Monday, March 31, 2014

SOTM Bloghop for April 2014

Welcome to the SOTM Bloghop for April 2014!  We are excited to have you onboard!

This bloghop features the stamp set, "Balloon Talk" which has 24 stamps.

You are going to see some amazing art by the 54 participating CTMH consultants!  The bloghop is a big circle so you can start at any place and then just chose the next blog to keep going.  Or you can go backwards around the loop!  So the blog before mine, which you may have seen then hopped to me is Dawn Ross' Blog.  When you are finished with mine, click on Susan Brooks' Blog to hop to the next.  If you get lost along the way, there is a list of bloggers at  When you are done, you'll want to get started crafting right away!!  Here is a link to my retail site so you can get your hands on stuff you see!

I chose to make a greeting card (back to my comfort zone from my departure last month)!  Initially I did not know what to do with the "balloons".  Then I decided to pair them with a stamp from another set.  I chose "Pick-A-Posey" from our current Idea Book.  But I had to come up with an idea that didn't need very much B&T since I'd already used so much in the March Bloghop.  So I found a layout in the Idea Book which I just altered a bit.  Here is what I did:

The products I used are:

  • April SOTM
  • Pick-a-Posey stamp set
  • Ariana paper pack
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Sorbet ink pad
  • Olive ink pad
  • Crystal Blue ink pad
  • Slate ink pad
  • Ariana Assortment (the bow)
  • Neutral Metallic Baker's Twine (Slate)
  • Microtip scissors
  • Tombow, 3-D Foam Tape
  • Cardbase 5.5 x 4.25
I like how it turned out, but it was a struggle!  I was so tired when I started that I actually made so many mistakes.  Don't look closely because you will see them!!  Lesson learned:  Don't try to create something from scratch when I am exhausted already because I was frazzled by the time I finished!

The April SOTM is only available from April 1 to April 30.  Don't miss the opportunity to get it because it is so versatile.  Click here to order yours!  With a $50 order you can get it for $5!  Or just order it for $17.95.

Now click on Susan Brooks' Blog to see what fantastic art she has created!

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy