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 at  If you came from Nancy Klein's blog then you are in the right place!

I was going to create this layout using the "Scholastic Papers" but while I was searching for it my horde collection of papers I came across my stash of "Typeset" (now retired) and just loved how the colours just worked so well with my son's preschool photos!  So now not only is it a 2 page layout but a "scrap your stash!"

I decided to keep the layout "clean" in that I didn't distress/sand/ink all the papers and resisted the urge to bling it up!  I love how the Creme Brulee cardstock along with juniper, bamboo and vineyard berry really bring out all the colours in the photo's. This years picture hasn't been taken yet but I know it will fit nicely into the layout once it arrives.

For the embellishments on this layout I used the Typeset My Reflections Complements Canvas Adhesive Sheets for the adorable little stars, the "a & r cards" and the vineyard berry chevron along the bottom of the pages.  I love how Close To My Heart always creates perfect complements and accessories for every paper packet!  A new product that I used on this layout was the Color-Ready Noted Canvas Shapes, I was hesitant to stamp the numbers on the little banners at first... (stamping on canvas! what if I mess up?!?!) but they took the ink beautifully.  Stamps sets I used in this layout are Token Alphabet for the Title, Capture the Date (which was last November's Stamp of the Month) for the numbers and  Hodgepodge Alphabet (now retired) for the names of the preschools.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of Twirl 'n Time  If you get lost along the way, you can head 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.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Great layout, and i am really not a fan of that paper, but you might have changed my mind! :-)

  2. Love this layout ... consider it lifted! Love how you used the embellies, and most especailly the Hodgepodge Alpha ... I'll have to dig mine out!
    Thanks for the inspiration and a nice little Canadian stop on the hop!
    P.S. The Rose Blossoms are hosting a hop on the other side of the border if you care to check us out!

  3. this is great! another use of the fun paper!

  4. This is a fantastic layout, I just love the colours and the versatility using multiple CTMH products.

  5. Great layout and great way to document the whole class with the school photos.


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