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Friday, September 30, 2011

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop highlighing this month's stamp set, Holiday Magic.  We are thrilled to showcase some fun uses for this gorgeous stamp set!

This hop is one big circle so feel free to start here and move through the entire loop.  You can also find a complete listing of all 13 participants by visiting Melissa Robinson's Blog.  If you have arrived here from 
Cherri Hardcastle's blog, you are on the right track!  So... let's get started!


This month, I created a very simple circle card. This card only took me 15 minutes to create --- one of the many, many reasons I love CTMH:




Supplies used (all CTMH supplies):

  • Circle Card Base
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • October SOM, Holiday Magic
  • New England & Cranberry Buttons
  • Colonial White Waxy Flax
  • New England & Cranberry Stamp Pads
Here is an image of the stamp set:



Contact me today to see how you can get this fun holiday stamp set for only $5.00. And as always, our Stamp of the Month sets are only available until the last day of the month!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.  I would appreciate a comment or two, if you so feel led.  Now hop on over to Lisa Lawson's blog where you will find another inspirational use of this stamp set!

Happy hoppin'!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creations for Nickie's Baby Shower

So here are the projects I created for one of my best friend's baby shower.  The name cards were what I used the Multi-color Motif Technique on (for details read the previous post). 

Name Cards for guest of honor table:

Here they are with the other decorations:


Now for the other projects - a frame with her ultrasound picture and a Happy Thoughts can for guests to write messages to Hayden or  his mommy:



All the projects were a great hit!!! But how could you go wrong using CTMH products?????

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Multicolor Motif - Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 14 of us highlighting the Multi-color Motif” Technique as shown on page 110 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book!  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Debi's Page.  While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Rebecca's Blog, you are on the right track! 

The multi-color motif technique is a quick and easy way of adding more than one color to a stamped image at one time. For my project I used the owl from our special Pair-A-Phrase stamp set in honor of National Stamping Month. I used our Exclusive Markers to add the color:


This is what it looked like after I used the markers to 'color' the stamp:


Then I added a very small mist of our spritz spray to moisten the color and this is the result:


I could have left the owl like this, but I decided to add more color by using our Watercolor pencils and so this is my owl now:


 I used our Mocha Opaque Gems for the eyes.  I can't show the rest of the project yet, because it's for one of my best friends  baby shower on Saturday. But I promise to show all of it after she sees it next week.

Supply List: 
  •  Pair - A - Phrase Stamp Set (September Constant Campaign)
  • Markers: Cocoa, Chocolate, Honey, Desert Sand, New England Ivy
  • Watercolor Pencils


Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Cherri's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Pain of A Parent's Love

The other day as I was driving home I was thinking about some of the heartaches my children have faced and my heart broke for them.  In some of the situations, I think I hurt worse than they did.  I was thinking of all the pain we have experienced - from cancer, death of a parent, surgeries, broken hearts, struggles with friends, middle school drama, and so much more and I thought about how with each struggle I wish I could have taken their pain from them but I know I can't do that.  Then all of a sudden, I heard God speak to my heart and say, "How do you think I feel?" I suddenly realized that God experiences all these pains with us and feels them even more deeply than we do.  However, it's more than that.  We often times talk about how God turned His back on Jesus when Jesus was on the cross and took on the weight of all of our sin. But not only that, God had watched His son experience a pain and hurt so much more excruciating than any of us could ever imagine and as a parent that means God was feeling that pain and hurt too.  So on top of hurting for His one and only Son, He then had to turn His face from Him as Jesus took the wrath of our sin ---- now that's an AWESOME love!!! All I want to do as a parent when my children are hurting is to wrap them in my arms and take all their pain away --- yet because God loves us so much, He couldn't do that - at the time His Son needed Him the most, when His Son was hurting more than He had ever hurt, God couldn't hold Him. Oh what a love ---- thank You God for experiencing the ultimate pain of a parent's love so that we could have salvation!!!!

Roxie WOTG

Last week I hosted the Roxie WOTG. As soon as I saw these papers I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use.  When I come home from any scrapping event, I always show my husband what I create.  Most of the time he will say something to the effect of "oh that's cute". Well when I showed him these pages, he said "Wow, that's the prettiest ones you ever made!" Of course, he is a little biased by the subject of the pages!!! Well anyways - here is my version of the WOTG -- I used our coordinating Stickease instead of stamping the flowers:





So what are you waiting for, contact me today to get your very own Roxie papers so you can create the prettiest pages ever!!!!