set and stamped in Cocoa.

That's my contribution for this month. Next on the hop is Wendy's blog, so please hop on over for some more beautiful artwork!

If you would like more information about any of the items used in the projects on this hop, please contact your local Close to my Heart consultant.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Fancy Folds - June Cross Canada Blog Hop

It's June already! Where is the year going? 10 days from now, we will be whooping it up at convention and having a fantastic time at Disneyland! The Cross Canada Blog Hop this month focuses on fancy folds - cards, layouts, whatever!

If you got here from Terry's blog, you are on the right track, but if you get lost along the way, just head on back to Michelle's blog in Nova Scotia where you will find the list of hoppers for this month.

There are so many fancy fold cards on Pinterest and You Tube, and I selected to make a easel card as well as a waterfall card.
For the easel card, I used Colonial White cardstock for the base and the easel, then added a a piece of Balloon Ride B&T. The Complements are from the Clementine and Balloon Ride sets!

Hard to believe there is no stamping on this card! Both sentiments are from the Clementine and Balloon Ride Complements. Cool, huh? I popped up the chipboard Compliment with some foam tape.

To add some bling, I added a few Bitty Sparkles and some 8mm Sparkles.The Complement on the inside of the card holds the card open.
The waterfall card starts with a 5.5" X 4.25" White Daisy card base. The rest of the paper is from the Balloon Ride paper pack. The June SOTM worked great for this card! I stamped a few of the smaller images in Sorbet, Sky, Juniper and Sunflower on the White Daisy squares. 

Thank You was stamped in Cocoa. Not sure if I should colour it or leave it as is. I added the copper brads to hold it all together and a small piece of bakers twine for the puller. Some Silver Glitter Gel and Bitty Sparkles and it is done!

If you would like more information about anything shown in the blog, please consult your local Close to my Heart consultant.

I am the last stop on the Cross Canada hop, but you can keep going, or start again, with Michelle in Nova Scotia!