Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Grateful for This Life Blog Hop


Welcome to this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we are featuring the exclusive stamp set, "Grateful for This Life". 

These wonderful words and phrases are great, in many combinations, for any piece of artwork. The 16 images are valued at $18.95 and can be yours FREE (if you're a VIP), or for $5, with a $50 purchase.

If you are coming from Maureen's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a complete list of participants here.

I enjoyed making this Slimline Card, incorporating the Pumpkin Spice patterned paper, Rose Gold Foil Paper, and Gold Embossing Powder. While I wasn't sure of the natural sunlight on the photo, I decided to leave it as is because you can see how the elements look in different lighting.

When combining Gold and Rose Gold, I was pleased with how they looked together. I researched if that was acceptable, fashion-wise, and they are. Whew! 

For some added fun, I made this an easel card. By stamping the repeated sentiment on a strip of paper, and 3-D on the card base, it provides a place for the front of the card to rest. A personal message can be written above the stamped strip, with your signature below it. Wouldn't this look nice on a desk, shelf, etc.? It could definitely serve as a reminder of how much you appreciate that person's friendship. I was pleased with how it turned out. 
If you aren't aware, Close To My Heart released TWO NEW IDEA BOOKS today; the Core (year-long) and the September/October Supplemental. Both contain phenomenal new products, and artwork! You'll want to get your hands on a hard copy, and soon! You can do so by placing an order of any size. 

Thank you very much for stopping by. Head on over to Cat Scrapbooking, and continue to make your way around the Hop, to see some fun ideas using these stamp images. 

Make it a great month!


  1. Beautiful easel card! I love how you mixed in the Rose Gold paper.

  2. Beautiful! The embossing looks really nice with this!

  3. Great idea! Love the embossing.

  4. This is so pretty, I love the gold embossing with that bold paper!

  5. Love your card with the gold embossing!

  6. Oooo...I haven't seen a slimline easel card. How clever! And it turned out beautifully!!

  7. The foil is a beautiful look with those papers!


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