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Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Stamps You’ve Only Used Once

For today’s hop, the theme is “Stamps you’ve only used once” or for many of us it’s “Stamps we have never used”!

You should either be starting here (continue until you make your way back), or coming from Judy’s Blog.

I was thrilled when Close to My Heart came out with a hexagon shape stamp set, however I hadn’t used it yet.  Many times the things I am excited about somehow never get used so I chose this one because sometimes once I use a stamp set I will remember it and use it more.

Stamped Canvas Journal by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: My Creations Canvas Journal (while supplies last), Pigment Inks (Slate, Cotton Candy, Indian Corn Blue, and Smokey Plum), Honeycomb Stamp Set, and Noteworthy Stamp set (retired).

Tips: When stamping on canvas choose an image that is a bit forgiving because it isn’t a solid platform like paper.  Use pigment inks and make sure your stamp is well covered with the ink.  Press firmly and hold for a bit.  These tips helped me with this project and it turned out better than my first time stamping on canvas.

Now hop on over to visit Shirley!

Here is a list of participants:

1. Rachel Ventura
2. Tabbi Fritz
3. Judy Faye Garner
4. Wendy Kessler
5. Shirley Ross

ProPlayer Artwork

Fun and Games Flip AlbumL3-ProPlayer at

C1566 My Acrylix® Tech Speak
D1564 My Acrylix® Maximum Power
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks® Pad
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1896 Designed Décor Flip Stand Album
Z1879 ProPlayer Assortment
Z1862 Mini-Medley Accents Black Collection
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection: 1¼” <Font> “GAME ON”

Babycakes Artwork

Welcome to the World Pocket AlbumL3-Babycakes at

B1416 My Acrylix® Keyboard Uppercase
C1558 My Acrylix® Wild Wonders
D1561 My Acrylix® B Is for Baby
E1027 My Acrylix® Framework Alphabet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
X7173C Babycakes Complements Canvas Shapes
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2427 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1870 My Creations® Kraft Pocket Album
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1801 Alcohol Blending Marker
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection: 7″ Shift+3D Object <&> (p. 37) 3″ Accent 2 <b> (p. 65)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection: 1¾” <Square4> (p. 53)

CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Necklace Kit by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Fabric Necklace Kit (includes everything you need except a pair of scissors!)

I just love all the Workshop on the Go Kits and now Close to My Heart has added a line of wearable art called Base & Bling which includes this Necklace Kit.  The kit includes:
1 – Sheet of Outdoor Denim/Twilight Dots fabric (from Sarita Textiles)
1 – Base & Bling Necklace
10 – Base & Bling Adhesive Dots; (4 sizes)
5 – Base & Bling Adhesive Strips
1 – Pack of selected Base & Bling Teal & Black Jewels
3 – Base & Bling Floral Accents (1 each of 3 sizes)
1 – Base & Bling Word Accent

You will have extras, including lots of extra fabric.  It is a great kit at an affordable price.

In addition to this Necklace Kit, there are many other wearable options, including Hair Clips, a Cuff, and a Headband, as well as accessories to go with them.  But don’t limit yourself to the obvious.  There are many other uses for these items besides jewelry.  I plan to make napkin rings with the Rings.  You can add use velcro (like the Hook & Loop Dots) when you create your accessories so they can be interchangeable!  And you can use all the accessories as scrapbooking embellishments.  Let your creativity soar!

Please come back and visit my blog again as I will be sharing many new product projects throughout the next couple months, including an entire series on the new Cricut Artbooking Collection!

“This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.”

Canvas Art Kit

I finally got around to doing the Canvas Art Kit.  This was so easy, I really should have done it sooner so I could enjoy it!  Below is my version,very similar to the example.  You can see how I made it work with my photo (LOL, these were before digital!)  As my husband said “old pictures instead of old people”!

Canvas Art by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all by Close to My Heart: Canvas Art Kit, Liquid Glass, and Cocoa Pigment Ink.

I used Liquid Glass to attach all the items so that I could be sure they stuck for good.  There are many different things you can do with this and extras left over to use on your pages or other projects.   As a reminder, this Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit is 50% off this month!  (no additional purchase necessary, while supplies last).