Saturday, August 1, 2009

August SOTM Blog Hop: It's Your Day

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is It's Your Day. If you have come here from Sherry's blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have over sixty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Join the hop! 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 made another card earlier that used the birthday cake part of this stamp set. I thought the cake stamp was darling and with it being three separate pieces so easy to make a colorful cake! What do you think?

But, when I was thinking about this blog hop, I wanted to try to use the set a little "out of the box". Well, this is as "out of the box" as I get: (Don't roll your eyes!) I used a square, which I think was intended to be a gift package. I used it to create a background pattern.

And, my card doesn't necessarily have to be for a birthday, showing the versatility of this stamp set. Notice the absence of gifts, presents, candles and the word birthday. I could send this as a congrats card or even as an "I'm thinking of you" card(and write on the inside how happy I am when I think of that recipient).

I really like the way this turned out:

Here are some close up of the card. (Have I finally figured out how to take a picture to show the foam tape dimensionals? Pick your jaw off the ground!) My foam tape is thin, so I layer it to get more height.

Parts of the background are popped up, and the word tag is popped up as well. Here's a close up of the stamped panel of the card. The center of the smaller flowers are those small clear sparkles. The center of the big flower is a clear button layered over a piece of stamped paper. (You can click on the picture to enlarge it, if you want a better view!)

The words "It's a" came from the stamp that said "shh it's a surprise" ... and I used my marker to color only the parts I wanted. It was easy to stamp it where I needed it - the beauty of the acrylic stamps!

CTMH supplies: Stamp set - It's Your Day. Colors - black, tulip, dutch blue, sunny yellow, clover meadow. Embellishments - stitched ribbon, Just Blooms, Clear Sparkles, clear button. NonCTMH supplies: embroidery floss, foam tape, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Now "Hop" on over to Traci's blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember, the August SOTM is only available until the end of the month! Contact me to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, here is a
complete list of participating blogs:

Jena DeVries
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Carla Ironside
Deb Young
Alanna Moses
Paige Dolecki
Wendy Kessler
Heather Painchaud
Helen Onulak
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Nona Davenport
Michelle Robinson
Cindy Leek
Melissa Laverty
Katy Donaldson
Amy McVey
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Leslie Markland
Judy Burger
Laurie R Newton
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Dawn Slipcevic
Barbara Harris
Carol Taggio
Jill Lucas
Chris Green
Nancy Ball
Dawn Heuft
Kelly Triggs
Beth Naumann
Antoinette Herrin
Jessica Booth
Jen Rubio
Misty Jackson
Adeline E. Brill
Lori Leng
Pam Klassen
Pamela OConnor
Jennifer Royal
Caren Goldsein
Shannon Pelletier
Sherry Thompson
Maricar Harris
Traci Godbee
Laura Dame
Miranda Kurz
Leisa Hubley
Julia Menssen
Jan Moxey
Jody Gustafson


  1. What a FABULOUS card, Maricar. Very, very creative!

  2. clever use of this set.

  3. Great take on this stamp set! I love how you showed the versatility of the set! Excellent work!

  4. What a great card sweetie, you did a great job and wonderful colors

  5. This is an awesome card! Great job!

  6. Great card Maricar!!! LOVE the dimensions!

  7. I LOVE your card the best! Unique. Very creative. Fun, bright colors. I could go on and on! TFS.

  8. Love the colors....your card is adorable.

  9. Way to get creative with that stamp set! I love that background!!

  10. That is so cute! I love the background that you created, but even more I love how you popped up a couple squares - fabulous! Thanks for hopping with us!

  11. WAY COOL CARD - LOVE the layers

  12. Very nice - what a great technique to piece it all together. I love the variations & depth.


Thank you taking the time to leave a comment to let me know you were here. Go enjoy the day God made! ~ Maricar