Monday, February 1, 2016

February SOTM - Balloon Animals Blog Hop

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This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February SOTM stamp set called Balloon Animals.  

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here & work your way around to the many consultants on this "hop"!  

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have 39 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set! So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of the post to see what EACH consultant has created!!

Take a peek at this FUN, party animal, exclusive Stamp set only available during February 2016!!!J

Are these guys ADORABLE or what?  What a cute stamp set, and I LOVE the word phrases that are included in this set!! J 

I like the colors in the Zoe paper collection, and decided this was the paper collection I would use to create my party animal card.  

Take a look... 

I used the ink colors of Sorbet, Glacier, Whisper & Sweet Leaf.  

Did you notice the yellow behind the rabbit?  I used our FUN Watercolor Paints to highlight the background of each rabbit.J 

I'm really starting to enjoy using these wonderful paints, as I continue to learn more & more how to use them!!  I encourage you to give them a try! 

This stamp set DOES coordinate with our Artistry Cricut collection.  

The Happy Birthday frame was cut at 1 1/4" but then the mat, I changed the measurements from inches to tenths. Yes, I change my measurements to tenths quite often!! You can find this option under the "Settings" button of your Cricut Explore. When you change it from inches to tenths - your pieces cut smaller than 1/4" increments.  I cut the sorbet cardstock mat at 1.4".  

Here is the difference from a 1.4" mat vs. the 1 1/2" mat....amazing how that little setting changes it so much.  

I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & getting LOTS of ideas for when you have your OWN February Stamp of the Month (SOTM) stamp set in hand!  
Happy Crafting to EACH of you! J 

Now  its time to head over to Wendy Coffman's Blog to see  what FABULOUS item she has created using this stamp set!  J

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment. J

****Remember, the February SOTM
~ Balloon Animals~

is only available until 
February 29, 2016J

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH items

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant J) to see how you can receive these EXCLUSIVE items for ONLY $5 each!!!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista J


  1. Adorable card! Love the polka dot texture on the base - really adds a lot of dimension!

  2. Those colours are so dreamy and I love the repeated bunny stamping!

  3. What a fun card, Krista! Love the watercolored background for those bunnies :)

  4. very cute! I looked on my explore for the settings to change to tenths. I could not locate that type of setting! Is that no longer on the machine settings? or where is it hidden?!

    1. I was using the Expression for these cuts shown above. You press the "Settings" key on the left side of the Cricut Expression machine (over next to the mini screen). Next press the "OK" button...this will move you through the setting options. When you come to measurements section, then use your + and - signs to move the setting from inches, to tenths.
      I hope that helps you figure it out! :)

  5. Nice card. Great splash of watercoloring, and great tip on matting!!

  6. Cute card! The watercolor behind the balloon animals really makes them pop.

  7. Great card! Love the watercolor backgrounds

  8. Really cute and I like how you watercolored behind the bunnies.


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