There’s No Bunny Like You…..

This month’s Stamp of the Month is just in time to get ready for Easter – or Spring.  With this cute Bunny Family – you can make a little scene of bunnies in the grass or in a field of flowers.

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This is another stamp that you can color in with colored pencils, alcohol markers, watercolors (pencils or pots) – or just keep the outlined image.

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For my card, I used the blush & gold patterned paper for the background, layered with a piece of Juniper cardstock and then the grey patterned paper (looks like columns to me).  I started by distressing the edges of the grey piece with Desert Sand ink.  Then I stamped the grass across the bottom with black ink, followed by the line of flowers on the left side – leaving room for the ‘child-bunny’ on the right.

I originally stamped the bunny in Chocolate (yes – I was thinking about eating a chocolate bunny!) straight on the patterned paper, but then decided it needed a little more dimension – so I restamped it on White Daisy in Desert Sand and fussy cut the image.  I colored in just the ears and the flowers with colored pencils.

I cut the banner using the Artistry Cricut cartridge – stamped in Sorbet.  Last I stamped ‘Happy Easter’ in Juniper.  After layering everything, I added some White Shimmer Trim to the Juniper cardstock.

Here are some other examples of how this stamp set can be used…

 

As a Stamp of the Month – this set is available during February for the regular D-sized stamp set price of $17.95 – or you can get it for free – here are two ways –

  • Purchase $50 of regular priced product (check out the Workshops Your Way Hello Lovely Scrapbooking Kit (G1119), add some White Shimmer Trim (Z3024), Black, Cocoa, Juniper and Sorbet Inks)
  • Join my team! During February’s Sign Me Up special – if you become a CTMH consultant you’ll get
    • a box of amazing product to start hosting gatherings or further your hobby (valued over $200)
    • $50 in Select Product Credit to choose items YOU want
    • February, March AND April Stamps of the Month ($53.85 retail value)
    • Future purchases at 22% discount PLUS hostess rewards and monthly SPC based on your sales

Do you send Easter or Spring Cards?  Do you have any Easter memories to scrap?  I’d love to see!

Enjoy!

~Gerri

Other products used (you can find these at gerri.closetomyheart.com):

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Cheers! New Year’s Cheer – SOTM

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This is a fun and versatile stamp set.  Although it’s themed for the New Year (it includes drink glasses, bubbles, and an invitation stamp) – you can easily use the other elements on additional projects.

Honestly this card looks a little flat in the picture – you can’t really see the edge distressing on the blue and red pieces behind the stamped section.  I also added a couple of bitty sparkles to the starbursts to add some more sparkle.

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The flags are fun to use to add a little flair to almost any project.  The sparkles can be stars – snow flakes – twinkling lights  – and that bow – another fun addition.

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Yuletide Joy – SOTM

It’s only October, but the stores are starting to fill with Christmas decorations (honestly that drives me nuts!).  But, here I am with a Christmas stamp set.  I had fun pairing this month’s Stamp of the Month with the Swan Lake paper which has more of a fall theme by using some of the patterned rather than themed papers.  I really love this Peacock color!

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For this card I use some gold embossing powder (I really need to work on my embossing techniques – but that day I was running out of time and had to go with what I had.  Looks like I need to try a dryer sheet to keep away the excess powder.).  I did this as a half fold card – I cut a piece of White Daisy card stock to 4 1/4 X 8 1/4.  Then I scored this at 5 1/2″ so the inside & outside come together.

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Usually I’ve seen these cards horizontally, but I wanted to put a square peg in a round hole, so I ended up putting it vertically.

One of the things I like about this stamp set is that each of the images has a smaller image within the swirls – holly leaves within the bell, a poinsettia in the star, candy in the stocking and stars in the present. You can also use the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge for two of the images.

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As a Stamp of the Month – this set is only available in October.  You can purchase this D-sized set for $17.95 – or get it for just $5 with a $50 order.  Check out my CTMH page or give me a call!

Blessed Beyond Measure

Are you ready for another fantastic Stamp of the Month?  This stamp is really getting me in the mood for Fall – it has a pumpkin, maple leaves & phrases of thankfulness, gratitude & blessings.

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Here’s a card I made with the Jeepers Creepers paper packet (not just for Halloween!).  It also uses the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge for the pumpkin (I cut off the extra leaves & vines at the top of the pumpkin) and leaves.

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I also used it to add a saying (replacing journaling) on a Swan Lake layout.

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Here is a great framed piece from the fantastic CTMH staff –

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I’ve seen lots of great cards and scrapbooking done with this stamp set by sister consultants – just search #ctmhblessedbeyondmeasure to see for yourself.

~Enjoy!

Purr-fect Halloween SOTM

Good morning!  I just wanted to take a minute to share the August Stamp of the Month with you.  It’s such a fun and versatile stamp set.  I know the name of it includes Halloween – but you can leave off the Halloween portions and just have a cat stamp.  I even saw another consultant create an amazing patterned background with just the smaller pieces (eyes, end of the tag, etc)

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This cute stamp set has 17 images and coordinates with the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (see the image outlined in red below).  Dress up your cat with stamped images, watercolors or markers.  You get to pick his (or her) eyes, and even add a bat nose.

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Here’s the card I made for the Calypso classes.  It uses Calypso paper packet, Sapphire cardstock and ink, Lemon pigment ink with clear embossing powder and the craft heater, some sequins from the Magical pack, and Bitty Sparkles.

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Here’s a watercolored card from CTMH (I didn’t even realize I used the same stamp until I just pulled this down to post it).  In addition to the watercolors, this home office card also uses Calypso along with some Fundamentals papers.

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This stamp set is only available through 31 August.  You can get it for just $17.95 or with a $50 purchase, pay just $5 (gerri.ctmh.com)!  What a great deal!

~Enjoy!

 

 

Sunshine Birdies

What a fun Stamp of the Month we have for March.  I know it’s called ‘Sunshine Birdies’

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but I think of it more as ‘You Are My Sunshine’!  If you’ve been over to the class page this month, you’ve had a little sneak peek of it.

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This set is another perfect match for SPRING!! – birds – butterflies – sunshine!

Add some bright, fun colors & you have the start of some sunny artwork – cards – layouts – so many possibilities.

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Here are some wonderful examples from the amazing artists at CTMH!

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This cute set is available for $17.95 – OR Get it for just $5 with a $50 order.  This stamp is not available as part of the STAMPAGANZA event -BUT – the buy 2 portion of Stampaganza does count toward the $50.  So if you purchase 2 E sized stamp sets at $29.95 – you can get another E sized stamp set FREE plus the Sunshine Birdies for $5 – that’s a savings of  $42.90!!  Take advantage of this amazing deal at gerri.ctmh.com

Ballon Animal Fun!

I am loving the February Stamp of the Month!  Who doesn’t love balloon animals?!  s1602This
fun 13 stamp set works great for both cards and scrapbooking (I’m looking forward to using it for some birthday layouts, the zoo, even just fun parties).  Elephants – Rabbits – Giraffes – all waiting to play on your cards or scrapbook pages.  

 

These cards were made with some Pacifica cardstock.  The one with the monkey uses the little dot stamp to make a background on White Daisy cardstock.  The elephant is on a scrap piece leftover from the Charlotte papers.

 

Here’s a cute layout from the CTMH website since I haven’t had time to play with any layouts using this stamp set yet.1602-sotm-party-animal-page

As a Stamp of the Month selection – these cute guys are only available until the end of this month (since it’s a Leap Year – you get an extra day!) – get yours at gerri.ctmh.com.  This set is available for $17.95 or save $12.95 and get it for just $5 when you spend $50.

Enjoy!

~Gerri