You’re the Bomb – A Special SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the “You’re the Bomb” Blog Hop!  We are featuring Close to My Heart’s “You’re The Bomb” My Acrylix Stamp Set.  If you have come here from Donna Digby’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.

We are the consultants that bring you the monthly Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month Hop and this time we have 20 consultants bringing you fabulous ideas to use with “You’re the Bomb”.  This stamp set is a special stamp set for Operation Smile and $3.00 from each set sold will be donated to Operation Smile by Close to My Heart. Blog Hopping 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!

I LOVE this stamp set…I’ve used it for scrapbooking and card making!

I had two ideas running around in my head…my first card was inspired by this one I saw on Pinterest.

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I started by running the Kraft Cardstock through the Big Shot with the new Arrow Embossing Folder I then cut my circles and heart from the Retired Free to Be Me B & T (gotta use up this stash that’s out of control).  I then stamped the bomb and colored it in with Shinhan markers.  I used the thin foam tape to pop up both the heart and the sentiment.

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For my second card I wanted something completely different.  This is a small card just 3 X 4.75.  I started by stamping all of the words randomly in Whisper Ink on a 3 X 3 piece of White Daisy cardstock which I then layered onto a piece of Slate from the Basics Paper Fundamentals.  I had a scrap of Lagoon cardstock close at hand so I decided it would be my accent color (I think I want a wall this color),  I haven’t used the Cuddly Salutations Stamp set much, but thought the cute bird with the thanks bubble would be a fun addition.  I used thin 3D Foam Tape just under the bubble to get a little dimension.

DSCN1765For the inside I started by just stamping the sentiment, but it looked too plain so I cut a quick circle from the cricut and stamped YOU’RE in Slate Ink and placed a little flag under it cut from the last of my lagoon scrap.

You can also see some of my additional artwork here and here.

Now “Hop” on over to Gina Brandstetter’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, this stamp is only available through the end of March you can place your order for it here or contact your Close to My Heart Consultant.

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Time For Memories

It’s been a long time since I’ve worked on scrapbooks and I realized that I’m not going to catch up unless I dedicate some time to them so today I dedicated time for memories.

I’ve needed a cover page for Miss B’s album for ages…while she was missing her album sat in the closet untouched.  It was painful not knowing where she was and I certainly didn’t want to remember all the fun we had when we were together because it only made me miss her more.  I love each of my grandkids, but  Brooke and I have a special bond especially now that she lives with us full-time.

Her school picture matched the Hopscotch papers pretty well, so I decided that was the paper pack I’d start with.  I grabbed Volume 2 of the Make It From Your Heart how-to publication, chose my layout and went to work.

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Next I cut an overlay from the Artbooking collection from Glacier and backed it with a B&T from Hopscotch, then I sat back and looked…I didn’t like the one inch strip of circle B&T paper so I increased its size and although Miss B is pretty simple I gave it a bit of glitz with the gold shimmer trim (it doesn’t go all the way across the page – it ends just under the picture to conserve), added a few gold glitter gems and a badge button that matched the paper.

Now for a title…I thought about all the things I love about our girl…she’s sweet, sassy, creative, but most importantly LOVABLE and then I thought about the album – it’s Simply Brooke!  I thought the “You’re the Bomb” stamp set would work so I discussed the title with my DH and he reminded me that she is anything but simple.  I decided that I better start with just her name – which I cut from Artfully Sent (it’s not just for card making) I then looked at the other words in the stamp set and decided that they suited her just fine and then I was done.

If you’d like to catch up on your memory keeping join me for Time for Memories – 2 hours dedicated to scrapbooking one Saturday morning a month.

Thanks for stopping by!