Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January Hop "Consultant's Choice"

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013!

Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you.  I 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 S. at mycreationswithmichelle.

If you came from "Arlene" of "arlenescreativespace" then you are in the right place!

Here is my contribution:

I had to make 2 sympathy cards.  I find it hard to create those kinds of cards but with some new stamp sets I'm happy with the finished cards.  I used Avonlea Paper which is back in the upcoming Spring/Summer Idea Book.  I like the way the tulip looks like stained glass and I love the flowers stamp on the first card.  I used a crimper for the first time - luv it!

Products used:
  • Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
  • Avonlea Paper
  • Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
  • Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  • Gypsy Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
  • June SOTM - A Flowering Bunch (sneak peak)
  • Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is "Krista" of "simplycreatingtogether".

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, mycreationswithmichelle, 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 February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout.


  1. Your cards turned out great, it's tough making sympathy cards, but you should be happy with how well they look, great job.

  2. These are fantastic! Nice job adding that sneak peek in there too. ;)

  3. Such classy cards!! Beautiful work!

  4. Joanne, you know I love these cards. They're just beautiful!

  5. Joanne, I love the colours! Beautiful!

  6. What a nice personal touch you have put on these cards. Love what you did.

  7. Love the purple with the teal Avonlea paper !!

  8. Love the cards, and yes sympathy cards are always a bit challenging.

  9. Love the combination of Smokey Plum and Gypsy with the Avonlea Teal! Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

  10. I love the colour combination that you used! Very nicely done!

  11. Thanks, ladies, for all the comments!

  12. You did a wonderful job creating these cards. I know I would love to receive them, the colours are so soothing and the thoughtfulness that went into making them would help me think beyond myself to your thoughtfulness.