Archive for September, 2014

30 Years of Happy Free Stamp Set


You only have until the end of the month to get your free 30 Years of Happy Stamp Set when you spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps.  Shop now!

Halloween Pencil Toppers

So many schools now do not allow kids to pass out candy at the Halloween parties so how about make these cute pencils!  It’s something that they will be able to keep at school and use.14-ai-halloween-pencil-toppersSupply list for Halloween Pencil Toppers:
B1460 My Acrylix® Trick or Treat Sweets
B1453 My Acrylix® Frightfully Fun
X7185B Scaredy Cat Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2155 Topiary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2464 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Tender Pink Marker
Z2452 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Golden Yellow Marker
Z3011 Scaredy Cat Assortment
Z1990 Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
1¾”, 2″, and 2¼” Accent 2 <x> (p. 62)

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Ribbon, Ribbon, who has the ribbon

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Shirley Ross.

July 4 Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart unless noted: Key to My Heart Paper Packet (retired), Juniper ink, Vogue Alphabet Stamp Set, Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Washi Tape (retired), and Bazzill Really Big Brads.

If you’ve been using Close to My Heart for awhile, there is a good chance that you’ve accumulated one of these large rolls of Colonial White Grosgrain Ribbon along the way.  Of course, it will work with any ribbon. 🙂  This is a great way to use it up.  I just love making flowers using ribbon with this technique.  All you have to do is make a loop, attach it to a brad, and continue looping until you are finished.  I also used the ribbon for the number 4 in my title.  It’s a good thing we are using our stash for this because as I was looking for a letter set to stamp the title I found the Vogue Stamp Set and went  – wait a minute, that’s one I’ve been wanting!  Here I already had it and didn’t know so I better use it!!  And I do love it!

Now hop on over to Casandra Bennett!

List of participants:

1. Shirley Ross

2. Wendy Kessler

3. Casandra Bennett

4. Terry Morrow

5. Katy Taylor

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (S)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter S. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their S element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Nancy Berdanier dancin’ in the rain then you’re on the right track!

Like Home Layout by Wendy Kessler

Family Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sweet Home Paper Packet (retired) and Sweet Home Stickease (retired).
Sketches from My Little Sketch Book and 52 Sketches 52 Weeks.

I used the Sweet Home Paper Packet and Stickease for the letter S.  I just love the Stickease by Close to My Heart.  They are cardstock stickers so they have a nice thickness and they coordinate with the paper packets.  They make it very quick and easy to finish a layout.  You can leave them as is, add some dimension with popup dots, or embellish them with glitter, buttonssparkles, etc.

This is your final stop.  I hope you have enjoyed the hop.  Join us again next Saturday, September 27 for the letter T!

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

1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy

2. Catherine Nowak ~

3. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings

4. Jenny Gilbert Jen’s Creative Classroom

5. Melissa Hegwood- Scrappin’s More Mom

6. Stephanie-The quilted scrapper

7. Anita Autore

8. Nancy Berdanier dancin’ in the rain

9. Wendy Kessler – My Scrapbooking Blog

Student of the Month Frame

With schools starting, this would be a great display of the first day photo or yearly photo.


Supply list for Student of the Month Shadow Box:
E1030 My Acrylix® Handwritten Print
C1588 My Acrylix® Great Job
D1599 My Acrylix® Geek is Chic
X7184B Chalk It Up Paper Packet
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2016 Designed Décor Colonial White Shadow Box
Z3009 Chalk It Up Assortment
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z2004 Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection

Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1¾” and 1½” <Shape4> (p. 56)
1¾” <Circle5> (p. 61)
1½” <Banner1> (p. 68)
½” <Font> “of the month”