Sunday, July 31, 2011

August SOTM Blog Hop!

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!

When I am planning my blog hop cards, I usually make a goal to use ONLY the SOTM...but this time I just couldn't help it! I looked at the witch's fabulous striped stockings and all I could think was Wizard of Oz. So I broke down and got out D1377 Around the Block and off I went!
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.
For my Witch legs I added the new Red Glitter Glitz - so sparkly! I like the bottles on our Glitter Glitz better than a certain other sparkly crafting glitter gel - see how it's oblong? Easier to hold, easier to control when doing fine point work...and when it gets low I've been able to pop the tip off a half used bottle and squeeze the rest of another half used bottle into each other and get every little bit out! What...you don't have 4 bottle of glitz gel going at any time?

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!

22 comments:

Closet Stamper said...

Ha ha! Love the twist. Love the red glitter shoes! I also used the feet of this set. LOVE IT! Great pairing of stamp sets.

Terrie in AZ said...

Love, love, love your card and you are so clever! Love how you incorporated the old SOTM too!

Jen Rubio said...

Too adorable Wendy! I just LOVE your card - so very clever!!

Diana said...

This is to funny!! LOVE it!!

roxybonds said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! That is so fabulous! CLEVER!

Elizabeth said...

LOL! I love this!!

Sarita said...

This is way too much fun!! Nice job!!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow, what a fabulous card!! Love it.

Casandra said...

This is so cute! Made me laugh the second I saw it. :)I just may have to break my Around the Block stamp set back out and get creative again. :) TFS!

Doreen said...

ROTFLMAO! OMG, that is ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST use of our Wicked stamp set yet! LOL I LOVE IT! In fact, my daughter is obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and I might just have to scraplift your fantastic idea for a cute decor item in her bedroom! WOW, that is REALLY creative! LOVE IT! :)
~doreen
http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Haley D. said...

OMG your card is WICKED cute! I love those Ruby slippers!

Lalia said...

Love it!!!! What a creative way to use this stamp set in a non Halloween way!

Tamra Pope said...

LOL, too funny, love the shoes!!! What a great idea.

peggylee said...

CUTE beyond words, this card made me giggle...

Peggy Lee
(Creative Scraps)

Katy said...

HEHEHEHEHEHE...who would've thunk it!

candra lanette said...

Hi Wendy! So much fun! (big sigh!) Why oh why can we not still be living in Portland where every month I got to go to Monthly Memories and make beautiful things... at least I still get to see your blog and CTMH website! I get soooo many great ideas from you, Thank You. Miss you and take care, Candra

Nancy said...

Cute card and certainly is thinking out of the box!!!

John and Shannon Beck said...

That is adorable!!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! I LOVE the card and idea. You really made it work!

Crafting is what I do said...

Very clever! Made me smile!

Kathleen said...

What a darling idea!! I like it!!

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