Saturday, August 18, 2012

August Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase the Stamp of the Month which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

The stamp set we'll be using is "Baroque Borders" and is available for just $5 with any $50 order.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects. 

This month we will be showcasing the August Stamp of the Month "Baroque Borders" . This stamp can be used in so many different ways and we hope to inspire you with our creations!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog.

My daughter celebrated her 1st birthday a couple weeks ago and I lost my mind and decided to throw her a princess party. ;)

Here is the cake (which looked easy enough.. and would have been had I bought regular cones for the decorations instead of heavy sugar cones which FYI regular cake can't hold the weight of) surrounded by the purses which I made using the Artiste cricut cartridge and the Baroque Borders SOTM, some tiaras, noise makers, etc.

As you can see the purses wouldn't close after I filled them with lip gloss, nail polish, beads, a little worry doll, crayons, ring, and candy. :)

You will find this cute little purse on page 31 of the Artiste handbook. The handle is just a piece of gift wrap ribbon that happened to match the colour scheme. I started off using regular ribbon but quickly switched when I remembered that my 3 1/2 year old boy was going to be the oldest kid at the party and so using regular ribbon would be a bit of a waste. Here's some up close photos including my prototype (the purple one with the nice satin ribbon).

After the purses were cut I stamped part of one of the corner stamps from the Baroque borders SOTM set on the flap, assembled and voila!

Of course I couldn't possible share these pictures with you without also sharing a few more pictures of my princess at her party and enjoying her cake (she's in her swimsuit so I was able to put her right into the little pool to get all the cake off after). ;)

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Judith.

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Judith ~ 
  4. Carolyn Heniges
  5. Amie Kiger ~
  6. Ryan
  7. Joanne
  8. Pam Stewart -
  9. Kindred Hearts -
  10. Julia Hammond


  1. What a clever way to use the stamp. Lucky little girl!

  2. What a GREAT idea! Never would have come up with that--thanks so much for your inspiration, Darla! You are an awesome mom to do all that for her! :)

  3. Fabulous way to use this stamp set! And it looks like your princess loved the wonderful cake that you made her too. Thanks for sharing all your creativity with us!

  4. I love these purses Darla! They turned out too cute -- what a fun birthday party for your daughter :) TFS


  5. I've decided I need to be your daughter - how lucky is she! I love this whole blog post, creations you made and the fun that was obviously had. I never imagined this stamp for a child's theme, but oh it is so wonderful... Thank you for sharing and encouraging the rest of us!

  6. Oh, what a good choice with the little purses!

  7. very creative love the stamp.


  8. these are sooo cute! sure they were a big hit!

  9. My daughter had 3 princess parties growing up. The cake was great and the purses were a great idea. TFS

  10. Super cute idea! Love the purses :)


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