Posts Tagged ‘sparkles’

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!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Handmade Hues

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.  This month you will see us using the new ShinHan Touch Twin Markers!

Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Juniper Cardstock, Artbooking Cricut CartridgeSilver Shimmer Trim, ShinHan Markers (Light Orange, Barely Beige, Carmine), Marquee Enamel Shapes (retired), Sparkles Flourishes, and Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts (retired).

I used the ShinHan Markers in a number of different ways.  I used the to color accents.  This works great with a number of embellishments.  For my layout I colored the Silver Shimmer Trim and the Marquee Enamel Shapes.  I also used the ShinHan Markers to color and shade the Irresistibles Eclectic Die-Cuts chipboard letters.  To do this, I first added “stripes” of each color onto the letters, then I colored and blended with the lighter color from it’s color into the darker color to blend them together.

Tip: The ShinHan Markers work well to color a number of things, including the White Enamel Stars, Silver Shimmer TrimSparkles, Dimensional Elements, and more!

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

  1. Sheila Bennett
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Melissa Robinson
  4. Michelle Loncar

Artbooking Layout Series – You & Me 1

My Valentine Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: KI Memories patterned paper, CTMH Sparkle Flourishes, CTMH Sparkles Clear Assortment, CTMH Cardstock (Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Colonial White, CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, and Zig markers.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

New Product Blog Hop (Spring/Summer 2014)

If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Maria Myers.

Hoo-ray! Birthday Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 (Pattern 4), Ariana Paper Packet, Lollydoodle Paper Packet, Ivy Lane Paper Packet, Pink Glitter Paper, Lollydoodle Complements, Lollydoodle Assortment, Sparkle Flourishes, White Daisy Cardstock, Cotton Candy Washi Tape (retired), Flamingo Dots, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Corner Rounder, and 3D Foam Tape.

This layout is a great example of how you can mix and match all the paper packs and embellishments!  Who would have thought that Ariana, Ivy Lane, and Lollydoodle could all be used together?!?  What I really used were all the scraps left over after completing the Workshop on the Go Kits for each of these papers.  I am very pleased with this layout of “scraps”!  I cut the number with using Art Philosophy, layered it with Washi Tape, and trimmed the edges.  I used this same technique for the polka dot border on the top.  Sorry, I keep forgetting that the Cotton Candy Washi Tape is retired; I just really like it!  For this layout you could substitute another Washi Tape.  There are many that would coordinate.

Sheila Bennett is your next stop!

Click here for a complete list of participants.

Artbooking Layout Series – Together 2

Love Dance Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Artbooking Cricut Collection, CTMH Black & Grey Glitter Paper, CTMH Dreamin’ Paper Packet (retired), and Prima Say It In Crystals.
Challenge: Colorful Creations Creative Monthly Project – use bling

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!