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September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

By Helen | September 1, 2009

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM) which is Treasures – take a look at this stamp set:

Autumn 2009 008

If you have come here from Leisa’s Blog, you’re on the right path!


This month we have almost 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Stamp of the Month and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  Grab your favorite beverage, sit back and relax as you join on for the hop!  It’s simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.  Here we go…

I was inspired by Jeanette Lynton’s Color Me Monday post titled Make the Outdoors Great.  I felt the Sunflower color would be perfect for the flowers, the Indian Corn Blue would capture the sky, and the Desert Sand and Olive the ground.

September SOTM 003

This card is 6″ x 6″ and is my own design.  Hard to tell with the photo that there’s Indian Corn Blue ink sponged onto the background behind the floating seeds.

September SOTM 002

This card is 5.5″ x 4.25″ and is my own design.  For this one, I used colored pencils to add more depth and definition to the flower petals.

September SOTM 001

As I was playing with the stamps, I wanted to create an outdoor scene.  This last card is 7″ x 5″.  I will put together a tutorial for how I did this.  It’s a combination of embossing with Clear Embosssing Powder and sponging on color with the Round Sponge.

Materials Used:

  • CTMH Treasure Stamp Set (September’s Stamp of the Month) D1375
  • Z891 VersaMark Ink Pad
  • Z555 Craft Heater
  • CTMH Z673 White Daisy Embossing Powder
  • CTMH Z2160 Twilight Ink Pad
  • CTMH Z726 Sponge Daubers
  • Assorted papers: Indian Corn Blue cardstock, Sunflower patterned paper from Magic Moments paper pack and Olive wood patterned paper from Back Country, White Daisy Cardstock

Now “Hop” on over to Debra’s Blog to see her what she’s created!

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Treasures (September Stamp of the Month) is only available until September 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!


Here is another project made using this Stamp of the Month…

Kenneth’s First Stamped Project

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren’t working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.


Are you inspired by this blog?  One of the ways you can help support this blog is by ordering your Close To My Heart products through me.  You can order from me 24/7 from this link: http://heleno.myctmh.com or email me at helen@hookedonstamping.com

Want a copy of the brand NEW Autumn/Winter 2009 CTMH Idea Book for $5.00 just email me at helen@hookedonstamping.com and I’ll get one in the mail to you. 

Want to become a CTMH Consultant and earn instant income?  Consider being part of my Smile Patrol Team…and through September 30, when you join CTMH you’ll get the Everyday Celebration Card Kit for FREE as part of your new consultant kit.  Check out the Everyday Celebration Card Kit here.


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Topics: blog hop, Cards, Color Me Monday, CTMH Product Highlight, Treasure D1375 | 23 Comments »

23 Responses to “September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop”

  1. Maricar Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 5:55 am

    I’ll be back to check for your tutorial. I adore that final card and want to know how to copy you! It is a breathtaking card. The yellow and blue are a great color combo!

  2. Wendy K. Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Great color choice. That last card is amazing!

  3. Barbra Otten Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful cards Helen.

  4. Katy Donaldson Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:25 am

    GREAT brayered look!!! LOVE the color combo!

  5. Brae Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:56 am

    very nice Helen- I especially favour the third card!

  6. Nancy Brown Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Beautiful cards.
    Love them all

  7. Sheila Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Nice, sunny color combo. And I really like how you have the “fly away” stamps coming off of the larger flower in your first card.

  8. Cibele Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Your cards are awesome! Altough I was able to get a better look by clicking on them, I have a feeling these pictures are not doing them justice and they are prettier in person. The color combo is beautiful. Be sure to tell Kenneth that his card rock! I saw it yesterday in my “travels” and forgot to leave a comment. TFS.

  9. Traci Godbee Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 11:33 am

    so cute!! the 3rd is my favorite but i love them all!

  10. Anne Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Wonderful ideas as always. TFS Glad I didn’t have to pick a favorite.
    Your son did well too, please pass that onto him.

  11. Lori Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful work!

  12. Carla I. Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Cute cards Helen! Love the color combo!

  13. Linda Shewchuk Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Love the colors and the cards… Nice card Kenneth!

  14. Karen Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I love the colours you used! and Kenneth too!

  15. Melissa Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    great cards my friends. missed you lately…thinking you’re workin’ HARD!

  16. Jena Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Beautiful cards – love them with that color combo! And tell Kenneth – great job, too! TFS!

  17. Cindy Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    This cards are just beautiful!

  18. Barbara Harris Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Very nice….I also love your blog!

  19. Brenda Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I love how you used the stamps in this set Helen … very nice and creative cards!

  20. Terrie Says:
    September 1st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Love your cards, especially the last one. Your husband did a great job on his too : )

  21. Amber Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Very beautiful cards Helen as always. TFS!

  22. HaleyD Says:
    September 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    These are all gorgeous! I love the extra touch with the colored pencils, and the outdoor scene is beautiful.

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    October 1st, 2009 at 12:57 am

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