Thursday, July 31, 2014

1st Blog hop of the Annual Inspirations . . . . .What a HOOT!!!!

Welcome to the 1st Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for the NEW Annual Inspirations Catalog which will be active and in use for a COMPLETE YEAR!!!!!!! We will be featuring August 's SOTM, WHAT A HOOT which
is a set of 17  stamps. If you have come here from Michelle Loncar'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. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a list of the participating blog's below.

This month we have 67 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their
creations using this month's SOTM and other great NEW CTMH products on their blogs. This is
simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!
So settle in with your favorite beverage and prepare to be inspired!!!!

Here is a close up of the set . . . .

I love the little owls and how easily they go with one of my favorite techniques "Paper Pieceing" . I used my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the emblem from colonial white and my newest favorite THISTLE.  Then I stamped the larger owl image 3 times once on the colonial white, and twice on a scrap piece of SCARDY CAT once on each side then I cut them out and pieced then togetrher leaving one a complete owl and the other cutting the eyes and tummy out and adhereing them all to the colonial white.  Did you notice the new striped twill ribbon? Super versitle !!!

Now "Hop" on over to Jen Patrick'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! Feel free to leave a comment we all appreciate the love.  Remember What a Hoot is only available until  the last day of the month!

Also Friday August 1st is my Annual Inspirations Open house so please RSVP to let me know your coming!!!!

Adeline Brill
Melinda Everitt
Michelle Stewart
Alyson Mayo
Jen Rubio
Sheila Bennett
Nancy Womersley
Michelle Loncar
Pamela Ellison
Jen Patrick
Joy McHargue
Mary Eisen
Dawn Ross
Katy Taylor
Michelle Jones
Traci Godbee
Lalia Harris
Melissa Laverty
Maureen O'Sullivan
Gina Brandstetter
Krista Hershberger
Judy Burger
Maria Myers
Priscilla Gotham
Beth Naumann
Wendy Coffman
Carla Ironside
Lori Brown
Shirley Ross
Dana Kessler
Judy Faye Garner
Wanda Riley
Lucy Kelleher
Krista Ritskes
Haley Dyer
Vicki Price
Sarita Schraeder
Michelle Johns
Teresa Scrivens
Jill Lucas
Brae Montgomery
Pam Trostle
Lauren Moore
Jilena Paskett
April Nourse
Casandra Bennett
Kathleen Androlewicz
Sarah Hirsch
Jean McNulty
Kelly Janes
Donna Digby
Tina Lovell
Terry Ann Diack
Kathy Burrows
Susan Brooks
Angela Garcia
Dawn Haight
Jaime Llewellyn
Stefani Ewing
Brenda Lapp
Catherine Nowak
Morgan Vogt
Heather Schmuckal
Peachy G. Lamb
Amie Kiger
Lela Norris
Julia Hammond


  1. Yep - paper piecing looks terrific and so does your card!

  2. Great job on the paper piecing. Love the Scardey Cat paper too.

  3. Cute! Nice job on your paper piecing!

  4. Love the paper piecing and the mismatched reminded me of a pirate. :-D

  5. Cute ideas! This stamp is perfect for paper piecing!

  6. Cute card! Love the paper piecing!

  7. Fun card! Love how you did two different eyes on the owl.

  8. What a fun idea to paper piece the owl, this turned out so cute

  9. What size did you cut out from Art Philosophy?Love the paper piecing.Too cute!!