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CTMH October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the October Stamp of the Month: Share the Magic.  If this is your first stop, just continue through the hop until you make it back here.  If you have already started hopping and came from Kami’s blog then you are on the right track.  See the previous post for a complete blog list.

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Supplies used are all CTMH: Share the Magic Stamp Set (October SOTM), White Daisy Cardstock, Prisma Glitter, Liquid GlassBlack Bitty Brads, Bonding Memories Glue Pen, Red Sparkles, Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen, Markers (Holiday Red, New England Ivy, Sunny Yellow, Clover Meadow, Baby Pink, Pacifica, Tulip, Heavenly Blue, Sunkiss Yellow, Key Lime, Taffy, Amethyst, Pear, Desert Sand, Lagoon, and Sunset) and Inks (Black, Outdoor Denim, New England Ivy, Sky, Cranberry, Chocolate, and Brown Bag).

This stamp set is great for making tags.  I just grabbed my pile of scraps and stamped away!  I used markers, watercolor pencils, and a blending pen with inks to color the images.  To add some glitz and dimension I added sparkles to the Christmas tree, glitter to the snowmen, liquid glass to the Christmas lights, and bitty brads to the second snowman.  These would also make a fun and simple craft for your kids or a group.  The presents image works great for any occassion – Birthday, Christmas, or Baby!

Your next stop is Angela’s Blog.  Enjoy the hop!

Stamped Fairy Card

Products used: KI Memories paper, The Paper Loft paper, stamped image from a friend, Cotton Candy Stickles by Ranger, Darice rhinestones, and CTMH inks, markers, and blending pen.

Challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday #90 - anything goes (butterfly/fairy/angel)
Crafty Creations – glitter & bling!
Papertake Weekly Challenge – sketch #31
Corrosive Challenge – favorite things

Glitter and bling are among my favorite things!  Well, among them and high on the list – really how do I pick just two!!  I have seen many cards done where the papers are all matted but this is the first time I have done it and I have to say I like mine just as much as I like everyone else’s!  I think I will be doing more of this.  I’m not too worried about running out of paper.  ;-)  As I was making this I started wondering – does coloring get hard as you get older??  I don’t have many stamps to color in but I really like the look of them.  Apparantly, I don’t know how to color!  I guess that’s something for me to work on this year.  I just never thought of it as a hard thing to do and now I’m starting to think that it is.  I just love this fairy that was sent to me.  I might have to start buying more stamps to color because I don’t have any detailed ones.  I tend to stick to the simple stamps or two-step stamping because it’s faster.  It is faster but I really am liking the colored look.  This could be a good idea for my Christmas money.  Well, enough rambling.  It’s taken me long enough to make this card without prolonging it any further.  I hope you enjoy it!  Oh – just one more thing – the stamped image was sent to me and I wanted it cut smaller but I could not get it cut straight for anything – therefore I distressed the edges!  It’s a great technique to fool the eye!

Owl Card

Products used: KI Memories paper, CTMH Say It In Style stamp set, CTMH markers, CTMH Blending Pen, Darice rhinestones, stamped image from an online friend (Thanks Mary!), CTMH Distressing Tool, and fabric strip.

Challenges:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp – Challenge #18
C.R.A.F.T Challenge – Week 31
Creative Inspirations – Challenge 41
Crazy 4 Challenges – Polka Dot Fun

I came home tonight and needed some down time so for my relaxation I made this card.  I used the distressing tool to rough up the edges of the stamped image and I really like the look in combination with the frayed fabric strips.

Hannah Montana Banana?

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That’s right.  My daughter had to dress up a banana for school and her’s, of course, was Hannah Montana!

Supplies used are all by CTMH: Whoops-A-Daisy B&T papers, Ocean, Hydrangea, and White Daisy cardstock, Hydrangea ink, Watermelon ink, waterpen, D1136 Giggle Caps stamp set, B1269 Journaling Jots stamp set, and D1346 You Rock stamp set.  Layout inspired by Imagine.

3×3 Mini Album

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All supplies are CTMH:
- 3×3 Mini Album (cream with organdy)
- Paper: Life Delights and Colonial White cardstock
- Colors: Sweet Leaf, Lilac Mist, Blush, Baby Pink, Chocolate (and blending pen).
- Stamp Sets: Free Spirit, June Word Puzzle, Friendship Blessings, Spot on Backgrounds, Playful Flourishes, April Word Puzzle, Celebrate Life, A Friend Is…, and Made by Me.

I used a blending pen to color in the flowers on the front cover. The cover was very easy to stamp on, just lay the book open and hold flat with the ribbon tucked under. Now I want to do more of a “boy” one.  I’ll share when I get it done but it could be awhile. :-)