Monday, May 31, 2010

CTMH June SOTM Blog Hop: Wonderful Friend...

Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop. I can't believe it is June already. The kids are out of school and we are trying to control the boredom : ) My son Ian did get his Father's Day card done as he stamped along with me, so we are ahead of the game there!

If you have arrived from Lori's Blog, you are on the right track. If you just happened by, this is a circle hop, so just start here and keep going, you will make it all the way around eventually. If you have any trouble with links, click here to find a complete listing for all the participants of this month's blog hop.

This month we feature a great stamp set sure to come in handy for Father's Day or any time you want to honor that special man in your life. The sentiments are great and the images provide a great heritage, masculine look.

I created a card and a two page spread this month, so let's get started...

For my card, I cheated and used one of the card patterns from the Passages WOTG but used the sentiments and two of the images from the June SOTM for the card stamped in Cocoa ink. I also used papers from the Passages, Level 2 paper pack and some of the spiral clips that come with the WOTG. I am pleased with how it turned out.

My two page layout is the Minuet pattern from page 46-47 in "Imagine" I used the Passages paper pack again with Black and White photo's of my husband and kids. I random stamped the tie image and a couple of the sentiments on CS to use as my B & T for the layout. Colors of ink used were Brown Bag, Barn Red and Cocoa. I did second generation stamp some of the "ties" as well. I covered some of our dimensional element letters in B & T and cut out and sanded for the title. I also used Cocoa grosgrain ribbon and antiqued picture hangers and hinges on the layout.

If you are in need of this awesome stamp set, click here to go to my website and if your ready to head on to the next blog, you will be heading to Carol's blog so thanks for stopping and see you next month....