Saturday, November 30, 2013

December's Stamp of the Month..."Special Care"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
December 2013's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****Special Care****

With over 50 participants, you are surely to find wonderful inspiration through this blog hop.  It 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 Shirley Ross' blog, "Mom 'n Me Scrap", then you are on the right track.

I had so many great plans for my Thanksgiving break, but as it seems to often be the case, life had other plans for me.  After spending Tuesday on a field trip at Disney Quest with around 250 eigth graders, I came home exhausted and virtually collapsed as soon as I entered my house.  Even though I was tired, I was excited to have the next five days off.  I had planned on getting caught up with some CTMH projects, housework and yes, even school-related work.  However, I woke up Wednesday with a sore throat and have spent most of my time off sick in bed. :( Today, I managed to pull myself out of bed...mostly because my back was killing me...and completed my artwork for this post.

I struggled a bit with my project, partly because I'm still sick and partly because I've been out of the creative loop for a while.  However, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch as a starting point for my card.  My first instinct was to use the Baby Cakes paper line, but I wanted to use something a little less predictable, so I chose to go with the blues and tans in the Frosted paper line.  I used three of the stamps to create a background paper using Champagne and Slate (second generation) and paper pieced the Baby Carriage stamp for my focal image.

 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: Frosted B&T, Frosted Turquose CS, Blush CS, Whisper CS, Colonial White CS
Stamps Used: Special Care, Baby Carriage
Inks: Slate, Champagne
Emellishments: Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad (retired)
Other: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Sponge, Sanding Kit, Silver Glitz, 3D Foam Tape, Microtip Scissors, Scoring Board (Martha Stewart), Paper Trimmer (Fiskars), Fabri-Tac (Beacon Adhesives), ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set...
...and the Mojo Monday sketch I used...

Pick up your own Stamp of the Month for only $17.95 OR this month only you can get it for FREE with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to get yours.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here.  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 my insanely creative friend's blog, Melissa Laverty's, @ "Fancy Melissa" and check out her project.

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 Kathleen's blog.

Happy hopping!


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