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Saturday, September 8, 2012

September Stamp of the Month ~ Fall Favorites

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Fall Favorites". This set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50.

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies! We hope you enjoy our blog hop today!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog at Love To Love to Create It All. If you came from Jennifer Kramer of 4 Hearts Scrapbooking, then you are in the right place!

Well, the sun is setting earlier in the evening and the 90 and 100 degree temps are gone for the year (I HOPE!) and so we turn to Fall.  With this stamp set, you can't help but be motivated to harvest something.  As I type this blog post, there are no less than 10 friends on Facebook canning this week and last...  So harvest it is!

I used the stamp set in a fairly traditional scrapbooking way, in that I just used black ink and then colored with my marker set.  I tried to make him look like he's been hanging for a little while in the garden to help ward off the crows.  I did stamp more birds and then used pop dots to lift them up to make them more life like!  I also did some distressing and background daubing with smokey plum ink.  I really ties the color pallet all together with the smokey plum B&T scallop sheet and some basic black and more smokey plum card stock to frame it.  Then I tied up a couple of rounds of raffia to top it all off!

For this second card, I used the Artiste cartridge from Cricut and cut the spider web at 4".  I also cut a matching spider at 3/4".  The spider can be found on pg 77 and used <Accent4><shift><Halloween>.  The spider web is on pg 76 and used <Accent4><Eek!>.  Then I stamped 'pick o' the patch' with basic black and used smokey plum with daubers to distress it a bit.  I used the silver glitter gel on the spider to give it a little sparkle and also used my markers on the pumpkins and used my favorite tool, the dauber, with sadle ink to dress it up some.  The smokey plum stripes make a perfect match with a bit of distressing with smokey plum again and then put a strip of B&T plum scallop on the bottom and the solid smokey plum card stock on the top.  This one was a lot of fun and really turned out nice with the web in the background... It's a perfect frame.

I thought I would share a couple of pics of 'the girls' and I as we were scrappin' up a storm Wednesday when I whipped up these two cards!  The hubby made us all dinner and I mixed up a pitcher of sangria to go with ~ doesn't get much better than that!!  We were able to just focus on the paper, ink, stamps and bling!!  :)  I am so blessed...  My husband is the BESTEST!!

I really love this design of this stamp set especially since fall is 'my time of year'!!  I was struggling with what to do with it, but as I got back to basics, I truly love the result!  I hope you enjoy it as well...  Please be sure to leave a comment and join my blog if you are liking what you are seeing!!

Your next stop on the Fall Favorites Stamp Set Blog Hop is with Madeline Morcelo of  Inking From The Heart.

Here is a complete list of the blog hop in case you get lost along the way:

Lucy :  Love 2 Create
Darla : Caution: Crafting is Contagious!
Shelly Mendenhall : Inky Wheeler's Artsy Musings
Eva Friesen : For The Love Of Creating
Judith Ashmore : My Blog Adventure
Stephanie : The Quilted Scrapper
TinaGale : My Scrappy Ideas
Maria Woodworth : Maria's Paper Craft Place
Jennifer Kramer : 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Carolyn : Nuts 4 Scrappin'
Madeline Morcelo : Inking From The Heart
Theodora : Celebrate Crafts
Laura W. :  Scrappinsweetie's Escape
Michelle Stewart : My Creations With Michelle

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own "Fall Favorites" projects.

10 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS CARD! LOVE HOW PRETTY IT LOOKS AND THE COLORING...OMG! IS WONDERFUL! :0)

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  2. Fabulous colouring!! Great job on these cards.

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  3. Love, love your projects!! Perfect for fall.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Judy

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  4. Carolyn! I just LOVE your projects :) So, so cute! Also, wonderful job on coloring the scarecrow card - TFS

    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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  5. I love the simplicity of your cards - letting the stamp have the big impact. Great ideas! Thanks.

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  6. Really wonderful work on the scarecrow card !

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  7. I really like your spider web card! what a cute idea

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