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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Ravishing Ribbon

14907675_10154046923147934_4845161977082684442_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.  This month we will feature “Ravishing Ribbon”.

Basketball Layout by Wendy Kessler

Gratitude Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Swan Lake Paper Packet, Swan Lake Complements, Uptown Ribbon Pack, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Juniper Cardstock. and Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!

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Happy, Happy Christmas Blog Hop

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Welcome to our blog hop featuring the Happy, Happy Christmas special.

If you have come here from Jacquelin Green’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! 

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Happy, Happy Christmas layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Happy, Happy Christmas Campaign, Red Shimmer Trim, and Aqua Shimmer Trim.

I used some of the supplies I had leftover after making the layouts (I did not do the home decor items) to create these layouts.  Before this kit came out I never thought to use the My Crush pages on scrapbook layouts!  You can also adapt some of the papers (like I did) to be non-Christmas themed.

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!

This special is only available during November while supplies last so get yours today!  Shop now!

November 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (New Year’s Cheer)

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the November SOTM, which is New Year’s Cheer, a set of 13 stamps.

If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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! 

Cheer New Year's Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My HeartNew Year’s Cheer Stamp Set (Nov 2016 SOTM), Glacier Ink, Archival Black Ink, All About the Gold Fundamentals, Cardstock (Lagoon, Smoothie, Black), Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, and Sequins – Gold Assortment.

The colors for this layout came together as I was cleaning off my desk.  I’m not sure what project they went with but I liked them together when I was thinking of this stamp set.  I wanted to keep it simple because the gold paper is so pretty.  Now I have a layout all ready and just waiting for New Year’s Eve pictures.  I also learned with this one that it is very difficult to take good pictures of the gold paper because it is so reflective. 🙂

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! Remember, the New Year’s Cheer Stamp Set is only available through the end of November!

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

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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Wacky for Watercolor

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month we will feature “Wacky for Watercolor”.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

Fall Watercolor Card by Wendy Kessler

Fall Watercolor Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Watercolor Cards – Clear, Watercolor Paints, Paintbrush Set, Rustic Home Ribbon Pack, and Cardstock (Poppy, Chocolate).

Watercolor can be a great way to create a beautiful yet simple card.  I used the Picture My Life Watercolor Cards to do just that.  I used a wide brush to apply paint back and forth over the card.  On the red one I wet my brush with color and added to the card.  For the green card I wet the enter PML card with water first, then applied color.  As it was drying I added more paint for a darker color.  Once the painting was finished, I dabbed the embossed image with a tissue to remove any paint sitting on the image.  You could also wait until it was dry and use a wet tissue for the same result.  To create the spots on the green card, I applied paint to my brush and then tapped it on my finger, allowing it to splatter into the card.

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!

October 2016 SOTM Blog Hop

oct2016badgeWelcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the October SOTM, which is Yuletide Joy, a set of 7 stamps.

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_0204

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Yuletide Joy Stamp Set (October 2016 SOTM), City Sidewalks Paper Packet, Glacier Cardstock, Inks (Cranberry, Glacier, Pear), Marker Alphabet Stamp Set, and Sparkles.

I will admit that the stamping on this layout is a result of laziness.  My original plan was to emboss the stars and color in the poinsettia but I changed my mind and decided to just stamp the stars.  In choosing which colors to use I came up with the idea to rock-and-roll the tips in a second color.  I’m so pleased with the end result and glad my laziness worked out for the best. 😉

img_20161001_193925Now “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 and other fun ideas! Remember, the Yuletide Joy Stamp Set is only available through the end of October!

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