Friday, March 1, 2019

CTMH This Happened SOTM Blog Hop - March 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 SOTM Blog Hop featuring the stamp set This Happened. This month there are just over 20 Consultants sharing projects they created with the CTMH Stamp Of The Month This Happened. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Snips, Snaps, and Scraps by Kathy Burrows***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I have to admit I struggled a bit with this stamp set. If you are a regular visitor of my blog you know I usually create cards. I flipped through some layout sketches and was not inspired. About 11:30 Wednesday night I finally got an idea, so I got up, grabbed some scrap paper and sketched my vision, wrote a few notes to help me remember the details and went back to bed. Last night I had dinner plans with my mom, niece and great-niece. Dinner out did not leave a lot of creative time, but I did take a photo for my layout during dinner and I was able to die cut the hearts and splatter my background before bed.

In case you were wondering how I splattered with the Shimmer Brushes...I opened a newspaper to protect my work surface, placed my White Daisy cardstock down then splattered To splatter I squeezed the barrel until I could see the nib was saturated (do this to the side so you do not accidentally put a big drop on your layout) and then I tapped the barrel of my brush against my other hand. I used a large heart I had cut awhile ago for a different project as a mask.

My lunch break gave me a chance to crop and print the photo and also gave me ideas for the page title. Using the heart outline from my mask, I added the die cut hearts to create another heart until I was pleased with the results even though I still need to finish the journaling. Despite how quickly I had to put this layout together, I hope you like it.

Before you head to ***Erin Jacobson's Crafty Concepts with Erin***, 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 Consultant website.

I love to hear what folks think about the items I create. If you have a few moments, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my page. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with This Happened — the March Stamp of the Month. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Erin Jacobson's Crafty Concepts with Erin***.


  1. So adorable Brenda! :) How clever, creating a wreath with those gorgeous stitched hearts! :)

  2. So Precious, love the splatter and all the hearts. Also, love the colors.

  3. Thanks for the tip on how to 'splatter'....looks great on your LO and LOVE the hearts outlining the heart for your darling picture...great LO!

  4. Oh wow, this turned out great!

  5. You sure pulled it all together! Love the layout!


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