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~ Don Aslett

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring the stamp set D1423 Happy Forever.  Hopefully you have seen lots of wonderful artwork to inspire you this month!

This is just my second time participating in this blog hop and I am still very excited to show you what I have created this month with our little "hedgie"!

If you have come from Nancy's Blog then you are on the right track!

The card that I made was inspired by Vicki Wizniuk.  She made a card that I wanted to try out for myself, so I did with a few changes.  First, I was on a roll with our new Clear Cards so I wanted to play with those and also our new Chipboard Irresistibles Pizzaz.  So with her idea in my head and these new products in front of me, this is what I came up with.  I think this little guy is adorable and sure to make anyone's day a little brighter!

Stamping on the clear cards requires the use of an ink that won't run or smear, so scared as I was to use Staz-on, I gave it a try.  I am happy to report, my sentiment isn't going anywhere!  I also used Staz-on to stamp the Hedgehog so that when I colored him in, I wouldn't lose the outline.

Materials used:
CTMH Square clear card
Splendor Level 2 Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
D1423 Happy Forever stamp set
Irresistibles Pizzaz chipboard shapes
CTMH Inks: Topiary, Goldrush, Staz-on Brown
CTMH Markers: Brown Bag, Chocolate, Moonstruck, Creme Brulee

Now it's time to head on over to Melissa's Blog and see what she has created!

If you lose your way or just want to check out the list of participants, Helen's blog has a complete list.

If you like what you see here and would like to get your own stamp set or other supplies, email me at GrigsterN@yahoo.com.


  1. Adorable! That paper makes the perfect grass! Thank you for sharing. I love your card. :)

  2. Sweet! I am loving all these clear cards!

  3. Perfect grass and a lovely card.

  4. So cute, I'm lovin' all these clear cards, I think I'm going to have to try them out! Thanks for inspiring!

  5. Cute card! Love that you used one of the clear cards!