Close to My Heart September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  I am the next stop in this blog hop following  Jill Lucas' Blog.   We have over 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

The September Stamp of the Month is entitled Fall Favorites (Set of 11). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

I have so been waiting to work with this stamp set!  Close to My Heart now has alcohol markers!  Woo Hoo!  Our markers are in Close to My Heart colors so they match our papers and dye inks!  Can I hear another Woo Hoo?!!  I don't have all of the colors I needed so I added a few of my Copics to finish off the scene.  Our markers are a bit different from Copics.  First of all they are a whole lot cheaper and they come in a set of 2 markers.  For a set of 2 markers, the price is $5.95.  In the set one of the markers is the Close to My Heart color and the second one is a complementary color.  I love to color so I had a ball making this card.

I wish that I could get a better picture.  The colors are so vibrant with the alcohol markers and I even colored the sky blue.  I may try and take a better picture tomorrow, but for now this one will have to do.

List of Supplies
Fall Favorites (S1209)
Dakota Paper Pack (X7157B)
Burlap Ribbon (Z1760)
Cricut Artiste Collection (Z1790)
Pewter Brads (Z1366)
Dye Inks:  Sorbet, Barn Red, and Pacifica
Black Pigment Ink

Alcohol Inks  (Copics are indicated by number)
Flowers:  Petals - Smoothie, Sorbet and Sorbet Light
               Middle - Creme Brulee, Creme Brulee Dark, and Autumn Terracotta Light
               Stems and Leaves:  Olive, Olive Light, and Sweet Leaf
Scarecrow:  Face -  W-1, E-31, E-33, and E-51
                    Patches - Ruby Light, Cranberry, and Ruby
                   Blue Jeans - Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim Light, and Outdoor Denim
                   Shirt - Olive, Olive Light, Sweet Leaf, and YG21
                   Straw - Honey Light, Honey, Y21, Y000, and Autumn Terracotta Light
Wood:  E55, E17, and E18
Dirt:  E00, E31, and E34
Dove:  C00 and C3
Wheat:  Y26
Sky:  E00

 The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous  Haley Dyer.
The Fall Favorites stamp set can be purchased for $17.95 or you can even get it for only $5 between September 1 – September 30, 2012. If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, you can purchase this stamp set on my website.


  1. Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stunning.. love the deep colors

  3. Very pretty...like all the layers to the card!

  4. Great card Melinda. Love this stamp set. I think the image is adorable and you did fantastic on the coloring. I was wondering if you could use the Copics and CTMH markers together. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a fabulous week!! Hugs, Gloria

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  5. I love this, Melinda! I have nominated you for the Liebster on my blog: http://bumblesnbees.blogspot.ca/2012/09/liebster-award.html


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