6/30/2012

Live Out Loud with Close to My Heart July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You probably found yourself here from Traci Godbee's Blog. We have 57 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.
                                                                                                                        The July Stamp of the Month is entitled Live Out Loud (Set of 8). Love all of the different fonts in this stamp set as well as the energy it gives off.  I see lots of cards and scrapbooking pages in my future!
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                                                                                                                      Well first of all, I want to admit that I have a new addiction or maybe I should just call it a simple pleasure.  I love Pinterest.  I limit my time on it, but love to look at all the different designs, cards, and whatever strikes my eye on this site.  A few weeks ago I saw this cool looking pin on Pinterest and I repinned it to one of my boards for future consideration to CASE.  This month’s stamp set was perfect to use for this purpose.  Here is the piece of art that I CASE’d.
                                                                                                                    And here is the card that I made using Close to My Heart’s July Stamp of the Month called Live Out Loud.
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This card is decidedly outside my comfort zone.  I don’t normally do “freestyle””.  My cards usually have a pattern that I adhere to.  The hardest part of the entire card was the four buttons and how I wanted to embellish them.  I told me husband once I finished it that it was either really good or a big hot mess.  I am really liking it now and will try to not stick in such a rut anymore with my artwork.
                                                                                                                        In addition to the July Stamp of the Month I used a variety of other stamp sets, some just parts of to give it a grungy kind of look.  The stickease borders on the right side are from the Florentine My Stickease package.
                                                                                                                        I want to thank you for visiting my blog. The next stop on the blog hop is Tamytha Jenkin's Blog.
                                                                                                                    This stamp set can be purchased or you can even get it for only $5 Between July 1 – July 31, 2012. If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, you can purchase this stamp set on my website.

16 comments:

  1. This card has so much Energy in it! Love it!

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  2. WOW...this is fabulous!!! You are so very talented Melinda. =)

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  3. Love all the colors and embellishing! You nailed it!

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  4. Definitely really good. Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That card is amazing! LOVE how you used so many stamp sets together. I'll be pinning YOUR card!

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  6. Your card is really cool! Way to strech yourself!

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  7. COOL! I could sit and look at it for a long time!!!!!

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  8. I love your rendition of the Pinterest design. So great!!

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  9. Melinda I love this card!!!!

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  10. Melinda, this card is FABULOUS!!!! Wow, I totally love it!

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  11. I think ur freestyle card is FABULOUS!!!!!
    ~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

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  12. So TERRIFIC Melinda!! I just love how you used such a variety of stamps and colors in such perfect harmony! Very inspiring!! :)

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  13. just love this card - saw it on pinterest first and I am definitely planning on reproducing it!

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  14. This is a fantastic card! I saw it at the top of your blog and had to find it to comment! I love how colorful it is and you did such a great job giving it depth with the buttons! I'll be pinning this and linking it back to your blog! (it's too bad this was a SOTM set, but I think people will still be able to use the ideas with other CTMH stamp sets!) Thanks so much for sharing and for taking a chance! It definitely paid off!!!

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