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March 2015 CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Choose Happy

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the March SOTM, which is Choose Happy, a set of 14 stamps.

MarchSOTMBadgeIf you have come here from Katie Hessel’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.  This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. 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! 

You're Special Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment, Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment, White Daisy CardstockChoose Happy Stamp Set (March 2015 SOTM), Lagoon Hearts Washi TapeSmoothie Striped Washi Tape, Flamingo Dots, Junebug Puffies, Stuck on You Puffies, ShinHan Markers (Cerulean Blue Light, Turquoise Blue, Cherry Pink, Pastel Green, and Leaf Green), and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Now “Hop” on over to Adeline Brill’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Choose Happy Stamp Set is only available through the end of March!

CTMH March 2015 SOTM

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

Confetti Wishes Scrapbooking Workshop


On April 10, we will be creating the Confetti Wishes Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by March 6 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Confetti Wishes Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Confetti Wishes Paper Packet (X7189B)
1 – My Acrylix Confetti Wishes Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Kraft, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Confetti Wishes Assortment (Z2044)
1 – Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Canary Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2643)
Pacifica Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2192)
Pear Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2197)
Thistle Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2640)

Coordinating products:
Confetti Wishes Complements (X7189C)
Purple Glitter Paper (Z1992)
Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon (Z1990)
Build-a-Cake Stamp Set (D1618)
Lovely Birthday Stamp Set (B1462)
Puppy Party Stamp Set (B1464)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Canary, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Pacifica, Pear, Thistle, Whisper, White Daisy

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) A Happy Hello
(March) Choose Happy
*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) Choose Happy.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(February) Album Allure
(March) Recruiting on a Roll
*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 Recruiting on a Roll.

Tips for these layouts:
*(Layout 1) When cutting the Crystal Blue, cut the Cricut cuts first, then you can use one of the scraps from the inside of the frame to cut the 3 1/4 square.
*(Layout 1) When cutting, note that the blue birthday patterned paper is an Accent.  You may not want to cut this and just use scraps later.
*(Layout 1) Double check the layering and spacing when applying the papers on the left page with the overlay.  It can be a bit tricky.
*(Layout 2) You may want to cut out the center of the Diagonal Stripes patterned paper to avoid waste and save it for another project.
*(Layout 2) For the perfectly matched banner, cut two pieces of Shimmer Trim and hold them back to back before cutting the angle.
*(Layout 2) For the title, first place the letters down on your page where you want them, then place an acrylic block overtop so they stick to it.  Now you can ink it and they will stamp right where you want them!

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Here are the layouts as I completed them.  On the second I moved around the pieces to accommodate my photos and on the first one, I did put Shimmer Trim across the second page as well, but didn’t notice it until after I took the picture (and too lazy to take a new one!).



Use Your Stash Blog Hop – My Love Affair with Paper

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Sheila Bennett.



Supplies used are all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted: Caprice Paper Packet (retired), Caprice Level 1 Stickease (retired), Recollections Floral Embellishments, Color Me Crazy Large Flower, and unknown button.

I can’t say I’ve been hoarding this paper, I just haven’t gotten around to using it.  I think the paper and pictures go together as far as my feelings towards them – they just needed to get scrapped.  They weren’t a special event or extra pretty paper, just every day things that I want to include to show a reflection of real life.

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

Confetti Wishes Layouts

02 – Sarita L3 02 – Sarita L3Use the Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, Confetti Wishes Complements, and Confetti Wishes Assortment to create these fun birthday layouts!

Love Baby Layout

Love Baby Layout by Wendy KesslerI used the DCWV Jewel Stack for this layout.