Sunday, March 31, 2013

April CTMH SOTM Blog Hop - My Sunshine

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month (SOTM) blog hop!  Whether you arrived from Adeline's blog or you are starting here, you're right on track.  Just follow the links at the end of the posts to "hop" through all the participating blogs.

This month we are featuring S1304 My Sunshine (set of 8).


My customers often ask "how do you come up with ideas?"  Well, sometimes I wonder the same thing. haha!  But seriously, I wasn't sure what to do with this set and as soon as I started playing with it, I fell in love!!  So here are a few things that I did to get me started.

  • Pick a paper pack or color scheme to work with.
  • Pull out the inks and embellishments that will match.
  • Stamp each image on a piece of scratch paper just to see how it stamps and what it looks like.
  • Cut corresponding cricut shapes, if available and stamp a couple.
  • Flip through the Idea book and look for card styles or scrapbook pages that might work.
  • And don't be afraid....to copy someone else!  Yep, I said it!!  Give credit of course, but sometimes you just need to sit down and copy something in order to get your creative juices flowing.
After I stamped a couple of images and tried to figure out how to use the balloon stamp, I discovered that it kind of looked like a flower petal so I stamped and cut out a bunch and created a flower.


One of the things I love about this set is the separate stamp for the bird wings. It makes it so easy to add a second color to the bird.


Here's a little video with more info, tips and ideas


Now that you have seen what I dreamed up, it's time to hop on over to Pam's blog to see what she has come up with. 
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