Thursday, 14 May 2015

Make It Crafty Blog Hop- All things Summer, Cottage and Camping!

   Welcome to the last installment of our *First Ever* Make It Crafty Blog hop!  That's not to say our last ever, just the last of this first Round.  We'll take a couple of months off and come back as strong and crafty as ever, showing off items from the New and Upcoming Annual Inspirations 2015-16.
Oh boy, I can't wait!
    This month we're revealing our Summer, Cottage and Travel creations.  If you've come from Julie's  blog then you're in the right spot.  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 a complete list here, with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.

  I have been sooo looking forward to this hop!  I've been itching to pair some picts I have of my boys on their last trip to NFLD with the Jackson paperpack, from the current Seasonal Expressions.  I ended up not using much of the actual patterned paper but kept to the colors and used some of the Compliments and Assortment (LOVE LOVE).  I'm happy with the final product.  Oh, and I used FLIP FLAPS ;)- but don't I always?!

Here it is!

I love the colors of the Jackson ppk- Cocoa, Barn Red, Glacier, Juniper and Colonial White.  I actually used only 2 strips of the patterned paper and 1 piece for a picture matte.  You won't find any Juniper either (tho I love the color) because there's just so much green already in the photos.  The Compliments are great, I wish I could have used more of them but just couldn't fit them in.  And the metal Assortment  pieces are just perfect.  Here's a shot of a couple of them:
 Love the pine bough and cones- if you notice, I added a little dimension by putting the second pinecone on a piece of 3D tape.  I also used a couple of pieces from the retired Timberline Assortment.

  It was too hard to pick just a few of the pictures so I ended up doing what I love best- Flip Flapping!  Here's the left side- base page/ flap open:

You can't see it in the photo unfortunately but I used 2 of the Timberline wooden Assortment as page tabs on the flipflap, above- 1 on the outside (the moose) and 1 on the inside ('This is a good sign').

And right side- base page/ flap open:

  You'll also notice that I used a couple of the images from C1532- Camping Delights and 2 of the alphabets- D1206-Woodcut (retired) and D1250- Extreme Caps (retired).  I used just 2 colors of ink- Glacier and Barn Red.

  Now 'hop' along to Cyndy's blog, for the next installment of our Hop!

   Well, I've had a great time on this round of the Make It Crafty Hop;  I hope you have found it inspirational to your sense of craftiness.  I hope to see you back here in the Fall, following along for the next round of the Make It Crafty Blog Hop, as we create with products from the upcoming 2015-16 Annual Inspirations!  Have a GREAT summer! And don't forget to take lots of pictures while you're making fabulous memories.  Cheers!!


  1. Great layouts makes me want to go camping again!!!

  2. Oh! you flip flap queen... I need to get more of those. Great Layout.