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Thursday, April 30, 2015

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

 Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Tamytha Jenkins at Paper Heartist, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1505 Just Sayin' (pictured below).  This set is only available until May 31st and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.

Today's layout was quite out of the norm for me.  I haven't gotten into today's trend of single page layouts with only 1 or 2 pictures.  But when I saw this month's stamp set, I remembered a layout I saw last year when CTMH released a similar stamp set of word bubbles, and I thought I'd give it a try.  I struggled with the layout some, but in the end, I think it will be perfect for a fun everyday picture of my little guy!

Did you notice the fun DIY embellishment I used on this layout??  Take another quick look at the flair in the upper left corner of the picture and near the title.  That's right... I made that flair myself!  Recently, I saw an awesome tutorial online showing how to DIY your own flair.  It's so easy!  A total "DUH!" moment -- you know, one of those "Why didn't I think of that myself?" moments.

All you do is simply punch a 1" circle and apply a 1" clear epoxy dome sticker to the top (these are the stickers used to finish off DIY bottlecap embellishments).  You can use any patterned paper, solid paper, stamp image, etc.  So for the ones I created for today's layout, I stamped the circle and square images from the Just Sayin' set and punched them out with a 1" inch circle punch.  How cute and simple is that?!?

Supplies used:
*Blossom Paper Packet
*Just Sayin' Stamp Set (only available through May 31st, 2015)
*Hopscotch WOTG stamp set (now retired)
*White Daisy cardstock
*Sunset cardstock
*Sunset Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
*Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
*Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
*Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
*Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
*Coral Reef Sequins Assortment
*Oceanside Sequins Assortment
*White Shimmer Trim
*Boardwalk Washi Tape Pack
*Artbooking Cricut Collection
*1" Circle Punch
*Clear Epoxy Dome Stickers (non-CTMH)

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at JD Designs and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Just Sayin' Blog Hop!   Next up on the hop is Michelle BattitoriI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more Just Sayin' inspiration.

Until next time, happy crafting!


  1. Very cute layout! I like how some of the SOTM push us to play with styles outside our zone. You did a great job with this one!

  2. I'm not a single photo per page scrapper either and I think you did FABULOUS playing with this idea. I'm definitely off to scraplift this as I know just the photo I want to use this with. I'm lovin' these stamps with all the page ideas on the hop

  3. I love what you did layering all the words along the side of the photo well.

  4. Such a beautiful layout!! I love how you incorporated all the sayings!!

  5. Wow, I love the create your own flair idea!

  6. This is such a pretty layout. I love your 'flair' idea.


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