September SOTM Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September’s SOTM, Fall Favorites, a set of 11 stamps.  If you have come here from Debra'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
Fall Scarecrow Card
 I love all of the yummy fall stamps on the September Stamp of the Month.  Plus the line images are perfect for trying out the new Exclusive Inks Markers!  The alcohol based markers color so smoothly with no streaks!  The best special paper needed!  They are formulated to work great on Close To My Heart Paper!

No fall card is complete without some burlap!  I added a full piece of burlap ribbon behind my bow.  I then cut down a strip to make my bow.  I used one of the left over strips of burlap to thread my button! 

I used a few more of the images on the inside of the card as well. The Basics Collections markers are delayed a few weeks.  My card begged for some brown tones!  I colored my images with a mix of the Close To My Heart markers and a few Copics.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy
S1209 Fall Favorites
D1283 Say It In Style 
X7160B Flirty Paper Pack
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1387 Wooden Buttons
Markers as Shown
Rich Cocoa Ink-Memento
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink

My card is based on the sketch this week at Retro Sketches!  I am so happy that they have extended their deadline on Friday evenings….more of a chance for me to play! 
If coloring is not your is a previous card I completed with no coloring!  The colors were added by paper piecing the stamp designs! You can view the full post here.
More artwork examples, created by Close To My Heart.

We have over 60 consultants participating in the blog hop.  Hop on over to Wanda's Blog to see her work! Be sure to continue on with the hop to get some great crafting ideas! The September Stamp of the Month is only available until September 30, 2012. 

I have also entered my card in the following challenges! 
Catered Crop -Distress 
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge -Use fabric 
Delightful Challenges – Delightful fall days 
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -Off The Edge 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Use Punches, Dies 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Banner Birthday Card

It is round or square week at Mojo Monday.  I started off with the square version and hope to be back this week with the round version.  For some reason, I thought I would have more crafting time when school started…..that is turning out to be not the case.  Instead of crafting, I seem to have homework duty!  One can only hope that a routine will settle in soon!
I thought the banner theme would be perfect for the Banners & Flags Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.  I have a little more embellishments on this card than my normal CAS designs.  I stuck with minimal layers to keep it on the simple side.  This really was a quick and easy card to make.  A few banners, strip of ribbon and a rolled flower.

I have seen numerous cards in blog land with the banners curled up.  I always tend to make sure every layer is firmly glued down!  I stepped out of my comfort zone and curled the edges of my banner.  I love the little bit of dimension that they add to the card. 

The rolled flower was cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The leaves are canvas shapes from the Avonlea Collection.  My base background paper is hand stamped.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy (ovals)
Z1790 Cricut Artiste (flower)
D1475-Card Chatter-Birthday
G1045 Avonlea WOTG Kit
X7155C Avonlea Canvas Shapes
Z2160 Twilight Ink
Z1802 Slate Ribbon

I have also entered the following challenges:

Love to Create - Hand Made Flowers
Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!