Saturday, August 18, 2012

CTMH Consultant August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!


Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant (like me!.)

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There are lots of fun projects to see along the way.

This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders."  This stamp can be used in so many different ways, and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

If you just happened to come to my blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's Blog.    Otherwise, if you came over from Carolyn's Blog and are already on your merry way, welcome!

I am soooooo excited to share my project with you!  I wanted to do an altered frame with this stamp set, because the large corner stamp would be so much fun to embellish one with.  I purchased a simple wooden frame for $1 at a local craft store, and covered it with one of the B&T Duos from the Avonlea Paper Packet.  I am pleased to share how it turned out!


These Avonlea Papers are extremely versatile.  This particular B&T pattern made a fabulous backdrop for the large corner stamp in Baroque Borders which I stamped in Slate Ink.  The edges of the frame are also inked in Slate.  I used the Artiste Cartridge to cut a 3.5 inch flower on another Avonlea B&T paper, and also cut two leafy vines at 1.75 inches in Avonlea Green.  Then I had a bit of fun coloring the leaves in with our brand new Olive Alcohol Ink Markers.  Shading has never been easier!   The new Black and Grey Sparkles Assortment added just the right amount of bling.


I LOVE to get feedback on my creations, so take a minute to let me know what you think!  I always like to pick up some new followers, so if you like what you see, feel free tag along with me! 

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Ryan at www.pieceandpaper.blogspot.com.  Enjoy her fantastic creation, and thanks for hopping along with us today!  :)

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
  1. Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com
  2. Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
  3. Judith ~ www.grammiejudys.blogspot.com
     
  4. Carolyn Heniges http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
  5. (me!) Amie Kiger ~  http://www.mimimyselfandibykigz.blogspot.com
     
  6. Ryan  www.pieceandpaper.blogspot.com
  7. Joanne http://josiesjoy.blogspot.com
  8. Pam Stewart - http://i-candy-scraps.blogspot.com
  9. Kindred Hearts - http://itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com
  10. Julia Hammond  http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/

36 comments:

  1. The vines and flower are perfect over the border stamp.

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  2. Beautiful frame! This turned out gorgeous and I love the depth that you created with the markers. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  3. Those vines look like they were meant for that stamp. Great job!

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    1. They do coordinate perfectly! Thanks!

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  4. Such a good idea to layer your cuts with the stamp!

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  5. Your frame is beautiful. I am going to be creating a few of my own :)

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    1. They are so easy! Thanks, Julia!

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  6. What a pretty project Amie! I love how you altered this frame with the stamp set and then added the layers - great idea :) TFS

    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucy. Thank you for hosting the hop!

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  7. You creation is amazing! Love how you layered the stamp with other elements that go so well together. It really is beautiful. And if you want to get me hooked add one of those flowers from the Cricut - you can NEVER go wrong with one of those! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us! :)

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    1. I am sure hooked on them too! Thanks for the kind words and for peeking in! :)

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  8. How clever...super creative easy card!

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    1. Thanks! It really is an easy way to dress up a frame! ;)

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  9. Very creative! Love it.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  10. Love that Vine! That is the part of your frame that catches the eye first in my opinion!! I seriously thought it was not made of paper. I thought maybe some greenery or plastic something... You did a great job Amie!

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    1. How awesome is that! Thanks for the love, Carolyn! :)

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  11. Great job Amie. Love that vine and the flower are gorgeous. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Gloria

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    1. Hugs right back! Thank you so much, Gloria. :)

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  12. Beautiful frame Amie! I love the leaves over the baroque stamp adds dimension! Great job!

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    1. Yeah, I love the effect too--thanks, Jeannie! :)

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  13. I like how you did the leaves and the flower over the stamp. So pretty!

    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks so much! Glad you popped in! :)

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  14. I love the 3D flowers from the AP Cartridge and you used one to the best advantage here. The colors are great and I love how the vine mixes with the stamped image. It is a beautiful card. TFS

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping in! :)

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  15. Great use of the stamp set. Tfs your artwork :)

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  16. LOVE LOVE your frame, you always do such great work Amie!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I will keep crafting as long as the Big Guy lets me for sure. ;)

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  17. very nice - love the frame and loving this stamp set more and more!

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    1. Thanks so much Becky! I always appreciate the blog love! :)

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