Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the February SOTM, which is A Happy Hello, a set of 15 stamps.

If you have come here from Tina Lovell’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! 


Coloring Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Snowhaven Paper Packet, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, A Happy Hello Stamp Set, Inks (Cranberry, Glacier, and Whisper), Heartstrings Complements, Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen, 3-D Foam Tape, Sparkles Clear Flourishes – Small, and Junebug Puffies.

One of the great things about acrylic stamps is the ability to “shape” them in new ways as you can see from my scalloped border.  I stretched out the stamp before attaching it to my acrylic block to create the elongated shape that I wanted.  I also cut the teardrop puffy shape to create the circles used in the center of some of the flowers.  This layout involved a lot of fussy-cutting but I don’t mind that.

Now “Hop” on over to Justine Hovey’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, A Happy Hello Stamp Set is only available through the end of February!

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

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter C. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their C element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda Norman- Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Denise Elliott – Inspired By D  then you’re on the right track!

For the letter C, I CHANGED up the CONFETTI Wishes papers to create new CARDS.  You can view the other cards I made and download the workshop guide on this post.

Playday Boy Card by Wendy Kessler

Robot Boy Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Confetti Wishes Paper Packet, Play Day Stamp Set, Robot Family Stamp Set, Gold Shimmer Trim, and Gold Glitter Glitz Gel.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Stephanie Feist.


During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17 USD/$19 CAD! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies
last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love. They’re going fast and are built to last; so don’t delay—place your order today!

*Offer valid while supplies last February 1, 2015 (9:00 am MST)–February 28, 2015 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/ handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items ($34.95 USD/$38.50 CAD)

Supply list for 14½” x 12″ Menu Chalkboard:
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
X5771 Flaxen Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z2033 Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2006 Designed Décor Red Magnetic Chalkboard
Z1966 Base & Bling Circle Glass Covers
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1999 1″ Circle Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
2″ Accent 2 <5> (p. 35)
Art Philosophy
1″ <Banner4> (p. 49)

Lovely Day Card by Wendy Kessler

Birthday Wishes Card by Wendy Kesler

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

This workshop does not come as a kit to purchase so please refer to the supply list below to create your order.  Make sure to check your stash as you may already have some of these items!  This workshop will create a total of 10 cards (5 each of 2 designs).  Also note that we will be ordering the Confetti Wishes Scrapbooking Kit next month.  I purchased an extra paper packet to complete the cards and used some leftover Gold Glitter Glitz in place of the Gold Sequins.

Supplies you will need to complete the Confetti Wishes Cardmaking Workshop:
B1462 My Acrylix Lovely Birthday Stamp Set
X7189B Confetti Wishes Paper Packet
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
X254 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2640 Thistle Exclusive Inks Pad

Basic Workshop supplies: Paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Downloadable Cutting Guide

Coordinating products:
Blue Shimmer Trim
Purple Glitter Paper (Z1992)
Thistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon (Z1990)
Banner Wishes Stamp Set (B1438)
Belated Birthday Stamp Set (B1442)

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:
(January) This Moment
(February) A Happy Hello
*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) A Happy Hello.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(January) Year >> Noted
(February) Album Allure
*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 special – Album Allure.

Visit again on this Saturday, January 31 for the ABC Blog Hop and a whole new look at this card template and the Confetti Wishes Paper Packet.