Welcome to the July stamp of the month blog hop! It is time to Live Out Loud! If you'd like to be inspired to use this stamp set, join me and a large group of talented consultants. Hopping is easy; just click on the link to the next blog. (If you're already hopping, then you should have arrived here from Gina's blog. You'll hop on over to Lori's blog next!)
My embellishments include Paradise baker's twine and Tulip embroidery floss plus wooden butterflies from the Garden collection. I also used the Friendship Alphabet Small for my journaling and had my daughter sign her name to the page too.
This next card was really fun to make. I wanted something a bit funky, and I found a little rubbery plastic ring in my distressing kit that looks like a mini koosch ball. I inked it up in Sunset and "stamped" it on my card base. It wasn't enough color, so I did it some more with Lagoon ink. Better, but not quite the look I wanted. I tried it again with Cocoa and then had the fun funky look I wanted. The card is completely made of scraps. I highlighted "loud" with Bronze glitter glitz gel and added a few Mocha Opaques pearls.
Before you head off to Lori's blog, I want to tell you, dear readers, how much I appreciate you! Thank you for your kind and constructive comments. I'd love to know what you think of my projects. I have a few more ready to share over the next few days, so be sure to come back. Live Out Loud is available during July 2012 only, so contact your CTMH consultant to get your own set this month. Now go check out Lori's layout and the rest of the blog hop!