Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Life Is Wonderful SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to this months stamp of the month blog hop. this month we are featuring Life Is Wonderful.

This hop is a circle hop. Just keep going until you come back to where you started. If you have been hopping, you will be coming from {Paige Dolecki}. Next in the hop is {Jennifer Dykstra}. If you lose your way, stop by {here} for the complete list.

I made this valentines / anniversary / every day card. It can really be used for anything. I had to cut out the something that was on the bottom of the always remember stamp so I could fit the rest of my saying.  I had a hard time finding an 'I' to use. There was no 'I' in the happy to be friends stamp I used for the love you. And every one I found was not the right size. Then I remembered that the Artfully Sent bundle came with an alphabet. Perfect fit. There were two styles of 'I'. I thought the curly version fit the best. 

I used this sketch that I had saved. It is no longer available to link to their site, but I still liked it. I rotated the sketch and adapted to a A2 size card.  Plus I was inspired by a color challenge blog to use monochromatic.

I want to share a trick with you. When I need to figure out sizing or layout on a project, I do it in Design Space. I can get the exact measurements and cut out any piece I would like to use. I still use my paper trimmer for rectangles and squares. I did use the cricut for the banner (#M4235A). The cool thing about this is can use Design Space without owning a Explore. You can also do this in Craft Room, I think. I have never used Craft Room.

 I found this cool thing at {Courtney Lane Designs}. She has the hex codes, or html codes, for all the Close To My Heart colors. You can enter that below the custom color picker. So you can even figure out coloring when you are doing the mock ups. You can even do a print then cut image and have it match the colors perfectly. 

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Next in this hop is {Jennifer Dykstra}.

You can pick up this stamp set for $5 with qualifying purchase. Or jump on this months special.

You can get the stamp of the month for free, or your choice of hostess rewards stamps for $5, when you purchase $25 in stamps. The hostess reward option is a great offer, since normally you can only get these when you are a hostess of a gathering.
Don't wait, this special and the sotm are only available for the month of July.

If you would to like to recreate any of my projects, you can order the materials at {nikkageers.ctmh.com}.

If you would like to check out my tutorials, visit my {tutorial page}.

To make sure you don't miss out on any new tutorials, artwork, videos or members only specials, as it is easy to miss posts on Facebook and I don't post to all of them, join my {Facebook group}.

Subscribe to my {Youtube Channel} for updates on new Create Your Card videos.

I offer one on one classes for Cricut Design Space. Stop by for more {details}.


Stamps -
   S1507  Life Is Wonderful
   C1605  Happy To Be Friends
   D1630  Curlicue Alphabet (Artfully Sent Only) 

Paper -
   1385  White Daisy Cardstock
   1246  Hollyhock Cardstock
   X5760  Cotton Candy Cardstock
   X5773  Pixie Cardstock
   X5929  Whisper Cardstock
   X254  Cards and Envelopes

Ink -
   Z2172  Whisper Ink Pad

Other -
   Z2013  Silver Sequins
   Z1906  Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
   Z3017  Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge


  1. Cute card! I was a bit tempted to trim my stamp too but decided to mask instead this time. Love our micro tip scissors for trimming stamps though!

  2. Love this card, thanks for sharing the sketch on design space

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for the instructions.

  4. Cute card. I love the colors you used. Thanks for the design and hex code tips.