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Scaredy Cat Scrapbooking Workshop

Halloween Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies you will need to complete the Scaredy Cat Scrapbooking Workshop:
D1605 My Acrylix Halloween Greetings Stamp Set
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks Pad
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen

Basic Workshop supplies: Paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.

There is not a kit for this workshop so it is not scheduled for club members, however you could easily fit it in to an order.  I have already posted other projects using the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet.

Downloadable Cutting Guide

* I used the Sunset Cardstock for the photo mats.
* I would recommend the Archival Black Ink.

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – All Lit Up (Artbooking Layout Series – Wintertime 1)

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  Get ready for the glitter and glam this month!!   If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Michelle Loncar.

Winter Formal Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (Lagoon, Slate, Whisper, White Daisy), Teal Shimmer Trim, Cricut Artbooking cartridge, Old World Alphabet, Black Ink, and Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles.

I knew exactly which pictures I wanted to use for this hop and the layout that I was going to do.  When I went to work on it, I was out of Silver Glitter Paper.  So here is what I think may be a better version but it was definitely more work to get there.  I was originally going to cut the overlays out of the Silver Glitter Paper.  I knew that Lagoon would be perfect for these photos and it was the color of choice.  Next, I didn’t have any Teal Glitter Paper so I will tell you how I made the Teal Shimmer Trim work as a replacement.  I really think this is a sign that I need to place another order!

First, I cut the out all the elements that I wanted to be glittery.  This was so I knew about where to place the Shimmer Trim without wasting too much.  I placed it row after row on White Daisy Cardstock until I had the area that would be cut covered.  I reloaded this new covered paper the same way as my sample into the Cricut.  Using the Shimmer Trim on Cardstock provided a nice thick finished product but be sure that you multi-cut.  For these specific cuts I set my blade at 6, high pressure, medium speed, and cut twice.  To do this double cut, you can use the Mulit-cut option (go into settings to set it to 2, 3, or 4) or once it is finished cutting DO NOT unload but instead hit “Load Mat” and it will go back to the starting point, “Repeat Last” and it will cut again.

This is the Wintertime Layout from page 76 of Artbooking.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far using the Artbooking Cricut Collection .

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Debi Barber
  2. Shirley Ross
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Michelle Loncar
  5. Wendy Kessler
  6. Melissa Robinson
  7. Tonya Whitehurst
  8. Haley Dyer


New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We have a large number of consultants sharing their creations using new products from the 2014 Annual Inspirations.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you have already started, you should be coming from BRAE MONTGOMERY’S BLOG.  If you get lost along the way, you can check the complete list here.

Halloween Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Scaredy Cat Paper Packet, Scaredy Cat Complements, Scaredy Cat AssortmentImagine (Proof Preview), Colonial White Cardstock, Sparkles Black Flourishes – Small, and Purple Shimmer Trim.

I love how this layout accommodates so many photos!  I will also be using Flip Flaps on the two 4×6 spots on the right page to add even more photos.  The Purple Shimmer Trim adds brightness to the layout (a great option instead of Black).

Here are some more projects I have made using new products:
Purple Owl Card
Halloween Layout
Trouble’s Brewing Card

Now hop over to JULIA HAMMOND’S BLOG to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Workshop


On September 5, we will be creating the Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by August 8 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Chalk It Up Paper Packet (X7184B)
1 – My Acrylix Chalk It Up Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Flaxen, 1 Lagoon, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Chalk It Up Assortment (Z3009)
1 – Black Striped Twill Ribbon (Z1988)
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:
Black Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2105)
Flaxen Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2642)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2164)

Coordinating products:
Chalk It Up Complements (X7184C)
White Enamel Stars (Z2010)

Great Job Stamp Set (C1588)
Geek Is Chic Stamp Set (D1599)
School Years Stamp Set (D1556)
All the Details Stamp Set (D1555)
LOL Stamp Set (A1159)
Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set (D1612)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Champagne, Flaxen, Lagoon, Sorbet, White Daisy.

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

The current Constant Campaign is:
(August) Picture Perfection


I used this first layout for two separate pages:

Concert Layout by Wendy Kessler

4-H Layout by Wendy Kessler

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Too Cool Swim Layout by Wendy Kessler

By masking the title stamp you can eliminate the “for school” part making it a versatile layout for any pictures!

CTMH Blog Boosters New Product Blog Hop (Halloween Layout)


Halloween Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used: Scaredy Cat Paper Packet, Scaredy Cat Complements, Black Sparkle Flourishes, Sparkles Black Flourishes – Small, and Make It From Your Heart – Volume 2 (Pattern 18).