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Stamp of the Month

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Close To My Heart has a great program called Stamp of the Month and each month they feature a special stamp set that they have created just for that month. To make it even nicer they offer this stamp set at a huge discount during it's featured month.  This program has been going strong for years and if you are with a group of "CTMH girls" when they get a new catalog you will see most (not quite all but most) of them automatically race through the book looking for the upcoming Stamps of the Month!
I was at a Close To My Heart event last Saturday where we got a sneak peak of the new Seasonal Expressions catalog that will be available May 1st!  It is full of gorgeous products that I cannot wait to show including some really great Stamps of the Month.
The current Stamp of the Month is called Tea-rrific and I love it!  I used this stamp set on one of my favorites cards that I created for my current Spring Cards Workshops.  
For this card I used paper from the Hello Lovely Pa…

Cut Above™ Layout Kit by Close To My Heart

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Victorian Hello Lovely

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Looking at this week's sketch from AHSC I saw a card that was very girly with flowers and layers and a bow. I have been trying to go outside my creative "go-to box" and thought this week I would try to go a little Victorian.  To me "Victorian" is busy but with hidden surprises and layers.  I think I achieved that with this card!
Using the very lovely floral design paper from the Hello Lovely collection as my base, I then added the pretty frame found in the Cricut Artiste Collection.  I cut it out on Glacier Cardstock and then decided to accent it first by sanding lightly and then by sponging with Crystal Blue and then Peacock inks.  For my flower and bow collection, the flower cut outs and leaves are from the Cricut Flower Market Collection and the bow is from the Artbooking Collection.  The sentiment is from the Flower Market Collection Stamp Set "Sending Smiles". Also, this week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges, the challenge is "Tool Time" an…