January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Adore You

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring January’s stamp of the month ~Adore You (S1701) a set of 12.

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.

I have been planning to design my family calendar but time has not been my friend these last few months. So needless to say I am running behind and have only completed the first 6 months. The good news is I have started and will have it done this week (I hope :-)). While I was working on it I decided to incorporate this months stamp set on April as I felt the colors would be perfect for flowers.

One thing I do when I make my calendar is I use a photo from that month the year before.  Well I forgot that it snowed for Easter last year in April so maybe I should have done snowflakes instead of flowers…. The colors still work and I am hoping for a more traditional spring day for this year’s Easter.

For the April calendar page I used the Enchantment Paper Pack and for this layout the colors are Poppy and Fern. I used my Black Archival ink to stamp the Adore You flowers.  I used Poppy ink with the Bistro Script Stamp Set.  The hearts are stamped in fern using the Way to Go Stamp Set.  I used the PML – Tabbed Journaling Cards to mat the photo.  Then it was put into a 6 X 12 Memory Protector Flip Flap.

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 GINA BRANDSTETTER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Thoughtful Flowers

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring December’s stamp of the month ~Thoughtful Flowers (S1612) a set of 14.

dec2016badgeIf 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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

thoughtful-flowers-dec-2016I love these flowers and the fact they lend themselves so well to being colored.  I started by just stamping a lot of the flowers on Watercolor paper then decided which ones I wanted to use.  I chose the big flower in the lower corner then started painting.

thoughtful-flowers-december-sotm-catscrapbooking-comI chose one of the vases form Flower Market and cut it in Gold Glitter Paper.  Then cut a banner from Artistry.  The background paper is Whimsy Fundamentals.  Here is the same card but I added the Glaicier twine bow – not sure which one I like better….

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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 September 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!

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November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ New Year’s Cheer

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~New Year’s Cheer (S1611) a set of 13 .

nov2016badgeIf you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

newyearscheerI could not resist using the gold and silver embossing powder as it seemed to fit perfectly with a New Year celebration.

nov-sotm-new-years-cheer-oh-deer-catscrapbooking-comSuch a fun stamp set!! For this project I used the following:

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 September 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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October Stamp of the Month ~ Yuletide Joy

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring October’s stamp of the month ~Yuletide Joy (S1610) a set of 7.

oct2016badgeIf 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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

yuletide-joy-2016It was actually quite fun to create a festive card for the Holidays.

yuletide-joy-2016I decided to incorporate my favorite thing the New Flower Market Cartridge to create a fun accent with this adorable stocking.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the stocking.   I then used watercolors to add color to this stamped stocking.  The Flower Market cuts Holly Berry #MD7AA86,  Holly Branch Bundle #MD72DD2, and Pine Needles Branch #MD67851. I used the Red Enamel Gems Z3090 to replace the holly berries associate with the holly berry leaves. I added a little white watercolor splatter and used my white gel pen to make the stitching.

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 September and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

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September Stamp of the Month ~ Blessed Beyond Measure

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring September’s stamp of the month ~Blessed Beyond Measure (S1609) a set of 19.

SeptBadgeIf you are coming here from KRISTA HERSHBERGER’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 30 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Blessed Beyond Measure - Sept 2016I really love the fall and this stamp set is so perfect for this time of year.  I made this card quickly and had fun using the different leaves and berries.

Blessed Beyond Measure ~ Rustic Home ~ Gratitude Card ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I used the Rustic Home paper pack as it is perfect for those fall looks with the wood grain.  I used Goldrush, Kraft, Fern, Poppy and Black inks. I really am loving those new ribbons!!

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 September 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.

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Mardi Gras Cats

I could not resist making another card using this months Stamp of the Month.  I am from New Orleans and love Mardi Gras.  I had an inspiration to make three Mardi Gras Cat.  Now I know Mardi Gras is still a ways away, this stamp set will not be available then.  So I could not wait to show you, so if you want this stamp set you must order by then end of this month.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016This stamp set is only $5 with any qualifying $50 order.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Mardi Gras Cats ~ Wateroloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comI had so much fun watercoloring those kitties!  Yes I did do a bit of fussy cutting but it was so worth it!!! Don’t you just love the new shimmer brush to ass sparkle any where you want it?  I added it to the masks and the hats.

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August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Purr-Fect Halloween

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Purr-fect Halloween (S1608) a set of 17.

Purrfect Halloweeen badgeIf you are coming here from TRACIE CASSIDY’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Purr-fect Halloween Aug 2016I absolutely adore this stamp set!  I am a huge Halloween fan and not to mention it features my nickname :-). I am looking forward to doing so fun creations with this stamp set.  The first idea that came to mind was this card.

Purr-fect Halloween ~ Aug SOTM 2016 ~ Watercoloring ~ Artbooking ~ CatScrapbooking.comI watercolored the background as I wanted to give the effect of a midnight sky with the moon coming through.  I realized I could not use a black cat so I went for an orange kitty.

Here is the list of products used to create 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 August 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!

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June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ The Long Way Home

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring June’s stamp of the month ~The Long Way Home (S1606) a set of 15.

June SOTM BadgeIf you are coming here from MICHELLE STEWART’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 25 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

June SOTM ~ The Long Way HomeI was planning to design a card but as I started to look at this stamp set I realized it would work better as a layout.  So I went to my stash of photos and came up with the perfect layout.   I do apologize as the photos they did not turn out as well as I hoped.

Zoe Layout ~the Long way home ~ Visiting Friends ~ CatScrapbooking.comI really like how well these stamps work with my layouts.

Zoe Visiting Friends left ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comI did have fun with this adorable van.  I actually used three ink colors on it.

Zoe Visiting Friends right ~ The long way home ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the full list of products used:

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!

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May Stamp of the Month ~ Celebrate with Cake

April Stamp of the Month ~ Life in Pictures

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring April’s stamp of the month ~Life in Pictures (S1604) a set of 13. AprSOTM2016If you are coming here from JEN RUBIO’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 28 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

Live in Pictures ~ March SOTM 2016

I decided to use this fun stamp set for a layout which I will count as thirteenth layout in my personal layout challenge.  Life in Pictures ~ Photo Op ~ Fundamentals ~ 3 photo layout ~ CatScrapbooking.comI decided to emboss the cameras and then I colored them in with my Shin Han markers.

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Here is the full list of supplies used:

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!

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