Watercolors & Embossing, featuring Florence paper packet

Learn a new way to make your stamped images stand out on your scrapbook pages with embossing and watercoloring—this is a technique you will fall in love with!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Passionate About Pockets

13882161_10153818114652934_7160503608585208807_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Melissa Robinson.

I had a page all ready to show you with Flip Flaps to create more space for more photos.  You could also used any of our new Pocket Plus Memory Protectors in the same way.  However, I got ahead of myself and used papers that are not yet available so you will have to wait until next month to see my creation.  Until then, are some layouts I’ve shared before that uses the same idea.  The first one shows a 6×12 Flip Flap on each page with one opening to the side and the other opening to the top.  The second layout uses 4×6 flip flaps.  You can also attach the 4×6 flip flaps to each other to create an accordion folded “book” of photos.

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer to continue through the hop!

Everything ABC Blog Hop (Letter Q)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter Q. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “Q” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

Birthday Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Charlotte Paper Packet (PML card), Kaleidoscope WYW stamp set, Black Enamel Stars, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

All I could think of for the letter Q was QUICK.  One of the best ways to create a QUICK card is by using the Picture My Life cards as I did here. I made this card with scraps of paper and embellishments that I had leftover from previous kits.  I can’t believe how well this came together from such a variety of different lines.  I love it!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Danielle Wagner.

Florence Artwork


X7208B Florence Paper Packet
X7208C Florence Complements
Z3213 Florence Sequins
Z3218 Rose Gold Foil Tape
Z3216 White Twine
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z3170 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
2″, 3″, 3½” Accent 2 <f> (p. 54)
4″, 5″, 7″, 9″ Accent 1 <f> (p. 54)
3¾” Accent 3 <GiveThnk> (cut 2, p. 78)
4″ Accent 3 <GiveThnk> (cut 2, p. 78)
4½” Accent 3 <GiveThnk> (cut 3, p. 78)

More Florence Layouts

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Florence Paper Packet, Florence Complements, Florence Sequins, and Rose Gold Foil Tape.
Design credit: Tina Lovell