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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jubilation - CTMH June SOTM Blog Hop


Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. These months just keep flying by so quickly.

If you've come here from Wanda's Blog, you're on the right track. However, if you just happened upon my blog, you can follow the Blog Hop right from here. You will make your rounds and when you return to mine, you know you've seen them all.
If you get lost along the way, the entire list can be found here on Kathleen's Blog.

This month's SOTM is called Jubilation and consists of 24 Clear Stamps.

For my card, I used the Fanfare paper pack. I needed a card for my son's birthday in July so I used this set for it.

I stamped the word celebrate all over the background paper, most of it in the stars. Then I made two pleted flowers with the paper and added the fireworks on top.

I used the medium blue sparkles and also the tiny clear bitty sparkles.  However, the blue sparkles don't look like they are all the same color, but they are. It's the way the picture was taken.
The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching Cranberry Embroidery Floss. The Happy BIrthday is from another Birthday Set.

The design of the card was inspited by a sketch from Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge Blog.

Now hop on over to Sarah's Blog and see what beautiful creation she has to show you.

Other Challenge Blogs this card was made for:
Card Makin Mamas - Use your scraps
Sew Many Cards - Circles
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Kraftin Kimmie - Hand Stitching
Birthday Sundaes - Masculine Birthday
Catered Crop - RECIPE: Red, White, Blue and Yellow,  Birthday, sewing, stamp Ink, Distress

Monday, May 23, 2011

Endless Friendship

Well here is an oldie but a goodie. I LOVE this stamp set and forgot all about it. I wasn't even sure that it was still current, but fortunately IT IS!!!! Yeah!!!


The starting inspiration came from ICSketches Challenge Blog.

I used the Endless Friendship and the Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Sets. Colors are Smoothie and Olive.
Oh, I forgot, I did use two of the flowers from Mayberry.

I added sparkles, Buttons, & Glitter Gel.

The Hand Stitching was done in my own unique design with matching Embroidery Floss.

Other challenges for this card:
Anything Goes - Bingo: Distressing, Flowers, Heat Embossing
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Fab 'n Funky - Make your own Blooms
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fun At Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes
Let's Ink It Up - Focal Sentiment & a 3D Flower
Paper Sundaes - Pop It Up.
House of Gilli - Flowers