Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hop right on into July!!

edited to add: For crying out loud... I've attempted to repair these links every way I know how- if you are a subscriber- please forgive me for all the re-posting- I'm hoping this is the last time!
I've corrected all the links so if you visited earlier and they didn't work- please try again!
Welcome to my stop on the Close to my Heart consultant July blog hop! Today we're featuring the cute new July Stamp of the Month "You've Got Flair".

I'll be the first to say that when I first saw this stamp set- well- I was not thrilled. But then- when I actually sat down to use it- wowee are there lots of options with this set. But don't take my word for it- you'll need to check out all the fabulous artwork for yourself!!

If you are just joining the hop- scroll down and start at the beginning with Jena's blog... if you are hitting my blog as part of the hop- you're almost done!! I've included the entire blog hop list in case you have any trouble with the links.

And for my card: The photo was taken at a weird angle to reduce the glare but you get the idea! I used one of the fancy designs to create a flower.
I used my piercing tool and needle set with some sweet leaf embroidery floss to create the stem and leaf- it was totally freehanded- and super simple!

{supplies: Notebook Level 2 paper pack, Bamboo and colonial white Cardstock, Twilight and Black ink pads, Markers (Blush, Baby Pink, Bamboo and Twilight), clear sparkles, Shades of Green Embroidery Floss, piercing tool and needle, photo clips, You've got Flair stamp set, Say it in Style stamp set. AND... I think the Emporium level 2- but I can NOT remember which pack of paper that blue stripe is from!!}

Hope you like my contribution to the blog hop! Here's the full list of links:

Jena Devries
Wendy Kessler
Sherry Thompson
Dawn Heuft
Brae Montgomery
Melissa Laverty
Karen Norman
Deb Young
Adeline E. Brill
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Jen Rubio
Cibele Glazer
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Helen Onulak
Sarita Schraeder
Chris Shouse
Paige Dolecki
Dawn Ross
Jamia Bankhead
Nona Davenport
Haley Dyer
Misty Jackson
Jennifer Patrick
Carla Ironside
Jody Gustafson
Heather Painchaud
Julia Menssen
Lori Miller
Pamela OConnor
Reba Poquette
Anne Beck
Shannon Pelletier
Caren Goldsein
Jan Moxey
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Alanna Moses
Leslie Markland
Barbra Otten
Traci Godbee ***you are here
Jill Lucas
Amy McVey
Laurie Levnik


Leslie said...

so pretty!

HaleyD said...

I had the same reaction to this stamp set, both before and after. Your card is lovely.

Jena said...

Love the flower - fun card! Thanks for hopping with us!

Deborah Young said...

Yep, it's Emporium! I love how you made it into a flower. Beautiful!

roxybonds said...

AWW, love how you stitched the stem, way cute!

Helen Onulak said...

I love how you added the stitching to make the stamp into a flower! Beautiful!

Crafty Jenn said...

I love how you used the image as a flower! Great job!