Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop and a Giveaway!

Welcome to the Joyful Stars July Blog Hop. This hop is a circle so it doesn't matter if you are coming from Heather's blog or if you start here on my blog. Just continue around until you're back to the blog that you started on to make sure you see all the wonderful projects. There are 15 this month.

For my project I chose to use the July Stamp of the Month to make a few cards. I usually shy away from images that need to be colored. (I'm not sure why, I loved my coloring books as a kid!) For these cards I actually watercolored. I love the way the colors blended together, and I don't care that they bled over the lines!

I just started my Crafting With Crystal CTMH Facebook page. To celebrate I am sponsoring a giveaway! Like my page for a chance to win a Dream Pop paper pack. This beautiful paper was the special in May 2013 and is no longer available. I will choose a winner on Saturday, July 13.

Now your next stop on the hop is Stephanie's blog.

Close To My Heart Supplies:
Sweet Life, July 2013 Stamp Of The Month
Archival Black Exclusive Inks® Stamp Pad
Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack (no longer available, sniff, sniff)
Buzz and Bumble Assortment (retiring July 31, 2013!)
Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection
Waterbrush Medium (also retiring July 31, 2013!)

Other Supplies:
Watercolor Paper
Distress Ink Markers 


  1. Crystal,
    The water color images are beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous cards Crystal!!! Great water coloring.

  3. Crystal these cards are gorgeous! Love how you used Buzz & Bumble and the Stamp of the MOnth

  4. Love your cards Crystal! I echoing Betty and Nancy, your water coloring looks fabulous! I have to order that Sweet Life stamp set now :)

  5. Great cards! You did a fantastic job with the watercoloring.

  6. Love them Crystal! I love coloring in stamps and this month's is perfect for that! Beautiful job :)

  7. This stamp set calls for water coloring and these cards are great. Makes me regret that I did not purchase Buzz and Bumble because the combo is wonderful. Beautiful cards!

  8. Thank you for showing the stamp of the month, they are beautiful.

  9. Love that you used the July SOTM stamp set...beautiful cards! :)

  10. I love this stamp set; you featured it well with your designs. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Crystal, these are colored beautifully. I'm so glad you used the SOTM stamps. I still have to do the monthly SOTM blog hop so this is my first peek at seeing them used. Lovely. And the bee paper is so appropriate because when the fruit ripens those bees are there!!!

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