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Use Your Stash Blog Hop – All That Glitters

This month we are using up all things that glitter!  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 Marie Flayer.

IMG_6761Supplies used: Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 (Pattern 6), Confetti Paper Packet, Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Teal Shimmer Trim, Confetti Complements, and Stardust Glitter Gel (retired).

I used glitter for all the accenting on my layout, from the strips of Shimmer Trim to the dabs of Glitter Gel.

Now hop on over to Shirley Ross!

List of participants:

Wendy Kessler

Shirley Ross

Michelle Loncar

Darlene Henry

Sheila Bennett

Paige Dolecki

Janet McCormick

Marie Flayer

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing is Back


11038090_10152807533067934_701388854599683936_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.

Graduation Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Diploma Day Stamp Set, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Cardstock (White Daisy & Cranberry), Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Versamark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Archival Black Ink, and Silver Shimmer Trim.

I have been itching to use this stamp set since I got it and I absolutely LOVE it!  I also bought a pack of 4×4 envelopes not realizing they weren’t standard size so I combined these two need-to-use-items to create this graduation card.  The embossing works very well with this stamp and why not combine this technique with the Paper Fundamentals (which are embossed cardstock sheets).  I cut two cards in White Daisy (p.53 in the Art Philosophy booklet) then one additional card in the Black Embossed paper and cut this in half (one for each card front).  Red and black are the school colors here so I added a thin strip of red border.  You can use your own school colors or keep it neutral.  My daughter said they are cute and has informed me that I need to make a lot more.  I guess I can say that I will get my moneys worth out of this stamp set!!

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter H)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter H. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their H element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy then you’re on the right track!

For the letter H, I used the My Creations Hip Pics Album.  I filled it with pictures of when my daughter and I went to Disney Live.  This is for her to look back and remember.  I finished it off with a variety of Disney-themed embellishments.

Hip Pics Album by Wendy Kessler

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Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Pam Trostle ~ Pam’s Crafty Creations.

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

SE2BadgeWelcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’s Blog , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing creations on their blogs. To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Fireflies Dance Layout by Wendy Kessler Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Blossom Paper Packet, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Blossom Assortment, and Coral Reef Sequins.

I just love when I find pictures that perfectly match my papers!  That’s exactly what happened when I went searching for pictures for a layout using Blossom.  I ran across these dance photos and knew the combination would make a great layout.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

April 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Typed Note

Father's Day card by Wendy Kessler IMG_6657Supplies used are all Close to My HeartTyped Note Stamp Set, Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Chalk It Up Paper Packet, Chalk It Up Assortment, and Chevron Border Punch.

Father’s Day will be here before you know it and so that’s what I chose for the theme of my card.

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

To see more artwork with this stamp set, visit Melinda’s Blog and the CTMH Consultant Blog Hop.