Saturday, August 01, 2009

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop – It’s Your Day!

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring August's SOTM, which is It’s Your Day, a set of  stamps. If you have come here from Pam’s Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!


This month we have 64 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! So here we go!


I chose to create a birthday layout for my almost two year old! She will actually be turning two on Sunday, August 2nd. We will have her BIG birthday party the following weekend since I am at the Close To My Heart Leadership Conference in Long Beach, CA. I will be returning home late Sunday afternoon and we can have a little family party. I will add pictures and journaling shortly after and share the finished layout then.


Here are some close-ups of each page and some of the elements of the pages…


I paper pieced this birthday cake using the stamp set, then adhered it with foam squares and added some clear craft buttons and colonial white ricrac for embellishment.


For the title, I sponged some monogram chipboard letters with chocolate ink and adhered them with foam squares as well.


Here is the opposing page…


Each of the ‘PARTY’ elements were stamped and adhered with foam squares for more dimension.


I absolutely LOVE our scrapbook programs! I used a concept out of my Originals  Scrapbook Program called ‘Dynamic Design’ featured on pages 116-117. All I had to do was choose 3 complementing colors of ink and cardstock along with a neutral…I used colonial white here. This layout literally took me less than 1-1/2 hours to make beginning to end!

Thanks for hopping by…now "Hop" on over to Jennifer's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the August SOTM is only available until August 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
If you get lost on the hop or find links that aren't working, here is a complete list of participating blogs:

Jena DeVries
Kristie Horness-Herdener
Carla Ironside
Deb Young
Alanna Moses
Paige Dolecki
Wendy Kessler
Heather Painchaud
Helen Onulak
Barbra Otten
Haley Dyer
Nona Davenport
Michelle Robinson
Cindy Leek
Melissa Laverty
Katy Donaldson
Amy McVey
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Leslie Markland
Judy Burger
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Tracy Oleksak
Karen Norman
Chris Shouse
Cibele Glazer
Debra Van Patten
Terrie Dodd
Jamia Bankhead
Anne Beck
Jennifer Patrick
Laurie Levnik
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Dawn Ross
Dawn Slipcevic
Barbara Harris
Carol Taggio
Jill Lucas
Chris Green
Nancy Ball
Dawn Heuft
Kelly Triggs
Beth Naumann
Antoinette Herrin
Jessica Booth
Jen Rubio
Misty Jackson
Adeline E. Brill
Lori Leng
Pam Klassen
Pamela OConnor
Jennifer Royal
Caren Goldsein
Shannon Pelletier
Sherry Thompson
Maricar Harris
Traci Godbee
Laura Dame
Miranda Kurz
Leisa Hubley
Julia Menssen
Jan Moxey
Jody Gustafson

Again, thanks for stopping by!  God bless,



  1. Pamela, those are great pages. Love the background.

  2. great layout design.

  3. How pretty! I've got some birthday pictures that need to get scrapped, and now I'm inspired. Thanks!

  4. I love these layouts, you did such a great job.

  5. What a great layout!

  6. These pages are beautiful!! Love your color combo!

  7. Love the colors on the pages- very cute!

  8. SUPER FAB, as always!!! My "party" stamp wasn't etched all the way thru so I wouldn't be able to this but I'm hoping to get a new one and this will be one of the first layouts I do ('cause I need a "turning two" layout as well :0)

  9. Love the LOs. Like you, I like our scrapbooking programs too.

  10. LOVE THIS! Thanks for the inspiration... I think this is the art that makes me need this stamps set. =)

  11. Awesome layouts, they are gorgeous!!

  12. Awesome layouts, they are gorgeous!!

  13. So cute - love how you used this set on a layout - and I love your color choices! I hope she had a fun birthday! Thanks for hopping with us!

  14. Very cute! Happy Birthday to the little one!


Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a blessed day! Pamela