Monday, March 31, 2014

April SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

We will be featuring Close to My Heart's April SOTM, Balloon Talk, a set of 24 stamps with all sorts of fun captions for your scrapbook pages and card creations.  

If you have come here from Toni'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 at Melissa's blog.

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

For this blog hop, I challenged myself to find ways to use some of the captions on cards this month.  Normally I would probably use this while creating a scrapbook page.  It was fun finding other stamp sets to use with Balloon Talk.  Using our Adhesive Springs, Z1725, added a cute pop to two of the cards as well.
  • Coordinating the SOTM with the stamp set Dreamer, B1439, I created the first card with my granddaughter, Jadyn, in mind.  I think I will make a set of these for her using her favorite colors with some of the other sayings from the SOTM as well.
Additional products used: Twilight Cardstock, the Cotton Candy paper is from the Lollydoodle Paper pack, Twilight and Cotton Candy inks, Twilight marker, Adhesive Springs (Z1725), Flamingo Dots (Z1934), Aqua dots (Z1853), and Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922). 

  • Thinking ahead to CTMH convention time, I used the SOTM with Owls, B1450, to create a card that I will send to my husband while I'm in Anaheim.
Additional Products used: Paper from Lollydoodle kit (x7183b), Cocoa ink, a retired Chocolate marker, Aqua Dots (z1853), Stitch Guide, (z1852), Foam Mat (z1859).  I also used foam tape to pop the owls which were stamped on patterned paper from the Lollydoodle pack.  I used a white gel pen to outline and color parts of the owls and Liquid Glass to make their eyes shine which you pobably can't see in this picture.

  • Here's another card I designed with my 3 year old grandson, Gabe, in mind.  This time I used the SOTM with Fast and Furious, D1541.  I thought I could use it either as a birthday  card, or as an invitation for a party.  
Additional products used: Ruby Cardstock, Slate, Pacifica, and Ruby inks, Triangle Studs (z1928) and Adhesive Springs (z1725).  The little race car driver is just a free hand drawing.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Hope you found some inspiration here and that you will stop back another time.

Now "hop" on over to Pam's Blog to see what she has created this month!  Be sure to visit all the consultant's blogs to get some great crafting inspiration! 

Remember, the April's SOTM is only available until April 30th!  Contact your CTMH consultant (or click here) to get this stamp set for $17.95 or only $5 with a qualifying order.
here at Melissa's blog


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