Archive for October, 2009

Christmas Banner Made With Card Kit!


Now I know it’s not Christmastime yet but it will be here before we know it!  Here is a fun and quick banner that you can make to hang over your mantle or anywhere else in your house.  We made this at the CTMH Convention and it is super cute.  We used the My Originals Around the Holidays Card Kit.  We used the new Posterboard Alphabet for the letters but you could use any alphabet.  The sparkles add a nice touch.  You can also change it to any six letter word, or a shorter word, or add a decorative piece on the end.  If you wanted to add a little more to it, you could decorate the back in fall colors and embellishments and you’d have a  reversible banner.  One word you could use for this would be ‘Thanks’.  Below are some closeups of the individual card pieces.







Scrapsketch now has card sketches!

Here is one I did:

Products used: We R Memory Keepers rhinestone brad, (all other CTMH:) Tickled Pink patterned papers, Just Blooms Paper Flowers – Big Pinks, Hollyhock ricrac, Hollyhock Stitched Ribbon.

For more card and scrapbook sketches go to!

Blog Candy – go get it!

Here are a couple links to some blog candy going on right now.  Check them out!

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Happy Birthday Chris!
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Happy World Cardmaking Day!

And to celebrate we are having a CTMH 2009 World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop!  This is a great group of consultants who will be sharing some wonderful cards with you today.  It’s a round robin hop so you may start here or if you have come from Debra’s blog you are on the right path and welcome!



I discovered the Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint when making this card.  I used a paint brush to apply the paint to the B&T Duo paper.  It gives it such a beautiful shimmery shine!  I also like using the Creative Basics when making cards.  It comes with bulk ribbon and paper to make sets of cards.  This combined with the Wishes card idea book makes for quick cards at a reasonable price and is this paper is perfect for some funand contemporary Christmas cards.   I have two pictures of the card to try and show you how much it shines.  Give it a try!

Products used are a CTMH: Creative Basics – Jingle (paper & ribbon), Wishes, Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint, White Daisy Brads, White Daisy Cardstock, Juniper Cardstock, Holiday Jingle Stamp Set, Tulip Ink, and Sparkles.

Now go to Kathleen’s blog to continue hopping!

2009 World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop List

Here is the list of the participants in case you get stuck along the way:

Wendy Kessler ~     <–YOU ARE HERE
Kathleen Androlewicz  
Shirley Ross  
Teri Baxter  
Camy Eisentrager  
Jessica Booth   
Jamia Bankhead   
Kristina Baldwin   
Debora Quigley  
Laurie Flannery
Penny Kentosh
Deb Young
Haley Dyer   
Jena DeVries   
Antoinette Herrin   
Tresa Black   
Debra Van Patten