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!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you came from Shelly Nemitz then you’re on the right track!

I got a little creative with my letter E this time around and chose “Encouragement”.   This weekend is our dance teams first competition and I made a star for each of them.  There is a sucker on the inside and words of encouragement on the back.

Star Suckers by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Cardstock (Ocean, White Daisy), Black & Grey Glitter Paper, Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge, and suckers (I chose caramel apple ones that were mostly flat).

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Linda Norman.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


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!).




4¼” x 5½” Make a Wish
Wishes: Simple Expression™
A1170 My Acrylix® Doodled Designs
M1051 My Acrylix® Wish
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5772 Canary Cardstock
Z2032 Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2501 Adventure Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2466 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Vivid Green Marker
Z2463 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Sap Green Marker
Z3024 White Shimmer Trim
Z2012 Sequins Gold Assortment
Z1979 Marvy® Uchida® Le Pen™ Journaling Pen
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shape:
1″ Accent 3 <BdayBoy> (cut 3, p. 68)

Life is Sweeter with You Takeout Box
A1170 My Acrylix® Doodled Designs
M1053 My Acrylix® Sweeter with You
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2504 Whimsy Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets
Z2050 Designer Creations Takeout Box
Z3025 Blue Shimmer Trim
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
3174 Blending Pen
Z3020 Diamond Embossing Folder
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
2″ Shift+Accent 2 <BdyGrl-s> (p. 69)
2″ Accent 1 <BdayGirl> (p. 69)
2¼” Shift+Accent 3 <YearsOld> (p. 70)