Saturday, March 31, 2012

April SOTM blog hop

Wow...third post in 2 days... it's a miracle!

Welcome to this month's installment of the Stamp of the Month blog hop where approximately 60 CTMH consultants show off our artwork using April's stamp of the Month :  You Are.

If you've arrived here from Elizabeth's blog- you are headed in the right direction and the next link in the loop is posted at the end of this one.  If you are just joining the hop here- no problem... it should circle around to all of the blogs in the hop.

I had soooo much fun with this set.

First up is the stamps themselves and a reminder-  Our Stamp of the Month sets are $17.95 but when you spend $50 or more you can purchase the set for only $5.  Or you can hold off till April 17th and that $50 purchase will earn you this set for $5 AND the awesome National Scrapbooking Month special of 24 sheets of fabulously designed paper (2 each of 12 designs) for another $5!!!  More on that special...including artwork... will be posted leading up to the 17th of April when the special begins.

ok... back to the stamp of the month:

Up next is my artwork.  I was inspired by the artwork shown in our Spring/ Summer Idea Book and those of you with a copy will notice that the left side is similar.  I've put my own spin on the colors and I totally guessed on their sizing.  The second side is all mine.  I wanted a 2 page layout for my daughter's soccer photos.  Since I have dial up- I have to physically go to the store to have my photos printed and I ran out of time BUT... I know we already have a 5x7 verticle of her soccer photo, and a 5x7 horizontal of her team photo.  I anticipate printing 2 3.5x 5 photos to go above the journaling/ purple rectangles on the left page.  I will print several photos to line up on the grey piece on the right side.

Once I get the photos printed... I will re-post the completed layout. 

On this first side- the vertical 5x7 will completely cover the non-stamped white... in between the grey borders.
I used my cricut to cut all of the stars- and one scalloped circle that was cut and used on both pages.

Colors:  Black, White Daisy, Gypsy and Grey Wool.
I LOVE the banner I cut for this page.  I inked up each letter of the "cool" stamp individually and made sure to clean any stray ink off surrounding stamps- to stamp one letter per banner.  It's hard to tell but my white and grey papers are sponged with either purple or black inks.

So there you have it- my April stamp of the month layout is all ready for some purple-uniformed soccer photos!

Up next- Visit Melinda's blog to see what she's created.

And don't forget to check out my shadowbox post from March 30th... you can enter for a chance to win a Footloose paper pack!  Just leave a comment ;)


Wendy Coffman said...

Neat colors!

Dawn said...

Boy, that Gypsy really pops on your pages!

Lori said...

I see I'm not the only one doing soccer pictures with this set! Can't wait to see the LO with your pics on it.

Melinda said...

Great job! Love the colors.

Tamytha said...

Nice layout. I especially like the banner.

Kristine Ponte said...

Love this color combo and the background stamp rocks!

Heather Jane said...

I LOVE purple! This is a great color combo that you put together!

Elizabeth said...

what a fun layout :)

Krista Ritskes said...