Friday, February 28, 2014

March Stamp of the Month- “Happy Place” BLOG HOP

Welcome to our monthly
Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

Happy Place 500_March SOTM blog hop

Today we will be featuring March’s Stamp of the Month (SOTM), which is called “Happy Place”.  

Take a peek!! J
2014 - March SOTM - Happy Place SOTM Edited
If you have come here from Lucy Kelleher’s Blog, you are on the right path!

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here HERE

This month we have over
 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this Happy Place stamp set!!
So, sit back and enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH Consultant has created!!


 These Russian Doll stamps make a perfect welcoming card!!

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I created this card, but did not want to use one of the sentiments from this stamp set. 

Can you guess WHERE I found the word “Home”?

Yes - you guessed it!!  I cut apart the word HOME from the one saying!  The adorable heart added the special touch!  I LOVE the versatility CTMH’s clear stamps bring to the CREATING world!! J

Here is a close up of the doll image…
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I used our alcohol markers to color her in…and then “popped” her up with a 3d foam square! 

I was excited to use the heart stamp in this set, to create a tone on tone background!! By using Creme Brulee ink stamped on Creme Brulee cardstock, you can achieve a subtle, but beautiful background piece! 

Take a peek at the chevron embossed background piece…
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I LOVE the new embossing folders that CTMH has!!  If you would like to learn more about them & how different & special they are from others on the market…CLICK HERE!!

Here is a list of items used on this card…
9042                Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 How-to book
S1403                Happy Place
X7180B              Balloon Ride paper
Cardstocks:         Sorbet, Crème Brulee, Chocolate
Z1925                Chevron Embossing Folder
X5933               Basics Pigment inks (Choc)
Z1753                Brown & Tan Sparkles
Z1921                Metallic Bakers Twine
Z1151                 3D Foam Tape
Inks used:           Crème Brulee, Chocolate
Markers used:      Crème Brulee, Sky-light, Sorbet-light

Now head on over to the fabulous  Fancy Melissa’s Blog  to see what she has created using this stamp set!  

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

****Remember, the March SOTM
~ Happy Place~
is only available until March 30th! J

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can get this EXCLUSIVE stamp for ONLY $5!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista J


  1. Love the doll with the Balloon Ride paper! Perfect match!

  2. Cute card. I like how the doll is "popped" off the page a bit.

  3. I really like the tone on tone stamping for a background paper. Great job with the coloring of the doll.

  4. Cute card. Love the color choices and the embossing really pops everything on the card!

  5. oh my...cutting up your stamps - that is very brave of you! But the results are perfect!

  6. Pretty layering- I like how your doll stands out!

  7. Love the colors and textures!


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