Sunday, October 31, 2010

CTMH November SOTM Blog Hop: A Little Thanks

It's time once again to share Close To My Heart's wonderful Stamp of the Month! November brings to mind a time for giving thanks and this stamp set will certainly make it easy for you to express that. If you're coming from Jean's blog, congratulations on making it through the whole hop! Did you get lots of wonderful ideas? I'm the last in line this month, but if you've stopped here first, you can keep the hop going by continuing on to Helen's blog for the beginning.

The November SOTM, A Little Thanks, has a lot to offer...16 stamps to be exact!

Makes creating those much needed thank you cards a snap...well, if you can decide on which stamps to use, that is. I couldn't decide on just one card, so I made a couple of things to share.

The first card is very simple, just a little dry embossing and sanding to give interest.

Inks: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Outdoor Denim
Papers: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Outdoor Denim, Brown Bag, Colonial White

This next card uses one of the sentiment stamps to create a subtle background...they aren't just for focal points!

Inks: CTMH Barn Red, Chocolate
Papers: CTMH Olivia Reflections Kit, Chocolate

I used ribbon from the new Sunset Mini-Medley Collection, a couple of edge anchors from the Heritage Collection, and created a scallop with our 1¼ Circle Punch to finish the look.

A couple of weeks ago I hosted my Tricks and Treats workshop. As a thank you to my guests, I created these candy tubes filled with M&M's.
(A big thank you to Angela Tutton for her wonderful tutorial!) Smiley from

Inks: CTMH Cocoa, Barn Red, Honey
Papers: CTMH Barn Red, Honey, Colonial White

And now for something completely different, take a look at my final card:

Inks: CTMH Olive, New England Ivy, Cocoa, Cranberry
Papers: CTMH New England Ivy, Cocoa, Colonial White

How about a Christmas tree? It's filled with Red Sparkles, though Knock-Out insists I find a star to put on top. The Gratitude sentiment is stamped in Cranberry and cut out. I then flipped the stamp over and stamped the backside in Cocoa and cut it out to create the border piece. I love that we can do that with our My Acrylix stamps!

Well that's all I have for this Blog Hop. If this was your first stop, be sure to continue on to Helen's blog for the beginning of the hop and you'll find inspirations galore with the other participants!

If you're interested in purchasing "A Little Thanks" or even want to earn it for FREE contact me!

P.S. Thank you for all the comments on the Christmas tree card! To answer a question, yes Sheila, it is made with the little "weed" stamp.
Smiley from


  1. LOVE the Christmas tree and also the circle punch border!

  2. All of your projects are fantastic. The tree is so outside the box. I love it!

  3. Your projects are fantastic. I LOVE the Christmas tree. So pretty!

  4. GREAT job on the tree! Just love it! Way to go on all of your projects.

  5. Nice cards. And I really like your beautiful Christmas tree. Did you stamp it using the little 'weed' looking stamp from A Little Thanks?

  6. Your tree card is TOPS! Totally love how you thought outside the box to use this stamp set in a unique way.

  7. Your cards are fabulous, and that Christmas tree totally rocks! So creative and beautiful!!!

  8. All your cards are beautiful, but I love the last one most. You really thought out of the box on that one...amazing:)

  9. Love ALL of your projects, but especially the Christmas Tree card ... love "out of the box" thinking! :-)

  10. Great cards, but I really LOVE that Christmas Tree! Great way to think outside the box!

  11. I agree with everyone. It's all great, but that Christmas tree was so clever and beautiful!

  12. I just LOVE your work Angela!!
    Yes - the Christmas tree is gorgeous and I also am curious what stamp set you used for that.....
    Take care - hope things are great in your world!

  13. Beautiful cards. I love that each is unique and beautiful and use the same stamp set!

  14. Whew...I'm embarrassed to admit but this is the 1st chance I've had to look at November SOTM Blog Hop! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Christmas Tree card!!! Missed you this month...hope everything is okay!



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