Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March SOTM Blog Hop - Tea-rrific!

Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

If you have come here from Kathy's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE March SOTM stamp set called "Tea-rrific".

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 30 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
Mother's Day is approaching in just a few more months!  The "Tea-rrific" stamp set is the perfect stamp for that occasion, PLUS - you'll be able to create many other creations with the rest of these images too!

Here is this months, Stamp of the Month stamp set....

While Valentine's Day may be the first idea that pops into your mind...don't stop there! :)  Birthdays, Wedding, Anniversary, and Thank you occasions also come to mind. 

Here is the card I created using this month's stamp of the month....

I wanted to create a simple card, one that didn't need to be "colored in" per say...and I was happy with the result. It was my watercolor paints to the rescue! 

I first pulled out my Watercolor paper...this paper is so much easier to work with when using paints....and made the white paper wet.  Then I painted! :)

When I liked the color I had, I got out my heat tool to make the drying process go a bit quicker.  Once it was dry, I pulled out my Memento black ink, and stamped the words first....and that allowed me to see exactly how much room I had for my tea cups. 

I contemplated coloring in the teacups, but then decided to keep it nice and simple.  After using the black ink, I liked the sharp contrast and decided I needed a patterned black to complete the card.  
I pulled out my favorite paper pack, at the moment,  "Dreamin' Big" and adored this piece of paper!  I then used Canary CS to mount the tea cups. 

 Here's a look at the BEAUTIFUL papers that come in the "Dreamin' Big" collection. 

....AND the coordinating sequins that we added as a finishing touch...

I also used the AQUA shimmer trim - it matched beautifully....AND, if you look closely, you'll notice I also colored the heart with our CLEAR shimmer brush.  This new tool/embellishment seems to appear on ALL of my creations! :)  It's so fun to use!!


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to Marie's blog to see what FABULOUS items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 

The March SOTM – ”Tea-rrific” – is ONLY available until March 31, 2017.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant ) to answer any questions you many have. 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


  1. Love the water color background for the teacups. Great design.

  2. Nice card! Love the water coloured background.

  3. Love the water color back ground!

  4. Great job with your watercolored background. I like how you placed the focal panel over black paper--it really makes it "pop". The Aqua Shimmer Trim is really effective too! Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  5. The shimmer pen adds such a nice touch to finish off your card. Very nice!

  6. lovely card, great use of watercolor

  7. Great card! Really like the watercolor background.


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