Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Chairs To You, a set of 14 stamps.

If you have come here from Melissa'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 over 50 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 Originals pattern Balance It Out.  I used one of the chair stamps as a background stamp and did some coloring with markers.  For the green chair, I stamped the image on some Mayberry B&T paper and then cut it out.  I added some Mocha Adhesive Gems for the buttons on the chair.

Supplies Used:
Paper - Mayberry B&T, Cocoa CS, Colonial White CS

Ink / Markers - Cocoa, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Honey, Olive
Stamp Set - Chairs To You
Embellishments - Mocha Adhesive Gems

Now "Hop" on over to LeAnne'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 May 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!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Photos

Wow, I can't believe it is the end of April and that Easter is tomorrow! 

We took my daughter in to have pictures taken with live bunnies and baby chicks last week.  What an experience that was!  She did great with the first several shots.  The last shots were of her sitting on the floor with a bunny in her lap and a baby chick crossing the floor in front of her.  We'd ask her to look at the camera, she would say okay, the baby chick would be let go...and...she would watch the chick waddle back to the water and giggle while he walked!  I'm not sure how the photographer got a shot of her looking at the camera but he did.

A few days later, my sister in law decided we should take my daughter and her granddaughter into Walgreen's for the free photos with the Easter Bunny.  Teagan was so excited to see the Easter Bunny until he came out from the back.  Once she saw him, she decided she did not want to sit on his lap.  We ended up convincing her to sit on my lap while I sat next to the Easter Bunny.  We all got our picture taken and she got a sucker.

I decided to get the pictures scrapbooked today:

Supplies Used:
B&T Paper / Cardstock: Magnifique, Pacifica, Sunkiss Yellow, White Daisy
Marker: Outdoor Denim
Cricut Cartridges: Designer's Calendar, Paper Lace
Embellishments: Blue Buttons, Blue Sparkles, Making Memories Chipboard Flowers

Happy Easter,