Saturday, August 31, 2013

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Poster Tidings

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Poster Tidings, a set of two large stamps.  If you have come here from Helen's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

I recently renovated the top two levels of my house and have really been enjoying using my favorite CTMH products to decorate my house. I have this plate on a stand that I often write bible verses that I want to commit to memory. This month, I decided to add the Autumn sentiment and some burlap ribbon to dress up my plate.

I used CTMH pigment inks in Autumn Terracotta and Cocoa to stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Colonial White cardstock. I used a piece of B&T paper from the Huntington Paper Pack and 3-D foam tape to highlight the word art.

Now "Hop" on over to Tamra's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Product Blog Hop - Designed Decor Colonial White Frame Featuring Huntington and Cricut Artbooking

There is so much new product to love in Close To My Heart's Fall/Winter 2013 Idea Book that I had a hard time picking just one project to focus on. And, that new Cricut Artbooking cartridge is simply to die for! I can't wait for you to play with it.

I know the other consultants participating in this blog hop feel the same way, so make sure you complete the circle and visit all 32 blogs! Thanks for hopping over from Wendy's blog.

I decided to use the new Designed Decor Colonial White Frame, the Huntington Paper Pack and the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge to create this piece of home decor:

Here's the list of supplies I used (all NEW) product from CTMH:
Designed Decor Colonial White Frame, Z1865, $26.95
Huntington Paper Packet, X7174B, $9.95
Huntington Assortment, Z1881, $5.95
Bronze Shimmer Trim, Z1849, $4.95
Jute Ribbon, Z1867, $7.95
Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection, Z1857, $5.95
Mini Clothes Pins, Z1815, $3.95
Cricut Artbooking Collection, Z1906, $99

Here are the cuts I used from Artbooking:
1) To cut the mat underneath JONES, I set my Cricut to Real Dial Size, selected Photo Mat 2 and chose to cut at 3". 
2) JONES and the Colonial White shadow were also cut using the Real Dial Size, I pressed Shift and cut each letter in capitals at 1 1/2". 
3) The pinecones were cut using the flower pattern, rolled up then shaken out to be loose. I cut them at Real Dial, selected Icon, pressed and cut them at 4" and 3". Thanks Laura Petruso for telling me my wonky flowers looked like pinecones!
4) To create the honeycomb overlay, I turned OFF the Real Dial Size, selected Overlay, pressed <4> and cut it at 8". 
5) For the overlay on top of the photo of my husband and I, I turned the Real Dial Size OFF, pressed Photo Mat 1, Shift and cut at 11" using the button.
6) For the mat under my boys' photo, I turned the Real Dial Size ON, selected Photo Mat 2, and cut at 5".

Continue the hop by visiting Helen's blog next! She always shares the best tutorials so make sure you read to the bottom!