Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "This Moment" a set of 12 stamps. If you have come here from Chris'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. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have over 60 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! Here we go!
"Always and Forever"

This is two page scrapbook layout is a great way to showcase a special moment or occasion using Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month "This Moment"

Page One

Page Two
Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artbooking

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks 

Stamps: This Moment (S1501) and Take Note Cricut Bundle (Z1906 - Part of Artbooking Bundle)

CTMH Products Used:

  • White Daisy Card Stock (Z2163
  • Slate Card Stock (X5930
  • Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment (Pink Hearts) (Z2033)
  • Pixie Ink Pad (Z2644
  • Slate Ink Pad (Z2173)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Pixie Extra Thick Twine (Z3035)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679

Other Products: 
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Slate Colored Dots (Teresa Collins Urban Market Adhesive Enamel Dots and Shapes)
Assembly Guide:
  1. Base - (2) 12X12 White Daisy Card Stock.  Stamp arrow with feather image from the "This Moment" STOM using Pixie ink pad.  Make sure all the arrows are pointing the same direction to create the back ground paper.
  2. Borders - From the paper fundamentals whimsy assortment, trim (1) sheet of the mini heart patterned paper as follows (4) 1" X 12", (1) 5" X12" and (1) 3" X 12". Adhere the 1" X 12" to the edges of the 5" X 12" and 3" X12" pieces with the opposite side of the paper facing up.  Use a tape runner or liquid crystal to adhere the 5" X 12" to the center of the base page for page one and the 3" X 12" to the right side of page two.
  3. Title - The "Always and Fover" title was created on the Cricut Design Space using the Artbooking Cartridge and cut on Slate Card Stock.  Using Cricut Design Space, I added an altered version of the title that includes a base layer. If you have a Cricut Explore, you can access the project link on Design Space by following this link 
  4. Photo 1 - Cut 5 1/4" X 7 1/4" Slate Card Stock (photo mat) add 5" X 7" Photo for page one
  5. Photo 2 & 3 - Cut (2) 4 1/2" X 6 1/2" Slate Card Stock (photo mats) and add 4" X 6" photos for page two
  6. Accents -Using the "This Moment" stamp set, stamp the following images on White Daisy Card Stock using Slate Ink Pad: Target (circle shape was cut on cricut using artbooking cartridge), "Straight from the Heart" banner, "Remember This Moment" banner and fuzzy cut. Stamp the arrow using black ink pad and fuzzy cut. Stamp the "Love This" heart image (heart shape was cut on cricut using artbooking cartridge) and "Love Notes" using Pixie Ink Pad (add slate card stock base mat and Pixie Extra Thick Twine). Adhere to pages using 3D foam tape.
  7. Sentiment -  Cut the "My Favorite Photos" banners on Slate Card Stock using Cricut Artbooking.  I added an altered version of the sentiment that includes a base layer. If you have a Cricut Explore, you can access the project link on Design Space by following this link
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to Michele'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 January SOTM is only available until January 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!



  1. Fantastic layout! Your background stamping looks perfect.

  2. Oh My Goodness very nice layout - I LOVE your background stamping it looks fabulous

  3. Oh this is so pretty, what an amazing two page layout!

  4. Lots of stamping to create your background! Looks amazing!

  5. Stunning layout, love the color choices.

  6. What a terrific layout and a very clever background paper design. Great job!

  7. Both of these are awesome! Great work!

  8. These are fun layouts and use of the stamp set!

  9. Beautiful layout! The arrows are stamped perfectly, looks like a printed paper!

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  11. thanks for listing all the products used- AND how to do it!!
    Not everybody does that