Friday, September 15, 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop ~ Holiday Expressions

Welcome to our September Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017 Holiday Expressions Catalog. 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. If you came from Sheena of Kanata Newf ~ Time well Wasted then you are in the right place!
First I want to Thank Anne Patterson for sharing your pattern for making these little houses off the cover of our Holiday Inspiration book...

I created these super CUTE Halloween houses...








 What fun to create ~
Products used:


I also used several cuts from the following Cricut cartridges:
Cricut Philosophy Collection (Retired)
Cricut Artiste Collection (retired)
Cricut Artistry Collection

You could also use Cats & Bats Complements for embellishing the houses.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~
BE sure to comment what you think of these cute lil Halloween hosues!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, as she has the complete blog list.

Keep on Creating with Paper
Diana
aka Farmer Di

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cross Canada Blog Hop ~ New Product

Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring artwork created from products found in the 2017-2018 Annual Inspirations Catalog. 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 My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Sheena of Kanata Newf Papercrafts then you are in the right place!
With the release of the new idea book I am going to show case some of my favorite new products... and there are so so many ~ 
Here are a couple of cards I have created using paper from my favorite Paper packs ~ 




I just love the colors in this card ~ and that pretty Rose paper is to die for!
(I did use a retired stamp set as my 'Beautiful You' stamp set has not yet arrived ~ love the layering stamps)
























Adventure Fundamentals

Beautiful card
Scrapbook layouts ~ using the Basic Fundamentals paper pack ~ LOVE!
oh, And a little bit of glitter with Bashful glitter paper!


Basic Fundamentals

  I have also done a set of layout pages for an upcoming scrapbook workshop.
 My inspiration came from a recent crop & page layout recipes from 
Make it From the Heart Vol #3 ~ 



I have my pages for this book set up in the new Color of the year Everyday Life album in Bashful
 

What do you think of the newest color Bashful? I am in LOVE! 

 It is such a Diana color for sure!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Arlene of Arlene's Creative Space.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, My Creations with Michelle as she has the complete blog list.

Keep on playing with Paper
Diana


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cross Canada Hop ~ Masculine Project

Welcome to our July Blog Hop featuring Masculine themed artwork. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact me 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 If you came from Nicky of Simply Artisitic then you are in the right place!

I have used Jack for this layout ~ specifically the Picture My Life cards & Pocket Pages to show off my Grand Children & Great Grand children...







Supplies Used are:
Pocket Pages (design 3 & design 4)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of The Right Hugh.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog, as she 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 Projects inspired from the New Products from the New Annual Inspirations Catalog. So mark August 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Keep on Playing with Paper!

Diana

Prickly Pear BlogHop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop!
We will be showcasing items from our Prickly Pear Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants.

If you are visiting from Lara's Blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the CTMH Blog Challenge and Support Group Blog Hop Guidelines beginning with our hostess Carol.
I have created a cute card for this Hop



 I used the following products:
Cards & envelopes Colonial white
Prickly pear paper
Whimsy Fundamental paper (not available)
Aqua Shimmer trim
The sentiment is from a past Stamp of The Month
Check out the Stamp of the Month for July~ Super cute!
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment so I know you visited
~ Let me know what you think of my creation!

Next stop on the hop ~ go check out Elly’s blog.
Keep on Playing with Paper!

Diana Saunders

Saturday, June 17, 2017

No Worries Blog Hop

Welcome to our No Worries Blog Hop! Image may contain: text
We will be showcasing items from our new Seasonal Expressions II catalog with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants.
If you are visiting from Elly’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the CTMH Blog Challenge and Support Group Blog Hop Guidelines beginning with our hostess Carol.
I have created a card this time for the hop ~ A card for someone that is off on a new adventure ~ New Job, New Town, New Career!
I used the paper from No Worries, an embossing folder for the base card stock, and the No Worries Cardmaking stamp + Thin Cuts
~ Be sure to Comment so I know you popped by ~
Next check out Erica's blog.

Thanks for stopping by
Keep on Creating with Paper
Diana

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cross Canada June Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Blog Hop featuring artwork where we've used our stash mixed with new products. 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 My Creations with Michelle. If you came from Sheena of Kanata Newf Paper Crafts then you are in the right place!
Here I have created a Shaker card.




I used a past paper pack and Satin ribbon for the 'OLD' portion that I really liked and for the 'NEW' I used the Stars Thin Cut as well as the stamp set Wise Guy Birthday (this is available in English, French as well as Spanish) and 3 x 3 Memory Protector Flip Flaps ~ all from the current Annual Inspirations.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Michelle of The Right Hugh.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog, as she 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 the Masculine projects. So mark July 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.

Keep on Playing with Paper
Diana

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cross Canada Hop ~ No Worries

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our favorite New Paper Collections.
We have 4 new amazing and fun paper collections in the Current Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog.
We have an amazing group of talented ladies all across Canada, and they sure would love to hear from you, so before hopping onto the next person, take a moment and leave a comment about what you loved.
If you've arrived from Sheena of Kanata Newf Papercrafts then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, and continue from East Coast to West Coast, you can start here Michelle
My Favorite Paper in this Seasonal Expression 2 is "No Worries" so I created a couple cards that we are using in our group swap using it.



Supplies used:
No Worries Paper Pack
Cupcake Stamp set & ThinCuts
No Worries Cardmaking Stamp set & ThinCuts
Bamboo Ink
Lagoon Ink
ShinHan Markers
Circles using a 2"punch (non CTMH)

To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae of The Brae-er.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's Blog, as she 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 creations using up our stash while using new products. So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.