CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Handmade Hues

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.  This month you will see us using the new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers!

Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Juniper Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut CartridgeSilver Shimmer Trim, ShinHan Markers (Light Orange, Barely Beige, Carmine), Marquee Enamel Shapes (retired), Sparkles Flourishes, and Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts (retired).

I used the ShinHan Markers in a number of different ways.  I used the to color accents.  This works great with a number of embellishments.  For my layout I colored the Silver Shimmer Trim and the Marquee Enamel Shapes.  I also used the ShinHan Markers to color and shade the Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts chipboard letters.  To do this, I first added “stripes” of each color onto the letters, then I colored and blended with the lighter color from it’s color into the darker color to blend them together.

Tip: The ShinHan Markers work well to color a number of things, including the White Enamel Stars, Silver Shimmer TrimSparkles, Dimensional Elements, and more!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Sheila Bennett
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Michelle Loncar

October SOTM – Home for the Holidays

The Close to My Heart October Stamp of the Month is Home for the Holidays.  Spend $50 and get this stamp set for just $5!

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

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Supply list for 4″ Do Not Open Until Treat Box:
S1410 My Acrylix® Home for the Holidays
X7188B Snowhaven Paper Packet
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Z2010 White Enamel Stars
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
4″ 3D Object <r> (p. 44)
Art Philosophy
2″ <Tag2> (p. 40)

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Supply list for Holiday Cupcake Box:
S1410 My Acrylix® Home for the Holidays
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2049 Designer Creations Cupcake Box
Z1988 Black Striped Twill Ribbon
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3″ <Ornamnt2> (p. 47)

Season of Thanks Stamp Set

The Season of Thanks Stamp Set is a set of three border stamps to use on all those fall projects.

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Supply list for 4¼” x 5½” Have a Lovely Day Card:
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 25
D1604 My Acrylix® Season of Thanks
B1462 My Acrylix® Lovely Birthday
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z3012 Pathfinding Assortment
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
3174 Blending Pen
Z3017 Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
Thread

Cricut® Shape:
Artfully Sent
4½” Sleeve <5> (p. 5)

Supply list for 4½” x 4½” Happiness Card:
Wishes: All Squared Up™
D1604 My Acrylix® Season of Thanks
X7186B Pathfinding Paper Packet
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2504 Whimsy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z3012 Pathfinding Assortment
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Thread

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (U)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter U. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their U element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings then you’re on the right track!

Flower Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies are all by Close to My Heart: Elemental Paper Packet (retired), Unity Stamp set (retired), Sorbet ink, Cardstock (Pacifica, Colonial White, and Sorbet), Sparkle Flourishes, and Cricut Collections.  MLSB Sketch

For the letter U, I have chose the Unity stamp set and some Unused/Useless paper.  How often do you cut a large diecut and throw the “scrap” from the outside away?  I used that scrap as the base for this layout!  I’m not sure if it was Art Philosophy (most likely) or Artbooking that I used.  I added the stamped flowers in the scallops to unify it with the page.  The flowers are Cricut-cut and popped up for dimension.  The center of the flowers are stamped and fussy-cut.  I also added a bit of doodling around the sorbet flowers for some extra detail.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom.

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

1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking.com

3. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings

4. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

Thanksgiving Name/Placecard

14-ai-beyond-measure-molly-place-settingSupply list for Blessed Beyond Measure Place Card:
A1161 My Acrylix® Beyond Measure
E1030 My Acrylix® Handwritten Print
1245 Olive Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Artiste
1¼” and 1½” RDS Shift+3D Object <GiveThnk> (p. 78)