Good morning and welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop! This is my SECOND blog hop this weekend! It was an accidental double sign-up, but I did not want to pass up the chance to take part in this one, so I decided to go ahead with both of them. If you are looking for the Damask Divas Blog Hop, then click HERE!
This hop is for the awesome new Close to My Heart stamp set for National Stamping Month called "It's Your Day." If you came here from Lori B's Blog, then you are in the right place! If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop HERE at Lucy's blog or continue on from here until you make the loop! :)
We also are happy to announce that one of our consultants, Maria Woodworth, of Maria's Paper Craft Place is offering blog candy. To be eligible to win, please be sure to leave a comment on each blog post and become a follower of her blog. Thanks so much Maria!
At Close to My Heart, we want to celebrate the everyday moments in our lives. Close to My Heart is doing that by offering an amazing exclusive double-stamp set called “It’s Your Day”. This is two D-size stamp sets in one!! This amazing set has nearly 50 images designed to inspire you to capture your life one day at a time. There are trendy chevron backgrounds, classic images, as well as versatile phrases. You can get your own stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying order of $35. This stamp set has a value of $35.90!
We're so excited to be doing this hop, and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects, so enjoy!
I really wanted to do something different with my set this time, so that meant no cards or layouts. I also wanted to use a project from the Artiste Cricut Collection that I had not tried yet, so this is what I created! Don't you think it would make a perfect centerpiece for a baby shower or even a bouquet to welcome a new little baby girl? I could not find any candies in this color scheme, so used the tootsie rolls to fill the base that I already had on hand.
I used the <Accent 1> cut on page 55 of the Artiste Handbook to make the flowers. They are cut at 6, 5, or 4 inches each. The base is a little flower pot type container that is featured in the <3D Object> on page 54. This is cut at 2.5 inches.
This Hello Life stamp is one of my faves in the set. I stamped the petals with the chevron border stamp and the dots stamp to create some interest. They were so much fun to decorate! A good dollop of Liquid Glass secured them to the sucker sticks.
This chevron butterfly is going to be used quite a bit, I have a feeling!
I did use a couple of brads and the Baby Pink Cardstock that are no longer available because they were just perfect for the variety I needed in this project. It always feels good to dig in your stash and find just the thing you need! :) I absolutely love the little heart shaped "leaf" on the stem below.
A little shimmer trim and a bling button to girlie up the base.
Here is a complete list of current Close to My Heart Supplies that I used:
Cricut Artiste Collection
Blush, Hollyhock, and White Daisy Cardstock
Blush and Hollyhock Exclusive Ink Pads
Glitz Stardust Glitter Gel
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment
Sparkles Red, Pink, and Purple Assortment
Now you are hopping over to see Deanne's amazing creation! Happy hoppin'!
Here is a list of the talented Close to My Heart Consultants in our hop! Thank you, Lucy, for putting it all together! :)
1. Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com/
2. Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
3. Lori B. ~ http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
4. Amie ~ you are here!
5. Deanne J. ~ http://deannestamps.blogspot.com/
6. Jennifer Kramer ~ http://4heartsscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
7. Carolyn ~ http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
8. Bethany ~ http://stampingathome.blogspot.com/
9. Eva Friesen ~ http://loveofcreating.blogspot.com/
10. Maria Woodworth ~ http://mariawoodworth.blogspot.com/
11. Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/