Thursday, March 3, 2016

Three Amigos March 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog hop.  We are three Close to My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping and would like to share our creative ideas with you.  On the 3rd of each month we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project.  There are only three stops on this hop so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

This month's theme of "3" is to use three stamps on our project. With the Stampaganza 2016 promotion going on right now, this is the perfect theme. I put together a card using A1185 Friendly Wishes, C1638 Spring Critters, and D1465 Botanical Backgrounds.

My stamped images are colored in using the watercolor paints and our paintbrushes.

Since our stamps are clear acrylic, I was able to curve the "Just Because" phrase to follow the curve of the flag.

I brushed a small swatch of watercolor onto the inside of the card before stamping the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they have created for you.

Supplies Used:
A1185 Friendly Wishes
C1638 Spring Critters
D1645 Botanical Backgrounds
X7207B Penelope Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pad
Z2162 Honey Ink Pad
Z2197 Pear Ink Pad
Z899 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z3207 Spring Critters Thin Cuts
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape
X254 White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z2012 Gold Sequins Assortment

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Already?


March certainly seems to be coming in like a lion around here. After warm temperatures over the weekend, the weather turned cold and snowy again. I guess that's the perfect excuse to stay inside and stamp the day away!

This month is full of all kinds of crafting goodness. Stampaganza is back! If you've had your eye on a few stamp sets, now is the time to get them. Check out these featured products for March...

Stampaganza 2016!

Stampaganza is the best time to get our top quality My Acylix® stamp sets. Choose from dozens of designs!

Brighten Someone's Day with Penelope

These adorable pinwheels could cheer anyone up, and they're a cinch to make using our Penelope suite of products and a corner rounder.

• Start by rounding the corners on a square of Penelope paper.
• Cut a slit from each corner about halfway to the center to create two flaps at each corner.
• Fold one of the flaps at each corner to the center and fasten it there (we used hook & loop dots for a good, firm hold).
• Embellish to your heart's content!

To further personalize your paper pinwheels, back your paper squares with other patterned papers to get the exact look you want.

Get your Penelope products and try it for yourself.

Happy Stamping with March Stamp of the Month

The My Acrylix® Sunshine Birdies stamp set is only available during March—get it at a discount with your qualifying order!

If you have any questions about anything in this email, feel free to contact me.
Come back tomorrow and hop along with the Three Amigos Blog Hop!
Happy Stamping!