July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring July’s SOTM, Live Out Loud, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Melissa'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 highlighted the words You and Better with my Spica glitter pen.  All shapes on this card were cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1207 Live Out Loud (July SOTM)
D1362 Thank You
X7149B Lucy Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5918 Cotton Candy Cardstock
Z2125 Grey Wool Ink
Z2193 Cotton Candy Ink
Z2206 Blush Reinker
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
RV14 Copic Sketch

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

My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards -Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use 3 Different Embellishments(Ribbon, Bling, Button)
Hiding in my Craft Room -Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon -Sentiment as main focus
Paper Shelter Challenge -Punches/dies
Squigglefly - Use a Pink Bow or Button
Stamp Man - Bling it On
Stampin' For The Weekend - Show us Your Style(Blinged!)
Sweet Stampin -– Scallops
Whimsy Inspiration -Anything but square

Want Free Paper & Coordinating Accessories???? 
Place an online order of $75 or more in July and we’ll send you a popular paper packet and coordinating accessory—a Perfect Pair—for free! That’s a retail value of up to $17.90! Different Perfect Pairs are available on different dates throughout the month so you’ll want to place more than one qualifying order to snatch several Perfect Pairs.
Place your order early in the availability period, as the promotion is while supplies last. Offer valid July 1–31, 2012. While supplies last. Additional shipping/handling and tax may apply. Discounted products
do not count toward a qualifying purchase.

Order Dates Perfect Pair Original Retail Value
July 1–5 Mischief Paper Packet (X7144B) and Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462) $15.90
July 6–10 Dreamin’ Paper Packet (X7142B) and Harvest Charms (Z1633) $14.90
July 11–15 Fanfare Paper Packet (X7138B) and Fanfare Level 2 Assortment (Z1400) $17.90
July 16–20 Lucky Paper Packet (X7137B) and Lucky My Stickease® Assortment (X7137C) $17.90
July 21–25 Mayberry Paper Packet (X7136B) and Mayberry My Stickease® Assortment (X7136C) $17.90
July 26–29 Sophia Paper Packet (X7131B) and Sophia My Stickease® Assortment (X7131C) $17.90
July 30–31 Believe Paper Packet (X7145B) and Holiday Pockets (Z1486) OR Wonderland Paper Packet (X7146B) and Wonderland My Stickease® Assortment (X7146C) $14.90
All Perfect Pairs are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
Thanks for stopping by, send me an e-mail with any questions!

Dynamic Duos #9

Time for a new Dynamic Duo Challenge!  This is the first time we have had a week five since the start of the challenge!  Week 5 is a Mix & Match Duo.  We pick one color of the duo and you pick the other!  Our color pick this week is Crumb Cake.  You pick the other part of the duo.  Neutral colors are allowed in your creation as well.

Wondering which neutral colors are allowed?  Check out our new neutrals color chart!

My Dynamic Duo colors are Desert Sand (for Crumb Cake) and Sweet Leaf by Close To My Heart.

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

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
S1206 Life is Tweet (only available through June 30!)
D1361 Thank You 
X7149B Lucy Paper Pack
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Z1383 Sweet Leaf Ribbon
Z1333 Mocha Gems
Circle Stax Dies by MFT
Icicle Border by MFT
Machine Stitching

Design Tips: My scalloped square was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  My layered circles were cut with the Circle Stax Dies by MFT.  I used the Icicle Border die to sponge on my grass strip at the bottom.


My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Feathers/birds
Craft Your Passion - Things with Wings
Creative Craft Challenges - Tweet Tweet
Cupcake Craft - Birds of a Feather 
Dream Valley Challenges - Things with Wings 
Fashionista Challenge  - Winged Things
Use Your Stuff – Stitching
Whoopsi Daisy  - Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by....be sure and link up your creation at Dynamic Duos prior to Thursday @ noon (PDT)!