Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Stamp of the Month Blog hop....Wow, Already?!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I'm not too sure how it happens, but the time between these hops seems to fly by!  I can't believe it's already time to share the VERY ELEGANT April Stamp of the Month with all of you! All of the Consultant's blogs will be featuring April's SOTM, which is "Blessed", a set of 12 beautiful stamps. If you have come here from Helen Onulak's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around, right back to where you began! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This is the image of the stamp set "Blessed" that is featured this month....notice how it has base stamps, and also detailed stamps to stamp right over the base stamps!

This month we have many talented Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. 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!

As soon as I saw this stamp set, I thought "elegant" or "classic".  So, I cannot wait to see what all of the other Consultants have come up with. I created this 7" x 5" card after I chose a pattern from the Originals Card Confidence Program....

Boy, this sure didn't photograph well.  The center pieces are base stamped in black ink, heat set, and then embossed with silver embossing powder for the outlines.  On top of the shiney silver embossing, I added the Licorice Opaque Adhesive Gems to add some "bling".

Oh, and shhhhhhh, don't tell anyone, but do you see the flourish type stamping under the tiny opaques on the Bliss patterned paper? Well, I cut apart the stamp that has the long stem with the flower outline at the top so that I could use the stem "flourish" for more of a background stamp, and then used the larger opaques to make my own flower...and you know what the best part is? I can lay the CUT stamps out on a block, right next to each other and stamp all over again and NOBODY will be able to tell by looking at the stamped image that I cut the stamp itself that great, or what? I REALLY love the versatility of the Close To My Heart My Acrylix Stamps! Ok, maybe we shouldn't keep this little trick a secret?!?!

If you would like to skip over the products I used to make the card shown, "Hop" on over to Jen Patrick's Blog to see her amazing work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the SOTM is only available until Friday, April 30th so be sure to get yours! Contact your CTMH Consultant to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Products Used:
D1455- Blessed My Acrylix Stamp Set (April 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Y1003- 2" x 2" My Acrylix Block
Y1004- 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" My Acrylix Block
Y1010- 2" x 6 1/2" My Acrylix Block
Z1163- Double Scrubber
1778- My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner
Z891-Versamark Ink Pad
Z669- Silver Emossing Powder
Z555- Craft Heater
Z2105- Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2124- Grey Flannel Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2125- Grey Wook Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7132B- Bliss Level 2 Paper Packet
5571- Grey Wool 12"x12" Cardstock
X5646- Vanilla Cream 12"x12" Cardstock
Z338- Euro Personal Paper Trimmer
Z1297- Edge Distresser
1514- Tombow Mono Adhesive
Z1335- Opaques Adhesive Gems-Licorice
9032-Originals Card Confidence Program


  1. Oh, Tammy... I LOVE your card! I can well imagine just how beautiful your card is in person! Sounds lovely... :)
    - doreen at

  2. Tammy, even if you think this didn't photograph well, I think it is beautiful!! I love the opaque flowers and love the "flourishes".

  3. It still looks beautiful! Great job.

  4. The green color scheme is so pretty. And really like how you clustered the pearls to create flowers.

  5. Beautiful! Love the pearl flowers.

  6. I love the opaques!!!! I may have to try to cut apart some of my stamps as well!

  7. Your card is so elegant and beautiful..

  8. So elegant! I love those Licorice Opaques flowers.