Good morning! I mentioned in my post yesterday about receiving my CTMH order and was excited I got a chance to play with my new ink and the Stamp of the Month, S1303 Floral Happiness last night! I just LOVE the layering on this stamp set! It just really adds so much dimension and it makes the roses and leaves more realistic in my opinion! I used CTMH's Exclusive Ink in Buttercup and also Honey for the roses. For the leaves I used Topiary and Sweet Leaf. For the sentiment, I used Twilight. I can not say it enough, I LOVE these ink pads!!! I also used another of my new stamp sets, D1535 Bugs & Hugs for the little bee! I stamped it once on my card and then again on another piece of card stock. I cut the second one out and placed over the one on the front of my card. This way I didn't have to trim out his little antenna's! To color the bee I used the ink pad, Honey and a blending pen. I used stickles on the wing. I also forgot to mention, I went over the roses and the leaves with the StarDust pen! I love how the pen makes it all sparkly! Here is a side view of my card....
I'm still having lighting issues when I'm photographing my projects :( It really puzzles me because nothing has really changed and months ago I wasn't having these problems! Anyhoo, I talked my hubby into a Lowe's trip and we purchased a new light fixture, higher watt bulbs and poo it still didn't get any better! Hee hee it may also be the fact I don't know how to operate my camera (but I wouldn't EVER confess that one to him bahahahha). Maybe before long I'll have a break thru and figure it all out! Okay,enough about that lets move on to something EXCITING.....A GIVEAWAY!!!
I have been going on and on about how I LOVE our Exclusive Ink pads so now I want to give you a chance to try one out yourself! I have a brand new Exclusive ink pad in Topiary that one lucky person can win! That's not all!! I have something else I want to add to it! I have a extra (no longer available) January Stamp Of the Month, S1301 Happy Valentine. Valentine's Day may be over but this set can be used in so many other ways than just this one Holiday! It would be great for Anniversaries, Weddings, and also if you have a rose garden you like to Scrap Book! That's just a few ideas off the top of my head! So, now I guess your wondering how to win!! For every order that is placed on my CTMH website between now and Monday I will put your name in the hat and then draw a winner! Just a reminder, you can spend $50 and earn this month's Stamp of the Month for only $5 or you could just purchase it straight out for $17.95. If your not interested in this set be sure to browse over the online Idea Book (you can find a link in my menu bar) there is lots of great stamp sets! Don't forget also when your on my website to view the While Supplies Last. There are some great items there at HUGE savings!
Here is a picture of January's Stamp of the Month that is NO longer available and up for grabs!!
Here is a picture of the ink pad!
Also, don't forget about the March promotion, Jump for Joy!! If you would like to Host a online Gathering March is the month to do it!!! Hostesses earn more rewards in March when a Gathering reaches $250 or more in sales, the hostess jumps up to the next Hostess Rewards and Hostess Rewards Plus! How awesome is that!! Contact me to set yours up today!
Thanks for taking the time to visit with me today! I appreciate you ALL so much! Hugs, Leanne