Friday, September 30, 2011

CTMH: October Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop

We have reached my favourite month!  I love October.  I love this time of year, the way the weather is cooler at night and nice during the day.  I love the colours of the leaves changing.  We have ivy on our garage and our house changes from green to red every fall.  I love putting my sweaters on and cozying up with a yummy cup of Earl Grey tea.  It's also my birthday at the end of the month (and it's a big one this year!), but that's just a plus.

Our Stamp-of-the-Month blog hop is here and we've got a great group of consultants participating again.  If you came from Adeline's blog, you're on the right track.  This month's stamp set will get you thinking Christmas!  Now is the time for preparing cards and gifts and this set is perfect for that.

Isn't it cute?  I love it.  It has such wonderful texture and is so fun to work with.  Here are the cards I created.

I decided to use up some old paper for both of these cards.  This first one is made with Mistletoe Level 2.  The trees are stamped with New Englad Ivy in first and second generation.  The trunks and sentiment are stamped in Cocoa.  I sponged the edges of everything with Cocoa ink.  The trees on the left and middle are popped with one layer and the tree on the right is popped with two layers.  The embellishments added are from Bitty Sparkles, Rhinestone Designer Brads and the Red/Pink/Purple Sparkle Assortment.

This second card is made with some really old paper.  In fact, I've had the papers adhered to the card base for a couple years and I don't remember the name of it.  On this card, I stamped the sleigh with Ponderosa Pine and the other images with Cocoa ink.  I also lightly tapped my sponge all over the Colonial White piece.  The little ribbon is just from my stash.  The white-looking dots on the paper are Stardust Slitz Gel.  You can still see some of the colour through them in real life and they sparkle a bit, too.

Now hop on over to Sheila's blog.  I'm sure she's created some beautiful work to inspire you.  If you want to get your hands on this stamp set, email or call me or go to my website to order.

Happy Creating!


  1. Great cards Krista - these would be perfect in a workshop!

  2. Very nice cards. I really like how the sleigh turned out.

  3. Great choice in papers with the trees! love both cards.

  4. Lovely cards. Love the choice of the musical note paper. And I really love to see folks using up old paper packs!

  5. These are my FAVORITE Christmas colors!! Your cards are gorgeous--I can't even pick a favorite!!

  6. these cards are great Krista! love that you are digging into your stash!


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