Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CTMH: September Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September SOTM Blog Hop!  If you came from Judy's blog, you're on the right track.  If this is your first stop, just keep clicking the links in each post until you get back here and you will have experienced all the amazing artwork that consultants have created for you.

What a whirlwind this week has been!  I almost forgot that I didn't have a project made for this hop.  My kids start school next week, and Nathaniel will be starting Junior Kindergarten, so exciting!  We've been really focused on the last bits of potty training.  Yeah, not so fun, but necessary.  Arianna is looking forward to having her little brother join her at "her" school.  Anyway, that's been my focus and the reason I raced down to my craft room, during the half hour quiet time I could get out of the kids this afternoon, to create this card.  It really didn't take much time, thanks to the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge which did the cutting for me.


I used Roxie Level 2 kit to create this card.  In fact, every piece of paper besides the base is from the patterned paper in this kit.  Love it.  I also used Just Blooms Paper Shapes Flutter (Those butterflies make me happy!), Foundry Ribbon Slides, and Designer Ribbon Red Collection, along with some retired Twill ribbon.  I stamped the tag in Sorbet, Cocoa and Desert Sand inks and everything was sponged with Desert Sand ink.  Then I added in some Clear Sparkles for a little extra bling.

Since I had paper in the Cricut, I decided to cut some pieces for journaling spots.  This stamp set is perfect for that.  Here are the two I stamped, ready to add to a card or layout.

The edges have been sponged with Desert Sand and the lines stamped in the same colour.  I also stamped some images in Cocoa and Barn Red, in first and second generation.  Can't wait to use them!

It's now time to hop on over to fancyMelissa's blog and see the stunning artwork she's got for you to drool over.  I know it's going to be great!

Happy Creating!

13 comments:

  1. Very pretty card Krista! Good luck with the 'back to school' next week!

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  2. Pretty card and great idea with the journaling spots!

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  3. Very pretty card and journaling spots are always great to have on hand.

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  4. Beautiful card!! Love your journaling spots too:)

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  5. Great card and I love the journaling spots!

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  6. Great card, LOVE the little butterflies, too. But the journaling spots are an even better idea! Thanks!

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  7. I just love this card, Krista. Love how you layered the ribbon.

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  8. What a lovely card! I love everything about it.

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  9. Beautiful card. I love all the different layers and elements!!

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  10. Pretty card- I always love your work :)

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  11. Lovely card - love the combination of patterns & the composition!

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  12. Pretty, pretty, pretty card! Love the Roxie papers with this stamp set!

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  13. Your card is gorgeous! So, so pretty!

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