Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Potential (March SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Potential stamp set from Close To My Heart.  This set will be very useful for creating a variety of cards, especially ones with a more 'masculine' feel. 

If you have come here from 'Krista's Crafty Corner' blog, you are on the right path! With over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other CTMH products on their blogs, you should be able to find lots of great creative ideas to use for your own projects.  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!

One of the patterned papers in the Victory kit has small fleur-de-lis on it, so I paired this with a stamped image from the Potential set to create a card that can be used to show a little encouragement.  This card is very quick to create and put together.  The circles for the stamped image were cut using the Cricut-Art Philosophy cartridge, and some Durables Studs were added as a quick embellishment. 
Now "Hop" on over to the 'Fancy Melissa' blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas!  Remember, the Potential stamp set is only available during the month of March 2012.  The regular price is $17.95, or you can purchase it for only $5 with a minimum order of $50 in other CTMH products.

If you get lost on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Helen's 'Hooked on Stamping' blog.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Avery has arrived!

Welcome to the world - Avery David Bennett.  He arrived on Wednesday, February 22, weighing 8 pounds 5 ounces and measuring 19" long.   

My son is now a father, so that makes me a grandmother.  But, I have been trying to avoid using that "G word" as I just do not feel like an old grandmotherly type.  Instead, I will be Nana to Avery.  Since my Nana passed last year, my son thought it would be nice to carry on the name with a new generation. 

For the pages, an argyle print from the Cruisin paper packet was used along with the New Arrival stamp set to create 'baby' pages without using traditional baby pastel colors and images.

Avery is very content being held in his Dad's arms. 

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