Posts Tagged ‘CTMH’

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.

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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!

February 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – A Happy Hello

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the February SOTM, which is A Happy Hello, a set of 15 stamps.

If you have come here from Tina Lovell’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 over 60 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! 

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Coloring Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Snowhaven Paper Packet, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, A Happy Hello Stamp Set, Inks (Cranberry, Glacier, and Whisper), Heartstrings Complements, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, 3-D Foam Tape, Sparkles Clear Flourishes – Small, and Junebug Puffies.

One of the great things about acrylic stamps is the ability to “shape” them in new ways as you can see from my scalloped border.  I stretched out the stamp before attaching it to my acrylic block to create the elongated shape that I wanted.  I also cut the teardrop puffy shape to create the circles used in the center of some of the flowers.  This layout involved a lot of fussy-cutting but I don’t mind that.

Now “Hop” on over to Justine Hovey’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, A Happy Hello Stamp Set is only available through the end of February!

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

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter B)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter B. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their B element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Jenifer Benner – Jen’s Messy Studio then you’re on the right track!

Bathtime Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Retired Paper Packet, Sparkles Clear Flourishes – Small, Babycakes Stamp Set (retired), Boutique Borders Stamp Set (retired), and Sugar & Spice Cricut cartridge.

My layout is full of the letter B, from baby and bathtime to the name of my stamp sets.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Shelly Nemitz – Just One Pretty Piece.

 

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

1. Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak~ Catscrapbooking

3. Pam Trostle ~ Pam’s Crafty Creations

4. Marie Goetz – Marie’s Paper Crafting and Such

5. Janna Gray – The Creative Princess

6. Stephanie Feist

7. Jenny Gilbert The Creative Heart

8. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings

9. Diana Saunders ~ Farmer Di Stamps

10. Shalana Glass – Scrappin with Shalana

11. Darlys Recker – Crafty Happy

12. Jenifer Benner – Jen’s Messy Studio

13. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

14. Shelly Nemitz – Just One Pretty Piece

November SOTM Blog Hop – It’s the Little Things

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Novembers’s SOTM, which is It’s the Little Things, a set of 15 stamps.  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.  This month we have over 60 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! 

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It's the Little Things Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Colonial White Cardstock, Dotty for You Paper Packet (retired, could easily replace with Lagoon Cardstock), It’s the Little Things Stamp Set, Inks (Pear, Glacier, Lagoon, and Pixie), Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, and Sparkles Flourishes.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this stamp set was random stamping.  Random stamping is a great technique to use when you have a variety of different size stamps like in this set and it gives you the ability to match colors to any pictures that need to be scrapped.  When I pulled out this set of photos, I knew that it’s the little things” was also the perfect title.  The key to random stamping is imperfection – start with the largest stamp and fill in with the smaller ones, be sure to stamp off the edge of the paper, and turn your stamp like I did with the leaf.  As you can see in the picture below, I didn’t waste my time stamping the middle as I knew I would be covering that part up anyway.  I also tried doing something a little different (for me) by placing the title cluster in the center of the page when my first instinct was to put it in the lower right corner.

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Now “Hop” on over to Adeline Brill’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 It’s the Little Things Stamp Set is only available through the end of November!

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