Archive for the ‘Blog Hops’ Category

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop

SE2BadgeWelcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book.

If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’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.  This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing creations on their blogs. 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! 

Fireflies Dance Layout by Wendy Kessler Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Blossom Paper Packet, Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Blossom Assortment, and Coral Reef Sequins.

I just love when I find pictures that perfectly match my papers!  That’s exactly what happened when I went searching for pictures for a layout using Blossom.  I ran across these dance photos and knew the combination would make a great layout.

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!

April 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Typed Note

Father's Day card by Wendy Kessler IMG_6657Supplies used are all Close to My HeartTyped Note Stamp Set, Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Chalk It Up Paper Packet, Chalk It Up Assortment, and Chevron Border Punch.

Father’s Day will be here before you know it and so that’s what I chose for the theme of my card.

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

To see more artwork with this stamp set, visit Melinda’s Blog and the CTMH Consultant Blog Hop.

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter G)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter G. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their G 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 Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking then you’re on the right track!

Nativity Frame by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Bracket Frame (retired), CTMH Black & Grey Glitter Paper, CTMH Reason for the Season stamp set, CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, black ink, and misc. vellum and felt papers.

I chose glitter for the letter G.  I made this for my mom around Christmastime and I am so pleased with how beautiful it is!  The glitter and specialty papers really make a big difference.

Directions for cutting the Bracket Frame HERE.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Marie Goetz – Marie’s Paper Crafting and Such.

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Color Destash

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 Shirley Ross.

Baby Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Chantilly Paper Packet (retired), Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment, Chantilly Complements (retired), and Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles.

I really don’t care for green and don’t use it much.  My original plan for this hop was to use pink (probably the color I have the most of) and use it will green accents.  This just goes to show how things can turn out so differently than you originally planned!

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter F)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F 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 Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings then you’re on the right track!

I chose FRAME for the letter F.  I was so happy to have finished this!  We enjoy pin trading when we visit Disney and this is the perfect way to display our favorites!  I used the Designed Decor Black Frame for this project.  I backed the frame with fabric (using hot glue) then decorated the frame with embellishments.  To hang the pins, I cut a small piece of red ribbon, wrapped it around the wire, and “pinned” on the pin!  It will be easy to trade them out after our next trip.

Disney Pin Trading Frame by Wendy Kessler

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Denise Elliott.