Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Sunshine Birdies

Welcome to our March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  This month, 38 consultants will be showcasing the Sunshine Birdies stamp set.  This set is only available during the month of March.  It can be purchased for $17.95, or only $5 with a $50 purchase
If you have come here from Jennifer's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  The hop 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!

This stamp immediately made me think of these rainbow pictures from last summer.  We had a horrible storm pass through, complete with a tornado warning.  But after the storm, we had to most beautiful double rainbow up in the sky!  I used the Kaleidoscope paper pack and pattern 9 from the Make It from Your Heart: Volume 1 book, to create this layout.
A pink Fundamentals sticker, Faceted Gem from the Kaleidoscope line, Silver edged vellum heart from the Penelope line, and assorted clear sparkles combine to accent the upper left corner of the layout.  Though I've admired sewing on layouts for some time, I've never tried it myself....until this layout!  I love how it turned out!
The sunshine stamp from this SOTM set was perfect to peek out from the vellum clouds (from the Penelope complements).  The little butterfly (also from the Sunshine Birdies SOTM set) was stamped and colored in using ShinHan markers.
The lower right hand side was embellished using another Kaleidoscope faceted gem, along with Playful Puffies and clear sparkles.  The "Be You" sentiment was just perfect to place near this picture of my son being his silly self!
For the title, I stamped the "You are my Sunshine" sentiment, along with butterflies from the SOTM set.  They were colored in using the ShinHan markers, and the area was embellished with more Playful Puppies and Clear sparkles. 
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my layout. Remember, this stamp can be purchased for only $5 with any $50 purchase!  Check out the adorable birds and butterflies that come in the set - great for this new coloring trend!!!

Here is a list of Close To My Heart Products used to create this layout:
S1603 - Sunshine Birdies, March SOTM set
X7202B - Kaleidoscope Paper Packet
Z3085 - Kaleidoscope Assortment
Z3165 - Fundamental Sticker Pack, Whimsy
X7207C - Penelope Complements
Z3025 - Playful Puffies
Z1752 - Clear Sparkles
Z2460 - Pastel Peach ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
Z2455 - Light Orange ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
Z2459 - Pastel Green ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
Z2453 - Lavender ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
Z2464 - Tender Pink ShinHan Touch Twin Marker
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Canary
CTMH Cardstock in White Daisy and Crystal Blue
All items can be purchased through my CTMH website.

Now "Hop" on over to Paige's Blog to see her creation! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to view beautiful artwork and get some great crafting ideas!


  1. Great layout! Love how you stamped the sun behind the vellum clouds.

  2. Very nice layout! It all coordinates perfectly :) And your son is a goof - I love it!

  3. I always love your layouts and this one is no exception!

  4. Beautiful layout. I love the way you combined multiple collections. So pretty!

  5. Love the silly picture! Great photos showcased in a super cute way with the fun Kaleidoscope papers and your stamping and coloring!

  6. Great layout! I love the sun stamped behind the clouds. Perfect.

  7. Pretty layout! I love the sun peeking out of the vellum clouds. Now I want some Penelope compliments.

  8. Gorgeous layout! I love all of the different elements come together.