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Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Holiday Expressions Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new products from the 2016 Holiday Expressions Idea Book.

If you have come here from Michelle Stewart’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! 

img_0195-1Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Perfect Presents Stamp Set, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection, Inks (Juniper, Crystal Blue, Peacock, Topiary, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, Eggplant, Thistle, Pansy, Tangerine, Poppy, Sorbet, Saffron, Pomegranate, Sapphire, Gypsy, Pacifica, Cotton Candy), Shimmer Brush – Clear, Bitty Sparkles, Watercolor Pencils, and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

This stamp set went on my wish list as soon as I saw it.  I like to make tags for gifts.  These were fun, easy, and didn’t take much time.  Don’t be afraid to use different colors either.  I used a variety of different colors to show you how they can look.  This was the first time that I used the Shimmer Brush and I absolutely LOVE it!  Here are some closeups where you can better see the Shimmer and other details.
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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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National Stamping Month Blog Hop

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Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the special for this month which is a card kit called Create Kindness.

If you have come here from Melinda’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! 

Your Kind Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Create Kindness Stamp Sets (Smile, Beautiful), Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, White Daisy Cardstock, Coral Shimmer Trim, Picture My Life Overlays – White Frames, Archival Black Ink, and ShinHan Markers (Marigold, Vivid Green, Golden Yellow, Pastel Green, Carmine).

To make the frame, I cut my mat and simply went around the edges with strips of Coral Shimmer Trim.  The flower border is made using the Smile stamp for the Create Kindness Kit.  I cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of White Daisy and stamped only the flowers (letting the “smile” stamp onto a piece of scrap paper underneath (no masking required!).  For the title, I colored over the white border of the overlay with ShinHan markers, then backed it with the white cardstock stamped with the title.  I did try stamping directly on the transparency with Archival Ink.  It was slippery but worked until I tried drying it with the heat gun.  It can be done but it melts pretty easily.  It might work if you let it dry overnight.  Backing it with White Daisy Cardstock was a better option.

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

Don’t miss the Create Kindness special for National Stamping Month, available through the end of September (while supplies last).  Shop now!

September 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (Blessed Beyond Measure)

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the September SOTM, which is Blessed Beyond Measure, a set of 19 stamps.

If you have come here from Donna Digby’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! 

Fall School Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp Set, Watercolor Paints, Paintbrush Set, Watercolor Paper, Artbooking Cricut cartridge, Rustic Home Fundamental Paper, Goldrush Ink, Black Ink, Pen Pal Alphabet, Picture My Life Card, and Rustic Home Ribbon Pack.

These leaves are great for watercoloring.  I love how the colors blended together and some formed lines (kind of like the veins on a leaf).  I used LOTS of water on these for good blending (I gave them a day to dry before stamping).

Watercoloring by Wendy Kessler

Now “Hop” on over to Kathy Burrows’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! Remember, the Blessed Beyond Measure Stamp Set is only available through the end of September!

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

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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.