Monday, March 31, 2014

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Balloon Talk

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

April Blog Hop 500

Today we will be featuring April’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Balloon Talk”.  

Take a peek!! J

2014-4 April SOTM
If you have come here from Judy Burger’s Blog 
you are on the right track! J

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 HERE

This month we have over
 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Balloon Talk stamp set!!
So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!


How-to_Wishes_9041When I thought about creating with this stamp set - I was a bit challenged.  This stamp set is PERFECT for scrapbooking, but I decided I will make a card and chose to be inspired from CTMH’s Wishes How-to-book. 
It had been a while since I used this how-to book and I was excited to see so many familiar images as I looked through the patterns.
I chose to use the “Collage” pattern on pg. 97 of the Wishes book.
Here is the card… 

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I chose to create a background with the fun words in this set. By pairing together the ink colors of cotton candy, blush, whisper & juniper, it allowed me to bring a bit of color into this card design. J

Can you guess what paper packs I used in my creating??
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I put together our Lollydoodle & some of the Timberline papers to create my own color scheme.   

I enjoy challenging myself to use a variety of paper packs in my creations!!
I LOVE the new embossing folders that CTMH has…and I needed a subtle background.  I really liked how the embossed dots turned out on this card design & I hope you enjoy it too!!

Here is a list of items used on this card…
9041                Wishes How-to book
S1404                Balloon Talk
X7183B              Lollydoodle paper
X7182B              Timberline paper
Cardstocks:         Juniper & Whisper
Z1924                Dot Embossing Folder
Z1978                Rhinestone Charms 
Z1922                Pink Glitter Paper                    
Z1753                Pink Glitter Sparkles
Z1921                Metallic Bakers Twine
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
Inks used:           Whisper, Cotton Candy, Blush, Juniper

Now head on over to Michelle Jones' Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!  

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

****Remember, the April SOTM
~ Balloon Talk ~
is only available until April 30th! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp for ONLY $5!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Super duper cute, as always, Krista!

  2. What a great card Krista! Love how you used Timberline with Lollydoodle so well together! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Love all the layers! Great job!

  4. Awesome card Krista! LOVE the little rhinestone charm on here! I always forget to use those!

  5. Your card us awesome! I love the pop of glitter paper.


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