Thursday, May 14, 2015

Summer Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! 

This month we will be featuring summer paper crafting creations.

If you’ve arrive from Pam Furlong's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have a number of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in the mood to scrapbook your summer fun. Not that we need a lot of help in that area! I have been ready for summer for months now!

Because February was so cold here I decided that I needed to immerse myself in summer photos to remind me that we actually do get nice weather here! Here are my creations:

The first collection of layouts is an entire week long camping trip we took last summer. I chose the pocket page approach because of the number of photos I wanted to use. Most of the paper used in this project is the Seaside Picture My Life (PML) collection but I also used some Surf's Up and Hopscotch PML cards and a few other non-CTMH cards and embellishments.

the happy birthday picture is actually a flip flap

Products Used:
Seaside Picture My Life
Seaside Compliments
Surf's Up Picture My Life
For Always Picture My Life
Hopscotch Picture My Life - retired
lagoon hearts washi tape
black arrow washi tape
4" x 6" flip flaps

For the next set of layouts I used the National Scrapbooking Month Taste of Summer exclusive paper collection to document a BBQ. I was so happy to see the colours worked so well with these pictures even though they were taken 2 years ago! I added my journalling and a few more embellishments after taking these pictures.

Products Used:
Taste of Summer paper collection
Blossom compliments

This next set of layouts is one of my favourites using the Surf's Up Picture My Life kit.

this is the title page that comes with the full PML kit

this is the back side of the title page

Products Used:
Surf's Up Picture My Life
Surf's Up stickers and embellishments - retired
gold polka dot washi tape
camper crazy stamp set

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the lovely artwork... Now it’s time to head on over to Natalie Racine's Blog and see her artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great summertime crafting ideas! 

Look for our next Blog Hop in the fall where we will feature products from the new 2015-2016 Annual Inspirations Idea book! But first enjoy your summer!


  1. Wowzers you've been a busy crafter, love all of them!

  2. Wow!! Cyndy, you have been busy... Love your PML pages...

  3. I counted 25 completed pages and it tells your story. Wonderful!