Sunday, November 1, 2009

November SOTM blog

Time flies when you are busy...hard to believe is it November already!! The beginning of the month also means SOTM blog time!!! Here is a new SOTM called Around the Block, a set of 26 stamps. If you came here from Nona Davenport's blog you are in the right spot! This blog is simple...just click on the link at the end of the post and move on to the next one. Enjoy!!

I am giving my first card to my close friend, Amy, from college. She just brought a house and I am so proud of her making that big accomplishment!! I call this card an accordion card as it opens up like an accordion.

In the middle I put a little gift card envelope with some money inside it so Amy can buy herself something new for her house!! I used a ribbon to wrap around the money so she can pull out of the holder.

My second card is the stair step cards. I have seen this card several times now and thought I would try it out with this stamp set. What do you think??
Closed View:

Front view:

Birds eye view:

The top step has the clouds. I also stamp Home…and finished the statement in the next step.

The middle step has some trees. I used the “clouds stamp” to make the trees and the wood rectangle to create the trunk and branches. I also inked the bottom of the steps to make it look like there is grass here too. I finished the statement on this step…where the heart is.

The bottom step has the house and a fence. I inked the bottom to make it look like grass on the bottom.

Products Used:

Paper: Colonial White paper, Background and Texture paper from Unforgettable, Enchanted, Stardust, That Amore,
Colors: Colonial White, Cocoa, Clover Meadow, Hollyhock, Crystal Blue,
Accesories: Heartfelt Collection Ribbon Rounds (retired), sponge,

Now "Hop" on over to Sheila Bennett's Blog to see her work!

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click {here} for a complete list of participating blogs.

Remember, the November SOTM: Around the Block is only available until November 30th! Contact your Close to My Heart consultant today or check my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


  1. both cards are very clever designs.

  2. All I can say is "WOW"! Love what you did with this set!

  3. Great out of the box thinking on the card designs!

  4. Such fun tri-fold and stair step cards - love the dimension it adds - TFS!