Saturday, August 1, 2009

August Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's time for another Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
The August stamp of the month, It's Your Day, features 26 stamps to celebrate your special day. From here, hop on over to Nona's blog, or go to Jena's to start at the beginning and work your way through. Don't worry if you don't have time to hit them all this weekend; they'll be permanently linked here.

If you'd like to learn more about stamping or would like to purchase this stamp set and don't already have a CTMH consultant, just let me know! Also, if you're in the area, I'm teaching a "birthday party" card and gift bag class on 8/23 using this fun birthday set. (You can read more about it here.)

My first "stample" uses the Tinkerin' paper pack and follows the Wishes sketch, "Just Right." The original sketch is designed for a 4.5"x4.5" card, but mine is a 4" sidefold square. The colors are Clover Meadow, Twilight, Sunny Yellow, and Sunflower.

The next card also follows a Wishes sketch ("Noteworthy"). I love this 4-3/4"x3" card size! I was trying for a more masculine look by using the presents and the Moon Doggie paper pack. The crocheted ribbon is maybe too girly but I like it. To make the faux stitching, I just used one of the invitation stamps but left off the word "For." For the Cranberry present, I cut off the edge of the stamped image to make a narrower package. (The Garden Green present is the actual entire stamped image.) I also cut those two out of scrap paper and glued them on the focal image to add a little dimension.

If you've followed my blog for a while then you've already seen my last card. I made it for my DD's birthday in June. It too follows a Wishes sketch called "On the Edge." Have I told you how much I love this book of
sketches?!? This standard-size card uses the Boom-di-Ada paper pack in Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, Autumn Terracotta, and Barn Red. I would have never come up w/this combo on my own, but I love how it looks. DD was pretty pleased too! Do the two candles look like an 11 to you?
As always, thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting more artwork featuring the August stamp of the month (from my virtual swappers group), so swing back by.


  1. Great cards, Haley. I especially love the one w/Boom Di Ada paper.

  2. Clever gal...just tease us to make your followers want to buy more of your great CTMH stuff! It works!!! Can't decide if I like card #2 or card #3 the best...of course card #1 would be great for kids...

    Oh yes, the wheels are turning. Forget the housework. It's play time!

  3. I already knew I wanted the Aug S.O.M. and I'm being lazy at home today so...BLOG HOP TIME! And sign me up for the 8/23 class!

  4. Love the Moon Doggie card. :)

  5. What fun cards you made, great job sweetie!

  6. Wow. That's a great set of cards. I really like in the third one how you layered the word "Happy" over the "Party" stamp.

  7. Wow - 3 color combination! Terrific job!

  8. Your cards are so always. I always enjoy looking through your blog.
    Don't you just love this stamp set?!

  9. Your cards are all amazing Hayley!
    Don't you just LOVE this SOTM. It was my fav.
    I can't wait to see you creation for the Op Smile!!!! I am sure it is AMAZING!

  10. Great cards! I can't wait to see your layout from leadership - what kind of auction did they have? I don't think I ever heard any details about that.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today - I finally finished posting pics from the 2nd half of the day. Tomorrow I promise to get my Friend badge from you posted on my blog. I'm honored!

  11. Great cards - love the variety! Thanks for hopping with us!

  12. Love all the color combos - especially the pink one!

  13. Haley - these are great! Love how different the SOTM looks with different papers.

    BTW - LOVED your Operation Smile secret mission artwork - I got to see it in person!!!! Amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing the photos on your blog.


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