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Cloud Nine Blog Hop

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.

Cloud Nine Blog Hop (List)

This is the list of participants for the Cloud Nine Blog Hop in case you get lost along the way.  To just start the hop, click here.

Adeline Brill
Gina Brandstette
Nikka geers
Michelle Johns
Michelle Loncar
Wendy Kessler
Haley Dyer
Sheila Bennett
Lisa Sargent
Karen Fullam
Maria Myers
Alayne Fleming
Melinda Everitt
Brenda Lapp
Joy McHargue
Lalia Harris
Pamela Ellison
Judy Faye Garner
Katy Taylor
Maureen O’Sullivan
Vicki Price
Michelle Jones

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Glitter!

Welcome to this months CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on all things GLITTER!  If you are starting here, you will continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Janet McCormick.

Here Comes Trouble Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Bella Paper Packet (retired), Bella My Stickease (retired), Bronze Shimmer Trim, Bronze Glitter Glitz, Pink Glitter Glitz, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

For my glitter I used some Shimmer Trim and Glitter Glitz Gels.  These products are great to use with any papers and I love to add them to older ones to give them a fresh look and are among my favorites.  The Shimmer Trim has an adhesive back and you can look forward to more colors in the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  The Glitter Glitz Gels are retiring and will only be available until the end of January 2014 (or while supplies last).  On this layout I used the Glitter Glitz Gel to create my title, outline my diecut, and accent the My Stickease stickers.

Now move on to your next stop, Shirley Ross.

Here is a list of participants:

1. Wendy Kessler
2. Shirley Ross
3. Rachel Ventura
4. Tabbi Fritz
5. Nikki DeWit t - (no post yet)
6. Judy Garner
7. Theresa Morrow
8. Janet McCormick
9. Joy McHargue

Technique Blog Hop – Spray Pen

Welcome to this month’s blog hop!  This time around we are using the spray pen and hope you find lots of inspiration for this technique.  If you have already started the hop, you will be coming from Michelle.

Easter Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Unknown Paper Packet (retired), Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired),
Colonial White Cardstock, Hollyhock CardstockCreate-a-Shade Paint, Spray Pen, Hollyhock Reinker, Cricut Artiste Collection, Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Petals (retired), and Colonial White Brads.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

I used the spray pen in a very simple way but it is my favorite.  I used it to spray the background paper of my layout.  This is a great way to add a touch of color and pattern without using patterned paper.  I also sprayed the Just Bloom Flowers, some lighter and some darker for variety.  For my mixture, I filled the pen with water up to the 7th line, then added reinker up to the next line, and added 4 drops of the Create-a-Shade Paint.  I always add the Create-a-Shade Paint because I like the extra little sparkle that it adds.

Hop on over and see what Sheila had created for you next!

Here are a list of all the participants:
1. Debi
2. Judy Faye
3. Theresa
4. Shirley
5. Michelle
6. Wendy
7. Sheila

Use Your Stash Thanksgiving Blog Hop (Artbooking Layout Series – Harvest 1)

This month our Use Your Stash Blog Hop has a Thanksgiving Theme.  If you are just starting or coming from Rachel Ventura you are on the right track.

Give Thanks Fall Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, Cardstock (Topiary, Chocolate, Sorbet, Champagne, Kraft), Brown & Tan Glitter Paper, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and unknown rhinestones/gems.
Challenge: Colorful Creations Anything Goes – Give Thanks, Scrapping Everyday Miracles – To be thankful is to be truly content…

I just love pictures of Miranda playing in the leaves and as soon as I saw this layout plan these pictures came to mind so it was an easy one to put together.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!


Now hop on over to see what Joy McHargue has created!

Here is a list of participants:
1. Joy McHargue
2. Shirley Ross
3. Rachel Ventura
4. Wendy Kessler