Friday, December 31, 2010

Close to my Heart January 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring....

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January 2011's SOTM, Find Your Style.  If you have come here from Vickie's Blog, you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  To view all the great artwork just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

The soft vintage feel of this set and the beautiful sayings really spoke to me.  My mother suffers from early onset alzheimer's disease so the phrase "a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and will sing it back to you when you forget the words" really choked me up.  What a beautiful sentiment and so perfect for giving to a special friend in your life.  The idea of giving this sent me on a quest to play with a home decor / gift item for my project this month.



Here I've used a 5x7 picture frame that I've literally had for years and done some altering to create a one-of-a-kind gift.  The butterfly was stamped directly on the glass using black Staz-on ink.


The title "beautiful friend" was embossed directly on the background paper and the definition was embossed in black and then matted.  You can see from this shot the dimensionality to this piece - all of the paper and some of the embellishments are below the glass while the flowers and sparkles all are mounted directly on the glass.


I really enjoyed creating this piece and am planning on making more of these darling frames in the future!  Here is the full picture of "Find Your Style" the Jan. 2011 Stamp of the Month:


Materials Used:
Paper:  Jingle Level 2 , Black Cardstock, Olive Cardstock
Stamp:  Find Your Style
Ink:  Black Staz-on, Versamark,  Colonial White Marker (to color the white crocheted flowers to Colonial White)


Now "Hop" on over to Nicole's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until 31st.  Click HERE to see how you can get this wonderful set for a discount or for FREE!

21 comments:

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Paige, it's beautiful!! Nice job!

Haley D. said...

What a lovely gift idea!

Melinda said...

I really loved the way you interpreted the verse. I see it in a new and loving way. Your project is very pretty.

Wendy Coffman said...

I love that you stamped the butterfly right on the glass. Nice work!

The Brae-er said...

Great use for stuff around the house- I may have to look for some cool stuff to alter today when I clean up the holiday mess!

Helen Onulak said...

How cool to stamp the butterfly directly on the glass.

Lovely project!

Carla said...

Great project!

Closet Stamper said...

Very nice project - love the staz on on the glass!

Dawn said...

Very pretty home decor creation, Paige! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Krista Ritskes said...

What a beautiful gift and touching words.

roxybonds said...

Beautiful! I love how you stamped onto the glass!!

Danielle Valentino said...

Love it!!!! May have to create my own home decor. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.....

Nancy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tonya W said...

I love how the butterfly is stamped right on the glass! I love altering frames --- this one is beautiful and will probably be lifted!

Tammy said...

How beautiful...even more so knowing the situation with your mom.
I love how you put decoration on the glass and some under.

Laurie said...

Love the pinks in this - it's such a pretty project!

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