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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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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Color Your World

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Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  This time around we are using different coloring forms and techniques.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Darlys Recker.


Colored Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set, Sangria Paper Packet, Georgie Paper Packet, ShinHan Markers (Warm Grey 4, Peony Purple, Cerulean Blue Light, Turquoise Blue, Tender Pink, Cherry Pink), Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon, and Purple Glitter Gems.

I made this card with a mixture of papers that I had left over from different paper packets.  I love when one side of the paper is mostly one color because it makes it so easy to mix and match with other packs!  I bet you wouldn’t have thought of combining Sangria with Georgie!  However, the true highlight of my card is the Ornate Blossoms stamped image.  I was so excited to use this.  I cut and stamped a bunch of them to color at my leisure and add to projects later.  My favorite coloring method is the ShinHan Markers.

Now hop on over to Cathy Bufano!

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June 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (The Long Way Home)

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the June 2016 SOTM, which is The Long Way Home, a set of 15 stamps.

If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’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_9367Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: The Long Way Home Stamp Set (June 2016 SOTM), Magical Paper Packet, Magical Sequins, Red Enamel Heart, Sapphire Cardstock, and Inks (White Daisy, Cranberry, Honey, Sapphire).

I created this layout with scraps I had leftover from the Magical WYW.  It will be so nice to just add pictures after vacation!

Now “Hop” on over to Alyson Mayo’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 Long Way Home Stamp Set is only available through the end of June!

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

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More artwork (by corp):

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