Monday, June 30, 2014

Stamp of the Month Bloghop for July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 Stamp of the Month Bloghop!

We are fortunate to have over 40 CTMH consultants participating this month!  I am sure you will see some very creative art using the Circus Alphabet Stamp Set.

The bloghop operates as one big loop.  You can really start at any blog and then look for the names of the preceding hopper and thhttp://pamse next one to follow.  For instance, my blog post was preceded by Pam's Blog.  When you are finished with mine you'll click on the name of the next blogger which is Susan's Blog.  You can hop by going forward or backward, it doesn't matter.  At any time you get lost just visit to be redirected.

I must admit that I had trouble creating my artwork this month.  I had to wait until the last minute to get started.  Then I was "entertaining" so to speak with a novice papercrafter and kept having to be engaged in dialogue.  So I got distracted and started making cutting mistakes!  Ouch!!!  In particular I wasted some of the chalkboard paper and didn't dare make one more attempt or I wouldn't have enough for my ladies.  So you will see a bubble in my banner which uses the Circus Alphabet Stamp Set.  Here's more explanation...

I had decided to make a baby card using Jubilee and the Chalkboard paper.  I planned on doing embossing with retired white embossing powder.  Little did I know that my craft heater would burn a bubble in the paper!!  I tried to redo this, but then my hand was nervous and the letters weren't as clear.  So I kept the bubble one which really is turning out to be my "perfect imperfection" which is alot like me!  Please pardon my bubble!!  I also learned something important about the chalkboard paper, it changed from dull to shiny under the heat.  I wonder if it is not really meant for embossing?! :))

Maybe the layout will inspire you with some truly baby colored paper.  This just is a little flat for me, but I like the concept.  There, I admitted it, I don't like my card!!!  Oh well, there's always next month....

The products I used are:

Jubilee Papers
Chalkboard Papers
Circus Alphabet Stamp Set
Baby Carriage Mini Stamp
Color-Ready Ribbon
Washi Tape:  Yellow Triangles, Slate Polka Dot, and Lagoon Houndstooth
Sorbet Ink
Cotton Candy Marker  (Easily substitute a Sky Marker if the baby is a boy.)
Black Pigment Ink
White Embossing Powder
Craft Heater
Pink Flamingo Dots  (You could use Aqua Dots for boy babies.)
Black Flourish
Babycakes Assortment

Remember that Circus Alphabet Stamp Set is only available this July 2014.  Click here to be directed to my retail site where you can order one for $5 when you qualify with a $50 order.  Or just order it for $17.95.

Thanks so much for stopping by and putting up with my humor!!  Nancy

1 comment:

  1. It's Ok not to like your work and yes there is always next month BUT I do rather like it.