Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
September's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****Limited Edition****

The blog hop makes a circle so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all.  If you have already started and are coming from Terrie Dodd's blog, "My Life In Real Time", then you are on the right track.

August has been a busy, busy month.  School started up again this month and I've been swamped.  I always forget how busy of a month it is.  Anyway, I got a late start on my card and then ran into some problems with creating the shaker.  Then on top of everything else, this evening I grabbed my camera to take photos of my card, only to find that my kids have hijacked the batteries out of my camera!  UGH!  At first I started to just scan my card, but being that it is so dimensional, the scan was say the least.  Then it finally dawned on me..."Hey!  I have another camera!  My new cell phone!"  So here it is...not the greatest photos (the base is actually smokey plum cardstock), but hopefully the elements of the card show through.  (I'll change out the photos as soon as I can get to the store to buy some more batteries.  This time though, I'm taking them out of the camera when I'm done and hiding them! )
ETA 9/4: I'm still having trouble figuring out the settings for my new camera in order to convey the true colors of my projects, but the pictures below are better than what I had originally posted. 
Card is based on the Name Plate pattern found on page 18 of the Wishes How-to Book
Again, it's hard to tell from the photo, but the shaker box has glitter, as well as the scrap pieces left over from a border punch. The shaker tag was created using a piece of clear embossable window plastic.  However, if you don't have any, you can use a piece of transparency or even a piece of page protector.
 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Stamps Used: Limited Edition
Inks: Smokey Plum, Olive, Bamboo
Other: Sponge, Micro-tip scissors, 3D Foam Tape, Mono Adhesive, Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter, Piercing Tool Kit, Cutting Knife, VersaMat, Sanding Block, Edge Distresser, Embossable window plastic (Gary M. Burlin), Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Garden Trellis Punch (Martha Stewart)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set.
Remember, if you love what you've seen so far along your SOTM Blog Hop journey, and you want your own "Limited Edition" stamp set or want to get it for the amazingly low price of $5, be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" here on my blog, or by clicking on the "Stamp of the Month" tab at the top of the page or by clicking on the "Shop with Me" link near the top right.  Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to  Beth Naumann's blog, "Welcome to the Block...Beth's Creative Block!" and check out her creation.

If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can always find a list of all this month's CTMH SOTM Blog Hop participants on Helen's Onulak's blog.

Happy hopping!


  1. WOW!!!!! Gorgeous! Love what you created with this. I just pulled Sonoma out of the pack last night and started making a layout with it. It's so pretty and I find that I hoard the pretty papers. LOL

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card with us. It must've taken you a while to create, but wowzer, it was worth it! :)

  2. Pretty card. Like how you created the shaker box.

  3. beautiful card, love the combination of the stamp set with the heirloom assortment!

  4. OMG, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! So adorable!!!! What did you use for the clear shaker box front - transparency paper? I love it! :)
    ~doreen @

  5. Thanks for all your sweet comments!

    Doreen, I completely forgot to mention that. I used a small piece of clear embossable window plastic by Gary M. Burlin. You could use a transparency or even a piece of page protector. I'll fix my post to mention that. Thanks for pointing that out.

  6. Beautiful card! Love the heirloom accessories, they add the perfect touch to your card!

  7. Fantabulous! That's what my boys say when they want to combine Fantastic and Fabulous! I love the Heirloom Assortment - not for scrapping, but for cards. I love the dimension.

    I love using page protectors as transparency windows - multipurpose!

  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the Sonoma papers and you showcased it beautifully with this stamp set.


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