Thursday, May 31, 2012

June SOTM Blog Hop!! :)

Welcome to our
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is called “Life is Tweet”, a set of 15 stamps.


If you have come here from Nancy Brown’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 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM!!
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!!!
June SOTM Life is Tweet 2 cards
Here are the two cards I created with this month’s stamp set.  I thought the Lucy paper pack fit these cards well…and it was FUN to create them! 

Did you notice the size of these cards?  I was in the mood to be “different” and wanted to do odd sized cards – hence the 4 3/4” x 3” card sizes.  A perfect size to add to a gift, or mail off to a friend!!!

Supplies Used:

Ink colors: Crème Brulee, Grey Wool, Cotton Candy, Sweet Leaf

Feel free to “Hop” on over to Susan Brook’s BLOG to see what she has created with this EXCLUSIVE Stamp set!!

If you’d like to see some more details concerning my two cards and details on how they were created, keep scrolling down and I will share that with you.

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs…and we love reading your comments on what YOU liked about each piece of artwork!

This set “Life is Tweet” is ONLY available from June 1-30…so contact your CTMH Consultant (or feel free to shop with me at my website J) to see how YOU can get this stamp set for an AMAZING discount!!

My First Card…
June SOTM- Tweet Wonderful You card
I created the sentiment “tweet, wonderful you” by using the sponge daubers to blend the colors together!  This is a QUICK, EASY way to add a bit of texture & design to any created item.
I stamped the wording in Crème Brulee ink, and then took a sponge dauber inked in Cotton Candy ink and daubed the inside square with the pink color.  When stamped, the colors look blended together!

June SOTM- Tweet Wonderful You close up flower

Another way that I will often use SPONGE DAUBERS
I use them to color things that are white.  In this case, the smallest flower  was a white flower and I inked up my dauber in Sweet Leaf green and created a flower to coordinate with my card! J

June SOTM - tweet wonderful you close up popped border
If you look real close at this picture, you will notice that I “popped” the border, my bird and the sentiment.
  I encourage you to “pop” something on your next item you create.  It’s amazing how a little bit of “pop” will create a WOW factor out of a “normal” creation.

The Second Card…

June SOTM life is tweet cardAnother GREAT perk to this stamp set…it’s CRICUT Compatible to our Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!!!  I cut out the flower image in Colonial White and then matted it in Grey Wool.

I added some pom-pom ribbon from our pink ribbon collection and popped (once again – LOL!) the bird and sentiment. 
I thought it needed “something else” on the card- so out came the Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel. J

****If you haven’t already,  feel free to “Hop” on over to Susan Brook’s BLOG and see her June SOTM artwork!! J

In case you haven’t heard…

June 1st an AMAZING special begins at
Close To My Heart...……


If you are a “regular” CTMH friend, you know what this is all about and look forward to stocking up on your favorite stamps sets during this special!!  If you are NEW to CTMH, you will LOVE this special deal on our already AMAZINGLY priced stamp sets!! 

CLICK HERE to check out the online Idea Book and browse for the stamp sets that have been on your wish list, or maybe you have a gift list that needs to be completed too!

CLICK HERE to go to my website and be one of the FIRST to get the Stampaganza Special - Buy TWO get ONE FREE  stamp sets!!!

Blessings to you and may you have a wonderful week!!!
Krista  J


  1. Krista I love these! Your artwork is always inspiring :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great cards Krista! Super cute!

  3. Such sweet little cards! Pretty!

  4. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. GORGEOUS Cards Krista. LOVE them with the Lucy papers.

  6. AH! Very pretty!! Love the colors!

  7. Beautiful cards Krista!! Thanks for sharing your technique for blending colors with sponge daubers too - I need to try that more!

  8. What gorgeous cards!! I just love the glitz!!


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