Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's that time again and this month, the CTMH Stamp of the Month blog hop. July's STOM is so cute. It is called Happy Forever and it contains 4 cute little figures. Some people have called them hedgehogs, but I think they look like smiling porcupines! :o) It also contains 3 sentiments and a heart and a butterfly. Such a fun stamp that has so many possibilities. If you have been hopping along, you have seen all the ways it is being used. This month we have many participants including one of my new downlines - Nancy.

Without further ado, if you have arrived here from Debra's blog you are on the right track. Each STOM hop, I try to do something a little different. This month, I recycled a pretty jar vase that I got as a favor at the Wedding of a good friend's daughter earlier in June. It is always fun to have there little tokens of remembrance.

I heat embossed the little guy with Cocoa Embossing Powder, cut him out and then colored him with great watercolor pencils that I received as a RAK from a good friend. I attached him using Glue Dots. The butterfly mixed in the flowers is from the Hot Diggity set. I stamped it in Hollyhock, cut it out, added bitty crystals to the antennae and attached him to a silver pipe cleaner. The daisies and Bee Balm are from my garden. :o)

I always have to make a card, too, for the Hop. For this card, I used Caboodle and again colored the litte guy with the watercolor pencils.

It's time to hop on over to Antoinette's blog and check out what she did with this fun Stamp of the Month. Thanks for hopping by and For Now, Happy Crafting!


Nancy Keller said...

Cindy Cindy My Mentor! I love that little vase and your card ] your balloons are so cute and colorful. :) Thanks for always being my fearless leader and friend. I hope that you have a blast at convention. . . I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Closet Stamper said...

The vase is very cute! TFS

Haley D. said...

How stinkin' cute are these?!? Adorable!

Krista Ritskes said...

Oh too cute! Love both yor projects.

Andrea Ewen said...

Great projects! Love how you shaded your image on the card. Super work!

Laurie said...

Love the card - soft and sweet!