Sunday, April 1, 2018

April SOTM Blog Hop - Color Your Life




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

If you have come here from Haley's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE April SOTM stamp set called "Color Your Life". 

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 23 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 each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in April 2018.



I was a bit "challenged" as I looked at this stamp set...it seemed like a Scrapbooking Stamp set to me.  But, soon that thought went to the back of my mind ;)....and I started brainstorming - HOW can we use this stamp set on a card. :) 

Let's take a look at the card I created using this stamp set.... 


I chose to use a NEW card design pattern, from our Make It From Your Heart, vol 4 How-To-Book.  I used pattern #15.  I just LOVE this new card book...I guess it's not really "new" anymore (it came out Jan 1st) but there are still so many patterns I haven't used to create cards!!  CLICK HERE to check out this WONDERFUL card sketch book :)  

The paper I used to create this card, comes from the "Gimme Some Sugar" collection.  So many beautiful colors & prints in this collection!



Let's take a few close up views of parts of this card...



I wanted to use as MANY stamp sets from the April Stamp Of the Month (SOTM) as possible....so that meant it was time for some BACKGROUND stamping! :) 

I used Mink cardstock for my background....and then stamped the stems of leaves in MINK ink!!  This subtle stamping, adds just the right touch of detail!
  


The darker "pink" in this card is our Pixie Cardstock.  Did you know????  Our Cardstock is NOW two-toned!!!  I LOVE this feature of our cardstock!!  The dark pnk, is actually the LIGHTER tone Cardstock of Pixie!!  Then I pulled out my Pixie ink to create my own designer paper & stamped the border. 




I ADORE the NEW Bashful Shimmer Brush and it seems I can't create a project without using ONE of our three colors! :)  In the photo below, you can see the "shine" of the letters.  I love that the Bashful Shimmer Brush also brings in a "hint" of color....a perfect touch. :) 


To finish off the card, stamped the banner "Always" onto Bashful Cardstock, stamped a Charcoal colored arrow under "be Kind"...and added some gray enamel gems. 

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to check out Stefani's blog to see what CRAFTY items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 


****Remember*****
The April Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Color Your Life” – is ONLY available until April 30, 2018.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista 

7 comments :

  1. Love your card and color choices. Very pretty!

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  2. I LOVE that pattern. It was brilliant to use the stamps for background - I always forget to do that and it really adds a nice touch!

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  3. Beautiful card! I used the same pattern. 😁

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  4. Great card! I love the random stamping too.

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  5. Love the soft look of this card with the bold (and great) statement.

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