Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you have found yourself here from Lisa Sargent's Blog, then you are in the right place. This month we have about 55 Close to My Heart Consultants for the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.

The November Stamp of the Month is entitled Cherish the Day (Set of 44). See some examples below showing what you can do with this stamp set.

And here are the stamps. Just think of all of the things that you can make with this stamp set!

I decided to combine the SOTM Blog Hop with the Heart 2 Heart Challenges Color Challenge this week. Here are the colors for this challenge.

Autumn Terracotta, Juniper and Bamboo. I like the look of these colors together but I found that I was having a hard time putting it all together. Here is my card.

I used a patterned paper from the retired paper pack, Game’s On, along with the Juniper patterned paper from the new paper pack, Typeset. I also stamped on our retired Twill ribbon the sentiment, It’s Your Birthday. I added some of our Bronze Glitter Gel to one of our arrow Milepost Shapes. I added Bitty Sparkles around the date to showcase it.

Actually I have more embellishments than I have paper. LOL I would have liked to add more bling but this card is for a male friend who is a manly man and I am sure would have been uncomfortable with more sparkly bling. I had to hide it in the card. Check out the star from the Milepost Shapes. It is painted with our Create-A-Shape Pearl Paint and Bamboo Reinker with a little juniper button attached. I used our Stipple Brush from the Texture Tools set to apply Cocoa Ink to the edges of the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Now please go on to the next stop, Nicole Grigg's Blog and see what she has created for you!

This stamp set can be purchased or you can even get it for only $5 Between November 1 – November 30, 2011. If you do not have a Close to My Heart Consultant, you can purchase this stamp set on my website.

  • Inks: Cocoa (Z2114), Autumn Terracotta (Z2101), Cocoa Reinker (Z2214), and Bamboo Reinker (Z2203)
  • Paper: Typeset (X7139B), Game On (X7097B), and Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
  • Stamp Sets: Cherish the Day (S1111) and Card Chatter – Birthday (D1475)
  • Tools: Stipple Brush (Z1298), Sponge Daubers Z726), Paper Piercing Kit (Z1114), and Blending Pen (3174)
  • Embellishments: Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039), Bronze Glitter Gel (Z1483), Hemp (Z280), Mini Medley Pewter (Z1487), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Milepost Shapes (Z1464), Buttons Green Assortment (Z1372), Twill Ribbon (retired), Foundry Ribbon Slides (Z1460), and Pewter Photo Hangers (Z1403)


  1. I like the look of this card. The extra touches of ink here and there really gave it depth. :-)

  2. Wow! absolutely terrific card. I will have to CASE after I find my Game On. We miss you at H2H and I'm really glad you shared your inspiration this week.

  3. WOW Melinda!
    Your card is so full of detail, it's beautiful. It's so nice to see your blog again, I just signed up under my new screen name.

    Big Hugs,

  4. You totally rocked the Nov. stamp of the month AND the H2H color challenge!

  5. What a super fun card. I love all of the details you put into it!

  6. I love this card. Has so much in a little package but very balanced. Very nice!

  7. Fantastic Card! I love the mini-medley and corrugated elements! and that you've mixed up paper packs and they still look fabulous all together!


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