Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for November!

All artwork on the hop will feature November's SOTM, "Around the Block"  a set of 26 stamps! If you have come here from {Laurie's blog} you are on the right path!

This month we have over 60 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Hopping along is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one! If you get lost or a link doesn't work just go back to 
{Jena's blog} and click on the links in her post. Here we go!



My creation was inspired by CTMH Consultant Karen Pedersen's fantastic gingerbread cards and knew I had to follow suit.  I made my card a little more simple, because I'll be teaching it to my customers at November card classes.  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the other 2 cards I'll be teaching in November.  :)




Anyway - back to my card...  I embossed the house image with white embossing powder on brown bag cardstock.  To be honest, that was the first time in 5 years I've used brown bag paper!  The sentiment was stamped in black ink and comes from the set Festive Thoughts (now retired) and it says "...from our home to yours" inside the card.  I swiped the edges of the sentiments in crystal blue ink.  I embellished the card with paper from the Jingle Paper Packet,  fun new Twinkle Brads, and colonial white organdy ribbon.  The card measures 3.5" x 8" and fits perfectly in a business sized envelope.

I hope you enjoyed my preview of the November Stamp of the Month!  Remember, the SOTM is only available until Nov. 30th (my birthday!), so contact your CTMH Consultant (or Me!) to order this stamp set for $22.95, or get it at a discount with qualifying orders, or for FREE with a $100 order!

Thanks for stopping by! Now "hop" on over to {Tanya's blog} to check out her SOTM creations and continue the hop.

16 comments:

Melissa Laverty said...

so pretty! Love the glitter brads!

Michelle Nist said...

Nice use of the twinkly brads! :)

Cibele Glazer said...

Very festive card! Love the twinkle brads.

Carla said...

Very pretty Nona!!

Traci Godbee said...

darn it- I wish I'd had that sentiment for my project!! Cute card

Scrappy RN said...

Nice card-especially like the doorknob.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Nona, such a talented lady! Love this card. The twinkle brads really work well with this.

Jessica said...

Ahhh, we were inspired by the same card Nona. :)

Laurie said...

Love the pop of color from the glitter brads!

Amy said...

Cute card. Good luck on the house too :)

I think I might make some gingerbread homes today...

Haley D. said...

Very sweet!

Paige Dolecki said...

Mmmm...loving all these cookie cards! Makes me want to bake!

Krista Ritskes said...

Very nice. Sweet and simple. Perfect.

Dawn said...

Love your card! Clean lines with a big effect!

Maricar said...

I have that retired FESTIVE THOUGHTS set -- and it never occurred to me to use it with this set. PERFECT!

Jena said...

Such a cute card - lovin' those gingerbread houses - TFS!