Monday, August 31, 2009

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! CTMH Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

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,

Deb

14 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness,he is so cute and your layout is wonderful. I haven't gotten into the felt yet,but it looks great here.

Wendy K. said...

Gorgeous layout! I love those Heartfelt Diecuts!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Beautiful layout and your son is adorable...even at 21 I bet! :O)

Katy said...

Ohhhhh, I love it! I haven't had a chance to really play with the felt but I plan to and your site will be one of my first stops to gain inspiration!

Karen said...

LOVE the felt frame.. what a fantastic idea!

Lori Miller said...

What a beautiful page!

Linda Shewchuk said...

love the versatility of this stamp set, your work is beautiful

Carla said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout!! Beautiful!!

Crystal said...

Absolutely gorgeous page and LO!! LOVE these colors!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Pages!!!

Jena said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love all the little details and your use of felt - TFS!

Korny Scrapper said...

This is a gorgeous page, I love everything about it. I sure hope you don't mind if I scraplift it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Haley D. said...

What a beautiful layout!