July Stamp of the Month ~ Life is Wonderful

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring July’s stamp of the month ~Life is Wonderful (S1507) a set of 8.

JulyIf you are coming here from  JENNY GILBERT’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 approximately 47 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

11010304_10206774736873265_5056244779494318833_oI love this stamp set as the font looks like chalkboard lettering so I knew immediately I planed to use White Daisy or Colonial ink on a dark cardstock such as Black.  I was flipping through the photos I had to scrapbook and saw some fun photos of my son with one of our dogs.  I had just gotten my camera for Mother’s day that year so I had it with me all the time.  I knew the “Life is Wonderful” would be a perfect title for this layout.  I decided to mix up my papers and so I used Chalk it up with Jackson and added the Cranberry Twill ribbon to the mix.  I am really happy the way this turned out, take a look for yourself.

Life is Wonderful ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comI really love the way these paper packs went together even though if you layout all the papers you would never think to use them together.  I used the cranberry to add a little pop of bright color and to match the red in the photos. Here is a close up of the tittle and individual pages.

Life is Wonderful detail ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comI used Colonial White ink on the Black cardstock ~ I love the way it looks like a chalkboard!! I stamped the arrows the same way.

Life is Wonderful right ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comThe scalloped border was crated using a border punch I have in my collection.

Life is Wonderful left ~ July SOTM ~ Jackson paper pack ~ Chalk it Up paper pack ~ CTMH ~ catscrapbooking.comHer is the entire list of items used for this layout.

  • Paper packs ~ Jackson X7195B and Chalk it Up X7184B
  • Cardstock ~ Colonial White, Glacier, Black and Cranberry
  • Stamp Sets ~ Life is wonderful S1507
  • Inks ~ Colonial White, Glacier, Black and Cranberry
  • Embellishments ~ Oceanside Sequins Z3041

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

Happy Crafting!

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Circus Alphabet

Have you seen this months adorable Stamp of the Month?  It is a really cute font which would be great for scrapbook pages, cards or whatever you can dream up.

Circus Alphabet 1407 Stamp of the month

If you are interested it this wonderful stamp set then you will want to be sure you place an order for $50 and they you can purchase this stamp set, which has a retail value of $17.95, for only $5!!! Isn’t that wonderful! Also if you place an order that qualifies for this stamp set I will send you the new Annual Inspirations catalog now.  What are you waiting for?  Place your order now by clicking HERE.


Happy Crafting!


Sweet Life Blog Hop


Welcome to our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month’s stamp from Close to My Heart is “Sweet Life” and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from July 1 – 31, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase.


If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy’s blog – Love 2 Create .

If you came from Mary Ellen ~ Cr8ive ME then you are in the right place!

July - Sweet Life_Blog HopFor this card I chose Olive, Indian Corn blue and Ruby as my cardstock.  I used an embossing folder to create the rick-rack and stitched look.  I then used my markers to color in the stamped image on colonial white.

Your next stop on our “Sweet Life” hop is Rebecca’s Blog.

Here is a full list of our participants:

Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
Jennifer~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Mary Ellen ~ Cr8ive ME
Cat ~ Catscrapbooking <— You Are Here
Rebecca – Show Me Scrapping
Heather – Paper Crafter Anonymous

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