Saturday, October 31, 2015

November's White Pines HWBH

Welcome to the Hearts of the West Team Blog Hop!

If this is the first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to My Heart Consultants from all across Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.

This months challenge is the White Pines paper pack brought to you by the new Holiday Expressions.

If you came from Donna's blog you're in the right place. This is a go around blog so you can start anywhere. Just in case, the full list is at the bottom of this post. Grab a beverage and enjoy the hop!

As with most of the Christmas paper packs, I love love the design and colors of this one. There are many Complements to use in all your projects and the Assortment has very cute buttons as well.

My first project is the Base and Bling faux silver circle pendants with the snowflake, jingle bell and red beads. Instead of using the holiday style sheet I used the white pines paper and punched out a 1" circle that fits perfectly. These will make a great gift for Christmas.

My next project is cards. The first one I used a white daisy base. I used cranberry ink and used a brayer on white daisy cardstock. Need a little practice in the brayering department. When it was dry I used the edge distresser around all the sides. I opened up one corner so I could add a little complement . I used the white pines complements for all the other embellishmnets as well as 3 red enamel gems to finish it off. I popped 2 of the flowers up with 3D foam tape to give it some dimension.

The second one I used a white daisy base, glacier cardstock and the white pines paper pack. I used white pines complements, silver shimmer trim and red enamel gems. The sentiment is from Festive trees hostess rewards stamp set(ask me how you can receive this very nice stamp set)

My final project is a two page layout. I used the chocolate cardstock as my base. with the white pines paper pack for coordinating colors. I used many of the Complements to embellish the pages and some white daisy cardstock as frames for some of the pictures. I used the White Pines scrapbooking stamp set and a retired CTMH cranberry marker to make the berries stand out on the " In the Air there's a feeling of Christmas" stamp. I had to fussy cut this stamp as I have not received my Artistry cricut cartridge yet. The Christmas Eve 2014 letters were cut out from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge in cranberry. I also used Fern ink for the stamps. My layout is quite busy with the crazy Christmas sweaters but I like it.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and hopefully it will give you some inspiration.

Your next stop is -Kim Loewen -

Nancy Klein -

Donna Digby -

Corinna Murphy -

Kim Loewen -

Sonia Parent St Jean -

Kerry Hammel -

Janet McCormick -

Thanks so much for joining us and come back next month to see more creative ideas.

Have a great day!