Wednesday, April 1, 2020

April Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - O-fish-ally Awesome


Glad you could join us today!  A blog hop is just one big loop of fun and creative ideas. So if you're joining me here, grab your beverage of choice, and sit back ready to be inspired by creative ideas for using this new Close To My Heart stamp of the month.  If you are coming here from
Darlys' blog you are on the right path.  At the end of this post you will see a link to Katy's blog for you to continue following the hop.  

The stamp of the month, O-fish-ally Awesomeis a set of 37 stamps that will be wonderful for designing cards or scrapbooks pages.  As you go through this hop, you'll see lots of creative and fun ideas for using this stamp set.  

O-fish-ally Awesome is available only through the month of April.  After seeing all the great ideas in this blog hop, you're going to want to add this to your stamp collection.  You can purchase this set for $18.95, or get it for only $5 with a qualifying order of $50 (US) through your Close To My Heart consultant or find it here  .

This is such a fun stamp set to play with!  For my project I made several cards.  I haven't been making too many shaker cards lately, so I was playing around with those.  I thought the "just keep swimming" phrase would be a good one to include in cards I will be sending to some friends during this time of social isolation.

I used papers from the Seas The Day Paper packIntense Black InkWatercolor paints, Waterbrush, and various Tri-Blend markers,  for all of the cards I'm sharing today.  For the shaker cards, I used the CTMH shaker window products .

Here's a closer look.

Here' a close-up of the inside.  You might be able to see the Liquid Glass that I 
used on the bubbles to make it look like water bubbles.

And on to the shaker cards

The brown "sand" is ripped Kraft paper with the sand stamp from this set.  
I put some 3-D foam tape to raise it a little and create some depth..

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Join me as we hop on to see the creative ideas using this stamp set on 
Katy Taylor's blog

Be sure to visit the other consultants who have joined in on this
 blog hop for lots of inspiration. If for some reason you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list of participating consultants on Melinda's blog to get back on track.


  1. Goodness! You've been busy creating awesome cards. I love all of them and I love what you did with the sand stamp and torn cardstock.

  2. WOW, I agree with Brenda. You have been very busy and I love all these cards. I love the port holes into the card. They are all so inspiring. Thanks for sharing them all with us.

  3. Great variety of cards, the blue one is my favorite!

  4. So many FUN, Adorable cards!! Beautiful job & you were very busy! :)

  5. So many terrific cards - love the one with the three circles at the bottom the best :)

  6. WOW! You made an entire collection of gems. Great work. Thank you for joining us this month for the SOTM Blog Hop. I can't wait to see what you create next!

    💙☕ Miss. Carrie

  7. Wow, all the cards are just fabulous. Such great designs. Can't decide on a fave though, they are all equally fantastic.

  8. Love ALL your cards but especially the one with the 3 windows at the bottom! That's different!

  9. What a great variety of cards! Love them all.

  10. Love these cards! Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  11. Love the torn craft paper sandy parts!

  12. All of your cards are incredible. I have got to make these into shaker cards. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Wow you have been busy! These are all so adorable.

  14. I love your shaker cards and am getting ready to make one of my own! Thanks for the fun inspiration!

  15. All of your cards are adorable!

  16. Love theses cards. How did you do the circles on the card with the 3 circles at the bottom? Did you use the thin-cuts?

    1. Thanks! You could use thin cuts, but I used a circle punch.

  17. Thanks, everyone, for your positive feedback on these cards. Even though it's putsy, this is a fun stamp set to work (play) with.


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