Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washi Tape Blog Hop



Welcome to the Washi Tape Blog Hop. I think you arrived from Gina's Blog if you didn't begin here. If not, maybe you are hopping backwards. I won't judge you for that mode. If your hopping and a link doesn't work, please go to this List of Blogs.
so easy to shape!


I made my own Twisty Ties with the Washi, using some old jewelry wire, and a couple of wire tools.

purple one is the one I call burnisher below


My best tips and how I did it:
-use shorter pieces of wire (maybe 4 inches or less)
-straighten the wire with a burnisher
-put tape sticky side up on the table, still attached to Washi roll
-press down wire into tape
-unroll more tape
-fold tape over end of wire
-make sure tape is even before sticking both sides together (easier than it sounds-LOL)


Please head on over to Dawn's Blog! Thank you for stopping by.

Technique Blog Hop: Who's the Boss?

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop. You might have arrived form Shelia's Blog. We're using embossing folders this month. Who's the Boss?

My special technique is to emboss both ends of a card front.

I did the zig-zag first then added the dots on the second pass through. I wound up with a little line between the two that I didn't like to added the ribbon. Also, a little sanding brought out the dry embossing.


I really love using the Big Hug stamp set.

Please hop on over to Wendy's Blog. Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Washi aka Wasabi; Nothing Wishy Washy about Washi!

Until 2013, I had no Washi tape!

After confessing to the Scrap Happy Community about my lack, I set out to buy some Washi, starting with about 7 rolls from various vendors.

Right after that purchase, CTMH got on the Washi bandwagon.

(Link to Close To My Heart Shop Washi is here.)

What is Washi Tape? Well, like Wasabi, it is a Japanese condiment of sorts for your papercrafts. Washi Tape is sort of like smooth semi transparent masking tape and is paper based so it tears nicely. The torn look adds interest and texture on our straight-lined projects.

This is part of CTMH's Collection:
I'm not crazy about this holder but love the contents!
Be sure to stop by here on April 16th for a great Washi themed Blog Hop with about 20 participants.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Have you seen PJayscorner?

A big time WOW is in order for Pam Thorn of  pjayscorner.blogspot.com 

Pam's Logo

******(link here)******
 to see how you can get some of Pam's workshops 
and /or cutout kits!

Pam creates multipage workshops for scrapbooks, card, and even like the link above for Wall Art.

Her clear, precise, instructions and cutting guides makes for very few leftovers from a Close To My Heart paper pack and embellishments. Individual crafters as well as teachers love Pam's workshops for class and personal use.

Click on the link above to get your Workshop and get some FAST pages done in no time. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave Pam some love when you see here goodies on her blog.



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Heartfelt Sentiments Team Paper Packet Focus Blog Hop: Ivy Lane

Welcome to the HFSTPPFBH, this month we are highlighting Close To My heart's Ivy Lane, elegant and rich!

You should have arrived from the ever inspirational  Tonya's blog.

My project is a Studio J layout in which I used the Stickease layering technique on the little cluster around My 50th. Mastering the sizing, bring forward, and send back on Studio J is easy peasy, even for a technoboob like me.

Thanks for looking, if you have any questions about Studio J online scrapbooking, feel free to leave it in the comment box!

Now, hop on over to Judy Faye's place. This month, I wonder if wedid the same type of project....or not- we shall see. :)

Letter G

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop. This round is the Letter G.

Each round, our group of Hoppers feature something from a letter. It could be a paper name, a color, a stamp set, an item, just about anything to go with the featured letter. This Hop will go through the Alphabet in 2014, one letter at a time!

You should have arrived from Cat's Catscrapbooking Blog. Also, Linda has a complete list of links here if something doesn't go along the way.

I've been wanting to do color for a letter, and G fir the bill with Close To My Heart's Gypsy and Goldrush.

Supplies used:
Gypsy Cardstock and Ink
Goldrush Cardstock and ink
Big Hug Stamp set (link below each set)
Love this Stamp set
Geometric Backgrounds Stamp set
purple glitter gems
Big Hug

Love this
Geometric Backgrounds

Glide on over to  Pam's Crafty Creations to see her Letter G "goodie!"