Sunday, August 14, 2011

Special "Pair-a-Phrase" Blog Hop

Welcome to a special edition Blog Hop for the promotional stamp set called...
****Pair-a-phrase****

Starting tomorrow...August 15th...when you purchase $75 or more in current Close To My Heart product, you will receive a special stamp set called Pair-a-phrase for free.  It's the first time ever that CTMH has offered two stamp sets in one package and not some inky dinky set....a large D size set.  So you get two D size sets absolutely FREE...that's a $35.90 value!

So some brilliant consultant (I think it was Helen) came up with the idea of having a blog hop using this very cool set.  This hop is like most any blog hop and 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 Shannon Beck's blog, "Card's From the Farm", then you are on the right track.

There's soooooo much that can be done with this stamp set and only wish I had had more time to play.  But with school starting this past week, three blog hops (whatever was I thinking?), and other obligations, I only had time to come up with one project.  I got the seal of approval from my daughter.  She said it was her favorite card I've ever done.  I just think she likes the color and the fact that there aren't any flowers on it, but I still had to put some ribbon on it.  LOL

I cut just about everything with the new Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, available only through Close To My Heart.  The only thing I didn't cut with the Cricut was the card base and the owl.  To create some dimension to my tree, I sanded the tree trunk in one direction with the roughest grain of sand paper.  I then used it on the tree "leaves" in small circles, then applied a little ink to my sponge and wiped it over the sanded circles, to help create some dimension to the tree.  The sentiment is stamped in Colonial white pigment ink.
Click picture to enlarge.
 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Stamps Used: Pair-a-phrase
Inks: Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Colonial White
Here's a look at the entire stamp set
 
If you love what you've seen so far along this special Blog Hop, and you want your own "Pair-a-phrase" stamp set for free, 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 "Free Stamp Set! Tab" here on my blog, or by clicking on the "Pair-a-Phrase" picture in the right column of my blog 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  Nicole Griggs's blog, "Nicole's Creative Zone" and check out her creation.

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

Happy hopping!

11 comments:

  1. You've done a nice job showcasing what you can do with the Cricut cartridge! Pretty card!

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  2. Very cute! Love the owl and the tree!

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  3. Love the darling little owl with the new Wonderland papers!!

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  4. Too cute Tamytha! I love seeing your owl in such a great-looking tree! NICE job!!

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  5. I love that you put the the owl in a tree!

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