Saturday, June 30, 2012

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Close To My Heart's stamp of the month for July is called "Live out Loud," a fun stamp set with upbeat words and phrases. You can check out all the images in this set in the right-hand column of my blog.

There are over 55 consultants participating in the Blog Hop this month so be sure to take some time to hop around and get some great inspiration. If you're already hopping, then you came here from Debra Van Patten's blog. Keep scrolling through this post to see where to go to next. If you get lost along the way, simply go to Helen's blog for a complete list of all the blog hop participants.

You can get qualify for the July Stamp of the Month for only $5 by shopping with me online, spending at least $50. And July is a great month for freebies too! If you spend at least $75 on my CTMH website, you not only get the Stamp of the Month for $5, you also qualify for the July Campaign:

The Perfect Pair

Spend at least $75 before shipping and tax on my CTMH website and you'll qualify for a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory for FREE! (A retail value of up to $17.90) Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month, so you'll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs. 

Here are the dates and freebies for each:

July 1 - 5  Mischief Paper Packet & Midnight Felt Shapes

July 6 - 10  Dreamin' Paper Packet and Harvest Charms

July 11 - 15  Fanfare Paper Packet and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment

July 16 - 20  Lucky Paper Packet and Lucky My Stickease

July 21 - 25  Mayberry Paper Packet and Mayberry My Stickease

July 26 - 29  Sophia Paper Packet and Sophia My Stickease

July 30 - 31  Believe Paper Packet and Holiday Pockets 
Wonderland Paper Packet and Wonderland My Stickease

Okay, back to the Blog Hop. Here's the fun card I created with this month's stamp set.

With some help from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, some markers and a Persnickety Journaling Spot, this card came together in a jiffy. I mixed paper from Super Hero and Elemental which went together nicely, don't you think?

I love the grungy look to this "JUST BE" image in the set. I stamped with Black Archival ink, then colored in with Moonstruck, Cranberry and Sunny Yellow markers.

The journaling spots are so much fun to colorize with the unique resist design on each. Here I rubbed Cranberry ink over the surface, then the outer edges with Cocoa. The yellow circle in the center is punched from Sunny Yellow card stock. And the "&" symbol comes from the Art Philosophy cartridge.

Same marker colors as above. This image was stamped on Colonial White cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. (Rectangle7 at 2 3/4 inches)

I added a dot of Cranberry marker to the centers of the flower images in the Elemental paper. A subtle detail to help tie in all the colors.

That's it for me, so if you'd be so kind as to leave a comment before moving on, then I thank you. You can continue on the hop by going to Michelle Loncar's blog next.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the hop!


  1. Love the bright cheery color choice and I especially like the detail of the cranberry on the elemental paper.

  2. Great Card! Love the dimension, depth and use of colors as well as use of the sentiments together. Bravo!

  3. Love the vibrant colors of your card! Great job!

  4. Love how you combined all the colors and papers. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Love how you combined all these colors and combos of papers together into this terrific card! And I agree with you on the dot of cranberry on the elemental does tie it all together.

  6. Nice card! I love the color combo - that yellow really pops!

  7. WOW! You really went all out with the colors and I love the way it really POPS!!! :) I will definitely be Pinning this one, too! One of my favorites on our hop, for sure!
    ~doreen at

  8. Your bright color combo is so cheerful and fun!

  9. I love this bright and cheery card. Great job!

  10. Great card! Very inspirational :)

  11. Fantastic card! Really one of a kind! Thanks for sharing

  12. Amazing as are so talented!!!

  13. Love the mix of colors, great card!

  14. Hi Annette! I LOVE this card - it's just amazing, the colors, the patterns, WOWIE!!! Thanks for the inspiration!


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