Monday, April 30, 2012

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

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

This month we are featuring the May SOTM from the NEW 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book, which is S1205 Friendship Bouquet…a set of 8 My Acrylix Stamps!


If you have come here from Doreen Guilfoyle’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 almost 60 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!


I met my challenge of creating another scrapbook layout for the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! I didn’t manage to get pictures on the layout yet because I’m planning to take pictures with my very dear friend and Pastor’s wife, Lori this upcoming Sunday. They have decided to retire and move back to their hometown to take care of elderly parents, so we will be hosting a farewell gathering & luncheon for them on Sunday. So, hopefully I’ll be able to share my layout with pictures, next week. Until then, here it is…


I had some fun incorporating the National Scrapbook Month special paper packet, Dotty for You, into this layout. The colors in the paper that I highlighted are Buttercup, Smoothie, Sunset & Sweet Leaf. I brought in a little hint of Chocolate as well.


I found this sweet poem, My Treasured Friend, that complimented the sentiments in the Stamp of the Month set and printed it directly onto the Sweet Leaf cardstock.


I took a very simple approach to coloring the sunflowers. I used sponge daubers and ink to color. All you have to do is gently swirl the inked sponge dauber onto the stamped image and add more color where needed to add depth…FSE {which stand for Faster, Simpler, Easier}!


Using the Cricut Craft Room, I was able to weld some shapes together from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge together to create the shape of the Sweet Leaf cardstock and the Colonial White cardstock shape on the right page.


I used the My Acrylix Urban Alphabet for the ‘SISTERS’ title. After I took the photo, I added right below it, ‘in Christ’. Once I have my pictures, I will add them to the layout along with a few leaves for the sunflowers on the right page and share them with you.


That’s it for now…I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Now "Hop" on over to Wendy Coffman'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!

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,



  1. Gorgeous layout Pamela! Totally love this!

    1. Thank you Carla for your sweet comment.

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    1. I appreciate your comment Susan!

  3. Lovely and I'm a sunflower girl!

    1. Thank you Mary for your sweet comment!

  4. Great layout Pamela. So sunny and bright!

    1. Annette, thanks so much for your comment!

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    1. Thank you Nancy for taking the time to comment. =)

  6. I love your layout!!!!!

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    1. I appreciate you, Elizabeth, leaving your sweet comment. =)

  8. Love your clustering of the sunflowers! Great layout, bright and cheery.

  9. Pamela, What a beautiful layout!! I especially love all the elements you created for this!!

  10. Very stunning and a real tribute to a truly treasured friend.

  11. Pamela, it's so nice to find another "Sister in Christ". I also like how you added that Treasured Friend poem into your layout.


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