Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop is Coming . . .

Good morning Peeps.

The Close to my Heart October Stamp of the Month blog hop is just around the corner. The hop starts at 12:01am, Thursday, October 1, 2009. Stop on by as soon as you can and take a look at the great artwork from a group of very talented Close to my Heart consultants.

See you thursday . . .

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. . .

Welcome everyone to yet another great Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month blog hop. If you've come from Alanna's Blog http://www.damoses.blogspot.com/ you're on the right track.

This month's feature is the awesome stamp set "Treasures". This stamp set features 13 stamps in a fun and whimsical motif perfect for the beginning of those crisp autumn days.

So sit back, relax and browse through stunning artwork from over 60 Close to my Heart consultants.

First up is my tribute to the stunning sunsets and cool auntumn breezes we have here in Colorado:

This card features Sunny Yellow, Sorbet, Tulip, Heavenly Blue, and Black inks. I punched a 1" circle from scrap paper, used repositionable adhesive to create the "sun" mask. I adhered it to a 5X5 piece of Colonial White cardstock. I then sponged Sunny Yellow in the upper right hand corner over the mask until I got the desired color. Using Sorbet ink, I sponged over the Sunny Yellow and brought it out on the paper. I took Tulip ink and sponged again covering some of the sorbet and Sunny Yellow. I sponged Heavenly Blue in the bottom left corner and along the left and bottom sides just to get the effect of sky. I stamped the images in Black and then sponged the edges in Black to give a complete look. I removed the "sun" mask and sponged Sunny Yellow over the circle and blended it into the original yellow. I matted it on Tulip, Black, and Sorbet paper. The ribbon in Sunflower organdy ribbon.

This card was inspired by the wonderful tutorials by Michelle Zindorf you can check out her great tutorials here: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/

Now "Hop" on over to Tanya's Blog http://www.scramperscorner.blogspot.com/ to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this SOTM is only available until September 30, 2009! Click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.