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Friday, July 31, 2009

August CTMH Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop!!

Yeah!! Welcome to my contribution to the Close To My Heart August SOTM Blog Hop!! I'm thankful that you've stuck with it this long. This is my FIRST blog hop too, so I hope you enjoy it.

This month we are featuring August's Stamp of the Month which is "It's Your Day", a 26 piece stamp set. If you've just come from Pam's blog, then you're still on the right path. If this is your first stop, you might want to start at the beginning at Jena's blog. If you get lost, I have the list at the bottom of this post.

There are an AMAZING 64 Close To My Heart Consultants participating in this month's SOTM blog hop! All the artwork uses the August SOTM as well as all the other fantastic CTMH products you can get from any of us.....hopefully through me! Ha ha! Remember that the SOTM is only available through the end of August, and you can even earn it for FREE!! Ask me how!

Here we go......

I obviously wanted this card to be fun and bright. You can't really tell to well from the picture, but I used clear embossing power on top of the three cake pieces. I also didn't have any Hydrangea cs for my main sentiment, so I just inked up my circle until I got the desired color.

Stamps I used differently:

1. I used the dotted line from the "for" stamp as a dot border around my main image. This would normally be used as a line to write what the event is for.

2. I used the "birthday list" stamp by inking each saying separately with my marker and using it for the candle stems. This would probably by used as just a check list on a Bday page.

3. I then used the super small "candle" stem stamp multiple times to get the length of candle I needed to include my entire sentiment.

4. Lastly, I used REVERSE side of one of the "candle flame" stamps to create my dotted background.

Materials: All CTMH. "It's Your Day" August SOTM, "Fringed Phrases" ss (main sentiment), "Connections" ss, Whoops-A-Daisy L2pp, Key Lime and White Daisy cs, watermelon, crystal blue, hydrangea, key lime, and black inks, black marker, white daisy ric-rac Coluzzle circle cutter, clear embossing powder, sparkles, window charms, 3D pop dots.

Now hop on over to Shannon's blog to keep the party going!

If you've gotten lost along the way......

Jena DeVries
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Carla Ironside
Deb Young
Alanna Moses
Paige Dolecki
Wendy Kessler
Heather Painchaud
Helen Onulak
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Nona Davenport
Michelle Robinson
Cindy Leek
Melissa Laverty
Katy Donaldson
Amy McVey
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Leslie Markland
Judy Burger
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Tracy Oleksak
Karen Norman
Chris Shouse
Cibele Glazer
Debra Van Patten
Terrie Dodd
Jamia Bankhead
Anne Beck
Jennifer Patrick
Laurie Levnik
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Dawn Slipcevic
Barbara Harris
Carol Taggio
Jill Lucas
Chris Green
Nancy Ball
Dawn Heuft
Kelly Triggs
Beth Naumann
Antoinette Herrin
Jessica Booth
Jen Rubio
Misty Jackson
Adeline E. Brill
Lori Leng
Pam Klassen
Pamela OConnor
Jennifer Royal
Caren Goldsein
Shannon Pelletier
Sherry Thompson
Maricar Harris
Traci Godbee
Laura Dame
Miranda Kurz
Leisa Hubley
Julia Menssen
Jan Moxey
Jody Gustafson


Claireabelle said...

Gorgeous card!

Nancy Ball said...

Now how stinkin' cute is that! Love your card and the candles are just the best!

Leslie said...

clever use of this stamp set.

Cindy said...

Really cute idea!

HaleyD said...

Very cool!

Carla said...

Very cute! Love the words on the candles - neat idea!

Barbara said...

Sooooooooooooo cute!!
The words on the candles are such a creative touch....I love your card.

Wendy K. said...

I like the words on the candles, great idea!

Jena said...

Fun card! I love how you did the candles! Thanks for hopping with us!

Helen Onulak said...

I love thinking outside the box for ways to use the stamps! I love how you used the checklist words to make tall candles - very unique! Love the colors too - fun card.