Friday, December 20, 2013

Know your crowd . . .

I find that in papercrafting classes, much like comedy, its important to know your crowd!
 
Today was the last day of school before Christmas break, pajama day and it snowed for the first time this winter!  A Trifecta!  It was also Christmas craft day in the Kindergarten.

If you read my last post you will know that I planned to make Christmas Crackers with the kids.  Clearly - I didn't know my crowd.

So I had all the paper cut (I used bulk Sparkle & Shine and Bulk Frosted) all the sook wang applied, I had cut several wintery & Christmassy shapes with our CTMH Cricut Cartridges and then pre glued then using my Zyron Sticker makers (Love these BTW and need a wider size, like 5"??)  All the kids had to do was roll a 6"x12" piece of Cardstock into a tube, crinkle the ends, fill, tie and decorate.  I wound up doing all the tube rolling, all the pucker pinching and most of the ribbon tying.  However, we wound up with 19 Students eager to take these goodies home and pull the snaps!  But the finished products looked nothing like what I had imagined.  I'm a control freak.  However, none of the kids seemed to notice and all seemed quite delighted with their finished work.  So, I guess that's all that really counts.

This week has been so busy with Christmas activities, add a few unexpected emergencies (My husband, getting over Bronchitis, coughed while driving to work and he passed out - taking out 3 other cars.  Everyone is okay, no major injuries thank GOD, but at least 2 of the four vehicles were totalled - my husbands brand new Pick-up truck included.  Now he can't drive until the cough is totally gone,  Can't risk that again)... Anyway . . .I had planned to make Reindeer Nose treats for my sons classmates as Christmas gifts . . but ran out of time.  At 11:30pm last night I chose bed.  I stand by my decision.

On the bright side my son has a hockey team of 20 players . . . so tonight we sat down and made these together:


 
We used mostly CTMH product . . . with the exception of the googly eyes and the treats of course.
 
First I perused the cartridges to see what shapes I could use for the Reindeer head.  I chose the Owl from the Artiste Cartridge and the Antlers are actually snowflakes from the Artbooking cartridge.  Each snowflake did 3 reindeer.
I made the noses by taping two rows of our red glitter tape and stick to a left over backing from the chalkboard sheets.  These are great, because with normal cutting, the backing doesn't get cut, just the glitter tape.  So you can see a small line across most of the noses - this is why, its actually two pieces.  The nose size I made was 3/4".  I could have gone smaller, or bigger by added a row of tape, but liked this size. 
 
I used one of our discontinued journaling pens (please give us a replacement for journaling CTMH) to draw different smiles on each one.   Ryan glued all the eyeballs on, can you tell? 
I then stuck these all to the scalloped square card on the Art Philosophy cartridge.   Its had to tell from my terrible pic, but I used the bulk Frosted paper for this, its the neutral coloured snowflake side.  On the back is a sticker that says "Reindeer Noses", Merry Christmas from Ryan.
 
This was a far more appropriate craft level for a kindergartener.  He glued the eyes using glue dots, and he glued the heads to the card with a glue stick.  I then had him do the stickers on the back.  We were able to work side by side for over an hour doing these, with him staying on track with what I was doing.  Cutting, drawing, filling bags, stapling closed.  Ryan had so much fun, he was talking to the reindeer and playing with them as he worked. 
 
As the mom of three boys - craft time with my kids is not a regular occurrence.  Nice to be able to make something simple, homemade and far from perfect but made by a Kid.  I'm sure his team mates will agree!
 
Maybe next year I'll get smart and have the kids make these instead of crackers?
 
Merry Christmas Papercrafting Friends!
 
 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dec. 2013 CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop

Welcome to our December Blog Hop featuring creations  that we plan to give as gifts this Christmas.  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 Stewart at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/2013/12/christmas-gifts-blog-hop.html  If you came from Nancy Klein of http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2013/12/december-cross-canada-blog-hop-gift.html  then you are in the right place!

 At Christmas I love being able to create a few handmade gifts with just a few supplies.
 Here are two that I've been working on:


First: Christmas Countdown

Close to My Heart Products used: 1 Sheet Sparkle & Shine Paper ($9.95 / paper pack),  1 Sheet Chalkboard Paper ($4.95/ sheet), Chalk Pen ($2.95), Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape ($14.95 for 3 rolls), Glitter Tape ($4.95 / roll), Clear Sparkles ($2.95/ 108 piece set), Ruby Mini Medley Accents ($5.95/set), Embossing Stylus (this item is now disc, but a bone folder or ball point pen would work as well).
Plus: A 9"x12" canvas dollar store frame, edges painted with black acrylic paint and a "borrowed" piece of chalk from my son.
 
I have a chalkboard Art addiction.  I know I've discussed it on here before.  I love it!  And, creating a project like this is super easy with CTMH 12" x 12" Chalkboard sheets.  I simply create the basic design as a "word" document and print it.  I then trace over the text onto the chalkboard paper using the stylus, pressing hard.  You then go over the embossing on the Chalkboard paper with the chalk pen.  You tracing disappears and the whole thing looks hand done.  Then you can add a few hand drawn embellishments as you like.
 
I Matted this chalkboard sheet on Spark & Shine paper (had a tough time deciding which design as they are all so lovely).  Then I used washi tape and the bakers twine in the "Ruby Mini Medley" pack to create the banner.  I used the laundry clips to secure the banner ends.
 
Each snowflake has a sparkle in the middle.
 
All you have to do is erase the # each day and re write with real chalk.  Everything else is permanent so you don't have to worry about wiping away.


Second: Christmas Cracker

Close to My Heart products used:  Sparkle & Shine Paper ($9.95 / pack), Santa Claus Stamp set ($13.95, Black Glitter paper ($5.95/ 3 sheets), embossing stylus, Glue dots and disc. Black fishnet ribbon.
 
Non- CTMH: Snaps - Michaels, Various little gifts, joke and tissue hat
 
I love making Christmas Crackers - I make them with the kids and they love the "poppers" (I start looking for .as soon as Michaels puts out their Christmas as they always sell out, I usually buy several packs as they are only $2.95/ dozen).
 
Start with a 6"x12" piece of paper, using the embossing stylus, create a fold line 3.5" in from each short end.   Before rolling up, I attached the Ruby cardstock that I overstamped with the "Ho, Ho, Ho" in Ruby ink.  Then I rolled the paper up, securing the long edge with Sook Wang (or other really sticky tape).  Feed the "snap" through the tube and secure at one end with a glue dot.  using the embossed fold line as a guide, crunch the paper in and gather tightly, secure one end with ribbon.  Fill the cavity in the middle with goodies and then secure the other side with ribbon.   Now you may add any embellishment you like.
 
I am making these with my Sons kindergarten class next week.  Super easy and fun for the kids!
 
Thanks for taking the time to look at my projects.  I love your feedback!
 
Merry Christmas! 
 
Karen

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Candra Holmes of http://www.paperdragonfleur.ca/2013/12/cross-canada-blog-hop-december.html

 If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart's Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/2013/12/christmas-gifts-blog-hop.html, as she has the complete blog list.

Michelle ~mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca
  • Carol ~ craftycarol55.blogspot.ca
  • Cheryl ~ scrappercheryl.blogspot.ca
  • Brandy ~ canadianscrappers.blogspot.ca
  • Janet ~ worksofheart2011.blogspot.ca
  • Kathy ~ Kathy-itsagirlthing.blogspot.ca
  • Chantal ~ itsahootpapercrafts.blogspot.ca
  • Nancy ~  http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2013/12/december-cross-canada-blog-hop-gift.html
  • Karen ~ clearyprecious.blogspot.ca
  • Candra ~ http://www.paperdragonfleur.ca/2013/12/cross-canada-blog-hop-december.html


  • 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. Join us again in the New Year when we will be featuring some of the products that will be retiring, so if you see anything you would like to create, this could be your last opportunity to purchase them.  We hope you will join us again on January 15th, 2014.

    Saturday, November 23, 2013

    November Hostess Club Card Class

    Merry Christmas...

    I love this time of year when I can go glitter crazy with Christmas card ideas.  I also love that there are lots of Crops where I can teach Make n Takes and my hostess group so I can fully explore all the great card Ideas I've pinned away and been dream up over the year.

    It's always so hard for me to narrow down which ideas to try and teach... Time is always my biggest constraint - can I fit this into a 2 hour class time slot or an under an hour Make n take?

    Last night my Hostess Club came and we crafted the following cards:

     Sparkle & Shine  paper & Washi tape 
    Frosted paper & prisma glitter (dryer sheet technique)            

    Sparkle & Shine paper pack with prisma glitter and second generation stamping 

    A fun class with a great group of ladies!


    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Cross Canada Blog Hop - November 2013

    Welcome to our November Blog Hop featuring creations made with products from the Mini Holiday With Heart Gift Guide.   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 http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca/2013/11/cross-canada-blog-hop-featuring-holiday.html. If you came from Nancy of http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2013/11/november-cross-canada-blog-hop.html  then you are in the right place!

    We waited on pins and needles to finally see the gorgeous Close to my Heart Mini Holiday With Heart Gift Guide. Then we Consultants had to wait a few weeks to share the goodness with our customers . . . well, the wait was more that worth it.  This Guide is full of Goodies.

    My Favorite is the Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack!  I love it, I'm a sucker for the traditional Christmas colours . . but this has a great modern twist.

    Just one disappointment . . . I've been loving the variety of Christmas Papers with a hint of black that I've been seeing everywhere.  But, no matter . . .I just added black to a few of my cards to get that old fashioned Christmas look that I've been loving.

    So these are a few of the cards I've come up with for various crops and classes this season, incorporating a few great ideas I've come across over the last few months "researching" (read wasting time on Pinterest).



    This First Card is created using the "Dryer sheet" technique.  If you Google "dryer sheet card" you will find several youtube videos on how to create this look.   Basically, you pre-stamp your background (the trees) and then cover with an ironed, used dryer sheet.  I used spray adhesive - seemed to work best.  Then sprinkle Prisma glitter over the image and rub it in.  The effect you get is a sparkly, deep falling snow look. A little weird . .but I rather like the effect.  The sentiment is an old CTMH stamp . . .but one I just love.

    Close to My Heart Products:  Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack, Christmas Village Stamp Set, Always Grateful stamp set, Alcohol Pens, Prisma Glitter



    This next card is very simple, yet I really like it for it's simplicity. And, I totally scraplifted the design from: http://inkypinkies.blogspot.ca/2013/05/merry-monday-clean-simple-red-white.html

    This is a surprisingly fast card to make: First Stamp the front tree, then second generation stamp the other two in the background.  I cut a piece of our red Glitter tape to (sort of) look like a bird and stuck it down.

    Then I tore a piece of cardstock for the bottom.  Used our bonding memories glue along the edge and sprinkled with prisma glitter.  Once I tapped the excess glitter off, I stamped my sentiment.

    Close to My Heart Products: Always Grateful Stamp Set, Holiday Commentary Stamp Set, Prisma Glitter, Red Glitter Tape and Sparkle and Shine paper pack.

     Close to My Heart Product: Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack, 
    Santa Claus Stamp Set & Cranberry Bakers Twine
    Close to My Heart Products: Sparkle & Shine Paper Pack, October SOTM
     Scandinavian Wishes, Chevron Ribbon and Red Glitter Glue
    
    So these are the two cards that I added a bit of black to.  Using the Sparkle and Shine paper pack.  Again - I lifted these designs from: http://www.kimscardkits.com/Christmas-Cheer-Card-Kit--12-Cards_p_349.html  I just did the first two . . . you can see with different Stamp Sets and Paper the look is quite different.  However, I simplified mine a bit to keep a crisp, clean look.


     I hope you enjoyed viewing my samples along with the rest of the art work on this Cross Canada Blog Hop.  But I really hope you get a chance to play with some of the great products in our Mini Holiday Gift Guide soon!

    Karen

    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Candra of http://www.paperdragonfleur.ca/2013/11/cross-canada-blog-hop-november.html.
     If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,  http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, 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. Join us again in December when we will be featuring projects that would make great gifts.  We hope you will join us again on December 15th.





    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    May 2013 Close to My Heart Cross-Canada Blog Hop


    This is my second month participating in the CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop!  How great to be involved with such a great group of paper-crafters - all independent Consultants for a fantastic company . . . especially in a time when Big names in the paper crafting industry are struggling.  I am proud to be a part of a strong, independent Company with such talented ladies representing them!

    Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring our Canvas Display project.  We have 2 sizes available to purchase, the larger one comes in a WOTG Kit and measures 12x12.   The kit is $39.95 (G1062), it comes with directions, an exclusive stamp set and Embellishments to decorate your canvas, you can find this on page 23.  The second size available measures 6x6, it can be found on page 126, and is $4.95(Z1818).

    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 Stewart at mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca . If you came from Nancy Klein of http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2013/05/cross-canada-may-blog-hop-canvas-display.html then you are in the right place!
     


     
    I chose to Focus on the 6"x6" Canvas's for the May 2013 Cross Canada Blog Hop.

    For this Project I used the 6"x6" Canvas's at $4.95 each,  Whisper, Desert Sand and Outdoor Denim cardstock at $14.95 per 24 sheets,  Vintage Type Stamp Set at $17.95, Various CTMH ribbon, twine and embellishments and the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge at $99.00.

    I had these family pics done of my Boys in December 2012.  I was looking for a way to display them that was fun, but didn't take away from the pictures too much.  So I chose solid colour cardstock in colours that co-ordinated with the (co-ordinating but NOT matching) outfits the Boys wore.  I then chose to use the circles in the Vintage Type set and random stamped the Whisper cardstock - full sheet 12x12 before cutting to 6"x6" pieces.  I chose inks in the same colour family.

    Each photo is matted on Desert Sand cardstock and then I used the cricut to cut their first Initial in the Outdoor Denim.

    Still using the Vintage Type Stamp set, I stamped "Live", "Love", and "Laugh" on the separate photo's.  How did I choose who got which word?  Easy! Our Middle Son, Josh, is a 5 year Cancer Survivor!!! He gets LIVE - for sure.  The other two were a draw.  And I think the words actually suit the boys individual personalities very well!

    I attached each completed 6"x6" page to the canvas using our Glue Dots (pg 132 $7.50).

    The 6"x6" canvas can be used for so many more options . . . one minute on Pinterest will have your head spinning with ways to use them, I promise.

    And really, I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered them.  But these are sturdy, well made little canvases with picture hangers already attached (mind this location when attaching your paper and pics - one child was hanging sideways at first).

     
    This is the back of the frame so you can see it is solid and well made.  I hope you enjoy my art, but mostly - I hope you enjoy what you can create with either of the Close to My Heart Canvas Frame Options!
     
    I Hope to see you next Month!


    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Candra Holmes of http://www.paperdragonfleur.ca/2013/05/cross-canada-blog-hop-may.html.
     If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.

    Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own Canvas projects using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again in June when we will be featuring party themed projects.


    This is the line up of Cross Canada Blog Hops for May 2013:
    Michelle~ mycreatioinswithmichelle.blogspot.ca

    Nicola~ timelesscottagenb.blogspot.ca

    Arlene~ arlenescreativespace.blogspot.ca

    Sheri ~ sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca

    Brae~ brae-er.blogspot.ca

    Carol~ craftycarol55.blogspot.ca

    Cheryl~ scrappercherylctmh.blogspot.ca

    Brandy~ canadianscrappers.blogspot.ca

    Teresa~ countrycraftingmama.blogspot.ca

    Ashley~ ctmhashleydenny.blogspot.ca

    Janet ~ worksofheart2011.blogspot.ca

    Nancy~ http://nancyklein.blogspot.ca/2013/05/cross-canada-may-blog-hop-canvas-display.html

    Karen~ clearyprecious.blogspot.ca

    Candra~ http://www.paperdragonfleur.ca/2013/05/cross-canada-blog-hop-may.html
     

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Whats the BUZZ....

    My Close to My Heart Hostess Club is tonight . . . So as I'm taking a picture of the layout for my instructions it occurs to me "I could use this picture and put it on my blog" . . .that thing I'm always forgetting about.

    Two posts in a week?  unheard of!

    So here ya go folks, a preview of tonights Hostess Club layout!

     This featuring the Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack that CTMH introduced this Spring.  I am in love with this little bumble bee, and our alcohol markers do a great job colouring the bum.


    For this layout I started with our Kraft Cardstock as a base.  The Kraft paper is super versatile.   I then edge distressed various items and the base with our sponge daubers and chocolate ink.

    I titled this blog "whats the Buzz", because that was the original title for the layout as you see here:


    
    But I was recently at a crop doing this make & take card;
    The ladies doing my make-n-take said that Mother's Day layouts were not so great because there are never any MOM pictures, as she's theone behind the camera.  So I changed the title for them to "whats the Buzz . . .which they said was much better.  But when I began to prep for my Hostess Club I decided that that couldnt be true and I went back to my orginal Mothers Day Layout plan.  Guess what?  The only pictures I could find of myself were the family portraits we did last Christmas and few horrid ones of me asleep with our toddler taken by my hubby.

    I guess its true!  Anyway, I've decided to give my Club ladies the choice tonight!  We'll see how it goes! 

    Whats your Vote?

    Meanwhile - remind me to schedule my husband for a Mother's Day photo shoot with my kids! 

    Hope you enjoy my interpretation of the Buzz and Bumble paper pack!
    

    Monday, April 15, 2013

    April CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop


    Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing.


    12x12 chalkboard sheet (pg. 125  $4.95), Chalk Pen (pg. 130 $2.95), Pink Glitter Gems (pg. 120 $3.95), Cricut Art Philosophy leaves in Olive and Just Blooms Paper Shapes.

    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 Stewart at http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Pam Klassen of http://p-inks.blogspot.com/2013/04/cross-canada-hop-april-home-decor.html  then you are in the right place!


    Welcome to Karen's Clearly Precious Blog.  I am not such a  frequent Blogger  . . . frequent crafter yes, but I always forget to take a picture and  Blog it!

    So, I was really excited when I was invited to join so many other talented, Canadian Close to My Consultants on a Cross Canada Blog Hop.  Due to some injuries I haven't been able to partake until now . . .but the previous Hops have been super inspiring!

    Hope you will enjoy my creation:




     This is a great Home d├ęcor project that is trendy, easy, fun and CHEAP!!!

    The CTMH products used: 12x12 Chalkboard Paper ($4.95), Chalkboard Pen ($2.95), Dry Embossing Stylus ($3.25),Pink Glitter Gems, CTMH assorted paper & crochet flower Embellishments $5.95/pack), Leaves made with CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy and Olive Card Stock.

    Other Products used: Dollar Store 12x12 1"thick Canvas Frame and Dollar Store acrylic black paint.

    Something this good obviously isn't my own.  I saw this on Pinterest and fell in Love:
    To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow    love this - my next project for the CTMH chalkboard Paper!
    This is the Perfect combination of my love of gardening and my current love of Chalkboard Art.  If you go here: www.ellaclaireinspired.com created and blogged the above. You should find complete step by step instructions on her site, however, I just used the print out she created, and copied it to a word document to fit my 12x12 chalkboard paper and print out.  You could make any quote you like . . . and just playing around with various word fonts and sizes come up with something very personal and cool for you or a loved one.    If you look at my December 2012 posts you should find some Christmas Variations I did, one using scripture for a friend and one more generic "Happy Holidays".

    So once you have your base design printed out and flourishes the way you like you are going to tape the chalkboard paper onto a work mat (the CTMH Versa Mat is Perfect) then tape your printout on top.  You will then firmly trace over the whole design with your Embossing Stylus.

    Remove your top paper and your entire design should be just visible enough to go over with the chalkboard pen, but not so much that you see it after you've drawn on it.

    Carefully trace over all the lines and words.  Start at the top and work your way down so that your hand doesn't drag over the ink.  It dries very fast, can be removed with a baby wipe if your act fast.   But the chalkboard pen is PERMANENT and doesn't smudge or wipe off after its dry. (If you have an emergency - like forgot a letter - you can try acetone free nail polish remover with a Q-tip  just gently wipe at the words).  You may wish to go over a few lines twice to get thicker colour or thicker line.

    When this is done and dry you remove the adhesive backing of the chalkboard paper and stick the whole page down onto your prepared canvas (use black paint to cover the white sides and first 1/2 inch of top of canvas and let dry completely).  Now you can embellish with the flowers, leaves and  Glitter Gems.

    Cost of the finished product is under $15 in CTMH product (not including AP Cartridge) plus another $3-$4 at the Dollar store.

    I have given several of these pieces away now and friends have genuinely LOVED them.  This one is for me though!  Sits perched on a shelf above our coat hooks in the entry way as a welcome to guests and a reminder to me!

    Thanks for joining me on my first ever Cross Canada Blog Hop! 

    Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is  Candra Holmes of http://paperdragonfleur.blogspot.ca/2013/04/cross-canada-blog-hop-april.html
     If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, http://mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca, as she has the complete blog list.

    Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.


    We have 19 ladies on this hop.....should be a great Blog Hop!

    1. Michelle ~ mycreationwithmichelle.blogspot.ca
    2. Darla ~ stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.ca
    3. Rosalynd ~ inmyscrappinroom.blogspot.ca
    4. Nicola ~ timelesscottagenb.blogspot.ca
    5. Arlene~ arlenescreativespace.blogspot.ca
    6. Krista ~ simplycreatingtogether.blogspot.ca
    7. Sheri ~ sherisays-justscrapit.blogspot.ca
    8. twirlntime ~ twirlntime.blogspot.ca
    9. Brae ~ brae-er.blogspot.ca
    10. Carol ~ craftycarol55.blogspot.ca
    11. Cheryl ~ scrappercherylctmh.blogspot.ca
    12. Terry Ann ~ terryanndiack.blogspot.ca
    13. Janet ~ worksofheart2011.blogspot.ca
    14. Famida ~ getscrappinfami.blogspot.ca
    15. Chantal ~ itsahootpapercrafts.blogspot.ca
    16. Nancy ~ nancyklein.blogspot.ca
    17. Pam ~ http://p-inks.blogspot.com/2013/04/cross-canada-hop-april-home-decor.html
    18. Karen ~ clearlyprecious.blogspot.ca
    19. Candra ~http://paperdragonfleur.blogspot.ca/2013/04/cross-canada-blog-hop-april.html