Archive for October, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Card Workshop

Here are some cards that you can make with the new Sparkle & Shine papers!  Click here for the Sparkle & Shine Card Workshop Guide.  See the supply list below to purchase any supplies that you do not already own.  When you are finished with your holiday cards, mix it up and create the cards again using different papers and stamps to make cards for other occasions!

Supply List:
C1567 My Acrylix® Santa Claus Stamp Set $13.95
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet $9.95
Z2165 Juniper Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim $4.95
Z1812 Sparkles Clear Flourishes—Small $4.95
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment $2.95
Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards & Envelopes $5.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection $99.00

Base & Bling: Wear Your Creativity Video

Featured items used in this video:
Base & Bling Crafting Bases
Base & Bling Word Accents
Base & Bling Floral Accents
Base & Bling Jewels
Sarita Textiles
Fabric Necklace Kit

Frosted Workshop On the Go Kit

WOTG Frosted, shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

On December 6, we will be creating the Frosted Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by November 1 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Frosted Workshop Kit includes:
My Reflections Frosted Paper Packet
My Acrylix Frosted Workshop Stamp Set
Cardstock Sheets (1 Blush, 1 Colonial White)
Frosted Assortment
Sparkles Flourishes
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:
Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Pad
Slate Exclusive Inks Pad
Twilight Exclusive Inks Pad
Artiste Collection

Coordinating products:
Frosted My Stickease Assortment
Christmas Village stamp set
Classy Doily stamp set
Base & Bling Floral Accents
Red Shimmer Trim

Coordinating Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers): Champagne, Colonial White, Crystal Blue, Slate, Whisper, Twilight

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:
(October) Scandinavian Wishes
(November) Illuminate
*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 (November) Illuminate.

The current Constant Campaign is:
October 15 – December 31: When you spend $100 or more in product (from the Holiday Guide or Autumn/Winter Idea Book), you qualify to choose any “star” item from the Holiday Gift Guide for FREE!

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Here are both layouts as I created them (not sure why they are funny colored):

Simple Pleasures Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

You Melt My Heart Layout by Wendy Kessler

The “My Crush” Books make great gifts!

MyCrush-Beauty at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

My daughters love these!  They are going to be a hit with the tweens and teens so if you have someone in that age group and need a gift idea these will be perfect!  They are only $12.95 for the book and then you can add extras for $4.95 each so you’ve got a complete kit for around $20.

There are two styles, Bluebird and Modville, each with their own coordinating accessories!

MyCrush-BluebirdBeauty at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

MyCrush-ModvilleBeauty at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Stamps You’ve Only Used Once

For today’s hop, the theme is “Stamps you’ve only used once” or for many of us it’s “Stamps we have never used”!

You should either be starting here (continue until you make your way back), or coming from Judy’s Blog.

I was thrilled when Close to My Heart came out with a hexagon shape stamp set, however I hadn’t used it yet.  Many times the things I am excited about somehow never get used so I chose this one because sometimes once I use a stamp set I will remember it and use it more.

Stamped Canvas Journal by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: My Creations Canvas Journal (while supplies last), Pigment Inks (Slate, Cotton Candy, Indian Corn Blue, and Smokey Plum), Honeycomb Stamp Set, and Noteworthy Stamp set (retired).

Tips: When stamping on canvas choose an image that is a bit forgiving because it isn’t a solid platform like paper.  Use pigment inks and make sure your stamp is well covered with the ink.  Press firmly and hold for a bit.  These tips helped me with this project and it turned out better than my first time stamping on canvas.

Now hop on over to visit Shirley!

Here is a list of participants:

1. Rachel Ventura
2. Tabbi Fritz
3. Judy Faye Garner
4. Wendy Kessler
5. Shirley Ross