Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

WELCOME to this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We are featuring Something Splendid, a set of 13 images and sentiments.  If you have arrived here from Beth Nauman's Blog, you are on the right track!!  I have to say, as much as I LOVE sunflowers, I wasn't sure where to begin.  So, I started by random stamping!  This page turned out so beautiful that I didn't want to cut it!  At this point, I knew I had to do something, so I closed one eye (needed to make sure my cuts were right so I had to leave an eye open) and began cutting.

Boy, am I HAPPY I took that chance because I created THESE pages with that random stamped sheet...I am extremely pleased with how they turned out.  I do have to say that the Autumn color pallette is my favorite, hands down.  Now to dig out photos to put on here, and I know EXACTLY which ones I will be looking for (yes, I STILL need to organize my photos pre-scrapbooking addiction). 

In the spirit of the new How-To Book "Magic" being released for sale in the upcoming Fall/Winter Idea Book, I even made a place for hidden journaling!  See how I used the stamped image as the "pull"!  Oh yeah! Did I mention I'm extremely happy with how these turned out? Hehehe.....

Giving a sneak peek at a new product coming out next month, I have taken the piece of the random stamped sheet that I had left after making the above pages, and created a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" clear acrylic card!  We had the pleasure of playing with these at the 2010 Close To My Heart Convention in DC earlier this month!  These are great, can't wait to showcase them at my Fall Festival Open House...

This is how the card looks closed...

And this is an opened view!  Love, love, love these cards!  Now, you will want to hop on over to see what the talented Carol Horton has in store for you!

Below is my list of supplies used:
D1424 Somthing Splendid My Acrylix Stamp Set
X5646 Vanilla Cream 12x12 CS
1243 Goldrush 12x12 CS
1242 Sunflower 12x12 CS
1245 Olive 12x12 CS
1282 New England Ivy 12x12 CS
Z2108 Brown Bag Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2150 Sunflower Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax
Z1087 Sunflower Waxy Flax
Discontinued-Olive Waxy Flax
Z1127 Designer Ribbon Rounds-Chocolate Collection
Z1217 Metal Brad Assortment (Antique Copper used)
X1298 Texture Tools (Black Stubble Tool used)
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
1514 Tombow Mono Adhesive
Not Yet Released-4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Clear Acrylic Cards
Z726 Sponge Daubers


  1. I love your random stamping. I can totally appreciate not wanting to cut it apart! Beautiful projects.

  2. Hi, Tammy -- I really like the random stamping. The pages and card turned out really well!

  3. Love, love, love your pages and card:)

  4. You've done a wonderful job showcasing this stamp set and the fun of random stamping too! Way to hit it out of the park!

  5. Consider your layout scraplifted...LOVE IT!!!

  6. Amazing layouts and love the stamping techniques!!

  7. Love the random stamping! Great job!

  8. Gorgeous layout! You did a fabulous job. Love the colours.

  9. Absolutely FABULOUS!

  10. Love the random stamping; what a great way to use this set!