April SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April's SOTM, You Are..., a set of 15 stamps.  If you have come here from Kim'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!

 I love the versatility of the April Stamp of the Month.  My youngest is about to start T-Ball and I can see the stamps working perfect for T-Ball backgrounds.  You could make so many fun cards and scrapbook pages with the sayings as well.  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Deconstructing Jen.  Here is the original sketch design- 

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1204 You Are SOTM
X7145B Cruisin Paper Packet
X5668 Twilight Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z1225 Dimensional Elements
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento
Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
Z670 Black Embossing Powder
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
BG18 Teal Copic Sketch
Z679 Liquid Glass 

 All of the decorative shapes were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I colored my dimensional elements with the Copic Sketch and then covered with Liquid Glass.  My sayings were stamped with Memento Ink and then stamped again with VersaMark and then clear embossed.  I think my word edges come out sharper going this route vs. direct embossing with black embossing powder. 

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

Now "Hop" on over to Karen's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas! Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30, 2012. 

I have entered this card in the following challenges: 
Craft Room Challenge-Bling & Glitter/Sparkle
Creative Belli - Three shapes
Di's Digis Designs -Emboss it
Divas by Design - use a stamp
Heart 2 Heart - Embossing
Inspire Me Fridays -Anything goes
Lollipop Crafts -Anything goes
Love to Create Masculine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Stampin' For The Weekend -Anything Goes
Throwback Thursday - Use any cartridge

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Great card! Who says you can't add bling to a masculine card.

  2. So partial to those colors. :) Great work!

  3. Love this sketch and your interpretation of it! Your detailed photos make it even more enjoyable to stay and look:)

  4. Whoa! You've done a stunning job on your card! Love it!

  5. Nice card! great to see strong colours, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

  6. Stunning project, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity this week.

  7. Beautiful card Allisa!! So very inspiring! :)

  8. Amazingly "Amazing" Card! Love it! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!

    Many Blessings,

  9. What a great card! It's simply beautiful! This would be perfect for a guy, too! (Always need guy cards, don't we? LOL)

    - Veronica

  10. This is lovely! Gorgeous colours and so elegant. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Craft-Room challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x

  11. Wonderful card! Love the dimension that the liquid glass gives. Thank you for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  12. Hello!
    Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts
    -Sony DT

  13. LOVE this card! I pinned it!

  14. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  15. This is fabulous! LOVE the colors you've used--and the stars are amazing! :)

  16. love this design Allisa & the colors!
    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays! Thanks so much for linking up!

  17. grat card, love the colors. Thanks for playing with us in the Creative Belli challenge. Hope to see you again soon!


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