Monday, December 31, 2012

Jan 2013 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 January 2013 SOTM, which is called “Happy Valentine’s Day” a set of 7 BEAUTIFUL stamps, that will be wonderful to use for ANY floral creations you’d like to create! J

Take a look at this stamp set!!
If you have come here from Jen Patrick’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 49 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!!!
Here are a two cards that I created.  I was going for simple, but elegant…and I hoped I achieved that!

The first card…
Jan SOTM_Happy Valentines Day_ white and black 5x7  card
I used a 5x7 Black cardstock base and used our FABULOUS white-pigment ink to stamp the flower shape designs for the background of this card!!

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Collection to cut my ovals, and stamped the sentiment with the white daisy pigment ink too!  By using my corner rounder on the silver shimmer trim…I created my own glitter, scalloped border!!!  I added 2 dots of silver glitz glitter gel for the finishing touch on the sides of the ovals. 

The second card…
Jan SOTM_Happy Valentines Day_highlighted black and white card
Again, I wanted to go simple…so I used white daisy & black cardstock. 

I stamped the rose images using our archival black ink – a WONDERFUL ink to use when shading in with color!!!  I highlighted the flowers with 2 of our alcohol markers…light cotton candy and light olive. It was fun to think about the many DIFFERENT colored markers you could use to create this card! 

Finish off the card with black tulle, and ta-da…the card is complete.  Take away the Valentine's sentiment, and I believe I will be using this for some upcoming weddings we will be attending. :) 

Next stop is to my dear friend Gina Brandstetter’s BLOG!!! Make sure to check out what BEAUTIFUL items she has made with this 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! We all enjoy reading your comments about each piece of artwork!

This stamp set Happy Valentine’s Day”
is ONLY available from
January 1-31st
…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


  1. Both cards are pretty, but I love the white-on-black card the most!

  2. I love both your cards! The black one is my favorite. Now I want to get some white pigment ink!! :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity! Beautiful work!

  3. Such pretty cards. The black one is my favorite too!

  4. Wow love these!!! Going to need to get some of that white pigment ink!!

  5. That B&W card is stunning! LOVE the scalloped border out of the shimmer trim! :-)


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