Cross Canada Blog Hop - July!

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Masculine themed artwork. 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 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 Michelle. If you came from Michelle of The Right Hughes then you are in the right place!
I printed these photos of my son a very long time ago and finally! found the inspiration to scrap them. I can honestly say I love these photos, it was way back in 2010 when my son first got his glasses and was literally re-discovering the world.The tree paper from the (so thankfully masculine!) Jack Paper Collection was a perfect choice for this layout and I used Sweet Leaf cardstock as my base to pull out the bright green on my son's boots and the background of the photos. I went a little old school and decided to heavily sand the cardstock giving it a much loved distressed look. Initially, I was going to use the Jack Compliments but switch to the My Boy Complements (which I just found out are sold out and now retired!) as I found the Kraft/Black accents really brought this project together. I then added a small Kraft cardstock mat to all my pictures to add more dimension and cohesion.
I felt the project still needed "something" and decided to add the stitching use black DMC thread and my CTMH Ruler and Stitch Guide (if you really want to show a project some love spend an hour or two sewing it!) I then further embellished my project using the silver and green dots from the Sugar Rush Collection (retired) and a few Gold Glitter Gems. This is the first layout that I have created from "scratch" in a very long time and I am very pleased with the results.
I am the last stop on your trip across Canada but if you have just begun this hop you are now going all the way back across Canada to start at the beginning with Michelle at 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 featuring Projects inspired by the New Products from the New 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations. So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.
Happy Crafting!


  1. Wowzers! That is a SUPER CUTE layout ~ And the little Boy is Adorable!!! Great job!

  2. oh my! First I love how you used the sweetleaf, gives it a whole different feel and then stitching!! Sooo much work and it looks amazing!

  3. I love this! It's a beautiful layout.

  4. Perfect LO for your adorable son ....and brings to mind the absolute Wonder when I put on my 1st pair of glasses many many years ago...couldn't believe I could see individual leaves on the trees! Not easy to do a LO totally from scratch...well done!

    1. This layout belongs in a magazine! Seriously, you should submit it. Wonderful photos, design and choice of embellishments. The sewing is a labour of love, but so worth it.


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