Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sweet Life - July Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Sweet Life a set of 7 stamps. If you have come here from Elizabeth Mindemann'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 50 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 created three cards with this set!  I went back to some older paper for these cards and I think they were just perfect!  These papers are still available but ONLY until July 31st!

Let's take a look at them individually!   

My first card I used the Clementine (X7156B) paper.  It was the perfect backdrop for the peaches.  I used Cocoa pigment ink to stamp the sentiment and the peaches.  Next I used my alcohol markers for coloring mixing Autumn Terracotta and Sorbet for the peaches and Olive for the leaves.  The blossoms have just a touch of Blush. The alcohol blending pen added just the right amount of lightening for the peaches.  I tied off my card with Natural Hemp and added two Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems. 

For my next card I pulled out the Avonlea (X7155B) paper.  This stamp makes me think of the apple trees that my grandma has on a hill near her house. I stamped the image and sentiment with Chocolate pigment ink. and colored the apple with Sweet Leaf and little bit of Olive alcohol markers.   After trimming out the apple branch I added it to my shape I cut from with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (Accent 3 Shift <M>).   I found some green satin ribbon in my stash that looked perfect for my colors and added Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems for my final touch.

The western themed Dakota (X7157B) paper rounds out my last card with the sweet cherries!  I added Black Shimmer Trim and two Black Sparkles.   The shape was cut from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (3d Object Shift <@>).  I used Black pigment ink for stamping and Ruby and Sweet Leaf alcohol markers for coloring.  I curved the sentiment "Sweet as cherry pie" on my block so that it would be round like my shape.

Remember! The SWEET LIFE stamp of the month is available ONLY during the month of July! You can purchase it for just $5 when you purchase $50 in Close To My Heart products!

Now, hop on over to Kim Schnoor's Blog and see what she has created for you!


  1. These look GREAT! I really like all 3 of them! Love the way you pulled in all the different papers from your kit. I believe I need lessons in doing that! ;-)

  2. I love the variety of your designs! Thank you for posting!!! Dawn

  3. Love your cards Gina!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! :)

  4. Your cards are such a treat to behold!

  5. I enjoyed the simple beauty of all of your three cards!

  6. I just love your cards. The green apple is my favorite...because the paper is my favorite..sorry it is going to be gone :'(
    .....and green is my favorite color!


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