Saturday, 31 January 2015

Brushed 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 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 Idea Book, hand picked by Nancy Klein.
If you came from Chelsey'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 decided to make a few sets of cards this month and am so happy with how they turned out.
I love this paper! The colours are gorgeous and are great for a Valentine's Day theme. I used Hollyhock and Cocoa Exclusive Inks for the stamping, and Gold Shimmer Trim and our bulk Sparkle Gems for some bling. Besides the Brushed B&T, I also used Juniper and Canary cardstock and the Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop stamp set.
I made two versions of this one and can't decide with I like better. I think they both look good!

The sentiment on this card was stamped in first generation over the images that were stamped in second generation. i love how it appears to be multi-dimensional! 

The Gold Shimmer Trim really made this card sparkle! I love all of our shimmer trims, but the gold is my favourite!

Here is the list of hoppers for this month:
1. Nancy Klein -
2. Chantal Pearson -
3. Linda Pekrul -
4. Kerry Hammel -
5. Heather Myers -
6. Justine Hovey -
7. Donna Thomson-Digby -
8. Terry Ann Diack -
9. Holly Young-Bowers -
10. Chelsey Vorosmarty -
11. Janet McCormick - (That's me!)
12. Kim Loewen -

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 Kim's blog. Happy hopping!!


  1. Beautiful colour combinations. I especially love the use of the shimmer trim!

  2. Very nice cards! Love how you layered the papers.

  3. Love how you used the Heartstrings stamp set with the Brushed paper. Great job.

  4. I love the blocking of the paper, such a fun technique!!

  5. Well, I'm not any help, because I can't decide which card I like better either. I thought the 1st one and then maybe the other one. Oh, Heck. They're both great.

  6. Love the cards and all the embellished treatments.

  7. Cute cards, I love background stamping!

  8. Fantastic job on these cards! I really love this paper pack!

  9. Great cards Janet! Thanks for sharing the versatility of this paper pack!

  10. Great cards, they really turned out great.