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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.

2016-2017 CTMH New Product Blog Hop

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Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new items from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’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!

Life is Good Layout by Wendy Kessler


Life is Good Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Rustic Home Paper Packet, Uptown Paper Packet, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Raspberry Cardstock (new color!), Uptown Ribbon Pack, Picture My Life – Gold & Silver Overlay, Thin Cuts – Hearts, Gold Glitter Paper, Grey Enamel Gems, and 4×6 Flip Flaps.

I had so much fun using some of the new papers with these photos.  I was surprised at how well the Rustic Home Paper mixes with the gold elements.

Thin Cuts Tip: Keep a stick pin handy at your desk (I use one with a red tip so I can spot it better).  Use this pin to poke through the holes with the diecuts get stuck in the Thin Cuts.  It is also handy to clean out the tip on the Liquid Glass (which you will most likely be using with your Thin Cuts.)

Vellum Tip: To adhere vellum you can use a vellum tape or spray.  Another option is to apply adhesive where it will be hidden.  Looking at the above layout, I attached the vellum where my pictures and ribbon would cover up any adhesive.  This second option does take planning. 😉  You could also attach with staples or brads.

Organizing Tip: I like to keep all the paper from one packet together.  I’ve got lots of large ziplock bags leftover from completed workshop kits that I reuse (or you could purchase some).  You can peel off the label from the Paper Fundamentals package pretty easily and stick it on one of these bags.  If it doesn’t come off well, you can just tape it to the bag.

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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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Everything ABC Blog Hop (Letter P)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter P. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “P” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track or you can start here.10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_nFor the letter P, I chose Picture My Life cards.  I have discovered a new joy for this product.  Not only are they great to use for Pocket Scrapbooking, but they are a wonderful way to make some beautiful cards as you can see from these that I made today.

PML Card by Wendy Kessler

Fab Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Fundamental Assortment – Gold, Picture My Life Beautiful You Scrapbooking Program, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Danielle Wagner.

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (O)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter O. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

I had a hard time coming up with something for the letter O, but then it hit me…Ornate Blossoms!!!  I love this set of stamps and thin cuts!  They are so fun to color.  I had a bunch of these already colored and matched them up with some scraps I had to make these layouts.  The white strip under the 4×4 photo is the flip flap, I just have it laying on the page for the picture.  I will attach it to the page protector.

Ornate Blossoms Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set, Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts, ShinHan MarkersPaper Fundamentals Adventure, Florence Paper Packet, Florence Sequins, and Memory Protectors Flip Flap 4×4.

Parade Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set, Ornate Blossoms Thin Cuts, ShinHan MarkersPaper Fundamentals Adventure, Calypso Paper Packet (title), Gypsy CardstockPink Shimmer Trim, and Fundamental Assortment Thistle.

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

Picture My Life Fun Blog Hop

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Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring the Picture My Life Cards.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

Fun & Sun Watercolor Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Watercolor Paints, Waterbrush – Medium Flat, Waterbrush – Medium Round, Handwritten Print Stamp Set, Gypsy Ink, Silver Foil Tape, and Fundamental Assortment – Thistle.

These are some pictures of my girls outside “painting” with water.  I love how the Kaleidoscope paper on the background resembles sunspots.  I used a Watercolor Card as a base for the title on my layout.  Once the watercolor was dry, I stamped the rest of the title.  I had to tell myself “less is more” when it came to the glitter stars. 🙂

Tip: If you have some color that remains on the embossed image, the watercolor brush (round or small depending on the surface area) works well to remove this (either before or after it dries).

Now hop on over to Darlys Recker!

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