Welcome to the November Close To My Heart stamp of the month blog hop!
You can start hopping right here to see a bunch heartwarming artwork with the "Around the Block" stamp set. (If you're already hopping, then you should have come here from Deb's blog. Scroll down to find the next stop.)
As soon as I saw all the stamps in this set to create your own houses, I thought about the verse that I put on this card. (I simply typed the verse the size I wanted and then printed it out on the lighter side of a piece of B&T paper from the Grace collection.) I had a lot of fun paper-piecing the various elements of this card to give them depth and dimension. (I love my CTMH micro-tip scissors for this kind of teeny tiny work!)
I used my markers to color the curtains and my blending pen for the cloud, the windows themselves, and the flowers in the flower box. I used the Grace paper pack plus Bamboo cardstock for the actual house, but threw in some Sweet Leaf paper from the Emporium pack for the "topiaries" by the door. (Thanks, Karen P., for idea! See how the cloud stamp was turned on its side?)
Isn't the bitty brad the cutest little door knob? Don't you just want to knock and see who's home? I also embellished the sentiment piece with a few more brads (regular and bitty size).
I can't wait to create a layout about our house, so be looking for that in the near future. This set is also going to be cute to scrapbook the girls' dollhouse and all the fun they have playing with it.
Now, before you hop "Around to the Block" to our next stop, Kimberly's blog, please leave me a comment to let me know who visited my "home" on the 'net. Thanks!
If for some reason you get lost on the hop (missing links or whatever) come back and click HERE for the complete list. You should be able to tell where you've visited and be able to find your spot again. Thanks for hoppin' and hangin' with us!
Remember, each month you can purchase the stamp of the month outright for only $22.95, create your own discount*, or even earn it FREE! Let me know if you need to "hook up" with a CTMH consultant.
*Spend $25 for a 25% discount, $50 for a 50% discount, $75 for a 75% discount, or earn the stamp of the month free with a $100 purchase.