Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Home For The Holidays October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Home For The Holidays October 2014 Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop. We are so happy that you could join us. There are 73 bloggers participating this month and if you started at the beginning thank you so much for coming this far. If you just happened upon my blog post, clicking on the link to the next blog will take you the full circle. I know I get a lot of inspiration from this group and I hope that you do too.

You should have arrived here from ***Kathleen Androlewicz's blog Life Is Like a Bowl Of Stamps***. Please note that if you ever get lost along the way, a complete list of participants can be found at Melinda Everitt's If You Bling It.

The SOTM for October is this set of 7 stamps where 5 of them coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge.

As soon as I saw the "dreaming, believing, wishing" stamp I knew what I wanted to create.

I wish the background showed better in the above photo. I used the Ornament Cascade Square from Artbooking as a mask. Below is a close-up of one of the stamped images where you can better see the background.

I am very pleased with how my initial idea translated to stamping and paper since sometimes I am not that fortunate. Before you head off to the next stop, ***Carol-Anne Grenier's blog***, I would love to know what you think of my layout. Thanks for visiting today.

Close To My Heart Products Used:
Supplies not from Close To My Heart: Cricut® Design Space was used to hide contour, weld, slice and resize images, Cricut® Explore, Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold.


  1. I loved that you used this stamp set for a layout. That is my next project idea and your layout definitely gave me some inspiration!

  2. OMG this is so cute the way you did this layout!! Love it!!

  3. Love the random stamping on the ornaments! Great job:)

  4. This is great, I love the little details...great work.

  5. Very clever creation of the background with masking and spraying!!!

  6. Oh my goodness, this is so precious!!

  7. Such a cute layout. - newsletter subscriber Marian


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