Archive for August, 2011

SOTM Blog Hop – Limited Edition

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Septmber Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The hop makes a circle so if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you are coming from Cassandra Bennet’s Blog, you are on the right path.

This month’s stamp set is called Limited Edition.  Here are all the images:

 

This stamp set was perfect for a diary that I wanted to make for my preteen daughter.  I used the Designer Tag layout in Wishes as my base and decorated the front of a My Creations Journal.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart, unless otherwise noted: Magnifique Paper Pack, Limited Edition (Sept SOTM) stamp set, My Creations JournalWishes, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (exclusive to CTMH), Pacifica ink, Opaques Adhesive Gems – Pearl, Scotch vellum tape, and unknown quote.
Challenge: Belli Challenge #125 – Acetate or Vellum

Now continue to Heather Schmuckal’s Blog!

For a complete list of participants, see the previous post.

SOTM Blog Hop – Limited Edition (List)

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Jen Patrick
Debra Van Patten
Traci Godbee
LeAnne Dudley
Amy McVey
Sarita Schraeder
Dawn Heuft
Wendy Coffman
Nicole Griggs
Melinda Everitt
Dawn Ross
Susan Brooks
Cindy Leek
Paige Dolecki
Angela Tutton
Doreen Guilfoyle
Terrie Dodd
Tamytha Jenkins
Beth Naumann
Gina Brandstetter
Jen Rubio
Wanda Riley
Brae Montgomery
Melissa Robinson
Mary Eisen
Shannon Beck
Kami Welter
Shirley Ross
Lisa Sargent
Adeline Brill
Georgia Hauglid
Pamela O'Connor
Haley Dyer
Judy Burger
Krista Ritskes
Melissa Laverty
Carla Ironside
Sheila Bennett
Traci Pasqualone
Teresa Scrivens
Jill Lucas
Angel Sawyer
Annette Green
Lori Brown
Wendy Fording
Katy Donaldson
Michelle Loncar
Nikka geers
Elizabeth Mindemann
Karen Fullam
Casandra Bennett
Wendy Kessler     <---YOU ARE HERE!
Heather Schmuckal
Jean McNulty
Diana Soling
Judy Faye Garner
Tamra Pope
Debbie Little (no direct link)

Princess Layout

Supplies used: Close to My Heart Daydream Paper Pack, Close to My Heart Daydream Stickease, Recollections Glitter Tape, Close to My Heart Glitter Glitz, Close to My Heart chipboard.
Challenge: Paper Cutz Challenge #106 – Wish Upon a Star 

This is my layout for the Pagerize This Challenge # 13 on Scrap Our Stash.  You’ve got until September 12 if you’d like to participate!
I started with Julie’s layout in general and went from there.  I ended up with the three pictures on the bottom and liked that but I struggled as I worked on the top of the page.  I had a crown that I kept playing with but it didn’t make the final cut.  I finally came up with the glitter stars and LOVE how they turned out!  The large star is actually multiple ones that are layered together.  I added the Glitter Glitz and it dried as one piece on the top and I was able to create the one large star that I wanted!  I’m so glad it turned out because I used almost my whole bottle!  The lamp on my desk gets quite hot so I set it under there and left it for a couple hours to dry.  That’s my best note as far as how long it took to dry.  Another option would have been to use my heat gun.  You may notice I also added small glitter dots to the background paper.
One thing I did with this layout was combined new product with my old stash to create something I like.  I remember when this paper first came out, I thought it was so cute.  Today I had a hard time making it into something I liked with the matching stickers.  By adding the border (new product) and glitter I was able to create a page that I was happy with and still use up some of my old stash.
Below is a closeup of the stars because they are so pretty!  The smaller one is just a cardstock diecut attached with 3D foam tape.

Wedding Invites

This is my latest BIG project.  They were fun to make and something I’ve never done before.

 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Colors are Colonial White, Chocolate, Sunset, Olive, and Barn Red Cardstock and Inks; Stamp sets are Amore, Cherished Flourishes, and Tender Tags.  Fiskars border punch.

Layouts from Basic Grey Kit

Spring has Sprung:

Supplies used: Basic Grey Kioshi Page Kit, 3D foam tape, Prima Inspiring Creativity flowers, and KaiserCraft Pearls.
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #43 – Use a Lot (pearls!)

 

Heaven Sent:
Supplies used: Basic Grey Kioshi Page Kit and KaiserCraft Pearls.

 

Bloom & Grow:
Supplies used: Basic Grey Kioshi Page Kit and Kaisercraft Rhinestones.

These pages are all from the same kit and that’s all you get but I do have lots of diecuts, rubons, and chipboard left over to make more pages or cards.  For me it was a worthwhile splurge because it made some quick, easy, and cute pages.