Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Thriller, a set of 9 awesome stamps.

If you have come here from Angela Garcia 's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Inside of the card.

A look at the springy bat.

The products I used are:
D1442 Thriller (Sept. SOTM) (new)
D1311 October Word Puzzle (I just realized this set is retired but I only used the bat)
Z1323 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Clear Card (new)
X7129B Hooligan Level 2 Paper Pack (new)
1385 Daisy White Cardstock
Z888 Black Stazon Ink Pad
Z891  VersaMark Ink Pad
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Z2191 Sunset Stamp Pad (new)
Z2190 Gypsy Stamp Pad (new)
Z2162 Honey Stamp Pad
Z2397 Pear Marker (new)
Z1089 Black Waxy Flax
Seed beads

I stamped 2 of the framed Dracula stamp with VersaMark and embosssed them on the Daisy White cardstock (cut to 3 3/4 x 5 with corners rounded).  I cut the image  in the frame of one of the stamped images to make a window to see into the card. I sponged Black, Sunset and Gypsy inks on the cardstock to look like sunset background.  I adhered the cutout image on the front of the card with B&T paper in the inside so the adhesive is not seen.  The inside image was adhered and I adhered a 4 X5 1/4 piece of B&T to the back of the card keeping the adhesive away from the edges so it will not show inside.  I colored the Dracula image with markers and blending pen dipped in the ink pad.  
I stamped the bat image with VersaMark and embossed with Black embossing powder, then cut it out and attached it to the front of the card with a piece of coiled wire to give it a little "bounce".  I pierced holes around the edge of the front to the card and them threaded black waxy flax through with seed beads.  

Thanks for hopping by:)  

Now "Hop" on over to Doreen Guilfoyle's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the September SOTM is only available until September 30, 2010! Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...

Here's the complete Blog Hop List:
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/

Kathleen Androlewicz http://bowlofstamps.blogspot.com/
Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Kristie Herdener http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Chris Shouse http://houseostamps.wordpress.com/
Sarita Schraeder http://www.blessedscrapper.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Nancy Brown http://creativelyartsygallery.blogspot.com/
Sylvia Jacquot http://stampinsylvia.blogspot.com/
Krista Ritskes http://kristaritskes-simplycreating.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Shannon Pelletier http://mycolorfulworldinvt.blogspot.com/
Laurie Levnik http://www.creationsbylaurie.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Debra Van Patten http://memoriesoftheheartbydeb.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Annette Green http://annettescreativejourney.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com/
Barbra Otten http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty http://www.fancymelissa.com/
Laurie Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Jody Gustafson http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Jenifer Benner http://www.jensmessystudio.com/
Terrie Dodd http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Katy Donaldson http://www.scrappinkaty.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio http://jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown http://www.savingmine.blogspot.com/
Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/
Mary Eisen http://mestamp2.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Judy Burger http://www.makingtimeformemories.blogspot.com/
Alison Mullen http://www.stickygirlstamps.com/
Teri Baxter http://www.themidnightartist.blogspot.com/
Michelle Nist http://www.michellenist.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea Pinchard http://mycreativeclubhouse.blogspot.com/
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/
Shirley Ross http://www.momnmescrap.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Jamia Bankhead http://papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Pamela O'Connor http://cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Shannon Buck http://stampinbuds.blogspot.com/
Wanda Riley http://creatingwithwanda.blogspot.com/
Danielle Chapman http://cupcake-stamper.blogspot.com/
Cindy Appleman http://applescrapsbycindy.blogspot.com/
Jen Patrick http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Melinda Everitt http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/
Traci Godbee http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/
Angela Tutton http://www.tuttonstreasures.blogspot.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Misty Jackson http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/
Susan Brooks http://stampingintheopen.blogspot.com/
Lori Leng http://pinkcloudscrappers.blogspot.com/
Antoinette Herrin http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/
Jill Lucas http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/
Amy Edwards http://paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/
Caren Goldstein http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/
Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com/
Toni Hinchcliffe http://whollycrafts.blogspot.com/
Angela Garcia http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/  (you are here)
Doreen Guilfoyle http://whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com/
Jenna Thomas http://jennachere.blogspot.com/
Carol Harris http://www.carol-harris.blogspot.com/
Katherine Schmitt http://katherinestamps.blogspot.com/

Friday, August 27, 2010

New CTMH Autumn/Winter Product Blog

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 50 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peak of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting September 1st!

If you have come here from Toni Hinchcliffe's blog, you are on the right path! You can also find a complete list of Blog Hop participants at http://www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/  This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I fell in love with the new Hooligans paper and the September Stamp of the Month, so I  made this wall hanging using the following products:

Z1334 My Creations Mix & Mingle Album (new)
X7129 Hooligans Level 2 Paper Packet (new)
D1442 Thriller (September Stamp of the Month)
Z2190 - Gypsy Ink Pad (new)
Z134 Prisma Glitter
Z888 - Black Stazon Ink Pad
Z891 - VersaMark Pad
Z1047 Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements
Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
Z1283 - Autumn Craft Buttons
UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)

The Mix & Mingle Album is a combination of 5 chipboard and 3 clear acrylic pages that you join together with rings.  I used only 3 of the pages to make my wall hanging.  I applied paper to the front and back of the chipboard pieces and paper to the back of the acrylic piece (because it is clear the paper shows through). 

I mixed the Prisma Glitter with UTEE powder (even amounts of each in a small jar) and applied it to the Dimensional letter covering the letters with VersaMark first and then heated, I applied 2-3 layers of just UTEE embossing powder on top.  I stamped the scull with Gypsy Ink on a chipboard coaster and cut around the image and then embossed like the letters.

I distressed the pages, letters and stamped a flourish on the sides of the acrylic page with with black Stazon ink.  Applied the letters with 3-D Foam Tape and connected the pages with the rings.  Made a hanger with wire (curled it around the handle of my piercing tool) added buttons.

I had so much fun putting this together and cannot wait to hang for Halloween.  Thanks for hopping by;)

Now hop on over to see Dawn Ross's amazing artwork.
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!
Remember, the Autumn/Winter 2010 Idea Book goes LIVE on September 1st!
**Link not working? Missed a Blog? You can see a list of all Blog Hop participants at http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com

Erin Herring http://tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com/

Wendy Kessler http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Meredith Burgess http://meredithburgess.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Georgia Hauglid http://inkygeorgia.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Beth Naumann http://www.bethscreativeblock.blogspot.com/
LaJeania Hicks http://www.scraptilyoudrop.blogspot.com/
Sheila Bennett http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com/
Traci Tanimura http://www.creativetraci.blogspot.com/
Lisa Stenz http://www.lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Heather Hunt http://www.creativecoconut08.blogspot.com/
Lori Scott http://scrapinglori.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Smith http://www.verykimberry.blogspot.com/
Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com/
Cindy Leek http://www.paperspadsandpictures.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer http://inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Wendy Fording http://papercreationsbywendy.blogspot.com/
Antoinette Herrin http://www.godblessyourart.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Kraynak http://whatchadoin-jennifer.blogspot.com/
Laurie Newton http://www.scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Rensel http://scrapbookaddictkath.blogspot.com/
Adeline Brill http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Melinda Everitt http://ifyoublingittheywillcome.blogspot.com/
Teri Baxter http://www.themidnightartist.bloghop.com/
Leisa Hubley http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Tresa Black http://www.fabulouslyartsy.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Kojder http://www.aglitterymess.blogspot.com/
Karen Norman http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/
Tanya http://scramperscorner.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Lori Blehm http://scrapbookingandbling.blogspot.com/
Toni Hinchcliffe http://whollycrafts.blogspot.com/
Jean McNulty http://stampinmaui.blogspot.com/  (you are here)
Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Janelle Janish http://stampandthecity.blogspot.com/
Cristin Maughan http://www.scrappinwithcristin.blogspot.com/
Cheryl Even http://evenmorescrapping.blogspot.com/
Tracey Jean Hastings http://traceyjean.blogspot.com/
Rochelle Crawford http://delightfulstamper.blogspot.com/
Debbie Carriere http://scrapmyheartout.blogspot.com/
Brandy Lees http://canadianscrappers.blogspot.com/
Amy Edwards http://www.paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com/
Michelle Loncar http://www.michelleloncar.blogspot.com/
Terrie Dodd http://my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com/
Carol Horton http://carol-scrappininparadise.blogspot.com/
Carrie Haines http://www.bizzymom.us/
Lori Miller http://clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Amy Callaway http://amyslifeandcreations.blogspot.com/
Nancy Keller http://brujahrose.blogspot.com/
Sheila Szakacs http://cre8yourjoy.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Did I scare you??  I have been getting prepared for my Open House and have been playing with the new products.  Here are some of the items I have made with the September Stamp of the Month.

On this card I used the "Fabulously Artsy Tersa Black's" bleach technique.  I just LOVE this technique!!!!!  Click here to watch her video.  She is so fun and SO TALENTED...I have become a bit of a stalker to her blog and UStream page;)....I am not joking, I check them numerous times a day to see if she has any new entries....I might need some intervention in the future....heeheee

I used the new Hooligan Paper, the new Gypsy Ink Pad, Black embossing powder, black cardstock, twill ribbon and added Bitty Sparkles (every girl wants some bling)

Here's a tag I made I embossed the images with black embossing power and then sponged on Gypsy (new color), Sunset (new color) and Black inks (ala Tim Holtz).  I added ribbons and beaded some seed beads on some wire and hooked it on. 

Thanks for hopping by;)