Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 02/06/2014 08:00 am by Wendy
Here we go again! I am having so much fun with the new products!
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 (Pattern 11), Ariana Paper Packet, Balloon Ride Complements, Glitter Trim and Sequin Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Kit), and Embroidery Floss.
I was so excited that this layout came together so quick and easy!
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 02/05/2014 12:49 pm by Wendy
Today I’ve got another entry in the New Product Blog Hop. I’m on a roll!
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Ariana Paper Packet (zip strips), Ivy Lane Paper Packet (zip strips), Glitter Shimmer Trim and Sequin Dot Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Kit), Ivy Lane Assortment, Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set, Cashmere Cardstock, Inks (Smokey Plum and Olive), Scallop Border Punch, and Cricut Artiste Collection.
I was inspired by this sketch which is great for using zip strips! And the Ariana and Ivy Lane strips go well together. (Zip Strips are the added part of 12×12 B&T sheets, usually with product info on one side and CTMH utilizes these by making the opposite side decorative.) The Paper Fundamentals was the perfect foundation. Again, I used leftovers from the Workshop on the Go Kits.
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 01/25/2014 02:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their B element will be featured in their post.
If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy. If you came from Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy then you’re on the right track!
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Babycakes Paper Packet, Babycakes My Stickease Assortment, and Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).
For the letter B, I chose the BABYCAKES paper pack and My Stickease. Using the coordinating paper and stickers makes a layout come together so quickly and always looks good!
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. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog
3. Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom
4. Susan Green – Flair Chase
5. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftingz
6. Michelle Battitori – Michelle’s Handmade World
7. Catherine Nowak~ CatScrapbooking
8. Stephanie Feist= Quilted Scrapper
9. Anita Autore – Cards & Coffee
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 01/21/2014 08:00 am by Wendy
This is a great start for our first 2014 Use Your Stash Blog Hop- This month we are digging into our stash and using up that paper! Anyone who has been scrapbooking for some time most likely has their fair share of paper. Some have a more serious case of stashing than others (I was looking through my stash the other day wondering if it would even be possible to use it all up!).
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 Joy McHargue.
Supplies used: ProPlayer Paper Packet, Laughing Lola WOTG Stamp Set, Archival Black Ink, and ProPlayer Assortment.
I have to be honest and say I really didn’t dig very far into my stash for this one. I am, however, working at using up my stash. I am trying to use up the papers from 2013 before the new ones show up and they are forgotten. This layout is a perfect example of how you can re-use the WOTG stamp sets for many more future layouts with different paper packets.
I don’t have much of a system yet for my patterned papers (I need to work on that and will blog about it when I do) but what you may be interested in is how I sort my cardstock. I have found that it is a great solution to choose one brand of cardstock and stick with it (for me that is CTMH). In using the same colors I have become familiar with them and it makes choosing colors and scrapbooking in general faster. You can see more in THIS POST about how I have organized my scraps and now I actually use them!
Now continue with the hop and visit Judy Faye Garner next!
List of participants:
Judy Faye Garner
Nikki DeWitt-http://www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com/ (no post)
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 01/15/2014 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop. Today you will see a variety of creative ways to use the overlays featured on the Cricut cartridge from the Artbooking Collection. If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.
Supplies used: Sarita Paper Packet, Sarita My Stickease Assortment, Honeycomb Stamp Set, Artbooking Cricut Collection, Inks (Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, Gypsy, and Goldrush), and Aqua Dots.
For my layout, I opted to use the Honeycomb Stamp Set with the overlay on my layout. I cut the hexagon shape with the Artbooking cartridge, then stamped with the Honeycomb Stamp Set and placed the hexagons behind the overlay. It was a lot of work but in the end I really like the layout so I think it was worth it!
Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!
List of participants:
2. Shirley Ross
3. Sheila Bennett
4. Michelle Loncar
5. Sharon Bell
6. Judy Faye Garner
7. Joy McHargue
8. Wendy Kessler
9. Haley Dyer
10. Marianne Hancock
11. Michelle Battitori