Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 1st Blog Hop - the place to be to see some fun creativity! If you have hopped over from Cathy's Blog These Eager Hands you have seen some beautiful work.  This is a great big circle of Rose Blossoms sharing their passion for Close to My Heart. 

This Hop showcases the adorable July Stamp of The Month Life is Wonderful and here is the WONDERFUL deal....
During the month of July, when you purchase $25 in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD / $19.75 CAD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer.
Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5  Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

 If you have followed along with other Rose Blossom Hops, you will notice that my heart leans a lot towards layouts.  In my world, it is so important to preserve your memories on paper and have them for many years to come.  This is what I envisioned when I saw this awesome stamp set:




It was so fun to create this 2 page layout. The sentiment on this stamp set will be a great fit for so many layouts or cards.  It tells it's own story and I love that about this set.  I paired the SOTM with the stamp set Wavy Blooms.  Coloring with our ShinHan Markers really added some pop to the flowers.  The Archival Black Ink on the white cardstock worked well and also the White Ink on black cardstock gave it a chalkboard look. 
My husband and I just celebrated our 36th Year of Marriage this June.  We have made some pretty awesome memories over the years and I'm so blessed with our lives together.  Family means so very much to me and Close To My Heart makes it so easy to preserve our Family memories. 
Close To My Heart is always 'spot on" with all the Latest & Greatest in Paper Crafting.  Top of the Line products and accessories at reasonable prices.  Can't get any better than that.
Supplies Used -
July - Life is Wonderful Stamp Set
Wavy Blooms Stamp Set
Blossom Paper Pack & Complements
Black Cardstock
Glacier Extra Thick Twine
Oceanside & Coral Reef Sequins
Washi Tape
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers
Brushed Assortment
Blk Enamel Stars
Inks used: Lagoon, Sunset, Pear, Honey
Archival Black & White Daisy
Find all these items Here on my Website
Now HOP on over to Amy's Blog Paisley's Playhouse to see what awesome artwork she has in store.
Thanks for stopping by the Playground.  Hope to see you again soon!~



  1. Gorgeous! You outdid yourself on this layout! Love the bursts of color in those blooms. Yet your photos still shine through as the focal point. Great job!

  2. I sat here and studied the details for the longest time, and every time my eye roamed, I found something new!! Your flowers - WOW! One other laid your heart on the page for this layout. Scrapbooking at its finest!

  3. Wow, Mary! There's a lot of love poured into this layout. It's stunning!

  4. Oh my goodness, Mary - this layout is absolutely beautiful! The time and effort you put into all the details, and those flowers! This is just gorgeous.

  5. Beautiful layout and wow Happy Anniversary!!! I love your flowers and the layers.

  6. Oh my gosh, Mary! This is just fabulous. I love what you did with those gorgeous flower stamps, and those stripey zip strips are the perfect little touch.

  7. Congratulations on 36 years! We celebrated our 29th on the 1st of July. Your art work is fun and colorful, I like it. Vicki Emmerson fellow CTMH Consultant

  8. Oh the colorfulness!!! You are so great at "bright". I love the flowers and the papers and the example that you are of marriage and family.

  9. Love the colors and those flowers, wow! Congratulations!