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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Passionate About Pockets

13882161_10153818114652934_7160503608585208807_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

I had a page all ready to show you with Flip Flaps to create more space for more photos.  You could also used any of our new Pocket Plus Memory Protectors in the same way.  However, I got ahead of myself and used papers that are not yet available so you will have to wait until next month to see my creation.  Until then, are some layouts I’ve shared before that uses the same idea.  The first one shows a 6×12 Flip Flap on each page with one opening to the side and the other opening to the top.  The second layout uses 4×6 flip flaps.  You can also attach the 4×6 flip flaps to each other to create an accordion folded “book” of photos.

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer to continue through the hop!

Everything ABC Blog Hop (Letter Q)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

Birthday Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Charlotte Paper Packet (PML card), Kaleidoscope WYW stamp set, Black Enamel Stars, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

All I could think of for the letter Q was QUICK.  One of the best ways to create a QUICK card is by using the Picture My Life cards as I did here. I made this card with scraps of paper and embellishments that I had leftover from previous kits.  I can’t believe how well this came together from such a variety of different lines.  I love it!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Danielle Wagner.

2016-2017 CTMH New Product Blog Hop

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Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new items from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’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.  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!

Life is Good Layout by Wendy Kessler


Life is Good Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Rustic Home Paper Packet, Uptown Paper Packet, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Raspberry Cardstock (new color!), Uptown Ribbon Pack, Picture My Life – Gold & Silver Overlay, Thin Cuts – Hearts, Gold Glitter Paper, Grey Enamel Gems, and 4×6 Flip Flaps.

I had so much fun using some of the new papers with these photos.  I was surprised at how well the Rustic Home Paper mixes with the gold elements.

Thin Cuts Tip: Keep a stick pin handy at your desk (I use one with a red tip so I can spot it better).  Use this pin to poke through the holes with the diecuts get stuck in the Thin Cuts.  It is also handy to clean out the tip on the Liquid Glass (which you will most likely be using with your Thin Cuts.)

Vellum Tip: To adhere vellum you can use a vellum tape or spray.  Another option is to apply adhesive where it will be hidden.  Looking at the above layout, I attached the vellum where my pictures and ribbon would cover up any adhesive.  This second option does take planning. 😉  You could also attach with staples or brads.

Organizing Tip: I like to keep all the paper from one packet together.  I’ve got lots of large ziplock bags leftover from completed workshop kits that I reuse (or you could purchase some).  You can peel off the label from the Paper Fundamentals package pretty easily and stick it on one of these bags.  If it doesn’t come off well, you can just tape it to the bag.

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Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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Everything ABC Blog Hop (Letter P)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter P. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “P” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track or you can start here.10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_nFor the letter P, I chose Picture My Life cards.  I have discovered a new joy for this product.  Not only are they great to use for Pocket Scrapbooking, but they are a wonderful way to make some beautiful cards as you can see from these that I made today.

PML Card by Wendy Kessler

Fab Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Fundamental Assortment – Gold, Picture My Life Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Danielle Wagner.

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (O)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter O. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

I had a hard time coming up with something for the letter O, but then it hit me…Ornate Blossoms!!!  I love this set of stamps and thin cuts!  They are so fun to color.  I had a bunch of these already colored and matched them up with some scraps I had to make these layouts.  The white strip under the 4×4 photo is the flip flap, I just have it laying on the page for the picture.  I will attach it to the page protector.

Ornate Blossoms Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set, Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts, ShinHan MarkersPaper Fundamentals Adventure, Florence Paper Packet, Florence Sequins, and Memory Protectors Flip Flap 4×4.

Parade Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set, Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts, ShinHan MarkersPaper Fundamentals Adventure, Calypso Paper Packet (title), Gypsy CardstockPink Shimmer Trim, and Fundamental Assortment Thistle.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Darlys Recker.