Sunday, November 1, 2009

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

WooooHOOOO!!!  It's that 'time of the month' - Close To My Heart's November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! 

This time we have 64gals hoppin' - good grief! If you've arrived from Mary's blog, you're right on track,  The hop started way back at Jena's blog.  Jena has a list of all of the links, so you might want to take a second to open her blog and minimize it, in case you get lost along the way and need to get back on track.

My heart nearly jumped out of my body when I saw this adorable stamp of the month.  I loved it so much that I created two projects for you with this fancy little stamp set!

The first project is a  9x9 layout.  Remember, you can click on the images to view them larger.

The November Stamp of the Month includes the house outline with two different roof options, a couple of different windows and doors, as well as shutters, window flower boxes, steps.....oh goodness, what doesn't it include!  It also has the cute little clouds and hearts I used in the background here. 

I stamped "HOME" with one of my favorite stamp sets, "Boutique Alphabet".  CTMH Tulip and Blush Cardstock and Inks, a little Heartfelt heart, a few markers, a piece of die-cut borders, and there you go!

Now here's my second project.  Y'all know how much I love to make little paper bag purses!  I had some leftover stickease from my "Life Delights" collection (it's retiring - more about that in a second).

So where is the Stamp of the Month on this project?  I used the window shutter to make little fence posts, which are connected by the brick image!  This was super quick and simple.  Although I usually put cardstock on both sides of the bag, I thought this looked just fine the way it is.  Besides the fence and the Just Blooms Big Pinks flower, everything else is Stickease....even the handle!

Now, about that retiring list.....starting tomorrow, all of the retiring stamps will be noted in a special category on my website.  How would you like to buy 2, get 1 free?  That's right!  Starting November 3, all stamp sets - new, retiring, old, you name it....are buy 2, get a third one (lowest price, of course ;-) FREE for the entire month!  Details are in my sidebar to the right.

Now's the chance to get that big E-sized Boutique Alphabet that I used on the layout here, or finish collecting all of those Solo Alphabets and Numbers!  That's my plan!

Thanks for stopping by!  Now hop your way on over to my sistah  Haley's blog to see what she's dreamed up for you.

Enjoy your day!



Haley D. said...

Great projects! I never would have seen your fence idea, and it is darling!

Melissa Laverty said...

gorgeous layout!

Mary Eisen said...

Looks great and links are working

Leslie said...

both are darling. I haven't playedwith this set much, but am anxious to do so now.

Cibele Glazer said...

Love, love, love your layout and the fence idea is awesome!

Carla said...

Great projects Deborah! The fence idea is brilliant!

Kathi Carlson said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the fence!!

Sheila Bennett said...

Your 9x9 page is just adorable - love the colors you used.

Wendy K. said...

Great layout! I love the bright colors you used! And that fence is so creative, great work!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love, love, love that bag! Great job.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

AWESOME ideas!! Wow!

Jena said...

Wow, great projects - love the darling fence on the bag especially - TFS!