Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Welcome to the first Blog Hop of 2013. Our January Hop is featuring a “Consultants Choice”, so each consultant has a unique project to share with you. I 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 do by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

I was very close to not getting in on this hop with all the "stuff" that's going on right now, but rather than stressing over coming up with a new project, I chose to show you one I made way back when I first started to sell CTMH. This is from 2007 and unfortunately uses retired paper and stamp set, but could be easily adapted with new fresh papers and stamps :)

The base is a just a plain file folder. The paper is called Majestic Blue and as I mentioned above it is retired. I used a chipboard "B" and the coluzzle to cut the letters on the front. The card stock is outdoor denim, crystal blue and desert sand. The strip of desert sand on the front is a faux belt. It is kind of hard to see in this picture.

On the inside, each side of the folder is layered in graduated size card stock showcasing my boys throughout a 5 year period.



My boys are now 20 and 15, so I very much like to look back at these photos and remember when they were still my little boys.
You can find general instructions at Splitcoast Stampers.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Michelle at  mycreationswithmichelle.blogspot.ca. If you came from Darla's then you are in the right place!

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Alene's.
If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog, as she has the complete blog list.

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 February when we will be featuring a 2 page layout.


  1. Old or new this is still a great project, thank you for sharing. It is great!

  2. Great project!! What a progression as the kids grow up!

  3. What a neat project!!! Love all the distressing and that faux belt!

  4. Love it! I want to make something like this for each of my grandkids (all 10 of them). I will check out the Split Coast Stampers site. Thanks!

  5. I loved that paper set.... sigh.... What a beautiful memory of your boys. I am sure they will appreciate this one day.
    A lot of work went into this. Great job.

  6. Great use of a file folder - so unique !

  7. Great idea to use the file folders as a different type of album. Sometimes we can get reinspired by things we have made before. I remember the coluzzal, had to think a bit first, but I do have some of them in my stash.

  8. What a fun project! Would be great to do school year photo's. Going to have to check out the directions. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love the then and now idea with the two page layout for each. You must have put a lot of thought and work into these.