Thursday, December 31, 2009

January SOTM Blog HOP

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! The January SOTM is True Friends, a set of Eleven stamps.  If you have come here from Jen Patrick's Blog, you are on Hoppin Along! We have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is simple to hop along - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is a collection of items I made this month.  In the front is a shopping list portfolio with belly band and pencil, next is a bunch of pencils (getting ready for tax season), in the back is a 3 x 8 card.

And now for the close ups - with details . . .

The paper pack is Veranda using Juniper, Cocoa and White Daisy cardstock.  I used the same label to make the  ribbon bow, that I used on the card to border the "To a special friend" sentiment, using Juniper ink.  I added a paper flower from the new Spring Blossom set that I added Juniper ink to color and popped on a fantastic Filigree charm.  Topping off the sentiment is a little paper butterfly colored with a hint of creme brulee and dessert sand for depth.  I had the paper punch in my supply cabinet and couldn't resist the lacey effect to add a sense of nostalgia to my card.
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This is a list portfolio made with Juniper and White Daisy cardstock, the Red B&T from Perfect Day.  The Tulip inked label used for the "For my friend" sentiment is the same label I used to make the tulip colored bow (notice those little hearts)!  The belly band slides off the portfolio to reveal the list and pencil, which I wrapped in B&T.

I used the corner rounder to make the scallop edge on the flap.

The instructions for making the bows? I will post those this weekend (I have to keep you coming back, don't I? - hee hee).  Seriously though, I need to take pictures of the steps so that it is clear how to assemble them.  It really is pretty easy and I have two different types, depending on the label shape!

Remember, the January SOTM is only available until January 31st! Contact your CTMH  Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost along the hop, click here for the complete list of participants.

Now "Hop" on over to Kathleen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

January Blog Hop List

Consultant Name Blog URL

Helen Onulak

Jena DeVries

Jessica Booth

Carla Ironside

Lori Miller

Misty Jackson

Jen Patrick

Susan Brooks

Kathleen Androlewicz

Dawn Ross

Amy McVey

Antoinette Herrin

Jill Lucas

Barbra Otten

Lori Brown

Brae Montgomery

Wanda Riley

Adeline E. Brill

Kami Welter

Judy Burger

Pamela O'Connor

Cindy Leek

Mary Eisen

Sylvia Jacquot

Laura Dame

Melissa Laverty

Haley Dyer

Terrie Dodd

Katy Donaldson

Cibele Glazer

Chris Shouse

Tammy Lea Pinchard

Krista Ritskes

Shannon Pelletier

Deb Young

Amy Edwards

Sheila Bennett

Kristie Herdener

Jen Rubio

Jody Gustafson

Sarita Schraeder

Laurie Levnik

Debra Van Patten

Kimberly Smith

Michelle Nist

Karen Norman

Jamia Bankhead

Traci Godbee

Nancy Brown

Maricar Harris

Nona Davenport

Laurie Newton

Dawn Heuft

Melissa Burch

Kim O'Rear

Michelle Bourlet

Angela Tutton

Jenifer Benner

Shirley Ross

Latisha Haag