For Always

Welcome to our February Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop!   As you know, these cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don’t already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, you can search for one in your area or contact me (visit my website).

Our theme this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but also a brand NEW paper pack from Close to My Heart – “For Always”.   In this hop, you will see projects featuring one (or both!) of our versatile Cricut cartridges with this paper pack from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Priscilla’s Paperie then you are in the right place!

Mr. & Mrs. Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH For Always Paper PacketCTMH For Always TextilesCTMH Artiste Cricut cartridgeCTMH Sunset cardstock, Ranger Black Diamond Stickles, and CTMH Black and Grey Glitter Paper.  Challenges: Scrapbook.com - Cricut, Scrapbook.com - Sketch.

I started with this sketch by Julie Bonner:

I used Cricut Craft room to create the flourishes and other diecuts from the Artiste cartridge.  I found it was easier to visualize this way.  I flipped the sketch and turned it into a 2-page layout.

Your next stop on our “For Always” hop is Stephanie at The Quilted Scrapper.

 

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

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Stamping is Contagious
  3. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  4. Michelle ~ My Creations With Michelle
  5. Priscilla~  Priscilla’s Paperie
  6. Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
  7. Stephanie-The Quilted Scrapper
  8. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  9. Ellen ~ CardMonkey’s Paper Jungle
  10. Melissa Lind~ MyWatermelonMoon
  11. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking

Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you.

For Always Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go Kit

For Always Workshop on the Go Kit

On April 5, we will be creating the For Always Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by March 1 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The For Always Workshop Kit includes:
For Always Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® For Always Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set ($13.95)
White Daisy Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
For Always Assortment ($4.95)
Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

For Always Bonus Layout

Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

For Always Bonus Project

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z 1840 My Creations Clear Pillow Boxes (need 2 sets) $2.95 each
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim $4.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
Z 1790 Cricut Artiste Collection $99.00
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Y1002 1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $5.95
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix Block $8.50

Not provided:
Z1294 Sanding Kit $3.50
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

Coordinating products:
X 7165C For Always My Stickease Assortment $4.95
D1539 The Happy Couple stamp set $17.95
B1418 Love Doily stamp set $9.95
D1540 In the Background stamp set $17.95
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper $5.95
Z1811 For Always Assortment $5.95 (included in Kit)
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment $2.95 (included in Kit)
Z1820 For Always Textiles $8.95
Z1821 Buttons Black Assortment $5.95
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim $4.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Desert Sand, Honey, Lagoon, Ruby, Slate, Whisper, White Daisy (you could add any color with these black/white patterns!)

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:
(February)Home Sweet Home
(March) Floral Happiness
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Floral Happiness.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(February) Studio J $5 Layouts
(March) Hostess Jump for Joy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the March special.

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – My Stickease & rubons

Throughout this hop you will see My Stickease and/or Rubons used on all of the projects.

You can start the hop here and continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Shirley’s Blog.

Lights on/off Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sophia Paper Packet (retired), Sophia My Stickease (retired), Felt Alphabet Stickers – Keepsake,   Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Bling Assortment (retired), and 3D Foam Tape.

I just love how My Stickease make pages come together so quickly!  And it’s fun to add a little bit of other embellishments to make them pop.  I wanted to add journaling but didn’t know where to put it and was happy when it turned out so well by writing on the dull area of my photo!  I also love sketches and used the this one by Ashley Horton.

Now hop on over to Tabbi’s Blog!

Here is the list of participants:

  1. Judy Faye Garner
  2. Rachel Ventura
  3. Janet McCormick
  4. Joy McHargue
  5. Shirley Ross
  6. Wendy Kessler
  7. Tabbi Fritz

For Always Cardmaking Workshop On the Go Kit

For Always Cards Workshop on the Go Kit

The For Always Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
My Acrylix® For Always Cardmaking Workshop stamp set(C-size)
For Always B&T Duos® Papers (2 sheets)
Cardstock (4 sheets, various)
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes (15 each)
Purple Glitter Gems (72 pieces)
1/8″ Slate Satin Ribbon (5 yards)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Required Tools:
Z 2105 Black Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z578 Corner Rounder $7.95
Y1000 1″ × 1″ My Acrylix Block $3.95
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix Block $8.50
Y1010 2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $9.95
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

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:
(February)Home Sweet Home
(March) Floral Happiness
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Floral Happiness.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(February) Studio J $5 Layouts
(March) Hostess Jump for Joy
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the March Special.

Below are my cards.  
At first I was going to change up all the cards.  I liked the layout but wasn’t sure about the colors and I use mostly birthday and anniversary cards.  Then I went back and looked at them a second time and had a different perspective.  Really, these cards can work for pretty much anything!  So I kept them as is and then made one additional one of my own.  I wasn’t sure about the Twilight color on the heart card but liked it in real life better than the picture.  You can change up the colors on any of these cards to make them completely new and different like I did with the red heart card.  There was enough papers to cut what I needed for 5 of these cards (in addition to the cards in the kit).  I just needed card bases and I used Tulip Cardstock and Tulip Ink.  Tulip is a retired color but you could use Ruby or Cranberry for the same look.

Celebrate Card by Wendy Kessler

Happy For You Card by Wendy Kessler

Heart Card by Wendy Kessler

Red Heart Card by Wendy Kessler

Using Up Scraps for Cards #5

Here is the last of my Sophia cards.  There are links at the bottom of this post if you missed my earlier posts and want to go back and take a look.

Sophia Card #26 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #27 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #28 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #29 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #30 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #31 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #32 by Wendy Kessler

Sophia Card #39 by Wendy Kessler

 

Challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge – Anything goes
All Sorts Challenge – Things with Wings

More cards:
Using Up Scraps for Cards#1
Using Up Scraps for Cards#2
Using Up Scraps for Cards #3
Using Up Scraps for Cards #4