Sunday, April 14, 2013

Cross Canada Hop - April - Home Decor

Welcome to our April Blog Hop featuring a Home Decor project of our choosing. 
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. If you came from Nancy's blog at then you are in the right place!

Materials used include:

- Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Exclusive to CTMH), pg 15
- Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Exclusive to CTMH) pg 15
- Silver Glitter Paper, pg 125

- For Always Paper package, pg 32
- Sparkles, pg 120
- Silver Sparkle Paper, pg 125
(Frame purchased at local $$ store)

One of the reasons I chose this frame is that the photo is actually sandwiched between two pieces of glass and 'floats' above the background. This gives about half an inch of space in which to create a shadow box effect and allows room to include some 3-D items such as the roses. All the flowers are cut between 1.5 inches and 2.5 inches so that when assembled they are the appropriate size to fit in between the glass and background. Adding embellishments such as sparkles and a few smaller flowers on "top" of the glass adds to the dimension of the project. Over all this is a fun way to add some fun to a simple frame. Keeping the background paper simple allows the eye to rest, however adding more 'texture' without bulk.
Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Karen at If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

  1. Michelle ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Rosalynd ~
  4. Nicola ~
  5. Arlene~
  6. Krista ~
  7. Sheri ~
  8. twirlntime ~
  9. Brae ~
  10. Carol ~
  11. Cheryl ~
  12. Terry Ann ~
  13. Janet ~
  14. Famida ~
  15. Chantal ~
  16. Nancy ~
  17. Pam ~
  18. Karen ~
  19. Candra ~

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 May when we will be featuring some Canvas projects.


Michelle Stewart said...

This is a great frame, the flowers are lovely.

Sheri said...

Love it, Pam! Like you, I love that this frame gave you a chance to play with dimension, which really showcases your photo AND your artwork.

ScrapperCherylCTMH said...

This is a beautiful piece Pam, Thank you for sharing your creativity.

Krista Ritskes said...

Beautiful work! I love all the different layers and all those flowers.

chantal p said...

very pretty, the fabric is perfect and omg your flowers are awesome!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Sooo nice, Pam. Love your flowers, they are beautiful!

candra said...

WOW! This turned out beautifully. I really like how everything just adds too and draws the eye to your wonderful photo.

Robin Carroll said...

very sweeT!!!

Darla Haverstock said...

Great job!

Rosalynd Kelly said... your rolled flowers, they are stunning!

Carol Taggio said...

Love your picture and the frame choice. Flowers are stunning.

Brandy Lees said...

What a beautiful frame you made to keep your memories special!

Arlene Bonsma said...

Beautiful frame for beautiful memories.

mammy2one said...

Beautiful frame, what a great idea to showcase some great products in our home and not just in scrapbooks. I LOVE it!