Sunday, March 1, 2015

Choose Happy Worldwide SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring March's SOTM, which is Choose Happy, a set of  14 stamps.

If you have come here from Jilena'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.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have approximately 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This 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!

When I first saw this stamp I could see the potential for some flowery cards and layouts, but I knew that to justify a stamp set purchase in my boys only household it needed to work in masculine situations. I knew that the titles would be great, and the woodgrain frame was also a masculine element.

I created this layout to show the silliness of my two boys- I love them very much but getting them to pose together for a photo is a bit of a mission!  The layout was cut using the Friendship layout on page 78 of the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. I changed the placement a little, but kept true to sizes and layout design. 

I used the woodgrain frames to frame the 2x2 photos of my boys. I cut the scallop frame on the Cricut, then stamped the SOTM frame and fussy cut to place over the photos.

One of the swirls from the SOTM was used under the title. I love how it looks like a hand-drawn doodle!

I also used the "this day" stamp as I feel it makes a perfect scrapbook sentiment. I paired it with the mini calendar stamp.

I plan to add some personal journalling to this, as my boys can be goofballs when they are together and one of them is usually pulling a face, but when I get a nice photo of the two of them I treasure it.

Now "Hop" on over to Pam'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, the March SOTM is only available until 31st March!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

If you would like to see a card I have created using this SOTM, please click here.

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: Barn RedCashmere, Indian Corn Blue, New England Ivy
Cricut: Artbooking
Embellishments: Blue Shimmer Trim, Proplayer Assortment
Ink: Cocoa, New England Ivy
Stamp sets: Choose Happy, Mini Calendar


  1. Love your layout. great use of the frames and doodles.

  2. What a fun layout. Love how you detailed the negative strip with the frames from the stamp of the month.

  3. Love this layout....very good use of the frames.

  4. Cute! A lot of work went into this layout. TFS!

  5. Great take of this stamp set. Would have never thought it could be manly

  6. Nice job cutting out the frames...

  7. Great layout Lauren! Love how you've used this stamp set :)

  8. Great layout - love how you used the curly border.

  9. What a great layout! I do love the "doodling" effect!

  10. Fantastic layout! I love how you used the woodgrain frame to create a photo/film strip look.


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