Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is Sensational Seasons, a set of 10 stamps.

If you have come here from Tammy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have almost 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I created a card using Wishes pattern Sentiment Secured.  I colored the bunnies before cutting them out and applying them to the card with glue dots.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock - Pear, White Daisy
Pattern Paper - Sophia
Ink - Blush, Cocoa, Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Pear, New England Ivy, Sweet Leaf
Stamp Set - Sensational Seasons
Embellishments - Sweet Leaf Buttons, White Ricrac

Now "Hop" on over to Cindy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember, the March SOTM is only available until the 31st! Visit my website or contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Calendar Cover

After always being on the search for the "perfect" calendar, I finally decided to make my own for 2010.  I took the parts that I liked from the different ones in the stores and combined those parts for what I thought would work for me.  It worked out well for 2010 and when everyone at the office was ordering calendars for 2011, I decided to tweak mine.  It's a little time consuming but so worth it for me!

Every couple of months, I make a new cover for it.  I have finally gotten around to do something new for this year.  I used the Wings Workshop on the Go Stamp Set.  I used three of the stamps on White Daisy Cardstock to create my own pattern paper.  I used Black Ink for the large stamp and Hydrangea ink for the other two.  I cut the pattern paper down and layered it on top of Hydrangea Cardstock that was on top of Black Cardstock.  I used purple sparkles to give it a little shine.  I put it together with my Bind It All. 

Here it is:

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Black, Hydrangea, White Daisy
Ink: Black, Hydrangea
Stamp Set: Wings (B1376)
Embellishments: Black Opaques, Purple Sparkles, Black & Purple Ribbon