Archive for September, 2011

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop – Art Philosophy (List)

Wendy Kessler    <--- You are here!
Corina Mitchell
Luisa Morgan
Nikka Geers
Carol Horton
Lori Brown
Haley D.
Chris Hill
Adeline Brill
Tamytha Jenkins

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop – September 2011

The Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop is a mixture of Close to My Heart consultants and customers who have come together to share their projects.  The hop makes a circle so if you have started here, just continue until you make your way back.  If you are coming from Jody Gustafson’s Blog, then you are on the right path.

This month’s theme choices were: Limited Edition SOTM, fall, or color combo (Ponderosa Pine, Pansy Purple, Parchment, Smoothie, Grey Flannel – use at least 3).

Although I didn’t use the combo colors I was somewhat inspired by them.  The Vanilla Cream I used for my layout is close to Parchment and it is a color that I rarely use.  I just had in my head to use these photo booth pictures with the words from the stamp of the month set.  My cousin had a photo booth at her wedding reception and the kids (especially Stephanie as you can see) had a blast!  I had absolutely no idea how I was going to make all these photo strips fit on one layout (okay, I’ll admit I did put a couple away for a page in my book).  Something else about this layout is that I only used a tiny bit of patterned paper, very rare for me!  But the pictures are busy enough.

Supplies used are all CTMH: Vanilla Cream cardstock, scrap from Miracle Scrapbooking Kit, Antiqued Brads, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, and Limited Edition September Stamp of the Month.

Your next stop is Deanne Jacob’s Blog.

If you get lost along the way, there is a list of all participants go HERE.

Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop – September 2011 (List)

Here is the list of participants for the September 2011 Sharing from the Heart Blog Hop:

Diana Soling
Lela Norris
Tammy Smith
Adeline Brill
Heather Hunt
Patti Rowe
Doreen Guilfoyle
Jody Gustafson
Wendy K.    <------You are here!
Deanne Jacobs
Amy McVey
Kristine Ponte
Nicole Schuette

Wonderful You Layout

Supplies used: Sassafras Serendipity Sunshine Lollipop paper, Close to My Heart Live Your Style stamp set, CTMH Sunset/White Daisy cardstock,
CTMH Chocolate/Sunset/Cotton Candy inks, Heidi Swapp chipboard letters, Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, Colorbok Gems, and Kaisercraft Fozz Felt.

The September 2011 Challenge at Scrap Our Stash is GRIDS.  At first I was stumped but then remembered that I have been wanting to do some weaving and I came upon a sketch that got my mojo going.  This layout is loosely based on this Scrapbook Generation sketch.  I changed up the photos and turned it into a one-page layout.

I created my grid by simply weaving paper together.  I cheated and used the Sunset as my base, cutting it part of the way across and leaving together on one end.  I didn’t even measure because I knew the odd cuts would be hidden under my photo.  After loosely weaving in the white stripes, I lined them up with the outer edge and worked towards the inside.

Another Basic Grey Kit


These pages were made using the Basic Grey Sweet Threads Page Kit.  It was another splurge for some quick, easy, and different pages.