Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM Blog Hop & Friday Favorite Things!


Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is called Fall Favorites, a homey, country tribute to fall with 11 stamps.  If you have come here from HELEN'S BLOG, you are on the right path! She also has a list of all the hoppers if you get lost. This month we have over 60 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 beautifully simple sketch from Retro Sketches to create my project. this set screams scrapbook to me, so I wanted to stretch and see what I could do that's not super Fall/Pumpkin Patch. I used a bit of the Woodgrain B&T from the new Dakota Paper Packet - I could buy a million sheets of this! I inked just the sunflower portion of the scarecrow image using my Whisper Pigment Ink square and colored it using my new Alcohol Ink Markers in Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Honey, and Autumn Terracotta and Juniper (for a touch of blue in the grass at the bottom). Then I stamped my sentiment (from the National Stamping Month Special stamp set) in Autumn Terracotta Pigment ink over top of my frame image. I love how quickly these vibrant pigment inks dry!

My fancy frame is an Art Philosophy shape that comes in two layers, so I applied Almond Glitter Glitz all around the skinny outer layer. I trimmed a strip from the center of the fabulous new Burlap Ribbon and tied on a hemp bow. Did you know we can separate our hemp into strands pretty easily? I love the look of it all shredded apart and tied into a bow!

Now "Hop" on over to LISA'S BLOG to see her amazing work or scroll down for our Friday Favorite Things giveway for this week! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas! Remember, this SOTM can only be harvested until the end of September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5 - and get your National Stamping Month Special Set too!!


I got really busy last week with canning, so I did not blog much,and I really missed y'all! So this week's Friday Favorite Things giveaway will be something I've been spending a lot of time with - a set of the new CTMH Alcohol Markers! Did you catch my tutorial on Alcohol Marker Blending?

If you win, I'll email you for your color choice and send you a 2 marker set of these fabulous new pens. They come in a two pack for less than the cost of one of those other, more famous alcohol markers, and color like a dream! Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter below - each week's giveaway is a separate contest, and the winner is picked by the Rafflecopter widget.!

I'm also linking this card to 52 Card Pickup!

Good luck - and don't forget to hop onto LISA'S BLOG when you are done entering to win!!

19 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Beautiful card! Love the glitz gel, too. :)

Sheila Bennett said...

Cute sunflowers!

maria f. said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL composition. Love the feel.

Adeline E. Brill said...

I had to look twice to find the SOTM design! Very clever and a great tutorial!

Marg Van Patten said...

This is delightful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy said...

Cute Card!

Judy said...

How cute..way to think outside the box!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Gosh I love how your creative side works! I always come away with something that is out of the box when I visit. Love that about you and your creations! Fantastic card. :)

Lisamarie said...

Your blending pen card makes me want to find my new Idea Book. Thanks.

Haley D. said...

Very creative! I love seeing this set for something that doesn't necessarily scream fall. Way to stretch your stamps!

Krista Ritskes said...

Stunning card, Wendy!

Lamerized said...

I've always wanted to try out and see how alcohol markers work for myself... I would totally love to win this~!

Amy said...

awesome this card is stunning. coloring is gorgeous.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the bright coloring and the juxtaposition of glitter and burlap!

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week.

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-35_31.html

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous card! Love the mix of wood grain paper with the burlap trim! :)

Karen said...

Very pretty. I like your burlap ribbon/bow.

Kathleen said...

Wendy, I love your mix of glitter and wood. Beautiful card!

Shelly Nemitz said...

I'm just here to say that this is MY favorite card that you made this year (as if I've seen them all!!). Once I tried to duplicate it I loved it even more because I can't make it nearly as cute. This is the year I discovered your blog and it's one of my favorites.

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