Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Limited Edition, a set of 21 stamps.

If you have come here from Lori'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 used my stamp set along with the new My Creations Memory Game to create a calendar so that I can keep track of the birthdays and anniversaries that happen throughout the months.  This stamp set has a couple of stamps that go along with the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the tag on the top of the box with the Cricut cartridge and then stamped on the cut tag.  I also tried my first flower from the cartridge!

The Memory Game comes with 24 cards so I used two cards for each month (only one of each is shown here).  For the cards, I cut a rectangle with the Art Philosophy cartridge and then stamped the cut image.  I stamped a month on each of the cards (I plan to add names/dates for birthdays and anniversaries during the month).  On the back of the cards, I added a magnet so that I can hang the current month on my refrigerator (or any other magnetic surface) and I will have a reminder of who I need to send cards to!

Here's a closer view of a few of the cards:

Supplies Used:
B&T Paper - Mischief
Cardstock -Barn Red, Cocoa, Honey, Sunset
Ink -Barn Red, Black, Cocoa, Honey, Sunset
Stamp Set - Limited Edition, Save the Date
Embellishments -Licorice Opaques
Other - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, My Creations Memory Game

Now "Hop" on over to Katy'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 September SOTM is only available until the 30th! Visit my website or contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Baby Album

My nephew and his wife are expecting their first child in September.  The baby shower is this coming weekend and I finally completed the first part of their gift!  The mommy-to-be likes to scrapbook so I made her an album for the first year.  All she has to do is fill it with photos!

I used the how-to programs from Close To My Heart for the page layouts.  All supplies are Close To My Heart.
Magic – Juggling Act, Left Page
Cherish – Visual Texture
Cherish – Balanced Blocks
Cherish – Kept in Proportion
Cherish – Dynamic Design
Cherish – Harmonious Patterns
Cherish – Contrasting Elements

Cherish – Then & Now
Imagine – Jazzy Combination
Imagine – Double Take
Cherish – Unified Whole
Cherish – Creative Rhythm
Imagine – Fantastic Five
 Imagine – Subtitles, Left Page
Supplies Used:

B&T – Fanfare
Cardstock – Cranberry, Pacifica, Sky, Sunny Yellow, White Daisy
Ink – Cranberry,  Pacifica, Sky, Sunny Yellow
Embellishments – Clear Buttons, Cranberry Buttons, Cranberry Ribbon, Licorice Opaques, Pacifica Buttons, Pacifica Ribbons, Ric Rac Ribbon, Sky Buttons, Sunny Yellow Buttons, Tulip Buttons, White Daisy Embroidery Floss, Zippidee My Stickease
Stamp Sets – Checklist, Love Life, Love You Forever, Sans Alphabet
Cricut Cartridge – Zooballoo

Now, I've got to get busy on the baby quilt!