Friday, December 31, 2010

January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop is HERE!!!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Can you BELIEVE it's already 2011!! I'm still scratching my head wondering where the heck 2010 went!  Well, to start off the new year, we will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "Find Your Style" a set of 9 stamps. These stamps are simply amazing, and I had a LOT of fun playing with them, so be sure to check out my additional post featuring MORE artwork!

If you have come here from Susan Brooks' Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have over 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is the GORGEOUS stamp set that we had to work with this month!  I hope you love it as much as I do!

And here is my creation.  I just love how this Pacifica stamped bird pops on the background. Read more for details!

I was able to learn this amazing "faux wood" technique by watching a video created by the VERY talented fellow CTMH Consultant, Tracey Mason!  You can view this "how to" video HERE. I am surrounded by so many talented people in my Close To My Heart family.  Let me know if YOU would like to join our family as well!
Now "Hop" on over to Carol Horton's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January's SOTM is only available until January 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...

Creating with "Wings"  Be sure to contact your consultant to find out about the January "Wings" Promotion!

Products Used:
D1452- "Find Your Style" My Acrylix Stamp Set-January 2011 Stamp of the Month
D1444- "A Little Thanks" My Acrylix Stamp Set
Z2169- Vanilla Cream PIGMENT Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2111- Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2192- Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X1410- Cards & Envelopes-Colonial White Value Pack
1301- Bamboo 12" x 12" Cardstock
1388- Colonial White 12" x 12" Cardstock
Z1206- Basic Craft Buttons (1 each of Bamboo, Chocolate, Colonial White)
Z1316- Designer Ribbon Rounds-Cocoa Collection
Z697- Sponge (3" Diameter)
Z338- Euro Personal Paper Trimmer


  1. The background looks terrific...Pacifica is perfect for the bird...that is my favorite "new" color... :o)

  2. Love the woodgrain with the bird image!

  3. The bird really does pop off that gorgeous faux wood background!

  4. Your faux wood background is very nicely done!

  5. The woodgrain makes it look like the side of a birdhouse or regular house - very nice.

  6. Thanks for sharing the woodgrain - it really enhances the bird.

  7. That faux wood turned out amazing! Great idea!

  8. Tammy, my friend, you have OUTDONE yourself here! This is absolutely FANTASTIC! I've seen the faux wood technique before, but never have I seen the final effect look so REALISTIC! FABULOUS! :-) Happy New Year, Tammy!

  9. That background is beautiful - a perfect backdrop for the bird!