Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. I am so excited you have hopped by to visit me!

This month we are featuring March’s SOTM, A Little Everything , a set of 26 My Acrylix stamps.

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If you have come here from Cibele's Blog, you are on the right path!


This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products. It is so simple to hop along with us - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


I have been working feverishly the last few days on my Extravaganza projects that I will be mailing to Close To My Heart on March 1st. These items will be reviewed by Close To My Heart and my hope is that they will accept me to teach at our upcoming annual convention in Washington, D.C. in July.

I thought I’d share one of my projects with you for the blog hop. I have to submit a 12” x 12” layout for my submission. For purposes of the blog hop, I used the March Stamp of the Month for my title. However, for my actual submission, I will have to create a different title using products that are in our current inventory, so my layout will actually end up looking a bit different than this one.

The color combination I used is Colonial White, Bamboo, Cocoa, Blush, Tulip & Twilight.


As you can see, I created the title, CELEBRATE, using the March Stamp of the Month. I took the scallop that is included in the set and made a border for my title. I think it compliments my scalloped border on the base of the page well.


I have been seeing a ton of new products on the market using banners, so I looked through some of our stamps and found that by using the D1315 Evergreen stamp set, which would normally be used to create Christmas trees, I could create my own banner going across the page. I also used the kissing technique by using the back side of the paisley stamp and kissing it to a few stamps from the D1412 Noted Backgrounds stamp set.


I’ve had a lot of fun with my embellishments, like this one using a paper flower, basic craft button, blush ribbon, and hemp. I also have been stitching on most of my latest projects. So fun! I even went all out and stitched the photo on this layout to the mat.


Well, I hope you have been inspired to create some fun artwork using the fabulous March Stamp of the Month!

Now "Hop" on over to Alison's Blog to see her work…I’m sure she has something adorable to share with you!

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the March SOTM is only available until March 31st!

Contact me at to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even FREE with a qualifying order! You can also shop online at for your shopping convenience.

If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, click HERE for a complete list of participating blogs.

Have a blessed day and make it from your heart with Close To My Heart!



  1. Oh this project is so cute. The banners are awesome and you are right they are everwhere!

  2. Great layout....the flags are so cute as is the ribbon and the hemp tied to the button. :o)

  3. This is such a cute layout!

  4. Love the banner on the page! Very cute.

  5. NICE LAYOUT!!!!!!!

  6. Beautiful Layout! I would LOVE to create one just like it at convention :)

  7. Great banner! I was trying to figure out what stamps you used when I first saw the picture. Really creative use of the Evergreen stamp set.

  8. Beautiful layout. Good luck with the teaching spot!

  9. Really pretty layout and I adore the banner!

  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the banners, the stitching, the flower/button and the CUTE girls!!! You're so good, gf!

  11. I love your layout.

  12. Love your layout! The flags are adorable and I love the look of layering embellishments like you did with the flower. Good luck on getting chosen to teach at convention!

  13. Your pennant banner is sooo cute! What a great layout!

  14. What a gorgeous layout! Love it!


Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a blessed day! Pamela