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CTMH ShinHan Marker Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Close to My Heart ShinHan Marker Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new ShinHan Markers now offered by Close to My Heart.  These are high-quality, alcohol-based markers.  This hop is a circle so if you are starting here, continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from my upline Tina Lovell.

Beautiful Day Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all CTMH unless otherwise noted: White Daisy Cards & Envelopes, Lagoon Heart Washi Tape, Capture the Day stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, ShinHan Markers (Leaf Green, Peony Purple, Cerulean Blue Light, Marigold, and Tender Pink), and StazOn Jet Black Ink.

This was a fun card to make and it turned out very colorful!  The Washi Tape was place on White Daisy Cardstock, trimmed, and then stamped with StazOn Ink.

TIP: These markers will bleed through your cardstock so make sure that you are coloring on a separate piece of paper that will be attached to your work.  If you want to color directly on your cards as I have here, then another option is to line the inside of the card.

Now hop on over and see what Paige Dolecki has created!

If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participants here.

Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets

Become a Hostess today and earn free product as well as the option to purchase these Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets (through July 2015).  Contact me today to get started!

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These Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets are one of the best deals ever.  You can earn these stamp sets by hosting an Online or Home Gathering.  Then use the Select Product Credit that you earn to get these discounted stamp sets!

You can view all of these stamp sets on pages 5-10 in the new Annual Inspirations.

See the artwork below for some great examples of what you can do with these stamp sets!

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Supply list for the 4¼” x 5½” Candy Jar Card:
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 27
D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
Z2644 Pixie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch

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Supply list for 4¼” x 5½” So Grateful for You Card:
Wishes: Simple Expression™
B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
X7192B Seaside Paper Packet
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2465 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Turquoise Blue Marker
Z2463 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker
Z2459 ShinHan™ Touch Twin Pastel Green Marker
Z2455 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Light Orange Marker
Z2448 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1996 Woodgrain Embossing Folder
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples

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Supply list for 12″ x 12″ Forever and Always Page:
C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2504 Whimsy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2264 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z2005 Sunset Chevron Washi Tape
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Thread

Cricut®Shapes:
Artbooking
1½” and 1″ RDS Shift+Border <L> (p. 66)
Artiste
½” <Font> “forever & always”

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Supply list for 5″ x 7″ Hark the Herald Angels Sing Card:
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 25 (with alterations)
C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Packet
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment

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Supply list for 5″ May Your Days Gift Box:
B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly
X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Packet
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
5″ 3D Object <0> (p. 40)
5″ Shift+3D Object <?> (cut 2, p. 40)
2½” and 2″ Shift+3D Object <E> (p. 43)

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Supp5½” x 4″ It’s That Time Invitation:
C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off
X7191B Wanderful Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
5½” Shift+Card <( )> (p. 39)
5¼” Card <9> (p. 39)
4″ Shift+Accent 2 <*> (p. 38)
3½” Accent 1 <8> (p. 38)
1½” Shift+Accent 3 <*> (p. 38)
1¼” Shift+Accent 1 <( )> (p. 39)
¾” Accent 3 <9> (p. 39)

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Supply list for 4″ With Appreciation Gift Box:
A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2742 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker
Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z1932 Silver Geometric Washi Tape
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
4″ 3D Object <v> (p. 64)
4″ Shift+3D Object <V> (p. 64)

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Supply list for 5″ x 7″ Better with a Friend Card:
Wishes: Medallion™
D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend
X7190B Brushed Paper Packet
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z1998 Chevron Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection 
Thread
Brush

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
2½” Accent 2 <y> (p. 46)
2½” Card <i> (p. 48)

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Supply list for 3″ x 3″ Feel Better Card:
Originals: Bow Front™ (with alterations)
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1142 Brown StazOn™ Ink Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1995 Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Hole Punch

Supply list for 3″ x 3″ Love You Card:
Wishes: Layered Look™
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1989 Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Thread

Supply list for 3″ x 3″ Hello Card:
Originals: Pieced Panels™
B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes—Small
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch

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Supply list for Day in Review Flip Stand Album:
A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5751 Sorbet Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2467 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
Z1896 Designed Décor Flip Stand Album
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread

Cricut®Shapes:
Artiste
¾” <Font> “12345”
Artbooking
4″ Shift+Overlay <Z> (p. 68)
Art Philosophy
3½” <Circle1> (p. 21)

CTMH September SOTM Blog Hop – Family is Forever

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Septembers’s Stamp of the Month, which is Family is Forever, a set of 7 stamps.  If you have come here from Morgan Vogt’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. 

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Love Card by Wendy Kessler

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Family is Forever Stamp Set (September SOTM), Inks (Cranberry, Olive, and Chocolate), Olive Cardstock, Sponge Daubers, and Colonial White Cards and Envelopes.

I think the tree on this stamp set is so beautiful!  I first inked it in Chocolate Ink, then using a sponge dauber and Olive Ink, I applied green to the leaves and stamped.  Next, I stamped the tree in Cranberry Ink on a scrap paper, cut out the hearts, and attached to the tree with glue dots.  I stamped the word LOVE with Cranberry Ink and fussy cut.  Leaving a small outline around the hearts and the word gave it a little bit of a shadow when attached with glue dots and makes them appear 3D without the dimension.

Now “Hop” on over to Peachy Iris G. Lamb’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants’ blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the Family is Forever Stamp Set is only available until September 31st!  When you place a $50 order from my website, you can get this stamp set at a discounted price of only $5!

Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop

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The Pathfinding Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – My Acrylix Pathfinding Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Pathfinding B&T Duos Paper
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 1 Glacier, 1 Kraft, 1 Olive)
15 – Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
1 – Bronze Shimmer Trim (Z1849)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2111)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
Glacier Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2641)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2123)

Coordinating products:
Pathfinding Paper Packet (X7186B)
Pathfinding Assortment (Z3012)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Autumn TerracottaBarn RedChampagneChocolateColonial WhiteGlacierGoldrushLagoonOlive

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(August) What a Hoot
(September) Family is Forever

The current Constant Campaign is:
(August) Picture Perfection
(September) 30 Days of Happy (click Promotions at my website on September 1)

My cards: I changed the sentiments on my cards so they are birthday themed instead of thank you.  You can dig into your stash and find some stamps that work or purchase some new ones.  The stamp sets I used are: B1467 You Mean the World to Me, B1462 Lovely Birthday, and D1510 4 My Friend (retired).

It's Your Day Card by Wendy Kessler

Happy Birthday feather card by Wendy Kessler

Birthday Wishes Card by Wendy Kessler

As I was creating this last card, I really liked it just as it was before adding the extra strips to the bottom.  Here is my alternate card:

(modified) Birthday Wishes Card by Wendy Kessler

Great Job Stamp Set

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Supply list for 5″ x 7″ Great Job Card:
Wishes: Bullseye™
C1588 My Acrylix® Great Job
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2004 Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Paintbrush

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
3¾” and 4″ Accent 3 <5> (p. 35)