Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month Hello, Life! Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop featuring the Hello, Life! stamp sets. There are approximately 40 bloggers sharing projects they created with National Stamping Month stamp sets. If blog hopping is new to you, just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop.

There are four options for the National Stamping Month—Hello, Life! stamp sets. Select any one of the three C-size stamp sets for $13.95 each. Or choose all three for $34.95 which is a savings of $6.90.

Hello, Life!—Scrapbooking
Hello, Life!—Cardmaking
Hello, Life!—Pocket Scrapbooking
Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s traditional scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection. The stamp sets are only available during September 2015.

You should have arrived here from ***Melissa Robinson's My Heartful Sentiments***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a complete list of participants on her blog If You Bling It.

I played with the stamps and watercolors for quite some time, but was not coming up with something that I was happy with. I still not sure I am over the moon with these cards, but time was running outthe natural light getting dim (I am sorry that I did not get outside earlier to take these photos)and my post had to be up in less than 3 hours.

This was the most recent card, the last before the hop, I created with the Hello, Life! stamp sets. No watercolors.

Three of the flowers were cut from the Glacier Houndstooth Zoe paper using the Artistry cartridge (with the hole in the center) and then layered on a the flower cut from White Daisy (the hole removed using hide contour in Design Space). The rest of the flowers are one layer of White Daisy. I used both 3-D and 3-D Foam Tape to attach the flowers. I also used first and second generation stamping for the leaves and I attached that stamp to the block at two different angles, but the flowers hide that. I used the rock and roll technique to ink Happy Birthday.

My next card has a watercolor strip. I painted this "leftover" piece of watercolor paper with colors that I thought might go well with the Zoe papers with the hope I would find a way to use it.

I let the watercolor paper dry for hours, maybe overnight, before stamping Happy Birthday with Whisper Exclusive Inks™. The stars were cut using the Artistry cartridge. I hope you find something about my cards that is pleasing to your eye.

Before you head to ***Priscilla's Paperie by Priscilla Gotham***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below. All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

I love to hear what people think of my crafts, so if you have a moment I would be delighted if you leave a comment. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Priscilla's Paperie by Priscilla Gotham***. I hope you are finding much inspiration on the hop. Thank you for visiting today.


  1. Love your cards. Great idea to make the greeting two toned and I love the watercolor panel.

  2. Great cards! I really like them both.

  3. Both are great cards! I love the way you used the hounds-tooth then stamped over it to give a different look.

  4. Wow, your flower card goes so well with your garden background, very inspiring! I like both cards,

  5. Love the water colors on second card. Great job!

  6. like your use of the leftover watercolor paper

  7. I love how you used the watercolours!

  8. The soft colors on your watercolor piece is stunning!

  9. Beautiful Cards. The watercolour is so stunning.


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