Tuesday, November 30, 2010

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month's stamp set is a super cute Valentine set that you can get for FREE with an order of $100 or more! If this is your first stop...get ready for a great ride! The hop is a circle, so you should end back here when you're finished. If you arrived here from Jenifer's blog, you're on the right path!

When we found out we were expecting a baby girl (yay!), I figured this set would be perfect for the first page of her scrapbook! This layout brought another first for me...in addition to being my first "girly" page, it was my first experience at stitching! It was so fun!

I used the December Stamp of the Month a few places on my layout...

 The "I Love You" stamp fit perfectly on the image I placed on the top of the layout.  It gave just a touch of color to the blush cardstock.
I used the larger heart stamp and stamped with crystal blue ink on blush paper.  I then cut out the heart and used foam tape to make the heart pop out from the page.

Around the small ultrasound picture, I used a portion of the heart border stamp from the Stamp of the Month set as my guide.  I stamped it in bamboo, so it was very light.  I then poked very small holes so I could stitch.  I wanted to make sure you still saw the heart shapes after the stitching was complete.   

Now, off to the next stop...Melissa Laverty's blog...for more creative artwork using the Stamp of the Month!  Make sure to leave a comment if you like what you see!  If you get lost along the hop, you can check out the whole list HERE. Have fun!! :)

8 comments:

Closet Stamper said...

Very nice layout. Congratulations.

Wendy K. said...

Very nice page and congrats!

Wendy Coffman said...

Love the little stitched border. Congratulations!

Jean M. said...

What a precious layout! Congratulations.

Haley D. said...

Congrats! I really like the stitching on the stamping.

Tammy said...

On the baby...congratulations! :)
On your layout...I especially love how you used the border stamp as a guide for the stitching. Nice job!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love the stitching!!!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful cover this will be! It always amazes me when people sew on their pages! BEAUTIFUL!!

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