Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 11/21/2012 08:00 am by Wendy
WELCOME! I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”. If you have already started, you should be coming from Joy’s Blog. If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here. This month we are focusing on our scraps. This is one of my favorite challenges because I love using things up.
Supplies used: Die Cuts with a View paper, Close to My Heart ribbons, Close to My Heart Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes, American Crafts Thickers, and Close to My Heart Opaque Mocha Adhesive Gems.
When I first think of “use up scraps” I think of paper. But for this hop I decided to do something different and use up some embellishments, specifically scraps of ribbon. I really like using paper like this that already has a pattern on it. It makes for a quick and easy layout. I also like adding embellishments to the base like the pearls I added to the flower centers along the bottom.
I used the sketch below from The Scrapbook Room. This would also work great to use up scraps of paper.
Now hop on over to Judy’s Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.
Here is a list of participants:
- Debi Barber
- Rachel Ventura
- Joy McHargue
- Wendy Kessler
- Judy Faye Garner
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 11/10/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
Supplies used: DieCuts with a View paper, K & Company chipboard stickers, Close to My Heart cardstock (retired colors), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and Kaisercraft rhinestones.
I used this sketch from Even More Scrapping:
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 10/15/2012 06:00 am by Wendy
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are highlighting the Rock ‘n’ Roll Stamping Technique as shown on page 31 in the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. This is an oldie but a goodie!
This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Kindred Heart’s Blog.
Supplies used: Die Cuts With a View Just Dreamy Stack, Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection Kudos stamp set, and Close to My Heart Red Glitter Glitz.
My rock n roll stamping technique is used for the circle border along the center of the page. I first inked the image in Cranberry, then rolled in Outdoor Denim before stamping. The glitter glitz was used to create the dots and the border, how cool is that!
I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme:
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Judy Faye Garner’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!
Here is a list of participants:
1. Wendy Kessler
2. Judy Faye Garner
3. Tabitha Fritz
4. Joy McHargue
5. Rachel Ventura
6. Kindred Hearts
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/20/2012 12:00 am by Wendy
D1195 The Works Alphabet $17.95
Supplies used: CTMH The Works Alphabet stamp set, Die Cuts With a View papers, CTMH Pacifica ink, Making Memories felt flowers, and American Crafts Elements Medium Glitter Brads.
This is a great size alphabet set for longer titles, subtitles, or when you only have a small space on your page. I also love that it includes uppercase, lowercase, numbers and punctuation for just $17.95.
I have to admit that I started the title on this layout straight and for some reason couldn’t see the letter “o” correctly. So I’m sharing a secret with you…even though the clear stamps are AWESOME for lining up exactly where you want them, sometimes that doesn’t work or we are plain lazy. I love to move my letters around so they are intentionally not straight. That way there is no messing up and look how cute and playful it looks on this layout! It is also a good option if your title is a tight fit on the page because you can arrange the letters to take up less room. Note that I stamped on textured cardstock and it stamped very clear, just make sure your ink pad is not dry so you get the good coverage.
This was actually a 4-page layout. This is something I will do when I have a lot of pictures for a particular event. I will scrapbook them in the same papers/embellishments so they are easily recognized as one event. Here are the other pages:
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 09/16/2012 09:55 pm by Wendy
E1020 Token Alphabet $29.95
(I apologize for the poor quality pic. I didn’t finish this until tonight after dark.)
Supplies used: CTMH Token Alphabet stamp set, DCWV papers (I think), CTMH Chocolate ink, Art Philosophy cartridge, CTMH Cotton Candy ink, CTMH buttons, and misc. flowers from my stash.
This stamp set came out before the CTMH Cricut cartridges but I was still able to make it work. Who wants to cut all those circles?!? I had to change the settings on my Cricut to mm (push Settings button, OK for language, + button to move to the Inches=1/10ths, then OK). I cut the circles at 1.10 and they were perfect! I also like the patterned circles that you can add to the letters. I added my patterns with Cotton Candy and second generation stamping. These would also make super cute polka dots on a background paper! Here’s another longer title that I love that came from The Perfect Title.