Thursday, 30 April 2015

Wanderful Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!
If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my Heart Consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.
This month's challenge is based on the Brushed paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked by Nancy Klein.
If you came from Terry Ann's blog then you're in the right place, but since this is a circular blog hop, you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, or water, relax, and hop around the team with us.
I love the Wanderful paper pack! It is perfect for our trip to Mexico this past Christmas. My layout is the Additional Artwork from the Wanderful WOTG, I wasn't sure at first, but the colours are perfect! I made a few of my own changes to the layout (added banners and didn't stamp the airplanes on the Gypsy strips) and am really happy with it.

Instead of setting the banners side by side and slightly overlapping, I decided to layer them all! I love the way it looks. 

The main WOTG layout uses a LOT of Cricut cuts, one of them being the circles overlay which is cut twice using two different papers and two sizes. The overlay cut from B&T is smaller and the centers of the circles are used in the larger overlay. I had the two circle overlays cut with the B&T left and was just going to put them in my ever-growing scrap bin, but decided instead to cut one in half and use it on a card! I stamped the flowers and butterflies from Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627) and A Flowering Bunch (S1306) on Colonial White cardstock using Gypsy, Honey, and Pear Exclusive Inks and punched them out with my 1" circle punch (Martha Stewart, not CTMH...). The sentiment is from my favourite stamp set, For Every Occasion (D1187) and is stamped in Black and the banner is distressed with Honey. 

I was going to leave the flowers plain but they really needed some bling. Thank you, CTMH, for our bulk Sparkle Gems! This is something else I use a lot of!

That's it for me! Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment. Your next stop is Kerry's blog. Happy hopping!!

And our hoppers are:
8. Janet McCormick - You are here!


  1. Janet, I see a few things that I haven't done before that will definitely be added to my "try it out really soon" list. Thanks for the inspiration! I keep forgetting that I have that new arrow washi tape and it's just great - really adds a nice element to every layout that I see it on! Using the leftover circles on a card is brilliant! I love that you can see just a bit of the gypsy cardstock as a sort of border or rim. It's perfect!!

    1. Thanks, Valerie! I am really happy with this card and will be making a few more to bring to Convention for swapping. And yes, the arrow washi tape is great! It sort of adds directionality.

  2. Great projects! Love how you layered the banners and did the circles on your card.

  3. Very nice. Love the circles on the card. Love the banners and the shimmer trim on them.

  4. Perfect pictures for such a fun layout! Your cards are such a fun match.

  5. Pages and cards a very nice. I like the extra bling on the pages.