Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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.

17 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh my goodness this card is darling. Looks like a ladies face with her eyes opened really wide and a smile on her face. How darling.

Carla said...

Love your card!! Great job!

Amy said...

Cute card

Sarita said...

Love the bitty brad for the door knob! Too clever!

Jen Rubio said...

What a fabulous card Haley!! I especially love the bushes you made with the cloud stamp - so very "out of the box" - way to go!! THANKS so much for inspiring me!

Krista Ritskes said...

Nice job! I love the bitty brad and all your colouring.

Janie Husband said...

great card haley.....like this set...

Cibele Glazer said...

Awesome card. Love the bushes made from the clouds. Great idea!

Nancy said...

Beautiful job of paper piecing!

Paige Dolecki said...

Love the bushes at the side of the house! Fabulous details!

Paige

chunkygal said...

The dollhouse idea is of course inspired! I really don't like this stamp set, but I like your ideas and what you did with it..maybe it's not so bad after all....why do I always do that?

Debra said...

I love your paper piecing! And the "topiaries" are fabulous!

Michelle Bourlet said...

Haley - love your cute little house. Looks so real. Thanks also for helping me get my blog hop figured out. You are an awesome upline. So glad CTMH brought us together.

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

SUPER cute! Love how you used the cloud stamp to make bushes! GREAT idea!

jolena said...

Your card is so adorable!! Love that verse too!! I really have to scraplift this one!!
Blessings to you!!Jolena
www.iheartclosetomyheart.blogspot.com

Domestic Homefront Coordinator said...

You always do such nice work, Haley! TFS!

Jena said...

So cute - love the trees by the house - TFS!

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