Wednesday, February 29, 2012

March SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring February's SOTM, which is called Thoughtful Tidings, a stylish set of 11 sentiment stamps! 
If you have come here from MICHELLE'S BLOG, you are on the right path! This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's elegant 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!
This month I added another square to my collection of scrappy wall hanging that will someday be hanging in my home. I bought a ton of these 10 x 10 silver frames at Target years ago, and have slowly been building a collection of single page layouts to frame using special pictures or super big events. I love a nice one-off project - gives me an excuse to go hog wild on the embellishing without worrying about how to write instructions or project cost! In this case, we had the boys pictures taken for Valentine's Day (since we completely missed the holiday photo thing last year). At the end of the session she took a couple of goofy shots of the boys eating some of the mustache lollipops we had made for the boys' Valentine's parties. I love this silly shot where Max can't figure out what to do with a lollipop that has a mustache attached!
Here's a close up of the crafty cluster down the side of my layout. I cut all the pieces on my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (which you can get along with $350 worth of fabulous CTMH goodness this month for just $99 when you join CTMH!) I mostly used Bamboo Cardstock plus a smidgen of the red B&T from the new Stella Paper PAck. Then I stamped the banners and circles using pieces of the SOTM circles and swirls. I put a pic of the SOTM at the bottom of this post, because it may be hard to recognize here, even though almost every piece is stamped with it in Tulip or Black ink! I also added one of the original lollipop mustache cutouts made with the adorable "A Paisley" stamp set. I applied a liberal sprinkling of buttons from the Red assortment, bitty sparkles , and lots of the yummy new Twine....plus a two of piercing with my beloved CTMH Piercing Ruler all around the photo to finish off the page!  

I know I've said this before, but Bitty Sparkles are the best. thing. ever!! I love that the packets are so inexpensive and allow me to sprinkle on the sparkle wherever I feel a page needs a little love...or I accidentally dropped a fine tipped marker and left a teensy tiny dot where no dot should be...just saying...
Now I MUSTACHE you to  "Hop" on over to TAMYTHA'S BLOG to see what wonderful craftiness she's got up her sleeve! Be sure to visit all of the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great SOTM  and other fun ideas!

Remember, the SOTM is only available for one month, so contact your consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!


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


And I'm linking this to the Heart 2 Heart 3-D Challenge too!

9 comments:

Tamra Pope said...

OMG, I love this layout....what a great way to display your art and family.

Kristine Ponte said...

Fantastic layout! love all the layered elements on this one and the funny subject too!

Allisa said...

The mustache's are too cute!

Doreen said...

I TOTALLY love your photo idea AND the fact that you are displaying ten different one-page layouts in all matching frames! :) I myself bought a bunch of square frames at Michaels for just the same purpose! Your page is soooo awesome!
~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Jean M. said...

Oh my gosh...absolutely precious!

Lalia said...

Love your layout with the mustaches. How very fun to scrap a memory, especially one so fresh!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love it! What a great layout.

Isabelle Dickens said...

Love the mustaches! I pinned that one for sure.

Amy McVey said...

I absolutely love your take on this stamp set with this layout! Your photo is priceless and you have showcased it beautifully! Thanks for inspiring me to take a different look at this set.

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