Archive for June, 2013

Canvas Art Kit only $19.95!

Relief for Oklahoma stamp set

Get the gorgeous Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit for half price in July — no qualifying purchase required!  From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95 — more than 50% off!  Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.

Scrap Our Stash Sketch #4

This month the Sketch with Stash Challenge #3 at Scrap Our Stash is to use this sketch using scraps only, then add a pre-made tag or journaling card AND twine or jute.

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Puzzled Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Paper Packet (retired), CTMH Journaling Spots (retired), CTMH Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection, CTMH Hemp, CTMH Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes, Two Busy Moms Crackle Alphabet Stickers, Siren Smooch, and Making Memories Notch Tool.

I was kind of surprised when I realized that the papers I picked out for this layout were Christmas but, hey, they work!  I am trying to use up my alphabet stickers and never thought that I’d be looking for ones with two letter z’s.  Luckily, I had these that worked (purchased 2 packages on a clearance sale).  This is the first out of the package of journaling tags I’ve used….better work on this…and even though the wooden buttons are not old I decided to use them because (1) they worked with the layout and (2) if I don’t use them now I am confident that they will become a permanent part of my stash.  I really wanted to add some Glitter Glitz for a bit more accenting but when I went to my drawer I changed my mind when I saw the Smooch.  I used it to color and accent the Wooden Shapes!  Lastly, I should note that I used my notch tool for the little indents on the sides to hold the hemp.  I am tempted to say that this may be the first time that I have used it (shhh!).

There is still time to submit your layout at Scrap Our Stash.  You have until June 29th.

Having a great time at convention!

After 4 hours of sleep, I was up at 6:00 for Zumba – now that will get the blood pumping and I was ready for the day!

Here are a few new things from the first general session…exclusive hostess stamp sets, decor items, base jewelry items, Crush books, and (LA-LA!) a new Cricut Collection (Artbooking)!!  More to come but for now I am headed back to the party!

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.

CTMH Video: Marker Magic

Coloring has never been so fun! Learn how to use Close To My Heart’s alcohol-based marker sets to magically create smooth, even coverage on your colored images.