Thursday, December 31, 2009

January's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we have around 60 Close To My Heart consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "True Friends", a set of 11 stamps. If you have come here from Kami's Blog, you are on the right path! If you get lost along the way, refer to the list in my post from yesterday. Either way, make sure to make the complete circle. You won't want to miss any of the beautiful creations these talented consultants have made!
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.....!

This card features the beautiful new Creative Basics, "Veranda", from the new Spring Idea Book. I used "Juniper" cardstock for my base. The frames were embossed with gold powder and then overstamped with brown Stazon ink to give them more of a bronze look. I cut one of the frames in half to make a sort of buckle for the ribbon layers. Both the top layer of papers and the center frame were mounted with foam tape. Hopefully, you can see the layers in the picture below.

Now hop on over to Pamela's blog to see her beautiful artwork!

Hope your New Year is filled with many blessings!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year...New Inspiration

Be sure to join us tomorrow, December 31 for a new CTMH blog hop! We will begin posting at 9:00 pm Eastern time. Come get your dose of inspiration for the new year!

The following talented consultants will be participating:

Helen Onulak
Jena DeVries
Jessica Booth
Carla Ironside
Lori Miller
Misty Jackson
Jen Patrick
Susan Brooks
Kathleen Androlewicz
Dawn Ross
Amy McVey
Antoinette Herrin
Jill Lucas
Barbra Otten
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Wanda Riley
Adeline E. Brill
Kami Welter
Judy Burger
Pamela O'Connor
Cindy Leek
Mary Eisen
Sylvia Jacquot
Laura Dame
Melissa Laverty
Haley Dyer
Terrie Dodd
Katy Donaldson
Chris Shouse
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Krista Ritskes
Shannon Pelletier
Deb Young
Amy Edwards
Sheila Bennett
Kristie Herdener
Jen Rubio
Jody Gustafson
Sarita Schraeder
Laurie Levnik
Debra Van Patten
Kimberly Smith
Michelle Nist
Karen Norman
Traci Godbee
Nancy Brown
Maricar Harris
Nona Davenport
Laurie Newton
Dawn Heuft
Melissa Burch
Kim O'Rear
Michelle Bourlet
Angela Tutton
Jenifer Benner
Shirley Ross
Latisha Haag

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Favorite Christmas Card

This is my favorite Christmas card that I've made so far. I used paper from "Aspen" for my background. I sponged the bottom with paint to make the snow bank and stamped tiny stars in the sky. I used a Versamark marker to draw the star and embossed it in silver. Then filled it in with Prisma glitter. The adorable little bears are from "Chillin", which is retiring this year. The trees, (from a retired set called "The Beauty of Christmas") and the bears were all stamped and most popped with foam squares.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Counting the Days 'til Christmas

My grandchildren love to count down the days until Christmas, so here is another Advent Calendar for them. It was made using a cookie sheet from the Dollar Store. The main stamp set used is "All Decked Out". The images were stamped twice with one set cut out and magnets added. Each day we add another piece to the picture. When the picture is complete it's time for Santa to come!