Saturday, December 31, 2011

January 2012 CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!

Happy 2012 …

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The O’Connor Family

Welcome to the Close To My Heart Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



This month we are featuring the January SOTM from the 2011 Autumn/Winter Idea Book, which is S1201 Little Reminder, a set of 25 My Acrylix Stamps! If you have come here from LeAnne’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

This month we have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To join in the fun just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!


It’s been quite a while since I created AND completed a scrapbook layout, so that is what I have to share with you this round. I created my Christmas cards this year using the oh-so fabulous Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge and I had a few leftover cut-outs that I decided to use to create this layout…


I used a retired CTMH Creative Basics Kit called Mistletoe to create this layout. My goal this new year is to use up A LOT of what I already have…so this was my 1st creation towards my new goal.


To create the cut-out shape above, I cut the Cranberry B&T Duo using the shape featured on page 53 of the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge booklet <Square 4> at 11-1/4”. The inside shape & photo were cut using the same shape at 11”.


All the Cranberry & New England Ivy B&T Duos on the page above were cut using the same shape on the first page at 3-3/4”. The inside shape and photos were cut at 3-1/2”.


I used the January Stamp of the Month as part of my title to include the date of the photos. I did a little masking to get the shading on the ‘Dec’. I stamped the image onto typing paper and cut out the ‘Dec’ and then layered the mask onto the piece above and sponged Garden Green ink to highlight ‘Dec’.


I also used the ‘Let’s Celebrate’ stamp as part of my title above.


I debated with whether to leave more of the smaller cut-outs for journaling and then finally decided I’d use little flags that I cut using the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I included our family name and labeled a few of the kids photos with their names on the opposite page.


The center piece of the second layout used pieces I had leftover from my Christmas cards…which inspired the entire layout! The sentiment comes from D1492 My Acrylix Christmas Love stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by!

Now "Hop" on over to Traci’s Blog to see her fabulous works of art! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas using this month’s stamp of the month!

To purchase your January Stamp of the Month and other CTMH products like the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection…

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,



  1. What a beautiful layout. LOVE the shapes and how you used the stamps.

  2. love the lo. great job.

  3. Adorable layout!! I love how you used the AP cartridge!!

  4. Fantabulous! That's fantastic & fabulous all rolled up in one. I LOVE everything about it!

  5. The black & white pic look so good.

  6. Pamela, what a gorgeous layout you have created! Very unique and I love how you used black and white photo's for you layout. :)

  7. What a great layout! I love the shapes you used, and the black & white photos are genius. Happy 2012!

  8. Absolutely love your layout. I'm jealous you've already completed your Christmas scrapbook page. Beautiful!

  9. This is a beautiful layout!

  10. What an awesome layout!

  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! Love everything about it :) :)

  12. Great layout Pamela!!! Love the shapes you used to give the page added dimension and flair! :)

  13. Way Way Way too cute! Love what you did with all the photos - what a great job! Need a new book to come out with this layout in it!

  14. Gorgeous layout, Pamela!

  15. Great layout. Love the shapes. You have a beautiful family.

  16. Great layout, the pages look so nice and clean.

  17. Love those layouts, so cute! Nice job.

  18. LOVE the layout, Pam...such uniformity!!!


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