Monday, May 1, 2017

May SOTM Blog Hop - "Live, Laugh, Love"

Happy National Scrapbooking Month! I hope you plan on celebrating our love for this hobby sometime during this month and ideally, all month long. It's a great excuse to do so, don't ya think?!
Welcome to our "Stamp of the Month Blog Hop" where we are featuring this month's Stamp of the Month, "Live, Laugh, Love". 
It comes with these 9 wonderful images, all of which make great titles and accents for layouts and yet are still perfect enough for greeting cards. You can purchase it for $17.95 or get it for $5 with a qualifying order. Read here for details. 

We are excited to share some fun artwork creations incorporating this stamp set. If you are coming from Marie's Blog, you are on the right track. If you were to get lost in this hop, you can find a complete list of participants by clicking here
What is also exciting about today and this hop is that Close To My Heart just released this NEW publication, "Seasonal Expressions 2", complete with BRAND NEW PRODUCTS you are sure to see highlighted in the artwork. You can get a hard copy FREE with every purchase starting today (through August 31, 2017). 
I love how this card turned out (and hope you do too). It was very relaxing to color the flowers and leaves with our ShinHan Markers. The patterned paper - black with white polka dots and white with gold polka dots (although not easy to see though the photo) - is from our Live Beautifully paper pack, also released today in honor of National Scrapbooking Month
I added a variety of gems (aka embellishments) to the center of the flowers for that much-needed "bling". Thin 3-D Foam Tape was used for the flowers to add some dimension to the card. The sentiment is from the Flower Market Cricut Collection. (It's one of my favorite stamp sets because of the variety of sentiments it provides me.)


Please head over to Wendy's Blog to see what she has created with this must-have stamp set. Consider leaving a comment before heading that direction. I always love hearing from you!

Have a wonderful National Scrapbooking Month!

11 comments:

  1. Cute card! Love the added gems on the flowers!

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    1. Thank you! I just had to add a little bling! ;)

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  2. Love how the black back ground makes the flowers pop! love it.

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    1. Thanks, Judy Faye. It's amazing how black does that naturally, isn't it?! I need all the help I can get! LOL

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  3. I really love your array of colorful flowers over the black and white papers. Great card layout! Thanks for inspiring me today.
    :) Marie

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    1. Thank you for your very kind and sweet comment, Marie! I appreciate it!

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  4. Beautiful card. Love how the colors pop!

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  5. What a pretty card. :) Love your choice of colors! :)

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  6. Love your card! That black background really makes the flowers pop.

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  7. Your card is bold and beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous card! I love the row of bright, bold flowers.

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