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May 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Just Sayin’

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the May SOTM, which is Just Sayin’, a set of 14 stamps.


If you have come here from Melissa Robinson’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 about 50 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! 

Enjoy the Moment Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Just Sayin’ May Stamp of the Month, White Daisy Cardstock, Inks (Sunset, Glacier, Pear, and Honey), and Boardwalk Washi Tape Pack.

I decided to challenge myself to create a complete flat card which is much better for mailing and I also stuck with neutral colors!  I penciled a grid before stamping the squares and erased the lines when I was finished.

Now “Hop” on over to Maria Myers’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! Remember, the Just Sayin’ Stamp Set is only available through the end of May!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

Baby Layout

Baby Layout by Wendy KesslerI used the DCWV Jewel Stack for this layout.  I will be using CTMH Flip Flaps to add more pictures to this layout.

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing is Back


11038090_10152807533067934_701388854599683936_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.

Graduation Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Diploma Day Stamp Set, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Cardstock (White Daisy & Cranberry), Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Versamark Ink, Silver Embossing Powder, Archival Black Ink, and Silver Shimmer Trim.

I have been itching to use this stamp set since I got it and I absolutely LOVE it!  I also bought a pack of 4×4 envelopes not realizing they weren’t standard size so I combined these two need-to-use-items to create this graduation card.  The embossing works very well with this stamp and why not combine this technique with the Paper Fundamentals (which are embossed cardstock sheets).  I cut two cards in White Daisy (p.53 in the Art Philosophy booklet) then one additional card in the Black Embossed paper and cut this in half (one for each card front).  Red and black are the school colors here so I added a thin strip of red border.  You can use your own school colors or keep it neutral.  My daughter said they are cute and has informed me that I need to make a lot more.  I guess I can say that I will get my moneys worth out of this stamp set!!

Now hop on over to Haley Dyer!

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter E)

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

I got a little creative with my letter E this time around and chose “Encouragement”.   This weekend is our dance teams first competition and I made a star for each of them.  There is a sucker on the inside and words of encouragement on the back.

Star Suckers by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Cardstock (Ocean, White Daisy), Black & Grey Glitter Paper, Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge, and suckers (I chose caramel apple ones that were mostly flat).

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Linda Norman.

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

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – My Love Affair with Paper

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.



Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Caprice Paper Packet (retired), Caprice Level 1 Stickease (retired), Recollections Floral Embellishments, Color Me Crazy Large Flower, and unknown button.

I can’t say I’ve been hoarding this paper, I just haven’t gotten around to using it.  I think the paper and pictures go together as far as my feelings towards them – they just needed to get scrapped.  They weren’t a special event or extra pretty paper, just every day things that I want to include to show a reflection of real life.

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!