Wednesday, July 31, 2013

August SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is called A Chocolate Affair, a super sweet set of 16 yummy stamps.  If you have come here from JILL'S BLOG, you are on the right path! 

This month we have dozens of 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 a sweet layout of my boys on a berry picking trip. We like to berry pick around here, but the season in Oregon is short, so when berries are in, that's our activity again and again. There were a ton of photos, so each of those little photos along the side opens up to show two more photos. Of course, I'm usually the berry picker, while my boys are really there for berry eating. I'm hoping as they get older that I'll actually have good berry pickers. For now I think they just love the freedom of being the the fields, in the sunshine, with sweet berries everywhere! 

I think that's why the quote from the Frosted Designs Quote Blog Hop struck such a chord with me, making me abandon my original hop project (and plans to clean in my stamp room) to whip up a new project! I did the quote/title with a combo of Kraft Alphabet stickers and the new Framework Alphabet. I did the background with an Artbooking overlay that I heavily sponged with Pearl Paint to create the textured background.
I just love these adorable strawberries from the SOTM. I inked the bottoms in ruby ink, then rolled the leaves in Topiary for the base layer. Then I cleaned my stamp and re-stamped it with White Daisy ink, heat embossed with White embossing powder. I cut that portion out and mounted it onto the colorful base, then added some Glitter Glitz for the sweet swirl. 
I created my layout using a sketch from Scrap Friends. I was inspired to choose soft and sweet strawberry colors from this week's Just Us Girls Photo Inspiration challenge. The papers I used are from the new Frosted collection, and that's the new Lagoon washi tape and Slate twist ties you spy there.

Now "Hop" on over to NIKKA'S BLOG to see what fabulous thing she's been crafting Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas!

Remember, this SOTM will fly away at the end of August, and this month you can even get this delicious stamp set for FREE!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how!

Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...

10 comments:

Casandra Bennett said...

Great quote. Love what you did with the pearl paint.

Tamra Pope said...

I knew you would blow this challenge out of the park! Your style is OUTRAGEOUS!! Great use of the SOTM and for the Quote Challenge! Thanks for joining "Frosted Designs' quote challenge and gooooood luck!!!

Tamra Pope said...

P.S....how funny is it that your post fell under my number for comments :)

Lydia said...

What a sweet layout! My boys love to pick berries too. Love the way you have the photos down the side. So glad you joined us at the Frosted Designs blog hop!

Dawn said...

Great use of your very creative brain with the white chocolate dipped berries!

Jean M. said...

LOVE love love!!!!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Absolutely yummy!!

Joni Parker said...

Cute Cute layout!! Thanks for playing in the Frosted Designs Blog Hop!!

Lisa Kind said...

So many fun and creative things to look at in this scrap layout! I love the pics of the boys first of all! Then I love how you created your background. And, of course, the strawberries you created! So sweet! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

Krista Ritskes said...

This layout is stunning! Wow, just gorgeous, Wendy. Thank you for continually inspiring me!

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