Tuesday, June 30, 2009

July CTMH Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

All artwork on the hop will feature July's SOTM, "You've Got Flair" a set of 8 stamps! If you have come here from Jamia's blog you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning.

This month we have 46 CTMH Consultants sharing their SOTM creations, and other great CTMH artwork. Joining the hop is fun and simple to do - just click the link at the end of each blogger's post to move to the next one! If you get lost or a link doesn't work just click on links in the list below... Here we go!

I designed this card for my July Card Class and besides featuring the July SOTM, I used embossing (both dry and wet), cutting with scalloped scissors and layering with foam tape. The template is from SCS and can be found here. Other CTMH supplies include: Chocolate Textured CS, White Daisy, Garden Green, and Tulip CS, white embossing powder, twill ribbon, sparkles, and a red button. The card measures approximately 4.25"x5.5"at it's widest/tallest points.

I've also made these two cards featuring "You've Got Flair" - the July SOTM. I used a waterbrush and Cocoa, Desert Sand, and Bamboo ink to color the randomly stamped images (for the card backgrounds). The finished cards also use Love Story rub-ons, twill ribbons, TLC stamps, edge anchors, just blooms paper flowers, and chocolate mini medley embellishments.

Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th, so contact your CTMH Consultant (or Me!) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Thanks for stopping by! Now "hop" on over to Haley's blog to see her work! Or... click on the links below for ALL the bloggers participating in the hop:

Jena Devries (http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/)
Wendy Kessler (http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/)
Sherry Thompson (http://www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com/)
Dawn Heuft (http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/)
Brae Montgomery (http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/)
Melissa Laverty (http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/)
Karen Norman (http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/)
Deb Young (http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/)
Adeline E. Brill (http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/)
Tammy Lea Pinchard (http://www.creativeimpressions-pinchme.blogspot.com/)
Jen Rubio (http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/)
Cibele Glazer (http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/)
Laurie R Newton (http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/)
Kami Welter (http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/)
Helen Onulak (http://www.hookedonstamping.com/)
Sarita Schraeder (http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/)
Chris Shouse (http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/)
Paige Dolecki (http://www.paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com/)
Dawn Ross (http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/)
Jamia Bankhead (http://www.papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/)
Nona Davenport (http://www.nonapearl.blogspot.com/)
Haley Dyer (http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/)
Misty Jackson (http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/)
Jennifer Patrick (http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/)
Carla Ironside (http://www.carlacreates.blogspot.com/)
Jody Gustafson (http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/)
Heather Painchaud (http://www.twindragonflydesigns.blogspot.com/)
Julia Menssen (http://www.ralphandjulia.blogspot.com/)
Lori Miller (http://www.clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/)
Pamela OConnor (http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/)
Reba Poquette (http://www.thedirtyscramper.blogspot.com/)
Anne Beck (http://www.anniemuses.blogspot.com/)
Shannon Pelletier (http://www.shannonmvt.blogspot.com/)
Caren Goldsein (http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/)
Jan Moxey (http://scrapandstamp4ever.blogspot.com/)
Kristie Horness-Herdener (http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/)
Alanna Moses (http://www.damoses.blogspot.com/)
Leslie Markland (http://pandascrapper.blogspot.com/)
Barbra Otten (http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/)
Traci Godbee (http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/)
Jill Lucas (http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/)
Amy McVey (http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/)
Laurie Levnik (http://www.creationsbylaurie.blogspot.com/)


Sheila Bennett said...

Very nice, Nona. I really like the brown tones that you used.

Unknown said...

I really love the subtle elegance of these cards. Love the brown tones. Your flower pot card is GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing!!


Leslie said...

how cute is that!!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

Great cards, Nona!!

Unknown said...

Wonderful cards Nona! Thanks for sharing with us.

Haley D. said...

Cool how you saw flowers with this set! I love your brown color combo. Can't wait to go play!

Traci Godbee said...

love them all!! especially the first!!

Jill (Scrap Wench) said...

Great cards. I especially like the random stamping.

Alanna said...

Awesome cards Nona. Your flower pot card is incredible.

Nalazoo said...

The flower pot card is lovely - great color combination. I like the random stamping ones - and waterbrushing makes getting color fast, simple & easy.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work! I love the watercoloring on your 'paisley' background with the desert sand. So classy!

The Ballards said...

SO cute Nona!!! LOVE them both!

Deborah Young said...

Oooh la la....love your chocolate! Am I following you? I should be following you.....;-)

Jena said...

Fun projects! I have loved the flower pot cards I've seen but I really like it with this set! I also love the brown toned card. Thanks for sharing and for hopping with us!

Carla said...

The flower pot card is gorgeous Nona!! I wouldn`t have thought of trying it with the flowers in this set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Great cards, Nona! Love how you used the flower-shaped stamp for the flower pot card! :)

April said...

Wow Nona I really love the paisley cards,the shading on them is beautiful!

Cheryl Walker said...

very pretty!!!

Just wanted to say Thank you for your comment on my blog, and goodluck to you on the blog hop!!! Have fun!!

Rosie said...

Love the flower pot card with this stamp. Makes me think that maybe I do need it after all!

Sarah said...

Love that white embossing...how DID you get it so clean!! It looks awesome.
I love the brown cards too...it's all great.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Love it!! Uber creative!!!

Unknown said...

Love the flower pot card!!! Very creative :)

Unknown said...


Check out Vicki Wizinuck's blog. I think she found a way to deal with the policy you were trying to find a way to change. See what you think.

Unknown said...

Love it all Nona.....great inspiration!

Crafty Jenn said...

Those are all excellent! I like to random stamped cards. I'll definately have to get on next month's hop.

Lori Miller said...

When I got to the link for your blog, I thought, "Wonder what amazing things Nona did!" And I wasn't disappointed -- LOVE the flower pot! The brown paisley is gorgeous, too. Great work, as always!

Emaleth said...

I love the monochromatic brown hues you chose for your paisley cards - not "typical" for paisley, that's what makes it stand out even more!

I absolutely ADORE the flower pot card! What a fabulous way to utilize the July SOTM! :) TFS...

Jenn said...

Gorgeous cards!! I would have never thought to use that stamp as a flower like you did on the flower pot card! And I love the brown paisley cards!