Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sweet Life Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

This month's stamp from Close to My Heart is "Sweet Life" and is available exclusively through your Close to My Heart consultant from July 1 - 31, 2013.  You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. 

If you have just hopped only my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog - Love 2 Create. If you came from Cat's blog CatScrapbooking Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place! 

This stamp set was screaming at me to use our Alcohol Markers. I had so much fun coloring that I made extra and ended up with three cards to show you (in addition to Thursday's 3"x 3" card). To help keep the colors from bleeding, I stamped the images in black pigment ink.

Love you to the core
I really wanted the colored images to pop out, so I selected the black and white For Always paper as my backdrop.

Friendship is the sweetest of fruits
To keep the colorful fruit the focal point, I used simple embellishments - just a few buttons and black hemp.
You're a peach
Finally, I edge distressed by sponging the cards and all paper pieces with black ink.

Your next stop on our "Sweet Life" hop is Heather of Paper Crafter Anonymous.

If you get lost along the way, here's a complete list of the blogs in the hop with links to the posts.

Lucy at Love 2 Create
Darla at Caution: Crafting is Contagious
Theo at Celebrate Crafts
Jennifer at 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
Mary Ellen at Cr8ve Me
Cat at CatScrapbooking
Rebecca at Show Me Scrapping (you are here!)
Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous

Thanks for hopping along with us; we hope we were able to inspire you.

Keep Creating!



  1. Each card is beautiful, Rebecca! Great job with those alcohol markers!

  2. Thanks Jane. I still find them challenging, but did have fun making these cards. I guess I need to practice more! What a pity :)

  3. I like the use of the black for the back round. Very pretty!

  4. Your cards are wonderful. I just love the For Always paper pack.

    Mary Ellen

  5. I love all 3 cards! So classy and so elegant!

  6. I love all your cards! They are just beautiful! Love the different paper combinations! Great coloring!

  7. Thanks everyone! I'm going to have to get the alcohol markers out more often.

  8. Gorgeous cards, I love that you paired the stamp with the For Always paper.. beautiful job