Sunday, September 15, 2013

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring some wonderful hand-drawn stamps created by our founder and fearless leader, Jeanette Lynton.  Thirty years ago, Jeanette started drawing and creating her own stamps right in her kitchen.  Today, this amazing company has grown and this season, we are going back to our roots and celebrating by bringing back some of Jeanette's original designs.  They are cute, cuddly and great for colouring!  So join us as my fellow Canadian CTMH consultants show you what you can do with them

ABOUT THE HOP
  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from the amazing Arlene's "Creative Space" blog, then you are going in the right direction!
  • And if you want to follow us from coast to coast, then please start at the beginning with Michelle S.’s "My Creations with Michelle" blog.  The complete blog list is also found here if you get lost along the way. 

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MY PROJECT:

This month's challenge really got my juices flowing and I have a couple of different sets of cards to show you.  I'm also new on Pinterest (check out my boards here) so I found some great inspiration for layouts there.

My first cards are my favourite.  


Ever since I saw the dolly in "Stitched with Love", I could NOT picture her being used straight on.  I always thought about her peeking in from the side, or the bottom, or over top of a sentiment.  I love how they look warm and vibrant with the Laughing Lola papers, and this layout worked perfectly.






My second cards lived in my brain for quite a while.  I wanted to keep them simple and heartfelt.

 

Using score lines as part of the card is one of my favourite techniques.  And the little quilted squares really pop with this simple layout.  The card on the left uses Autumn Terracotta ink and Slate cardstock.  The righthand card uses Twilight and Ruby ink, with Chantilly B&T.

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KEEP HOPPING & LEAVE COMMENTS, PLEASE!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the clever Carol's "Crafty Carol's Place" blog.

Please 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.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again on October 15 when we will be featuring amazing talents and creativity using our new "Base & Bling" line.

11 comments:

  1. Great cards, I love how you have Dolly like she is peaking around a corner. All the cards are fantastic. Great job.

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  2. Really cute cards Sheri - I agree with the "peeking" image. Fun to tilt!!!

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  3. Great cards. I love seeing new ways to use a stamp set.

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  4. Very nice cards. Love the peeking out idea! Thanks for the idea of using score lines for effect.

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  5. She looks so cute peaking around the corner. Great idea.

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  6. What a cute card and great positioning. I almost used the same paper as it is such a fun paper line.

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  7. Placing the little lady at a tilt is so cute & exactly how I think she's suppose to be

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  8. Love the way you used the stamp set - thanks for sharing!

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  9. haha thats is a fun card. the peeking is pretty cute.

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  10. beautiful cards, love the clean and simple, and the peeking doll.

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  11. very very nice, I love the elegant crisp cards..it's a refreshing change from colouring and always nice to see diversity.

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