Tips for Coloring Your Close To My Heart Planner

We’ve got a brand new planner system for 2017, and it’s sure to amaze! With fun graphics you can color with a variety of tools, like watercolor pencils, markers, and ink, this planner will help you stay organized AND creative!

Visit my CTMH website to purchase the Planner Pages featured in this video.

November 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (New Year’s Cheer)


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the November SOTM, which is New Year’s Cheer, a set of 13 stamps.

If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Cheer New Year's Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My HeartNew Year’s Cheer Stamp Set (Nov 2016 SOTM), Glacier Ink, Archival Black Ink, All About the Gold Fundamentals, Cardstock (Lagoon, Smoothie, Black), Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, and Sequins – Gold Assortment.

The colors for this layout came together as I was cleaning off my desk.  I’m not sure what project they went with but I liked them together when I was thinking of this stamp set.  I wanted to keep it simple because the gold paper is so pretty.  Now I have a layout all ready and just waiting for New Year’s Eve pictures.  I also learned with this one that it is very difficult to take good pictures of the gold paper because it is so reflective. 🙂

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the New Year’s Cheer Stamp Set is only available through the end of November!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!


Workshop Your Way City Sidewalks

City Sidewalks WYW Scrapbooking Kit On December 2, we will be creating the City Sidewalks Scrapbooking Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by November 4 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The City Sidewalks Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1  – City Sidewalks Paper Packet
1 – City Sidewalks Complements
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Lagoon, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Red Enamel Gems
1 – City Sidewalks Washi Pack

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

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With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

16-he-city-sidewalks-wyw-pocket-pagesAdditional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply purchase the Memory Protector designs of your choice, Picture My Life cards, and Complements as desired.

16-he-city-sidewalks-wyw-cardsAdditional Cardmaking Project: Make 9 cards, 3 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
My Acrylix Joy to You & Me
Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Black, Cranberry, Lagoon, Peacock, White Daisy, Willow

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:
New Year’s Cheer (November)
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(November) Happy, Happy Christmas (Christmas workshop bundle, including your choice of album style)
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.

My completed projects:

Tis the Season Layout by Wendy Kessler

Merry Christmas Layout by Wendy Kessler


Joy to You & Me Card by Wendy Kessler

Very Merry Card by Wendy Kessler

Christmas Card by Wendy Kessler

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos Inspiration

In this video, we walk you through the shapes you can create with the “46” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you complete a perfectly coordinated scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. We show you how to create some colorful Halloween artwork with paper sugar skulls.

Products featured in this video:
Flower Market Cricut Collection
X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
X5788 Raspberry Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
X5783 Emerald Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock

Cricut® Flower Market Collection: Mother & Daughter Scrapbook

In this video, we walk you through all the shapes you can create with the “19” key on our Cricut® Flower Market cartridge, which is designed to help you create a beautiful themed scrapbook layout, card, or 3-D project. The artwork featured in this video shows a scrapbook page that’s perfect for documenting the love between a mother and daughter.

Products featured in this video:
Z3254 Enchantment Fundamentals
X7212B Swan Lake Paper Packet
X7214B Oh Deer! Paper Packet
X5774 Eggplant Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
X5783 Emerald Cardstock
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
X5777 Fern Cardstock
X5778 Saffron Cardstock
X5776 Peacock Cardstock
Z3216 White Twine
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3089 Grey Enamel Gems
Z3285 Flower Market Cricut Collection