Saturday, June 30, 2012

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for July

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for July. This month we are featuring the stamp set "Live Out Loud". 

Hop along with me & a bunch of other great CTMH consultants! We've created a whole lot of artwork for you, all using the July Stamp of the Month. If you've come here from Dawn's Blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop on the hop, that will work too (just keep hopping till you get back here again).

To continue along the hop, just follow the link at the end of each post to go to the next site. We hope that following the hop will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for using this month's stamp set, along with the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post!

My creation this month is a 12x12 layout featuring one of the great sentiments from this stamp set "Imagine the Possibilities". 

Layout design is sketch #81 from Sketches in Thyme.

Materials Used:
CTMH patterned paper (check pattern):  Elemental
CTMH patterned paper (stripe pattern):  Evensong (retired)
CTMH cardstock: White Daisy, Black
CTMH ink: Black
CTMH stamp set: Live Out Loud - July 2012 stamp of the month
CTMH stamp sets: Circle Arounds & Comments (both retired)
CTMH Bottle Caps
CTMH Holiday Buttons
CTMH Black Waxy Flax
Black Grosgrain Ribbon - from my stash
Border is machine stitched with black thread
Journalling boxes (circle and bracket) cut with CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

The July Stamp of the Month is available from your CTMH consultant from July 1st to 31st, 2012.    It can be purchased for $17.95 or you can get it for just $5 with your CTMH order of $50 or more during the month of July.  Check out this MUST HAVE stamp set:

If you would like to continue on this month's blog hop for more fabulous inspiration using this great stamp set - "LIVE OUT LOUD" - continue on to Krista's blog to see what she has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by today,


  1. Love it - especially the zig zag border! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great page! Love the stamped title! Thanks for playing along with us @ SIT :)
    ~DT Maven Kim

  3. Great layout. I love how you used the sentiment as a title. I also love the detail of the circle on the upper left corner of the photo. Adds a great touch.

  4. Awesome how the picture stands out!

  5. Great Layout, Love the little circle of stars!

  6. What a great layout - love the photo!!

  7. Love the layout - it tugged at my heartstrings a little :)

  8. Terrific layout Carla! I love how you even managed to use some retired Christmas paper without it looking "Christmas-y" at all - just beautiful! :)

  9. Thank you for playing with us at SIT. Great lay out!


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