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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- June: Ice Cream Dream

 Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

If you came from visiting Sarah Stone at Sarah Stone Creations, 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 S1506 Ice Cream Dream (pictured below).  This set is only available until June 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.

For today's layout, I used a sketch I found online.  I love using sketches as a starting point for my layouts.  Sometimes I follow them exactly, but most times, I add my own creative spin.  I tried really hard to follow this one as close as I could, but after struggling with those top three hanging embellishments, I gave up and switched to the banner.  I am proud of myself on this one -- I was able to use all but one of the stamps in this month's set.  I love that cute little puppy, but he just didn't fit this time.

 And now for my interpretation...

Several close-ups...
{Click on any one to enlarge the picture}

Supplies used:
*Ice Cream Dream stamp set (Stamp of the Month -- June 2015)
*Paper Fundamentals Adventure assortment
*Lagoon cardstock
*Pear cardstock
*Sunset cardstock
*White Daisy cardstock
*Lagoon Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Slate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Smoothie Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sunset Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Oceanside Sequins assortment
*Blending Pen (for coloring using my stamp pads)

*White Rockabye Thickers

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 Ice Cream Dream Blog Hop!   Next up on the hop is Lilian ForsythI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more Ice Cream Dream inspiration.

Until next time, happy crafting!


  1. Adorable layout - love the banners with the "scoops"

  2. I just LOVE seeing layouts on these hops...excellent job!

  3. What a fun layout! Those banners are adorable!

  4. Your layout is my favorite! I love the letters and your images on the cards and banners. Great colors, too!

  5. What a fabulous layout- those title stickers really pop off the page!

  6. Turned out great! Love your creative coloring....and title!

  7. That is soooo cute! Love how it all came together and it's "soft" but so appealing! Love it!

  8. Great layout! I love your title choice and how you used the treats as a banner.

  9. Absolutely adorable! And, I love that you left room for photos, too.


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