Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM called Wicked, which is a sassy set of 9 stamps. I am in LOVE with the adorable little cat, and you'll find 2 additional posts from earlier this week with more Wicked art in them!
If you have come here from TERRIE'S BLOG you are on the right path. If you get lost, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog to find the entire list of blog hoppers! This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing wonderful artistic creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Hopping 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 stamped and embossed the house in different pieces on Colonial White Cardstock. Then I used my watercolor pencils and blending pen to fill in the outlines and fuzzy cut out each piece. I filled the windows with two layers of liquid glass for more dimension, and used my Creme Brulee marker to add a few more shadows.
I added a stamped graduated background using that adorable honeycomb pattern from Wicked. I started at the top going full strength, first generation ink and gradually started stamping off towards the bottom. I could use this background stamp on SO many projects...as you probably saw on my two other cards from this week.
One final product note - se my adorable sentiment sign? That's stamped in a combo of a sentiment flourish from Wicked and the actual sentiment from Around the Block...and held up with one of my FAVORITE new things! I know, it's not sparkly, but I am so happy about the new Pin Clips! It's a pin...with a little circular clip at the top so you can pop out sentiments or little birds and butterflies...adorable! It's going to be a new go to basic for me. Once again CTMH has given me something that I love so much and didn't even know I needed!
Now "Hop" on over to SUSAN'S BLOG to see what adorable thing she's conjured up! Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some great crafty ideas for more fun projects! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until the last day of the month. Be sure to ask your CTMH Consultant how to get yours for just $5 (or click here). and grab your copy of the new Catalog ASAP - it's the BEST one ever!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
cute Mojo Sketch with the multiple tags! I stamped the Desert Sand Background repeatedly with a little snowflake border from the NEW October Stamp of the Month (sneak peek!), then sanded it with heavy grit side of my sanding block. I used the pieced stocking from that set along with my newly beloved bottle of Red Glitter Glitz to make my second "Tag", and the circle tag contents came from that set as well. The whole felt joy pocket is one piece that came as is, right down to the cute blue slide out tag inside. Happy Christmas in July!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I whipped out a simple, not even 5 minute card here based on a card I saw in Paper craft magazine. I masked the bottom of the card with a post-it and stamped on my honeycombs in Creme Brulee Ink. Then I added the swirly twirly border stamp in Crystal Blue ink. Added a sentiment in Black and a trio of Bitty Sparkles to my border...and here's a super quick congratulations note card, or even a little woo hoo to tuck into a lunch box.
Don't forget to check out the SOTM blog hop coming August 1st!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I inked the octagon background using a rolling technique to get the multiple colors and stamped it repeatedly down one side of the card front. Is tarted with the lightest color and worked my way up the colors to the darkest shade. I embossed the cat and sentiment in black ink covered with clear embossing powder for a bit of shine and dimension. Finally I added a couple bitty sparkles to the sentiment. Meow!
Check back here on Monday for the August SOTM blog hop and 60+ more ideas for this adorable stamp set!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Plus there's a bunch of new items out in the Whilte supplies lat area, like ribbon rounds for $4 and GLITTER rubons for 3. Woo hoo!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
While we'll still have access to lots of great quality cardstock, if you LOVE the 24 packs of ONE COLOR, most colors are going, going, gone come August 1st. I recommend buying your favorites ASAP, even though some colors will still be available in packs of 24, as prices will be going up a bit to $14.50 per pack. So, if you love New England Ivy for Christmas, buy it now. Cranberry & Olive will still be available but at the higher price (as well as most basics like browns and black).
How will you be able to buy the colors in the new book? There will be combo packs with 12 colors per pack, 2 of each color (24 sheets total) for $14.95 and *new* 8 ½ x 11 combos will be $11.95.
They will also have Shade Packs which consists of 3 colors/4 sheets per color (12 sheets total) for $7.95.
The following colors (plus many others) will be discontinued in 24 pack of one color and right now are available for $9.50 per pack while supplies last until the end of July. However, the colors I have listed below ARE NOT in any Shade Packs.
- Sunkiss Yellow
- Sunny Yellow
- Lilac Mist
- Holiday Red
- Moonstruck (Who doesn't loves this color? I especially love it paired with a purple.)
- Spring Iris
- Pansy Purple
Feel free to contact me if you need more details or to place your order before the 24 sheet bulk packs are just a memory!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I'll be adding more pictures and artwork to this blog soon - so much to share, I can't even tell you! But for now, here's a fabulous little video about one of the biggest announcements - a brand new exclusive CTMH Cricut cartridge! It come with 3 coordinating stamp sets and works with many of our other stamps sets, plus it makes the most beautiful 3-D items - woo hoo! It's is like a multipack of cartridges in one tiny package, Cricut as only CTMH can do it. Enjoy, and check back here daily for more art and projects this week! SHOW ME THE CRICUT!
And a big shout-out THANK YOU to my team! You ladies made this trip such a hilariously good time! See you soon for Monday Motivations - Monday the 25th!