Saturday, June 30, 2012

SOTM Blog Hop

WOW!! It is July!  Again - where did the month go?  After a short vacation - it is tough to get back into the groove of stamping... 

It is time for the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we have over 50 CTMH consultants featuring several creative designs on their blogs.  If you are hopping with us, then you have come from Sheila's Blog and have checked out her awesome design work.

This month's stamp set is S1207 Live Out Loud 

Due to some time constraints (or "vacation syndrome"), my artwork will be posted on Sunday.  But here is a sneak preview of the photos that I will be using.

 Can you just Imagine the Possibilities with this stamp set?  

 (click on photo for a larger view)

Have you ever had several days where you wanted to take a gun and blast your computer???  Well let me tell you - if I had a gun, this would have happened to this stupid laptop!

I have spent the last few days trying to troubleshoot my 'issues' and I have finally given up!  This baby is going to the 'shop'!!  But I finally was able to post my layout and send it off to everyone. :)

THANK YOU for being so understanding!  But I finally am able to post my layout and I hope you will enjoy my interpretation of this month's SOTM!

SOTM S1207 Live Out Loud!
X7154 Cruisin' paper pack
Z1734 Persnickety Journaling Spots
Inks - Black, Grey Wool and Juniper
Scrapbook design....Travel Sketches by Scrapbook Generations 2012

Next it is off to Judy's blogJudy's blog where you will be sure to find some inspirational designs!  Don't forget to come back!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop

How is it possible to add more paper to your stash?? Oh no, you are thinking - NOT MORE PAPER! (in the tones of the infamous Joan Crawford!...)  Actually dig out your stamps and ink pads and start stamping! :)  Yes - Random Stamping - that's what we are all about this month!  If you have been hopping, then you have just arrived from Nikka's blog and viewed her awesome artwork.
SO I'm in the holiday mood again.. I pulled out my stamp set- D1458 American Celebration along with a few ink pads... Cranberry, Sky, Moonstruck, and Sunny Yellow.  I started stamping on White Daisy cardstock.
 and viola!!.. I have a 4th of July patterned paper!  I combined it with the X7152 Superhero paper pack to create this layout.

X7152B Superhero paper pack
X7152C  Superhero Complements

Z1680 Dimensional Elements Stars
Cardstock and inks - Cranberry, Moonstruck, Sunny Yellow and Sky

I hope you enjoy my layout.  Remember it is just a springboard for your own 4th of July layout,a birthday or a military homecoming...  you decide! But I think after I add the photos and the title - it will be perfect.

So bring on the 4th!  I am ready!

Now it is off to Lori's blog  where I am sure you will find lots of inspiration for your paper, stamps and ink!