Saturday, June 30, 2012

July's Stamp of the Month..."Live Out Loud"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
July 2012's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****Live Out Loud****
The blog hop makes a circle so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all.  If you have already started and are coming from Melinda Everitt's blog, "If You Bling It"then you are on the right track.

This is one of the cards that we will be making for my July Cards, Etc. Workshop that features the very cool Live Out Loud stamp of the month.  I also incorporated some of the images from the exclusive stamp set that only comes with the Victory Workshop-on-the-Go Kit.
Doesn't my bow look fantastic? :)  Wanna know my secret?  Cheating!  I simply tied a piece of hemp around the long piece to give an illusion of being gathered.  Then I tied a knot in a separate piece of ribbon, trimmed the ends and attached with fabric adhesive.  Voila!
I distressed the edges of the Desert Sand circle with the Edge Distressing Tool, pierced holes along the edge of the Colonial White circle and masked the shield before stamping the flourish and stars.  Finally, I stamped, trimmed and adhered two additional stars with foam tape for extra dimension.
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  VictoryColonial White CSOutdoor Denim CS, Barn Red CS, Desert Sand CS
Here's a look at the entire stamp set.

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for inspiration.

Remember, if you love what you've seen so far along your SOTM Blog Hop journey, and you want your own "Live Out Loud" stamp set or want to get it for the amazingly low price of $5, be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here.  Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to  Georgia Hauglid's blog, "Trust Your Crazy Ideas" and check out her project.
If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can always find a list of all this month's CTMH SOTM Blog Hop participants on Kathleen's blog.

Happy hopping!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Pamela! Means a lot coming from someone as creative as you. :)

  2. This is a great card - love the colors and textures you pulled together. Awesome guy card!

  3. Love what you did with the studs. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Very cool card! Your details are incredible.

  5. Amazing card! Love the popped up stars on the sentiment and great bow trick too!

    1. Thanks Carla! It's amazing what you can come up with when you're desperate (the bow). :)

  6. This is my favorite project seen so far with this stamp set. So beautiful and an awesome way to combine 2 stamps. You are so clever. :)

    1. Aawwwww...thanks so much Cassandra! You always leave me the sweetest comments. :)

  7. Replies
    1. Yippee! Thanks Elizabeth! When I see my creations pinned, it's like the best seal of approval. LOL


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