Monday, February 28, 2011

CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for March - Sensational Season

Welcome to the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop for March - featuring the adorable stamp set "Sensational Season".

Along this month's Stamp of the Month hop you'll find dozens of fabulous creations using this stamp set - all brought to you by a very talented group of CTMH Consultants! If you've come here from Annette's Blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop on the hop, that will work too (just keep hopping till you get back here again)!

To continue along the hop, just follow the link at the end of each post to go to the next site. We hope that following the hop will give you lots of inspiration and ideas for using your "Sensational Season" stamp set, as well as the many other great CTMH products you'll see in each post.

I have two creations for you today! 
I have found that the key to success for me when stamping and then colouring images, is to use the proper ink to stamp your image.  Regular inks are made with water based dyes and will often bleed using many colouring methods (markers, waterbrush, blending pen, etc.).  So whenever I'm going to colour a stamped image - I stamp the image using CTMH Archival Black ink.  

This first card measures 5"x7" and the design is "Sentiment Secured" from the CTMH card design book WISHES.

My second card measures 4.25" x 5.5" and the card design is "Simple Expression" from the CTMH card design book WISHES.

Materials Used (all CTMH):
Card 1:
Olivia Level 2 Paper Pack
Sensational Season stamp set (March 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Black Mini Medley Accents
White Daisy Grosgrain Ribbon
Ink: Archival Black
Markers: Desert Sand, Sunset, Pear
Cardstock: White Daisy, Black
Card 2:
Sophia Level 2 Paper Pack
Sensational Season stamp set (March 2011 Stamp of the Month)
Holiday Hoopla stamp set (retired)
Ink: Archival Black
Markers: Tulip, Pear, Cotton Candy, Desert Sand
Cardstock: White Daisy, Tulip, Cotton Candy
The "Sensational Season" stamp set is available from your consultant from March 1st to 31st!  You can earn this stamp set at a discount or even FREE with every CTMH order placed in the month of March! 
Thanks for stopping in!! To continue on the hop, visit KATY's BLOG to see what she has created for you!


  1. Your card is so cute. Really like the bright colors, and the design of your card.

  2. Both your cards are great but I really love the first card with Olivia.

  3. Loved both of your cards and absolutely love this set of stamps. too bad I missed the sale.

  4. You haven't missed the sale Pat! Sorry - had the dates wrong in my post!
    This Sensational Season stamp set is available March 1st to 31st!

  5. Love your artwork!!!! thanks for sharing

  6. Too funny that we chose the same papers for our Sophia cards with drastically diffent end results. Very pretty!

  7. Love these cards Carla. Sophia paper is one of my favourites from the new Idea Book. Great job, thanks again for sharing your amazing work.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous on both cards!!! thank you for sharing them!


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