Friday, December 31, 2010

January Stamp of the Month Bloghop

I'm so excited, this is my first time ever participating in the CTMH Stamp of the Month Bloghop.  I love the creativity that happens here every month.  It's inspiring!

Thanks for stopping by.  If you've arrived here from Wendy Coffmans blog, welcome!

The January Stamp of the Month is called Find Your Style.  It's got a vintage feel. 

I've included the supply list for my cards below each card. 

I made this card with the butterfly in this stamp set...lots of little sparkly things on it.  It's hard to see on this picture, but I used Mocha Opaques and Bitty Sparkles on the leaves, and Blue-Green Assortment of Sparkles on the butterfly's body.

I used a double layer of foam mounting tape under the butterfly to really pop him up.  I also bent the wings up a bit.

TIP:  The best way to place the Bitty Sparkles and Opaques is by using the Piercing Tool tip.

Supplies Used:
Find Your Style (January Stamp of the Month)
The Present
Olive Card Stock
Bamboo Card Stock
Colonial White Card Stock
Olive Stamp Pad
Cocoa Stamp Pad
Sorbet Stamp Pad
Mocha Opaques
Bitty Sparkles
Blue-Green Assortment Sparkles
Piercing Tool (to place bitty sparkles, opaques)
Round Sponge
Foam Mounting Tape

I also made this card inspired by Linda Caler.

At first I stamped the bird flying downwards, and it looked like he was dive-bombing, so I leveled him out a little bit, and now he just looks like he's soaring.

Just tipping the bird a little made a difference.

Supplies Used:
Find Your Style (January Stamp of the Month)
Magnifique Paper Pack, X7127B  (Pacifica card stock, Bamboo patterned paper)
Cocoa Card Stock
Cocoa Stamp Pad
Pacifica Stamp Pad
Metal Brad Assortment
Round Sponge

If you like what you see, feel free to comment or subscribe to my blog (box is on the upper right), and you'll get my posts delivered right to your In Box!  You can even buy all the supplies used here on my website.

January is a FABULOUS time to place an order. Check out the Inspirations Brochure online, too.  During January you can get a deep discount on stamp sets shown in the Inspirations Brochure. (woo-hoo!)  You can even get the Stamp of the Month for free (or for a lot less than it would usually cost you.)

And now, hop on over to Vickie Tagatz's blog to see what goodies she has in store for you!  Happy stamping!


Tammy Lea Pinchard

Very nice Lisa. I think the first card is my favorite! Simple yet elegant. Way to show your stuff your first month, and WELCOME to the "hop" :)

Haley D.

Very nice cards!

Melinda Everitt

Very pretty. Love the first card. It is gorgeous!

Wendy Coffman

I love those bitty opaques and sparkles too. Nice work!


Oooo pretty! I love the sparkles too!


Isn't it amazing at how turning an image just slightly produces such dramatic differences in the result. By turning the bird - it's now SOARING! Nice job on both projects!

Susan Brooks - The Closet Stamper

Nice cards. Thanks for the tip on the bird placement.

Krista Ritskes

Super cute!


Both cards are pretty, but I especially love the elegance of your butterfly card. I love how you paired it with "The Present" set and how you formed the wings. I love the projects I've seen so far on your blog...your ornament card...way too cute. I'm now a follower. :) I look forward to seeing more of your work.


Love the pop of color in the first card!


Love the elegant simplicity of the card. The itty sparkles are just the right touch.