Monday, August 1, 2016

August Stamp of the Month - Purr-fect Halloween

Close To My Heart 

August Stamp of the Month 

Blog Hop

This month we are featuring a cute, whimsical stamp set that will be fun for card making or scrapbooking.  Even though it has Halloween sentiments, there are many other possibilities that I'm sure you'll see as you make your rounds on this blog hop.    It's one big circle of ideas, as you go from blog to blog.  If you are starting here, just look for the link at the end of my post to see where to go for the next stop.  If you are coming from Dana Kesslers's blog, you are on the right path. 

I've been waiting to work with a stamp with some open space to try a little Zentangle - which is a brand name for doodling patterns.  I'm sure there's more to it, and obviously I have a lot more to learn about Zentangle, but I just decided to give it a try with this stamp set.  I also used another stamp set to create one of my cards to incorporate the look of the latest coloring craze.

On this card, I used the Ornate Blossoms Stamp set (D1687) to create the coloring book type pattern.  I stamped the cat in black first, then I stamped the pattern with Bamboo ink.  Next came the journaling pen to trace the pattern, and then fussy cutting the kitty to put her on the card.  Her eyes and the other embellishments on this card are Bitty Sparkles.  Oh, yes, and did you notice the new paper and ribbon.  It's from our brand new idea book, just released today!

The kitty on this card is filled in with  my own doodles as is the border.

One more card using my own doodles.

Supplies used:  Click on each link to find these in the catalog
Card bases - CTMH White Value Pack
Cardstock - Black
Patterned Paper - Adventure Fundamentals - Tangerine and Pansy.  (Background display paper is Willow.)
Pens and Pencils - CTMH Water color pencil was used to outline the letters on the first card and the journaling pen that CTMH offers
Embellishments - Bitty Sparkles and Black with Gold edged ribbon is from the the new Uptown Ribbon Pack 

Thanks for stopping by to see the fun I had creating with this new stamp set which is available only through the month of August for $17.95  -- or better yet, just $5 with a $50 purchase available through your CTMH consultant or on my website.  (PS -- I'd love to be your consultant!)

Be sure to see all the other consultants on this hop.  I'm sure you'll see lots of new product along with other fun ways to use this stamp set.  Your next stop is Brenda Lapp's blog .  

If you somehow get disconnected, you can find the complete list of  blog hop participants here to get back in the loop.


  1. Fantastic use of Ornate Blossoms and your doodling is wonderful too. Great cards!

  2. WOW! Great cards! Love how you did the cats and your doodles are fabulous.

  3. Knock my socks off. I love the ornate blossoms but your doodling is by far my fave!

  4. I love the look you created by combining these stamp sets!

  5. Love the doodles that you added to the cat. Really creates a great look!

  6. Oh my the doodled cats!!!!

  7. Loving your zentangled kitties! Thanks for sharing this fabulous trendy idea!
    :) Marie

  8. Using Ornate Blossoms and doodling is so creative and I love the results of all three!

  9. Love this! Your doodling is amazing.

  10. Love the doodles, that is a lot of work.


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