Thursday, April 30, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - May: Just Sayin'

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month’s set is Just Sayin’, a set of 14 stamps.

If you have come here from {Krista Hershberger’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 65 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Off we go!

My swap group actually creates a month ahead so that we’re all set when the first of the month comes. Sometimes this leaves us with a gap, as does the timing of the release of new catalogs. That being said, our assignment for May was to use the Stamp of the Month, of course, but each participant was allowed to use a paper pack of their choice. As we had used a more Halloween-themed stamp set with Wanderful the first time, I wanted to use it again so that I could use different patterns.

Two other things happened for me in April: 1) my son was on spring break the first week, which is also when one of my very good friends got married in Las Vegas, and he and I were both in the wedding, and 2) my swap assignment was a 12x12 layout. Using Wanderful just made that much more sense!

I chose pattern #11 from Make It from Your Heart Volume 1. I liked it because I could feature a little bit of several patterns from the paper pack, as well as a large piece of my favorite pattern. I also thought that because this layout features several small photos, it would be perfect for featuring highlights of the first day of our trip.

As for the stamp set, I chose images that I thought went with the travel theme. I stamped them in different colors and cut them out by hand, then I attached them with Thin Foam Tape. 

I only did the right-hand page for the swap, but as I couldn’t wait to actually make mine into a complete 2-page layout, I did just that. I used the Artbooking cartridge to make the “Las Vegas” title and modified it in Cricut Craft Room so I could weld the letters together. “Viva” was cut from Artiste.

The small photos are popped up with Thin Foam Tape. I wrapped the large photo with some of the Extra Thick Twine, so it’s popped up with regular foam tape. 

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:
S1505 Just Sayin’ stamp set
X7191B Wanderul Paper Packet
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2642 Flaxen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2190 Gypsy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2196 Smoothie Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z534 Micro-tip Scissors
Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Cricut Craft Room

Now “Hop” on over to {Lucy Kelleher’s blog} to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s site to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through May 31st. Click here to order yours today!


Krista Hershberger said...

Beautiful Vicki! ;)

Perfect creation...the May SOTM sayings are perfect for scrapbooking!! Very nicely done! :)

PaigeDolecki said...

Sweet! Love this paied up with travel paper!

Lela said...

Awesome, I love your pages! Definitely scraplifting this one, it's adorable

Anonymous said...

Love your layout. The stamps are perfect for travel pages!

Nikka Geers said...

Awesome layout.

Catherine Nowak said...

Fabulous layout! I love using the sayings for layouts.

Laurie in Louisiana said...

Love your LO!

Maureen said...

Awesome LO! Love the design!

Kathleen said...

I just love how this layout turned out!! You had me at the first glimpse of the layout!!

Judy Faye Garner said...

Love the layout

Lauren Moore said...

I really love the look of this layout!

Wendy Kessler said...

Awesome layout!!

Jean McNulty said...

Love your layout!!

centralNYscrapper said...

Beautiful layout!

Sheila Bennett said...

Great use of the stamp set for your page.