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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).

August SOTM – What a Hoot

The Close to My Heart August Stamp of the Month is What a Hoot.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!

These projects were all created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.

Supply list for 4½” What a Hoot Treat Bag:
S1408 My Acrylix® What a Hoot
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z2005 Sunset Chevron Washi Tape
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

4½” 3D Object <Hallween> (p. 77)


Supply list for 12″ x 12″ Halloween Page:
Reflections: Front & Center—Focal™
S1408 My Acrylix® What a Hoot
E1030 My Acrylix® Handwritten Print Alphabet
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
1270 Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1793 Dimensional Elements Quotes
3174 Blending Pen
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
2″ Shift+Accent 2 <B> (p. 65)
1½” and 1″ Icon <b> (p. 72)