Sunday, July 31, 2011

CTMH August SOTM Blog Hop

Wow, what an exciting time to be a consultant for Close To My Heart!  The new Autumn/Winter Idea Book goes live to customers tomorrow (Aug 1) and there are so many incredible changes.  I'm quite sure as you go through this month's hop, you'll see lots of gorgeous new papers and embellishments.

This month we have over 60 consultants participating.  It's a cyclical hop so if you've come from Michelle's blog, you're on the right path.  If you're starting here, just keep clicking links until you get back here and you'll have seen it all.

August's Stamp-of-the-Month is very Halloween-y.  As I've said in past years, I'm not real big on Halloween.  So I decided to use the stamps in a different way, although I have to say that I do think the rest of the set is super cute.  Here's what it looks like:


Here is the card I made:


I used our brand new 6x6 Kraft cards and envelopes, one of my favourite new paper packs, Typeset, Milepost Shapes and Complements Canvas self-adhesive images.  I used the border and sentiment from the stamp-of-the-month.  I rubbed the star over my Vineyard Berry ink pad to add some colour.  Everything was sponged in Desert Sand or Black ink.  Here's another view so you can see how neat those card bases are.


And since these have got to be my favourite new accessory, I had to include a close-up.  They're so neat!


Now, you're ready to keep on hopping over to Terrie's blog
Happy Creating!

14 comments:

  1. Love the use of that sentiment, Krista. Great work!

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  2. Great use of this stamp set...thanks for the inspiration to think out of the box with it. I love your card!

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  3. Great alternative to Halloween. Love the card!

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  4. So loving the canvas complements and loving your card too!

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  5. I am also not big on Halloween...very clever use of the sentiment!!

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  6. It's so fun to see this stamp set in such a good variety of non-halloween ways! You've done such a GREAT JOB with it Krista!! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  7. Love your card! Great way to use that sentiment!

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  8. This is so clever! I love how you used it with Typeset!

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  9. Great non-Halloween card!
    ~doreen
    http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  10. awesome way to use a Halloween stamp set, in a different way and colors. thanks for inspiring me out side of the box.

    Peggy Lee
    (Creative Scraps)

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  11. Love the non Halloween use of the stamps.

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  12. What a darling non traditional way to use this stamp set!! I like it!!

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