January SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month blog hop!! This month over 60 Close To My Heart consultants are featuring January’s SOTM, This Moment, a set of 12 that coordinates with the Artbooking Cricut® Cartridge. If you’ve come from Sheila Bennett’s Blog you are in the right place. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! This blog hop is a giant circle, so you can join in the fun by clicking the link to the next consultant at the bottom of my post! If you happen to get lost along the way there is a complete list of participants on Melinda Everitt’s Blog.

This month’s stamp set has a Valentine feel to it and if you follow my blog you know that our family doesn’t go to great lengths to celebrate this holiday. I stewed and stewed over how I could use this stamp set…..BUT THEN I was cleaning out the closet in our office and came across a box. I was completely blown away when I opened it….Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found all of the lovey-dovey cards that my husband and I exchanged while we were dating. I had completely forgotten that we had exchanged these cards over a decade ago. Reading the notes that we left to each other inside the cards brought a huge smile to my face!! I had decided in December 2014 that I wanted to create a My Crush™ book for the odds and ends of 2015 and this was the perfect first entry!

CTMH: My Crush

I picked a page out in My Crush™ Modville Book and grabbed a few B&T Duos™ from the Heartstrings Paper Packet. Then I created a file folder {cut at 6¼”} using the Artiste Cricut® Cartridge to hold the cards. Using January’s Stamp Of The Month, This Moment  in Whisper Exclusive Ink™ & second generation Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™, I stamped the “Love Notes” & feather arrow on the file folder.

CTMH: My Crush

CTMH: My Crush

I’m not a huge fan of my handwriting, but think journaling is SO  important! So I used a Heartstrings Picture My Life™ journaling card to jot down the info about these cards! I wanted the file folder to be easily accessible {especially since my journaling is on the inside} so I added Hook & Loop Dots {velcro dots} to hold the folder together. I added another Heartstrings PML card, stitching, and a few Stuck On You Puffy Stickers to the page for a little extra charm.

CTMH: My Crush

I loved the quote on the following page and didn’t want to cover it so I just wanted to add a few embellishments around it. I again used January’s SOTM and Whisper Exclusive Ink™ & Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™ for the stamping. At the base of the quote I added Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, a Base & Bling arrow from the Signature Charms Assortment , and a badge button from the Heartstrings Assortment. The badge button has so much dimension I decided to add dimension to the “straight from the heart” sentiment using Thin 3D Foam Tape. {←I just purchased this in my last order & I L.O.V.E. it! It’s a new FAVE!} I also added a glittery heart from the Stuck On You Puffy Stickers.

CTMH: My Crush

I found so many cards that I decided I needed to create an extra pocket that I will place on the inside of the back cover when this book is complete. To create this I used a SMASHbook brand pocket folders and decorated the front using the Heartstrings Complements.

CTMH: Heartstrings

CTMH Jan 2015 SOTM

Remember this stamp set is only available until January 31, and it can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase. Contact your CTMH consultant or click here for more information and to shop. Now it’s time to head to Maureen O’Sullivan’s Blog to see what she has created using this month’s stamp set!!

Thanks for stopping by!

26 thoughts on “January SOTM Blog Hop

  1. LOVE * LOVE * LOVE! (I still haven’t touched my Crush Books although I really want to… Shh…) Love what you did here!

    • Haha!! Don’t feel bad Melissa! I’ve had both the Modville and Bluebird since they were first released and this is the first I’ve touched them!!! I had a SMASHbook prior to the release of the My Crush books and did a few entries there, but fell way behind. I felt the need to make it like a scrapbook and go in chronological order and it just didn’t work out well! So I’m trying a completely new approach with this book!! Good luck and I hope you dive right in!!

    • Thanks Patti!! I hoard the My Crush books too! I’ve had both the Bluebird & Modville since they were available and this is the first I’ve touched them!! {Don’t tell anyone but I just ordered the Wildwood book yesterday! haha!!} I think I’ve finally convinced myself to fill them up! That is amazing that your friend has filled 5 of them!! How inspiring! 🙂

  2. I’m with Melissa, just LOVE what you did with the Crush book! (And sad to say I too have not touched my books yet either!) And isn’t it fun going back and re-reading things you wrote when you were dating. Hubby and I have been together 20 years and we still have our cards from 15+ years ago.

    • Thanks Pam!! It was so fun reading those cards!! A few of them were from right before we were married, and it really was like I was back in time when reading them! I remembered all the emotion and excitement during that time! I’m so, so, so thankful to have these moments in time frozen forever!!

  3. I’m with Melissa, just LOVE what you did with the Crush book! (And sad to say I too have not touched my books yet either!) And isn’t it fun going back and re-reading things you wrote when you were dating. Hubby and I have been together 20 years and we still have our cards from 15+ years ago. Might just have to do something similar as you did with my untouched Crush books 🙂

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