Sunday, September 6, 2015

National Stamping Month (Hello Life) Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month (Hello Life) Blog Hop.  

September is National Stamping Month, and this year Close To My Heart has something to help every kind of papercrafter say a big “hello” to life! Available only during the month of September, these exclusive C-size My Acrylix® Hello, Life! stamp sets can be purchased for $13.95 USD / $16.50 CAD each! Or, for an even better deal, you can purchase all three for only $34.95 USD / 41.50 CAD—a savings of $6.90 USD / $8 CAD! 

Each stamp set is designed to fit with a specific type of papercrafting, whether that’s scrapbooking, cardmaking, or pocket scrapbooking. However, all the stamp sets coordinate with each other and can be used together to create dynamic artwork. These stamp sets also coordinate with shapes from the new Cricut® Artistry collection to help expand your artwork options even further. Remember, these stamp sets are available for one month only, so get your orders in for one stamp set—or all three—before these gorgeous stamps disappear! Make certain to follow Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram, and Facebook page for artwork inspiration featuring these lively stamp sets all month long. You can post your own artwork to your social media channels using the hashtag #ctmhHelloLife.

If  you have come from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track. 

Here are some cards I made with the sets.

This first card I literally copied Aaron Booth's layout fun watercolor technique (I loved it so much) to create a card.

Here is my version of her technique.

This next card I put watercolor on my non-stick mat and then placed the paper down in it.  

These sets are very versatile and can be used in any type of project not just the ones they are created for.  You will most likely want them ALL!!!  

Now hop on over to Michele Rowley's Blog to see her amazing artwork.


  1. These are really cool! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love the camera and present cards!! What a great idea!

  3. Love your camera card. I am going to have to try this technique.

  4. Very fun watercolor technique! I need a Bday card, I'm going to have to try this, I like yours with the presents!

  5. Such a fun technique, how beautiful and eye-catching!

  6. Fun way to "roughly" watercolor the images! Those cards are fun!

  7. Love the card with the cameras, the colors are fantastic. Love the water color paints.

  8. Nice selection of cards. So bright and fun!

  9. I love all of the techniques you used !