Saturday, September 10, 2016

Everything ABC's Blog Hop - Letter S

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter "S".  
This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  
Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "element"
 will be featured in their post.
then you're on the right track! The blog is a complete circle, if you started here you can work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of Catherine's blog.
I cannot wait to see all the "S" inspired expressions of creativity. My "S" is for the September Stamp of the Month. One of my all time favorites!  Every month Close to My Heart promotes a special D size stamp set that you can get for $5 when you order $50 in Close To My Heart products.  The SOTM for September is "Blessed Beyond Measure" a set of 19 stamps. I feel so very blessed and grateful for God's love and grace - He is forever faithful.  

I Used Desert Sand to random stamp "Blessed" in 3 generations.  The leaves are cut with the Artbooking CTMH cartridge Pg. 72 at 2" and 1 1/2", watercolored, stamped, crumpled and covered with Shimmer using our new Shimmer Brush.  I also used our new poppy colored ribbon from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack and the jute ribbon from Rustic Home Ribbon Pack.  The bow was created by pulling apart the jute ribbon.  I love this card and hope it will soon be a blessing to a friend.  I enjoy making cards, though slow to send them, so I'm now acknowledging my hording tendencies and publicly committing to sending a card or two each week. 

I also used this stamp set in two other blog hops.
For the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog hop, I created this card.
For the CTMH Technique Blog Hop, I created a small one page mini album with pockets, I've since added a couple small flip flaps creating even more room for additional comments/photos.

(Paper from the retired Florence Paper Pack)
Gold Ribbon from our new Uptown Ribbon Pack

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Lauren Moore of CTMH Craftings.  I hope you've enjoyed the inspiring creations along the way.  I really do read the comments, so would love to get some feedback and encouragement .  
Maybe for letter "T" you would like to join us?  If you are interested in checking out the monthly SOTM you can find them each month on my CTMH website HERE.


  1. Beautiful projects. I really love your first card with, the way you crated that distressed look with the leaves.

  2. That first card is so beautiful, I love the rustic look.

  3. love your card and what a cool idea for a blog hop. maybe I could join???

    1. Would love to have you join. It is a closed group on FB so just ask to join and then you can sign up on FB for any letter that you are able to participate. Pass the word, it really keeps me challenged to create and it's only every-other week.