Friday, July 27, 2012

July Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our July Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.
Lucy Kelleher, our hostess and fellow CTMH Consultant, will be giving away a stamp set! She is giving away a prior Stamp of the Month set that can no longer be purchased called "You Are ...". (This stamp set has a $17.95 retail value). You will find a picture of the stamp set on her blog. To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog and every stop of the blog hop. If you also become a follower of Lucy's blog, she will give you another entry .
This month we will be showcasing the "Card" feature of the cartridge. Did you know there are 100 different card shapes you can make with this cartridge? You heard me correctly -- 100!!! Now we won't be able to show you ALL 100 card options, but we will show you as many as we can.
If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog .
My project is from page 35 of the Art Philosophy manual. You must choose the card button and hit shift to cut this card. To highlight the delicate branch cut-out, I lined the inside of the card with a piece of Florentine paper cut to fit. I used the same paper to cover the left outside edge of the card. The leaves are stamped in Goldrush My Exclusive ink from the Wonderful You My Acylix stamp set . The sentiment is in Cocoa from the Florentine WOTG stamp set.


The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura.
Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop:
Laura Charko -


  1. Wow Joanne. Great use of the B&T

  2. Love it Josie! I need to hit that shift button and try this! Sooo pretty!

  3. This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing with us.

  4. Beautiful card Josie!! Love the cut out of the leaves. I will have to try this one now. Great job! I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow me too. Have a terrific weekend. Hugs, Gloria

    Visit my blog. I would love more followers.

    1. Thanks, Gloria. I already follow your blog. I love your work.

  5. Beautiful Card.


  6. OH I love the color and the stamping on this card. Thank you for sharing with us.


  7. love this card and the paper you chose fits it perfectly!! thanks for sharing

  8. Love the card, and that is one of my favorite paper packs.

  9. This is so pretty and nice stamping!

  10. Awesome card! I love that paper pack!

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    GFC Arielle

  11. Love the color combination! TFS!!

  12. Love this card. Beautiful colors.