Tuesday, June 1, 2010

CTMH June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for June - featuring the stamp set "Wonderful Friend"! Along the hop you'll find dozens of fabulous creations using this stamp set - all brought to you by a very talented group of CTMH Consultants!  If you've come here from Debra's Blog, you are on the right path.  If this is your first stop on the hop, that will work too (just keep hopping till you get back here again)!

To continue along the hop, just follow the link at the end of each post to go to the next site. We hope that following the hop will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for using your "Wonderful Friend" stamp set, as well as the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post.

I have two creations for you today!
The first is a layout I did of my son & my husband on our recent trip to Maui.  I used the Stamp of the Month as part of my title and also as a 'photo corner' accent on the photos.  I used this week's sketch at Pencil Lines for the inspiration for my layout. 
(sorry about the 'scrap cardstock editing' . . . I haven't figured out how to 'blur' photos in my editing software and I don't like posting current photos of my kids on the internet . . .)

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart, except as noted):
Wonderful Friend - June 2010 Stamp of the Month
On the Edge Acrylic Stamp Set
Rustic Alphabet Acrylic Stamp Set
Desert Sand Textured Cardstock (retired)
Other: Martha Stewart Flocked Alphabet Stickers
Inks: Cocoa & Indian Corn Blue

My second project is a fun little Father's Day card.  The card features an origami shirt fold.  (There are great instructions to the folding technique on Beth's Blog).  I used the Stamp of the Month on both the front and the inside of the card.  I used dry embossing on this card to create a 'frame' around my central image.  I also did lots of sanding, as well as ink distressing on this card to give it a really 'rough', masculine feel.

Materials Used (all Close to My Heart):
Wonderful Friend - June 2010 Stamp of the Month
Black Textured Cardstock (retired)
Bamboo Cardstock

Thanks for stopping in - to continue on the hop - visit Jen's Blog to see what she has created!

If you get lost along the hop, or come across a broken link, feel free to refer back to the complete list of June's Blog Hop participants HERE.


  1. both of your projects turned out great!

  2. Beautiful layout Carla! I understand about photos of the kids - no problem, I knew that your children were not "box heads". LOL

  3. I love the folding technique! :)

  4. Both of these are really great. I love the folded shirt. Darn cute!

  5. Wow the blue of the water really makes the paper a perfect compliment for the scrap layout!

  6. Both are fabulous! I love the Maui photos!
    Kim xXx

  7. Carla, I love the super Dad layout! And there isn't anything cuter than those little oragami shirts!! Cute, cute, cute!

  8. Love those orgami shirts! Fabulous idea, thanks for sharing!

  9. Love that you showed the versatility of this set - both with colors and patterns!

  10. Great layout and card! You're so creative!

  11. Love your shirt card and the layout is great too!

  12. I love how these sentiments can be used in a variety of ways....like you did, as a journaling spot. Love the shirt card too!

  13. These are great projects! Thanks for sharing.

  14. This is the BEST use of the shirt pattern I have seen so far. I love the way you dry embossed the frame and the sanding really gave it just the rught touch


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