Monday, March 31, 2014

April SOTM Blog Hop - Bracket Frame

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's SOTM, "Balloon Talk", a set of 24 stamps.  If you have come here from Wendy's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. A complete list of bloggers can be found here.  
This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and fabulous Close To My Heart products on their blogs. Just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!

Here is a picture of the images in this stamp set. 

I had a hard time deciding how to use this stamp set. I knew that if I created a card, that I would only use one, maybe two of the images from this stamp set. Therefore, I would have to create many cards to show off the set. I didn't have a scrapbook page ready to create yet so I decided to go with a bracket frame instead. 
My little puppy, Mika, is now 8 months old. Someone - I am not sure who - recently sent her this gorgeous dress as a gift and I am still trying to figure out who that individual might have been... However, the dress is beautiful on her. I decided to use that photo as my focus for the frame. I used paper from both the Balloon Ride and Lollydoodle Paper Packs as well as our Pink Glitter Paper. 
Unfortunately, my camera did not pick up the print of the stamped images very well. They are stamped on Champagne Cardstock using Sky and Cotton Candy Pigment Ink. They do show up much better in person than in the photos.
Below the frame, I have enlarged the stamped portion so you can better see what I did do with the Stamp of the Month. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Lollydoodle Paper Pack, Balloon Ride Paper Pack, Pink Glitter Paper, Sky Cardstock, Champagne Cardstock
Stamps: Balloon Talk
Inks: Cotton Candy Pigment Ink, Sky Pigment Ink, Topiary Reinker
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Bracket Frame, Burlap Ribbon, Pink Glitter Gems, Foam Tape

 Now "hop" on over to Dana's 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 April SOTM is only available until the last day of April! 
Click here to see how you can get this stamp set for 
just $5 this month!



  1. Awe, she looks happy to be in her pretty dress. Our dog loved the leather hat and coat we had for her, but she never did like the reindeer antlers. LOL I bet this is so pretty in person, and shows off those extra touches you added. Have a great week, Alyson!

  2. Oh my goodness, how cute is this frame!! It highlights your sweet puppy perfectly!!

  3. Great frame, and a great way to showcase your puppy!

  4. Alyson, can you email me your photo? I am gearing up to do a girls night with the bracket frame and I want to give options. Yours is beautiful!


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