December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Special Care

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month I am following Maria Myer's Blog.   We have 55 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this month’s Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.   If you lose your place while traveling through our hop, a complete list of hoppers can be found here.
The December Stamp of the Month is entitled Special Care (S1312) (Set of 6). Here is a picture of this stamp set:

I always use the December Stamp of the Month for the card I give to my Husband for our anniversary.  This year we will me celebrating 13 years of marriage.  It has been a wild ride, but lots of fun and we are really coming together as a couple now that we have kids in the house - grandkids that we are raising.  We are having to learn to work together instead of each of us doing our own thing and coming together at night.

Here is my card:

I used a couple of paper packs - Laughing Lola and  Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B).  The edges are all ink distressed with our Black Ink (Z2105).  I stamped the stamp of the month with Crystal Blue Ink (Z2117). The stamp set, Dotted Love (M1026), was randomly stamped with Crystal Blue ink on the White Daisy Cardstock after I spritzed a little color onto the White Daisy Cardstock using our Spray Pen (Z1380) filled with rubbing alcohol and Whisper Reinker (Z2272).  I also stamped the I Love You with Black pigment ink (Z2503) onto the Laughing Lola paper and I cut it out and adhered it with Bonding Memories Glue (Z553).  The heart was popped up with 3D foam tape (Z1151).  

I used the Laughing Lola Assortment (Z1854) at the top of the tag.  The picture doesn't show it but it has the cutest plaid pattern.  The 13 is from our Irresistibles Houndstooth Alphabet (Z1779), sponged with Slate Ink (Z2173).  I put Black Sparkles (Z1754) on the tag and at the bottom of the card.  I didn't take a picture of it but the inside of the card has the sentiment, "We put the fun in DYSFUNCTIONAL" which comes from our cute Hostess Rewards stamp set, Family Photo (B1433).

I think my husband is going to get a kick out of this card.  Looking forward to another great year.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, Carla Ironside's Blog.

The Special Care Stamp Set can be purchased for $17.95 or if you purchase $50 in CTMH products, you can add this stamp set to your order for and additional $5.  This stamp set is only available between December 1 – December 31, 2013. You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

I have entered my card in the Anything but Christmas Challenge at the Emergency Crafters Challenge and the Anything Goes Challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody.


  1. Your card is so unique! I especially love the background stamping!

  2. Super cute. Show us the inside when you get a chance.

  3. Fabulous card! I love how you combined the mini I <3 You stamp with the December stamp of the month.

  4. Great card! So many techniques!

  5. WOW! Love this card and will have to try it - I too have a Disfunctional family members I can give a card to!

  6. Your card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  7. What a cute way to use this stamp set! Love it!

  8. What an ADORABLE card!! I LOVE the many different techniques you incorporated in this card!! Beautiful! :)

  9. Oh my, oh my, oh my! This card just pops! Love the colors!


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