Cross Canada Blog Hop... November!

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring how we Prepare for Christmas.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

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 do... by 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 My Creations with MichelleIf you came from Kirstin of Crafty in the Country then you are in the right place! 

Like many Close To My Heart Independent Consultants I prepare for Christmas by holding workshops helping others prepare for Christmas! If you are a regular reader of my blog you would have seen many of the cards that were made for my big Christmas Card Workshops and in a few weeks several of my crafty friends are going to be joining me for some Christmas inspired scrapbooking pages. I really like the layout featured in the White Pine Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go and recreated it with a few changes most notably is the paper, I used the white pine trees instead of the busier Christmas trees. I also stamped several acorns in chocolate ink and added them to the layout for extra contrast in the embellishments, highlighting them with clear sparkles. I also added several bitty sparkles to the Christmas tree for some extra bling.

Layout out #1 - Products used.  White Pines Workshop on the Go, Fern and Chocolate inkRed Enamel Gems, Clear Sparkles, all Cricut shapes are from the Cricut Artistry Collection

For my second layout I pulled out my trusty Make It from Your Heart Volume 1 choosing pattern 4 on page 12 to be my inspiration with a helpful cutting guide. The biggest challenge I have when creating pages like these is that I do not have the photo's taken yet and leaving blank spaces can be really hard. I had to keep reminding myself not to over embellish and fill in the blank spots as I am going to be adding photo's!

Layout #2, Products used. White Pines Paper, Kraft Paper which I embossed with the Bark embossing folder, Glacier cardstock, White Pines Compliments for Momma and Baby Deer, snowflakes, trees and gifts, Gold Bling Gems, Green Shimmer Trim, Gold Foil Tape and I decided to use Gold Twine from the Twinery (because I have a whole bunch of it and I really like how it looks on these Pages). Merry Christmas is from Cricut Artbooking Collection cut out on Kraft paper and the saying across the Glacier boxes is from the zip strip from the top of the paper.

I am the last stop on your trip across Canada but if you are still completing your trip you are now headed all the way over to Halifax to visit with Michelle of My Creations with Michelle.  

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be feature Where we create. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Happy Crafting!


  1. I am not a scrapbooker but I really like the layouts you created.

  2. Great layouts, Candra!! The wreath on the first layout is beautiful!

  3. Beautiful layouts! I especially love the second one. I would have a hard time making a layouts without photos, I always start with my photos and base my layouts around my photos :). Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. White Pines WOTG is so beautiful....I love the embossing you did on the second layout!

  5. Great layouts! Love how you embellished each one.

  6. Love how you personalized your workshop. Love the additional cuts .


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