Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Close to My Heart April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Flower Pot

This month's posting snuck up on me - well, sort of. I've actually had the projects completed, but haven't had the time to sit down and write about them. If you're blog hopping, you should have arrived from HELEN ONULAK's blog. If you plan to continue along the hop, JILL LUCAS's is your next stop.

I'll admit up front - I didn't like this stamp set when I first received it. BUT, it has definitely grown on me now that I've created with it. Truthfully, the reason I was turned off was because it's a line art stamp and I just don't want to take the time to "color" in the images. My challenge to myself was to create projects that required little coloring yet effectively showcased the stamp set. I certainly liked what I came up with and hope you do to!

I chose X7121B Caboodle for the My Reflections Paper Pack to create the projects. I also added Z2115 Sweet Leaf Collection Ribbon Rounds to each one and only used two colors of ink in all three projects: Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks and Z2105 Black Exclusive Ink. Remember, all of these products are available to order on my website under "Shop Online". 

We'll start with the smallest creation and save the biggest for last. The first project is a 3x3 gift card. In addition to the supplies listed above, I used 1385 White Daisy Cardstock for the card base and 3505 Watercolor Pencils blended with 3174 Blending Pen to color the flower pot and flowers.

Next is a 4x4 Notecard. I didn't use any other product on this card other than what's been mentioned already. I did run the Sweet Leaf cardstock through my Cuttlebug for the embossed swirls. I have to say, this is one of my most favorite creations of all time!

The last creation I want to share is a Z1195 6x6 My Creations Memory Showcase album. In addition to the products listed above, I also used Z1217 Metal (Pewter 4mm) Brads, and Z1271 Tiny Tabs.

Front cover:
Back cover:
Inside pages, set 1:
Inside pages, set 2:
Inside pages, set 3:

I hope you've enjoyed this month's projects. As always, if there is anything I can do to help with your stamping and scrapbooking needs, don't hesitate to let me know! Just a reminder, your next stop on the hop is Jill Lucas's blog. Happy Easter to all!