CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Music to the Eyes

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.

Life is Good layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Chalk It Up Paper Packet, Chalk It Up Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, Flaxen from Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Stitch GuideMake it From Your Heart – Volume 1 (Pattern 06), and Chalk It Up Assortment.

I used the Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen along with the Stitch Guide to create faux stitching on my layout.  I did this on the Paper Fundamentals paper and you can see that it worked pretty well (not quite perfect, but close) on the glossy paper.  I also added some detail to the title stamped image with the Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar!


  1. Love your layout. The stitch guide is such a clever tool to use with the pen. I would have never thought of it. Thanks!

  2. What a fun LO! I need to break out the ruler and use it for more than just measuring lol.

  3. Never thought of using the stitch guide for this hop! You did a great job and your layout looks fabulous!

  4. This is such a FUN layout! I love the additions with the journaling pen.

  5. WOW — I am going to be adding the stitch guide to my next order — I love all the stitches and outlining!

  6. Your LO is wonderful. I continue to be amazed at how the doodling makes the stamping really pop. Thank you for saying that you used the stitch guide! I wondered how your lines were so perfect!!!

  7. Stitch Guide + Journaling Pen…who would have thought? Fabulous technique and it looks great!

  8. I LOVE this layout!! I think I am going to have to get the stitch guide. 🙂

  9. What a great layout and the doodling adds so much.

I would love to hear what you think!