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Thursday, October 31, 2013

SOTM November Blog Hop

WOW- oh wow - where did this year go?  My mom always said that time flies when I was a young child....NOW I know what she really meant!  Soooo..it is November 1st and time for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Over 50 ladies are participating in this month's blog hop, so I can understand how you may get lost...but not to worry.  If you do you can just click on this link and it will take you back to the list.

If you are hopping with us then you have arrived from Wanda's blog
Aren't you amazed how she interpreted the Sparkle and Shine paper pack AND this stamp set as candles on holiday card?  Well I am!

I have to admit that this stamp set is really a challenge for me.  As some of you 
may know, I do not make a lot of cards.  So I challenge myself each month to make a layout with the stamp set -this month is a hard one!  Here is the artwork from corp....

.....and a close-up of the stamp set

I looked at the variety of lights and it reminded me of the lights of a summer party hanging in the breeze...  I am curious to check out all of the samples in this hop and see how everyone else interpreted this design.  These pictures are the last time that we were able to celebrate our dear friends' birthdays!  Our best friend, Tim has dementia and his brother has Parkinson's disease.  Such a happy occasion brings on such sad memories... the way we were...


This layout is pattern #18 from the Make It from Your Heart Volume 2.  The page that I used from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge is page #87.  I cut the border pieces and the "Party Time" at 11".


Supplies:
S1311 Illuminate
X7171 Sarita paper pack
Lagoon, Goldrush, Gypsy, and Cotton candy cardstock and inks
3174 Blending pen ( for the colors inside the lights)
Z1753 Sparkles
Twine

 Now it is on to Teresa's blog  to see what her 'inkypaws' are making...


11 comments:

Gina Brandstetter said...

love the lanterns on the string! Very cute layout!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper said...

Wow! Love this layout. I appreciate your showcasing the circuit information as well.

Sheila Bennett said...

Nice how you cut out the lanterns and used them for a non-Winter page.

Michelle Stewart said...

Great use of the lanterns, love how you tied them onto the spiral.

Connie Walsh said...

Cute layout! The lanterns really add to this and create a great effect.

Melinda Everitt said...

What a poignant story behind a beautiful layout.

Joy said...

love how you incorporated Artbooking into the set. :)

Maureen said...

Very creative! Love all the lamps attached to the swirly strings! Another great LO:)

Michelle Jones said...

Great colors with the lanterns!

Haley D. said...

Great layout! So fun!

Kim said...

Really, really cute!