Simply Inspired Blog Hop!

simply inspiredThanks for stopping by the Simply Inspired Blog Hop!! I hope you are enjoying the exclusive and adorable stamp sets that we are highlighting this month. If you came here from Margi G. – Artsy Margi – then you are on the right track!

If you get lost just start at the beginning. Dana K. has the entire list at her Scraptabulous Designs!

Close To My Heart “Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets” are even more fabulous because they are an amazing value! If I weren’t a consultant I would absolutely be a “hostess” just so I could get my hands on these stamps!! All you need is $150 (subtotal) and you could choose about 3 of these cute sets! There is no downside to being a Close To My Heart hostess! I love my hostess’s!

My card uses the “Better With a Friend” (D1608) set. It retails for $17.95 – BUT if you’re my “hostess” you can get this set for only $10. WooHOO!

PicMonkey Collage

My base card measures 5×7 even tho the photo looks a little squatty! I used Colonial White card stock. I layered 2 different patterned papers from the Seaside Paper Pack X7192B. I cut the oval focal point using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and the oval scalloped piece from the same key-just one inch larger. I stamped my image with a Cocoa ink pad and used colored pencils to color her in. I added the greeting in the upper let corner and then started to embellish!

I love using Close To My Heart charms tied on with bakers twine for a fun little swing. She looks fun and flirty and ready to go! Her earrings (which are hard to see in the collage!) are made with the bitty sparkles.

You can check out just the card on my Pinterest page! My photo collage features the stamp set, the paper pack and my adorable husband!

I couldn’t resist adding him into the mix! I love my job as a consultant and he has always been my biggest cheerleader in my crazy creative life!

Be sure to HOP on over to Diana V. She always does something cool! Happy Crafting!



  1. How cute!! Thanks for explaining the details…now headed over to Pinterest to see a closer view! 🙂 Great job!!

  2. Love that stamp set! Such a fun and sassy card! Who would love to get one of those?

  3. So cute Denise! I’ve loved this stamp set from first sight and you’ve made this little glam shopper gal irresistible!

  4. Very cute, Denise. I love the earings. That extra bling is perfect for her.

  5. Way FUN!! Love your coloring and the blingy earrings! I think I need to go shopping…..

  6. Love that card and love that little dangling charm!!!

  7. Love it! You always do such a good job!

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