Cross Canada Hop, February 2019

Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring artwork created using the I Heart Us collection.  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 Creations With Michelle.  If you came from Kristine of life documented, then you are in the right place!

The I Heart Us collection really showcases how bright and bold Close To My Hearts colours can be and for my project I decided I wanted to recreate the beautiful 1-page layout that is found in the new I Heart Us Deluxe Scrapbooking Workshop.  It is also known as "Project 4," and I just loved how the woven pattern created so much texture in an otherwise very clean and simple layout. 
For my project, I followed the directions, and I started by mixing light blue watercolour paint with several drops from the Mint Shimmer Brush.  Do be careful when painting on regular cardstock as it will "warp" your paper a bit as it dries if you overdo it. The next step was the hardest... deciding which colours strips I wanted to put where. Once this was settled the actually putting together of the layout took very little time and the weaving was fun once I got over the stress of getting them spaced out evenly! Then onto embellishment, I started by cutting out my sentiment (love that the paper packets now feature cut apart pieces) and I originally had planned on adding more bits as well as a few sequins, but the layout really didn't need it. Clean and Simple wins the day!

As I am the last stop on your trip across Canada, your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is back 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 as seen along the way.  We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring the So Much Happy collection.  So mark March 10th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love how you added watercolor to the background

  2. Great layout, I love that weaving idea with the bright colours, just super! The touch of water colour is awesome!

  3. OMG I just love this. I kept wondering how you created those stripes so perfectly w/water color and then it dawned on me that it is part of our bulk paper, duh! The look is fantastic and beautiful!!


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