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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Around the Block (November SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! November's stamp-of-the-month (SOTM) from Close To My Heart is Around the Block. It is a collection of 26 images that you can use to "build" your own house. There are different rooflines, windows, shutters, doors, bricks, wood planking, and much more - for you to create a dream cottage. The stamp set is perfect to use for a "welcome to the neighborhood" or "we've moved" card. If you have come here from Tanya's 'Scramper's Corner' blog, you are on the right path!

There are over 60
Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!


Instead of using the entire house, I chose to just use the rooftops to create the illusion of a neighborhood of homes. The fencing is created using a single wooden "plank" stamp and varying the height of each 'fence post' slightly as it was stamped, then cutting out the entire fence row to use on the card. For some reason, the little bricks used in the background of the card and the wooden plank are some of my favorite stamps in the set.

Now "Hop" on over to Melissa's 'Fancy Melissa' 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 Around the Block stamp set is only available until November 30! Let me know if you would like to find out how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free.

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Jena's '
Live, Love, Laugh, Scrapbook!' blog.

20 comments:

  1. Super Creative Sheila! I love it!

    :) Nona

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  2. I like the rooftop effect! This would make a cute "up on the housetops" card too.

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  3. Love the rooftop idea (makes it easy for Santa). Great card!

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  4. great idea using the rooftops and the fence.

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  5. Great card.
    I like how you made the fence.

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  6. Love how you used the log stamp to make the fence. This is GREAT!

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  7. Awesome idea, using just the rooftops! Very cute!

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  8. Love your card! Very ingenious, using the rooftops.

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  9. Love this card - and the fence with just the rooftops - what a great idea!

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  10. Love what you've done. Those bricks are my favourite, too.

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  11. Very cute card! I love those bricks too.

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  12. Absolutely LOVE IT! Very creative and oh-so cute, too!

    Consider it lifted. *S

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  13. This is darling! I love the smoke from the chimney and the way you did the background!

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  14. So cute - I'm loving the housetop look - TFS!

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Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)