Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Valentines - January's SOTM Blog Hop

The glow from my Christmas tree is lighting my computer as I write this and I've got food in the oven for tonight's New Years' Eve party...but with crafting, it's always time to look ahead, so let's talk Valentine's Day!

Thanks for hopping over from Inky Georgia's blog!  Happy Valentines, Close To My Heart's January Stamp of the Month, is available only from January 1-31 and can be yours for just $5 with a $50 product order!


I have to admit I was a bit worried about working with this stamp set at first as I don't feel very confident in my "coloring" abilities.  But, the roses really grew on me as I used CTMH's new alcohol markers to add color.  I love the mini pigment inks to stamp the image before adding color with the alcohol markers.  Here's what I created:


My adorable husband sent me on a "treasure" hunt with clues that led me to one of those little families on the back of my minivan window (complete with a "scrapbooking" mom...and yes, that's hard to show on a mini-figure).  So, I thought I'd do the same for him by placing a clue (and a few chocolates) inside this cracker.
 

I made this card with "Smitten" sentiment to complement the cracker.

 
I hope you have fun making something with this stamp set for your Valentine!  Now, head on over and check out what Lori Brown has created for you!

30 comments:

  1. Your coloring ( and projects) are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy. I can't wait to hop and see what you've come up with!

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    1. Thanks for taking time to comment, Lori!

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    1. Thanks Judy Faye. So lucky my Christmas centerpiece worked with this, huh?! :)

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    1. Thanks Beth, can't wait to see what you did, too!

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  6. The colors really make this pop! So nice!

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    1. Thanks Adeline. I hope my husband likes it, too!

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  8. Truly stunning projects as usual, Miss Jones. The red and black is so fabulous and the detail is stunning!

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    1. Thanks Traci! I loved your layout as well. You are always so creative!

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  9. Beautiful coloring on the roses! And I love the idea of a treasure hunt with the cute little boxes!

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  10. Get out fabulous!!!! I so love your colors!!! that little box popper is so fun to create with love how you turned it into so heartfelt warming....

    thanks for sharing, Peggy Lee

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    1. Thanks Peggy Lee! I appreciate your comments!

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  11. OMG Michelle, these are GORGEOUS! I just LOVE the color combination and the edges with black!!

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  12. OMG...these are great...I thought I made it all the way through the hop until tonight....how did I miss all these amazing posts? Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tamra! I always enjoy seeing what you create, too. :)

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