Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (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 have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Stephanie Feist- The Quilted Scrapper then you’re on the right track!

Quick Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Quick Cards – Japanese Blossom Stamp Set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Striped Twill Ribbon, CTMH Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, and ShinHan Markers ( Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Sap Green, Golden Yellow, Barely Beige, and Colorless Blender)

For the letter Q, I chose a Quick Cards stamp set.  What a great way to make a “quick” card and it will be flat for mailing too!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin’ More Mom.

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

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking

3. Jenny Gilbert Jen;s Creative Classroom

4. Stephanie Feist- The Quilted Scrapper

5. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

6. Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin’ More Mom

7. Lauren Moore- CTMH Craftings

8. Darlys Recker – Crafty Happy

Geek Is Chic Stamp Set

The Geek is Chic Stamp Set is perfect for school-themed projects and anything teen related.


Supply list for Geek is the New Chic Album:
D1599 My Acrylix® Geek is Chic
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Z1991 Teal Glitter Paper
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2164 Sorbet Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1956 My Creations™ Hip Pics Album
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
¾” <Banner1> (p. 68)
1¾” <Circle5> (p. 61)

New Consultant Kits

Now you have even more options when you choose to Become a Consultant with Close to My Heart.  Along with the release of the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book, there are also new consultant kits.  These kits are designed with specific interest (and that of your future customers) in mind.  You can choose either the Cardmaker’s Kit or the Scrapbooker’s Kit.


The Cardmaker’s Kit includes:

14-ai-new-consultant-scrapbook-kitThe Scrapbooker’s Kit includes:

Visit my website today to learn how to become a consultant and view all the details of these kits!

New My Crush Books


You now have even more options with new My Crush Books!  There are also embellishments and stamp sets that coordinate with each My Crush Book.


Supply list for To the Moon My Crush™ Book Pages:
B1456 My Acrylix® Born to Roam
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2641 Glacier Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2001 My Crush™ Wildwood Book
Z2041 My Crush™ Wildwood Sticky Tabs
Z2040 My Crush™ Wildwood Assortment
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples
Z1997 Triangle Border Punch
Z1294 Sanding Kit

Supply list for My Fave My Crush™ Book Pages:

B1465 My Acrylix® Glitter Glam
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2000 My Crush™ In the Pink Book
Z2042 My Crush™ In the Pink Assortment
Z2043 My Crush™ In the Pink Sticky Tabs
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™Journaling Pen
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2097 Mini Staples

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – All Lit Up (Artbooking Layout Series – Wintertime 1)

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  Get ready for the glitter and glam this month!!   If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Michelle Loncar.

Winter Formal Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (Lagoon, Slate, Whisper, White Daisy), Teal Shimmer Trim, Cricut Artbooking cartridge, Old World Alphabet, Black Ink, and Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles.

I knew exactly which pictures I wanted to use for this hop and the layout that I was going to do.  When I went to work on it, I was out of Silver Glitter Paper.  So here is what I think may be a better version but it was definitely more work to get there.  I was originally going to cut the overlays out of the Silver Glitter Paper.  I knew that Lagoon would be perfect for these photos and it was the color of choice.  Next, I didn’t have any Teal Glitter Paper so I will tell you how I made the Teal Shimmer Trim work as a replacement.  I really think this is a sign that I need to place another order!

First, I cut the out all the elements that I wanted to be glittery.  This was so I knew about where to place the Shimmer Trim without wasting too much.  I placed it row after row on White Daisy Cardstock until I had the area that would be cut covered.  I reloaded this new covered paper the same way as my sample into the Cricut.  Using the Shimmer Trim on Cardstock provided a nice thick finished product but be sure that you multi-cut.  For these specific cuts I set my blade at 6, high pressure, medium speed, and cut twice.  To do this double cut, you can use the Mulit-cut option (go into settings to set it to 2, 3, or 4) or once it is finished cutting DO NOT unload but instead hit “Load Mat” and it will go back to the starting point, “Repeat Last” and it will cut again.

This is the Wintertime Layout from page 76 of Artbooking.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far using the Artbooking Cricut Collection .

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Debi Barber
  2. Shirley Ross
  3. Sheila Bennett
  4. Michelle Loncar
  5. Wendy Kessler
  6. Melissa Robinson
  7. Tonya Whitehurst
  8. Haley Dyer