June SOTM Blog Hop ~ It’s Your Day to Sparkle

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring MAY’s stamp of the month ~ It’s Your Day to Sparkle (S1906) a set of 39.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

So I had an idea to do the a black / white version of a card.  Here is how it turned out…

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooing ~ June SOTM ~ It's Your Day to Sparkle

So I decided to do two version which were the opposite of each other.  I started with the one on the left.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooing ~ June SOTM ~ It's Your Day to Sparkle

I used Versamark ink on the Black cardstock and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I then used our Watercolor Paints to color the flowers and cake.  I find the pencils are not able to get as rich of a color on the darker cardstock.  I used the pink pattern from the Mix-in Paper pack and the Black & White Polka Dot paper from Craft On Paper Pack.  I used the white dots from the Black & White Dots.

Close to My Heart ~ CTMH ~ CatScrapbooing ~ June SOTM ~ It's Your Day to Sparkle

I used Versamark ink on the White Daisy cardstock and then heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. I then used our Watercolor Paints to color the flowers and cake.  I find the pencils are not able to get as rich of a color on the darker cardstock.  I used the Mix-in Paper pack with the pink pattern and the adorable heart paper. I use the black of the Black & White Dots.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of JUNE and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

May SOTM Blog Hop – To My Bestie

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring MAY’s stamp of the month ~ TO MY BESTIE (S1905) a set of 19.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

This is such a fun stamp set! Here is what I have for you ….

I stamp the sweet women using Intense Black Ink.  I then used my Watercolor Pencils and Waterbrush to add color to the ladies.

I decided to use the Sweet Girl Paper for this card. I wanted to break up all the pinks so I decided to use Sapphire to mat the white stitched image of the girls, which I used the Square Stitched Thin Cuts.  I then used White Embossing Powder for the sentiment.  I used some of the pink sequins from the Crafty Loose Sequins.  I used pattern 29 form the Make it from Your Heart Volume 2 as my design for this card.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of MAY and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

April SOTM Blog Hop – Love So Sweet

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring APRIL’s stamp of the month ~ LOVE SO SWEET (S1904) a set of 18.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around ?? consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I have been having a bit of fun playing with some fancy fold style cards.  I have been playing with one called Joy Fold Card.

For this card I used the Feels Like Home paper pack. To make this card it is actually very simple.  The base, in this card is 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches using Fern cardstock.  I then scored it at 5 1/2 inches.  The second piece I used Sugarplum and it is cut to 8 by 3 inches and is scored at 4 inches.

This is what the card looks like when it is open.

For the front I used one of the tags from the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts for the Thanks.  I used my journaling pen around the edges and used White Embossing Powder.  I used the Mink twine and my Sugarplum Shimmer brush.  I used fern ink to stamp the leaves and used first and second generation ink. I created another Joy Fold card for Heart 2 Heart challenge using this stamp set as well, you can find it HERE.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of April and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Colour Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Colour Challenges are fun as they give you the start of your inspiration. I decided to try a fun fold card. I stumbled on a Joy Fold card and decided to give it a try.

The base of the card is Glacier cardstock which was cut at 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches.  I then scored it at 5.5 inches. The Peach cardstock was cut at 8 inches by 3 inches and scored at 4 inches. I used the Seasonal Mixin for the pattern paper.

 

Here you can see how the card opens.

I used the April Stamp of the Month which features the butterflies, sentiments and floral details. I used the Circle Stitched Thin Cuts and the floral border if from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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March SOTM Blog Hop – This Happened

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring MARCH’s stamp of the month ~ THIS HAPPENED (S1903) a set of 26.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 20 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I decided to use this stamp set for a layout of our move almost 5 years ago.

close to my heart ~ catscapbooking ~ moving layout ~ thincuts

I have to be honest I was not sure I would use the one I chose as the base page; however, when I was playing around with this layout this one was perfect. I used the So Much Happy paper pack as well as the So Much Happy Puffy Stickers.

For this detail I used the Thin Cuts – Stitched Circles and Thin Cuts ~ Basic Circles.

I love the number with this stamp set as they fit perfectly in the date box.  I used Smoothie ink to stamp the numbers.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of March and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

February Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Heartfelt Sentiments

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring FEBRUARY’s stamp of the month ~ HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS (S1902) a set of 9.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 22 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I know this stamp set would work wonderfully on a scrapbook layout as it is quite large almost 6.5 by 5 inches. I had and idea of how to use it in a card.

I created a frame using Cricut Design Space you can find the file HERE. This card is 6.5 inches by 5 inches. I cut my frame in Sugarplum. I used Watercolor pencils to color the flowers, leaves and words.  I did use Sugarplum to stamp the ribbon behind the “You Make My”. I added a bit of shimmer using the Sugarplum shimmer brush and the Clear Shimmer Brush.

You can see the shimmer a bit more here.  I then added a couple of Sugarplum Glitter gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of February and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

January SOTM Blog Hop – Card Captions

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring JANUARY’s stamp of the month ~ CARD CAPTIONS (S1901) a set of 26.If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I LOVE this stamp set!!! It has so many great sentiments and can be used for some many projects!

I choose to use the new paper pack FEELS LIKE HOME paired with coordinating Sapphire, Fern, Sugarplum and Mink cardstock. I also wanted to use one of the new stamps sets, KNOW I CARE. I adore this flower cluster. I added some SILVER EMBELLISHING TWINE at the top.  I used the the MAKE IT FROM YOUR HEART Volume 4 to create this card using pattern 6.

I added a little shimmer by using my SUGARPLUM GLITTER BRUSH to highlight the the sugarplum stamped inside of the flowers.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of January and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

 

December SOTM Blog Hop – Candy Cane Alphabet

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring DECEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ CANDY CANE ALPHABET (S1812) a set of 44.

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 14 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I was out of time before going on our vacation as I planned to design a layout.  I had an inspiration for a card and it came together rather quickly I am quite pleased on how it turned out.

I focused on the “H” and “O” to stamp out HO HO.  I decided to make one stand out with the New England Ivy.  I used the ‘Tis The Season Paper Pack.  I also used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 and used pattern 12 as my design. I used the Silver Glitter Gems and New England Ivy Burlap Ribbon.

I decided to add a little sparkle to my HO HO’s. I used my Red Shimmer brush on the Candy Apple stamped HO’s and then added a bit of Liquid Glass and Shimmer Brush to the New England Ivy “HO”.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of December and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Seasonal Trees

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring NOVEMBER’s stamp of the month ~ SEASONAL TREES (S1811) a set of 23.

If you are coming here from MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 19 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

How awesome are these trees?? There are so many things you can do with them from scrapbook layouts to cards.  Here are two cards I made using this stamp set.

Then on on the right has a fall theme to it with the fall colors and using the Grateful Heart Papers.

I used Fern, Goldrush, Pomegranate, Sapphire, and Espresso inks.  I used the Grateful Heart Paper pack and the Grateful Heart Cardmaking Stamp set.

With this card I wanted to go for more of the effect just to show off the trees.  I used Pewter cardstock.  I stamped the tree trunks in Espresso ink and then used versamark for the leaves.  I used White Embossing Powder to make it look like snow.  I add a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Sparkles, along with a little White Shimmer Trim.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of November and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

October Stamp of the Month ~ Thanks & Giving

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring OCTOBER’s stamp of the month ~ THANKS & GIVING (S1810) a set of 16.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 22 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I decided to design a couple of cards using the Grateful Heart papers.

Here are the two that I came up with.

For this card I used pattern 2 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4.  I used the Greatful Heart papers and one of the new Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. I backed the flower border with Pomegranate and then added a little Liquid Glass.  I also used the Heart Thin Cuts to cut the Saffron heart. I also added a few Gold Glitter Gems.

For this card I changed up one of the Optional Cards in the Workshop Your Way kit. I changed out some of the papers and the sentiment.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of October and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

Your next stop is along this hop is WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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