Thursday, February 28, 2013

CTMH March SOTM Blog Hop

'Where oh where' did the month of February go????  My friends have told me that the months would FLY by after I retired and boy, are they right!  The last few weeks have been so busy that I haven't had time to blog and now I have to get busy again because I have lots of artwork to show you.  

Over 50 consultants are participating in this month's blog hop  and if you have been hopping along with the rest of use, then you have arrived from 
Haley's blog  and checked out her beautiful project.

This month's stamp set is S1303 Floral Happiness It has several beautiful sayings along with floral designs and coordinating backgrounds.

This is the artwork that Close to My Heart is featuring with the stamp set.    SO versatile - perfect for cards, layouts and Home Decor!

When I was designing my card, I was thinking 'clean and simple'!  SO I started looking for ideas on Pinterest and Google images.  Then I decided to try my luck with Technique Junkies - one of my FAV-orites for new and original ideas.  I have been a member for several years (I think it is time to renew again...) and this technique is from the October/November issue of 2012.

I enjoyed the simplicity of the weaving with the Z1701 Bakers' Twine and added the contrast to the black and white with a POP of Ruby!  I punched the holes with a retired 1777 Long Reach punch from CTMH - this is one of the reasons why I hoard my CTMH products! :)

Now it is off to Lalia's blog for a beautiful card design using this stamp set.


Haley D. said...

Your weaving technique with the baker's twine is really cool!

Dawn said...

Very nice touch with the twine!

Melinda Everitt said...

Technique Junkies was the first newsletter I ever subscribed to. Love your card!

Maureen said...

Nice job! Very different.

Wendy Coffman said...

This is so clever! I love your weaving!

Mary Eisen said...

Wow, cool idea!