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

Tickled Pink Card

Flamingo Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Calypso Paper Packet, Calypso Sequins, Calypso Washi Tape, Tickled Pink stamp set, Black Ink, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

2016-2017 CTMH New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!  We will be featuring new items from the Annual Inspirations Idea Book.

If you have come here from Michelle Battitori’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!

Life is Good Layout by Wendy Kessler

Life is Good Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Rustic Home Paper Packet, Uptown Paper Packet, Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet, Raspberry Cardstock (new color!), Uptown Ribbon Pack, Picture My Life – Gold & Silver Overlay, Thin Cuts – Hearts, Gold Glitter Paper, Grey Enamel Gems, and 4×6 Flip Flaps.

I had so much fun using some of the new papers with these photos.  I was surprised at how well the Rustic Home Paper mixes with the gold elements.

Thin Cuts Tip: Keep a stick pin handy at your desk (I use one with a red tip so I can spot it better).  Use this pin to poke through the holes with the diecuts get stuck in the Thin Cuts.  It is also handy to clean out the tip on the Liquid Glass (which you will most likely be using with your Thin Cuts.)

Vellum Tip: To adhere vellum you can use a vellum tape or spray.  Another option is to apply adhesive where it will be hidden.  Looking at the above layout, I attached the vellum where my pictures and ribbon would cover up any adhesive.  This second option does take planning. 😉  You could also attach with staples or brads.

Organizing Tip: I like to keep all the paper from one packet together.  I’ve got lots of large ziplock bags leftover from completed workshop kits that I reuse (or you could purchase some).  You can peel off the label from the Paper Fundamentals package pretty easily and stick it on one of these bags.  If it doesn’t come off well, you can just tape it to the bag.

New Fundamentals

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamental papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!  Shop now!

Workshop Your Way Florence Scrapbooking Kit

74f27b0a-0f51-4d12-b6e8-b3da38379058 On September 9, we will be creating the Florence Workshop Your Way Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by August 12 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Florence Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:

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Download Instruction Guide: On my website

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

1605-se-florence-pml-layoutAdditional 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.

1605-se-florence-wyw-cardsAdditional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 2 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
My Acrylix A Bunch of Love Stamp Set
A Bunch of Love Thin Cuts
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paints
Paintbrush Set
Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Mini Stapler
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Flaxen, Peacock, Poppy, Ruby, Saffron, Whisper

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:
Purr-fect Halloween

The current Constant Campaign is:
Basically the Best – Place an order for one of each of the Adventure, Whimsy, and Enchantment Fundamental paper packets and choose either one of our Basic Fundamentals (Rustic Home or Uptown) for FREE!  It’s buy 3, get 1 free!

My completed projects:

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Florence Layout by Wendy Kessler

Florence Birthday Card by Wendy Kessler

Florence Birthday Card by Wendy Kessler

Florence Birthday Card by Wendy Kessler

Florence Birthday Card by Wendy Kessler