August SOTM Blog Hop-What A Hoot

Welcome to our Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop!! We are featuring August’s SOTM, What A Hoot, a set of 17 images. I am so excited to be joining almost 70 CTMH Independent Consultants this month!! If you’ve come from Jean McNulty’s Blog you are in the right place! If you’re starting here WELCOME! This blog hop is a big circle, so you can start here and work all the way around. Just click on the link at the bottom of each blog post to move onto the next one!! If you happen to get lost there is a full list of participants on Melinda’s Blog.

CTMH August SOTM: What A Hoot Blog Hop

I came across this pin by Sarah Webb, and loved the idea of combining a card and a treat bag! It will be perfect to throw in my son’s lunch box for a Halloween Treat. {Can I insert a little tear at the thought of throwing anything in my son’s lunchbox?!? He will start all day kindergarten in just a couple weeks, and since he’s an only child I’m going to find myself alone on my day off work!!}

CTMH August SOTM: What A Hoot Blog Hop

Starting with a Kraft Cardstock base and added a layer of {NEW} Scaredy Cat Paper Packet B&T Duos™ followed by a {NEW} Designer Creations Slate Paper Bag. I then used August’s SOTM, What A Hoot, owl image, Halloween hat, and sentiment in Archival Exclusive Black Ink™. I colored the stamped image with {NEW} ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I also added a couple strands of Neutral Metallic Baker’s Twine and adding a few black stars from the {NEW} Scaredy Cat Assortment. I used the {NEW} Mini Stapler to attach the sentiment banner to the card. I wanted to show you how fantastic the {NEW} Designer Creations Paper Bags are for treats, cookies, candies, etc BUT our snack cabinet is bare at the moment!! I will be sure to throw one of my son’s faves inside the paper bag on Halloween!!!


#1. Because the Designer Creations Bags are made of paper they are easy to trim to the size you need. The bag I used on this card was initially too long, so I just used my paper trimmer to cut it to the appropriate length & then used a scoreboard to make an even score line. I then folded the bag at the scoreline & resealed the base of the bag together with tape runner adhesive.

#2. The awesome doodiliness {is that a word!?!?} of this stamp set makes it perfect to add a little doodling of your own. Around the edge of the orange B&T I used my journaling pen and added a little extra fun!!

#3. Remember there are other ways than adhesive to secure items to your card! I’m in LOVE with the {NEW} Mini Stapler!! It helps add so much character to the card or any papercrafting project!

CTMH: August 2014 SOTM

Remember this stamp set is only available until August 31!! Contact your CTMH consultant to find out how you can get this stamp set at a discount!! Now hop on over to Donna Digby’s Blog to see what she has created with this fun stamp set!! Be sure to visit all the consultants on this blog hop to get some great crafting ideas!!!


Damask Divas Chalk It Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas’ Chalk It Up Blog Hop!!

I am so excited about this month’s blog hop! We are featuring one of the NEW paper packets from the NEW Annual Inspirations Idea Book!!  The Chalk It Up Paper Packet is a fun paper packet that has a school theme, but is versatile enough to be used for other scrapbook pages, cards or any papercrafting project!!! My scrapbook page is based off this sketch from Page Maps.

Sketch By Page Maps

Sketch by Page Maps

CTMH: Chalk It Up Blog Hop

I started with a  {NEW} Flaxen Carstock base and added 2 strips of B&T from the {NEW} Chalk It Up Paper Packet on the left edge. Using the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge, Smoothie Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, and Black Cardstock I cut the poloroid frames. {How perfect are the “ABC” & “123” poloroid frames?!?! Love that they fit right in with the theme I have going on!!} I also added different Chalk It Up B&T Duos™ under a few of the poloroid frames. I used the {NEW} Chalk It Up Workshop On The Go™ Stamp Set & the School Years Stamp Set with Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ to add a little flair to the frames. The title of the page is from the {NEW} Chalk It Up Chipboard Complements and I also added a couple {NEW} Chalk It Up Assortment Stickers throughout the layout. The little journaling tag, on White Daisy Cardstock, is also part of the Chalk It Up WOTG Stamp Set. I added a little extra doodling with my journaling pen, and attached it to the layout using the {NEW} Mini Stapler {<—one of my absolute faves of all the new products!!!} 

You’ve probably noticed all of the new products listed above, but here is the great part!!! The Flaxen Cardstock, Chalk It Up Paper Packet, Chalk It Up Assortment Stickers, and the Chalk It Up WOTG Stamp Set are all included in the Chalk It Up Workshop On The Go™ Scrapbooking Kit {<—and the Smoothie, White Daisy & Lagoon Cardstock are included as well!!} What a great way to rack up a whole lotta new product for a small price!

CTMH: Chalk It Up Blog Hop

CTMH: Chalk It Up Blog Hop

CTMH: Chalk It Up Blog Hop

The fabulous Amie Kiger is next up on the blog hop!!! Remember if you get lost along the way remember there is a full list of participants on the Damask Divas’ Blog!

BUT…Before you go check out the specials for the month of August!!

August SOTM

August Promo

 Thanks for stopping by!!