Friday, October 31, 2014

Yuletide Carol - Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hearts of the West team blog hop!

If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my Hearts consultants from all over Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.

This months challenge is Yuletide Carol paper pack, brought to you by the new Annual Inspirations, hand picked from Nancy Klein.

If you came from Janet's blog then you're in the right place, this is a go around blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case, the full list will be at the bottom. So, as always, grab your coffee, tea, water, relax, and hop around the team with us.

I love this paper pack and couldn't wait to get my hands on it to start playing.  I went flipping through the 9040 Magic book and landed on the perfect layout for this paper,  .  I then decided on the perfect papers from the X7187B Yuletide Carol paper pack and went to work.  Next I used some of the X7187C Yuletide Carol Complements to accent the layout.  I dug out some buttons from my crochet stash and added them to the envelope with some 3D foam tape.  I love getting creative!  I'm learning to work outside my comfort zone and push further with the creativity!  I had yet to attempt adding envelopes to my layouts, but with the Magic book, it was a snap to do so.  I can see me doing it much more often now.

Oh this paper pack made me so happy!  I thought and thought about what I wanted to make and after doing the above layout for Christmas, I had to show just how versatile this pack is!

I went digging in my stashes and I found one of the retired chip board albums and the idea's just flew out with the different things I could do.  I stayed within the Yuletide Carol paper pack and used the different cardstock colors that coordinate with it, Ruby, New England Ivy, Champagne and Black.

So I started by covering the pages and then inked up the edges to give it some dimension.  Then I went digging through my embellishments and found the following:
Z2022 Picture My Life For Always
Z1888 My Crush - Bluebird Favorite Assortment
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Z2013 Silver Sequins Assortment
X7187C Yuletide Carol Compliments
Retired Metal Flowers
Retired Just Blooms Paper Shapes

I haven't decided on a title just yet for this book as I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to be filling it with, so I left the front plain!

And I couldn't resist making a Christmas card.  I wanted to make more but I ran out of time.  I will be adding to my collection at a later date as I still have some scraps of the Yuletide Carol paper!

I dug in my stash and pulled out the retired Die-Cut Cards and Envelopes that I've been holding on to.  I accented the front with some Yuletide Carol paper and then used some Ruby and Colonial White cardstock to accent the stamp set C1598 Noel Holiday.  I stamped the Noel and holly bough images on the cardstock and used my awesome ShinHan Markers to color a few spots in.  I used the colors GY253- Sap Green, R11 - Carmine, R5 - Cherry Pink, and B262 Cerulean Blue Light.

Well I really hope you enjoyed your stop here!  Sorry this post is very picture intensive!  I had so much creating these projects and I can't wait to create some more with them!

Your next stop is Heather's Blog.

Thanks for joining us this month and come back next month to see what creative projects we can bring to you! Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

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4. Freya Hall Dunbar's -…/november-hearts-…
5. Linda Pekrul's -…/november-hearts-of-we…
6. Justine Hovey's -…/hearts-of-west-yuletide-blog-…
7. Julie Kerr's -…/hearts-of-west-blog-ho…
8. Kerry Hammel's -…/hearts-of-west-nov…
9. Corinna Murphy's -…/november-hearts-of-wes…
10. Sonia Parent St Jean -…/hearts-of-west-nove…
11. Terry Ann Diack -…/yuletide-hwbh-mini-album…
12. Anna Miller -…/november-hotw-blog-hop.html
13. Janet McCormick's -…/yuletide-carol-hw-blo…
14. Holly Young-Bowers -…/yuletidecarol-hotw-…
15. Heather Myers -…/hearts-of-west-november-blog-h…


  1. What fabulous projects! There is so much to comment on, but I really love all the pockets.

  2. Great projects! I especially love your layout!

  3. Love the projects. All the projects are making me want to get in my scrapbooking room and get working.

  4. I LOVE it all! Thanks for sharing how versatile this paper packet is Holly!