Sunday, July 31, 2011

CTMH's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for August - WICKED!

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for August. This month we are featuring the stamp set "WICKED".

Along this month's Stamp of the Month 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 Doreen'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 this month's spooky stamp set, along with the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post!

My creation for you today is a two-page layout.  My layout design is from the CTMH book "Cherish" and is called Elegant Context.

One of the things I love most about CTMH's layout pattern books is that when I have a few pictures I want to scrapbook, I can scan the indexes of each book to find layouts with the number of photos that I have and then also look at the index thumbnails of each pattern to look at the orientation and size of the photo spaces.  In just a few minutes - I can find an appropriate layout design for any set of photos!  And that is exactly what I did here with these Halloween pictures from MANY years ago!!  This is my husband and I (although at the time, we had just been dating a few months!) 

You can click on the photo to see the layout in more detail. 

For my layout, I didn't really have a Halloween paper that I wanted to use, so I used a lot of cardstock, and also created my own patterned paper by stamping on my background.  To add some dimension to the layout, I randomly popped up some of the honeycomb hexagons using foam tape and the paper piecing method.  I love how it turned out!

Materials Used (all CTMH):
Cardstock: Sunset, Black, White Daisy
Stickease Border: Hooligans Stickease (retired)
Photo Mats: Sweetheart Level 2 Paper (retired)
Black Mini Medley Accents
Black Waxy Flax
Cocktail Alphabet Stamp Set
Wicked Stamp Set (August 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Other: Black Ink, Sunset Marker

The "WICKED" stamp set is available from your consultant from August 1st to 31st! You can purchase it for the great low price of $19.95 or get it for just $5.50Cdn with every CTMH order of $55 or more placed in the month of August!

Thanks for stopping in!! To continue on the hop, visit SHIRLEY's BLOG to see what she has created for you!


  1. What a great layout! I need that set!

  2. beautiful layout, love how you used the honeycomb!

  3. I just don't get tired of seeing that honeycomb image! I love how it looks on your layout. Great job!

  4. I really like how you used the honeycomb...especially where you popped some up! Great job!

  5. What a great Layout! I really like how you made your our patterned paper with the honeycomb stamp.

  6. Great layout! Love your patterned paper!

  7. WICKED layout! I really like your honeycomb background. Popping random honeycombs is a great idea!

  8. very pretty lo with the random stamping

  9. Great layout! I like all your details and what you did with the honecomb.

  10. oh my love the stamping with the honecomb pattern. thanks for showing us how to use cardstock with stamps when we don't have pattern paper.

    Peggy Lee
    (Creative Scraps)

  11. Carla, I love the stamping and how you popped some of the honeycomb. Neat!

  12. Whoa...I'm loving the black honeycomb!!! Really pops!

  13. OMG what a spectacular layout!!


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