Animals on the Bus

Happy Monday – I’m here again with more Stamp of the Month artwork as promised.  I wanted to do something fun and different this week and maybe find a way to incorporate the Animal Greetings Operation Smile stamp set.

I thought and I thought and then it hit me…put the animals on the bus!  When my son was a little guy (he’s 25 now) he had several Richard Scary books – his favorite was Busy Town.  I can’t remember how many times we read it, but I remember all the animals in all the different vehicles so my card was born.


This card is a mere 3X6 – a sweet size for sticking in a backpack, briefcase or leaving under a pillow.  The Calypso Papers are surely getting a workout this month too.  It’s only available until the end of July so make sure you get what you might need to play with in the future.


Don’t you see so many possibilities with this stamp set?  I’ll be back with another card next week, but with just 10 days left in June don’t let this stamp set get away from you!  You can add it to a qualifying order for just $5…why not order yours today?






A Long Way Home – June SOTM


Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The Long Way Home is a fun set of 15 stamps featuring fun road signs and modes of transportation!  If you’ve come here from Michelle’s Handmade World you are on the right track.  If you started here, that’s ok too…our blog hop is a great big circle and if you get lost along the way you can find the list of hoppers here!

This month there are almost 30 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their art in this blog hop.  I hope you’ll hop through each one to gain some inspiration on using this fun set.  Blog hopping is simple just click on the link at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next consultant and eventually wind up back where you started – no road signs needed!

This month I decided to focus my classes on the men in our lives and I made a card perfect for a birthday, father’s day or just because!  I decided to use the colors and papers from the Urban Paper Packet.  I love the grunge look of some of the papers – they are definitely guy themed.


I started by random stamping the road signs and arrows along the top of the card then layered on the papers.  To finish off the card I used embellishments from the Urban Complements pack along with some Bronze Glitter Trim and Blue Enamel & Glitter Gems.  I really love how this card turned out.

I first thought that this would be a tough set for making cards, but I’ve had fun using it and will feature it on Monday’s throughout June so I hope you’ll come back and take a look.  If you’d like to follow my blog by e-mail so you don’t miss a post just click on the follow button along the right side of the page.

Now I’d like to direct you to Maureen’s blog where I’m sure she’s got something wonderful to share.  Make sure you hop around to all the consultants.  Remember the June Stamp of the month is only available thru June 30th – don’t delay order yours here today!