Friday, July 31, 2009

Close To My Heart "stamp of the month" BLOG HOP....12x12 Birthday Scrapbook Page

First of all....Thank you for dropping in at My Scrappin' & Stampin' Den.

I am thrilled to be part of the CTMH (Close To My Heart) SOTM(stamp of the month) blog hop My grandson's birthday 12x12 scrapbook page lay out using "Tinkerin' Level 2" paper packet feature August's stamp of the month.
I used the "It's Your Day" (D1352) August SOTM along with Close To My Heart's "Summer Carnival Sassy Strands".. I love using Sassy Strands..they're available in lots of different colors & textures.

The picture above shows the CTMH supplies I used in my lay out. The stamp set actually has 26 clear stamps!! Many, many different combinations using this versatile stamp set.


The "It's Your Day" stamp of the month is only available til August 31, 2009. Contact your Close To My Heart consultant (or click here) to see how to get this stamp discounted or even FREE.

Here's the same 12x12 lay out but I took this picture inside the house because of the lighting.

And....right below is a close up of the tag I made using the "It's Your Day" stamp set, twilight ink pad, and sassy strands.

The Tinkerin' paper packet is so cheerful and goes perfectly with the outdoor setting as well as Dallas' little John Deer tractor. :-)
Here are the supplies I used ......
-- D1352 My Acrylix clear stamps "It's Your Day"
-- X7113B My Reflections "Tinkerin' Level 2" paper packet
-- Z464 Sassy Strands "Summer Carnival" colors
-- Z2160 Exclusive Ink Pad "Twilight" color

If you have come here from Dawn Slipcevic's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!
This month we have 65 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Now "Hop" on over to Carol Taggio's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

CTMH Day Dream 9x9 Accordian Album Baby Shower Gift.....

I used "Expecting" stamp set along with the ink pads (Sweet Leaf, Hollyhock, Black) pictured to make this cute Accordian Album.

There's a lot of embellishing and stamping displayed in this album.

Close To My Heart's liquid glass sprinkled with prisma glitter really shows off this adorable paper.

Notice the "ghost" stamping. I used the 2nd generation stamping technique with Hollyhock & Sweet Leaf and then stamped the same words on top of the ghost stamping. I really like the look of this technique.

There are plenty of Close To My Heart's "Journaling Spots" throughout the album to journal any special moments.

Vigorous edge distressing was used to give the pages dimension as well as to show off CTMH's white core paper.

This is the back cover of the 9x9 accordian album with a personalized stamp.
BTW......Did you notice the stove?......I do serve "scrapbooking" for dinner as a regular diet! LOL

Thank you so much for dropping in at My Scrappin' & Stampin' Den. I hope I have inspired you or if you'd like me to create a special gift for your needs, please let me know at least 2.5 weeks before it's needed.