Friday, February 28, 2014

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Happy Places

Go Team USA! My family and I loved watching the Winter Olympics together. The March Stamp of the Month, Happy Places, reminds me of Sochi with the Matroyshka dolls. Coincidence CTMH? I think not!

Thanks for joining me from Lalia's blog. This month's set of 7 stamps focuses on home, mother/daughter relationships and those adorable nesting Russian dolls. Here's my take:


This is a 5x7 card cut from White Daisy Cardstock. I used Lagoon Houndstooth and Ruby Chevron Washi Tape crisscrossed to create my background. Then, I stamped the dolls with Archival Black Exclusive Ink (a must for crisp stamping!) and colored them in with Lagoon, Cranberry and Honey Exclusive Inks Markers. To use the "happy" I simply cut that word out of the stamp phrase, stamped it, cut it into a pennant and attached it to a toothpick! Sure, I could totally have used the masking technique. But, that cute "happy" is going to get a lot of use. He deserves some alone time!
 
This stamp set is pretty versatile. I can totally envision using it as a layout for Mother's Day (with me and my mom since I have sweet little boys). Here's the full set of stamps you'll get:


Remember, Happy Places is only available the month of March through your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. For just $5 with any $50 order, you can own your own Happy Places!

Now, it's time to hop over to Susan's blog to see her creativity. There are more than 50 consultants sharing their artwork this month, so if you get lost you can find a complete list here. And, isn't Adeline's blog badge just too cute?
 

20 comments:

  1. The washi background you created goes GREAT with this stamp set!

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  2. Very nice coloring job on your dolls.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila. So easy with our Exclusive Inks Markers!

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  3. Wow!!! I love your Washi Tape paper!!! That is just so fun!!!

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  4. The more I look at this card, the more I grow to love it. Very creative.

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  5. Of course!! Olympics & the dolls. You are so dang smart! Love the card. Xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I love CTMH Washi Tape!

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  7. Your background is very clever!

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    1. Thanks Haley! I appreciate you taking time to comment!

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  8. Clever technique and great color choices!

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    1. Thanks Lori! Lagoon is an all-time favorite color of mine!

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