Sunday, February 28, 2010

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

It's blog hop time again!  If you arrived here from Georgia Hauglid's blog, you are on the right path.  When you are ready to continue to the next blogger, you will find the link at the bottom of this post.
This month our Close To My Heart set is packed with 26 Sentiment stamps for Holidays and Special Occasions.  It also includes a scallop border and a set of brackets to frame those sentiments.  I am currently working on a baby album for my grandson who is due the end of March and this set worked great for the 1st Birthday layout in the album.  My plan is to do the entire album using the Caboodle paper packet ... love those papers!  Here's the layout ... I wish I had pictures to show off ... I mean share :).

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Supplies used: 
  • Caboodle Paper Packet
  • A Little Everything Stamp Set
  • Star & Balloon Stamp from Celebration Set
  • Make A Wish stamp from Feb. SOTM set
  • Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf Inks
  • Simple Alphabet Dimensional Elements (changed an "I" to a #1)
  • Crystal Blue Waxy Flax
  • Sunflower Brads
Template Used:
Jazzy Combination found on pages 38-39 of the Imagine book.

Technique Used:
Tissue inking - I stamped both the words Celebrate and birthday in Sweet Leaf, then inked a tissue with crystal blue and tapped it on the bottom half of the words to create the two different colors that were stamped.

Blog Hop Links
Time to hop over to Tammy Lea Pinchard's  blog to see what she has created for you.  If you have trouble with Tammy's link ...
Next on the Hop after Tammy is Traci Godbee

If you discover broken links or get lost while hopping, you should find the entire list of hoppers at  Helen Onulak's blog.  



  1. Brenda, your layouts are really awesome!

  2. As always - a design worth copying - great job!

  3. I love the layout. It's wonderful to see the stamp set used for something besides cards! I hope you know I will be scraplifting this. It will work great for one of the kids birthday pages.

  4. LOVE the random stamping!!!

  5. love it and already printed the photo- my son turns one in May!

  6. What a sweet layout! I love all the details.

  7. Love how you used the stamps to create a backgound!

  8. I wasn't in this hop but love hopping and looking. I just have to tell you that this is one of the most beautiful lay outs I have laid my eyes on! It's the first creation using Caboodle that I have liked.
    Awesome LO, little lady!!!