Saturday, 15 November 2014

November Cross Canada Blog Hop - Designer Creations

Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring Designer Creations and Decor. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.  For my customers, or if you do not have a consultant and see something you would like, you may order from my website or contact me

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 hop goes from east to west and I am the geographic start.  If you started elsewhere, then you came from Nancy's blog and you are in the right place!

I love the Designer Creations line as they provide great inexpensive packaging that coordinate perfectly with our other products.  As Christmas is coming up next month, I choose the Z2038 Designer Creations Ruby paper bags.  I wanted to create a card on the outside of the bag, with space inside to hold a gift made from our Base and Bling line.

I made the card from our new Cricut Artfully Sent collection .  I used the scene card on page 49 using Glacier and White Daisy cardstock, both cut at 5".  I also used the larger snowflake leftover from cutting the scene card on page 47 (also at 5").  I heat embossed the large snowflake with the versamark ink, Princess Gold embossing powder and the Craft Heater.  The top of the bag was embellished with the Gold Polka-Dot washi tape.

Inside is a pendant necklace made from our base and bling line.  To hold the necklace I used a 5"X4" of black cardstock and a 4"X3" piece a B&T paper from the Yuletide Carol Paper Packet.  I used the corner rounder on the black cardstock and placed slits to hold the necklace.  The remainder of the chain was contained with extra washi tape on the back.

The pendant necklace was made with Z1954 Faux Antiqued Gold Chain, Z1963 Faux Antiqued Gold Square Pendant, Z1967 Square Glass Cover, Z1959 Storyteller Charms and and Z1973 Storyteller Style sheet.  The glass cover was attached with Z679 Liquid Glass.

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of My Creations with Michelle.  If you get lost along the way, Michelle also has the complete blog list. 

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 D├ęcor for Christmas. So mark December 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Team Brae-er November Blog Hop - Workshop Wonders

Welcome to our November Team Brae-er Blog Hop. Each stop on our hop will show artwork featuring Workshop Ideas.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact your local consultant to place an order.  For my customers, or if you do not have a consultant and see something you would like, you may order from my website or contact me. 
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Sheri at the Sheri Says Just Scrap It.  If you came from Tamara at Mara's Journey then you are in the right place!
Gift cards and gift certificates have become very popular for Christmas. birthday and teacher gifts.  But they tend to look boring and not very personal.  I have been creating different and unique ways to package gifts certificates and to offer them as a fun workshop for my customers.  I've seen the coffee cup gift card holders on pinterest and YouTube. These are  perfect for a gift card from your recipients favourite coffee house.  This one was inspired by my CTMH sisters Dawn Montagano and Chantal Pearson.

Some of my customers would prefer to give a gift card to their children's teachers for their favourite smoothie bar.  So I created this alternative:
And finally, I also sell premium loose leaf tea and designed this to hold a gift certificate for the recipients choice of tea.  This could be given with an infuser or other small items.

Stamp Sets:

B1404 Cup of Cheer
B1467 You Mean the World To Me
  • B1404 Cup of Cheer
  • B1467 You Mean the World To Me
  • S1307 Sweet Life (retired)
  • Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
  • Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder
  • Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
  • Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
  • 1272 Cranberry Cardstock
  • X5763 Smoothie Cardstock
  • 1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
  • X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
  • X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
  • 1301 Bamboo Cardstock
  • 1386 Black Cardstock
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • 1388 Colonial White Cardstock
  • Desert Sand Textured Cardstock (retired)
  • Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
  • Z2440 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Carmine
  • Z2450 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Cherry Pink 
  • Z2454 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Leaf Green
  • Z2456 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Mahogany
  • Z2459 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Pastel Green
  • Z2461 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Peacock Green
  • Z2463 Shin Touch Twin Marker - Sap Green
Your next stop on the Team Brae-er Hop is Heather from Heather's Paper Playroom. If you get lost along the way, you can head to Sheri's blog at Sheri Says Just Scrap It, as she has a complete blog list.
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope you enjoyed seeing our workshop ideas and that we inspired fellow consultants with new ideas for their workshops.  For our customers, we hope this encourages you to create on your own or join a workshop with your local consultant.