A Chocolate Affair SOTM - Shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

The Close to My Heart August Stamp of the Month is A Chocolate Affair.  During the month of August when you spend $50, you can get this sweet stamp set for FREE!  Shop now.


These projects were all created with this month’s Stamp of the Month set.  Tips for these projects will be available on my CTMH website for one year from the date the stamp set is available.
Supply list:
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1880 Designed Decore Black Frame
Z1807 Pink Glitter Gems
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1686 Art Philosophy Collection

WOTG ProPlayer, shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

On September 6, we will be creating the ProPlayer Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by August 2 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The ProPlayer Workshop Kit includes:
My Reflections ProPlayer Paper Packet
My Acrylix ProPlayer Workshop Stamp Set
Cardstock Sheets (2 Creme Brulee, 1 White Daisy)
ProPlayer Assortment
Slate Striped Twist Ties
Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing tool/matMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Black Exclusive Inks Pad
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Pad

Coordinating products:
ProPlayer My Stickease Assortment
Tech Speak stamp set
Maximum Power stamp set
Studs (round or square)

Coordinating Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers): BlackOutdoor Denim, Pacifica, Ruby, Slate, Whisper

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:
(August) A Chocolate Affair

The current Constant Campaign is:
(August) Spend $50 and get the August SOTM (A Chocolate Affair) for FREE!

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Here are both layouts as I created them:

ProPlayer1 by Wendy Kessler

ProPlayer2 by Wendy Kessler

A couple things I learned when creating these.
1.I would recommend the Black Archival Ink.  You can see the difference in that top layout if you click on the picture to zoom in.  I stamped the “in the” with our regular Black ink and I stamped the “Zone” and arrows with the Black Archival Ink.
2. On the second layout, you stamp the title twice (on the red and yellow).  Below is a picture of how I cut my yellow so it was easy to line up the finished title.


Many years ago I did my own research on page protectors.  They were a necessity in scrapbooking and I was always looking to find the best value.  Then, I joined Close to My Heart and discovered their Page Protectors.  What I discovered was they are very durable and well-made and also the most affordable price for the best value!  I know many of you are running into a dilemma with your Creative Memories albums so I wanted to share this solution with you by Shaunna Richards to alter the CTMH Page Protectors to work with the CM albums.  I have altered the CTMH Page Protectors to fit in other albums by cutting off the extra strip and adding new holes with my Cropadile and it has worked wonderfully so I think this is a great alternative.

You can purchase the CTMH Protectors as a 10-pack or a value pack of 50.