Sunday, June 30, 2013

July SOTM Blog Hop - Sweet Life

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, "Sweet Life", a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Nikka'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 at Helen's Blog.

This month we have approximately 55 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
A picture of the stamp set is shown here: 

I chose to create two cards using this stamp set. Rather than using a specific paper pack, I used the green patterned paper from the Chantilly paper pack and various colour of cardstock. 
My first card also uses the For Always Textiles. I simply ran a running stitch through the material and gathered it together to create messy looking ruffles. To cover the needlework, I used the Black Shimmer Trim. 

The second card is 5x 7 in size and I chose to keep it simple. Just some cardstock, a bit of patterned paper and the image with a few buttons for interest. 

The supplies I used are listed below: 

Paper: Chantilly Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Cranberry Cardstock, Ruby Cardstock, Barn Red Cardstock,
Stamps:Sweet Life
Inks: Black Pigment Ink, Black Ink
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, For Always Textiles, Black Shimmer Trim, Red Buttons, Black Buttons, Cranberry Waxy Flax (ret.), Black Waxy Flax, Slate Satin Polka Dot Ribbon, Alcohol Markers in the following colours: Sweet Leaf, Pear, Olive, Cranberry, Ruby, Barn Red, Blush, Alcohol Blending Marker, Copic Markers in Brown (not CTMH)
Now "Hop" on over to Jill's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until the last day of July! Contact me or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount! 



  1. Alyson -

    Beautiful cards! Love the shimmer tape and the coloring.

    Sending cyber hugs your way!


  2. Love your ruffle edge, very cute!

  3. Those are so cheery! Love the cherry one the most!!

  4. Is it a peach or an apple - seeing yours colored red, makes me think this can be used in a variety of different ways. Bright & cheerful :-)

  5. Cranberry just makes this come alive. Love these cards!!

  6. Beautiful cards. Great use of color.


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