Saturday, December 31, 2011

January SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is called Little Reminder, a set of 25 stamps! 


If you have come here from TAMYTHA'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.

This month we have almost 50 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!

This month I made this adorable Mayberry Menu Planner for my kitchen! I saw something like this on Pinterest, and I thought, "That's genius!" So I changed it up a bit and made it with a few more features because I found this amazingly cheap Magnetic Board at IKEA ($12!) so I had more space to work with - it's taller than my three year old!

I put more pics and explanations below if you want to 4read more, or you can  "Hop" on over to KATY'S BLOG to see her crafty work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this SOTM is only available until the end of January (not to mention that super Rock the Blog Special stamp set and Mayberry papers I used are also going away at the end of this month too). Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!

Here's a close up of the title area. All the papers are 12" across, so full sized sheets of B&T paper. I cut the frames on my Cricut using my Art Philosophy Cartridge (isn't it the BEST!). I stamped the backgrounds and big title letters with the texture stamps from Rock The Block using Honey and Tulip inks. The smaller title is using Polka Dot Alphabet (my total fave). The flowers are also cut on the cricut, then I ran them through a cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder before sanding, curling, and rolling them. 

 I stamped the says of the week from the January SOTM and matted them with some of my stash of CTMH textured CS - sure wish they'd bring that back! Then I popped them up onto my menu panel with 3-D foam tape. I also stamped the corresponding numbers on Colonial white CS and fussy cut them, them popped them up down the right side. The actual menu pieces are computer generated, then stamped with the numbers background from January SOTM and mounted onto textured CS. Then I attached velcro dots to the back of each menu item. I know the board is magnetic, but my 2 year old loves to run his hands down things, so I thought velcro might be better for my kitchen right now.Less chance of Wednesday's dinner traveling to destinations unknown.

For the bottom third of the board I built a little french memo board using Red collection Ribbon and Green Assortment buttons so I can tuck in recipe cards and coupons for that week's menu. I made a little french fry box (cut with my Art Philosophy cartridge as well) to hold the rest of my menu suggestions, everything from eggs to spaghetti to eating out. I finished the bottom of the board with pleated twill ribbon combined with the stitched ribbon from that Red Collection of ribbons.

 
Now it's hanging in my kitchen - art that's functional and adorable!



Here are some other projects I have made using the January Stamp of the Month...

And I'm linking this to the Paper Issues We've Got Your number party!

10 comments:

Deb Fortin said...

Happy New Year and what a great way to start it off, with this idea for planning a weeks worth of dinners . I am a "gee what shall we have for dinner tonight"gal (at 6 pm) so this is such a good idea for me to case. Not a resolution, but a goal for me to attempt.
TFS

Haley D. said...

Your project has to be one of the most creative I've seen in a while! (It puts my little dry erase board menu planner to shame. LOL) Good luck menup planning! It has had a lot of benefits for my family. Happy 2012!

Tamytha said...

This is F-A-N-T-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!!! Amazing amount of work and thought into this project. This would be great in my kitchen...you may just have inspired me to give it a try. Besides...it gives me an excuse to make a trip to IKEA. :)

Nikka Geers said...

great idea. i am dieting right now so thins would be a great idea to help with keeping on track

Kathleen said...

What a super creative way to use this set! I like your idea for planning ahead!! Great project!!

Traci Godbee said...

this is so great! I just write my list on a sheet of paper and hope I don't lose it... I need to make something like this!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow! My jaw just hit the floor. A-maz-ing!

Gina Brandstetter said...

I checked out all your projects! All are wonderful! Happy New Year!

Mary Eisen said...

Very Cute idea and use of the stamps.

~Mychl said...

Wendy, this is awesome!! I'm sure I've seen the same pin on Pintrest! I love this!!

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