Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Stamp of the Month - Twinkle

Welcome to our MONTHLY
Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!

If you have come here from
you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE October SOTM stamp set called Twinkle....just in time for Christmas!  

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here & work your way around to the many consultants on this "hop"!  

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have over 45+ Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!

Take a peek at this FUN, exclusive Stamp set only available in October!!!J

AND....drum roll please...notice the RED outline around the shapes.  

This means it is CRICUT compatible....and these shapes COORDINATE with Close To My Heart's Cricut collection - Artiste
I seem to gravitate to stamp sets that have Cricut coordinating makes creating so QUICK & EASY!  
So, onto the card I created today...take a peek at this Christmas card!! 

I ADORE the NEW designs in our Paper Fundamentals collection....if you haven't experimented with this product line from Close To My Heart - you'll want to put it on your wish list right away!! J 

I used the CRANBERRY color from the Adventure set, and the GLACIER fundamental paper from the Whimsy collection.  

I also used the White Pines paper collection.  This collection is perfect for the upcoming winter season, and you'll want to make sure to make sure you get these items PRIOR to Dec 31st when they will be retiring!! 

While I DID use the Artiste cartridge (that coordinates with this stamp set) I ALSO used the NEW Artistry Cricut Cartridge too!!  

  The Artiste cut the frame image BEAUTIFULLY, so all I had to do was ink up the frame stamp in Cranberry ink and stamp!  I used chocolate ink for the "Merry Everything" wording.

But I couldn't get the NEW holly branch image out of my mind that I saw on page 48 of this new book....I just HAD to give it a try! 

By using our NEW Fern colored cardstock, and backing this image with glacier cardstock, it made a beautiful holly branch as an embellishment on my card. J

I LOVE that I can make any color sparkle I need!!  Just take your ShinHan alcohol marker, and color sparkles, sequins, ribbon, shimmer trim, plastic, have the perfect colored embellishment to match!JIn this case, I used the Carmine colored alcohol marker to make the CLEAR sparkles red!!  

Here is the list of products I used on this card in case you'd like to create one of your own!  Happy Crafting to EACH of you! J 

October 2015 SOTM card
S1510                Twinkle (only available in October 2015!)
X7200B             White Pines Paper pack
Z3125                Fundamentals - Adventure paper
Z3127                Fundamentals- Whimsy paper
Z3170                Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Z3167                Artistry Cricut Cartridge - NEW!!
Z1752                Clear Sparkles
Z2448               ShinHan Alcohol Marker - Carmine
                      Cranberry Baker's Twine (retired) 
Inks used:  Chocolate, Cranberry 

One more thing I'd like to share today.....
The CTMH art department always creates projects using these EXCLUSIVE stamp sets each month, so we (as consultants) have samples to share.
Take a CLOSE look at the layout they created for this month....

When I saw the layout for the October stamp set, I was SUPER excited!!!

This photo is someone I love dearly...our dear 12 year old daughter, Makaah, is the one pictured on this layout!!!  FUN!!!!!  

Thanks for sharing with me in our excitement - Makaah will add this Holiday Expression mini-book to her collection - this is the 2nd time she's been "published" at CTMH. 

Now  its time to head over to Kathy Burrows' Blog to see  what she has created using this stamp set!  J

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the October SOTM

~ Twinkle~

is only available until October 31stJ

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista J


  1. The holly is a perfect complement to the card; thank you for sharing the tip for how to get colored sparkles, I forgot all about technique.

  2. Ooooh I really love this card, it is so beautiful!

  3. Wow, very cool to have your daughter featured in CTMH artwork. Love your card. The holly branch really adds that special touch.

  4. Sweet Card, Cute photo of your daughter too

  5. Beautiful card. I love the stamp set paired with this Artistry cut.


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