November SOTM Blog Hop

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It’s the beginning of a new month and time for a new blog hop!  If you came here from Laurie’s blog, you’re on the right track.  This month’s hop has over 60 CTMH consultants participating.  If you’re new to the blog hop, it’s very simple.  Once you’ve looked here, just click on the link for the next blog at the end of this post and hop from blog to blog.  The stamp set we’re highlighting today is called Around the Block.  It’s full of super cute images that you can use to create houses with sweet windows, doors, shutters, and even window boxes.

Here is my project.  Click on the photo for a better view.

I decided to make a layout instead of a card this time.  I’ve tried some new techniques on this page, at least they’re new to me.  I machine-stitched for the first time on the striped paper and photo mat.  I had no idea it would be so easy!  I’m already looking for a permanent place for my sewing machine in my craft area.  I also used our new soft-set eyelet tool and eyelets.  It was quick and quiet and easier than my Crop-a-dile.  All the stamped images, including the sentiments are from Around the Block.  The paper is from Magic Moments, Level 2.

Here is the photo I’m putting on it, once I get it printed.

I hope you can see where I got the inspiration for the colours I used in my stamped house.  This is my parents’ home, the home where I spent a good portion of my growing up years.  And in front is my family.  I love them all and I look forward to framing this layout and using it as wall art in my own home.
Now hop on over to Kathleen’s blog for some more inspiration and fun!
Thanks for visiting!  Please leave a comment.  They make my day.
Happy Creating!

23 Responses

  1. Michelle Nist

    Good for you! I always mean to get that stitching started but never seem to do it. Great photo as well, thanks for sharing that!

  2. Helen Onulak

    The stamping of the bricks on the letters ties everything together. You did a great job recreating your childhood home in the stamped image. Great job!

  3. Amy

    Very nice job Krista! I really like the use of the bricks on the title, as well as your color choices.

  4. Terrie in AZ

    Love how you created the house to look like your childhood home. I will be doing this in the future to showcase my “growing up” home. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Haley D.

    Your layout shows one of the things that I love best about stamping: you can customize your images to your photos! I love your two-tone house, both real and stamped.

  6. Kathleen

    Super colors in the layout and think it is very clever how the stamped house matches the real house 🙂