CTMH: February SOTM Blog Hop

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I’m very happy about this month’s blog hop and this particular stamp-of-the-month set.  I love it!  Welcome to February’s Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  We’ve got lots of consultants who are ready to inspire you with this fabulous stamp set, entitled Thoughtful Tidings.

If you’ve come from Dawn’s blog, you’re on the right track.  If you’re starting here, just sit back, relax and enjoy.  Simply click at the links in each post and you’ll come around right back here again.

February is also an exciting month because our new Idea Book goes live, and I’m quite sure you’re going to see lots of new product.  I’ve created two items, one with old and retired (trying to use it up!) and one with new.  Here is my first project:

This is the goodie bag I made to give to the women who attended my most recent fundraising crop.  I forgot to take a photo before they were all handed out, so one of my team members took one and emailed it to me.  (Thanks, Tara!).  You might be thinking, this looks familiar.  I was inspired by the artwork in the Idea Book but put my own spin on it.  I cut the box with my Cricut.  In fact all the parts are cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The box is made with Sweet Leaf cardstock.  The Twilight paper is from Emporium, a retired paper pack, and the layered hearts are Vineyard Berry cardstock.  You can’t see it very well, but I stamped “thank you”, from the stamp set by the same name, on the top heart. The stamped border is from Boutique Borders, also retired.  There is a Filigree Charm added and I used the Chocolate Ribbon and some floss to tie it closed.  Everything has been stamped, and edge distressed with a sponge, in Chocolate ink.  I just love the sentiment and I know I’ll be using it a lot.  It’s been stamped on Colonial White.  I love hugs.  They just make my day and I have to say, my kids give the best ones!  
And here is my project with all new products!
This is the My Creations Milk Carton.  You get two in a pack.  They come with those neat little clips on the top.  They are not made of chipboard, but a much thicker cardstock paper and can be a bit tricky to fold up, but they’re totally worth it.  I’ve decorated up both, one like this and the other with some real boy paper from Superhero, another new paper pack.  I’ll try to post it soon.  I’m going to use them as Valentines gifts for my kids.  I’ve decorated this one with paper from Stella.  The flower is from the Stella Complements Canvas Shapes and the butterfly is from the Colour-Ready Accents Garden Wooden Shapes.  Yes, wooden!  They already have a dark edge, so no distressing needed.  I added our new Bitty Pearls on the body, along with a couple larger ones on the sentiment.  Again, everything has been sponged, including the canvas flower, this time in Cocoa.  I stamped the sentiment in Cocoa as well, but used White Daisy cardstock and found it just too bright for this paper, so I sponged the surface, too.  I should say that the inspiration for this project came from fancyMelissa.  You can see her version here.  
Now, just click on over to Lori’s blog and enjoy the inspiration.  Remember, this stamp set is only available until the end of the month.  If you don’t have a consultant, feel free to email me and I can get you hooked up with a set.
Happy Creating!

12 Responses

  1. Melissa

    You are adorable! Love it Krista. I like the way you have the white showing through a little and the little butterfly! Hugs, M