Posts Tagged ‘sparkles’

Seasonal Expressions 2 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop!  We will be featuring all new product from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book!

If you have come here from Michelle Johns’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.  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! 

For today’s blog hop, I decided to show you how easy it is to use Picture My Life cards to make cards. There is a sheet of these Picture My Life cards included in each paper packet. I made a card from each set, except I didn’t have Central Park so I used the Picture My Life Birthday Cheer cards instead. I always seem to have some of these leftover when I am finished with the paper so this is a great way to make use out of them.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Beautiful Friendship Paper Packet, White Ribbon, Bashful Ink, Sponge Dauber, Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Sapphire Cardstock, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Fresh Air Paper Packet, New England Ivy Cardstock, Espresso Cardstock, Bronze Sequins, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Picture My Life Birthday Cheer Cards, Gold Shimmer Brush, Red Shimmer Trim, Colorful Texture Stamp Set, Black Ink, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Documented Paper Packet, Gold Glitter Gems, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Stitched Circles Thin Cuts, White & Gold Ribbon, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock, 3-D Foam Tape, and White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

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!

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!