Sunday, February 28, 2010

Close to My Heart March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring March's Stamp of the Month, which is "A Little Everything," a set of 26 stamps.

If you have come here from Jody's Blog, you are on the right path! When you reach the end of my post you will continue hopping along from the link posted for you.

This month we have nearly 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs. Hopping along with us is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

For my card creation, I used the cardmaker's how-to recipe book, "Wishes" cardmaking how-to program and followed the pattern called, Sundial. The how-to programs from Close to My Heart are such great time-savers for me. The programs really do make my projects come together: "Faster. Simpler. Easier."

Project Supplies:
Stamps: D1408 A Little Everything, March's Stamp of the Month
B1341 Just Be You, the exclusive stamp set only available in the You Rock Workshop Kit
Paper: You Rock Level 2 paper packet
Cardstock: Goldrush CS, Indian Corn Blue CS, Olive CS, Smokey Plum CS, and White Daisy CS
Inks: Goldrush, Outdoor Denim, Olive, and Smokey Plum
Embellishments: Outdoor Denim Twill Ribbon and White Daisy Bigger Brads
Tools: "Wishes" how-to book, Micro-Tip Scissors, Paper Piercer, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam Tape, and various circle punches

To play off the tie-dyed look of the fun You Rock papers, I used the stamp rolling technique to create the variegated color you see with my "Thanks" sentiment and in the spiro-graph looking stamp in the center circle.

To do this you ink up your stamp in your lightest ink color first then in the next color you want, moving from lightest to darkest. You roll just the portion of the stamp you want each specific color. I was really pleased with the results I got using this technique.

For the stars seen behind the Thanks sentiment, I used the second-generation stamping technique to add some fun stars like the ones you see in the pattern paper.

From this image below, you can see all of the 26 stamp images including in this stamp set. As you can see, there are lots of great uses for this set! I just used the "Celebrate" sentiment for the title of my layout I made over the weekend. So many occasions represented in one stamp set that you can earn at a discount or even FREE! Ask me how!

Remember, the March stamp of the month is only available until March 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

When visiting my website: you can also find great Close to My Heart scrapbooking and stamping supplies anytime you want, 24/7.

Now "Hop" on over to Terrie's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to see some great artwork!

The full list of everyone who will be participating this month and links to their blogs if you need help hopping along with us can be found in my prior post.

Thank you for hopping along with me!


Jody Gustafson said...

Very cool card! Looks like we had the same idea.

Deborah Young said...

I love the denim twill on your card, Dawn!

Closet Stamper said...

Like the tie in to the paper with stamps.

Anonymous said...

Fun card!

Carol said...

nice card!

Traci Godbee said...

so neat! love the design

Cibele Glazer said...

I love your "tie-in" with the colors and technique with the colors in the card. Nice job!

Amy said...

Great finishing touches

Barbara said...

Your card is cute as can be!! I haven't been a part of our blog hop in a couple months but I ALWAYS enjoy hopping and looking at all of the different ideas and uses of our SOTM. :-)

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Very nice. Love the stamping technique you used! Looks great.

Nancy said...

Very Pretty!!

Haley D. said...

Your card rocks! I used this same pattern for mine.

Paige Dolecki said...

Dawn -

Love this card! You Rock is my favorite paper pack right now - perfect for all my kids projects!


Carla said...

Very fun card!

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