Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Wow, i can't believe it is August already (well almost anyway).  Time sure does fly.  Anyway.  it is time for the new SOM hop and I just love this set.  It is a base and shade flower which really makes this image a standout.  It is called "Something Splendid". This set is only available in August, so go to my website and you can see how you can get this set at a discount or even free by clicking on the stmp of the month in the top right corner.  As always we have a large group of extremely talented consultants participating.  So come along and hop with us.  Just click on the link at the end of each post to go to the next post.  If you get lost along the way you can go to Helen's Blog for the complete list of bloggers.  You should have arrived here from Sylvia's blog.

I used the paper pack "Splendor X7124B colors used are moonstruck, goldrush, topiary and sunflower.  It is hard to see in the picture but I used dimensional adhesive to pop the flower. The card design is based on the card on the "Veranda" WOTG guide.  I stamped the small branch stamp on the ribbon and finished it with a colonial white edge anchor.

Next stop on the hop is Shannon's blog.  I am sure you will enjoy the fabulous artwork you will see on my CTMH sisters blogs.  Have fun and Happy Hopping!


Friday, July 30, 2010

swaps i made for convention

Well, our CTMH convention was here and gone and as always was so much fun.  I love all the great ideas, the sneak peak at the new products, hanging with my CTMH sisters and of course swapping like crazy.  I thought I'd share with you the swaps I made.

I used "Boom di ada" paper pack, B1306 "Cottage Floral" stamp set, D1284 "with Love" stamp set, "Dimensional Elements Perennials" Z1139 , and I inked with sponges, stubble tool and stipple brush from Z1298 distressing tools.  I used the "wishes" idea book which has multiple card "workshop" ideas which made this quick and easy.

I used the same paper pack and the stamp set is one of my very favorites "Be Yourself" D1349 and "Glitz Stardust Glitter Glue Z1313 which was used on both projects.   i just love glitter and this is nice and neat, no glitter all over me and the table and the floor etc.....

This design is from "Expressions" idea book and uses "Good times" paper pack.  The stamp is retired from a travel set and I used it because it says "Washington DC" and that is where convention was.

I love swapping.  I got so many lovely cards that I swapped for.  I am planning an open house in September and will have all my swaps on display (as well as lots of new products and a sale table)  Details will be posted soon.

I am looking forward to scrapping today with my sister and will complete the projects I made at convention and add pictures to the pages we made.  I hope to post soon and give you at sneak peak at what is coming in September so stay tuned......

Scrap Happy!