Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter O)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter O. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their O 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 Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking then you’re on the right track!

Oh So Happy Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies are all CTMH: Brushed Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit, and Inks (Pixie, Black, & Canary).

I chose the letter O as the “Oh So Happy” in my title.  I didn’t really care for the Brushed paper but I love the WOTG layouts and they fit so many of my pictures perfectly.  I used the larger photo overlay as a mat for my picture instead of a frame and I will use Flip Flaps to add more photos in that spot.  For the square pictures on the right page, I cut the corners so the patterned paper underneath shows through.  For the pictures on the right page I used glue dots to first adhere my photo to the frame, then I used my regular adhesive to attach them to the page.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Darlys Recker ~ Crafty Happy.

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

1.Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ catscrapbooking

3. Wendy Kessler

4. Darlys Recker ~ Crafty Happy

A Budding Friendship Stamp Set

Create your own flowery, friendship project with A Budding Friendship Stamp Set.

14-ai-budding-friendship-layoutSupply list for 12″ x 12″ Full of Smiles Page:
Reflections: Main Frame—Back Drop™
D1602 My Acrylix® A Budding Friendship
X7190B Brushed Paper Packet
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2643 Canary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
X7190C Brushed Complements
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
3174 Blending Pen
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
9½” RDS Overlay <g> (p. 62)
2″ RDS Title <r> (p. 51)

Jump on It July Blog Hop


Welcome to our Jump on It July Blog Hop!  During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 (pages 5-10) or Seasonal Expressions 2 (pages 4-5) for only $5 USD!  The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.  Visit our July SOTM Blog Hop to see all the creative options this stamp set has to offer.  Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!  So for this hop we are featuring the variety of Hostess Stamp Sets and the July SOTM available for this campaign.

Once you place the stamp sets you are purchasing in your cart, you will then be able to this list of discounted stamp sets bottom of your cart and you can select them at that time.  Here is a list of stamp sets available for this campaign and the ones that you will see along our Jump on It Blog Hop:
  • S1507 My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful
  • C1614 My Acrylix® Tagged with Love
  • C1613 My Acrylix® Paper Bird
  • B1477 My Acrylix® Exotic Flower
  • D1615 My Acrylix® Sweet As Sugar
  • B1454 My Acrylix® Thanksgiving Wreath
  • C1596 My Acrylix® Happy Hexagons
  • C1587 My Acrylix® Sing Glory
  • B1455 My Acrylix® Be Jolly
  • C1593 My Acrylix® Hats Off
  • A1169 My Acrylix® Well Wishes
  • D1608 My Acrylix® Better with a Friend
  • B1458 My Acrylix® Cuddly Salutations
  • A1163 My Acrylix® Practical Planning

If you have come here from Wendy Coffman’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.  This month we have over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. 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! 

Sunburst Card by Wendy Kessler

Colored Flower Card by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Exotic Flower stamp set (Hostess Set), Shinhan Markers (a variety of colors), Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape, Cardstock (White Daisy, Cranberry, and Black), and Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment.

I chose to feature the Hostess Rewards Stamp Set, Exotic Flower.  This is an amazing stamp set and what a great deal for only $5 with this month’s special!  You can see how you can create many different styles with this one stamp.  It also makes a fun (and flat) card as long as you like coloring.  Bonus: Fits the 4.5 x 4.5 Envelopes that are on sale in the “while supplies last” section!  Another way to use this stamp is to cut out the flower portion as I did for the second card.

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! Don’t miss out on this great campaign, Shop now!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Simple Shadows


Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

Vacation Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Seaside Paper Packet, Seaside Assortment, Cocoa Ink, Magic, and Urban Alphabet Stamp Set.

I created my shadow layering with stamping.  First, I stamped the letters on cardstock and cut them out.  Next I stamped directly on my background paper and positioned the cutout letters so they had a shadowed appearance.  This is way cool!  Click on the picture for a better view.

Now hop on over to Catherine Nowak!

List of participants:

Treasured Friendship Stamp Set

The Treasured Friendship Stamp Set compliments all those ocean-view photos!14-ai-treasured-memories-shadow-boxSupply list for 12″ x 12″ Treasured Memories Shadow Box:
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 3
C1594 My Acrylix® Treasured Friendship
X7192B Seaside Paper Packet
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2264 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Re-inker
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
X7192C Seaside Complements
Z3014 Seaside Assortment
Z2023 Bling Gems Gold Assortment