Friday, January 1, 2016

January SOTM Blog Hop - Beloved Bouquet

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is Beloved Bouquet, a set of 14 stamps.  If you have come here from Catherine Nowak of Catscrapbooking, 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.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:

This month we have  approximately 33 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!


This card is so simple.  I used Sorbet paper and White Daisy. The "Base and Shade" stamps are fun to use.  See page 55 of the CTMH Annual Inspiration for more information.  The large flower is stamped first in a solid underlayer with Honey and then I used the Rock and Roll technique to add Sorbet around the edges. Second, I used Sorbet for the detailed stamp.  The smaller accent flowers are stamped in Pomegranet.  The leaves are stamped in second generation Fern for the solid layer and then the details also stamped in Fern.  The message was also stamped in Fern.  Want more bling?
I added gold sequins, sparkles and the new Black and Gold Ribbon found on Pg 5 of the newly released CTMH Seasonal Expressions 1.

Now "Hop" on over to Haley Dyer of The Inky Scrapper 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 January SOTM is only available until January 31!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


  1. Your card is really pretty, especially with the extra embellishments!

  2. Very sweet! I love your color choices!

  3. Love your two toned flowers! I actually like the non-embellished card better.
    :) Marie

    1. Marie, I think I like the simplicity better too. Love this stamp set.

  4. I love the bow card, so elegant and bold!

  5. Love the cards you did an amazing job. I wasnt able to Pin to Pinterest.

  6. Beautiful card! I love how you layered everything.

  7. Lovely! I love your choice of colors.

  8. Love the card with the added bling.....sometimes it adds to the card, sometimes it can be too much, this time, it made it perfect.

  9. Beautiful cards. I love the ink colors you used.