Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (V)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter V. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their V element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Carol-Anne Grenier then you’re on the right track!

Family Football Layout by Wendy Kessler

I chose the Vogue Alphabet Stamp Set for my letter V.  This was a layout from a workshop way back and I can’t remember the name of it but is just took me while to finish.  I really like this alphabet!

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

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak – Catscrapbooking

3. Dominique Groulx – Fun2Cre8

4. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Chipboard Everywhere

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 Janet McCormick.

Monogram Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Cardstock (Sunset and Juniper), Dimensional Elements Monogram “S” (retired), Natural Hemp (retired), Opaques Mocha (retired), Paper Flowers, and ShinHan Barely Beige Marker. Very roughly followed at sketch from 52Sketches52Weeks.

I really dug into my stash for this one, notice all the retired items I used!  I haven’t used chipboard in awhile but one of my favorite things used to be to embellish monograms on a page so that’s exactly what I did here.  I still like the look.

Now hop on over to Terry Morrow!

List of participants:

1. Janet McCormick

2. Wendy Kessler

3. Terry Morrow

4. Katy Taylor

5. Casandra Bennett

6. Shirley Ross

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Handmade Hues

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.  This month you will see us using the new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers!

Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Juniper Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut CartridgeSilver Shimmer Trim, ShinHan Markers (Light Orange, Barely Beige, Carmine), Marquee Enamel Shapes (retired), Sparkles Flourishes, and Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts (retired).

I used the ShinHan Markers in a number of different ways.  I used the to color accents.  This works great with a number of embellishments.  For my layout I colored the Silver Shimmer Trim and the Marquee Enamel Shapes.  I also used the ShinHan Markers to color and shade the Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts chipboard letters.  To do this, I first added “stripes” of each color onto the letters, then I colored and blended with the lighter color from it’s color into the darker color to blend them together.

Tip: The ShinHan Markers work well to color a number of things, including the White Enamel Stars, Silver Shimmer TrimSparkles, Dimensional Elements, and more!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Sheila Bennett
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Michelle Loncar

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (U)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter U. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their U element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings then you’re on the right track!

Flower Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies are all by Close to My Heart: Elemental Paper Packet (retired), Unity Stamp set (retired), Sorbet ink, Cardstock (Pacifica, Colonial White, and Sorbet), Sparkle Flourishes, and Cricut Collections.  MLSB Sketch

For the letter U, I have chose the Unity stamp set and some Unused/Useless paper.  How often do you cut a large diecut and throw the “scrap” from the outside away?  I used that scrap as the base for this layout!  I’m not sure if it was Art Philosophy (most likely) or Artbooking that I used.  I added the stamped flowers in the scallops to unify it with the page.  The flowers are Cricut-cut and popped up for dimension.  The center of the flowers are stamped and fussy-cut.  I also added a bit of doodling around the sorbet flowers for some extra detail.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking.com

3. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings

4. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

CTMH ShinHan Marker Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Close to My Heart ShinHan Marker Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new ShinHan Markers now offered by Close to My Heart.  These are high-quality, alcohol-based markers.  This hop is a circle so if you are starting here, continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from my upline Tina Lovell.

Beautiful Day Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, Capture the Day stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, ShinHan Markers (Leaf Green, Peony Purple, Cerulean Blue Light, Marigold, and Tender Pink), and StazOn Jet Black Ink.

This was a fun card to make and it turned out very colorful!  The Washi Tape was place on White Daisy Cardstock, trimmed, and then stamped with StazOn Ink.

TIP: These markers will bleed through your cardstock so make sure that you are coloring on a separate piece of paper that will be attached to your work.  If you want to color directly on your cards as I have here, then another option is to line the inside of the card.

Now hop on over and see what Paige Dolecki has created!

If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participants here.