Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Close To My Heart - July Stamp of the Month

Well hello! Welcome new friends to my blog - Scrap Happens! Some of my frequent readers may have noticed that I recently joined the ranks of Independent Consultants for Close To My Heart. I am happy to say that this has been a great thing for me! Not only does it allow me access to some of the greatest products available but it also expands my horizons for learning and creating. As a brand new baby consultant I get to learn tons of great things from CTMH and I also get to participate in fun blog hops like this. . . this one is for the CTMH Stamp of the Month! I love blog hops! I am a blog hopaholic! So anyhow. . . 
If you have come here from Janelle's Blog, you are on the right track!!!

If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Helen's Blog and start at the beginning.

Today, I will be featuring the CTMH July Stamp of the Month which is called "Happy Forever." I had to snag it right away to show you guys just one of the darling examples of My Acrylix stamps that are available. Here is the set. . . ISN'T IT GREAT???
Did you know? I have been following and lurking SOTM blogs the last couple of months because it was a fantastic way to check out the creations and techniques of other CTMH Consultants. Boy, the inspiration is endless! When you see what these other ladies do with the stamps, you will see exactly what I mean. After my very first hop (the April hop - with the cute potted flowers. . .) I knew that this was something that I needed to be a part of.  All right then . . . what does a newbie like me have to offer? Well first of all, thank you for hanging in 'til the end of the hop to visit my site. Here I am, all back of the bus and stuff. :)  I hope that you enjoy your stop! ON WITH THE STAMPS!







One of the best things that I got in my new consultant kit was the little package of clear cards. They are so much fun to work with! I decided that I had to use them for a special occasion - my first CTMH blog hop. For the first card, I ran the front of the card through my Cuttlebug using the dotted embossing folder. I used some paper from the Cherry-O collection and some Tulip and Colonial White colored embelishments and cardstocks. The image was stamped using Chocolate ink and I colored him with brown chalk (Chocolate ink for the second card) and I also used a tiny bit of Sunlower, Pansy Purple and Tulip inks. I used the sponge dauber to distress the edges of the stamped image in Chocolate ink. I love how the clear cards give you the opportunity to see both sides of the beautiful patterned paper that CTMH has to offer. The second card was made using Chocolate to stamp again, and some of the cute papers from the Splendor paper pack. I used a sentiment from the Over the Rainbow stamp set for this one because "Nothing but blue skies" seemed to be the perfect little sentiment for this little guy flying his kite.

Everything that you see here (except for the paper flowers - they are by Flora-Doodle) is available for purchase through My Close To My Heart website! If I can recommend one product from this post it would be the clear cards. I love them and they are a great value. I can't wait to make Christmas cards with them! I can't live without the little "Happy Forever" hedgehog either. . . but remember that he is a Stamp of the Month and that means that he is only available until the end of July! The good news is, if you purchase other products, you can get him for a discount or even for free. Stop over to my store to check it out.

Hop along then and check out what the other Close To My Heart Consultants have to offer! Your next stop is to Nicole . . . and thank you for stopping by!

17 comments:

Closet Stamper said...

So cute! Love the acrylic cards.

Antoinette said...

love them!! You did a great job and thanks for posting a couple...they are too sweet!
Hugs,
~Antoinette

Melissa said...

Your clear cards are super cute!!

roxybonds said...

Love the clear cards :) I can't wait to emboss on them like you did!

Jody Gustafson said...

Cute cards. I have embossed my whole cardstock cards but never thought to emboss the clear ones. Thanks for the idea.

Cindy said...

Tried to post this last night and computer wouldn't work....anyway....LOVE your cards...you are so creative and talented! :o) We'll chat soon! Hugs, Cindy

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

came by from stars & stamps blog...your chalk tutorial is awesome. :) thanks for sharing.

Katy said...

I just love those clear little cards!

Haley D. said...

Girlfriend, you are off to a great start! Both cards are adorable. I especially love the Tulip one.

Andrea Ewen said...

Super fine cards! I love how you colored the images and the great background papers you've used! That sponging and all those great details really make for some beautiful cards. Very nice work!

Krista Ritskes said...

These are fabulous! Great work.

Laurie said...

So cute! Love the clear cards with this set!

Judy said...

Nice! These both do a great job of showing off the clear cards.

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