Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Stamp of the Month - Happy Place

The March Stamp of the Month - Happy Place is one of the cutest stamp sets!  I just love the little matryoshka dolls.  I love how happy and colorful they are and especially how they nest into one another just like a family.  As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to use it for a layout with my mom and sister.  They are my best friends and I love them very much! :)

I stamped the saying "Like Mother Like Daughter" on the blue border strip and random stamped the dolls on the white daisy cardstock to create my own B&T paper.  After stamping the dolls separately I cut them out and colored them in with our beautiful alcohol markers and added some liquid glass to the hearts and flowers on their dress to make them shine.  I also stamped the heart stamp in black ink on black cardstock for a tone on tone effect.  Of course no layout IMO is complete without a little bling so had to add the sparkle black flourishes and gems.  This stamplace an order or you can order on my website too at


Of course no layout IMO is complete without a little bling so I had to add the sparkle black flourishes, different colored gems, and acrylic and fabric flowers from the Ivy Lane Assortment

The Happy Place stamp set is only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 from the current CTMH idea book.  Contact me at to place your order or you can order on my website at

My next crop will be with Scrap-a-way Retreats in Hyannis Massachusetts at the end of this month.  Hope to see you there! :)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Wonderful World Layout - Balloon Ride Paper Packet

I am loving the colors and patterns in the new Balloon Ride paper packet. I used the pigment inks on the wooden shapes to give them color and life. I inked a fabric badge button to add to the center of the largest flower and used my CTMH alcohol markers to color and shade the flower on the stamped "You Make Life Wonderful" image.  I am teaching this layout at the Scrap-a-way in Mystic this month.  You can also order a kit as well. Contact me at for more info.