Friday, November 30, 2012

Year-Round Cheer SOTM Blog Hop...

Welcome to the last Blog Hop of the year...that sounds so funny saying that when it seems just like yesterday I was getting ready for last Christmas!
This month's Stamp Set, Year-Round Cheer, can be used all through the year!  I guarantee you'll find tons of inspiration this month and I bet you'll find a calendar or two in the hop...that's how versatile this stamp set is! 

If you've come from Gina's Blog, you're on the right track....keep moving along!

This is what the stamp set looks like...cute, huh!

And here's what I've done with it...a 5x7 card mimicking the ever-so-popular chalkboard!

Here are some closeups...the first of which is the work in progress!  I laid out my Chalkboard Sheets and grabbed a stamp set (I ended up 'erasing' it though), White Daisy Ink (didn't use that and my chalk marker.  Grabbed some Houndstooth Irresistibles and started my layout!
Added some dots for the doodling effect...
and then...arranged the ornament from the SOTM - stamped it twice then cut out the Cranberry version and pop-dotted it.  I inked up the "J" and the "Y" with New England Ivy Ink and done! 
This was a SUPER FUN technique and of course there are different versions which I'll be trying soon!  Did you know if you don't have a chalk marker, on BLACK CARDSTOCK (the chalkboard sheets bubble when heating - the bubbles go down but it sure does make you nervouse while you're doing and you can use VersaMark and White Daisy Embossing Powder and to add even more depth, try stamping the same image using regular White Daisy Ink and create a shadow effect!  Just remember to heat-set before you do anything so the ink won't smear...the Chalkboard Sheets are vinyl so the ink will rub right off!
Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to get your hands on all that retired stuff (paper and stamps) and for every $25 you spend in the month of December, I will give you $5 credit to purchase some NEW PRODUCT in February!

Ok...enough of me!  Your next stop is Susan's Blog...keep hopping 'till you get back around to where you started!


  1. Fabulous penwork. Thanks for sharing!

  2. LOVE it- you're very clever. :)

  3. Beautiful lettering! Cute, cute card!

  4. Very unique-- you picked up a new follower! Maureen

  5. GREAT! idea for chalkboard paper and marker

  6. Great project! Thanks for sharing a fun chalkboard sheet idea.

  7. I love the chalkboard look! How fabulous!

  8. Interesting that you could "erase" on the chalkboard sheets. Any tips for doing the lettering with the permanent marker so you don't make mistakes? I LOVE the look & think it has so many possibilities. Fun card idea.


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