Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is Fall favorites a set of 11 stamps. If you have come here from Teresa’s Fabulous Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here on Helen’s blog.
This month we have 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
After seeing all the beautiful blue denim scarecrows I decided I needed to change things up a bit. 
Sept SOTM Fall Favorites CTMH with Art Philosophy Flirty and Moonlight

I used a combination of the new Alcohol Markers & the classic watercolor markers CTMH uses!  Both are very fun to blend with!  That blending pen makes all the lines go away like magic! 
It’s an easel card I made on my Gypsy.  I welded two identical label shapes together along the top/short edge to make this card.  After cutting I scored and folded it in the middle of the cover to make the easel.  I love easel cards because a couple of extra folds and you have a 3D card!
sept SOTM

Items used
  • Colonial white cardstock
  • Cocoa cardstock
  • Flirty Raspberry from the Flirty paper collection
  • Moonlight B&T owl paper
  • Autumn Lane Assortment Z1749
  • Burlap Ribbon Z1760 (A surprising favorite!)
  • Art Philosophy Cricut & Cricut Craft room to weld the shape together to make a card that folds at the top
  • Ruby, Olive and Autumn Terracotta Alcohol markers
  • Watercolor Pencils (may be currently out of stock) Item # 3505
  • Brown Stazon Ink pad Z1142
  • Alcohol blending marker Z1801
  • Blending pen (for colored pencils) 3174

Now "Hop" on over to Traci's beautiful blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the <month> SOTM is only available until <last day of the month>! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

This project also is part of this week’s Mojo Monday challenge.   I’m number 152.  I flipped it on the diagonal but it’s still the map I used to make my card! 
I’m hopping everywhere this month because I also entered it in these challenges:
Eureka Stamps:  Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious:  Anything Goes
Delightful challenges:  Fall Days
Stampin Sisters in Christ:  Diecut
Pile it on: I spy something that begins with P

Be sure to come back for next month.  The October Stamp of the Month will feature my Advent Workshop made entirely of current CTMH products!   I’ll have Cricut Craft Room & Cricut Gypsy files available so creating it will be a snap!
Here’s a sneak peek!  Go here for to see the whole Advent Calendar!


  1. That is one fancy scarecrow card! Very pretty!

  2. the bright pop of color!

  3. Great job on your card! I love the colors you chose for the scarecrow, very non traditional and I love it! Also love the bit of burlap! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge.

  4. Love this unique fall card! Thanks for playing along at Mojo Monday!

  5. Love the 'change-up' of colors! Are you willing to share your ccr file. Let me know!

  6. This is the third time I've seen this scarecrow today! And everyone is gorgeous - love the colours you've used thanks for playing along at delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

  7. love that stamp set!
    thanks for joining us at Pile it on - good luck in the draw :) - kimberly DT -

  8. Very cute card. Love the unconventional colors for the scarecrow. Cool!

  9. I love the pinks and purples you pulled into this, just beautiful!

  10. What a fab easel card and so nice to see a scarecrow in touch with his feminine side! Thanks so much for playing along with our Fall Days Challenge at Delightful Challenges hugs Susan x

  11. Hi Lalia. Oh my gosh, that card is amazing! I love the colouring. There are so many techniques I need to try out! Very inspiring :)


    Little Purple Forest

  12. Such a lovely card! Love all of your details! Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Delight Challenges! Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available if you are interested!