Thursday, October 31, 2013

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Hello there!  I'm so excited that it's November.  October is so hectic for me, November almost feels relaxing!  (I know, I'm backwards.  December is practically a vacation!!)

I'm so excited that you're here for the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month's stamp set is called ILLUMINATE, and has fun lamps and lanterns on it.  You can only get it in November, and it's just $17.95...unless you place a $50 order, then it's just $5.00!!

If you've arrived here from Teresa's blog, welcome!

Here's the stamp set, in case you haven't already seen it.

I know, it's a little basic looking, but it's got some cool things going on.  
(1) Because the stamps are flexible, I curved the lamps
(2) You can see where you're stamping.  (I love this because I am fussy.)  I skipped one of the lights on purpose.
(3) I typed my own sentiment on the computer (using CTMH's retired font disk)
(4) I used the zip strips from the top of our patterned paper (B&T) to make a border-frame.  This one is from the retired paper pack Clementine

Inside I stamped "I miss you." 

I think I might sponge some Sky or Crystal Blue on the white -- it just seems so plain.

Supplies Used:
Illuminate - November Stamp of the Month
Outdoor Denim Stamp Pad
Colonial White Card Stock
Honey Stamp Pad
Bitty Sparkles (for the light bulbs)
CTMH Font Disk #1
Clementine Paper Pack Zip Strips from the top of the paper

I'm not very good with "messy" so I'm not sure how I feel about this one...but I tried to go outside my 'box.'

I love the lamp post and choice of lamps in the stamp I wanted to try using it.  AND I wanted to use the Washi Tape (I have Washi-Tape-Phobia).  My friend said - just stick it on your pictures or whatever.  

I distressed the paper with Saddle Ink and the Edge Distresser.

Supplies Used:
Illuminate - November Stamp of the Month
Card Stock:  Saddle, Chocolate, Colonial White
Patterned Paper (B&T) - Chantilly
Inks:  Saddle, Gypsy, Honey, Black
Embellishments:  Durables Square Studs (Z1705, $3.95), Party Washi Tape 3-pack (Z1908, $14.95)
Other:  Edge Distresser (Z1297, $2.50)

If you want to stop and shop for any of these fun goodies, take a little detour to my CTMH website.  But don't forget to come back, so you can keep on hoppin'!

Now hop on over to Kami's blog to see her beautiful artwork!

Thanks for stopping by!