Sunday, September 14, 2014

#30yearsofhappy - September 14

Yes! We're still in the Outer Banks of North Carolina -- a purely luxurious 2-week vacation. 

Much as I would love to lay in the hammock under the deck of our rented home, or swim in the surf all day, or craft!, there's so much to see and do in the Outer Banks, especially if you love lighthouses.

This one (top left) is the Bodie Island Lighthouse, quite a drive for us. We're much closer to the Currituck Lighthouse (at right) in the northern part of the Outer Banks. There's also the Cape Hatteras lighthouse to visit, which is on the agenda for this week.

So back in the crafting "real world", it's my turn again to show you what I have made using one of the 30 mini-stamps in the set called "#30yearsofhappy" from Close To My Heart.

Today, I used the COOL stamp in the middle of the set:

I stamped this image multiple times on CTMH Colonial White scrap cardstock, using CTMH Exclusive Inks in Thistle, Glacier, Pear, Sorbet, Honey and Outdoor Denim. I then punched each image out, using a 3/4" punch.

Next, I took one of CTMH's pre-made White Daisy A2 cards, and masked it using a piece of blue painter's tape, about 1" up from the bottom, placing it horizontally so that my sentiment (Hooray -- a CTMH stamp!) would stand out.  I then repeatedly stamped the card with the fireworks stamp from the June 2014 Stamp of the Month (S1406).  I stamped the sentiment using Outdoor Denim Ink. I popped up the word "cool" into the center of each of the fireworks.

I hope you have been enjoying the projects that I and my fellow CTMH Independent Consultants (Julia Hammond and Rebecca Brown) have brought to you this month on our respective blogs.  Missed any ideas?  Scroll back through the month here, and you'll see just how versatile this stamp set is with its 30 mini icons.
Here's how to get your own #30yearsofhappy stamp set:
*To qualify for the free #30yearsofhappy stamp set shown here, just spend $30 on any current retail-priced stamps during the month of September and the set will be sent with your order automatically!
You can see all of Close To My Heart's beautiful and practical stamp sets in the Annual Inspirations Book that was released this summer.  To get your copy, simply click on this link and order it directly from Close To My Heart. In a hurry and don't need a hard copy in your hands?  The entire Inspirations Book is available online. Just click HERE.

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P.S:  I am participating in this #30yearsofhappy challenge with two other wonderful CTMH Independent Consultants, Rebecca Brown and Julia Clendenen Hammond. If you are one of either of these gal's customers, please place your orders on her website by clicking either name highlighted above -- she has earned your business!

DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,

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