Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is American Celebration, a set of 12 stamps.

If you have come here from Teresa'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 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 made a card using the Keep It Level pattern from the Wishes pattern book.  I used one of the small stamps to create my own pattern paper.  I stamped the large star and cut it out before adding to the card.  Of course, no card can be complete without a little sparkle!

Supplies Used:
Paper -Cranberry, White Daisy
Ink - Cranberry, Pacifica, Sky, Tulip
Stamp Set - American Celebration
Embellishments - Red Sparkles, Blue Sparkles, White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon

Now "Hop" on over to Kami'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 July 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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wedding Album

My husband and I attended a beautiful wedding at the beginning of April.  This was the kind of wedding that little girls dream about!!!  I had told the bride beforehand that her wedding gift was going to be a scrapbook and that it would be a little late.  Little did I know, that it was going to be two months!

I recently got through my creative block and was able to finish the album.  Luckily, the bride loved it and I no longer feel bad about it being late!

When asked what colors she would like, the bride told me cream and gold.  Little did I know that it would be so difficult to find a variety of gold paper!  I also searched all over for the perfect book to put it all in.  I finally decided to make my own cover.  I purchased a sturdy scrapbook and then found some fabric to cover it with.  I had their initials embroidered on a piece of the fabric in gold.  I added a gold ribbon and the book was beautiful!

Here it is:
 Front of the album

Front page with their wedding date
Mr & Mrs


Another Family page
Beautiful Bride
Handsome Groom
Wedding Party


Flower Girl
Ring Bearer
Back Page
I can't wait to see it once she has all the beautiful pictures in it!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: CTMH Colonial White, Recollections Precious Metals
Pattern Paper: DCWV Royal Garden, DCWV The Tradewinds
Stamp Sets: CTMH Bohemian Alphabet, CTMH Baroque Alphabet
Ink: CTMH Black, CTMH Colonial White, Gold Pigment Ink
Embellishments: Recollections Clear & Gold Sparkles
Cricut Cartridges: Paper Lace, Storybook
Pattern Books (all CTMH): Cherish, Imagine, Magic, Reflections