Friday, August 31, 2012

September 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 September’s SOTM, which is called “ Fall Favorites” a set of 11 stamps, that will get you into the FALL spirit!


If you have come here from my friend & Spa Getaway pal, Laurie Newton’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 60 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!!!
Sept 2012 SOTM scarecrow 5x7_thumb[3]
This stamp set was so much FUN to play with and definitely had me starting to  think about fall!!! J

flirty paper X7160B[4]

I thought I’d try to use the new paper pack called Flirty and began to really enjoy the yellow/orange color of Goldrush! LOL!!! 

Here are the bold and beautiful designs and colors of the NEW paper pack “Flirty”…

When I was creating this 5x7 card, I wanted to create an item that could show you that you don’t NEED to color in this open stamp set!

I was excited to pull out my Heat embossing tool and my Cocoa embossing powder to complete this task!

 I used my VersaMark ink pad to ink up the stamp, stamped it on my decorative shape cut by the Artiste cartridge (Accent 4>Shift>Key N>3 1/2" & 3 3/4") and completed my embossing!

For embellishments,
I used TWO sets of our Paper Flowers…(Floret & Paradise)
paper flowers floret Z1764[3]Paradise Paper FlowersZ1710[3]
and I used our new Burlap Ribbon to give it the “harvesty” feel (is that a word? LOL!)

Did you notice, by cutting the burlap, you can get different widths of ribbon AND you can get burlap ribbon that has loose ends to give it a different look!
Sept SOTM flower-burlap close up_thumb[1]
When I created the burlap ribbons for the center of my flowers, I used the part of the ribbon that I cut off. I was going to throw them away (horrors! Surprised smile) but instead, tied them in a knot and added them to the inside of my flower!!!  I then used the zip strip, from the top of the Flirty paper pack, to add more color to my burlap ribbon. 

Did you notice the background stamping on the top of this card? YES…I was so excited when I discovered I could create my own background stamp by placing multiple words from this stamp set on my acrylic block!!!
Sept SOTM close up words-scarecrow_thumb[1]
Get creative in your own craft room and check out what stamp sets you could use to create this same type of background design!!!

Well, that’s all for today, but this hop is not over!!!
Next stop is Beth Naumann’s blog !!! Hop on over to check out what she has created with this Fun, Fall, Festive 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 about each piece of artwork!

This stamp set “Fall Favorites”,
is ONLY available from September 1-3oth …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!!

Creatively Yours,


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, as always!!!

  2. LOVE IT!!! I'm all for not coloring.

  3. I love how you used the tiny words to make a background...and now I have to go an dig out my burlap scraps. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Awesome! Really like this card..the background & not having to color the image :)

  5. Awesome! Really like this card..the background & not having to color the image :)

  6. I loved the random stamping you added to the card.

  7. Love it! I also chose not to color in the image; it's cute enough to stand on it's own.

  8. Cute! I like how you made the text background.

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the leftover burlap uses, gotta get mine out now.

  10. Krista, definitely one of my favorites in the hop! I love the scarecrow left uncolored!

  11. Krista,

    Adorable card!! I love the use of the little words and the matted focus piece shape. Well done!!

  12. Beautiful sponged shape and CAS stamping -- very nice card!

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