Saturday, July 31, 2010

Something Splendid (August SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop which features the Something Splendid stamp set from Close To My Heart.  The stamp set includes a wonderfully detailed, large flower with 2-step stamping.  There are also nice leaf and twig stamps along with a small flower and some sentiments.  

When creating this card, I was not at home and did not have any Hydrangea or Sunny Yellow cardstock with me.  So, I simply used the ink pad to 'smear' the colored ink onto white cardstock to create the colored cardstock that I needed.  Even though the gingham squares on the ribbon do not 'match' the flower, I really like the way the gingham coordinates with the bright colors and the 'feel' of the flower.  It is difficult to see in the scan, there are three Sparkles on the lower portion of the ribbon. 

The Hydrangea ink used on this card is retiring this year.  Just announced at the annual Convention, CTMH will be introducing eight fabulous new colors in the Summer palette on September 1.  To make room for these additions, eight current Summer colors will be retiring.  These retiring colors - Clover Meadow, Hydrangea, Orange, Star Spangled Blue, Bubblegum, Citrus Leaf, Ocean, Watermelon - are currently available, but only while supplies last.  So, now is the time to stock up on ink pads, re-inkers, markers, and cardstock in these retiring colors.

If you have come here from Antoinette's 'God Bless Your ART!' blog, you are on the right path! With over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs, you should be able to find lots of great creative ideas to use for your own projects.  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! 

Now "Hop" on over to Jamia's 'Paper Madness Inc' 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 Something Splendid stamp set is only available until the end of August.  Let me know if you would like to find out how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free.

If you get lost on the Blog Hop or find links that aren't working, there is a complete list of all participating blogs on Helen's 'Hooked on Stamping' blog.

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  1. Love the bright, cheery colors! Great example of coloring your own cardstock. The gingham ribbon really works well and draws your eye to the flower.

  2. Great card! The gingham look terrific on the card, and I like how you were able to use what you had on hand. Great tip to color your own cardstock.

  3. Love the boldness of the card!! Such pretty card!

  4. Oh my gosh I just love the color! It is awesome!

  5. Love this Sheila!! The color combo is great!

  6. Love the colours and the work you did on your cardstock! The ribbon looks perfect.

  7. I hate to repeat what everyone else has said, but the colors are fabulous and different.

  8. Very pretty color combination; I love how this same stamp set was used in so many ways!


Thanks for your comments! It is always nice to hear some feedback. :)