Welcome to Close to My Heart's monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop! Woohoo!!! This time there are over 60 gals participating with dozens and dozens of great ideas to use September's Stamp of the Month, "Treasures".
I really love these silhouette stamps. You can dress them up with embossing, use them with first- or second-generation stamping to create your own B&T (background and texture paper)....the possibilites are endless!
This time I decided to pull out the old heat gun and emboss the largest image from the set with White Embossing Powder. In fact, I used a lot of different techniques and products to make this page of my baby! HA! If you are a reader of my blog, you are aware that my baby is now 21 years old. tee hee. Well, I have just started scrapbooking, so I have a lot to catch up on!
This layout is my own design using HeartFelt(R) Whimsy Die-Cuts (LOVE them)! The Buttercup frames as well as the cute little bug (Dragonfly? Butterfly? Plain ol fly?) are from these Die-Cuts. It is hard for me to refrain from using them on everything!
Here's a closeup of the embossed flower (dandelion? Good grief, I am brain-dead tonight!). There are several different sizes in the set, as well as the precious sentiment that I have inset into one of the new Dimensional Elements brackets (inked with Pansy Purple).
Now, here's a closeup of my baby!!! I did some edge distressing on the photo mats, added some hemp (I've gone through so much lately!) and gave the bug a pair of Colonial White Waxy Flax antennae. Remember, you can click on any of the photos to get a larger view.
Now, who would have thought that a frilly, girly girl paper like Bella would work with a little boy photo? I really liked the whimsical feel as an accent to the fly-away feel of the stamped image. I think it works!
Have you looked at the brand new Winter 2009 Idea Book yet? It went active today, September 1! Check out your consultant's website to view it, or see it here. Want to own this Stamp of the Month yourself? Ask your consultant how, or e-mail me for details!
Now, hop on over to my friend Nancy's blog for some more ideas on using "Treasures"! See you tomorrow,
sending a little Sparkle...
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