Friday, May 15, 2015

Cross Canada Blog Hop: How-To Books Scrapbooking

Welcome to our May Blog Hop featuring Jeanette’s How –To Books  for scrapbooking.  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 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 Deanne Jacobs at her blog, My Little Piece of the Puzzle .   If you just came from Sheri Ballentyne's blog Sheri Says Just Scrap It then you are in the right place.  

I chose to use a layout pattern from the MAGIC how-to book.  It is call "Secret" and is found on page 120.  I loved the fact that it featured one large photo and 4 smaller photos to support the large one.

Left side of layout

Right side of layout

      There is a space on the right side of the layout to hold a CD for more photo memories, but I decided to do something different in that space.  I saw a tutorial for a pinwheel fold card on Splitcoast Stampers and really liked that idea for hidden photo and journaling. 

With some adjustments in sizing and fold placement, it now fills that space.

         I used the Artfully Sent  cartridge to make the tree.  I cut the card shape at 6 inches and then glued the shapes down on the spot that was originally for journaling to give the layout a bit more airy look.   I also used Liquid Glass to highlight some of the areas of the tree.   The journaling area is now in the pinwheel fold element, and for now is left blank so that my daughter can put her thoughts in that area.

       I deliberately left the sides of the pages embellishment free so that the pictures would show themselves better.

      For more inspiration on these books you can go to Close to my Heart's  blog and see how the design team at CTMH corporate office have adapted a layout pattern to fit the paper style.   You can also watch a You tube video about these great books. 

       Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae Montgomery at her blog, The Brae-er.
        If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle Stewart'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 our theme is Mini albums.  So mark June 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. Wonderful layout! I love how you used a card front as an embellishment.

  2. I love the hidden surprise photos. Great job.

  3. Love the hidden picture and Journaling card, great layout overall.