Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

New Product Blog Hop – Using Zip Strips

Today I’ve got another entry in the New Product Blog Hop.  I’m on a roll!

Life is Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Ariana Paper Packet (zip strips), Ivy Lane Paper Packet (zip strips), Glitter Shimmer Trim and Sequin Dot Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Kit), Ivy Lane Assortment, Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set, Cashmere Cardstock, Inks (Smokey Plum and Olive), Scallop Border Punch, and Cricut Artiste Collection.

I was inspired by this sketch which is great for using zip strips!  And the Ariana and Ivy Lane strips go well together.  (Zip Strips are the added part of 12×12 B&T sheets, usually with product info on one side and CTMH utilizes these by making the opposite side decorative.)  The Paper Fundamentals was the perfect foundation.  Again, I used leftovers from the Workshop on the Go Kits.



Technique Blog Hop – Spray Pen

Welcome to this month’s blog hop!  This time around we are using the spray pen and hope you find lots of inspiration for this technique.  If you have already started the hop, you will be coming from Michelle.

Easter Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Unknown Paper Packet (retired), Sweet Leaf Ribbon (retired),
Colonial White Cardstock, Hollyhock CardstockCreate-a-Shade Paint, Spray Pen, Hollyhock Reinker, Cricut Artiste Collection, Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Petals (retired), and Colonial White Brads.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

I used the spray pen in a very simple way but it is my favorite.  I used it to spray the background paper of my layout.  This is a great way to add a touch of color and pattern without using patterned paper.  I also sprayed the Just Bloom Flowers, some lighter and some darker for variety.  For my mixture, I filled the pen with water up to the 7th line, then added reinker up to the next line, and added 4 drops of the Create-a-Shade Paint.  I always add the Create-a-Shade Paint because I like the extra little sparkle that it adds.

Hop on over and see what Sheila had created for you next!

Here are a list of all the participants:
1. Debi
2. Judy Faye
3. Theresa
4. Shirley
5. Michelle
6. Wendy
7. Sheila

Joy Layout

Joy Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Babycakes Paper Packet, Babycakes Artbooking Cricut cartridge, Stitch Guide, and Prima Flowers.
MLSB Sketch.

Simple Flower Card

Flower Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Veranda Paper and ribbon (retired), Vanilla Cream cardstock (retired), and Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood (available August 1, 3013)  Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges

After I finished a layout today, I saw the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch and was inspired to use up my scraps!  This is a good 5-minute card!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the layout!

Lego Time Layout

Lego Time Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Echo Park paper and stickers, Prima flowers, Got Flowers flowers, and Baby Blue Stickles by Ranger.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.