Thursday, December 31, 2009

January Blog Hop

Welcome to the January BLOG HOP.
If you have arrived from Kim O'Rear's blog, you are hopping along the right path.
All of the artwork in this hop features CTMH's January Stamp of the Month, entitled "True Friends". It is a very versitile set of stamps that includes 4 friendship quotes, 3 brackets, and 4 frames that are great for cardmaking and scrapbooking journal spots.


On this blank journal, I have used the SOTM to frame my "ideas". I just LOVE these blank journals. They can be used for so many things. As you can see, this one is going to be a place to keep my ideas for upcoming workshops, cards and scrapbook pages. I need to order about 10 more journals, because I would like to have one for my favorite quotes, recipes, notes from my devotions and prayer list, a travel log, a sketch book, an address book, a brag book, guest book, the list could go on and on! Another fun feature about this journal is it has a clear pocket front, so you can change out the front as much as you like.

The tabs were made just by gluing 2 circles back to back with the page sandwiched inbetween.
On the inside back cover, I adhered an flip flap photo sleeve so I could store removable lists there.

All supplies used are from Close To My Heart:
My Creations Journal
Veranda paper pack
Antiqued Copper Mini Medley Accents Collection
Stamp sets: Jan SOTM, True Friends
State of Mind

Mini Double Pocket Card

This mini double pocket card starts out from a 5"x 6" piece of patterned paper.

The finished mini card measures 2 1/2" x 3".
Our 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 envelope flat is the perfect companion for this little gift card.
For a tutorial on how to make the full size double pocket card, click here.

Now hop along to Angela Tutton's blog to see some awesome artwork.

Here is a complete list of blog participants if you get lost along the way:

Helen Onulak
Jena DeVries
Jessica Booth
Carla Ironside
Lori Miller
Misty Jackson
Jen Patrick
Susan Brooks
Kathleen Androlewicz
Dawn Ross
Amy McVey
Antoinette Herrin
Jill Lucas
Barbra Otten
Lori Brown
Brae Montgomery
Wanda Riley
Adeline E. Brill
Kami Welter
Judy Burger
Pamela O'Connor
Cindy Leek
Mary Eisen
Sylvia Jacquot
Laura Dame
Melissa Laverty
Haley Dyer
Terrie Dodd
Katy Donaldson
Chris Shouse
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Krista Ritskes
Shannon Pelletier
Deb Young
Amy Edwards
Sheila Bennett
Kristie Herdener
Jen Rubio
Jody Gustafson
Sarita Schraeder
Laurie Levnik
Debra Van Patten
Kimberly Smith
Michelle Nist
Karen Norman
Traci Godbee
Nancy Brown
Maricar Harris
Nona Davenport
Laurie Newton
Dawn Heuft
Melissa Burch
Kim O'Rear
Michelle Bourlet <<="">
Angela Tutton
Jenifer Benner
Shirley Ross
Latisha Haag


  1. Love the double tag card. I will be heading over there to try this out right away! Love that new stamp set that you used for the tags too, haven't inked it up yet.

  2. Wow! I really like your Idea Journal. I think I want one, too. And...your double pocket card with the tags is the greatest idea for that stamp set.Too Cute!

  3. Beautiful projects! I'm such a fan of your work. Wishing you the very best in 2010!

    Inky hugs from your UL :)

  4. Lovely projects! Great idea to use a flip-flap as a pocket inside the journal. The mini double pocket card - how clever!

  5. The journal is gorgeous! and the I love the double tag card! What fun projects!!

  6. Beautiful projects Michelle! Love your work!

  7. Michelle, Love the journal! Everything you chose for the cover comes together so well.

  8. Great projects - I really didn't think I HAD to have that state of mind stamp set but I think you've changed my mind - TFS!