Sunday, November 1, 2009

HOPPIN' Around the Block

I cannot believe it's already time to HOP again....time flies when you're havin' fun!!
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This month, over 60 consultants will be hoppin' Around the Block (hehehehehe).  If you've come here from Sarita's blog, you're on the right track.  If you're starting here, don't worry, you should make it all the way back around.  If you get lost at any time, find JENA'S blog and you can get back on track with her full list of participants.
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Here is my take on the SOTM using the new Sweet Home paper packet. WARNING:  There are a LOT of pictures!!!  I just LOVE this SOTM and there are so many possibilities for this stamp set!

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Standard Card using Natural Hemp, 3-D Foam Squares (Discontinued but Foam Tape works the same), Corner Rounder and coordinating inks (Garnet, Indian Corn Blue, Heavenly Blue & Buttercup).....I used the row of dots to handmake the little houses and inked up only the top of the roof to make the little roofs for the houses.  I hand drew the windows and used the single solid brick for the doors and the single open brick for the bottoms of the houses (it's actually two of the single bricks stamped to meet in the middle)  I stamped the clouds on the B&T and cut around the tops to add dimension.

Here's the inside....I used the dots to  make the rays of the sun and the leading dots to my sentiment.

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8"x 3.5" card...The cloud and roof are pop-dotted for dimension and the house hangs over the edge just slightly. I used coordinating inks and the Corner Rounder for the scalloped edge of the Buttercup B&T.

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6"x6" card....I used Spring Harmony (Heavenly Blue) brads, Clear Craft Buttons, Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds, Natural Hemp, Corner Rounder for the scalloped Heavenly Blue cardstock border at the top, 3-D Foam Tape, Sponge Dauber and coordinating inks.

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Mini card that measures 3"x6" and the roof top pulls up and out to reveal your written message or even better, a gift card for their new home!!! 



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And finally, my 12"x12" layout of my baby....I used Oxford Color Ready Alphabet (LOVE these things....all I had to do was stamp them with the bricks and sponge with ink and I was done), Heartfelt Whimsy Die-Cuts (the buttercup crown in the upper right corner and I find that Liquid Glass works best to adhere these), Heavenly Blue Ribbon Rounds, 3-D Foam Tape to pop-dot the picture and Sponge Daubers.  I hand drew the 'tik marks' around the quilt pattern and used the row of dots for the bottom sentiment.




and I had to throw in a close-up of my BABY.......

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I hope I didn't tire you out....hop on over to MARY'S BLOG to see what wonderful things she's made using this stamp set.  Don't forget that you can start the hop anywhere and if you get lost, Jena's blog will guide the way!!!
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If you have any questions regarding any of the products used above or want to know how to get your hands on this stamp set at retail price and maybe even FREE, contact your consultant or e-mail me and I'll be happy to help!!!

20 comments:

Melissa Laverty said...

You have been busy! LOve the layout. Adorable pic!

Chris said...

WOW! What a great picture on the scrapbook page and I love the brick texture on the alpha stamps. Very nice!

Beth Naumann said...

I love the stamping on the HOME letters! Very clever! :-)

Carla said...

Wow!! You've been busy! These are all great!!

Jessica said...

I like the card with just the windows and bricks. Great ideas here.

Closet Stamper said...

I love the birdhouses! You were quite inspired and busy. I was very inspired by your ideas. Great job!

Amy said...

Uh...wow speechless! These are all so cute and what a way to color outside the lines these projects are all so creative! You little guy is super cute too!

Lori said...

Everything is really cute, but my fave is definitely that sweet LO! This paper packet looks perfect for that quilt block frame.

Sheila Bennett said...

All of your work is really cute. But my favorite is definitely the first card with the tiny houses and the very tip-top of the roof. :)

Wendy K. said...

Super cute projects, I love them all!

Anonymous said...

Katy! You kill me!!! Since I have not a creative bone in my body, and you have so many, I think you really need to do an album for me!!! Doesn't that sound like fun! haha! And Talmadge looks so much like DD, it is amazing. Hope ya'll are doing well. How is Keyland doing in HS?! Talk to you later!
-Angela

Sarita said...

I love the brick texture for inside the word HOME. Too cute and the baby too! You did a great job!

Kimberly said...

Love the way you made the roof pull up!

Terrie in AZ said...

Love everything and wow, using the post or door enhancement to make those little houses and using the individual bricks to make your color ready alphas look phenominal...all your projects ROCK!

Krista Ritskes said...

Wow, you are one creative lady! Love the one with the row of windows.

Haley D. said...

LOVE THEM!!!!!!! Thanks for showing off your baby and all this fab artwork.

Michelle Bourlet said...

Katy, your artwork is fabulous! Very inspiring.
The scripture at the end of your blog was just what I needed right now. Thanks for being a blessing.

Michelle Bourlet said...

Katy, I know I just left a message - but that was a few hours ago... BEFORE I started looking through your blog. Your artwork is so incredible. I love the way you "think outside the box" with the stamp sets. You are one talented lady. I recognized many of your projects from ones you have posted on the CTMH BB - they were some of my favorites. So glad I found your blog. I have become one of your stalkers. Can't wait to see more of your artwork.

roxybonds said...

wonderful wonderful work!!!!!

Jena said...

Wow, what a FABULOUS selection of projects, I love each and every one! I especially like the bricks on the word home - awesome! TFS!