Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop from Close To My Heart! Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Welcome to our Close To my Heart March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  Did you hop over from Sarita's blog?  I hope you enjoyed her project!
This time we have over 70 consultants using the same stamp set - A Little Everthing.  This set of over twenty sentiments and images will be a staple in your collection. You'll want to play with all of them!  I've already used the scallop border on many personal projects.  So settle in and find some inspiration!

I've been dying to make something that was just a little vintage.  This doesn't go overboard nor does it hit the grunge stage, but it's close enough to give me a taste of it!  

Remember those little paper-sack-purses I've shared in the past?  Well, I pulled out another one, teamed it with some textured cardstock, Notebook paper (looooOOVVVE it!) and a few fun embellishments to make the perfect gift bag for a Mother's Day present! 

I suppose I could have done a little more distressing and sanding, but I didn't want to go overboard, thinking there might be too much contrast with the start white bag.  But I didn't want to cover up the bag so much either, ha.  So this is what I ended up with!

Here's a closeup of the sentiments I used from the March Stamp of the Month.  I inked the stamps with Hollyhock, then used a sponge dauber to apply Chocolate ink directly to the bottom of the stamp's letters before stamping.  Easy peasy!

Now hop on over to my girlfriend Carla's blog for more ideas!  Take it away, Carla!

p.s.  Thanks for all your well wishes on my new position on the Spellbinders(TM) Design Team.  I can't wait to share new products with you!

Deb

17 comments:

Kathi C. said...

Most excellent, my dear friend! LOVE it!

Shirley said...

love the clothespin!

Closet Stamper said...

This is way cute! I'm totally stamplifting this idea!

Carol said...

That is sooooooooo beautiful!

Scrappy RN said...

Really nice, so creative!

Cibele Glazer said...

This is soooooo lovely and perfect just the way it is! I am dying to make one of those flowers but haven't found the time yet. Just stunning and you definitely achieved the look.

Amy said...

Oh this is so stunning. I really love the way it turned out!

Sarita said...

LOVE the vintage look and the flower! Awesome work!

The Brae-er said...

love that paper flower detail!!

Katy said...

So Shabby Chic....LOVE IT!!! Flowers and clothes-pins have my heart right now :0)

Martha said...

this is so pretty, love it.

Haley D. said...

What a pretty project! I love how the top of your bag matches the scallop. That is such a nice touch!

Kim O'Rear said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the grey with with pink!

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!!

Annette said...

Love that shabby chic look! Right up my alley. Love everything about this Deb. So pretty. What's going in the bag?

Carla said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Fabulous work!

Stamp Til Dawn said...

Lovin the shabby chic look!!!