July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - The Sweet Life!

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Maureen O'Sullivan's Blog.   We have over 50 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   
The July Stamp of the Month is entitled Sweet Life (Set of 9). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

Loving this very elegant stamp set!  I have been super  busy for the past few weeks.  In fact I just returned from our annual Close to My Heart Convention this morning.  I had run behind with so much to do so I took a quick nap and then set about making a tag.  I want to use this tag for a present I have for a dear friend.

Here is my tag.

This tag is super cute in person.  Ran out of natural light for the picture and may retake ti tomorrow if I have time.  I colored the stamped image mostly with our alcohol markers.  I also snuck in a little bit of our new bronze glitter trim that will be coming out in our new catalog.  Sorry, couldn't resist.  I am LOVIN' IT!

The tag is cut out of Kraft cardstock with our Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, pg 60, at 6".  The tag is cut out of Sorbet cardstock, pg 47, at 4".

Everything is sponged with Cocoa Ink and I second generation stamped "Life the Sweet Life" on the background of the tag, but between it soaking in and the poor light, it is hard to see.

The stamped image was embossed with Cocoa pigment ink and clear embossing powder and then cut out with our super-duper fantastic non stick Micro-tip scissors (Z1836).  This is my favorite new tool.  I am hard on scissors and these are able to cut through adhesive and then even cut ribbon.  Truly remarkable!   I used the flower and emblem from our retiring Buzz and Bumble Collection (Z1831).

I am  very proud of my coloring so here is a closer view of the stamped images on the tag.

Doesn't that apple just look scrumptious?  Ready to pick and eat.  Yum!

Supplies Used
Sweet Set (S1307)
Cocoa Pigment Ink 
Retired Canvas Ribbon
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge 

Markers Used 
Creme Brulee Dark Alcohol Marker
Cranberry Light Alcohol Marker
Ruby Alcohol Marker
Barn Red Light Alcohol Marker

Olive Light Alcohol Marker
New England Ivy Alcohol Marker

Flowers are colored with Copics, Y000, Y21 and Y23

Stem is colored with our Blending Pen and Desert Sand Ink

The next stop on the blog hop is the Fabulous Sheila Bennett's Blog.

The Sweet Life Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or you can even get it for only $5 between July 1 – July 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  


  1. Your tag is really pretty! You are an amazing fussy cutter.

  2. Fab-u-lous coloring!! I still can't get the hang of this coloring technique yet!!

  3. Just love your tag. Would be great with a summer birthday gift.

  4. Your tag is outstanding! The coloring is so vibrant!!


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