August CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Tamytha Jenkin's Blog.   We have almost 60 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   
The August Stamp of the Month is entitled A Chocolate Affair (Set of 16). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Now, who doesn't like chocolate?  I remember reading a sign once that said that 9 out of 10 people live chocolate ................ and the other one is LYING!  LOL

We have a family story that revolves around chocolate.  My parents are from West Virginia and Dad was stationed briefly for a school in Los Angeles right down the street from See's Candy.  He fell in love with See's Candy and when he got out of the service, he went back and got my mother and we moved to Los Angeles because of the See's Candy.  Can you believe that?  In my family we can tell who belongs and who doesn't based on their love and appreciation of chocolate.

So what did I make?  I used our Kraft Container and our new Sarita paper pack along with this wonderful stamp of the month to make a candy gift canister.  You can really fill this with a ton of candy and then once the candy is gone, you can just add more and leave it on your desk at work.

Here is my canister.

Just realized that I love cupcakes too!

 And ice cream sundaes.  Especially hot fudge ice cream sundaes.  Yum!

 Whoa! And Chocolate Covered Strawberries are incredible and good for you.  Right?

And most of all, Chocolate always understands, doesn't it?

The purple "flower" is cut with our new Cricut Artbooking Cartridge in Gypsy Cardstock.  Sorry, but I just could not resist using purple.  It really makes my chocolate stand out!

Supplies Used
A Chocolate Affair (S1308)
Cocoa Ink 
Sarita Paper Pack
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge 
3 D Foam Tape

The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous Nancy Womersley's Blog.

The A Chocolate Affair Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or This month our promotion is called Sweeten the Deal.  When you purchase $50, you will receive this stamp set for FREE between August 1 – August 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

I am entering my project into these challenges:
Anything but a card at Creative Moments
Coffee Break or Food at the Anything Goes Challenge
and 3D at Craft Your Passion.


  1. Lovely tube. I like chocolate so much myself.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  2. Super project, lovely design, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  3. Super projects. thanks for entering at Creative Moments for this challenge. Gill DT

  4. Love this fabulous canister - you've decorated it perfectly and it would be perfect to have on your desk!

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time.

    Christine x


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