Sunday, July 1, 2018

Highlight Reel CTMH SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2018 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set Highlight Reel. This month there are approximately sixteen Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month. Our blog hop is circular, meaning the final Consultant on the list links to the first, so you can start at any SOTM post. Continuing to visit the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Melissa Robinson's My Heartfelt Sentiments***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I think this stamp set if perfect for a lot of firsts in life, but since many of the first events featured on this stamp set are in my rear-view mirror, I also used the Sweet Birthday stamp set to create a first birthday card. [As I set here in the sweltering heat — central New York state isn't used to a heat index of over 100 degrees — I think adding "together" after the "first {blank}" would be great for a new couple.]

I started to think the lower left corner of my card looked a little naked, so I stamped and fussy cut another image and attached it with a low tack adhesive so I could audition it.

I am still not sure which way I prefer. What do you think?

I carried the balloons and paper color to the inside of the card.

Before you head to ***Crafty Happy by Darlys Recker***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a little time, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with Highlight Reel — the July Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Crafty Happy by Darlys Recker***.


  1. Both cards are great. I cannot decide either which I prefer. I especially love the background paper you created. Awesome idea.

  2. I love the colour combo and the small title paired with that gorgeous big cupcake!

  3. I appreciate that you included the inside sentiment for our viewing!

  4. Your card looks amazing inside and out, including the subtle background you made.

  5. Great card!! I love how you stamped your pattern paper for the background.


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