April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to the April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April's Stamp of the Month, My Sunshine, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have came here from Lori's Blog, you are on the right path.  The blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participating consultants here.

The April Stamp of the Month coordinates with the Cricut Artiste Collection.  All of my shapes were cut with the Artiste cartridge and stamped with a coordinating image.  I cut all of my images on White Daisy cardstock.  My sun was stamped with Honey ink and then sponged with honey ink to add a two tone look.

I used an extra cloud die cut to use as a stencil to make my cloud background.  For the texture on my balloon baskets...I stamped with the bird feather that is included in the set.  I stamped each basket twice to form the pattern and then sponged on Desert Sand Ink.

The April Stamp of the Month can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying Close To My Heart purchase.  You can see all the details on my Current Specials page!

All of the images with the red outline have a coordinating shape on the Cricut Artiste cartridge.  The summer words image fits perfectly inside the sun shape as well!  Super cute versatile set that is only available in the month of April!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
S1304 My Sunshine Stamp of the Month
D1514 Just A Number Stamp Set
B1419 Joyful Birthday Stamp Set
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X7169B Tommy Paper Packet
Z2194 Sky Ink
Z2116 Cranberry Ink
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink
Z2118 Desert Sand Ink
Z2162 Honey Ink
Tuxedo Black Ink by Memento

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz-Birthday
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
For Your Inspiration-Inspiration Photo
Happy Campers-Add Dimension
Joanna Sheen-Come Rain or Shine
Paper Issues-Up in the Clouds
Send a Smile For Kids-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

We have over 60 consultants participating in the blog hop!  Hop on over to Maria's Blog to see her artwork.  Be sure and continue on with the hop for more stamping inspiration!  Get your set before it's gone!  The last day to order is April 30, 2013.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card! That stamp set is adorable and I love what you've created with it!

  2. Alyssa,

    Your card is gorgeous!

  3. Love your bold colors - fab card!

  4. Really strong card, but I expect that when I'm on your site! Thanks for the bounty of inspiration, Alisa.

  5. Love love love the pops of color!!! So pretty:)

  6. Gorgeous card Allisa, the balloons are so cute and I love the clouds.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. This is an absolutely wonderful card!! I adore the colours and all the details. I just love it!!

  8. WOW! This is wonderful. I love the design, the balloons look fabulous and the sun is glorious!
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge

  9. Love this card! How did you color in the flags at the top of the balloons? Marker?

  10. Fabulous card, I love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  11. Amazing card, love love the colors you choose....:))

  12. Ooooh, this is so fun! I love the bold colors. I also love how you always dress up the insides of your cards. I really need to start doing that!

  13. I really love that center of your sun and the hot air balloons are so pretty. Thank you for joining me in my Amusing Challenge Anything Goes on Mar 31...I'm sorry it's taken me so long to pop over for a visit and I'm so glad I finally made it! :)


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