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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. 



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

02 – Sarita L3

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

The Great Job Stamp Set is a versatile set that can be used for so many occasional cards and scrapbook pages!14-ai-great-job-card

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

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

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (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 have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Stephanie Feist- The Quilted Scrapper then you’re on the right track!

Quick Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Quick Cards – Japanese Blossom Stamp Set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Striped Twill Ribbon, CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, and ShinHan Markers ( Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Sap Green, Golden Yellow, Barely Beige, and Colorless Blender)

For the letter Q, I chose a Quick Cards stamp set.  What a great way to make a “quick” card and it will be flat for mailing too!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin’ More Mom.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking

3. Jenny Gilbert Jen;s Creative Classroom

4. Stephanie Feist- The Quilted Scrapper

5. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

6. Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin’ More Mom

7. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings

8. Darlys Recker – Crafty Happy

Cut Above™ Kits

14-ai-cut-above-openerThis is the new product that I am most excited about!  Great for beginners and a super quick and easy project for the more advanced!

Featured items used in this video:
02 – Sarita L3Z2057 – Cut Above Holiday Treat Bag Kit

Supply list for 5″ x 3½” x 1W” From Me to You Treat Bag:
B1466 My Acrylix® Sweet Salutations
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2057 Cut Above™ Holiday Treat Bag Kit

14-ai-cut-above-halloween-treat-bagZ2058 Cut Above Halloween Treat Bag Kit

Supply list for 5″ x 3½” x 1W” Sweet Treats Treat Bag:
B1466 My Acrylix® Sweet Salutations
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2058 Cut Above™ Halloween Treat Bag Kit

B1466 Sweet Salutations Stamp Set (coordinates with 2 kits above)

14-ai-cut-above-holiday-cardZ2065 – Cut Above Holiday Card Kit

Supply list for 7″ x 5″ Merry & Bright Snowman Card:
B1468 My Acrylix® Merriest Christmas
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2065 Cut Above™ Holiday Card Kit

02 – Sarita L3Z2064 – Cut Above Christmas Card Kit

Supply list for 7″ x 5″ Christmas Joy Card:
B1468 My Acrylix® Merriest Christmas
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2064 Cut Above™ Christmas Card Kit

B1468 – Merriest Christmas Stamp Set (coordinates with 2 kits above)

14-ai-cut-above-thankyou-cardZ2065 – Cut Above Thank You Card Kit

Supply list for 5½” x 4¼” Thanks So Much Card:
B1467 My Acrylix® You Mean the World to Me
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2063 Cut Above™ Thank You Card Kit

14-ai-cut-above-birthday-cardZ2061 – Cut Above Happy Birthday Card Kit

Supply list for 5½” x 4¼” Happy Birthday to You Card:
B1467 My Acrylix® You Mean the World to Me
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2061 Cut Above™ Happy Birthday Card Kit

B1467 – You Mean the World to Me Stamp Set (coordinates with 2 kits above)