Thursday, December 31, 2009

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome!  This month Close To My Heart consultants are showcasing the January Stamp of the Month- True Friends.  This set is Item number D1406 and sells for $22.95.  It includes 11 images.  Did you know you can earn awesome discounts on the stamp of the month?  With a $25 purchase- earn a 25% discount ($17.21).  With a $50 purchase earn a 50% discount ($11.48).  With a $75 purchase  earn a 75% discount($5.74) and with a $100 purchase- earn it FREE!  Yep- you only pay shipping which is only $1 or 2 for this $22.95 set!

Here's my card using the new Veranda paper pack and January Stamp of the Month- colors are Creme Brulee and Juniper.  I also used a flower and butterfly from the new Just Blooms Spring Blossom Collection. My sentiment is darker in person but for some reason shows up light in the photo- it says "Side by side or far apart, true friends live within our heart"

I had my sewing machine out so I added a little stitching.. I made eight of these and just remembered my flower wasn't centered on my stem very well on this one... the others were all centered better but this was the first one I made and I really wanted that flower in that spot- so I stitched the other stems over a little bit so it all matched nicely.  I edged all the papers in Cocoa ink, to match the cocoa frame image from the stamp set. 

The stamp set includes four different frames, 4 sentiments and 3 different brackets -  The other sentiments are  "For my Friend" , "To a special friend" and "Real friends listen with their hearts"  which would be great for gift tags, cards etc.

Your next stop on the hop is a visit to Nancy Brown's blog.  If you get lost along the way due to missing/ broken links- go to Jena's blog to find an entire list of hoppers.

If you like what you see and don't have a CTMH consultant of your own- feel free to e-mail me or shop on-line at my website,

Check back January 2nd to see a combined Acrylic/ All sorts chipboard album I created for my in-laws for Christmas!



16 comments:

Karen said...

Very nice! The set and the papers really seem to work nicely together! (same as what I used too LOL.. very similiar in fact!)

Lori Miller said...

Nice card!

Debra said...

Very pretty! I love the detail with the sewing machine.

Terrie in AZ said...

I didn't know there were butterflys in the new spring blossom flowers! Thanks for pointing that out in your artwork...I love this hop!!

Maricar said...

Tracie,
I love the little butterfly and the stitching! Great added details!

Haley D. said...

Pretty!

Krista Ritskes said...

So sweet, love the stitching.

Wendy K. said...

Nice card!

Jen said...

love the stitching and the color combos!!

Laurie said...

Love this with the Veranda papers

Melissa said...

The butterfly is a nice touch! Great card. :)

Kathleen said...

Very cute card!!

Helen Onulak said...

Nice! If you hadn't mentioned the stitching, I would have thought that was just the way the butterfly flew.

Cindy said...

Great Card!

Carla said...

Very pretty! Just love this paper pack!

Jena said...

Very nice card - TFS!