Tuesday, August 14, 2012

National Stamping Month Blog Hop - It's Time to Celebrate!

Hi, all.  I love a celebration - especially if it involves discounted stuff!!

Did you know September is National Stamping Month?  And Close To My Heart is celebrating NOW!  Starting August 15, and through September 30, you can get the SUPER cute stamp set, It's Your Day, for just $5, when you make a $35 minimum purchase!  (The stamp set is worth $35.90.)

If you've arrived here from Judy Faye's blog, welcome!

I love this set, and I think it coordinates nicely with the May National Scrapbooking Month paper pack, Dotty for You, so if you still have some left, try pairing the two together!

I loved the bicycle right away, so I decided to start with that image.  I like the circle sayings, too, so I decided to incorporate that.

I cut the butterflies (buttercup and sunset card stock) with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge, and embellished them with the Mini Opaque pearls.  I also stamped the polkadots on the top butterfly (second generation).

For the "roadway" I used the NEW Adhesive-Backed Chalkboard Sheet (Z1789).  It's really cool.  It's a 12x12 sheet of black plastic-y paper with adhesive on the back. It's kind of rough, like a chalkboard, and made of smooth plastic.  If you use regular chalk with it, it will rub off, but if you use the NEW CTMH Chalk Marker (Z1767), it works great.

I cut a 1/2" strip, and drew the dottled line for the road.

I also put some silver Bitty Brads in the center of the bicycle wheels.  So cute and easy!  Stay tuned for more cards with this great set.  :)

Don't forget to check out my "This Month's Specials" tab for some great deals on this and other products!  If you want to shop right now, click here!

Now hop on over to Kristine's blog to see what treats she has for you to see!  Thanks for looking! 

Supplies Used:
It's Your Day - National Stamping Month Stamp Set (just $5 with your $35 order)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Adhesive Backed Cardboard Sheet (Z1789)
Chalk Marker (Z1767)
Card Stock and Ink Colors:  Pear, Pacifica, Buttercup, Sunset, Creme Brulee
Bitty Opaques
Liquid Glass (as an adhesive for the butterflies)
Piercing Tool for the brads