Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the March Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! This month's set is called Sensational Season. This set of ten (10 ) stamps are great for the Easter season but also will make adorable Baby Cards.

If you have come here from Katy Donaldson's Blog you have seen some of the great work from our CTMH consultants! We have almost sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations, using the Sensational SOTM and other great CTMH products.

It is simple to follow our blog hop - just click on the link at the end of the post to move to the next one!

Here is what I made this month:

The papers and colors are from the Wings paper pack. I used the waterbrush and ink pads to color the bunnies.

The ribbon runs around the band but between bottom two mat layers and the top two mat layers.

Here is the belly band off and the card opened up.  Since the napkin fold card is bulky when closed, it is better to make a belly band that opens rather than a sliding band.
Here is a detail of the inside sentiment.  The border punch is not carried by Close To My Heart (it is Martha Stewart).  I just love this and it reminds me of lacy Easter dresses.

Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31! 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.

Hop on over to Beth Naumann's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see the variety of ideas with one stamp set!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Bird House

As my love bird is driving me crazy (he is buzzing my fingers as I type) I am glad I finished this little bird house.  Had I started this after his loving attention today, I may not have started.  Sime days he is just too much.

Enjoy the house and the hop!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Day # 11

I missed yesterday :(.  But I'm back today!  Here is a surprise heart card:

I used the Perfect Day paper pack and cranberry, cocoa and colonial white cardstock.

Here is the detail inside  Enjoy the hop

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day # 9

Here is another metal works item.  I took an old altoid box and covered the top with embossed metal.  I have an accordian fold out full of pictures inside for my mom.  Sorry, didn't take the pictures of the inside yet.

Enjoy the hop today!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day # 8 of Valentine's Day Countdown

I made this project using Monica Weaver's information - she has gorgeous projects and sells metal sheets.  I'm hooked on metal through my cuttlebug.

I used gold metal sheet (CTMH used to sell metal sheets - retired :( now).  Ran it through my cuttlebug with the swirl folder.  Cut out I heart U with my cricut and backed the cranberry cardstock with colonial white Cardstock.  Tied a bow around it all and added a tied cranberry ribbon to the top.  The heart shaped cany box is from Walgreens - 99 cents and has 3 pieces of chocolate inside.

Enjoy the hop!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Day #7 of Valentine's Day Countdown

Here is a mochromatic card for Valentine's Day.  I have tried to use unusal colors in the hop (I don't keep much pink on hand as I have am the only girl in my household).

This card is made with Miracle B&T, sweetleaf cardstock and cocoa and sweetleaf ink. The ribbon is twill.  The heart is from Olivia microdot B&T paper.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Day # 6 of Valentine's Day Countdown

Here is my contribution for day #6.  I used cocoa cardstock embossed with my cricut as the base card.  This is a 3 x 8 card.  I cut out hearts using the cricut as well from the Olivia paper pack and then sewed them onto a colonial white cardstock background.  Then I sewed the whole thing onto the card.

Thanks for hopping with us.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day # 5 of Valentine's Day Countdown

I saw a card by Brandy Jesperson and Susan Hart in the Stamp It Paper Crafts Technique magazine and just had to try it with some of our CTMH stamps.  This is my favorite creation so far in this blog hop:

I started with a colonial white card and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of B&T word print from a very old paper pack. Then I cut up the cardstock into some random sizes.  Some of these pieces were dabbed with Cocoa ink and others were left alone.  Then I reassembled the pieces and stamped two butterflies from the set S710 Butterflies (this is an old wood set I could not part with because I love these butterflies). C1192 Air Mail (retired) was used for the post mark  Then I used a border from D1428 Happy Journey on the left hand side, Valentine, LOVE( for the sentiment) and hearts from the D1245 In My Heart set.  I used Garnet waxy wrapped around the papers and under the sentiment. When everthing was adhered, I used the corner rounder on the top and bottom of the card.

This is my hubby's valentine anniversary card this year (18 years - wow, seems like yesterday we were dating).

Now check out the rest of the hop:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Welcome to Day #4 of the Valentine's Day Countdown!

I'm really enjoying seeing all the wonderful creations from my fellow CTMH consultants!

Here is my day four entry:

I cut hearts with my cricut out of the Olivia Paper pack (6 hearts), folded them in half and then glued them together with a nylon string in the middle.

Then I added buttons to the nylon string below the heart and additional hearts and buttons along the tail.

Hope you like this project.

Now check out the rest of the hop.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Love Bird - Day # 3 Valentine's Blog Hop

Here is my entry for Day # 3:

This love bird is made from the Perfect Day Paper pack (retired, but I have a stash because I love the colors!).  I found a tutorial through Lynn Pratt.  The heart on the bird is a paper flower which I cut in half and then folded to create the heart (so there is a little depth to the birdie heart.  It took me about 3 hours and several false starts to get the first bird made (that is my male love birdie - he is blue and missing from this photo) but the second one only took about an hour to assemble.