Posts Tagged ‘sparkles’

Little Girl, Big Mess Layout

Little Girl, Big Mess Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Babycakes Paper Packet, Babycakes Assortment, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and Cricut Artbooking cartridge.
52 Sketches 52 Weeks.

Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go Kit

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On August 2, we will be creating the Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by July 12 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Buzz and Bumble Workshop Kit includes:
Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set ( $13.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Buzz and Bumble Assortment ($5.95)
Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

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Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

BuzzAndBumble Bonus Project

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1833 My Creations Kraft Container (need 3) $3.95 each
Z280 Natural Hemp $2.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E 1019 Bohemian Alphabet stamp set $29.95
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2167 Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
3174 Blending Pen $3.95
Z578 Corner Rounder $7.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Y1003 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix Block $6.50
Y1010 2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $9.95

Not provided:
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

Coordinating products:
X 7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease Assortment $4.95
Z1134 Quick Cards – Dragonfly stamp set $6.95
A1135 Quick Cards – Bumble Bee stamp set $6.95
C1537 Honeycomb stamp set $13.95
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment $5.95 (included in Kit)
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment $2.95 (included in Kit)
Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes Color-Ready Accents $6.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Champagne, Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Sunset, Sweet Leaf

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(June) A Flowering Bunch
(July) Sweet Life
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Sweet Life.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(July) Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit for only $19.95!

Here are my projects:

CTMH Buzz & Bumble Layout by Wendy Kessler

I adjusted the left page to suit my photos.  I will also be using 4×6 flip flaps on each page to add more photos over the 4×6 pics.  I wasn’t sure about this Workshop Kit but I am so glad I changed my mind and bought it because I love my layouts!

Stephanie Layout by Wendy Kessler

Love this one for an 8×10 photo!  I stamped the entire background with the flowers.  I also eliminated the journaling box and moved the embellishments over to allow more room for the photo.

Wonderful Beautiful Day Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

If you look close you will notice that I flipped this page around 180 degrees.  I will admit it was an oops but it didn’t matter since I was using it as a 1-page layout so it didn’t need to match up with my first page.

Kraft Containers by Wendy Kessler

These containers were trickier than they should have been.  I would recommend using Liquid Glass for your adhesive.  It holds well and doesn’t take long to dry.  Make sure you plan it out before adhering the paper and do a double check.  The paper overlaps if you cut according to the directions and there is a seam on the container; you will want to make sure that these are somewhat close so you are left with a nice “front” to decorate.  If you want them to look like the picture, it will be easiest to glue the scallop piece and the large piece together first, then to the container since the scallop goes underneath but you want to make sure you leave enough room so that you don’t overlap onto the opening.  Tip: When inking, do not ink the ends that will overlap (if you ink it will draw attention to the seam).  I used these for Mother’s Day gifts.  They could work for teachers gifts or just about any occasion.

My Convention Card

Here is the card that I made to take to convention.  I am thrilled that I was able to make 72 cards!  I will post some of my favorites!  So something kind of funny….I had this post all ready to go except for the picture.  Now I sit down to finish up and I have everything packed, including all these cards…deep in the back of the van…in a box…in the bottom of the cooler…  So… I happened to keep this one.  The cards for convention are the same with the exception of the embellishments.  I used the Black/Grey sparkles instead of the bubbles that you see here.

Convention Swap Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Pirouette stamp set, Hello Blooms stamp set, Slate Ink, Art Philosophy Cricut CollectionWhisper CardstockBlack & Grey Assortment Sparkles, and Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon.

For some of the cards I used up the rest of my Grey Flannel Cardstock.  It is a similar light grey to the new Whisper.

I didn’t realize until half way through that I could have saved some paper with this project.  I cut the 12×12 sheets of grey to use as card bases.  What I later discovered is that even though the Pirouette shape didn’t quite fit on the scrap I had leftover, it was enough since I was cutting part of it off the edge of the card anyway.  I finished the rest of the cards this way and was able to make a few more than I would have otherwise.  When I attached the stamped Pirouette image, I let it fall off the edge of the card, then I used my Cutterpede trimmer to cut off the excess.  This worked perfectly because I could butt the edge of the card right up to the blade and cut it straight, much faster than trimming with scissors.

Happily Ever After

Welcome to our May Art Philosophy/Artiste Blog Hop!   As you know, both the Artiste and the Art Philosophy cartridges are available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant.  If you don’t already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create.   If you came from Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!

 

Our challenge this month features not only one of these amazing cartridges but we also have a Wedding  theme.  There are so many weddings this time of year!  Do you have any weddings coming up?

Bride & Groom Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: For Always Paper Packet, Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, Artiste Cricut cartridge, For Always My Stickease Assortment, Sparkles Clear Assortment, and Bitty Sparkles.

Your next stop on our “Happily Ever After” hop is Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy.

 

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

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Theodora ~ Celebrate Crafts
  3. Wendy ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
  4. Michelle ~ My Flights of Fancy
  5. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  6.  Michelle ~ My Creations with Michelle
  7. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101

Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you in creating your own wedding themed projects!

Fabric Blog Hop

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we are focusing on FABRIC.  If you are starting here just continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started, you should be coming from Stephanie Chumbley.

Picture Perfect Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Sophia Paper Packet (retired), Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, Chantilly Textiles, Harvest Baker’s Twine, Felt Alphabet – Keepsake (retired), Sparkle Flourishes, and Bitty Sparkles.

I have to admit when Close to My Heart came out with these fabrics I really wasn’t sure what to do with them.  It’s great that they coordinate with different papers but I have a feeling they will last me a very long time.  For my layout I used the fabric to create the butterflies and flowers.  The butterflies are roughly 2″ squares of fabric cut with pinking shears on the sides.  To create the flowers I first cut a long strip (about 1/2″) of fabric.  Then I twisted it so the pattern was mostly on the outside and from there I twisted it further into a circle.  As I did the final twisting, I used 1″ glue dots to adhere it to my paper flower.  The inside of the small flower is a strip of fabric tied in a loose knot with the ends cut off.  At first, I planned to use knots with the ends but I didn’t like it so I used those (they look like little bows) in the upper corner of my layout.  I used this sketch from Scrappy Sketches.

And here are some closeup pics:


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Fabric butterflies by Wendy Kessler

Fabrlic Flowers by Wendy Kessler

 

Your next stop is: Judy Faye !

Participants:
Debi
Tabbi
Stephanie Chumbley
Wendy K.
Judy Faye
Shirley
Joy