Thursday, October 31, 2013

CTMH November SOTM Blog Hop-- Illuminate

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is called Illuminate, a shining set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Katy's Blog, you are on the right path!  Should you get lost along the way, click HERE for a list of hoppers.

This month we over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM (and other great CTMH products) on their blogs. Hopping 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!

For this stamp set I created a LO which documented my daughter's summer trip to Martha's Vineyard, which is located off of Cape Cod.  She was very lucky to spend a week there with a close friend and her family! 

I have many pictures of her trip, but I just love this one.  To me looking out at the wide, open Atlantic Ocean, it represents all that is possible.  The sentiments of the Illuminate stamp set are so motivational-- Let your shine shine through, you light up my life, and if there is light in the soul there will be beauty in the person.  Beautiful words for a beautiful picture and story!

To cut the sunburst, I used CTMH's Artbooking Cartridge and cut out a 10 inch sun overlay.

On the sentiment, I random stamped the little suns in Honey and stamped the sentiment in Sorbet. Like all of CTMH's products, the products are color coordinated. The Sorbet ink matches the cardstock. By taking out the guess work, it just makes scrapbooking easier! I used CTMH's Keyboard Kraft Alphabet for the subtitle-- Martha's Vineyard.

I hope you are enjoying the blog so far. If you are be sure to leave a comment or follow my blog.

And, if you don't have a consultant and you would like to order the November stamp of the month or any other CTMH products, please see my store: Maureen's Store.

Please be sure to complete the entire blog hop to see all of the consultant's art.  Next up is Kathleen and you will love her work:  Kathleen's Blog.
Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

CTMH Supplies:
Inks:  Desert Sand (Z2118); Sorbet (Z2164); and Honey (Z2162)
Paper: Surf's Up (X7168B); Surf's Up Assortment (Z1841)
Other:  Paradise Twine (Z1702); Keyboard Kraft Alphabet (Z1825); Sparkle Clear Flourishes (Z1812); Bitty Sparkles (Z1263); Silver and Bronze Shimmer Tape (Z1849 and Z1799) and Artbooking (Z1906)
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Adeline E. Brill said...

Always a pleasure to see your designs..adding words to a layout is a clever use of this stamp set!

Nenifoofer said...

So many have done cards - it is awesome to see a page layout!

Katy said...

What an excellent way to use this saying!

Maureen said...

Thank you everyone!

Melinda Everitt said...

Such a nice surprise to see a summer layout using a stamp from the winter. Love your layout!

Haley D. said...

Cute! I didn't realize what a cute background those little rays would make.

Connie Walsh said...

Great layout. The saying goes perfectly with it.

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Love your summer layout and all the details!

Michelle Jones said...

Awesome layout with so many beautiful details. Thanks for showing us how this stamp set can work with our scrapbooks, too!

Andrea Green said...

Beautiful layout, Maureen! Love the name of you blog too :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving some love!

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