Sunday, April 1, 2018

Color Your Life April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Close to my Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Brandi Robinson blog.  To start at the beginning of the hop,  just click on Michelle Stewart's blog.     This month's blog hop features our April Stamp of the Month ,  S1804  Color Your Life,  a set of 12 clear acrylic stamps.

Here's a look at the stamp set in its entirety.   It truly is one of my favorites.

My project for this blog hop is a simple Celebrate Card.   I used the Celebrate stamp from the Stamp of the Month stamp set, coupled with some papers from our Adventure Fundamental Kit as well as Lagoon ink to stamp my sentiment.  Finally, I finished the card with leftover Chelsea Gardens embellishment gems.  

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of my artwork and any suggestions on ways I can improve upon it and my blog.  Now head on over toAlyson Mayo blog to continue viewing more fabulous artwork.


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Birthday Time Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Ladies, and Gentlemen; Boys and Girls; Can I please have your attention?  It's time for the SHOW to begin.   You should have arrived here from ScrappinKaty blog.  If you lose your way along the hop, just click here to return to the beginning.

Today, I have for you a very fun but simple 12x12 double page layout featuring our March Stamp of the Month " Birthday Time".   This stamp set features a series of both images and sentiments certain to make any child the hit of the show at their party.

I began my project by choosing a pattern.  Today's pattern is from Make it From the Heart Volume 3, Pattern 3 on page 10. Each two page layout focuses on (4) 4x6 photos among the two pages.

Next, we need to decide what papers to use for your layout.  I chose a mix of solid card stocks and gold foil paper from the Step Right Up Bundle (cc2184)  Constant Campaign for March.

 I mixed up things a bit by adding a touch of patterned paper from our Adventure
Fundamental kit (z3351)  also available during the month of March.

The 1 Year Older and Happy Birthday words came from Birthday Time Stamp of the Month which is our feature for this hop.   I also used stamps from the Step Right Up special for title and additional embellishment.   Gold Pearls were used for that added extra "bling".  Finally, outline stamps were colored in with our Shin Han Markers.
Supply List:

  • CC 2184 Step Right Up Bundle
  • S1803 Birthday Time March Stamp of the Month
  • z3351 Adventure Fundamental Patterned Paper 
  • z3371 Gold Pearls (included in Step Right Bundle)
  • Shin Han Markers in the following colors: Marigold, Black, and Carmine.

Thank you for allowing me to share my March Birthday Time Stamp of the Month project with you. All products are available on my site. The link is in the right side bar. Now head on over to Gina's Little Corner of Stamping Heaven to continue along the hop.

Until Next Time,



Overview: Make your March dynamite with this "die-namite" Thin Cuts special! Thin Cuts are an easy way to add shapes, titles, or sentiments to any project—no scissors required!

During March, you can purchase individual Thin Cuts at 25% off the retail price and select bundles of Thin Cuts at 30% off the retail price. This special includes both current and retired Thin Cuts.

 Dates: March 1, 2018 (12:01 am MDT) – March 31, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT)

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than April 5, 2018), you can choose one of three Thin Cuts to receive FREE!

Choose either the Thin Cuts—Celebrate (Z3256), Thin Cuts—Family (Z3258), or Thin Cuts—Hi There (Z3259), an added value of up to $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD that you can receive free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in March can choose one of three Thin Cuts to add to their New Consultant Kit, FREE!

Choose either the Thin Cuts—Celebrate (Z3256), Thin Cuts—Family (Z3258), or Thin Cuts—Hi There (Z3259), an added value of up to $13.95 USD/$17.75 CAD that you can receive free!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Make Waves Workshop Your Way Layout 2 - With Photos and Journaling!

Yay!!  Yes, I finally finished the layout I showed you several days ago.  This is the Make Waves Workshop Your Way Layout Number 2 with completed photos and journaling.  The photos are from a day trip my Mother and I took in July 2012 to Kure Beach, North Carolina.  Although I am not a swimmer or boater, I do enjoy a great afternoon on the pier looking out over the ocean and watching the world go by! It's a great way to renew your heart and mind from the day to day chaos! 

This kit and others shown in the Seasonal Expressions from Close to My Heart are still available until the end of April, 2018.  Get yours while they are still available.  Great for Little Mermaid exhibits at DisneyWorld/Land as well.  Visit my site at Inky Wheeler's CTMH

Until Next Time,


Friday, February 16, 2018

Step Right Up!! - It's SHOWTIME!!

Ladies and Gents, Scrapbookers, Card Makers, and Paper Crafters Everywhere!  Step Right Up because it's SHOWTIME!!

Whether it's the circus, a birthday party, or just a day of fun, you can share and preserve those moments with the Step Right Up special and the exclusive Showtime Stamp Set. The special also includes a discounted bundle with the stamp set and other items to coordinate perfectly with this spectacular theme, including five colors of card stock, gold foil paper, gold pearls, and red shimmer trim.

Beginning February 15th and running through March 31st, 2018 the Step Right Up stamp set and/or bundle is available (while supplies last).   The kit is available for purchase by:

  D1789 My Acrylix® Showtime Stamp Set $17.95 USD/$23 CAD.

• Qualifying Purchase: No qualifying purchase necessary to take advantage of the Step Right Up special items.

• Preview Period: There is no Consultant preview period for this special.

• Order Types: You may participate in this special through Consultant websites or Gathering, Individual, and EZ Invite™ type orders.

• Ordering Limits: There are no limits to how many Step Right Up special items can be ordered.

 • Ordering Availability: The Step Right Up bundle (CC2184) is only available while supplies last.

The Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) will be available for purchase during the entire special.

• Grace Period: There is a grace period to submit orders for Order Entry only. You have until April 5, 2018 (11:59 pm MDT) to place orders for special items in Order Entry, while supplies last. Remember, the Gathering date of the order must be between February 15 – March 31 in order to qualify for Step Right Up special items.

 • Hostess Rewards: The Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) and the Step Right Up bundle (CC2184) are exclusive special items and are not available for purchase with Hostess Rewards.

• CTMH Cash: The Showtime Stamp Set (D1789) and the Step Right Up bundle (CC2184) are exclusive special items and are not available for purchase with CTMH Cash.

Hurry, don't miss the SHOW!  Get yours today by visiting my website Step Right Up: Show Time

Monday, February 12, 2018

Cutting diagram Sunny Thoughts

Here's my cutting diagram for the card I made in the last post.  My challenge to you is to now take this cutting diagram and create your own card.  Send your submissions to me in jpg format to and your project maybe posted on my blog in the near future!

Happy Crafting,


S1802 Sunny Thoughts/Color and Cutting Diagram Challenge

Good Afternoon!

I hope this post finds you having a crafty afternoon.  It's warm but very rainy here in Eastern NC.  You'd think it was the Pacific Northwest but alas, it's just February in the Carolinas.

Today I wanted to share with you a super quick card I made in less than a half hour.  It's a simple Thank You card using the sentiment of the same from February's S1802 Sunny Thoughts Stamp of the Month. 

The following supplies were used to create this card:

  • Bulk card and envelopes kit
  • Toffee cardstock
  • Flaxen cardstock
  • Juniper cardstock
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • charcoal ink
  • Chelsea Gardens Gems and embellishments
  • Gold glitter heart 

To begin, you need a White Daisy 5 1/2x 4 1/4 card base.   Cut piece A - Your Toffee cardstock to 5 1/2 x 2 1/4.  Attach piece A to your White Daisy base.   Next, you will need to cut piece B which is your Flaxen cardstock to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.   Attach piece B to piece A.  

Your Juniper cardstock is piece C.  Cut piece C to 3x3 inches.   Add 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 White Daisy cardstock stamped with Thank You stamp from February Stamp of the Month.  Ink color is Charcoal.

Embellish with Chelsea Gardens Gems and embellishments.  Add gold glitter heart with 3 D foam tape for dimension.   Voila! You have a very simple and quick thank you card.  Just write a personal message on the inside and send off to the intended recipient.

Happy Crafting,