Saturday, November 30, 2013

CTMH December SOTM Blog Hop-- Special Care

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is called Special Care, a set of 6 stamps.  If you have come here from Lalia'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 close to 55 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!

To showcase December's SOTM, I created a mini-book.  A friend of mine wants to make 3 mini-books for Christmas gifts.  I also needed to make one for a co-worker who is about to start a family.  So, presto I created this book last night!  The inspiration came from page 36 of the current Fall/Winter Idea book.  Page 36 just showed a cover, below is what I imagined inside:)

The book stays open, so I simply tied a ribbon on it to keep it closed. For the book, I used CTMH's My Creations Kraft Pocket Album.

The book is full of pockets, so I just removed the pockets and left 2-- one at the beginning and one at the end.  You'll be covering the pages inside the book with paper, but still be careful when removing the pockets. 

I plan on making a tag that lists the name, birthdate, weight and height-- you know all those important facts!  The tag will fit perfectly in this pocket.

Nothing fancy here-- just CTMH's Babycakes paper line and stickers.  All you need is a paper trimmer, Dessert Sand ink, brown twine, and tape. Looks great!

To create something different, I stamped a few images.  Here is the 'Handle with Care' from the December SOTM in Slate and the Lion in Sunset ink from the 'Wild Wonders' stamp set. 

Notice those little ties, they are CTMH's Slate Striped Twist ties.

More stamped images and stickers inked up.

The Wash Away Your Cares from the December SOTM will go perfect with pictures of the baby's first bath:)

Made a cluster on the bottom right hand side using the Babycakes stickers and the December SOTM.

Okay, so I ran out of steam on this last page!  (OMG...I have to fix this!)

For the last pocket, I envision the parents putting some memorabilia or a little note to their little one!

Here is the Dec SOTM.  See those red outlines-- that means it is compatible with the CTMH Cricut cartridges!

I hope you enjoyed this creation! And remember it only took me a few hours to make this. CTMH's products make creating so easy! The paper, patterns, and ink all match.

If you are interested in the December SOTM and do not have a consultant, then please visit my Store.  Please also feel free to leave me a comment or follow my blog.

Next up is Dawn and she is a happy and talented stamper!  Please be sure to visit Dawn's Blog as well as all the other consultants' blogs.  Thanks, Maureen:)

CTMH Supplies:
Paper:  Babycakes (X7173b) and Stickers (X7173c)
Book:  My Creations Kraft Pocket Album (Z1870)
Ink:  Slate, Chocolate, Sunset, Yellow and Dessert Sand
Stamp Sets:  December SOTM (S1312A) , Wild Wonders (C1588) and Framework Alphabet (E1027)
Other:  Babycakes Assortment (Z1869); Slate Striped Twist Ties (Z1864); Neutral Twine (Z1701); Bronze (Z1849) & Silver (Z1799) Shimmer tape, and Misc Bling
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Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous Maureen! I love it! So creative! What a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing this with us. I am your newest follower and hope you will follow my blog as well. Hugs, Gloria

Maureen said...

Thank you so much Gloria! I will check out you blog as well. Maureen

Adeline E. Brill said...

Absolute a perfect gift for that special new baby!

Mary Eisen said...


Vicki Wizniuk said...

Love it, pinned it. : )

Gina Brandstetter said...

WOW! This is absolutely adorable!

Anita said...

This is so cute!

Lolis Flores said...

So adorable!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Super Cute!!

Haley D. said...

Your album is fabulous!

Judy Faye Garner said...

That is so cute!

Nicole said...

This is a gorgeous album! I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into it!!

Lori said...

This is a beautiful gift! What a super idea!

Linda Pekrul said...

Wonderful! Love how you changed the pocket album!

Sarita Schraeder said...

Love! Love! LOve!

Lisa Sargent said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I wish I could "just whip up" scrapbooks like that!


Little Birdie Secrets.. i just found you website and just getting to know my way around here from what i seen so far it fantastic keep up the super work i got to go now but i be back very soon best of luck to all you people. graphics are very nice. it's a fantstic web site super job. WWW.WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET (you might like the crafts tips ) it got wonderful colors come visit my website there maybe some good information there you may have to look around the website sign my guestbook and tell all your friends. thank you very much and have a ( merry christmas) your album and cards are fantastic you do fantastic works you are very crafty person . your creations are fantastic.very nice MAUREEN..

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