Friday, August 31, 2012

National Stamping Month – It’s Your Day Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  At Close to My Heart, we want to celebrate the everyday moments in our lives.  Close to My Heart is doing that by offering an amazing exclusive double-stamp set called “It’s Your Day”.  This is two D-size stamp sets in one!! 

This amazing set has nearly 50 images designed to inspire you to capture your life one day at a time.   There are trendy chevron backgrounds, classic images as well as versatile phrases.  You can get your own stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $35.  This stamp set has a value of $35.90!  CLICK HERE to start shopping with me and get yours today!

We also are happy to announce that I am offering blog candy!!!  You could be the lucky winner of this great Campaign Stamp Set! YEAH!!  To be eligible to win, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of my blog. Thanks so much for participating!
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - http://www.love2createitall.com.

 My projects today are a card and a mini-purse.

 Have I told you today how much I love this double stamp set?  There are so many versatile stamps included.  I know that I will be using this set later for my layout pages and mini-albums.  I can see people using this for journals, smash book, calendars, etc.  However, I wanted to showcase this great double stamp set in a couple other ways.  So, I chose to do a card and a mini-purse.  You can get the recipes for these projects at the end of this blog post.
 I love the spots, chevrons, and stripes stamps that are included with this set.  In both of my projects today, you will see that I used the stamps as background images to make my own patterened paper.  In the card above, I stamped the spots in sweet leaf to make a spot pattern on the left hand side of the card.  I also cut up our burlap ribbon a little, frayed the edges and I have smoothie baker's twine sewn in two lines along the edges.  I pulled out a little retired Mulberry patterned paper.  I made my own banner embellishments by random stamping the same patterns and adding them to wooden stir sticks.

Here is my playful mini-purse
This purse came together so quickly that I can't wait to make more!  I used the new Cricut Artiste cartridge that can only be purchased through a Close to My Heart Consultant.  If you haven't purchased on yet, CLICK HERE to add one to your cart today.  I cut the purse image on page 41 of the Artiste handbook, the ribbon image can be found on page 55 and the 2 flowers (cut at 1" and 3/4") are found on page73.  I used the chevron stamp to create my own indian corn blue chevron patterned paper.  I wanted to add a bit of bling with an accent color.  So, I went into my stash of retired items. I found these hollyhock glitter brads and a bit of hollyhock ribbon for the coordinating bow. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  I appreciate you stopping by!  Don't forget.....  I am also giving away blog candy.  I will be giving away a National Stamping Month - It's Your Day Stamp Set to one lucky person.  In order to have a chance to win, you need to be a follower of my blog and leave a comment below.  My kiddos will pick one person at random on Labor Day.  Good Luck!

 The next stop on your blog hop fun is You Can Create with Julia Hammond.
 Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

10.Maria Woodworth ~ http://mariawoodworth.blogspot.com/ (You are HERE)
11.Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/ (This is your NEXT stop)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We hope you have enjoyed all of our projects!

Project Recipes (Supplies Used are CTMH - unless noted)
Card
Colonial White Standard 4 1/4x 5 1/2 Card Base
1 Stir Stick (not CTMH)
It's Your Day Stamp Set
Cocoa Cardstock
Mulberry Stripe paper (retired)
Burlap Ribbon
Smoothie Baker's Twine
Smoothie Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaft Stamp Pad
Cocoa Stamp Pad
Blocks

Mini-Purse
Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Colonial White Cardstock
Indian Corn Blue Cardstock
Indian Corn Blue Stamp Pad
Hollyhock Ribbon (retired)
Hollyhock big and regular size glitter brads (retired)
Hook and Loop Circle
Blocks

12 comments:

Eva Friesen said...

Love your cards!!! Great job, I pinned them

Darla Haverstock said...

Great job. Love the purse.
Thanks so much for joining us ing the hop.

Kigz said...

I have no idea how you managed to stamp that so straight repeatedly!! It is absolutely wonderful and I love the details like the bow. Excellent job on this purse!

Susan Griffey said...

Your work is beautiful as always! Love seeing your amazing creations! The purse is adorable!

Julia Hammond said...

The little flags are my favorite part of the card.

Rebekah said...

I just love this blog! I have just begun to make my own crafts, etc., and I like to check out this blog from time to time for ideas. Thanks!

Maria Woodworth said...

Thanks Eva! I appreciate you pinning them :)

Maria Woodworth said...

Thanks Darla! I love doing the Hops

Maria Woodworth said...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm happy to hear you like the purse.

Maria Woodworth said...

Thanks for the super sweet comment!

Maria Woodworth said...

Rebekah-I'm glad to hear my blog helps inspire you. Thanks for stopping by :)

Maria Woodworth said...

Julia-I have been mildly addicted to these flags. Thanks!