Monday, April 30, 2012

May SOTM Blog Hop



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



Design Tip-I fussy cut the sunflowers, added liquid glass to the centers and layered onto my card.

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

S1205 Friendship Bouquet SOTM
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
1301 Bamboo Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Z679 Liquid Glass
Copic Sketch Markers




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


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

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
 
Amusing Challenges  - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Anything goes
Crafty BootsYellow
Creative Mondays - Anything Goes
Fairy Fun Fridays -Anything with Flowers
Fairy Tale - Green & Yellow
Great Impressions - Lots of Flowers
Heart 2 Heart  - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Gardening or flowers
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes 
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in ChristUse your “green thumbs”
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Nature
There She GoesMay Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy   - Flowers

Thanks for stopping by!
                      
Allisa

Sunflower Thanks



Here is a sneak peek of the May Stamp of the Month-Friendship Bouquet.  Be sure and check back tomorrow for the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  You will find tons of artwork in varies styles to give you great ideas for your own creations!

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

S1205 Friendship Bouquet SOTM
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Ink
Rich Cocoa Ink by Memento
Copic Sketch Markers
Generic Embroidery Thread



Design Tip-I fussy cut the flowers and layered onto my card base.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - Flowers / Trees






  

One Stitch At A TimeHere comes Summer  
Stampin' Sisters in ChristUse your “green thumbs”

Thanks for stopping by!
                    
Allisa



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fluttering by to say Hi!



The challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a CAS project with flowers or trees as your focal point.  This card was really simple to make… a couple of stamps and a little sponging was all it took.

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

A1124 A Tree
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z2137 Olive Ink
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z1701 Bakers Twine Basics
Z1702 Bakers Twine Paradise
Butterfly Brads by MM

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Ribbon Carousel Challenge -#50 Anything Goes
Use It Tuesdays - April Showers ( I have had the brads in my stash for a couple of years, managed to twiddle the supply with this card!)

Thanks for stopping by! 


Allisa

Saturday, April 28, 2012

FMS #32 Little Doggie



Here’s to another great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  If you have yet to join in on the fun at Freshly Made Sketches,  you are truly missing out!  Here is the original sketch design-


 
I have not used my little Bowwow stamp set in awhile, so felt he deserved some love!  All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

A1126 A Bowwow
Dog Page Kit by Paper Studio
Retired Chocolate Textured Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Brads by Paper Studio
Twine by the Twinery
Circle Stax dies by MFT


Super cute paw prints brads are by Paper Studio. 


I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Animals
Creative Belli - Animals

Thanks for stopping by!


Allisa

Friday, April 27, 2012

Dynamic Duos


There is a NEW challenge blog in town!  Dynamic Duos is set to start their first challenge on May 5.  I am super excited to announce that I am on the new design team!  Dynamic Duos will be a color challenge blog, hence the name!  The challenge blog is created by the super talented Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with Paper.  Stop by and meet the rest of the Design Team-



The challenge is divided into weekly "themes"...
Week 1-Bold and Sassy-bright, happy colours
Week 2-Subtly Yours-soft, romantic colours
Week 3-Black Tie-one colour plus black and a dessert option
Week 4-Monochromatic-same colours in different hues (light/dark)
Week 5-Mix and Match-we choose one colour and you add the other colour to ours to create your own "Dynamic Duo".

Be sure and stop by Dynamic Duos on May 5th to enter the inaugural challenge!  All products are welcome and you may combine with other challenges as well!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Western Father's Day


I managed to cover a variety of manufacturers with this card!  I think I have supplies from one end of the desk to the other!  My card is based on the sketch this week at The Paper Players-



Variety of supplies includes:

Bronc Buster by SU
Horse Poetry by CDstamps
D1283 Say It In Style by CTMH
Natural Base-Unknown
Early Espresso Cardstock by SU
Not Quite Navy Cardstock by SU
Well Worn DSP by SU
Early Espresso Ink by SU
Z1296 Distressing Ink by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray
Z280 Natural Hemp by CTMH
Chevron Dies by MFT
Country Charms Dies by MFT


I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenges - Let's see some animal antics
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dotty Thanks...



Dotty For You meets Mojo Monday.  Gray is becoming so popular…many have called it the new black.  I love the yellow/grey color combo. My card is based on the sketch this week at Mojo Monday-

 
I chose my color scheme from the My Time Made Easy Colour Challenge-

 
I also incorporated the photo inspiration challenge at The Paper Girls


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

D1283 Say It in Style
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
D1482 Love Life
CC1017 Dotty For You
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
5571 Grey Wool Cardstock
X5917 Buttercup Cardstock
Z2125 Grey Wool Ink
Tilth Flower Die by Memory Box
Die-namics Fancy Flourish Die
Die-namics Vertical Greetings Die
Retired Goldrush Brad
Ribbon by Offray

 
Design Tips-I stamped the script and flourish background stamps across my pattern paper in second generation Grey Wool ink.

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Creative Mondays - Yellow
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything with Flowers
Just Some Lines -Give a Gift of Flowers
Lexi's Creations - Your Punches and Dies
Love to Create  Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant"Hello Sunshine" (use Yellow)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

H2H Inspiration Photo Challenge



This week’s challenge at Heart 2 Heart is to create a project using the inspiration photo as your guide. (If you are seeking my Merry Monday Post, it is one post down!)  Here is the inspiration photo-


I was immediately drawn to the shower curtain.  The flower stamp included in the Pemberly Workshop on the Go Kit was perfect!  I stamped my flowers in Smoothie and Sunset.  It is hard to tell in the pic, but the colors are a bright pink and orange!  The cards looks much brighter in person!  I sponged on color to the Seam Binding ribbon to match the theme.  


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

G1033 Pemberley WOTG
D1283 Say It In Style
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5758 Sunset Cardstock
Z2191 Sunset Ink
X5763 Smoothie Cardstock
Z2196 Smoothie Ink
Z1732 Seam Binding Ribbon
Copic Spica Marker


I colored the center of my flowers with the Copic Spica pen to add a little bling.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Spring/Summer colours
Craft Us Crazy -Mother's Day and/or flowers
Fairy Fun Fridays - Anything with Flowers
The Play Date Cafe -  Color Inspiration

The colors on my card really are bright pink/orange...but my camera obviously thinks otherwise!  Thanks for stopping by!

Guest Designer at Merry Monday!



I am so excited to be the Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday Challenges.  I just recently started playing with the Merry Monday Challenge.  It is a great concept, making one Christmas card a week…helps you get way ahead of the holiday season.   Here is the original sketch-


Feel free to flip the sketch!


All supplies by Close To My Heart:

Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
D1384 Snow Flurries
C1379 Holiday Commentary
A1115 A Holiday
X5908 Jingle Creative Basics
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5919 Tulip Cardstock
Z2166 Tulip Ink
X5919 Juniper Cardstock
Z2163 Bitty Sparkles


I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

52 Christmas Throwdown - Snowflakes
Moving Along With The Times - Merry Christmas
Pile It On Sparkle and Shine
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Colour Me Happy

Thanks for stopping by!

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