Be Unique Be You Layout

Be Unique Be You layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used: Sarita Paper Packet, Sarita My Stickease Assortment, and Sarita Assortment.

(Please disregard the blue sequins laying on the page LOL!)


Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Begin Summer Recycle

This month’s hop shows that there are many options when it comes to recycling and your crafting.  My first idea was to use Scrabble letters or Dominoes on a scrapbook layout but I came up with another idea at the last minute.

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Marker Storage by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used: Aluminum cans, CTMH Dotty For You Paper Packet (retired), CTMH Dark Chocolate Striped Ribbon, CTMH Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).

This is a great project that has many different uses and you probably already have all the supplies.  I cut my pattern paper into 4″ x 12″ strips and just overlapped the excess.  The ribbon is cut to 10″ with a small overlap.  I used a hot glue gun for the entire project which was quick and easy.

One tip is to make sure you line up your paper overlap with your ribbon overlap so that you can hide them in the middle of the assembly.  You can use any paper and ribbon from your stash for this project.  I chose a wide ribbon for the top of the can so I could wrap it around and cover the sharp edge on the inside.  I’d also recommend using some Liquid Glass on the end of your ribbon to prevent it from fraying.

This storage will work for any type of markers and can be used horizontally or vertically.  The cans I used (I’d say standard size) hold 13 ShinHan Touch Markers or 17-18  Copic Markers.  I recommend 17 of the Copics because allowing a little wiggle room makes it easier to take them in and out.  Because of the shape of the ShinHan, they are easy to get out and fit 13 comfortably.

Now hop on over to Katy Donaldson Taylor!

List of participants:

1. Joy McHargue

2. Wendy Kessler

3. Katy Donaldson Taylor

4. Shirley Ross

5. Janet McCormick

6. Sheila Bennett

Product Collections

Did you know that Close to My Heart offers Product Collections: groups of products at a discounted price to help you get started based on your particular needs!






Tools for Tasteful Pages – Video

With the right tools you can turn a blustery page into a high-flying project!  The stitch guide is the simplest way to masterfully thread fun patterns into your artwork.  A little color, too, is a classic way to spice up a stamped line image.  Our alcohol markers are the perfect way to add that color, and will accentuate your fun stitching.  Watch this video to see how it’s done.

Featured items used in this video:
D1579 My Acrylix Windy Day Stamp Set
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1859 Foam Mat

Lollydoodle Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit


The Lollydoodle Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit is not in our club rotation so if you are in club and would like this one you should add it to one of your orders or substitute it for a different workshop.

The Lollydoodle Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit includes:
My Acrylix Lollydoodle Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) (exclusive)
2 – Lollydoodle B&T Duos Papers (from the Lollydoodle Paper Packet)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Kraft, 1 Lagoon, 1 Sky, 1 White Daisy)
15 – White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequin Dot Assortment (24 each of 4 colors) (exclusive)
1 – Silver Shimmer Trim
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing tool/matMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks Pad

This kit provides supplies and instructions to create a total of 15 cards (5 each of these three designs): 

Lollydoodle Card 1 by Wendy Kessler

Lollydoodle Card 2 by Wendy Kessler

Lollydoodle Card 3 by Wendy Kessler