Thursday, February 1, 2018

February SOTM Blog Hop - Sunny Thoughts

We will be featuring February's SOTM, 
which is "Sunny Thoughts", a set of 13 stamps.  
If you came here from Vickie ODell'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.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: HERE.  This month we have approximately 25 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the February 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!

I didn't have time to make the card prior to leaving for a conference in Naperville, Illinois.  Grabbed some supplies and forgot my scissors!  OH NO!! time for some creative thinking - of course, I can make a card without "fancy cutting" even if that's what I had planned to do.  I thought of some ideas I read on Karen Morris's FB post following the sell-out of Chelsea Gardens Thin Cuts.  The FB thread is a challenge to think positively, being creative to use the lovely stamp set without the thin cuts.  
What DID we do BTC (before thin cuts!)?
I chose to use the STOM - sans thin cuts or fancy cutting.
I checked the designs found in the new
 Make it from Your Heart: Volume 4 (patterns 15).  
Instead of vertical stripes, I decided to make them horizontal.
I clustered 5 of the flower stamps on one acrylic block and random stamped a rectangle (5 1/2 X 2 1/2).  The rectangle was stamped with Nutmeg ink on the light side of the Nutmeg Card Stock .  I cut the rectangle into 1/2" and 1 3/4" strips.  A 5/8th strip of Nutmeg CS was stamped with the leaf border and a 5/8th strip of White CS was stamped several times with the polka dot border strip, then the flower was added. A strip of Blush Ribbon and gold glitter tape cut into narrow strips finished the pattern.  The "Hello" message was stamped on white CS inside the "Monogram Crest" one of our Hostess rewards stamps. (A1217)  The flowers were colored with our water color pencils, (Bubble Gum, Brown Bag and Citrus Leaf)

Now "Hop" on over to Michelle Loncar's blog to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your feedback. Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 28!  
Contact your CTMH Consultant 
(or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


  1. Your random stamping makes it look like a vintage paper. Very elegant card!

  2. I love that you stamped your own background paper. That's excellent! Necessity is absolutely the mother of the best crafty achievement. 🏆

  3. What a fabulous idea. Love the stamped ribbon. Very classy.

  4. What a rich looking pattern on your card. Stunning!

  5. Very beautiful... Vintage inspired paper. And you even created your own zip strip!

  6. Your Nutmeg and Gold combination attracted my attention right away. I also love your creative ideas for this card when scissors weren't handy.

  7. Beautiful stamping, color combo, and card!