August SOTM Blog Hop

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Here we are again.  It’s time for another Stamp-of-the-Month blog hop.  And what a wonderful stamp set it is!
If you came from Carol’s blog, you’re on the right track.  If my blog is your starting point, just keep clicking until you get back here.  I’m sure you’re going to get to see some stunning artwork!
Something Splendid is a lovely set with gorgeous big flowers, perfect for base and shade stamping, although I didn’t use it for that, and other flowers and sentiments to compliment them.  Here are the images in the set:

There’s even a little dot to fill in that cute little flower!  I chose to do a layout and as I was going through my printed photos in an effort to catch up on some scrapbooking, I came across these photos of my daughter sitting on her potty.  The flowers on her sweater are a very close match to the ones in the stamp set.  Perfect!  I chose to follow a pattern, called Back Stage, from Jeanette Lynton’s new book, Magic.  No, it’s not available to customers yet, unfortunately you’ll have to wait until September.

I used one of the big flowers, one leaf, and the small flower to random stamp the Outdoor Denim cardstock on the background.  I used the large middle for the centre of the Big Pinks flower on the left page.  I also used the small flower for the other Big Pinks flower middles and to disguise the white spaces on the title.  The sentiment on the top of the right page also comes from the set.  The date on the left page is from Notice the Details.  I used White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, and Indian Corn Blue cardstock and inks, and patterned paper from two different kits: a strip of Indian Corn Blue from Sweet Home and the striped Crystal Blue from Twitterpated. The title is stamped using the Friendship Large alphabet. The flourishes on the left are rub-ons. Most of the papers are edge distressed by sponging with Desert Sand ink. Here are some detail photos:

This last photo shows what makes this page interactive, which is what Jeanette’s book is all about.  The top circle is attached with a brad and swings to the side to reveal the journaling.  Once I get it in a Memory Protector, I’ll put that top piece on top of the protector and put the brad all the way through the protector and the page, making it truly interactive.  It’ll be in my gathering album very soon, so if you want to see it in person, book a gathering with me! Want the stamp set?  Call or email me today to find out how you can purchase it or even get it for free.
Okay, I’m done babbling.  Now it’s time for you to hop on over to Jenifer Brenner.  Her card is beautiful.
Happy Creating!

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    Jen Rubio

    Too adorable! Cute photos, tone-on-tone stamping, rub-ons, paper flowers, fun hidden journaling – this layout has it all and is just perfect! THANKS so much for inspiring me!!

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    Haley D.

    What a cutie-patootie! Your layout is wonderful. I love all the little touches. It really makes it special.

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    Okay…now I want the book you are referrinf to!!! The layout is adorable ~ we all can relate to potty training! Thanks for sharing!