Saturday, June 30, 2012

Welcome to the July SOTM Blog Hop!



Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is called Live Out Loud, a graphic set of eight sentiment stamps.  If you have come here from ALLISA'S BLOG, you are on the right path!

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. 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 used a sketch from Freshly Made to create my project, which I twisted into a scrapbook layout. Technically, this is the next installment of a set of 10 x 10 pages I'm framing to hang together! I got gobs of these silver frames at Target forever ago...like 8 years ago-ish...and recently I've been filling them up with favorite photos. This photo we took a couple of weeks ago, right around our 14th anniversary.  I've noticed that there's hardly ever a picture of John and me as a couple in our family trip photos, so I'm gonna be more mindful of that...

I pierced the frame around the outer edge of where I wanted my photo to go. Then I filled in the left half with tiny paper flowers attached with an assortment of brads. I used the color challenge from Stamptacular Sunday - John's favorite color is Orange, and I love that combined with Blue and the bold sentiment in black. I added some Orange to the Sentiment with a marker as well. Clean and simple - not my usual boat, but my glitter is probably breathing a sigh of relief for the (brief) vacation!

I'm linking this to the Heart 2 Heart Wedding challenge - anniversaries are wedding related, right? And also to the Get Your Craft On Party over at Today's Creative Blog and the always fabulous DIY Dreamer Linky Party! Go check them out for even more DIY home decor ideas!

Now "Hop" on over to NANCY'S BLOG to see her rock this awesome stamp set! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the creative SOTM ideas! Remember, this SOTM will soar into the sunset at the end of July, so contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5!

Here are lots more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...I think I got quite a range of different looks!
Pretty in Pink Card
A Rainbow of Butterflies Card
Black White and Retro Sketches Card
Black White and Moonstruck Card
Imagine the Possibilities Card
Pink Layered Flower and SuperHero Cards

19 comments:

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

I love your layout/picture. The white flowers with the pop of colors is brilliant!

Tamytha said...

I so love what you created! Everything about it...from the clean and simple design, to the flower placement, the piercing and how you used the sentiment! Just gorgeous! I also love all the other creations you made with this stamp set, especially the rainbow-colored butterfly CAS card.

Judy said...

Love your picture frame; it speaks volumes!

Karen Fullam said...

Beautiful artwork! Stunningly simple and elegant!

roxybonds said...

Beautiful! All your creations are amazing! Your Rainbow of Butterflies inspired my card for this hop :) Thanks!

Linda Suarez said...

What a great take on the sketch! I love how you used the flowers! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

This is one awesome creation ... definitely one to be treasured for many years! Love your take on the sketch!
Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Elizabeth said...

Love this framed art! Great job :)

Haley D. said...

Your project is so sweet!

Jen Brum said...

Lovely project! Great idea and a great take on the sketch! Love all those little flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Traci Godbee said...

I love this!

CreatErin said...

I love what you've done here! What a great idea!

Carol said...

So cute!

Nuts 4 Scrappin' said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your creativity Wendy - you are truly inspiring!! I plan on joining you with the SOTM blog hop starting next month when I will have all my SOTM ahead of time!! Can't wait... Thank you for sharing with us all...

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Doreen said...

What a beautiful photo and such a creative way to use this SOTM! :) I love ur idea of grouping fave photos in identical frames, too.
~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

Cindy Hall said...

I am so honored to see my sketch used for such an important and beautiful project. It is stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Allisa said...

Love your take on the SOTM. Good Luck on completing all of the frames! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jen Rubio said...

Simply beautiful and inspiring as always!! :)

Lori said...

gorgeous!

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