Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

September is a very special month for Close To My Heart. Not only is today the long awaited day for the new Fall and Winter Idea Book to be officially released, it’s time for the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I will be sharing goodies from the new Idea Book under separate posts. This post is dedicated to the wonderful Stamp of the Month called “Treasures.” Each month, CTMH releases a very special stamp set available only that month. You may purchase it, or it may be yours for free with a qualifying purchase. If you got here from Kathleen’s blog, you are on the right track. The full blog list is below if you get lost along the way.

This month, I wanted to do something different. In honor of the start of the school year, I made an altered composition book. The book features not only Treasures, but also, an example of paper from the newly released Idea Book. The paper is called “Twitterpatted.” After I covered the outside with Colonial White cardstock and attached Twitterpatted to the spine, I sponged color on the edges. I used Garden Green, Sorbet and Chocolate. I stamped the small flower images. The larger imaged needed depth. If you look closely, you will see 2 shades (Sorbet and Chocolate.) I loaded my brayer with both colors and rolled the color on the stamp.

I also made this cute little card on a 3 x 6 base using Treasures and another example of new papers from the Idea Book. This paper is called “Sweet Home” and the colors used include Garnet, Indian Corn Blue, Crystal Blue and Colonial White.

It’s time to hop on over to Dawn’s blog to see her wonderful artwork. Don’t forget to check out all of the great projects made by so many CTMH Consultants.
Don’t forget, also, to check out the new Fall/Winter Idea Book that can be found on my website!

For Now, Happy Crafting!

Jena http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Nona http://www.nonapearl.blogspot.com/
Katy http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Cibele http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/
Laura http://www.thecroppersconnection.blogspot.com/
Lori http://www.pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/
Jamia http://www.papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Melissa http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/
Pamela http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/
Sheila http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Adeline http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Wendy http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Beth http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/
Barbra http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/
Terrie http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Judy http://makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/
Jessica http://jessicabooth.blogspot.com/
Leisa http://www.bigredscraps.blogspot.com/
Helen http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Debra http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/
Juli http://www.thestampteacher.blogspot.com/
Sarita http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/
Michelle http://www.amaizenbluelady.typepad.com/
Maricar http://www.maricarharris.blogspot.com/
Antoinette http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/
Kathleen http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Cindy http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/
Dawn http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Barbara http://www.paper-creations117.blogspot.com/
Alanna http://www.damoses.blogspot.com/
Laurie http://www.creationsbylaurie.blogspot.com/
Tanya http://www.scramperscorner.blogspot.com/
Karen http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/
Jan http://scrapandstamp4ever.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/
Paige http://www.paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Kelly http://www.stampinallday.blogspot.com/
Sherry http://www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com/
Deb http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/
Nancy http://www.ballisticdesign.blogspot.com/
Chris http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/
Dawn http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Brae http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Laurie http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Haley http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Carol http://craftycarol55.blogspot.com/
Amy http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/
Carla http://www.carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Jen http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Kristie http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Jill http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/
Wanda http://www.creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/
Miranda http://www.scrampinwithmiranda.com/
Jody http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Susan http://www.stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Kami http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Jennifer http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Julia http://www.ralphandjulia.blogspot.com/
Shannon http://www.mycolorfulworldinvt.blogspot.com/
Linda http://www.awesomememories.blogspot.com/
Brenda http://keepsakeswithheart.blogspot.com/
Donni http://www.donniscreativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Nancy http://www.creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/


Wendy K. said...

Love the colors on that altered book!

Katy said...

oooooooo, I'm lovin' the 3"x6"...I have all BOYS so those colors "speak to me"!!!

fan2daryl said...

Good job Cindy, I like the card below too with the lamp!

Anne said...

I love the altered journal esp. but all your work is divine. TFS

Carla said...

Very pretty!! Great projects.

Cibele Glazer said...

I just love your altered book. It looks like a painting. Great job!

Linda Shewchuk said...

Love the card, it pops at you. The altered book should be mailed to me...!!! love it and would so use it

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!!

Jena said...

Great cards - TFS!

Haley D. said...

Beautiful artwork! I am definitely "lifting" that last card!