Monday, August 31, 2009

September SOTM "Blog Hop"

Welcome to my little corner of the Blogospere and welcome to the September CTMH Stamp of the Month "Blog Hop!" If you have arrived from Barb's blog, you are on the right track, if you just happened by, you might want to head to Jena's blog to start from the beginning. I tried something new this month and all the blog addresses can be found on my post from yesterday so should you get lost or want to find a specific blogger's site, just scroll down and all 65 plus addresses will be there!

This month's the "hop" stamp set features the Dandylion, that most hated but most beautiful weed! This set has plenty of the wonderful "wishing" flowers that I have very fond memories of blowing into the wind and also some great sayings to embellish your pages!



This month, I created a 12 X12 layout. I background stamped my Bamboo CS with one of the swirly sentiments and one of the smallest "seed" stamps. I double matted my journaling and my daughter's picture on Bamboo and Desert Sand CS distressing all edges with DS ink. The ribbon is from our chocolate collection and the title is stamped with our Rustic Alphabet "E" size stamp set and then cut out with the micro tip scisssors. I also cut out several of the medium "seed" stamps and also the largest "flower" image. Then I came up with something new (I think). I sewed the center of the large dandylion seed flower with embroidry floss leaving small loops on the front and taping the backs down onto the CS. Then I cut all the loops and fluffed them up to hopefully look like the individual floating "seeds." I think it turned out pretty well. I included a close up for you to see what I'm talking about.

Now it's time to head off to Judy's blog to see what she has created for you.

Make sure you check out the National Stamping Month Exclusive Card Kit that we are offering this month. Click on the picture to your right or click here to shop 24/7 on my website.
Till next month.....Adios!


12 comments:

Cibele Glazer said...

Very creative layout. Love the touch of yarn!

Cindy said...

Great idea to add the yarn!

Sheila Bennett said...

Adding the embroidery floss is a great idea!

Lori said...

Very nice.

Carla said...

Great layout!! Very pretty!

Linda Shewchuk said...

Lovely page - don't get to use the bamboo that often, works beautifully

Karen said...

very nice!

Jena said...

Very pretty - TFS!

Barbara said...

Very nice....I also made a lay out....this is beautiful. ;-)

Deborah Young said...

This is adorable, Terrie!

Haley D. said...

Very sweet!

Sharli said...

How creative!!! I love the realism of the added embroidery floss. What a great idea!