Saturday, August 1, 2009

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

Welcome to CTMH's August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Today I'm featuring August's Stamp of the Month (SOTM),which is "It's Your Day", a set of 24 rockin' stamps!

If you have come here from Carla's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to goback to Jena's blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 64 (yowza!) Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one. But it might take a couple of days with 64 consultants - tee hee!

I used CTMH's "Animal Cookies" Creative Basic Paper Pack for my card. But I didn't stop there - I used the stamps and inks to make my own paper, too!

See the paper that I made in the background, behind the card? I simply random stamped plain white paper using the stamps from "It's Your Day" and the same colors in the "Animal Cookies" paper - Dutch Blue, Tulip, Sunflower and Clover Meadow. It was fun and easy!

Here's a closeup detail from the card. I used the "Top Band" pattern from Jeanette Lynton's new card book "Wishes" - quick, simple and easy! But let's go over the top.....

Go ahead and random stamp another piece of white paper, cut it into strips. Loop some of those strips together to make a bow for your gift! Curl some thinner strips with scissors to make curly confetti! Too cool, right???? I may never buy gift wrap and bows again...woohoooOOOOO!

Here's another card I made with Sunflower and Orange. I have to tell you that I have had my Orange stamp pad for two years August 3 and I had never used it. What was I thinking? It is so vibrant and fresh. This project really brought me out of my vintage shell. I had a blast! This stamp set is really versatile - surprisingly so! Ask me how you can earn it FREE!
Now hop on over to Alanna's blog to see her work! Be sure to to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or 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, here is a complete list of participating blogs:

Jena DeVries
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Carla Ironside
Deb Young
Alanna Moses
Paige Dolecki
Wendy Kessler
Heather Painchaud
Helen Onulak
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Nona Davenport
Michelle Robinson
Cindy Leek
Melissa Laverty
Katy Donaldson
Amy McVey
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Leslie Markland
Judy Burger
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Tracy Oleksak
Karen Norman
Chris Shouse
Cibele Glazer
Debra Van Patten
Terrie Dodd
Jamia Bankhead
Anne Beck
Jennifer Patrick
Laurie Levnik
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Dawn Slipcevic
Barbara Harris
Carol Taggio
Jill Lucas
Chris Green
Nancy Ball
Dawn Heuft
Kelly Triggs
Beth Naumann
Antoinette Herrin
Jessica Booth
Jen Rubio
Misty Jackson
Adeline E. Brill
Lori Leng
Pam Klassen
Pamela OConnor
Jennifer Royal
Caren Goldsein
Shannon Pelletier
Sherry Thompson
Maricar Harris
Traci Godbee
Laura Dame
Miranda Kurz
Leisa Hubley
Julia Menssen
Jan Moxey
Jody Gustafson
Have a blast!


Nancy Ball said...

Beautiful work, Deb. I especially love the bow you made and that cute bright card!

Leslie said...

Deb, you are so clever. love it all the card, the random stamped paper, bows. You really did have fun with this.

Alanna said...

Great work here Deb. I love the random stamped paper and how you made a bow.

And your second card is so bright and cheery. I'm glad you fell in love with orange.

Anonymous said...

I love that bow!!!! :)

Misty said...

You have really outdone yourself. Great ideas here.

Carla said...

Great job Deb!! Love the gift wrap & bow!!

Sandy B said...

Simple and easy...and beautiful!

Katy said...

LOVE the bow!!! I'm gonna have to try that!

Adeline E. Brill said...

What were you thinking? I love my orange ink pad!

Adeline E. Brill said...

Oh I forgot to compliment you on your clever use of the stars in this set - may I copy it?

Melissa Laverty said...

love the party time card!

Jena said...

Fun cards and I especially love the bow you created! Thanks for hopping with us!

Wendy K. said...

I love the bright colors and the bow is an awesome idea!!

Superjaxster said...

Love the box. Never tried that, but I just might have to!!

Barbara said...

beautiful......I'm still revisiting all of my SOTM blog buddies to leave a comment...

Helen Onulak said...

Adorable!!!! Love the bow - clever idea. And the orange card - it just pops. I think this is one of the most versatile stamp sets we've had. I love how you did the border on the 2nd card.