Friday, September 30, 2016

Hearts of the West Blog Hop - Swan Lake

Welcome to the Hearts of the West blog hop featuring Swan Lake. If you are following the hop you probably arrived from Corinna's page. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of the artwork!

This month's focus is on Swan Lake, what beautiful fall colours in a non-traditional pattern!  Again, I am the lover of using up scraps, I made the Work shop your way layouts and had enough for another one page layout and a few picture my life cards.  And to be honest I still have lots of scraps left haha.

This is a 12x12 layout and is sized for a 5x7 photo
Just a bit closer on the details, the hello is from one of the PML cards.

Some of the Picture My Life Cards and/or card fronts.

I will definitely use the strips at the top of the paper for paper weaving again :)

Be Happy. Good Life advice right there :)

Blessed we are family.

I found the word Great in the word Gratitude.  I wasn't sure how to use Gratitude, so I looked for other words, and Great won! (and the day was trimmed from today - talk about custom haha)


Products used are:
Swan Lake - Workshops Your Way      G1112     $34.50
The kit includes the Swan Lake Paper pack (X7212B), Swan Lake Complements (X7212C), Extra Cardstock (1-peacock, 2 whisper, and 1 white daisy), grey enamel gems (Z3089) and Black shimmer ribbon (Z4012).

The links to continue on with the hop are below:

Sonia Parent St Jean -
Nancy Klein -
Donna Digby -
Corinna Murphy -
Brenda Gieck -

Head on over to Sonia's page and enjoy her beautiful work.  Also, feel free to share this blog hop with friends.

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Happy hopping,



  1. Beautiful projects! Love how you embellished the side of your photo mat.

  2. I love how you used your scraps. The weaving is a neat idea.

  3. I love the idea of weaving the zip strips .... I never know what to do with those!

  4. great layout! great idea for using scraps too!!