Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January's Stamp of the Month... "This Moment"

Welcome to the CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!
January 2015's Stamp of the Month is called.....
****This Moment****

With around 60 participants in this blog hop, you are sure to find lots of great inspiration to start the new year!.  It makes a circle, so if you are starting here just continue until you make your way back and you will have made it through them all. If you have already started and are coming from Kathleen Androlewicz's blog, "Bowl of Stamps", then you are on the right track.

To say it's been a while since I've posted would be an understatement.  I needed a little bit of a break from workshops, blog hops, blogging, etc.  I guess you could say that I needed a creative break. Thankfully, the break gave me what I needed and now I'm back! :) Lots of ideas rolling around in my head and I'll be announcing some of them over the next few weeks, so I hope you will check back from time to time.

In the meantime, I'd love to share with you one of the six layouts I've created over the past week or so (I so love winter break!).  The large circle image in the Stamp of the Month is what really drew my attention when I first saw this set in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book back in July.  Don't ask me why, but for some reason, I had imagined that the circles were separate, individual circles. So I was a little bummed when I received the stamp set and discovered that they were not individual circles, but rather one image. However, I did not let this stop me from getting what I wanted...INDIVIDUAL circles.  So I decided to alter the target image by cutting the circles apart.  I know...cutting stamps is considered sacrilege by some, but what can I say? I like living on the edge! LOL Besides it was EXACTLY what this layout needed.

 Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Papers: Heartstrings B&T, Lagoon CS, White Daisy CS
Stamps Used: This Moment SOTM
Inks: Slate, Lagoon
Emellishments: Heartstrings Complements, Heartstrings Assortment, Stuck on You Puffies
Other: Cricut Artiste, 3D Foam Tape, Microtip Scissors, Paper Trimmer (Fiskars),  ATG Adhesive (Scotch)

Here's a look at the entire stamp set...

Pick up your own Stamp of the Month for only $17.95 OR get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase!  Be sure to contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant to get yours.  If you don't already have a consultant, I'd love to be yours.  You can find details on the "Stamp of the Month" by clicking on the "Promotions" tab at the top of the page or purchase your SOTM here.  Of course, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you have time, take a moment or two to check out the rest of my blog.  If you enjoy your visit, then please consider "Following Me", signing up to receive blog updates, and/or leaving a comment (we all love comments...the nice ones anyway), then be sure to continue along on the hop by heading over to my fellow consultant, Adeline Brill's blog, and check out her project.

Happy hopping!


  1. You are correct! The circles were just perfect for your gorgeous layout!

  2. What a layout and I love the different angels on your pictures.

  3. You were very brave to cut the stamp but it has resulted in an absolutely wonderful layout!

  4. Such a beautiful layout.. I like your idea of cutting the circle stamp apart. What a great tip.

  5. This is gorgeous. Love the layout......great work.

  6. Love this layout! I like to cut my stamps, too, but this is amazing!!

  7. I like how you think! I am not a "valentine" person so I think cutting the circles would be good for me to do too! I so feel ya on the creative break...hoping I'll break out of mine soon too. Your layout is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Fantastic! LOVE LOVE that you cut the stamp!

  9. What a great layout and a fabulous idea to cut that stamp into separate circles...your courageous move resulted in a really wonderful result!

  10. Beautiful layout!! I admire that you cut up the circles!

  11. Fantastic layout!! I LOVE what you did with the circles and I give you major credit for being daring enough to cut these circles apart! Don't get me wrong, I've cut my stamps, but I don't think I have enough precision to cut these circles apart!! haha!! {PS: Glad to see you're back!!}

  12. Love your layout. I am a little nervous cutting stamps. I usually buy a duplicate if I am going to be that brave. :-)

  13. This is a lovely vibrant layout. So good to see something a bit different!


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