Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


  
 
Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

We are featuring the April Stamp of the Month - called Typed Note...it is jammed packed with 19 individual stamp images.  If you have come here from Chris Robertson's blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here with me and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog - simply click here.

This month we have almost 70  Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations featuring the Stamp of the Month combined with lots of other wonderful Close To My Heart products. Be sure to check out all the fabulous art work everyone has to share - just click on the link at the end of this post to begin the journey!


I love Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month concept and the stamp sets offered are amazing! ...  not only can you purchase them at a discount price but they are some of the most versatile stamp sets you will ever add to your collections. This set is "jammed packed" with sentiments - there is certainly something for every occasion and the distressed typewriter image is the perfect icon to showcase them. I have become a little addicted to this stamp set as you will see from the cards I am sharing today.

April is also the beginning of the Seasonal Expressions #2 /  mini idea book/catalogue and the release of some fabulous new products including the Blossom Paper Pack and the Friendly Pets stamp set I have used for this card.


I have been using lots of Picture My Life™ cards in my projects lately and have even enjoyed making my own versions with different background stamps. The textured background used in this card design was one of these creations. I stamped a 4" x 3" rectangle of White Daisy Cardstock with one of the images from the Distressed Backgrounds using Black Ink then cut each of the corners with the Corner Rounder. The cute little cat was stamped and paper pieced with papers from the Scaredy Cat Paper Pack and the "new"  Blossom Paper Pack - a puffy heart sticker was added from the  Chalk It Up Assortment for some additional cuteness. All the faux stitching was done using the Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen - the .5mm fine tip is fabulous for tiny precision detail.

... and just so you know how addicted I am to this month's Stamp of the Month here is a collection of cards I whipped up in just a few minutes... following similar sketch patterns with the Fundamental Paper Assortments - quick, easy and lots of fun!


Thanks for visiting my blog and taking a "peek" at my card projects..... and if you haven't already been there?? -  now is the time to "Hop" on over to Beth Naumann's  blog and see the art work she has created for you... don't forget to visit all the other Consultants at their blogs to view some great crafting inspiration and fun ideas! Remember, the Stamp of the Month is only available until the end of February!  Contact your Close To My Heart Consultant (or click here) to see how you can purchase this stamp set and receive a discount!....order now and create your own "Typed Notes"!

 

18 comments:

papercraftingprincess said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the addition of the kitty!

PaigeDolecki said...

What a fabulous collection of cuteness! Your grouping of cards just blows me away!

Lori said...

These are great - love the colors!

Lela said...

WOW! I love all of the cards, but the one you highlighted is adorable.

Wendy Coffman said...

Oh my gosh - with the cat, so adorable!!

Michelle Battitori said...

Wow! You've been a busy girl. Your cards are fantastic!

Michelle Stewart said...

Wow, this card is a statement piece. Love it. Also your other card creations are fabulous, might have to lift a few.

Nancy Womersley said...

Such a cute card! I love the distressed background!

centralNYscrapper said...

Goodness you have been busy creating wonderful cards with this stamp set. Every card would put a smile on someone's face.

Pam said...

Oh my goodness Chris, all of your cards are Amazing!! I am inspired!

Jean McNulty said...

Love love love!

Nikka Geers said...

Too cute with the kitty

Katie H said...

OMG Such cute cards!! Love them!

Lauren Moore said...

You always have such a mazing cards- I love how you have paired the typewriter with the kitty!

Haley D. said...

So cute!

Adeline B said...

So cute but I would have to add the doggie!

Lynn said...

LOVE the color combinations you used on your SOTM card selection. You've inspired me to ink up that hand image and use it more!

Krista Hershberger said...

So adorable!! Love it! :)