Saturday, May 9, 2009

May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!

  • Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
  • Today we are featuring May's SOTM, which is Be Yourself, a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Dawn's Blog, you are on the right path - you've reached the eighth stop of the hop! This month we have 18 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!
  • The first piece of artwork I'm sharing here for our hop is a standard size card (4.25x5.5") that I created with the May SOTM and our new Bella paper packet. This card design is inspired by Originals - On Your Left (p. 21). The girl's dress was created using the "paper piecing" technique. I simply stamped the girl with smokey plum ink on a scrap of smokey plum B&T duos paper, then cut out just the ruffled dress part, and adhered it exactly over the image stamped with desert sand ink. This is such a striking but simple way to add a fun pop of color to your stamping!
  • I host a monthly Stamp of the Month swap that includes 24 very talented CTMH consultants who participate by mailing their SOTM creations to me each month. Because of this collaborative sharing of artwork and ideas that we do, I have collected A LOT of beautiful SOTM artwork from them that I can share here also - so I hope you will check back here often for MORE May SOTM artwork - coming soon!!
  • Now "Hop" on over to Shannon's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all of the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! (If you get lost along the way a complete list of participants can be found below.) Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
List of Participants


Sherry said...

This is beautiful - I love the effect of that technique, can't wait to try it.

Jane ... said...

Super great card! I like the fluffy skirted gal in the middle & the way you used a variety of stamps for interest.

stampscrapnbowl said...

Love it! The girl in the center is my favorite of the bunch. The bow adds a nice touch.

What color are the girls stamped in?

Jena said...

What a fun card - love her purple dress and the added touch of the ribbon. TFS and thanks for hopping with us!

Deborah Young said...

Jen - I love your paper piecing. It really adds flair!

Barbara said...

This is one of my favorite SOTM and the Bella paper is definitely one of my favorites.
This card is beautiful...I love it!