March SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring March's SOTM, Potential, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Vickie'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.

This month we over 50 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!

My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.  This month seems to be the month for me to try new things!  Yet another first, a circle card.  I see more of them in my future!  Here is the original sketch-

It is round or square week.  I decided to do something besides my usual rectangle or square cards and went with the circle.  The circle card was a breeze to make with my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  In fact all of the elements on this card were made with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The scallop circle card base, circle layers, 3-D flowers, leaves, flourish and scallop border were all made with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!  All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1203 Potential-March SOTM
X7153B Florentine Paper Packet
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5919 Garden Green Cardstock
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2318 Desert Sand Marker
Z2120 Garden Green Ink
Z1336 Cream Pearls
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon

Love those Art Philosophy Flowers!

Here is a sampling of other projects by Close To My Heart-

Now "Hop" on over to Jean's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31, 2012. 

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Anything goes
Clearly Inspired –Shaped Card
Crafting for all Seasons - shaped cards 
Crafty Sentiments  Shaped but Not Square
Crop Stop - Include at least 3 flowers
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash -Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment - must have sentiment on front - die cut
Top Tip Tuesday - Stitches Real Or Faux

Thanks for stopping by!

CAS Color Challenge Combined

Not my usual style, but I like the result.  I have combined the CAS-ual Fridays CAS Pun of It Challenge with the Color Challenge at CR84FN.

Variety of supplies used on this one-

Very Punny Stamp Set by Stampin Up
White Cardstock by Neenah
X5922 Sunkiss Yellow Cardstock by CTMH
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock by CTMH
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Twine by the Twinery
Copic Sketch as shown below

I have also entered this card in the Pets with Sentiment Challenge at Paper Playtime.

Thanks for stopping by!

H2H Photo Inspiration Challenge

It’s Monday!  Time for another challenge at H2H Challenges!  This week we are having a photo inspiration challenge.  Check out the inspirational photo below.   Get out your Close To My Heart products and join in the challenge.  If the photo alone does not inspire you, how about prizes???  H2H is giving away a surprise package of goodies to one lucky participant!  You have to play to win!

To celebrate the end of February - the month of love - we want to show our love to you! A surprise package of goodies will be heading to one lucky player, randomly chosen from ALL players in the month of February. The more you played along with our challenges, the more chances you have to win! And there's still time! Be sure to get your entries added to the challenges by Saturday, Mar. 3rd at 10:00 pm EST to be eligible! This is also the final date to be eligible for February's Top Ten so get that artwork posted!

My inspiration was the big white flower hanging on the Desert Sand Walls.  I added in a touch of Twilight Blue to accent my card.  I love the striped curtains, so added a few stripes to my project as well.  My 3-D flower as made with the help of the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  My flower is actually the layered star on page 23 of the booklet.  All supplies by Close To My Heart.

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
1388 White Daisy Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
X5666 Twilight Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink
Z1360 Rhinestone Designer Brads

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters - #80 Anything goes
Clear It Out!  - Birthday Card- Use Up Your Bling
Divas by Design  - #23 bling
Paper Pretties -  punches/diecuts
Paper Shelter Challenge- add a sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - 3 different papers

Thanks for stopping by, be sure and link up the challenge prior to 10Pm EST on March 3, 2012!