Sunday, September 30, 2012

October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month we will be featuring Close To My Heart’s October SOTM, which is called “ Very Merry Christmas” a set of 11 stamps, that will help remind you that CHRISTMAS is on the way! J

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If you have come here from Tamra Pope’s blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE.

This month we have OVER 65 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM!! Wahoo!!! I LOVE to see how others have used this BEAUTIFUL stamp set!!!

This Blog Hop is simple to do…just CLICK on the link at the end of the post on each blog and move along to the next one!!!

Have FUN and happy hopping!!!
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Instead of the “traditional” colors that I normally use to create Christmas items, I decided to try using our La Belle Vie paper pack to go with this Christmas stamp set!

As I created my cards, I was excited with the end results!!!
Using the colors of our new Champagne ink color and our traditional color of Smokey Plum ink. It turned out to be a very elegant card!

A few close up pictures…
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I used the script words in this stamp set to create a BACKGROUND for my mittens.
I also enjoyed adding the almond glitz glitter gel (NEW!) to add a bit of glitz and sparkle to my striped background paper AND my mittens!

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On the 2nd card, I again used the script wording for a background, and used the famous almond glitz J – but I also pulled in one more stamp set…Snowflakes…to add the border at the bottom of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my creation using this stamp set…BUT this hop is not over!!! J
Next stop is Katy Taylor’s BLOG!!! Hop on over to check out what she has created with this beautiful stamp set!! J

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs…and feel free to leave comments as you go through the Hop! It’s so much fun reading comments about each piece of artwork!

This stamp set “Very Merry Christmas”,
is ONLY available from October 1st- 31st …so contact your CTMH Consultant (or feel free to shop with me at my website J) to see how YOU can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp set for an AMAZING discount!!

Happy Creating,
Krista J

22 comments :

  1. Very pretty!! You've given your cards and old vintage look. LOVE IT!

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  2. Gorgeous cards Krista. Love it with those papers.

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  3. So pretty - the golden glitz is just the right touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love your cards and the bling :)

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  5. Elegant cards! I love the Almond Glitz with the La Belle Vie papers, very pretty!

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  6. These cards are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Krista...I nominated you for the Liebster Award...check out my blog post for October 1 to see how you can accept this Award :)

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    1. thanks Tamra! I feel honored :) Off to check out the details on how to accept this reward! :)

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  8. Krista, I also was nominated by Tamra for the Liebster. Tamra listed your website and had to check it out. Love your work! I'm like why I am not following your blog? Turns out I am! Anyway, congrats:) Maureen OS
    http://somethingtoscrapabout-maureen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Maureen - and congrats to you too! :) I'm off to check out the award! I'll be checking out your blog too! :)

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  9. Krista... found you on the blog hop from Tamra's blog! Thanks for offering such cute cards... love the glitter! Great choice with plum and champagne too! Kathi

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    1. Thanks for taking time to comment Kathi! :) I'm looking forward to getting through this wonderful Oct Blog Hop! :) I'm always amazed at the different varieties of artwork - LOVE it!

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  10. Beautiful, I love your choice of paper, the glitter too!

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  11. Love the colors and the cards!!!

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  12. Love this with La Belle Vie - what a great idea!

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  13. Love the La Belle Vie choice and design!

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  14. Love it - perfect for the La Belle Vie fans.

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  15. Your cards are beautiful! I have to get some of that Almond glitz now!

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  16. love your cards, but wish you would update your link.

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    1. Hi Terry Ann, I did let Tamra know that she can add a deep URL link to take you directly to my Oct SOTM page. Unfortunately, it's something I can't personally change since it's coming from her site. Thanks for letting me know, I passed on the message to Tamra and hopefully she is available to make the change quickly! :)
      Have a great day!

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