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March SOTM Blog Hop (Birthday Time)

Welcome to our March SOTM Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Birthday Time stamp set. This set of 26 stamps coordinates very well with the Stargazer collection.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt ‘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 on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


Supplies used are all Close to My HeartBirthday Time stamp setMake Waves Workshop Your Way, Archival Black Ink, Pansy Ink, and Lagoon Ink.

The stamp set that was used for the cards in the Make Waves Workshop were not my style. I transformed the cards by simply using a different stamp set! By using the Birthday Time stamp set as an alternative I was able to create a set of birthday cards, which I use all the time. Also note how I used the Archival Black ink. This is a great choice for a bold stamped image and a must-have ink for any stamper!

Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Shop now!

Here are some projects from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book using the March 2018 SOTM.


4¼” × 5½” Happy 4th Birthday Card (Vertical)
S1803 My Acrylix® Birthday Time—March Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
X5980 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4146 Make Waves Shimmer Trim
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2457 ShinHan Touch Twin Marigold Marker
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection
Sewing Machine
Cricut® Shapes: Artistry ½” Shift + Icon-2 <,> (p. 6, #M413075) ¾” Shape (p. 43, #M417CCA)


12″ × 12″ 1 Year Older Page
S1803 My Acrylix® Birthday Time—March Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
X7228B Gimme Some Sugar Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
X5968 Lagoon Cardstock
X5946 Linen Cardstock
X5958 Peacock Cardstock
X5980 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5972 Tangerine Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2849 Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2809 Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4142 Make Waves Sequins & Gems
Z4144 Peacock-stitched Ribbon
Z3167 Cricut Artistry Collection
Sewing Machine
Cricut® Shapes: Artistry ¾” Shape (cut 3, p. 43, #M417CCA) 1″ Shape (cut 3, p. 43, #M417CCA) 9″ Shape (p. 43, #M417CCA) ¾” Banner (p. 50, #M41864D)

Stargazer Workshop Your Way

On April 6, we will be creating the Stargazer Workshop.  If you are in Club, now is the time to order.  You need to order by March 2 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Stargazer Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Stargazer paper packet (X7229B)
1 – Stargazer Complements (X7229C)
5 – cardstock sheets (2 Canary, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Stargazer dots (Z4143)
1 – light grey ribbon (Z4145)
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Z3243 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 2
Z3245 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 4

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 9 cards, 3 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Z4157 Stargazer Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2843 Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3224 Waterbrush-Small Round
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Black, Canary, Goldrush, Pacifica, Pebble, Pewter, Poppy, Ruby, Sapphire, White Daisy

Other coordinating products:
X7229D Stargazer Coordinating Cardstock
C1704 Stargazer – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4157 Stargazer – Cardmaking Stamp +Thin Cuts
D1757 Stargazer – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Z4148 Picture My Life Cards – Summertime

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
February – Sunny Thoughts
March – Birthday Time
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be March – Birthday Time.

The current Constant Campaign is:
February – Pretty In Pink
March – Die-namite (save up to 30% on thin cuts!)
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the March special.

Chelsea Gardens Artwork


12″ × 12″ True Story Page
Z4158 Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (stamp set only available, thin cuts are sold out)v
D1760 My Acrylix Chelsea Gardens— Scrapbooking Stamp Set
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4154 Cream Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3285 Cricut® Flower Market Collection
Die-cutting Machine
Sewing Machine
Cricut® Shapes: Flower Market 1½”, 2″, 2½” Hibiscus (p. 30, #MFAD3B7)


This Was the Best Pennant
Z4158 Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (stamp set only available, thin cuts are sold out)
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5948 Heather Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
X7230C Chelsea Gardens Complements
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4154 Cream Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine
Hanging Pennant
12″ × 12″ Love Grows Here Layout with Pocket Plus
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
X5953 Charcoal Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
X7230C Chelsea Complements
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4154 Cream Ribbon
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3243 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 2
Z3245 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 4

4¼” × 5½” Thanks Card (Vertical)
Z4158 Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts (stamp set only available, thin cuts are sold out)
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5978 Glacier Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4154 Cream Ribbon
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine
12″ × 12″ Today Page
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
X7230D Chelsea Gardens Coordinating Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X7230C Chelsea Gardens Complements
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4154 Cream Ribbon
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

February SOTM Blog Hop (Sunny Thoughts)

Welcome to our February SOTM Blog Hop!  We will be featuring Sunny Thoughts. This set of 13 stamps coordinates very well with the Make Waves collection.

If you have come here from Michelle Stewart’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 on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sunny Thoughts Stamp Set, Pansy Ink, Lagoon Ink, Make Waves Paper Packet, Make Waves Shimmer Trim, and Make Waves Dots & Gems.

I just love the bright colors of the Make Waves collection and I used those to make these cheerful cards.

Now “Hop” on over to Katy Taylor’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

Shop now!

Here are some projects from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book using the February 2018 SOTM.


4¼” × 5½” Have a Sunny Day Card (Vertical)
S1802 My Acrylix Sunny Thoughts—February Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5980 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
X5976 Thistle Cardstock
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z4144 Peacock-stitched Ribbon
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape


12″ × 12″ Hello Sunshine Page
S1802 My Acrylix Sunny Thoughts—February Stamp of the Month
X7230B Chelsea Gardens Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5977 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5976 Thistle Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2840 Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4155 Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Make Waves Workshop Your Way


On March 2, we will be creating the Make Waves Workshop.  If you are in Club, now is the time to order.  You need to order by February 2 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Make Waves Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Make Waves Paper Packet (X7227B)
1 – Make Waves Complements (X7227C)
4 – Cardstock sheets (1 Pixie, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Make Waves Sequins & Gems (Z4142)
1 – Make Waves Shimmer Trim (Z4146)
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Z3242 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 1
Z3244 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors Design 3

Additional Cardmaking Project: Make 8 cards, 2 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!
Z4160 Make Waves Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Z2806 Emerald Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2804 Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2832 Pewter Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2453 ShinHan Touch Twin Lavender Marker
Z3318 Thin Cuts – Basic Circles
Z697 Round Sponge
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Bashful, Black, Canary, Emerald, Glacier, Lagoon, Pansy, Pixie, Sorbet, White Daisy, Willow

Other coordinating products:
X7227D Make Waves Coordinating Cardstock
C1710 Make Waves – Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z4160 Make Waves – Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
D1764 Make Waves – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
D1769 Treat for You Stamp Set

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
January – Bloom & Grow
February – Sunny Thoughts
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be February – Sunny Thoughts.

The current Constant Campaign is:
January – National Paper Crafting Month – Love Letters
February – Pretty in Pink
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the February – Pretty in Pink.