Thursday, October 1, 2009

Close To My Heart's October 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 we have three groups of 20+ gals participating with dozens and dozens of great ideas to inspire you when you are using October's Stamp of the Month, "HolidayWarmth".  If you came here from the amazing Nona's blog, welcome!

Well, I went a little crazy this time.  tee hee....imagine that!!!  Instead of a card or a layout, I created three little altered items, all pretty quick and easy!

First is my Rudolph Christmas List Notebook.  As you know, I just love our Heartfelt Die-Cuts, and the new collection includes this precious little reindeer!  Cute, cute, cute!  I used the Jingle paper and Stickease (for the little ornament), a Cranberry Tiny Brad for his nose, some White Ricrac and Juniper Waxy Flax.  I used White Daisy Ink to random stamp one of the cute snowflakes from the Stamp of the Month.  Then, I used a branch punch to make Rudolph some cute little Juniper antlers!  Now to fill it up with gift ideas for my friends and family!


Next up is a super inexpensive little Holiday Recipe Box!  Now, don't you have a collection of family recipes that you pull out just for the holidays?  Green bean casserole....sweet potato casserole (good grief....lots of casseroles!)      Gingerbread....Granny's peanut butter fudge...you have your own to add to the list.  Well, I found this little recipe box in Michael's $1 bin (gotta love that!).  I used CTMH's Everlasting Creative Basics Paper, Cranberry Ribbon and a sentiment from the Stamp of the Month stamped with Ponderosa Pine ink.  Now, I actually just inked up part of the sentiment.  I could have cut it apart, but I was too lazy.  HA! 


Here's a closeup of the top.  I used Pewter Designer Brads and the super-cute crocheted flowers from the White Mini-Medleys, plus a bit of Cranberry Ribbon to make a handle.  So easy!  The hardest part was covering up the Halloween-ie paper on the box.  Bonding Memories Glue makes it really smooth. 

Oh!  The doilies.  Good grief.  I bought these little guys in the cake decorating dept. for the card that I posted last Thursday (remember the little skirt?).  So now it appears that I will be using a little paper doily or two each week until they are gone.  HA!

Finally, here's my last project.  It's a poorly-lit (sorry!) Christmas mug filled with hot chocolate mix (YUM!).  The mug was a $1 store find. I stamped this yummy sentiment from the Stamp of the Month with Tulip Ink, cut it out, mounted it on Juniper Cardstock, cut it again, smushed some Tulip Ink on, added some polkie dots with a Tulip Marker.  The snowflake is actually one of CTMH's white chipboard Dimensional Elements.  I could have left it white (rumors have it that snowflakes are white...I wouldn't know, being as I'm in Florida - ha), but I decided to rub in some Juniper Ink (just use a sponge...it absorbs real nicely and evens out as it dries!).  Tied it all together with some Tulip Ricrac and Juniper Waxy Flax.  It's so true.....having everything that matches makes it go together so quickly!  Faster.  Simpler.  Easier!

Now, I'm sure you've seen the cute images that accompany these sentiments as you've hopped along the blog hop - a festive Christmas tree, a big ol' pile of gifts and more!  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 Terrie's blog for some more ideas on using "Treasures"!

Thanks for stopping by!

See you tomorrow,

Deb





13 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Deborah what a super fantastic project, I LOVE your reindeer how cute!!!! Someone is going to be sooooo lucky to recieve these at Christmas!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

I'll second Crystal's "Wow!" You outdid yourself, my friend! Everything is awesome! Can't wait to take in the rest of the hop tomorrow! TFS.

Cibele Glazer said...

Somebody has been very busy. What wonderful projects! Love it all. TFS.

Leslie said...

OH Deb, these are great. I am especially intrigued by the recipe box because I have two of them sitting in a drawer. hmmmmm ah yes, My sister's birthday is December first. Perfect, thanks for the idea.
You are a dear.

Nancy said...

Beautiful Projects!

Wendy K. said...

LOVE the recipe box!

Katy said...

LOVE the little flowers on the top of the box...great detail!!!

Carla said...

I have to echo some of the other comments - WOW!!! All amazing projects!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Your reindeer card is absolutely ADORABLE!!

Jena said...

That is SO cute! I especially love the darling little reindeer - TFS!

Haley D. said...

These are terrific! I want that little reindeer! LOL

Stampin n da Hood said...

oh dear"ie"...that is soo stankin cute!

Beth Naumann said...

Wow! Can't decide which I like best! :-)