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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (B)

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!

Babycakes Layout by Wendy Kessler

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

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Paper!

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.

Full of Fun Layout by Wendy Kessler

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:

Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Judy Faye Garner
Janet McCormick
Shirley Ross
Tabbi Fritz
Michelle Battitori
Casandra Bennett
Nikki DeWitt-http://www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com/ (no post)

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Cricut Overlays

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.

Live Your Dreams Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies 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:
1. Debi
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

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (A)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter A. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their A 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 Shalana Glass- Scrappin with Shalana then you’re on the right track!

UR Amazing Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Laughing Lola Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit.

This is my first time joining this blog hop and I’m hoping to make it a regular one this year.  I wasn’t sure what to do for the letter A.  I wanted something kind of easy to start off and I came across the Laughing Lola Kit that I had not done yet with the AMAZING title stamp.  I really like how the stamp sets in the Workshop on the Go Kits are now larger and focus on titles!  Note: they are the only stamp sets in the book that are shown at 50% meaning that they are even bigger and better in person!  I often change up the photo arrangement of the WOTG pages to make them fit the pictures I have as I did with this one.  This subject is pretty amazing too because this was my daughter’s fourth time donating to Locks of Love!

I am your final stop.  I hope you have enjoyed the hop.  Come back on Saturday, January 25 to see all the Letter B projects!

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy
2. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings
3.Susan Green – Flair Chase
4. Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom
5 Shalana Glass- Scrappin with Shalana
6. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

Cloud Nine Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Cloud Nine Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit which is the special for this month.  If you have come here from
Michelle Loncar, 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 here.

Love You Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all included in the Cloud Nine Card Kit (scraps of papers, Shimmer Trim, and Durables Triangle Studs).  I also used the Artiste Cricut cartridge (not included in the Cloud Nine Card Kit) that coordinates with the Cloud Nine Stamp Set.

This layout came together quickly but simply using the scraps that I had left after making the cards from the kit.  To create a full 12×12 sheet, I overlapped the scraps and glued them together (Goldrush and Lagoon cardstock make the base for this layout).  The 12×12 Versamat works GREAT for this!  Or you could use a sheet of cheap (paper you don’t like) paper as a base.  Another trick I did for this layout was the patterned border that runs down the center of the page; it is actually two pieces of paper and the matted photo covers the gap that is left in the middle.

After finishing the cards as outlined in the kit and this one-page layout, I have used up all the paper but still have about 1/2 a sheet of studs, a LOT of Washi Tape, a LOT of Shimmer Trim, and the stamp set to use for many more projects!

**When using this stamp set for future projects be sure to use Real Dial Size!

Now “Hop” on over to my friend Haley Dyer to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great ideas for getting the most out of this card kit! Remember, the Cloud Nine Kit is only available until January 31 or while supplies last!  Full details here.