My Sunshine - April Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month we are featuring My Sunshine, a set of 8 stamps.  If you have come here from Joy McHargue'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 around.   If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE 

We have over 60 consultants participating in the hop. Following the hop is easy, just click on the link at the end of the post and it will hop you right over to the next blog!

I had so much fun with this set!  Maybe because I'm so hoping that our spring-like weather will come soon!  This set has 5 stamps that coordinate with our Artiste Cricut Cartridge!  I created three different cards with this stamp.  I can't decide which one I like the most!  

I created this sun-shiny breezy card with Chantilly paper (X7163B).  I used two shades of buttons from the Buttons Blue Assortment (Z1371) and layered them to get a two toned look.  The ribbon is from my stash of older CTMH ribbons and is retired.  Using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the sun, cloud and hot air balloon made this easy!

My 2nd card was created using another piece of Chantilly paper.  I love this little bird!  I cut the bird and the wings on Hollyhock cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and then stamped them with Hollyhock ink.   One of my favorite products is the Opaques Pearl Flourish (Z1744).  I used a portion of one on this card.  My final touch is the Hollyhock Zipper Lace (Z1826)

My final card is a ray of sunshine!  I used only cardstock on this card -- Creme brulee, Honey and Sunset.  I rolled these inks onto the stamp to get the three different colors starting with the lightest color of ink.  I inked my Color Ready Ribbon (Z1732) with Sunset ink and then added bitty sparkles from the Brown and Tan Assortment (Z1753) to each cardstock sun ray.  Even though these sparkles are brown and tan, they worked great with these colors of cardstock!  My sentiment "Sending Warm Wishes" is from the A Garden (A1119) stamp set.

So what do you think?  Which card is your favorite?

Remember! The April Stamp of the month is available ONLY during the month of April!  You can purchase it for just $5 when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart products!
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Now, hop on over to Michelle Loncar's blog and see what she has created for you!


  1. Great cards! Very creative. I think my favorite is the bird one!

  2. Love all 3 cards! Must say that the last one is my favorite:)

  3. I love them all, but my fave is that last ray of sunshine! Great cards!

  4. I love the first card the most, maybe because it reminds me of Pemberly. The recessed sun is cool!

  5. You never disappoint on these SOTM blog hops Gina ... when I see that I'm about to hop over to your blog I always get excited to see what you've made. I wouldn't dare pick a favorite.

  6. I do like them all but the ray of sunshine is my fav!

  7. These are super cute cards, I totally didn't "get" how to put these stamps together until you did them so well!

  8. Beautiful assortment of creativity!

  9. Great job Gina! :) Love them all...not sure which one is my favorite...maybe the 2nd one...or the 3rd :) Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  10. All great cards, but I especially love the second one! That bird is so cute!

  11. Love the pink bird with the Chantilly paper.

  12. Wonderful cards. My fav is the last one but they are all very nicely done!

  13. your cards are so them my fav is the last one, love the bling.

  14. My favorite is the last one. Love the colors and the rays of the sun. I went looking on this blog for ideas for a good friends Birthday card and I found it. I am off to make my own version of your card. Hope you don't mind.


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