Hello to all my wonderful followers and talented crafting friends. Welcome to our July Art Philosophy Blog Hop!! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge; which can be purchased exclusively through a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. We are so excited to be doing this hop. We have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.
Lucy Kelleher, our hostess and fellow CTMH Consultant, will be giving away a prior Stamp of the Month set titled "You Are....". (Retail - $17.95) Check her blog for the picture. To enter to win, you need to leave a comment on Lucy's blog and for each of the stops on the blog hop. If you also become a follower of Lucy's blog, she will give you another entry for the contest. Good luck.
This month we are showcasing the card feature. Did you know there are 100 different card shapes you can make with this cartridge? We won't be able to show you all of them; but we are showing you as many as we can. If you came from Darla's blog; you are in the right place. If not, please start at the beginning; which is Lucy's blog. The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura's blog. See the complete blog hop list below.
I created a card using a new stamp set I purchased last month. I love these little Quick card stamp sets from CTMH. It is the "Quick card - Shell" and has an awesome sentiment on it. It says - "May you find life in simple beauty in unexpected places." So simple, yet profound!! I used Glitz - Stardust on the shell.
I used the beautiful CTMH Florentine Paper Packet. It is one of my favorites. I love the colors and all the different patterns in one packet. It also includes plain cardstock to match as well. Here is the close up view of the inside of this card. I used CTMH "Card Chatter - Sympathy" stamp set; which includes several nice sentiments to encourage others.
Close up of left side of card - "Just a note to brighten your day.....
(Inside right) and chase the clouds away" The flowers and hearts were also created using papers in the Florentine Paper Packet and cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.
The next stop on your Blog Hop Fun is Laura's blog.
Supplies used for this card:
Card Base - cut at 5 1/2 - page 33 (card feature) of AP cartridge handbook - no shift
All cuts from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Both inside and outside)
Paper - CTMH Forentine Paper Packet - G1038
Sentiment Outside - "Quick Cards - Shell" - A1128
Sentiment Inside - "Card Chatter - Sympathy" - D1476
Scalloped square - cut 5 inch for outside and 4 1/2 for inside (page 33) (no shift)
Squares on outside - cut at 3 1/2 and 3 for sentiment square (page 23)(no shift)
Flowers inside - cut 1 inch - (page 29 - shift key); inside circle of flower - (page 21) 1/4 inch
Hearts inside - cut at 1/2 inch - (page 26) (shift key)
Buttons - CTMH Blue Assortment - Z1371
Ink for both sentiments - CTMH Olive - Z2137
Glitter on shell - CTMH Glitz Stardust - Z1313
Adhesive - Tombow Adhesive - Also found at CTMH - 1514
Foam Tape - CTMH 3-D foam tape - Z1151
Click on CTMH shopping if you want to see these products or to begin shopping. You can also view the latest Idea Book on the right side of my blog. Just click on the picture. The new Autumn/Winter Idea book will be available August 1, 2012.
Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
Darla ~ http://www.stampingunderdoctorsorders.blogspot.com/
Gloria ~ http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com ----- You are here!!!
Laura Wolff~ http://scrappinsweetiesescape.blogspot.com/ -- Click here for the next blog
Eva ~ http://loveofcreating.blogspot.com
Danielle ~ http://littlebitofscrap.blogspot.com
Connie ~ http://conniescraftycloset.blogspot.com
Wendy ~ http://myscrapbookingblog.com
Joanne ~ http://josiesjoy.blogspot.com/
Laura Charko ~ www.koladesigns.wordpress.com
Carolyn Heniges ~ http://www.nuts4scrappin.blogspot.com/
Kindred Hearts (Penny) ~ http://itmakestotalcents.blogspot.com
Stephanie Feist ~http://www.quiltedscrapper.blogspot.com
Julia Hammond ~ http://youcancreatectmh.blogspot.com/
Make It Monday - MIM # 99 - Anything Goes
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - # 19 - Anything Goes
Card Making Mamas - Challenge # 50 - 1 - 2 - 3
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude - Challenge # 19 - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - # 69 - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Anything Goes or Sketch
Crafts & Me - Challenge # 94 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Challenge # 180 - Buttons
Inky Impressions - Use Dies Or Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - # 134 - Buttons
A & T Emerald Fairies Challenge - Challenge # 28 - Flourishes/Swirls
Bearly Mine - Challenge # 45 - Shaped Cards
Jackson's Digital Expressions - Challenge # 15 - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Challenge # 13 - Bling Bling - Anything That Sparkles Or Shines
Shopping Our Stash - Challenge # 61 - Must Use Something New - New Shell Stamp
Use It Tuesday - Challenge # 36 - Uncut Paper (Heart main paper - Didn't want to cut)
Art With No Boundaries - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - PWC 216 - Clean And Simple
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Weekly Challenge # 20 - Bingo (Die Cuts, Free Space, Stickles (Glitter)
Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us. We hope you love all the projects we created. Please take time to leave a comment on each of these blogs. Love and encouraging words are greatly appreciated!!! All the crafters work hard to bring you these wonderful inspiring ideas for creating your next card!!! We love you and hope we have inspired you to - Keep On Creating!!